Here’s a few things I found interesting/funny/etc this week:
Porsche to auction 2010 911 GT3 for charity – 0 to 60 in 4 seconds. Top speed of 194 mph. 435 horsepower. Maybe this year’s Porsche will outdo last year’s Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 auction that raised $340,000. The East Side House Settlement in New York helps disadvantaged students at Bronx high schools go to college. A pretty cool program. The 1,000 gala guests will get a sneak peek at the $112,200 supercar at their own private showing. Of course the bidding won’t start until AFTER the cocktail hour, when the high rollers are feeling extra generous (and hopefully tipsy I’m sure). I just hope the GT3 beats the Gallardo. [Via Bloomberg.com]
Where can I buy a Porsche Carrera GT in LA? – I’m not sure why I find this so ridiculous, but it is either a really stupid “smart” guy or a lousy poser. Here’s his post on a car message board:
I am a sucessful investment banker and I got $10 million this year. So where can I purchase a porsche carrera gt in LA? Is it illegal to drive it?
Doesn’t that seem stupid? If you seriously had that kind of cash, surely you could figure out where the heck you could find a freakin high end PORSCHE! I just have a hard time thinking someone with money to spend would post on a no namer car site message board to find a car. [Via otovaganza.com]
Porsche to deliver a Panamera Hybrid in 2011 – I don’t know how solid this is, but I am seeing more and more sites reporting that Porsche is going to deliver a hybrid sometime in the next couple of years. 2011 seems to be the most agreed upon year so far. Makes sense given the nature of the car. [Via WorldCarFans.com]
#1 women’s tennis player will be at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix – For all you combo Porsche/tennis fans, Dinara Safina will be at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament which starts on April 25th. The 22-year-old Russian has replaced Serena Williams at the top of the WTA world rankings. For those of you who care, Porsche’s tourny will be played on clay for the first time. [Via GermanCarScene.com]