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1964 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo S Leichtbau sold for more than half a million at Silverstone’s May Sale

Silverstone Auctions revealed that its May Sale raked in a total of £3.6 million with its sales rate at 72%. In fact, the highest value breached the half million mark with the 1993 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo S Leichtbau being sold for £556,875, which is £81,000 higher than that of the lower estimate.

This is the same model that made the auction all the more exciting as it was the site of a strong bidding war. Tension became high when the bidding was eventually brought down to two. The air was also full of excitement as the two bidders initially were so bold and didn’t want to give up the vehicle. It eventually ended when the price reached more than half a million.

According to Silverstone Auctions Managing Director Nick Whale, it was indeed remarkable to see such excitement and drama and this was highlighted further with the excellent results for the vendors.

Read the entire article 1964 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo S Leichtbau sold for more than half a million at Silverstone’s May Sale

One millionth Porsche 911 rolls out of the production line

The one-millionth unit of the Porsche 911 is here. Fifty-four years after the iconic 911 was first introduced, Porsche has finally reached the one million count on the 11th of May at their factory in Zuffenhausen. It rolled out of the production line as an Irish Green Carrera S - and this is actually what Australian race car driver Mark Webber teased us with.

Though one million in a span of over half a century does not sound much, the 911 is actually quite popular considering that it is an expensive model. In comparison, that number is already impressive for a sports car, but then again, it is unusual for automakers to keep the same model line alive for 10 years, even more in this case. In fact, the company says that 70 percent of all 911s are probably road worthy still. In other words, there are about 700,000 units of the 911 that are still in good shape all over the world today.

So, what makes this one extra special apart from its production number? This 911 is a rear wheel drive Carrera S, equipped with an upgraded flat-six engine that produces 450 horsepower. It’s similar to the very first model but it’s better as it comes in a seven-speed manual transmission.

Read the entire article One millionth Porsche 911 rolls out of the production line

Speedart Porsche 911 Carrera S could beat the 911 GTS on the clock with a new tuning package

Packing a wholesome amount of 450 hp (335kW), a brand new Porsche 911 GTS has enough push to drive from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.7 seconds before topping off at 193 miles per hour (310 kilometers per hour). That’s almost the same amount of power as with other competing brands.

Like all GTS models, the latest 911 model is a step ahead of the entry level model but it doesn’t go too far when compared with the GT3 or Turbo variants. SpeedArt Automobiledesign on one hand came up with a tuned version of a Porsche 911 Carrera S that is unbelievably faster than a 911 GTS. Come to think of it, we’ve got something here that stands right at the middle of a GTS and the more powerful Turbo or GT3 models.

Behind this comes an added power of 30hp (22kW) plus 37lb-ft (50Nm) of torque under the hood. With now a total of 480hp (358kW) and with a torque output of up to 442 lb-ft (600Nm), the German tuner’s version can accelerate to 60mph (96km/h) in as short as 3.4 seconds--- beating the record on any Porsche GTS or any normal 911 Carrera S for that matter. But of course, you can always thank the additional 30hp for that same reason.

Read the entire article Speedart Porsche 911 Carrera S could beat the 911 GTS on the clock with a new tuning package

Another Nurburgring record is set: 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 is 12.3 seconds faster than outgoing model

Many automotive companies bring their cars to the Nurburgring with hopes that their cars would achieve records and beat out their rivals or even their predecessors themselves. Doing laps at Nurburging is a terrific way of gauging how far they’ve gone when it comes to performance.

Recently, Porsche took out its brand new 2018 911 GT3 for a test ride at the Nurburgring. The 2018 model certainly is more powerful than its predecessor knowing that it comes with an upgraded engine. So how much more powerful is it compared to the older model? Well, in just one day, it was able to beat the outgoing model by over 12 seconds around the Nurburgring, now making it one of the fastest cars to ever lap the ‘Ring. That is all thanks to the additional 25 horsepower (18 kilowatts) it is packed with.

The 2018 911 GT3 finished with a lap time of 7:12.7, exactly 12.3 seconds faster than its predecessor. It is now also considered the second fastest Porsche in the Nurburgring, following the 918 Spyder with a 6:57 lap time, which packs a whopping 887 horsepower (661 kilowatt) engine. The 918 took the crown way back in 2013.

