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Porsche Launches Netflix-Style Monthly Subscription Service

Many, including notable industry personality Elon Musk,  have speculated that the future of the automotive industry would revolve around some type of subscription service. It seems that Porsche has decided to carry the proverbial torch of the future as they have started a monthly subscription service for its vehicles, which they will be testing in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The program, which begins at $2,000 a month plus a $500 initial fee, provides access to 11 vehicles from sports cars to SUVs, and is described as a “white-glove” service by Porsche. The service includes detailing, registration, maintenance, insurance, and vehicle tax. For a small additional fee of $1,000 bringing the total up to $3,000 per month if you’re keeping track, you can gain access to a further 6 vehicles such as the Cayenne E-hybrid.

Is this the way of the future? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Porsche Destroys Lamborghini- Sets New Nürburgring Lap Time Record

You didn’t really think that Porsche would stand by and let the Italians claim the record for lap time on the most infamous track in the world, one which just so happens to be German, did you? Of course not.

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Porsche has officially set a new lap record on the Ring, a blisteringly fast time of 6:47.3, beating Lamborghini’s Huracán Performante’s time of 6.52.01. It’s also noteworthy that Porsche just happened to also crush their own hypercars lap time, that of the 918 Spyder, of 6:57.0.

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Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Does this make you more of a Porsche fan? Or would you rather have the lambo?

Rude Porsche Dealer Proves Why You Should Never Judge a Book By Its Cover

In an article posted on Jalopnik, Tom McParland covers how a young man, Cody, was treated poorly recently while looking at a Porsche GT3RS ( Cody, by the way, could easily afford one) at a California Porsche dealership. The story was detailed on Cody’s Facebook page. While Tom was far too lenient about going after the dealership for it’s terrible customer service practices, it’s still a story that needs to be told.

Having been in the same exact situation before, I can totally relate to the man in the story. I’ve also had the exact opposite experience. In the end, it just helps narrow down where to spend your money.

Check out the story below and let us know your thoughts!

http://jalopnik.com/rude-porsche-dealer-story-proves-why-you-always-make-an-1797375660

 

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Porsche 911 GT2RS: The Most Powerful 911, Ever.

Porsche describes the new 911 GT2RS as ” A perfect vehicle that combines power, precision, agility, speed, and endurance with maximum performance. The same qualities that a parkour runner – a so-called traceur – also uses to move around.” and we couldn’t agree more.

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The new 911 GT2RS  is the most powerful 911 to ever come out of Germany with 700HP at its disposal. That power is enough to rocket the Porsche for 0-60mph in 2.8 flat, and if we know anything about Porsche’s amazing PDK system, it will do it consistently, time after time.

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The car makes a point to shed weight from its already extremely capable chassis. The engineers at Porsche utilized titanium, magnesium, and carbon fiber (oh my), to lower the weight of the car to a mere 3,240 pounds. If you want even more lightweight goodies, the Weissach package adds carbon anti-roll bars and magnesium wheels, cutting weight by another 66 pounds.

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How did Porsche manage to reach 700 horsepower in the famous flat-six? Well, they started by adding to large turbochargers alongside a water cooling system which sprays the cooling system to reduce air temperatures allowing increased boost levels.

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While the new GT2RS forgoes a manual option, it’s hard to see anyone being disappointed by this “unyielding”, as Porsche describes it, machine. What may hurt buyers is the approximate $300,000 price tag, but if you’re shopping at this price level, perhaps it’s not an issue.

Check out the video below.

What do you think of the new GT2RS? Did Porsche hit it out of the park? Let us know in the comments!

 

Video and Image Credit: Porsche