Next-Generation Porsche Cayenne EV Spied

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101269"] Our images last week of an Audi EV mule (likely next Q8 e-tron) testing with Porsche Macan E bodywork seemed to have inspired more questions than answers from our readers. For those asking whether that "IN" registered Macan E looking mule, we have some answers in the form of a likely Porsche mule with a different registration tag. So what it is it? We believe it's the Cayenne E, a next-generation Cayenne based on the same corporate...

Next-Gen Q8 e-tron Spied in Porsche Macan Clothing

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101169"] Our spy photographer sources caught this Porsche Macan-looking test mule spied cold-weather testing, and they're convinced it's the next Q8 e-tron. Obviously, the registration tags beginning with the letters "IN" reveal the mule does come from Ingolstadt, home of the Audi development facility and that likely tipped them off. Beyond that, they make a stronger case. Given the tags, we can rule out a test mule of the next-generation a...

Porsche Taycan Drives Through Water Following Record Dubai Rains

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="100384"] Filed under the “don’t try this at home” heading may be some video of cars traversing deep water after major rains in Dubai. Yesterday, the Dubai region experienced its heaviest rain since precipitation records began in 1949, experiencing 10 inches in less than 24 hours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4240hSL9fNQ&embeds_referring_euri=https%3A%2F%2Fbuddyboss.audiclubna.org%2F&source_ve_path=OTY3MTQ&feature=emb_im...

Porsche Taycan Product Improvement Revealed

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="97115"] The Porsche Taycan has reached its mid-lifecycle refreshening, and that's most interesting to us for a number of reasons. First and foremost, Taycan is based on the same J1 architecture Audi used for its e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT offerings. Frankly, their co-development is markedly closer than other shared platforms such as Macan/Q5 or Cayenne/Q7/Q8. Finally, the EV market is evolving and shifting so quickly, just what sort of changes...

Updated Porsche Taycan Suggests 360-Mile Range for Audi e-tron GT

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="96810"]   Audi hasn’t revealed their mid-lifecycle product improvement for the e-tron GT / RS e-tron GT just yet, but it’s only a matter of time now that Porsche is sharing details of the updating for the GT’s platform-mate Taycan. Notably, Porsche confirmed today in a press release that range would bump to 587 km based on real world testing of the car on California’s 405 and 5 expressways. That converts to 364 miles. Is th...

New Porsche Macan EV Revealed, Based on PPE

[gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="96346"] Two versions of the all-electric SUV celebrate their world premiere Fully electric powertrains with up to 630 hp and 833 lb.-ft. 100 kWh battery and up to 270 kW charging performance Porsche Driver Experience with new operating system and AR technology High level of everyday practicality and a maximum towing capacity of up to 4,400 pounds [source: Porsche Cars North America] Stuttgart. Ten years after its launch, the Porsche Macan is he...

New PPE-Based Porsche Macan Set to Drop This Week

[gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="96114"] [source: Porsche AG] Porsche will present the new all-electric Macan on Thursday, 25 January 2024. The second generation of the successful SUV will be unveiled in Singapore, with the world premiere broadcast live in the Porsche Newsroom. Shortly before the world premiere of the new Porsche Macan, Michael Mauer discusses the challenge of updating the familiar design of the successful SUV. “The new Macan is the first model that we are electr...

Putting the New PPE-Based Porsche Macan through its Paces in Name of Performance and Efficiency

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="95649"] All-electric SUV heads onto the home straight Testing under extreme conditions More than three and a half million test kilometres to date Validation of characteristic Porsche E-Performance Balance between design DNA and optimised aerodynamics [source: Porsche AG] Porsche is putting the prototype of the all-electric Macan through an exacting and gruelling test programme to prepare the follow-up to the successful SUV for its upc...

Porsche Taycan Resets Nordschliefe EV Record

[gallery columns="1" size="full" link="file" ids="94932"] Editor’s Note: Here on this Audi-focused platform, we still take great interest in watching the advances of cars that share Audi DNA. In the case of the Porsche Taycan, it’s a J1 platform mate for the Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT. So, achievements such as a Nürburgring lap record for the Taycan and its preproduction compnonents certainly bode well for the GT. [gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="94930"] [source: Po...

