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Spy Shots

That bikini top is ready for a summer debut

The upcoming Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder has been spied testing on the Nürburgring. The last time we posted spy shots of the Spyder was in January, a cold time of the year to flaunt its new bikini top above the shapely engine cover. This time around, the Spyder's lapping the famous German race track, looking very production ready.

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They'll facilitate long-distance travel for Mission E

When we talked with folks at Porsche about introducing the Mission E here in the U.S., they acknowledged that charging infrastructure was a challenge the company must face head-on. "We have to work on our charging infrastructure [across] the nation, so that range anxiety — despite the fact that we have a bigger range than 300 miles — is not a barrier," Porsche Cars North America President and CEO Klaus Zellmer told us. Now we know a little more about that plan, as Zellmer told Automo

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Your car can be its own valet

Last year, we brought you news of an automated valet parking system that would allow visitors to the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart to have their cars drop them off and then go park itself autonomously. Now, one of Daimler's German rivals plans to offer similar capabilities. Volkswagen Group, which includes Porsche and Audi, is currently testing autonomous parking at the Hamburg Airport, with plans to put the technology into consumer vehicles beginning in 2020.

Herbert Diess named CEO in company restructuring

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Here's a rundown of the key players and issues Volkswagen faces

Volkswagen directors will meet on Thursday to discuss a far-reaching shake-up of its structure and leadership, in a test of unity for the car and truck maker's often divided management, labor chiefs and other stakeholders.

Spy Shots

The last Speedster was based on the 911 GTS Cabriolet

The last Porsche 911 Speedster capped off the old 997-generation 911. It was basically a convertible Carrera GTS with a slight humpback and a number of performance and styling changes. A new Speedster has been rumored to be in the works for a while. These new spy photos show that Porsche is indeed working on a new drop-top 911, and it looks far more GT3 than GTS.

Motorsports

Look for record attempts at the Nurburgring and Laguna Seca, too

Race cars, no matter what level or series, are always limited by rules and regulations. Some are highly restrictive while others offer a lot of freedom within defined parameters. At the end of the day there are always compromises. After the 2017 season, Porsche pulled out of the LMP1 WEC prototype class. Still, the team wasn't quite finished with the car. This year, Porsche plans to lap an unrestricted version of the LMP1 car, the 919 Hybrid Evo, at various tracks around the world. It all starte

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Customers don't want it, so Porsche won't build it

Andreas Preuninger, the head of Porsche's GT division, owns a 2012 Ram 1500 long-box. He mostly uses it to haul his motorcycles. It apparently won't fit in his parking spot at work. It's a far cry from the lightweight, track-focused 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS that was revealed this month at the Geneva Motor Show, though both vehicles were built for a specific purpose.

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Some of them are more believable than others

April 1 is the wonderful day when PR departments really push themselves to top the zany jokes they came up with the previous year. And it's not just fast-food chains competing with each other, or breweries announcing they have released stuff like a fermented herring flavored beer: carmakers' media teams rarely miss out on the opportunity to play a little joke on their audience. Here are a few of our favorites from this year.

Opinion

U.S. manual fans helped convince Porsche to stick with the stick

The knowledge that smoothly riding that wave into third gear and beyond is going to require skill, timing and a degree of expertise beyond a fingertip on a paddle is the reward I want from a car such as the GT3.

Quick Spin

The hot rod wagon, German style

We all love fast wagons. Their combination of practicality and performance scratches an itch for most of us here at Autoblog. What other vehicle on the market can carry a family of four along with all their luggage and still hit 60 mph in fewer than four seconds and a top speed close to 200 mph? These are supercars wrapped in a family-friendly package.

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$18,000, plus another $13,000 if you want the lightweight wheels

The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS made its debut just a few weeks ago at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It's faster and more powerful than ever before thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber and a 520-horsepower 4.0-liter flat-six screamer mounted out back. For the 2018 New York Auto Show, Porsche's GT division is rolling out the GT3 RS Weissach Package, an $18,000 carbon-fiber weight-loss program.

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It promises electric-only range on par with the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche has released a new video highlighting its work testing a new generation of plug-in hybrid Cayenne crossovers that it says is due on the market soon. While details about the new PHEV are scarce, Porsche says the Cayenne E-Hybrid will have more range than the preceding model and be comparable to the Panamera, its other line of plug-in hybrids.

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Photos of the museum's celebration of the brand, from 1939 to today

There may be no hotter marque than Porsche at the moment, with classic models skyrocketing in price and new models in higher demand than ever. So it was no surprise when the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles announced its newest exhibition would highlight the Stuttgart automaker. The museum has done a stellar job of gathering vehicles for new exhibits since its remodel two years ago, the "Seeing Red: 70 Years of Ferrari" display coming quickly to mind.

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But because it's a Porsche, it'll be a 'flying sports car'

Porsche global sales chief Detlev von Platen reveals the Stuttgart carmaker is working on a "flying sports car."

Recap

RUF and AMG both tug on our heartstrings

Our favorite from Geneva joins your favorite from Geneva. Plus, we look at a pair of potential mail trucks.

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That would be something north of 700 horsepower

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume says the coming 911 plug-in hybrid will be "the most power 911 we've ever had."

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Best In Show: Recapping the top debuts from Geneva

We choose the best new vehicle debuts from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Our best-in-show Editors' Picks include hot luxury sedans, SUVs, and sportscars.

Followup

Porsche answered crossover craze even while EVs were still in development

"We are big believers that pure electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids can be real Porsche cars like those with an internal-combustion engine."

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It's all proudly wrapped in a Porsche 911 shape.

510 horsepower in a carbon body.

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Think of this as a lifted wagon.

Based on the Porsche Mission E sedan.