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$17,000 Porsche

Posted: February 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: porsche | Tags: , , | Comments Off on $17,000 Porsche

The Poor Man’s Pedal-Powered Porsche

The car-bike is an art project by Hannes Langeder of Austria. It took a year to build, and cost as much as a real car: 13,000 euro, or $17,700. Inside, as you can see from the extensive photos (there are even more on the project’s Flickr page, the main structure is steel. This was then built out using a toy 911 as a model, covering the skeleton in plastic tubing and then skinning the whole thing with packing-tape and gold foil. Thanks to these simple materials, the entire car weighs in under 100 kilos  – 220 pounds. That’s not exactly light for a bike, but you probably wouldn’t want to take the Ferdinand out for a spin on a windy day.

The car debuted in June 2010, at Autopia

The car looks fantastic on the road. Even though there’s a bike inside, it has the presence of a car. I’ll bet the rider gets a lot more respect from car drivers just because he looks like one of them. Even if he is tootling along at just 10 mph.


Porsche 918 Hybrid

Posted: November 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Porsche | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Porsche 918 Hybrid

Porsche have pulled off the biggest surprise at the Geneva auto show, unveiling the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid concept.

Porsche 918

A plug-in hybrid that Porsche says is capable of lapping the “Nordschleife of Nürburgring in less than 7:30 minutes, faster than even the Porsche Carrera GT.” What’s more, Porsche says fuel economy should be somewhere around 78 miles per gallon. How does it do it? The 918 Spyder concept is powered by a 500-horsepower gasoline V-8 and electric motors on the front and rear axle (the two electric motors make a combined 160 kilowatts of power, or the equivalent of 218 horsepower). Total power output is 718 horsepower. Porsche is not saying whether the 918 Spyder concept will go into production, but don’t bet against it. The technology is just too promising, the styling too delectable. Read the full article »»»»


Wiki: Porsche 928

Posted: February 9th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: porsche, porsche 928, Wiki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wiki: Porsche 928

Designed in 1971 as the eventual replacement for the 911, production of the 928 was delayed until late 1977 as a 1978 model largely due to the coming fuel crisis. As such, it lays claim to the title of first front-engine, water-cooled Porsche despite the 924’s introduction two years before that of the 928. As prices inflated in the late ’80s and into the ’90s, sales of the big Porsche fell off leading to its eventual cancellation in 1995. Read the full article »»»»