Read the entire article Another Nurburgring record is set: 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 is 12.3 seconds faster than outgoing model

The already iconic 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 race car (Type 964) is a rare classic to come by. After all, Porsche only built 51 examples of the Turbo-bodied racing version of the Carrera RS. Now, an example of the 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR will be placed under the hammer at an auction by RM Sotheby’s in Villa Erba, Italy. It will be an ultra-rare classic, considering that this 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR is literally new once cleaned up.

While this particular Porsche 911 Carrera RSR was built around 25 years ago, this race car is as good a pristine. Its odometer has logged only 10 kilometers, which is basically the distance covered upon delivery. It has never been driven for nearly two and a half decades and has been in the hands of a private collector who opted to store this classic race car instead of parading it on the streets. In fact, its Polar Silver Metallic exterior finish and factory-applied Cosmoline coating remains untouched. Images show that dust and dirt have already accumulated in many areas of this Porsche 911 Carrera RSR; however a thorough cleanup should reveal a beautiful classic race car with the body of a Turbo.

This Porsche 911 Carrera RSR examples rides on wide Speedline three-piece wheels, which center portion is finished Amethyst Metallic, as contrasted by gold-finished brake calipers.

Read the entire article Literally new 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR up for sale at RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba auction

In the previous year, the Russian Tuner Topcar announced that it has built a carbon fiber exoskeleton replacement for the Porsche 911 (991) Turbo. And now the tuning company is currently intensifying the curiosity of the public by offering 3 limited edition Carbon Sports Cars. The tuner has added more improvements to the Porsche 911 but reduced its overall weight.

Plenty of third party tuner companies are found in the market, often making their living from clients wanting to further upgrade their vehicles, whether it’s the exterior or the interior part of the automobile. Kahn Design, Startech, Onyx Concept and Arden are currently the most popular players in the tuners league and there's no stopping them from making their passion a reality.

Now TopCar is offering something no one can refuse, by building a set that entirely swaps out every panel of the facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S for a carbon fiber finish. Carbon fiber parts can have such a large impact in regards to decreasing the weight of a vehicle. Now TopCar is making everybody swoon asthey built a car exoskeleton in pure carbon fiber fashion, excluding the roof and part of the door. Moreover, Topcar decided for the Carbon edition to go unpainted for the public to feast their eyes on the sizeable modifications done.

Read the entire article Topcar gives Porsche 911 (991) Turbo an exclusive carbon fiber body finish, plus 650 hp power boost

Loyal Porsche fans, behold the imagined successor to the Porsche 918 and 911 GT1 we have all been craving for. And this needs to happen guys.

While the car enthusiasts around the world are anticipating the GT3 RS successor, sports car diehards became ecstatic with the recent unveiling of the brand new Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans endurance racer which is fitted with an enhanced 2.0 Liter V4 gasoline engine that delivers around 900 pure hP- a setup we rarely see nowadays. Porsche claimed that the new engine is the most efficient combustion engine to date in the history of Porsche, also paired with an 8MJ hybrid system like the LMP1 rival squad of Toyota.

The German automaker legend has a long history of modifying engines from its line-up of race cars and of applying its state-of-the-art tech to its road cars. Then here we are being treated to an eyeful of street legal prototype of the Porsche 919 LMP1 by automobile renderer veteran Jan Peisert, and man it does make our hearts race with excitement.

Read the entire article 2020 Porsche 911 GT1 rendering by Jan Peisert makes our hearts race

The recent Porsche 911 is definitely considered one of the most elite sports car to grace the roads worldwide. The task of producing its successor is challenging enough for the German automobile manufacturer but it now has to put up with rendered images of the next-generation Porsche 911 due to be unveiled in 2019, likely coded as the "922".

Late last month, 2019 Porsche 911 prototypes were seen braving the cold and snow for a run, sporting a variation of the current car frame's 911 series. From the spy photos seen online, the upcoming replacement of the 911 looks to lean towards the further evolution in terms of its body style.

The front part of the super car is diving forward and is more angular, and its headlights and hood closely resemble the upcoming Mission E fully electric vehicle Porsche unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. The Porsche Mission E, also known as the all electric 4 door sports car, has been given the go signal for production and will be the first official fully electric hybrid Porsche. It’s also unlikely to be the last.

