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If you want to enjoy driving on the unlimited-speed German autobahn, you might want to get in gear.
If the opposition Social Democratic Party wins in this September’s elections, party leader Sigmar Gabriel promises to form a coalition with the Green Party — and both say they’ll limit autobahn speeds to 120 kmh (about 75 mph), the German publication Bild is reporting.
Not so fast, says the SDP’s actual candidate for German chancellor, Peer Steinbrueck, who said he saw “no reason” to reignite the long-running debate over autobahn speeds, Bild reported.
Only about 40 percent of Germany’s 8,000 miles of limited-access highways are speed-controlled.
With deaths from automobile accidents declining in Germany, and 60 percent of those occurring on country roads, there is considerable debate over whether autobahn speeds are the contributing factor to highway deaths, the publication said.
Porsche wants plug-in hybrids on all models, including 911
Sports-car brand’s hybrid-electric push is part of a broader focus on fuel efficiency, according to an article from MSN Auto – Exhaust Notes.
Most automakers have dipped a toe into the slowly emerging and extremely limited plug-in hybrid electric market by producing just a single model. According to British magazine Autocar, Porsche plans to introduce plug-in versions of all of its models based on technology developed for the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid introduced at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
A Porsche representative revealed that new hybrid platforms that combine an electric motor and clutches in one unit has been adapted to fit into all of the company’s future cars, including the 911 and Cayman. It uses the same electric motor and clutch assembly slotted between the engine and transmission in the current Panamera and Cayenne hybrids, but adds a more powerful motor and battery.
“THE” sports car celebrates a special anniversary!
How Porsche will celebrate their 50th anniversary…
For Porsche, the 50th anniversary of this iconic sports car is the central theme of 2013.
There will be a wide variety of anniversary events, starting with the “Retro Classics”
automobile show in Stuttgart. From March 7-10 the Porsche Museum will ring in the
anniversary year with four special exhibits: an early-model 911 Turbo Coupe, a 911
Cabriolet study from 1981, a 1997 street version 911 GT1 and the pre-series Type 754
T7. This chassis by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was a milestone on the
way to the 911 design.
The company is also sending an authentic 1967 model 911 on a world tour. Over the
course of the year, this vintage 911 will travel to five continents where it will be shown in
places like Pebble Beach, Calif., Shanghai, Goodwood, U.K., Paris and Australia. As an
ambassador for the Porsche brand, this vintage 911 will be in attendance at many
international fairs, historical rallies and motor sport events.
Fans and interested individuals can follow the car’s progress at http://porsche.com/follow-911.
The Porsche Museum is celebrating “50 years of the Porsche 911” from June 4 – Sept.
29, 2013, with a special exhibition featuring the history and development of the 911. In
the spring the museum’s own publishing house, Edition Porsche-Museum, will publish
an anniversary edition entitled “911×911.”