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The First Crash of the Porsche 918 Spyder in Asia

This is something you won’t see very often: a totaled Porsche 918. One reason for that is because it is a limited edition super-car, which Porsche only builds 918 units.


On the early morning of Dec. 18, a Porsche 918 crashed into a tree in Shanghai, China. According to the car owner, he lent the 918 to a female friend, who mistakenly pressed the gas pedal while her intention was to step on the brake. This act sent the car, worth of RMB 13-million (around USD 2-million), into a tree on the side of the street, and damaged the front of the car, and the left front wheel even completely fell out.

The damage repair is estimated to be more than RMB 5-million (USD 800,000)...

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A New Round of Horsepower Competition

Eight years earlier, cars sold under the $35k mark seldom get a 300hp+ engine (with exceptions like the 2005
Mustang GT), not to mention whether it was possible to get a 300hp+ luxury car at that time. Even though the
Mustang GT gets a 300hp V8 engine which is considered “high output” at that time, it sacrifices refinement
and interior material qualities and lots of other features.

But in the end of 2005, after Lexus released the 2GR-FSE engine, which was used in the 2006 IS350, the
situation is permanently changed. Equipped with the dual-injection-system 2GR-FSE engine, The IS350 has
306hp and carries a MSRP of $35,440 and its invoice price is $31,186 (for many peopl...

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Next Generation Corvette (C8) May Use Hybrid Powertrain

Insider news about GM leaked today indicates the next generation of Corvette (termed C8), may has an option of hybrid powertrain.

We all know that the biggest bottleneck of the internal combustion engine is its torque delivery. No matter how flat the torque curve it can achieve, it will never match the level that maximum torque at zero rpm, which is a special characteristic of the electric motor.

Therefore, adding an electric motor into the powertrain not only can enhance the car’s mpg, but most importantly it will significantly benefit the car’s acceleration performance...

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2014 New York Auto Show Live Photos – Porsche

We are publishing live photos taken from the NY auto show. Here is the Porsche section.

Please click at each thumbnail to see the full image.

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