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This ex-Pablo Escobar Porsche 911 RSR is for sale at a sky-high $2.2m



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Drug lord and public enemy number one Pablo Escobar loved cars perhaps even more than cash. He famously made more money than General Motors, but spent plenty of it on his automotive hobby.

Highlights of the notorious Colombian’s car collection included a 1928 Cadillac V-8 Town Sedan, just like the one owned by Al Capone, a Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman, and even a little Renault 4. However, his true passion was reserved for Porsches. A 1956 356 Speedster was said to be his favorite, and he also owned the 1978 Le Mans-winning 935, and one of just 15 911 RSRs built for the International Race of Champions in 1974.

The race saw 12 drivers from different racing disciplines drive identical 911s. Among the stars in rear-engined cars were A.J. Foyt, Richard Petty, Bobby Unser, Denis Hulme and Emmerson Fittipaldi who drove the car

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2023 Porsche Cayenne, 2022 Nissan Frontier, Apple car: Today’s Car News

A prototype for an updated version of the Porsche Cayenne has been spotted. It looks like the popular performance SUV is about to take on a whole new look.

Another vehicle that has taken on a new look is the Nissan Frontier. The mid-size pickup truck has been redesigned but still shares a lot mechanically with its predecessor.

Apple is thought to be working on a self-driving electric vehicle, and the tech giant may just end up tapping Hyundai Motor Group to build it. The latest rumors point to the vehicle being a driverless shuttle or delivery van.

You’ll find these stories and more in today’s car news, right here at Motor Authority.

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Apple reportedly hired Porsche chassis engineer for car project

The latest grist surrounding the oft-rumored Apple car is a report that the tech giant has hired a former Porsche vice president of chassis development, presumedly to work on a planned electric car.

Apple has poached Manfred Harrer from the German automaker, reports Business Insider Deutschland (via 9to5Mac). Neither of the companies or Harrer have commented on the report. At the time of publication, Harrer’s LinkedIn profile listed him as vice president of the Cayenne product line, a role he switched to from the chassis-development position last July.

The report is one of several about the rumored Apple electric car that has surfaced in recent weeks, with others claiming a battery breakthrough and possible tie-ins with Hyundai and startup Canoo. Most point to a 2024 launch date for the car, which is also expected to feature some degree of self-driving capability.

Manfred Harrer

Manfred Harrer

Apple is tipped to be considering

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Porsche created an AI to help you configure your perfect car

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Porsche’s configurator has always been in-depth, but now there’s a robot to help you through it.


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Messing around with car configurators is one of the great pastimes of the automotive enthusiast. Sitting around on your computer or your phone and daydreaming about your perfect car is satisfying stuff, and there is arguably no configurator more satisfying than Porsche’s.

The reason why Porsche’s configurator is so good comes down to its granularity. The extremely ala carte nature of Porsche’s options lists for all of its many, many models and trims allows you, the buyer (or daydreamer, as it were), to build precisely the car you want. Of course, that level of specificity can be a little intimidating, which is why Porsche announced its plans on Wednesday to add AI to its online configurator. 

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