Uber Porsche Geek Stuff

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I was on the Porsche site yesterday looking for something for a post and stumbled across some sweet Porsche downloads. Each model (at least in the 911 lineup) has a Gallery section where you can download different lifestyle and motion images of the car in various sizes.

Now I know this is hinting at what an uber geek I am, but you’ve gotta check out some of these pictures. They’re simply gorgeous. Let me suggest a couple of galleries in case you’re having trouble thinking there’s something worthwhile there:

911 Turbo Gallery
911 GT2 Gallery

Another Porsche goody I found was in the 911 GT3 Web Special site. It’s a micro site dedicated to the GT3. If you have any fascination at all with this super car, definitely check out the site. You can watch some cool video of the GT3, look at the car from multiple angles and hear a test driver talk about different features in German with English subtitles.

Probably the coolest feature though is the customizable downloads of the 911 GT3 in the Pit Lane section. You can customize the color of the car, wheels, and perspective, then download the image you created as a background image for your computer. Here’s an example of one I customized on the site:

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The last thing worth checking out is the Porsche Movies section. The music is a bit corny, as are some of the story lines. They’re all a little like long commercials, but a couple of them are pretty decent. I like the two for the 911 Turbo, especially The Commencement. The second one in the 911 Turbo section, Different – The Idea, has some great driving shots with areal camera work, but you’ll have to live through the first half to get the payoff. Course it’s tough to beat the GT3 video so don’t get your hopes up too high.

To say the Porsche site has a lot of stuff on it would be an understatement. I think too often we depend on magazine articles, newspaper and tv ads, etc. to bring us Porsche “stuff”. The Porsche.com site is truly Porsche at its finest and is the next best thing to being at a Porsche dealership.

Comments

  1. I love the ‘visualizer’ feature on porsche.com. I now have a vocabulary to describe my dream car.

    Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

    Atlas Grey Metallic

    19″ Sport Design Wheel

    Special Leather Cocoa Interior

    Now that’s a beautiful car.

  2. Just for fun I decided to build my least favorite Porsche.

    Cayenne

    Nordic Gold Metallic

    18″ Cayenne S II Wheels

    Black / Chestnut Brown Natural Leather Interior

    Don’t get me wrong… Even my least favorite Porsche would still be sweeter than anything I’ve ever owned. It just goes to show, you can’t ugly up a Porsche.

  3. Well… My brother-in-law uglied up a Porsche once; bounced it off a few guardrails on the freeway. But that’s another story.

  4. the gallery’s are pretty sweet

  5. Not that I spend all day looking at car websites, ok fine I do, but Porsches site has some cool stuff, the 911 turbo gallery is where it’s at.

  6. If I had a billion dollars there is a chance I would design about 50 Porsches and buy them all. Very cool site and I still think that I’ll drive a GT3 in Heaven

  7. The government is giving me two billion dollars from the stimulus package to go out and buy Porsches. 🙂

  8. The Government is giving out money to buy German cars? That seems like a weird way to save GM, Chrysler, and Ford. lol. I don’t see Porsche waiting in line for bailout money. hmmm.

  9. Brad Bergeron says:

    I just love that top picture, Wish i was transplanted into it for real 🙂

  10. That top pic really is great. Better than the blue sky pic IMO.

  11. That top pic is really cool and makes me want to be there with the Porsche. This is a cool way to create your own Porsche picture.

  12. Phil Schneider says:

    I really like the color on the cabriolet

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