TCS Daily Car News 6/22/12
- 06/22/2012 |
- by Terry Heick |
- Total Car News / Manufacturer
Porsche Creating Their Own Aftermarket
While world-beating tuners like Ruf have created entire industries tinkering with the Porsche's rear-engine wundercar, now Porsche itself wants in on the action—albeit on a slightly different scale.
Porsche Exclusive is offering power-adding upgrades for the 2013 911 Carerra S. The modifications, which include typical airflow enhancing tweaks ranging from revised camshaft profiles to intake and exhaust system revisions, add 30 hp to the standard 400 the Carrera already enjoys, lowering 0-60 times to 3.8 seconds without compromising fuel efficiency.
There are also body modifications available to alter vehicle aerodynamics, and interior upgrades ranging from brushed aluminum to carbon fiber.
Audi Has New Boss
Scott Keogh, former Chief Marketing Officer at Audi of America, is now in fully in control at Audi following the sudden resignation of their former CEO.
“Audi has demonstrated remarkable progress in recent years,” Keogh said today at Audi of America headquarters in Herndon. “There is much work to be done in a highly competitive segment of the auto business. But the sights are set and the team is in place to meet our goals.”
Keogh replaces Johan de Nysschen, who has been at Audi since 2005 and left suddenly to head up Infiniti’s worldwide operations.
Ghosn Stepping Down?
Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn, whose cost-cutting efforts and return to key brands at Nissan helped turn the troubled Japanese automaker around, may be in the twilight of his career according to Automotive News.
Nissan spokesman Koji Okuda said "Ghosn has said this is the last mid-term plan he'll commit to, meaning he may not stay here for the next mid-term period. We need to prepare for his possible departure within a five-year period."