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Discussion in the Australian Top Gear forums.

Jeremy Clarkson adds Polish to outraged ranks

* Clarkson films spoof ad for VW
* Makes fun of German WWII invasion
* BBC confirms new series will go ahead

Jeremy Clarkson Tank

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Discussion in the Australian Lamborghini Jalpa forums.

This is a translation from a German report.

Lamborghini burned brightly

During a visit to a fast food restaurant in his Lamborghini Spreitenbach caught fire. Der Motor brannte aus. The motor burned out.

Shortly after his high-priced sports cars on the parking situation, the engine caught fire. Schnell schossen hohe Flammen aus dem Motorraum und er brannte vollständig aus. Fast high flames shot from the engine and burned it completely.

Lamborghini Jalpa fire

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The faster it is – the less time you get to notice how ugly it is.

Discussion in the Australian Porsche forums.

Porsche SE, maker of the 911 sports car, said it has almost 3,000 orders for the new four-door Panamera model, two months before the vehicle reaches showrooms.

Buyers new to the Porsche brand are likely to account for 80 percent to 85 percent of Panamera buyers, Christian Dau, a spokesman, told reporters at the carmaker’s Stuttgart, Germany, headquarters. Porsche is sticking to a target of selling 20,000 Panameras in the fiscal year starting in August, he said.

Porsche Panamera

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Discussion in the Australian Ferrari forums:

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I’m sure you guys know of Novitec Rosso, they are a tuning company located in Stetton, Germany – they specialise in modifying Ferraris and Maseratis.

We had their twin supercharged (4.3L V8) 700hp version of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia 16M for 2 days.

Novitec Rosso Ferrari 430 Scuderia 16M Spider
Novitec Rosso Ferrari 430 Scuderia 16M Spider

28 high-res photos:
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Discussion in the Australian Porsche forums:

Porsche in ‘advanced talks with Qatar’

Porsche is in advanced talks about selling a big stake to the Gulf state of Qatar that could ease the sports car maker’s debt problems, a newspaper report says.

The deal could ease the sports car maker’s debt problems and turn the tables in its feud with its bigger rival Volkswagen, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

Wendelin Wiedeking, Porsche’s chief executive, is talking to the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) about taking a stake of up to 25 per cent in its holding company, people familiar with the talks told the newspaper.

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Discussion in the Australian Porsche forums:;msg61913#msg61913

Porsche to make Panamera four-door

German luxury carmaker Porsche began manufacturing its Panamera four-door car at its factory in Leipzig, Germany.

The company, based in Stuttgart, said it has spent 1 billion euros ($A1.71 billion) developing the completely new model, which goes on sale alongside its two sports-car models and its hulking Cayenne sports utility vehicle.

Porsche Panamera

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Discussion in the Australian luxury car forums:;msg58093#msg58093

FRANKFURT (AP) — German automakers Daimler and BMW said a reluctance by consumers to spend on luxury autos trimmed first quarter sales — but Porsche reported an increase in Germany.

Munich-based carmaker BMW AG on Tuesday said its first-quarter sales worldwide fell 21 percent while rival Daimler AG said its own sales in the January-March period fell by around 23 percent.

BMW, whose brands include Mini, Rolls-Royce and BMW, said sales in the first three months of the year totaled 277,264 compared with 351,787 a year earlier.
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