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981 Boxster Spyder is out!

Mar 31, 2015 - 6:51 PM - by subshooter

Atlanta. Porsche is highlighting the 2015 convertible season by celebrating the world premiere of the new Boxster Spyder. This pure sports car will make its debut at the New York International Auto Show. The new top model of the Boxster range retains the unique and unmistakable character of the previous Spyder, which has already attained cult status. For example, the classic roadster top is still opened and closed by hand, and the Boxster Spyder is only available with a manual transmission, benefiting both weight savings and driver enjoyment.
Staying true to roadster DNA, the Boxster Spyder offers a traditional sports-car driving experience combined with truly exceptional performance. This includes a firm sport suspension with a 20-mm lower ride height, brakes taken from the 911 Carrera S, more direct steering, and a 3.8-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with an output of 375 hp, culminating in a... [Read More]
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NY Auto Show: Apple Acquires Porsche for 55.0B €

Mar 31, 2015 - 1:33 PM - by K-Man S
NEW YORK (March 31, 2015) - Tim Cook and Matthias Müller will take the stage in New York tomorrow to announce the acquisition of Porsche AG for approximately 55.0B€. Rumors of a forthcoming Apple Car may have been premature as it appears now that Apple will acquire all Porsche AG assets which include Porsche's soon to be released new hybrid electric Panamera sports sedan and Cayenne SUV. Preliminary indications are that all upcoming Porsche models will feature Apple's CarPlay system that can be operated via voice, touchscreen or physical controls. The first such vehicle will be the new just announced Porsche Panamera Edition Panamera. Hans-Gerd Bode briefly responded to initial press requests with the response that "Porsche will be integrating Apple technology and services while Apple will gain access to Porsche engineering and design to develop future transportation systems." Examples given include that Porsche Roadside... [Read More]
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5th Annual Planet-9 Bracket Challenge!

Mar 11, 2015 - 8:41 PM - by K-Man S
Madness Sets In! - We are pleased to announce our fifth annual NCAA basketball pool for Planet-9 members! It's been a long and cold winter in many parts of the world but now that March has arrived things are heating up, including the NCAA men's basketball tournament. What better way to have some fun among fellow Planet-9 members than by picking your own NCAA bracket and entering to win our annual basketball pool!

Cost? Like last year there is no cost to play, and up for grabs is some special Planet 9 and Cayman Club merchandise for those who do well with their picks! (More to be determined as we move forward as was the case last year - complete prize listing once I have everything from our sponsors)

Get started by clicking Here: Join Planet-9 NCAA Pool (password is cayman)

(Please Note... [Read More]
32 Replies | 1,664 Views

Cayman GT4 Geneva Auto Show Coverage 2015

Mar 02, 2015 - 10:31 PM - by K-Man S
Planet 9 has two reporters covering the Geneva auto show on March 3rd and 4th and we are going to be using this New topic thread to be bringing you the news and information from the show including photos from our reporters on site. I have set up a web gallery to put there photos in, you can find that here: Geneva Auto Show Photos from Planet 9 We will also have information from our reporters and members in attendance at the show throughout this topic thread. Please check back for updates as they occur as I'm currently behind and getting photos uploaded due to challenges in bandwidth and connectivity for our on site reporters. We will be having an interview with Porsche officials that we will video tape and provide here as well. Stay Tuned!

Previously this topic was about the GT4 unveiling video, that original post is here:
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Cayman GT4 Announced!

Feb 03, 2015 - 10:19 PM - by K-Man S
The benchmark in its class: the Porsche Cayman GT4

Stuttgart. The new member of the Porsche GT family is the Cayman GT4. This is the first time Porsche is introducing a GT sports car based on the Cayman which has components of the 911 GT3. A lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring positions the Cayman GT4 as the new benchmark at the top of its market segment. It also makes a clear statement that Porsche will continue to promote radical two-door sports cars in the future – sports cars that are developed at the Motorsport department in Weissach.

The engine, chassis, brakes and aerodynamic design of the Cayman GT4 are configured for maximum driving dynamics; yet the top model still retains the versatility and everyday utility that are typical of the two-seat Porsche coupe. It is powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six engine with 385 hp (283 kW), which is derived from the 911 Carrera S engine.... [Read More]
122 Replies | 10,371 Views

2006-2008 Cayman LED Spars/Guards New Year Special…$249 and FREE SHIPPING!

Feb 01, 2015 - 7:59 PM - by josephsdesimone
NEW YEAR SPECIAL…$249 and Free Shipping!

Order Now! This is the time to update your Cayman with the 2006-2008 Cayman LED Spars with Radiator Guards.

A step-by-step installation, complete with 40+ pictures and a narrative, performed by my first customer: http://www.planet-9.com/reviews/caym...or-guards.html

Video with me demonstrating an installation: Part 1, PCA Product Spotlight - See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5AMoqYDSuA

50 U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico: http://www.planet-9.com/classifieds....shipping-22603

Everywhere else (International): ... [Read More]
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Driving a Porsche in the Snow

Feb 28, 2015 - 5:36 PM - by rob76turbo
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Now if the driving in the snow statement includes a Cayenne or new Macan or even a four-wheel drive version of the Panamera or 911, then there is nothing to see here…please move along. But if it’s a two wheel drive Porsche and maybe an old enough vintage that traction control was just a gleam in some product planner’s eye, then read on. This could be fun…or not.

The first time I drove a Porsche in the snow happened back in 2009. The inaugural Porsche Club of America Maverick Region DE was about to run at the brand new Eagles Canyon Raceway. There was no way I was going to miss that. You see, the prior year I had snuck on the track while it was under construction in my race prepped Miata and run some hot laps with a friend in another Miata. That just gave us a taste that we wanted more.

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