Weekly Porsche Wrap

Porsche 911 GT2 RS on it’s way! – Looks like the Porsche 911 GT2 will make it our way this Fall. Over 600+ hp (620 hp is being reported) should be on tap with 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, 125 mph in under 10 seconds and 185 mph (YES…185 MPH!!!) in less than 25 seconds. Sweet mama!!! Lighter, faster and only 300 to be made. Price will be $310,000. [Via Mibz.com]

Almost 3 dozen Porsches to compete at next week’s Nürburgring 24 Hours – I find this both amazing and exhilarating. Porsche is reporting that 33 Porsche 911 based cars are entered in the upcoming Nürburgring 24 Hours that takes place May 15th and 16th. That’s got to be close to a record number for Porsche. This is also the BIG race for the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. Can’t wait to see how it does. [Via InsideLine.com]

Porsche Design yacht nearing completion – I read about this a year or so ago. This is one heck of an exclusive yacht built in partnership with Porsche. Here’s some info on it:

The Porsche design studio has given its best while conceptualizing and creating the hull and superstructure of this miracle. Its 41.15 meter catamaran is powered by twin 4,600hp MTU 16V 4000 M93L diesel engines and twin Rolls-Royce KaMeWa waterjets. It will be capable of a top speed of 35 knots and at a cruising speed of 30 knots, it will be able to traverse the seamless oceans for a range of 2,000 nautical miles. This super creation is on its way to Nynäshamn in Sweden for completion and the first vessel in this highly anticipated series will be delivered by the end of 2010. [Via EliteChoice.org]

Jack Daniels Motors builds the largest Porsche dealership in the nation – I find this interesting for several reasons. First, they built this facility which is 25,000 square feet with over 30 Porsche on display, at one of the worst times the auto industry has seen. Takes some serious cajones to pony up the cash at the moment. Second, I can’t help but think about good old JD whisky. I wonder if they give away a bottle of Old No. 7 with every new Porsche purchase? Be pretty cool if they did. I just find it hard to believe they made the investment they did given the state of the auto industry. Hopefully it works out for them. [PRNewsWire.com]

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