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Gemballa has unveiled the world's first Porsche covered from head to toe in diamonds, crushed diamonds that is. According to CEO Andreas Schwarz, "the paint is made from diamonds ground down to a dust that still sparkles, so it can be applied to cars like a paint; ghe German company claims that the sheer number of tiny diamonds in the coating leads to an 'incomparable' shin." Continue reading to see two more of Gemballa's creations and more information on the diamond paint job.

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Set to hit dealer showrooms next September is the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid. It's "powered by the 3.4-litre V8 from the American Le Mans Series RS Spyder, revving to 9,200rpm and putting out over 500bhp, and three electric motors on the front axle with a maximum output of 218bhp; so it's a four-wheel-drive, 700-and-something-bhp supercar that's green." Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video. Here's the bottom line:

Another U-turn and we're back in the pits, more impressed with the overall balance than the sheer force of the 918. But then again, we're only working at half its potential. Things can only get better once the finalized body work is applied and the engine/motor combo sorted out.
[via Wired - TopGear]

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At $61850, the 2013 Porsche Boxster offers a 3.4L flat-6 engine that generates 315hp @ 6700rpm, mated to a 7-speed, double-clutch automated manual transmission. Thanks to new lightweight aluminum body pieces, the result is a "77-pound reduction in curb weight for the Boxster S over its steel-bodied predecessor on sale in North America since 2004." Click here for more pictures. Continue reading to see it in-action.

As part of Porsche's efforts to improve the Boxster's fuel efficiency, both the manual and double-clutch gearbox also come as standard with a switchable stop/start function together with brake energy recuperation - features that are now fitted to every new Porsche model from Boxster to Panamera.
[via InsideLine]

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Now that you've seen what Darth Vader's Ferrari F40 would look like, here's a sneak peak at Batman's stunning, matte-black Gemballa Mirage GT (Carrera GT), which comes complete with matte black wheels. Click here to see more of today's most popular images, courtesy of Imgur.com. Continue reading for a video of what Rio De Janeiro' Carnival would look like in the Toy Story universe.

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Yes, the owner of this brand new Porsche 911 accidentally drove through wet cement, and a stuck vehicle was the result. Fortunately, it looks as if the construction workers were able to get the car out...eventually. Click here for more FAILS, courtesy of Failblog.org. Continue reading for a video of the Porsche.

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At $185000, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 not only boasts a new 4.0-liter, 500-horsepower flat six, but also adds a "carbon-fiber hood and front fender, rose-jointed lower arms in the rear suspension and even lightweight carpets" from the GT2 RS. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for the video review.

As far as I'm concerned, the 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is the finest road car to wear the shield of Stuttgart on its nose. A car capable of making even the 3.8 GT3 RS look compromised and the GT2 RS overblown and unnecessary. It is hard indeed to think of a finer way of signing off than this.
[via Jalopnik - Insideline]

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At first glance, it may look like a pink Ferrari Testarossa, but this vehicle is actually a 1986 Rinspeed Porsche 911 R69. Inside this flashy car, "Rinspeed installed power seats, the best hi-fi audio 1986 had to offer, and steering-wheel controls that would give Ray LaHood a nervous breakdown today." Video after the break. Click here to see more.

In a strange way, though, that's part of its appeal. If you've got $79,000 to pony up, this Rinspeed R69, claimed to be the only one in the U.S., can be yours.
[via Autoblog]

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Priced at $433,000USD, the 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 R offers a 500hp engine, mated with paddles that "have been placed on the steering wheel and new transmission brain is programmed to deliver throttle blip on downshifts." Click here for more pictures. In related news, continue reading for a video of the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid.

[via Autoblog]

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Revealed ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera will be priced from $82,100 USD and will be "initially launched in Carrera and Carrera S trims, packing a 3.4-liter flat six with 350 horsepower and a 3.8-liter unit with 400 hp, respectively." Videos after the break. Click here for more pictures.

Features like stop-start and a groundbreaking new seven-speed manual transmission improve fuel consumption and emissions figures while also returning smashing performance figures even at what will become the bottom end of the lineup: acceleration ranges from 4.4 seconds to 60 for the 911 Carrera down to 4.1 for the Carrera S with the PDK dual-clutch gearbox.
[via Autoblog]

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More than just a static model, this 3500-piece LEGO Porsche 911 is fully-functional. Powered by 8 electric motors and weighing over 8-pounds, it features "real locking doors, an emergency hand brake, a retractable hard-top roof and spoiler and a 7-speed gearbox complete with reverse." Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

[via OhGizmo - Sheepo]

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