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2012 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo Spied in Northern Sweden

Deep in the winter landscape of northern Sweden we have spotted the Porsche 911 Turbo.

The new 911 will have a slightly wider stance and revised daylight running led lamps.

The larger looking intercoolers exposed by the bumper hints at a increase of Power from the 2 VTG turbocharger estimate at around 550-560hp.

And expect the 0-62 time an improvement to around 3.5 seconds along and a top speed of around 198mph, could this prototype be housing the new 4.0l engine under development from Porsche.

The new 911 will unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September the Turbo series, will probably be revealed in 2012.

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Mark Webber’s GT2 RS and Silverstone Pax Laps

Mark Webber made his Formula One debut in 2002, scoring Minardi’s first points in three years at his and Stoddart’s home race. After his first season Jaguar Racing took him on as lead driver. During two years with the generally uncompetitive team Webber several times qualified on the front two rows of the grid and outperformed his team mates. His first F1 win was with Red Bull Racing in the 2009 German Grand Prix, which followed second places at the 2009 Chinese, Turkish, and British Grands Prix. By the end of 2009, Webber had scored eight podiums, including another victory in Brazil. His eight podiums in 2009 compares to only two podiums in the first seven years of his career.

With a CV like that it is of no surprise that he knows how to drive a car, and he owns a Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

So the Porsche marketing team set to work on publicising the formula 1 drivers purchase, by offering a lucky few to be passengers around silverstone.

Webber describes the 650hp Porsche GT2-RS as a little bit naughty, that to me is like calling Fred West innocent.

2012 Porsche 991/998 Cabriolet Spied at the Nurburgring

Last week we spotted the 2012 Porsche 991/998 Cabriolet, the doors will be replaced with the current cabriolet version and other shared components from the Boxter and Caymen.

This 991/998 Cabriolet sports a new technology on the roof which improves on the previous cabriolet models.

The 998 model will have a longer and wider wheelbase than the current model and the spy shots show its wider stance. Changes are incorporated to meet the latest crash requirements and to improve aerodynamic downforce and driving electronics.

Electronic features include an integrated torque vectoring system on four-wheel-drive models and a faster-acting limited-slip differential on rear-drive 911s. The 911 will get LED front and rear lights as standard fitment.

Regarding the powertrain, Porsche will implement updated versions of the current 911’s 3.6 and 3.8-litre flat sixes. Light-pressure turbocharging is being developed to boost efficiency, but these developments won’t be seen until the 998 receives its facelift in 2015, These spyshots hint at the Turbo with the vents but we can reveal these are camouflage stickers.

Easy noticeable on the spyshots is the disguised active spoiler. It uses the same active technology seen on the Panamera.

It will extend at high speed to boost downforce without shaving the speed off at high speed due to drag improvements.

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Wiesmann MF5 GT Replacement Spotted Spyshots

After we fetched you the news back in July that BMW was ceasing production of the M5 and its formula 1 inspired engine, it left us wondering about the Wiesmann GT MF5.

But fear not the German roadster manufacturer has turned up today with a prototype to test the BMW V8 Twin Turbo as used in the X6 and the X5 M powered cars, and of course the upcoming M5/M6 in 2011.

The car was sporting larger wider wheels than its predecessor 325x25x20 on the rear and 285x30x20 on the fronts and was currently fitted with Michelin Pilot Sports.

The manufacturing process hasn’t changed from the previous model but we expect it to way slightly less than the current model due to the new engine.

Expect a saving of about 100kg making it weigh in at an estimated 1295kg and this should enable the car to exceed 200mph.

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2012 Ford Fiesta ST spied in Germany

Ford is currently road testing the new Fiesta ST – a hot hatch to take the Fiesta back to its XR roots.

The Focus ST is running Ford’s new 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine turbocharged and rumoured to be around 200bhp.

The Pistonspy has caught the Fiesta ST testing around the streets of Germany close to the infamous Nordschleife circuit.

Sporting Recaro Seats and a Front mounted intercooler for the turbo unit inside, and a noise coming from a remarkably undisguised twin exhaust setup.

The car has some stiff competition from the likes of Renault and the New Citroen DS3 so expect something rather special.

The car is remarkably uncamouflaged, considering we’re unlikely to see it until the Geneva motor show 2011.

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Techart Turbo Cayenne Speed Record (200mph)

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Driven by S Reuter, the turbo powered TECHART Cayenne hit a top speed of 200 mph at the Trial of Strength event at the Nardò test track in Italy.

Techart 680hp Cayenne Turbo
Techart 680hp Cayenne Turbo

The winning car, refined with the TECHART equipment, is based on a Porsche Cayenne Turbo with Turbo S technology. The installed TA 055/2.2 performance kit takes the engine up to a mighty 680 hp, an increase of 130 hp compared with the standard production model.

The Aerodynamics Kit I, together with the “Sport” air suspension module, additionally delivered the necessary performance on the circuit.

Porsche 998 Turbo 2010

Porsche 998 Turbo spotted in test at the Nürburgring heavily disguised but you can see the headlights have been redesigned and a slightly longer wheelbase.

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And also the wing mirrors are fastened on the side of the door.

The rumour is the engine has not been changed so we expect to see minimal changes to tighten up on emmissions and Fuel economy.