Posted: September 16th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Grilled | Tags: All Electric Car, Electric Supercar, Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche, porsche concept, porsche mission e | Comments Off on WANT!! Porsche Presents Überelektrisch… Concept Mission E Supercar
The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show hasn’t even kicked off yet, but already there’s a contender for best in show. Porsche’s reveal of its stunning Mission E Concept is a show stopping, drop dead gorgeous, über-fast-charging, all-electric supercar that Porsche reckons will clock the Nürburgring in under 8 minutes, and while it might scream around the 20 odd kilometres of the Nordschleife, what this vehicle shows us very quietly is the future shape of automotive form and function.
Mission E concept is by far the cleanest design to hit the podium to date, very Porsche, but also very predictive of shapes to come. Loaded with plus numbers, 800 volt, 440kW-600hp, 0-100kmh in 3.5 seconds, a top speed of 250kmh and a range of 500km …and perhaps a cheeky nudging at the only other cool spark on the block ‘Lookout Tesla’ :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 16th, 2014 | Author: Valerie Wing | Filed under: Grilled | Tags: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Car Sales, china, general motors, GM China, Grilled Auto News, Lamborghini, Porsche, Volkswagen | Comments Off on Volkswagen Tops China Car Sales
VW are now the biggest automotive manufacturer in the world’s biggest automotive market, quite a contrast to their US operations where they skirt around the middle of the pack.
Volkswagen were once much-loved in the US for their quality, but have since seriously fallen out of favor.
Over in the Middle Kingdom VW’s pull on the Chinese public is immense, the German auto-makers offer stretches from the cheapest $US12,000 hatch to the $US175,000 Phaeton übersedan.
And it seems that anything with a VW badge riveted to the front and back panels seems to simply drive out the showroom doors.
Volkswagen sold 3.27 million vehicles in China last year, it’s closest rival, GM, sold 3.16 million cars, now the race is on for VW to become the world’s biggest automotive manufacturer, but for them to achieve that result they will need to improve the way the US market views them :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 26th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: 911, Auto News, Blip, Carrera, Carrera S, Favorite New Thought, Grilled, Grilled Auto News, Kiss My, Michael Courtenay, News, Porsche, Porsche 911 | Comments Off on 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera, Just Don't Start Us Up on Pricing!
At nearly 50, the Porsche 911 Carrera is apparently younger than ever. The completely redesigned seventh-generation sports car icon is stepping into the limelight with its sleek and stretched silhouette, exciting contours and precisely designed features. And yet from every angle it is unmistakably a 911, holding true to the Porsche 911 Carrera ‘evolution, not revolution’ design philosophy.
The iconic brand-defining Porsche 911 Carrera has finally been redesigned. This latest incarnation will be seen for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera is lighter, more economical, more powerful, cleaner, oh and orders are being taken from September 1, with deliveries beginning December 3. After 48 years, the 911 remains a rear-engined, boxer six. Is the Porsche 911 Carrera finally having a mid-life crisis of it’s own? :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 1st, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Blip, cayenne, diesel, Grilled, Grilled, Michael Courtenay, Michael Courtenay, Porsche | Comments Off on Porsche Cayenne Diesel, Über-Tractor
The Facelift Porsche has slapped on the New Cayenne is a great lesson in brilliant design, Porsche have transformed a muscle bound 4×4 into a sleek, uber-modern, desirable mode of transport. The range has grown, price has dropped and all we can say is WOW. Despite larger exterior dimensions – to the benefit of cockpit space – the Cayenne looks smaller on the road. That’s a clever trick, and makes the Cayenne a far better rival for its German premium SUV competition. Fitted with the optional PASM – Porsche Active Suspension Management – and larger 21-inch rims, the Cayenne Diesel rides superbly. M★C READ MORE
Posted: March 23rd, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Blip, Grilled, Grilled, M.Aaron Silverman, M.Aaron.Silverman, Porsche, Porsche 918, XG10 918 | Comments Off on B_tch and Moan, Porsche 918
OK, previously we may have been a little harsh on Porsche Australia – READ ‘Why Do We Pay More – we no longer give a sideways what the new 918 costs, we just want one! Porsche AG announced the 918 Spyder Plug In Hybrid is officially on sale, well pre-order. This auto stole the show at it’s preview in Geneva last year. The concept project known as XG10 – 918 is going into production in September 2013, the expected cost of this stunner $US845,000 M★S READ MORE