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Earlier this month, Porsche introduced to us the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. The car wore a Golden Yellow Metallic paint. The same time it was launched, the company said to interviewers that a “range of other carefully selected exterior colours” will be offered for the same model.
They did not mention when the new shades will be revealed, but the company has just shared photos of the special edition 911 Turbo S in other liveries. The most eye-catching of them all would probably still be the one in gold, but the other two, in gray and in white, are also looking good. All three models have matching accents - that is a pair of carbon strips on the front hood and the roof.
The company ensures that the Exclusive Series looks distinct from the standard Turbo S, by adding more carbon fiber accents all over. What makes it even more unique though is that only 500 units will be produced, and each of them features a special plaque mounted on the passenger’s side to prove its exclusivity.Read the entire article 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series shown in new photos
Porsche definitely adores variety. You’ll see what we mean if you browse through the official company's website that shows a plethora of various 911 models. And now, the German marque will add one more to the collection: the new high-powered, limited version of the 911 Turbo gets a bright yellow finish and it definitely is premium looking.
The Stuttgart-based company has gifted us once again with another 911 automobile, and this is the most expensive-looking automobile coming from Porsche to date. We welcome the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. How exclusive… you may want to know. Only 500 units will be produced worldwide.
But this 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series will not only flaunt its unique yellow aesthetic, it also comes with exceptional power. In fact, it’s the most powerful 911 Turbo S ever.Read the entire article 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series gets the Midas touch treatment plus 607 hp
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS that made its debut not so long ago at the E3 video game expo in Los Angeles has already been sold out according to reports. That’s surprisingly quick and highly impressive for the 700-horsepower (521 kilowatts) sports car. It sold so fast that you probably didn’t even have enough time to consider it.
AutoBild says that Porsche’s plan is to produce 1,000 units of the 911 GT2 RS, and that every single one of them had already been accounted for. The company did mention that some of those examples will be reserved for 918 owners, as they get priority access to this model. Apparently, the 911 GT2 RS has a starting price of €260,000 or €289,000 in Europe. Deliveries will begin by fall this year. However, the company has not confirmed any of these details shared to us yet.
To make a more aggressive vehicle, the sports car has been provided with an aero package that is noticeable in the front and rear fascia - with a wide body kit as well as a massive rear wing. Throughout the inside the cabin, you’ll find carbon fiber trimmings, and to keep the weight down, a set of lightweight wheels has been put in.Read the entire article Limited edition 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is now totally sold out
Let’s give a round of applause to Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, and Earl Bamber for surprising a lot of people as they made the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid last until the end of the 24 Hour Le Mans after a long stop in the garage during the fourth hour of the race to replace the front axle motor. This victory marks Porsche’s 19th Le Mans 24 Hour win. In fact, they were just one of the two LMP1 cars that made it to the finish.
An LMP2 car, the #38 DC Racing Oreca 07 that was driven by Oliver Jarvis, Ho-Pin Tung and Thomas Laurent came in second. Many thought that the #38 would be the champion after the Porsche’s mishap at the 21st hour with an oil pressure issue. However, the Jota Sport run isn’t just strong enough to take over the power of the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid. In under two hours, Bernhard managed to take the lead getting itself back on track. To make things even more interesting, the Porsche circulated around 13 seconds a lap quicker than the Oreca. Like Bernhard, this is the second time Bamber won at the Le Mans 24 Hour race, while for Hartley, this would be his first ever victory at La Sarthe.
Though the #38 DC Racing LMP2 did not make it to the first place, they still came first in its class, and they did quite well just finishing one lap behind the LMP1 Porsche. The last time a secondary class came in the top three was back in 2005. This win also marks Jota Sport’s second class win.Read the entire article Porsche 919 Hybrid takes victory at the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hour Race
The E3 video game expo this year isn’t just about video games. During last weekend’s expo at Los Angeles, Porsche surprised many with the new 911 GT2 RS. Not only does it look visually stunning in person, but it left people talking about the car’s horsepower.
Before it made its appearance, we heard rumours that the new 911 would be producing more than 640 horsepower. But during the event, it was confirmed by Automobile Magazine that the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS can produce 700 horsepower (521 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet of torque (749 Newton-metres), as they were one of the first few to hitch a ride in the sports car. However, Porsche does not confirm the publication’s statement and calls it a “speculation”.
