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Porsche 618

Porsche may not be synonymous with motorbikes, but it's never too late to start. The Porsche 618 draws inspiration from the 918 Spyder, and in addition to its electric powertrain, the chassis was designed for maximum downforce. On the tech side of things, riders will find an 8" digital touchscreen instrument panel with support for both Android and iOS smart devices for showing remaining battery range, the nearest charging point, GPS, while wirelessly charging the handsets. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how samurai movies got it all wrong.

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Porsche Design Book One

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The Porsche Design Book One Laptop may not include a car, but it does feature a sleek stainless steel hinge, inspired by the gearbox of a sports car. This hybrid can be configured in a number of stances, thanks to a 13.3-inch QHD multi-touch display that connects and detaches with a satisfying click. On the inside, you'll find an Intel Core i7 processor, a 512GB SSD, 16GB of RAM, and all the ports you need to get the job done. The case itself was machined from brushed / anodized aluminum and sandblasted for a durable silver finish. Click here for a few hands-on images. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3


Powered by a 4.0L flat-six used in all 911 race cars, the all-new 2018 Porsche GT3 generates 500 hp, mated to either a standard seven-speed dual clutch transmission or 6-speed manual. This is good for a 0-60mph time of 3.2-seconds and a top speed of 197 mph. The lightweight chassis also boasts Rear Axle Steering, which means drivers are able to steer the rear wheels in either the same or opposite direction as the front, depending on the speed. A carbon fiber wing out back provides extra downforce, while the interior offers a GT Sport steering wheel from the 918, sports seats, and a CarPlay-compatible infotainment system. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Off-Road Porsche 918 Spyder

It may be a while, if ever, until Porsche releases an off-road supercar, but Rain Prisk has created one to whet our appetite for the time being. This modified 918 Spyder now features brush guards, a winch, large knobby tires, roof rack, auxiliary lighting, and plenty of wear, including a bumper that is very close to falling off, along with mud splatters. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of molten copper being poured on lighters.

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Porsche 911 R Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen used a beautiful Porsche 911T in his 1971 film "Le Mans", and now, the automaker has created a one-off model to pay tribute to the late actor. This stunning 911 R was originally delivered to France, and is now up for auction through RM Sotheby's. Painted in slate grey, this supercar offers a 500 bhp DOHC horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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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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