2006 Porsche 911 S on 2040-cars
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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selling my Porsche 911 S 6 speed manual, I purchased a little over a year ago from the original owner. I am the 2nd
owner, purchased with around 11k miles currently 19,1xx miles on it currently. brand new hankook tires less than
500 miles ago, very clean inside and out, few scuffs on bottom of front bumper that have been touched up, i have 2
keys all books and manuals and original buyers order delivery paperwork and additional receipts. non smoker car,
its still smells new.
seat heater does not turn on, i was on the forums said it could be something that dealer needs to program back,
battery was replaced told this may have caused it, haven't had time to bring to porsche to scan. no lights or
anything weird just buttons do not light up when you press them
hvac controls look great i can send you close ups of them if needed
aftermarket (but installed by dealer when new) sirius xm unit under nave looks good, works, however I'm not sure
where they put antenna so its a little spotty sometimes.
6 disc cd changer works great, the main cd player inside sometime need to push button a few times to eject
gloss black powder coated wheels
LED license plate lights
Smoked side markers
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Auto blogThu, 09 Oct 2014 11:58:00 EST
As an automaker's identity evolves over years, its signature becomes defined by any number of factors - heritage (Mercedes-Benz), image (Lamborghini), or market share (Toyota). In the case of Porsche, it was an engineering quirk that forged the German company's most enduring character trait.
Porsche would not have survived - let alone, thrived - in today's saturated landscape had it not been for the 911, and that slope-tailed sports car wouldn't have sprung to life without its predecessor, the 356. While phenomenal success of those rear-engine icons built the company, forays into the mid-engine configuration have played a significant part in establishing the brand's identity.
The Mid-Engine Prototype Of Ferry Porsche's Dreams
These days, we take it for granted that the Porsche 911 uses a flat-six engine. That's because every version of the iconic rear-engined sports car has had one. Right? Well, for the most part. There was the 912 that joined the original in the late Sixties with a flat-four. And in the mid-Eighties, Porsche toyed around with the idea of a V8-powered 911.
After the first-generation 911 had been in production for over two decades, Porsche began development of its successor, the 964, in the 1980s. And one of its ideas was to use a V8 engine. So it took a 964, borrowed a V8 from Audi, gave it the rear bodywork from a 959 and dubbed it the 965.
The idea was to create a more affordable successor to the 959 that included its advanced all-wheel drive system and active suspension. The Audi V8 would have been replaced with one of Porsche's own design - possibly based on the it had built for Indy racing - but Dr. Ulrich Bez (who was then head of Porsche R&D long before taking the reins at Aston Martin) ultimately killed the project.
The sequence of events from 2007 that began with Porsche's secret attempt to take over Volkswagen, and instead lead to Porsche being taken over by VW, continues to instigate lawsuits against the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer. A group of hedge funds that suffered over $1 billion in losses sued the car company in New York. Porsche had publicly stated it wasn't trying to buy VW, the hedge funds in question were shorting VW stock, and when Porsche's actual intentions were revealed, the stock shot up and the hedge funds took a beating.
The case was thrown out over the issue of jurisdiction, then appealed, only to see another suit filed on top of that. After that, most of the hedge funds withdrew their claims in New York and Porsche offered a 90-day window to refile in Germany where it is already fighting a number of other suits over the same issue. The hedge funds accepted the offer, refiling in Stuttgart for $1.8 billion in damages. According to Bloomberg, Porsche hasn't commented on the refiling, but as the same plaintiffs are involved, it's safe to assume that the carmaker still feels the case is "unsubstantiated and without merit." It has fared alright so far even in German courts, with two lesser cases against it thrown out last year.