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Porsche Design P’9981 gets black re-spray (keeps crazy price)

Porsche Design P’9981 gets black re-spray (keeps crazy price)

Porsche Design and RIM have resurrected the P'9981, the expensive love-it-or-hate-it smartphone that redresses BlackBerry 7 in an angular metal suit, this time in black. The new P'9981 Black has the same touchscreen and QWERTY combo as the silver version we reviewed back in February, as well as a 5-megapixel camera embedded in a leather-covered back, but Porsche Design claims the matte finish case is actually more in keeping with its racing car heritage than the original.

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Porsche unveils 2013 Cayman in LA

Porsche unveils 2013 Cayman in LA

Sports car maker Porsche was on hand at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show and took the opportunity to make the world premiere of the new 2013 Cayman. The 2013 Cayman represents the third-generation of the car and Porsche promises it's completely new. The 2013 model is lower, longer, lighter, and faster according to Porsche.

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Porsche 918 Spyder pricing leaks (even the rich moan)

Porsche 918 Spyder pricing leaks (even the rich moan)

I think we can all agree that no one expected the Porsche 918 Spyder supercar to be cheap, but did anyone expect it to be OMG WTF expensive? Pricing for the car had been rumored in the $600,000-$800,000 price range from the get-go, which already puts it out of the reach of us normal folk. Pricing has leaked in Europe that shows the car will be even more expensive than believed.

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Porsche unveils new Cayenne Turbo S

Porsche unveils new Cayenne Turbo S

I'll admit that when Porsche first announced that it was coming up with an SUV called the Cayenne, I was rather irritated that a sports car company was pandering to the SUV driving masses. Once the SUV hit the market and I saw that it was as quick as many sports cars I felt a little bit better about Porsche offering an SUV. Porsche has unveiled the new Cayenne Turbo S and this is one SUV I would really enjoy owning.

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S official for 2013

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S official for 2013

Porsche has taken the wraps off of its latest 911 iteration, the 911 Carrera 4 and 4S, new all-wheel drive performance versions of the iconic sportscar headed to showrooms in early 2013. The new 991-series cars will each be available in coupe or convertible versions, extending the range beyond the current rear-wheel drive models, with up to 400HP and a new 7-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox for those unhappy with the standard 7-speed manual.

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Porsche tuner Gemballa develops diamond paint for cars

Porsche tuner Gemballa develops diamond paint for cars

We've seen all sorts of incredibly expensive paint jobs on vehicles owned by celebrities, musicians, and the fabulously wealthy. I've seen cars covered in full chrome and cars covered in gold and other precious metals. A famous German Porsche tuner called Gemballa has come up with a new paint color that's certainly worthy of the company name. If you can afford this diamond paint, you're certainly a Gem-balla.

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Ferdinand Porsche passes to great racetrack in the sky

Ferdinand Porsche passes to great racetrack in the sky

It's with great sadness that I report the second well-known tech visionary's death today, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, otherwise known as one half of the family racing car business founder duo which also included his grandfather. Porsche's grandfather, also named Ferdinand, designed the original Volkswagen Beetle, while the duo started the Porsche business 20 years after that. The original Porsche 911, developed directly from drawings and models built by Porsche himself, was first shown to the world in September 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Early Porsche 918 Spyder prototype hits the track

Early Porsche 918 Spyder prototype hits the track

Porsche makes some of the most capable sports cars on the planet. Many of these cars will see nothing more challenging than a trip out of the garage on occasion, but some Porsche vehicles are destined hit the track. We got a glimpse at the Porsche 918 Spyder a while back, and it is one of the coolest green sports cars I've ever seen. Porsche decided that it was going to produce the vehicle and sell it to those with a bank account large enough to afford it.

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