Some goings on from the world of Porsche cars:
More Porsche Macan Upgrades
Porsche recently announced the new 2017 Porsche Macan GTS (more on that here). A few weeks later, the company is announcing changes to the rest of the Macan lineup to bring other trim levels up to spec. The centerpiece of the refresh is the Porsche Communication System that had previously been rolled out in the Porsche 911, but other changes — including the interior and exterior option packages, new headlight options, and new paint colors — are also in the offing.
Porsche Motorsports News
Ahead of the final WEC endurance race in Bahrain later this month, Porsche has let it be known that the following day’s race — The FIA WEC Rookie Test — would be helmed by drivers Philipp Eng and Nick Catsburg, both of whom will be driving the Porsche 911 RSR. Neither driver is a stranger to racing; Eng won the 2015 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, while Catsburg will debut with Black Swan Racing in 2016.
James Dean Porsche Found?
When James Dean died behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder in 1956, the car (which the actor had affectionately dubbed the “Little Bastard”) passed into legend much as its owner did. That’s partly because of what happened to the car after Dean’s death. Car customizer George Barris — who would go on to create the original, iconic Batmobile — ended up with the car, which he swore was stolen en route from an auto show in 1960. The car was never seen again. Unless it was; while Barris died a few years ago, there’s still a one-million dollar bounty out on the car, and Fox News reports that its whereabouts may not be as obscure as was once thought. (read more here)