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CAR tech: why Porsche needs hybrids

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Jesse Crosse, 16 September 2013 10:00

At the launch of the 997-generation 911 Turbo in 2006, Porsche faced a daunting future. Anti-car chatter from EU legislators proposed banning anything that produced more than 241g/km of CO2 and exceeded 101mph. ‘We’ll have to close if the European Commission decides that every carmaker must reach [these targets],’ a Porsche exec told CAR. Yet Porsche is not a company ...

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CAR tech: why Porsche needs hybrids

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Jesse Crosse, 16 September 2013 10:00

At the launch of the 997-generation 911 Turbo in 2006, Porsche faced a daunting future. Anti-car chatter from EU legislators proposed banning anything that produced more than 241g/km of CO2 and exceeded 101mph. ‘We’ll have to close if the European Commission decides that every carmaker must reach [these targets],’ a Porsche exec told CAR. Yet Porsche is not a company ...

CAR tech: how to eliminate turbo lag

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Jesse Crosse, 29 July 2013 14:55

CAR has tested a new breed of experimental super-diesel that literally leaves current technology standing and may banish turbo lag forever. We drove an Audi A6 3.0-litre V6 prototype fitted with an electric bi-turbo system which delivers a massive dose of torque from idle. The effect is radical, firing the saloon off the line like an R8 when the driver ...

CAR tech: Audi's miracle e-fuel (2013)

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Georg Kacher, 29 July 2013 10:00

Global warming; sky-high oil prices as reserves peak; spiralling crop prices and intense pressure to find fertile land – society faces immense challenges, as it strives to protect the planet and keep our cars on the move. Audi is working on a miracle fuel that could help mitigate these problems, in a facility under construction in the uncompromising, scorching environment ...

Alfa Romeo to dump front-drive hatches for rear-drive saloons

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Georg Kacher, 19 July 2013 09:00

Alfa Romeo is set to drop the Mito and Giulietta hatchbacks around 2015, as it switches to solely rear-wheel drive models, CAR's Georg Kacher reveals today (Friday 19 July). The sensational news, which will be music to car enthusiasts' ears, is part of a radical, new plan involving closer collaboration between Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Starting in 2015, Alfa will roll ...

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