Official: Porsche Design marks 40 years of industrial art-making [w/video]

The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, has opened the doors on a new special exhibition that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Porsche Design Studio.

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2013 Porsche Cayman spotted in the wild

2013 Porsche Cayman caughtIt's no secret that Porsche is bringing the next-gen Cayman to the Los Angeles Auto Show. The automaker can tease us all they want with word of a "new compact sports car," but we know what the score is: the new Cayman is on the way, and we're ready for it.

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Official: Porsche confirms "compact sports car" reveal for LA

Porsche Cayman prototype testing with disguise

Porsche, like the rest of the automotive world, is gearing up for the Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of this month. While for us that means carefully calculating our staggered chow-runs to In-N-Out Burger in-between press conferences, for Porsche it involves prepping two more world-class sports cars with which to dominate the competition.

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Porsche 911 gets McLaren-inspired central driver's seat

There are many custom jobs we've seen performed on a Porsche 911 that are unimaginably hideous, but this Centro 911 is not one of them. The Florida owner of the above 997 Carrera S Cabriolet tasked Trinity Motorsports Group of Lima, Ohio with transforming the car from its standard two-plus-two layout into a unique, single-center-seat driver.

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Video: Thieves stealing Porsche headlamps for marijuana grow lights

Well this is something you don't see every day. Thieves in Amsterdam have been preying upon unsuspecting Porsche models recently. That may not be unusual in and of itself, but the burglars are not attempting to make off with the entire car. Rather, they are stealing only the HID headlights. But what's most interesting is the purpose behind snatching just the headlamp assemblies.

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First Drive: 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

The 911 For The All-Season Sporting Playboy

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

After our many drives of the new 991-generation Porsche 911 Carrera over the past 18 months, we've felt at times that this more gran turismo-like 911 with its wider tracks and 3.9 inches of extra wheelbase would be particularly well suited to an all-wheel-drive setup. And so we went over stunning and sunny autumn roads in Austria not far from the border with Slovenia where there was shockingly little traffic anywhere to be seen. It felt like the mountain roads had been set aside just for us and this latest 911 iteration, the Carrera 4S. Complain, we didn't.

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Porsche 911 Gets a Center Steering Wheel, McLaren F1-Style

Photo: Trinity Motorsports

What do you do when you want a center-drive car, but don’t want to spend over a million dollars for a McLaren F1? You build your own.

An anonymous enthusiast came to Shawn Bayliff at Trinity Motorsports with the task of converting a stock sports car to a center-drive system. His thinking was that for the $3 million it’d cost for a McLaren, there must be something more fun to do. The client’s first thought was to alter his Lamborghini Gallardo, but then he reconsidered hacking up something that expensive.

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Quick Spin: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet in Guards Red, front 3/4

Honesty time: Much like Editor-in-Chief John Neff, convertibles aren't really my thing. Oh sure, I love having a good droptop for a week every now and then, but I just can't see myself ever plunking down the cash to own one.

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