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The Legendary Porsche 911, Remastered

It made a huge impression on me

ROB DICKINSON, 49, recalls the first time he saw a Porsche 911. His family was motoring up the highway toward Béziers, during their annual vacation in France’s Languedoc region, when his father, something of a car buff, told Rob and his brother to look out the back window. “There’s a car approaching,” he said. “That’s called a Porsche 911.”

Five-year-old Rob leaped up on the back seat and gazed at the metallic green Targa screaming up the inside lane. “It made a huge impression on me,” Dickinson says, “the sense that the 911 has two characters, this bright, smiley, happy fat front face and this angry rear end which goes hand in hand with the raspy sound of the thing.”

That madeleine moment, an anthropomorphic first glimpse of the 911 as a living, breathing animal, triggered a lifetime spent adoring, owning and dreaming about the car. Every childhood birthday he asked his father, a [...]

Porsche May Expand With New Electric Car to Challenge Tesla

Can Porsche Overtake Tesla in the Clean Car Race?

porsche911targaPorsche AG may expand its growing lineup with a battery-powered vehicle to cater to demand for cleaner luxury vehicles and counter the rise of Tesla Motors Inc.

“Tesla has built an exceptional car,” Porsche chief Matthias Mueller said Friday at the brand’s annual press conference in Stuttgart, Germany. “They have a very pragmatic approach and set the standard, where we have to follow up now.”

The Volkswagen AG unit plans to roll out its seventh model line by 2020, but has yet to make a final decision on the car’s form. Porsche previously said it might expand the Panamera coupe line with a smaller version or a more spacious shooting brake variant. Porsche has also been considering a sports car between the 911, which costs $151,100 for the Turbo version, and the $845,000 918 Spyder [...]

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