Goodwood Festival of Speed brings largest gathering of 917s ever seen in Britain – Quite a tribute to one of the most reputable cars in racing history. The article has some interesting perspective of a guy who actually got to drive a 917 during the festival and what his experience was like. If you’re into racing or 917s, this is worth a read. [Via Telegraph.co.uk]
Porsche’s financial woes get more woeful – The saga continues. I’ll sum it up in case you haven’t been reading the news. VW and Porsche can’t seem to get along. Qatar doesn’t want to be a last ditch effort. Sounds like VW made a firesale bid to buy 49% of Porsche for €3-4 billion. [Via Seeking Alpha]
Shelve your Porsche 914 re-release dreams – The latest from the rumor mill is that Porsche is not going to release a 914-like roadster. Porsche AG board member told Automotive News that the new millenium 914 is off. He said Porsche can’t make a business case for small cars. Too bad, I was looking forward to something small and cool. [Via MuscleCarsWorld.com]
Panamera is getting 3 new engine options – It looks like Porsche is working on 3 new powerplants for the Panamera line. They include a V6 (sourced from VW), a diesel and a hybrid of some sort. It’s also looking like Porsche may offer a performance oriented model that would outdo the Turbo. Something like a Turbo S or GTS. [Via AutoBlog.com]
3 new parties have emerged with interest in investing in Porsche – In just the last few days, we’re hearing about 3 new interested investors. Reports are saying that Chinese and Russian sovereign wealth funds are showing interest in a stake in Porsche. Also an unnamed hedge fund is in the mix. Nothing like keeping things interesting! [Via MarketWatch.com]
Article on Wendelin Wiedeking – I just came across this today and thought I’d throw it in. It’s an article about Wendelin Wiedeking that I found interesting. Read it here if you’re interested: The Sydney Morning Herald. If you don’t know who this is, then you HAVE to read the article. He’s an important man for Porsche right now.