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AAA Study Finds that Repairs Cost Significantly More for Vehicles Equipped with Driver Assist Systems

AAA Study Finds that Repairs Cost Significantly More for Vehicles Equipped with Driver Assist Systems

While advanced driver assist systems are designed to make driving safer, the cost for repairing a vehicle equipped with these systems can be quite expensive

Contemporary vehicles come equipped with a wide assortment of advanced driver assistance systems that make on-road navigation a lot safer for many motorists. However, these systems do present a drawback that many drivers may not consider: the cost to repair them. Indeed, a new study from AAA found that repairing a vehicle equipped with driver […]

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Porsche Sets Taycan Price at Around $75,000

Porsche Sets Taycan Price at Around $75,000

Porsche was one of the first sports car manufacturers to embrace the potential of hybrid power, and now the Germany company is officially launching its first-ever all-electric car, the Taycan. Based on comments by Porsche’s model line director, the sleek EV will be positioned between the Cayenne and the Panamera, which start at $65,700 and […]

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Porsche’s Electric Pit Stop Charges Your Car in 20 Minutes

Porsche’s Electric Pit Stop Charges Your Car in 20 Minutes

For the first time, we may finally have an all-electric car that doesn’t require inordinate amounts of charging time to go long distances. It’s what we’ve been expecting ever since electric cars have been around, and while it seemed Tesla had the measure of the competition with its Supercharger stations, Porsche has just come out […]

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Porsche 911 Speedster Concept Shown Off in Unreal Engine

Porsche 911 Speedster Concept Shown Off in Unreal Engine

Getting reflective surfaces to look right in video games has always been a challenge, but the Porsche 911 Speedster Concept that was just shown off in the Unreal Engine comes close to hitting all the right spots. During a demonstration yesterday at the SIGGRAPH tech conference, NVIDIA CEO Jenson Huang revealed a cinematic experience called […]

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Porsche Smashes All-Time Nordschleife Record with 919 Evo

Porsche Smashes All-Time Nordschleife Record with 919 Evo

On Friday, June 29, Porsche smashed the all-time Nürburgring Nordschleife record that had stood for 35 years and that many believed would never be touched. While at the wheel of a highly-modified Porsche 919 Hybrid, dubbed the 919 Hybrid Evo, two-time Le Mans winner and reigning WEC champion Timo Bernhard lapped the circuit in only […]

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Porsche Reports Record 2017 Sales and €6 Billion EV Investment

Porsche Reports Record 2017 Sales and €6 Billion EV Investment

Porsche has announced it set a new sales record for its 2017 financial year after delivering 246,375 vehicles, up 4% compared to the previous period. In fact, everything was on the up for the German luxury carmaker: revenue rose 5% to €23.5 billion, operating profit was up 7% to €4.1 billion, and even the number […]

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Texas Writers Deem Volvo XC60 an Award-Worthy SUV

Texas Writers Deem Volvo XC60 an Award-Worthy SUV

The title of 2018 SUV of Texas has been bestowed upon the all-new Volvo XC60 by members of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) at the TAWA Texas Truck Rodeo. At the two-day intensive Rodeo, 60 vehicles endured 1,400 test drives as well as the scrutiny of over 70 automotive writers. In addition to the […]

 Kurt Verlin

Book Review: ‘Porsche 70 Years: There Is No Substitute’

Book Review: ‘Porsche 70 Years: There Is No Substitute’

    Over the years, Porsche has come to be one of the most respected automobile brands in the world; not just for the beauty of its designs and the competitiveness of its cars on and off the track, but also for the quality of its craftsmanship and reliability of its engineering. The long, prestigious, […]

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2017 Porsche Cayenne Overview

2017 Porsche Cayenne Overview

With so many well-known vehicles in its lineup like the iconic 911 sports car, Panamera sedan, and Boxster convertible, it might come as a surprise that Porsche’s best-selling vehicle is actually the Cayenne midsize SUV. The 2017 Cayenne offers consumers the choice of six unique powertrains, each of which provides varying levels of performance and efficiency. In […]

