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This 911 Porsche Will Make You Go Green With Envy [ Weekly Car News Round Up]

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From green Porsches to green friendly EV's, these car news stories stood out this week. Get a quick skinny on some of the latest headlines below.

 

This custom Porsche 911 will make you go green with envy.

Gunther Werks in partnership with Pagani Beverly Hills recently announced the completion of a special Irish Green car. This is a commission project that features Green over English Tan leather 993 Series Porsche 911. Gunther Werks specializes in restoring and modernizing air-cooled boxer flat-six powered 911’s, and this green beauty is a sight to see.

 

Now you can lease a classic Porsche 911, but you’ll want to make sure you have overdraft protection first.

Connecticut-based private loan company, Putnam leasing is now offering Porsche enthusiasts the opportunity to lease three classic Porsches for $20K a month. This is a so-called starter pack for the car enthusiast who “has fallen behind on the collector scene” according to the author of the news story. The cost to lease is more than actually purchasing but the argument here is that you benefit from monthly payments at a low-interest rate plus you don’t have to be worried about sales tax. The cars in the trio include Porsche 918 Spyder, a 1958 356 Speedster, and a 1973 911 RS. Commenters on the news story have crunched the numbers and no one seems convinced that this is a deal.


Here’s a creative way to increase the market value of your old car.

For 20 million dollars, you can purchase a street-legal license plate with “NEW YORK” on the plate. The deal gets even sweeter because the plate is attached to a 90’s Volvo V70 which comes with the package. A private seller recently posted this “rare and interesting” opportunity on the DuPont Registry. The car and plate have been in the seller's family since the 1970s, and upon purchase, the right buyer can transfer the plate to any vehicle.


Electric vehicle news is growing bigger by the day and we mean that in the literal sense.

This week we blogged about how the electric vehicle market is expanding out to trucks and semis. We have also highlighted 3 major factors that indicate that each of us will most likely be driving an EV sooner than later.

Racecar driver Sabine Schmitz passes away at 51.

A racing legend has died way too soon. This week Sabine Schmitz passed away after a long battle with cancer. She was featured in a memorable Top Gear episode where she drove a diesel Ford Transit around the Nurburgring. Schmitz grew up at the race track. Her parents ran a restaurant in the hotel within the Nordschleife loop, and he originally planned to be in the hospitality industry as well. However, her destiny shifted when tracked for the first time at age 15. She became a race car driver who (by her estimation) experienced the Nurburgring loop 30K times.