Read the entire article Rendered speculation: 2019 Porsche 911

Last year was probably Porsche’s best year ever in terms of sales. Their factory in Stuttgart delivered 237,778 cars in total, which represents a six percent increase compared to the deliveries in 2015. And as we all know, each 911 sold gives them a net profit of $17,250, making it the company’s cash cow.

Porsche decided to share the success with their hardworking employees. The company will be rewarding around 21,000 employees with a really fat paycheck this time. Now, the amount isn’t random. In case you were wondering, Porsche decided to make this incentive match the figure on its iconic 911 model.

But no, they aren’t just offering €911, instead, each employee gets €9,111 (or $9,830), not a trivial amount at all. Wow, it must be pretty awesome to work in a company that is so generous. The employees won’t get the sum in one instance. The bonus will be divided into two components. A contribution of €700 ($755) will go to the Porsche VarioRente pension scheme or to individual pension schemes, while the bigger amount at exactly €8,411 ($9,075) will go directly into their bank accounts. That’s still a pretty good deal I say, particularly since it adds to the employees’ vital retirement fund.

Read the entire article Porsche employees get record-high €9,111 bonus after very successful year

Green lovers of all ages, rejoice! Edo competition modified a Porsche 911 Turbo S and made it look astounding! Third party tuner companies thrive on clients wanting to further modify their automobile. So whether it’s the car's paint, hood, exhaust, wheels, these tuners got it all covered, with a fee of course. These customers flock to the big players like Kahn Design, Startech, Onyx Concept and Arden to further aesthetically modify their rides to their hearts content, even if it means dishing out some cold, hard cash.

Things got more interesting when Edo Competition, Stuttgard's finest, took on the Porsche 911 Turbo S and made it into a Green Mean Machine - turning everyone green with envy everywhere it went. There were not a lot of tuning companies who knew the Porsche releases inside and out quite like Edo Competition. The namesake founder of this company, Edo Karabegovic, worked at a Ferrari shop for three good years and afterwards toiled on race cars for around 8 years. To him, the experiences working around race cars piqued his interest more and more, and one day decided to start up his own tuning company.

Customizing the Porsche 911 Turbo S is quite a feat, and making it stand out is just legendary. Edo Competition gave the sports car an all exclusive look-- splashed it with green and gave it the moniker "PTS Oliv- Green 274". The modifying company exclaimed that this one-of-a-kind color is the "first in the world". The super car is also fitted with Black alloy wheels and bright yellow calipers to further enhance the car's body color, and it sure is working to their liking.

Read the entire article Olive Green Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabrio by Edo Competition simply can't be ignored

TechArt’s latest project, the Porsche 911 Turbo itself, is a pretty awesome car to own. And it’s not only because of its powerful engine, and beautiful exterior design. However, some people just can’t get enough of what is already in the market. What do I mean by that? The German automobile tuner came up with an even more extravagant design, sans roof, calling this version the GTstreet R Cabriolet.

Some of the highlights of this car in terms of performance are its powerful engine with the capacity to deliver 720 horsepower (or 530 kilowatts) and 678 pound feet torque, allowing it to accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in a mind-blowing 3.5 seconds, while proceeding to its maximum speed of 340 kilometers per hour (211 mph) -- that is even faster than a 911 Turbo.

The wonders of this car don’t end there. It has an adjustable rear wing just like the one on a GT2 RS that can tilt up to 15 degrees for an added downforce, allowing the car to travel faster. In fact, this model has the ability to produce 707 pounds (321 kilograms) of downforce at 186 miles per hour (300 mph) - this was proven when it was tested in a wind tunnel. These are made possible by its new aerokit that features an active spoiler lip, carbon front fenders, and carbon side skirts.

Read the entire article TechArt builds 720 hp Porsche 911 (991) Turbo as a cabriolet

To the proud owners and owner-to-be of the Porsche 991 Carrera GTS, there's good news for you all. German automobile manufacturer Porsche recently confirmed to the public that the Porsche 911 will be offering increased range of modifications: new color alternatives, increased horsepower of up to 30 (22 kilowatts), and connectivity services.