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BMW Motorrad Has Its Own Graphic Novel

BMW Motorrad Has Its Own Graphic Novel

The BMW Motorrad lineup is pretty cool, and BMW just made it even more hip by releasing a graphic novel for their popular motorcycles. Panini Verlags GmbH, a German comic book publisher, partnered with BMW to create a story called Riders on the Storm, where the heroes ride BMW motorcycles in their fight for justice. Lucky […]

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Porsche Scheduled to Show 3 New Models at New York Auto Show

Porsche Scheduled to Show 3 New Models at New York Auto Show

Porsche enthusiasts will be happy to hear that the German automaker will bring three new vehicles to the upcoming New York International Auto Show. The three latest Porsche models that will be showcased in New York from March 25th to April 3rd are the fresh new 911 R, 718 Boxster, and the all-new four-cylinder base version […]

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Criminal Films Himself in Stolen Porsche, Crashes It, Then Police Post Video

Criminal Films Himself in Stolen Porsche, Crashes It, Then Police Post Video

There are many people around the world that love the idea of owning a Porsche Boxster, and for good reason. The 2016 Boxster features a 375-horsepower flat-six engine, and the machine can rocket from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.3 seconds. Unfortunately, there are just some people out there who are not very smart. […]

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Porsche Takes Top Overall Honors In J.D. Power APEAL Awards

Porsche Takes Top Overall Honors In J.D. Power APEAL Awards

Coming in first place just doesn’t get old for Porsche. For the 11th straight year, Porsche was rated highest among nameplates in the J.D. Power APEAL Awards. The APEAL awards are based on the results of surveys that consumers fill out after owning a new vehicle for 90 days. Consumers are asked questions regarding their satisfaction with their vehicle’s […]

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Jubilant Performance Cars Selected By Porsche India To Be Its Dealer In Mumbai

Jubilant Performance Cars Selected By Porsche India To Be Its Dealer In Mumbai

Jubilant Performance Cars  has recently been appointed as head of operations for Porsche Centre Mumbai, effective immediately. Jubilant Performance Cars is a subsidiary of Jubilant MotorWorks, which it is part of the Jubilant Bhartia Group. The Jubilant Bhartia Group is a very large Indian company that also does business in pharmaceuticals, oil, gas, oilfield consulting, plastics, and food […]

 Richard Bazzy

2015 Ford F-150 Wins AJAC’s 2015 Truck of the Year

2015 Ford F-150 Wins AJAC’s 2015 Truck of the Year

Ford’s all-new 2015 F-150 has earned nothing but praise since it launched at the end of 2014. Wait. Let me fix that. It’s earned nothing but praise and awards. From the New England Motor Press Association’s Yankee Cup for trucks to the Kelley Blue Book Truck Best Buy to the Truck Trend Pickup Truck of […]

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Which Cars Will Be at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show?

Which Cars Will Be at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show?

When navigating the 2015 Chicago Auto Show site, we had a bit of trouble finding a comprehensive list of cars outside of a drop-down menu or individual pages. To make things a little easier for all of us, we have compiled an at-a-glance list. This list will change as we receive more information, so be sure […]

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2014 Women’s World Car of the Year Awards Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2014 Women’s World Car of the Year Awards Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The 2014 Women’s World Car of the Year winners have been announced, with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class named Luxury Car of the Year, and the overall Car of the Year. It was a hard-fought journey for the S-Class, though, as this year’s voting produced the closest results in the five-year history of Women’s World Car of […]

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The Stig and Darth Vader Drive a Porsche 550 Spyder in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The Stig and Darth Vader Drive a Porsche 550 Spyder in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

While this article’s headline may sound like the result of a particularly spirited game of Mad Libs, we assure you that the Stig and Darth Vader really did drive a Porsche 550 Spyder on a snowy stretch of road in the Canadian city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The proof is contained in the 13-second video below: […]