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Apple GT3 RS

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The LEGO version is one thing, this custom-wrapped Porsche 911 GT3 RS, is another. This particular model from Australia started out as Viper Green, but was completely revamped to pay tribute to the iconic Apple Computers-sponsored Porsche 935 K3 that raced at the 1980 Le Mans 24hrs by Allan Moffat for Dick Barbour Racing. Fake scratches were added for added effect, and it definitely looks the part to say the least. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for bonus images of the actual 1980 Porsche 935 K3.

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Porsche Jagdwagen

Before today's Cayenne, there was the Porsche 597 Jagdwagen (German for "hunting car"), which was basically a light military vehicle, designed to compete with the likes of Jeep and Land-Rover. Power came from an induced air-cooled flat-four taken from the Porsche 356, located in the rear of the vehicle, producing 50-horsepower, mated to a 5-speed manual box with additional on-the-fly two/four wheel drive shifter. A total of 71 Porsche 597s were manufactured, between 1955 and 1958, 49 of which were built for the civilian market (chassis numbers starting from 597-000101). Continue reading for another video and more information.

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LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 RS

LEGO has just unveiled a 2,704 piece Porsche 911 GT3 RS set for their Technic series. At $300, this 1:8 scale model features moving engine parts, red coilovers, headlights and taillights, brake calipers, 10 spoke wheels with low profile tires, working gearbox, paddle shift-equipped steering wheel, and even racing seats. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Harry Potter Quidditch-themed Halo 5 custom game.

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Porsche Panamera Hearse

A hearse is normally a funeral vehicle used to carry a coffin to a cemetery, and most everyone has seen them around at one point or another, but this is the first one based on a Porsche Panamera. However, what we don't know is if it's a Turbo or Turbo S models. If the latter, you'll find a 4.8L twin-turbocharged V8 under the hood. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution

For auto enthusiasts with millions burning a hole in their pocket, this Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution would definitely be a nice addition to your collection. In addition to having 13 GT race wins, it's the world's only street-legal version, of the 14 built. It weighs in at just 2425-pounds, and is powered by a twin-turbo 3.2L flat six that produces 592-horsepower, mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission, topping out at 205 miles per hour. Click here for more pictures of the Evolution. Continue reading to hear and see it in-action on the track.

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Porsche 919

First, there was the 918 Spyder, now Brazilian designer Guilerme Kataoka shows us what its successor might look like, with his 919 concept, based on the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car. To be more specific, he drew inspiration from the 918 and 919 racer, along with a mid-engine layout for better weight distribution. In front, 919-inspired headlights are visible, as well as ultra wide front wheel arches and a set of aerodynamically-efficient wheels. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Porsche 911 Vision Exquisite

Think of the Porsche 911 Vision EXQUISITE as 918 Spyder meets 911 Convertible. The vehicle may be track-only in its current design, but the prototype will definitely have a bit more safety features. What stands out most however, is its open cockpit, as there are no doors, roof, windscreen, or even raised side sills for protection. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Porsche Mission E


The Porsche Mission E, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, aims to take on Tesla's Model S. Utilizing their Le Mans winning technologies, Porsche engineers were able to produce a zippy 600-horsepower from two electric motors, enabling the four-door to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 3.5-seconds, with 200 km/h (124 mph) passing in about 12-seconds. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Porsche 911 RSR LEGO

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LEGO and the Porsche 911 aren't synonymous, but Legonauts have managed to create an incredibly detailed half-brick Porsche 911 RSR, right down to the racing livery and sponsor decals. To be more specific, it's hand-crafted from 380,000 LEGO bricks and arranged like a topographical map to approximate the organic curves of the race-ready 911. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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FB1 Race Taxi

On the outside, it looks like a normal Volkswagen Bus, but look under the hood, and you'll see an air-cooled 6-cylinder Porsche 993 Bi-Turbo engine that pumps out 523 horsepower and 558 lb-ft of torque, mated to 6-speed 996 GT3 gearbox. In addition to the engine, it also features original Porsche 993 Bi-Turbo brakes with ABS. Inside, there's 993 gauges and electronics as well as a Porsche 917-style wooden gear knob. Where the rear side windows used to be are now twin air intakes, and a dry sump tank is mounted in between the seats.

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