Weekly Porsche Wrap

Porsche testing a production version of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid? – Spy photographers have captured pictures of what is believed to be a production version of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid street ready car. They’re claiming the body work is very similar to the race version of the GT3 R Hybrid. It only makes sense they would include this technology in road going versions of the car. Would love to see this make it into the GT3 series in the coming year or two. I also wonder how long before we see this technology show up in other standard production 911s. [Via LeftLaneNews.com]

Porsche 911 GT2 spy shots captured from the Nürburgring – More spy shots, this time of the Porsche 911 GT2. A reader was just asking me about the GT2 a few weeks ago. Noticed it had disappeared from the Porsche.com site and wondered where it had gone or what it was being replaced with. Looks like it’s getting replaced with ANOTHER GT2. Sweet! This one is supposed to be based on the 911 Turbo, with the Turbo engine in use. Will be interesting to see what features get cut to save the weight for the production model. I love the GT2 and GT3 series. [WindingRoad.com]

Porsche Panamera taxi…the fastest taxi in the world! – Germany has some of the best taxis in the world. In the States, we’re used to taxis being the crappy leftover cars. Old police cars, mini-vans that have worn out their usefulness as mom’s taxi, and other junker cars that are beaten to crap THEN put to use as a taxi. Most times you feel like you need to take a shower after riding in one. Germans, however, see things a bit differently. Case in point is this new Porsche Panamera Turbo Taxi Edition. Most likely the fastest taxi in the world (or at least the fastest I’ve ever seen or heard of). Wonder if you pay a premium fare to have this thing shuttle you in style and speed to your destination? [Via CarSession.com]

Porsche dog car seat – This is a first for me. Never seen anything like this, but I suppose it makes sense if you’re a dog owner/lover. This chick decided to make use of the backseat of her Porsche 911 by creating a “seat” her dog can ride in/on. It’s basically a platform that fits over the rear seats. It gives her dog a safe place to ride and keeps the Porsche’s leather nice and safe. Seems like a win-win scenario. Not sure if there’s going to be a huge demand for these, but always cool to see the ways people fit their Porsche into their lifestyle. [Via KristopherDukes.com]

Comments

  1. This was built for Ms Dukes by Rob Phillips at pchrods.com in Long Beach, CA. The box is MDF covered in Porsche carpeting and allows the 80 lb German Shepherd to attach to the rear inertia seat belts for the safety of the beast and the driver/passenger. I saw it from concept to completion. Pretty dope set up in a mint 2002 C4S.

  2. it also looks like it would work well as a low tech anti theft system

  3. @James – it would work better than any flashing red light I’ve ever seen!

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