The two-door, high performance and exclusive sports car will be all that any car aficionado will talk about in the coming days as those who are looking to own a sports car from the Porsche 911 line-up can now opt for a kit that can give the 911 S, 4S and Targa 4S a 30-hp expansion to 444 hp (331 kilowatts). Further modifications that come along with the kit includes larger turbos, dynamic engine bearings, modified brake cooling and even a sports exhaust- How cool is that? To 911 S owners hoping to up their game, the automaker powerhouse can equip their existing rides but is requiring the Sports Chrono Package to be present before any upgrades can be executed.

The Sports Chrono Package which can enhance the performance of 911's responses with a click of the button, is compatible with the GTS cars. But this package won't come cheap, as it has a price tag of over $12,350 with a manual transmission or otherwise a cost of $12,870 with the PDK. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplug (PDK) dual clutch transmission serves as an option. Retrofit pricing is not made available yet by the German company. Also included are the PASM active suspension, a dynamic light system with bixenon headlights and a ritzy interior lined in faux suede and optimum leather.

Read the entire article Porsche 911 lineup to get more power, additional perks for the 2017MY

Stuttgart-based Gemballa has officially unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show its very own version of the Porsche 911 (991), the designation of the seventh generation of the 911.

Those familiar with this tuning may say that this is nothing new as Gemballa has long been giving the Avalanche treatment to the 911 going all the way back to 1985 when Porsche came out with the 930. So what is causing all the excitement then?

Well, for starters, Gemballa was able to wrest an additional power from the biturbo six-cylinder 3.8-liter engine of the base model. That extra power amounted to 280 hp (209 kW) giving the 2017 Gemballa Porsche 911 Turbo a total output of 820 hp (603 kW). That’s not all as the tuning company was also able to get additional torque of 214 lb.-ft. (290 Nm), thus effectively making the new maximum torque at 700 lb.-ft. (950 Nm).

Read the entire article 2017 Gemballa Avalanche Porsche 911 (991) Turbo is all about power

Porsche never ceases to amaze us as each of its new vehicle offerings is incredibly sexy and high-performing – just like the new Porsche 911 GT3, which has been updated for the 2018 model year.

Now on display at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Porsche 911 GT3 gets new mechanical features that would leave purists drooling.

Porsche will commence sales of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 in the United States this fall at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $143,600, which excludes $1,050 in delivery and handling fees.

Read the entire article 2017 Geneva Motor Show: Porsche 911 GT3 gets new 500 hp engine and six-speed manual gearbox

RUF Automobile GmbH officially unveiled during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show its latest CTR halo model. This model is distinct for two reasons. First is that it comes in a body that honors the 1987 CTR “Yellow Bird.” The second reason is that it utilizes a chassis based on the company’s very own design.

Already in the fourth generation, the 2017 RUF CTR is indeed similar to the model that it pays tribute to not only in form but even in function. Making it a true masterpiece is the new engine with a weight-to-power ratio of 3.5 pounds for every horsepower. Further, it is the first rear-wheel drive with a customized carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

Indeed, the main defining characteristic of the 2017 CTR is the chassis though one can argue that the technological superiority of this model begins at the skin, which is made up completely of carbon fiber. This is the same material the chassis is composed of and comes in the patented RUF design. In addition, both crash structures in the front and the rear are composed of lightweight steel much like the roll cage that was integrated to it.

Read the entire article RUF presents 2017 CTR during Geneva Motor Show

The Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (964 generation) is definitely one of the most beautiful classic cars out there. Nearly 30 years since it was launched, the 911 Carrera 2 still attracts attention when driven on the road and especially when parked on anyone’s lot. We are still able to see a good number of older generation Porsche sports cars to this day thanks to owners who really take care of their rides, even going to the point of spending thousands of dollars for restoration works to make them look as elegant as they were in the early 1990s.

However, a certain custom shop based in Vanosc, France has gone beyond expectations on how a Porsche 964 sports car should be reworked or restored. After all, this 911 Carrera 2 has been transformed into a rat rod by French creative group Danton Arts Kustoms, which prides itself as a company that specializes in converting rides into hot rods that were the trend in the pre-war era (World War II).

