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Porsche’s luxury electric bikes are coming out this spring

Porsche has launched a couple of other electric vehicles alongside the Taycan Cross Turismo, but they’re of the two-wheeled variety. The luxury automaker has debuted two electric bikes inspired by the Taycan, both of which feature full-suspension carbon-fiber frame and Magura brakes. They’re also equipped with components, including their motors and gear shifting systems, manufactured …

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Why did the flywheel hybrid system never catch on for road cars?

Enlarge / Why did the flywheel hybrid never catch on for road cars? GKN/Jonathan Gitlin When a Speed network television crew interviewed Margo T. Oge, then-director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, during the 10-hour-long 2010 Petit Le Mans Series race at Road Atlanta, Porsche’s experimental 911 GT3 R Hybrid …

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Watch a Porsche Taycan break the Guinness World Record for an EV drift

Porsche If you’ve ever kicked out the tail of your car, you’re aware of the razor-thin line between a clean drift and a wild spin. Now, imagine holding that knife edge for 55 minutes over a marathon distance of 26.2 miles. That’s exactly what Porsche driving instructor Dennis Retera pulled off in a Porsche Taycan …

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Porsche bakes Apple Podcasts and Apple Music lyrics into its Taycan EV

Porsche Porsche Taycan owners can stream Apple Podcasts without having to connect their iPhone over CarPlay. The automaker says it’s the first native integration of the Podcasts app into any car. If you link your Apple ID to your Taycan, you can continue listening to podcasts where you left off on other devices. The app …

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Porsche boosts battery capacity by 27 percent for 2021 Panamera hybrid

Porschephiles will see the subtly different bumper on this Panamera sedan and identify it as a 2021 model, fresh from a midlife facelift. Jonathan Gitlin The refresh fixed one of my chief complaints about the Panamera by replacing the old multifunction steering wheel with this new one. Porsche The midlife refresh also applies to the …

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Porsche pushes back the launch of its second EV to 2021

Engadget You’ll have to wait a while longer if you want to drive Porsche’s second-ever electric car after the Taycan. Porsche chief Oliver Blume told Bloomberg and others that the Taycan Cross Turismo’s launch has been moved from late 2020 to sometime in early 2021. It’s not due to a pandemic-struck car market, the executive …

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These streamliners are the world’s most aerodynamic cars

In 1980, Volkswagen built the ARVW concept car, the most aerodynamic vehicle it has ever created. It achieved a drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0.15. By contrast, most road cars have a Cd of between 0.3-0.4. Volkswagen The ARVW was able to reach 225mph (362km/h) at the Nardo high speed bowl. Volkswagen The Model 3 …

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