Spy Photo: Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Facelift

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="94632"] We have some new photos showing the updated Porsche Taycan in the Sport Turismo version driving around in winter wonderland with basically no camouflage. This gives us a good look at the new front end design, the revised rear as well as the rear light graphics. The front end might have lost some of its own identity but the facelifted version is looking more in harmony with those new head lights and re-styled front bumper. [gallery link="n...
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Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Scout Motors Brands to Implement the North American Charging Standard in Future Electric Vehicles

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="92039"] source: Volkswagen of America, photo: Audi of America Future Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Scout electric vehicles to use the North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging port, starting in 2025 Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi are exploring adapter solutions for existing vehicles to access the Tesla Supercharger network, starting in 2025   Scout Motors customers will be able to access the Tesla network once its vehicles go...
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Video of the Day: Audi R8 Spyder V10 performance quattro vs Stage II Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="93121"] photo: carwow Today we have the Audi R8 Spyder V10 performance quattro up against its cousin from Stuttgart, a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. While a stock 911 Carrera 4S has around 445hp and 390lb-ft torque, this one has been tuned to 600hp and 480lb-ft. The R8 Spyder has 620hp, 428lb-ft of torque but is heavier. Normally in carwow drag races, Mat Watson likes to race in the likely winner so how will the R8 fare against a Stage II Porsche 911...
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Spy Photo: Porsche Macan EV

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="91243"] Here are the latest and most revealing photos of the upcoming Porsche Macan EV that is said to be revealed in just a few weeks’ time. Let's see if that information is correct. Until then , enjoy the photos.
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Spy Photo: Porsche Porsche Boxster EV

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="91114"] We have some more photos of the electric Porsche Boxster and this time we spotted some new details. For the first time we noticed that the prototypes were driving with the production lights both at the front and the back. We can see the Porsche typical DRLs up front and some slim rear lights in the back. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="91121"] Otherwise it’s business as usual with the camouflage but it does look like t...
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Spy Photo: Porsche Boxster EV

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="90411"] We have some new photos showing the electric Porsche Boxster and this time we also managed to get some shots showing the dash. While the outside shows nothing new compared to earlier sightings, we can see some interesting details inside. The cover normally hiding the dash is put on top so that we can see most of the dash and also that the battery is ca 50% charged with a range of only ca 125 km left. At this point we don’t know how hard...
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Spy Photo: Porsche Taycan Turbo GT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="90105"] We knew for a while that Porsche is working on a hotter version of the Taycan Turbo with first spotting done by CarPix last year. And that model, that we like to call Turbo GT even if its not confirmed by Porsche, was spotted again around the Nürburgring. This time the prototype had no camouflage at all , except for a little sticker hiding the name at the back. The fact of the “no camo” gives us a better look at the new designed head...
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Spy Photo: Porsche Macan EV Drops Camo

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="88711"] Porsche did not only reveal the 911 S/T today but they also almost revealed the new electric Macan. We spotted a Macan EV going out for some testing with a major camo drop giving away most of the car's lines and details. As we can see, most of the camouflage has been dropped with only minor places still covered such as some foil over the headlights, the rear lights, and also the outer corners on the rear bumper, just under the rear lights...
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Could Have Been: Audi Variant of Porsche 924

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="87675"] We touched on the state of play for model development at Audi in the early 1970s In a recent story about the Audi 50-based A0 Coupé study, a time that saw Ingolstadt develop and produce other products such as the Type 183 (a.k.a. VW Iltis) and the  EA 425 (a.k.a. Porsche 924). This moment in time was fluid for model presentations. Volkswagen was urgently seeking a direction beyond the Beetle that largely spoke to its entire business suc...

Spied: PPE-Based Porsche Macan EV Test Mule

[gallery size="full" columns="1" link="file" ids="85148"] While it may be a Porsche and this is Audi Club, the detailed sighting of the upcoming Macan SUV is worth noting and paying attention. Unlike the current Macan, the next-generation crossover will be a pure EV. Like the current Macan, it'll be based on an Audi-derived platform architecture. In this case, it's the PPE modular matrix that will also underpin the Q6 and upcoming A6 e-tron variants. Notable amongst this set of photos is the int...

Find of the Day: 2014 Audi exclusive Porsche Signal Green RS 7

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="82138"] words: Bill, photos: Jonathan James The Audi exclusive program is great if you want to make your Audi personal and unique. It's obvious that the original owner of the RS 7 dove into the color palette and chose a color that is definitely unique and probably polarizing. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="82136"] 2014 Audi RS 7 74761 mi 3rd owner Clean title/no accidents Packages/Options: $131035 MSRP Audi Exclu...
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