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Porsche showing 2014 911 Turbo, GT3 and 50th Anniversary edition at Dubai Motor Show

Porsche showing 2014 911 Turbo, GT3 and 50th Anniversary edition at Dubai Motor Show


Porsche will be locally launching the new-generation 911 Turbo, 911 Turbo S, 911 GT3 and 911 50th Anniversary Edition at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show this week, alongside the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the Porsche E-Mobility concept. A 1/8th scale model of the 918 Spyder will also be displayed, according to new Porsche Middle East boss Christer Ekberg at a recent media roundtable.

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We attend Porsche World Roadshow 2013 in Dubai, courtesy of Emirates NBD

We attend Porsche World Roadshow 2013 in Dubai, courtesy of Emirates NBD


The Porsche World Roadshow is an event held around the world almost every year by the German carmaker’s dealers, to showcase their latest models to potential customers in the comfort of, well, a racetrack. We’ve attended the UAE event in years past, but for whatever reason, we did not get an invite from Porsche this year. But then an invitation came in from the most unlikely of places — Emirates NBD Bank!

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First drive: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet in Dubai

First drive: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet in Dubai


The latest 2012 Porsche 911 is the first all-new design for this long-running sports car since 1998, when it first went water-cooled. Every model before that was simply an update on the original design that debuted in 1963! With cars like the Nissan GT-R proving that the Germans can be beaten at their own game, engineering stagnation is something Porsche cannot take for granted any more, and with the new 911, they have moved their star model further upscale. The only job left now, as per tradition, is to churn out a million variants, the first of which is the 911 Cabriolet.

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