Recently displayed at the International Auto Show, this particular 911 Carrera 2 Rat Rod is definitely a show stopper – not because it was beautifully elegant, but because it seems really out of this world, something that would even earn the ire of a true-blood Porsche fan. According to reports, the whole front portion of the 911 Carrera 2 was chopped off, literally cutting the classic sports car into half. This was done in order to mount another engine to this Porsche 911 Carrera 2.

Read the entire article Porsche 911 Carrera 2 is transformed into a rat rod by French customizer Danton Arts Kustoms

In this ever-evolving automotive world, there are only a few things that stay the same. These perhaps are the lifelong dreams that people strive to turn into reality. Wonder what some of these dreams are made of? We think we have the answer to that. A dream car and a dream garage.

What we have here is a true story initially published in Porsche Klassik 10 magazine before it made its way to “The Porsche newsroom”, a Porsche exclusive news site for journalists and the online community. Read on and be inspired.

The story begins with a forty-six-year-old securities manager for a big banking firm from Nuremberg Germany. This man is redefining the idea of what a dream garage should look like. Andreas Kümmel, who also owns a Porsche 911 G-model Speedster, thinks the car of his dreams deserves nothing less.

Read the entire article An inspiring news bit about a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster owner and his dream garage

Here comes the latest Gemballa Avalanche! Yes, Stuttgart-based tuning company Gemballa Automobiltechnik GmbH & Co. KG is planning to reveal its latest iteration of the Gemballa Avalanche at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Most of Gemballa’s creations are derived from either a Porsche car or a McLaren unit. However, the latest creation of the tuning firm is from fellow German company Porsche. This time, Gemballa decided to craft the 2017 Avalanche from the Porsche 991-series 911 Turbo.

So far, Gemballa has only provided two images of the 2017 Gemballa Avalanche. One of the images shows the front end of the Avalanche, while the other displays the rear part of the sports car. Based on the provided images, the 2017 Avalanche is like a Porsche 911 Turbo on steroids. It is virtually wrapped in deep purple, with a number of carbon fiber accents lurking across the sports car. One of these carbon fiber elements is the huge bulge on the bonnet of the Gemballa Avalanche.

Read the entire article Gemballa previews Avalanche based on Porsche 911 Turbo prior to 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Not just one, but five new GTS versions of the Porsche 911 sports car will be coming in March 2017. All of these five new GTS models are powered by a more powerful turbo V6 engine that delivers more output than the powerplant that is installed in the previous GTS sports cars and even in the Porsche 911 Carrera S. Porsche has unveiled all these five new GTS models in the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

To be unveiled at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (official name of the Detroit Auto Show) are: new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupé (rear-wheel drive); Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (rear-wheel drive); Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé (all-wheel drive); Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (all-wheel drive); and Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS (all-wheel drive).

All of these new 911 GTS models – including rear-wheel-drive models 911 Carrera GTS Coupé and 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet -- are underpinned by the wide all-wheel-drive chassis measuring 1,852 mm in length.

Read the entire article Porsche unveils five new 911 GTS models at 2017 Detroit Auto Show

How much are you willing to spend to get a new Porsche 911? Let’s admit it -- a Porsche 911 is not cheap, even if it is more than 50 years old already. Now one of the first 13 prototypes Porsche 911s is up for auction at the upcoming event by RM Sotheby’s in Paris, France on February 8, 2017.

Yes, this is not just any other Porsche 911. It is more than a classic; it is already an icon. Aside from being one of the original Porsche 911s, the classic car up for sale in February is also the first ever 911 Cabriolet. Built between 1963 and 1964, this 911 Cabriolet – with chassis #13360 -- is one of the two surviving originals. With an age of around 53 years old, the 911 #13360 is also the oldest 911 Cabriolet.

Let us dabble with some Porsche 911 history. Prior to 1963, Porsche determined that it was already time to replace the Porsche 356. So, it commissioned Karmann to produce 13 prototypes of the successor model. These prototypes were eventually named as Porsche 901, and one of them was this 911 Cabriolet in concern. Interestingly, this car and its hardtop siblings weren’t known as the 911 back then, but as 901. In fact, when the 356 successor was unveiled in the at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, it was presented as the Porsche 901.

Read the entire article First Porsche 911 Cabriolet to be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s in Paris next year
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