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SpeedART Declares Bankruptcy, Blames it on Porsche Lawsuit, 9ff Also Files for Insolvency

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Major powerhouses in the auto industry may be thriving in Germany, but many smaller companies in the business seem to be struggling, as evidenced from the number of bankruptcy filings.

Following the insolvency applications from Artega, Gumpert and Wiesmann, we now hear bad news for Porsche tuner SpeedART and Porsche coachbuilder 9ff, more widely known for its 911-based GT9.

Porsche 911 Turbo with Gulf Oil Wrap Looks Neat, And with 650HP is Pretty Fast as Well

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It’s not only Porsche itself that is celebrating the 911's 50th anniversary this year, as a number of tuners have also jumped in on the festive bandwagon. Germany's Cam-Shaft says it's honoring the nameplate's golden anniversary with the release of a special package for the 997-generation (built from 2005 through 2011) 911 Turbo.

9ff Brings New Porsche 911-Based GT9 Vmax with 1,381hp to Essen Motor Show

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When it comes to insane Porsche builds, few companies can compete with Germany's 9ff and especially its crown jewel, the GT9, which is appearing in an updated form at this week's 2012 Essen Motor Show.

The GT9 Vmax is a new edition of the 9ff's supercar that is loosely based on the previous Porsche 911.

Stefan Jacoby Steps Down as Volvo's CEO, is Replaced by Hakan Samuelsson

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Stefan Jacoby's tenure as CEO of the Volvo Car Group has ended after only a little over two years with the Swedish carmaker announcing that he is being replaced by HÃ¥kan Samuelsson, currently Board member and former chief of MAN trucking, effective immediately.

Even though Jacoby did suffer a mild stroke last month, the vice chairman of Volvo Car Group, Hans-Olov Olsson told reporters that that his health was not the reason why Volvo's board members decided to replace him.

TopCar Targets Russia's New Money with Porsche Panamera Stingray

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Russia's newly formed high society will soon be able to turn to one of its own tuners to make their Porsche Panamera stand out from the crowd as TopCar has officially revealed its Stingray program for Stuttgart's four-door sports saloon.

Developed in cooperation with domestic tuner Cardi (bodykit design) and Germany's 9ff (performance upgrades and build), TopCar's Panamera Stingray comes with a full bodykit made from carboxylic fiber that includes newly designed front and rear bumpers, side skirts, rear diffuser, new bonnet and a twin rear spoiler.

The sport saloon's exterior looks are rounded off with a new set of 21-inch multispoke alloy wheels.

VIDEO: 9ff Porsche Panamera Prototype Sounds Something Like This

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Up until now, we had only seen renderings of German tuning firm 9ff's custom made Porsche Panamera, but a Youtube user has uploaded a short video of what is believed to be a factory test car fitted with 22-inch alloys and a sport exhaust system. We don't know if the model seen here also features one of the three available performance kits that 9ff has announced for the Panamera Turbo and which boost the V8's output to 550PS / 760Nm, 600HP / 800Nm and to 650HP / 850Nm respectively, but it sure sounds promising...

Together with the engine kits, alloy wheel options and a special suspension module, 9ff's offerings for the Porsche sports saloon will also include a full bodykit with a newly designed front bumper and hood, side skirts and a rear diffuser plus an array of interior upgrades such as special leather treatments and decorative trims.

Hat tip to Nils!