Whether that is true or not, what we know is that the power comes from a 3.8-liter biturbo inline-six. In just 2.9 seconds, the 911 GT2 RS can speed up to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour), and it has a top speed of 212 miles per hour (341 kilometers per hour). And for the record, the RS only weighs 3,306 pounds (1,500 kilograms). Supposedly.Read the entire article 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS will arrive with 700 hp and 749 Nm of torque
Porsche has created some of the world’s most iconic and timeless vehicles. One of them is the oblong-shaped Porsche 911, a timeless beauty impossible to duplicate. The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS is one of these timeless beauties and is particularly famous (and coveted) amongst collectors. The 911 was a big hit in the early 70s because of the 2.7 RS, Porsche’s “hardcore homologation special” which ultimately became a fearsome track contender. The year after the release of the 2.7 RS, Porsche wanted to do something out of the ordinary and thus released the 3.0-liter RS, stepping its game up in the race track.
This super rare 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS is considered to be more special than its 1973 predecessor and is quite a sight to behold for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
To know that these collector’s items still exist is quite thrilling especially for fans and collectors alike. Recently, it has been reported that one of six examples of the right-hand drive Carrera 3.0 RS can be found in the United Kingdom. Let’s take a look.Read the entire article Rare Mexico Blue RHD 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS up for grabs in the UK
Porsche wants to discourage a practice that has hounded its cars for decades. The German automaker Porsche produces a car; afterwards the released sports car will garner impressive reviews from the car enthusiasts. Then demand from interested customers will outweigh supply. And then these models will pop out like mushrooms in classified ads with corresponding inflated price costs. By now, this is nothing new to the automotive community, but GT head honcho Andreas Preuninger seemed to have had enough of this practice when it comes to Stuttgart's premium sports cars and hopes to counteract car flippers.
Porsche now wants to get even with those car flippers by throwing down a simple plan - making more detailed research of potential consumers of their sports car. Andreas Preuninger clarified that this is not a form of punishment, but is instead a brilliant strategy. Porsche's head of GT road-car development told Car and Driver at the launch of the 2018 911 GT3 that he personally likes to see the cars being used because it's the main purpose of building them, and the sports car are too good to be left in the garage and collect dust.
He further added that he doesn't fancy the business of people purchasing Porsche's cars just to make money on them, as this is not the main intention of the German automaker. He further said that the purpose of limiting the production of a car is not for it to increase its value in the passing days, and they don't want it to seem that they’re laying money on each car when they’re rolled out.Read the entire article Porsche to lay down plan to counteract car speculators and flippers
Just when we concluded that all the best in line Porsche vehicles have been hauled up by the savvy collectors and aesthetically doubtful resto-mod outfits, an uber rare 1993 Porsche Carrera RSR 3.8 with only six miles, let me repeat, only six miles (10 km) on its odometer was up for auction in RM Sotheby's Villa Erba. But if you’re only hearing about this now, your chance is now gone as this air-cooled 911s was sold for an awesome $2.25 million at the said auction. What a lucky, lucky collector!
Last week, the dapper 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo hauled an impressive $1.45 million at an auction, and only recently another Porsche 911 commanded a remarkable 6 figure price following a fierce bidding war. The vehicle we are talking about is the one-of-a-kind 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 '93 that was just used for a mere 6 miles (10 km). In the early 90s, an interested customer cannot just go to a local Porsche dealer and purchase an RSR right then and there. You have to be a serious purchaser that is backed up with serious cash in your bank account.
The German automaker only produced 51 units of this model and each one was factory ordered. Furthermore, what sets it apart from its fellow units is that it's the only one of 2 that flaunts a fully trimmed interior. Best thing is that the exclusive automobile was finished inside with an eye catching red leather upholstery. The lucky to-be owner specifically requested from the German automaker to paint the car in Polar Silver Metallic, and color the wheel's spokes in Amethyst Metallic with its brake callipers adorned in gold to showcase an incredible contrast. The unique RSR boasts of a 3.8 L engine that is able to create 350 hP and 284 lb-ft (385 Newton-meters) of torque through its enhanced 5 speed manual gearbox.Read the entire article Practically new 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 fetches $2.25 million at Sotheby's Auction
Amid the frenzy surrounding the 85th 4 Hours of Le Mans affair at the notable Circuit de la Sarthe in France, gamers all around the world will be ecstatic to hear that the strenuous endurance race will have a counterpart in the thrilling world of sports. Gamer boys and girls alike, this will be your chance to let your skills be known to the gaming community.
To be more specific, famous German automotive maker Porsche and the American multinational tech company Microsoft have teamed up once again at the previously held New York Auto Show with Automobile Club de l'Quest (ACO) to organize an event together that will be widely known as the "Forza Racing Championship (Forza RC) Season 3: The Porsche Cup."
If you participate in the recently ongoing qualifying rounds and successfully make it to the finals, then you are eligible to compete in a 24 hour marathon. But here's the awesome catch: the said marathon will be held at the same time as the actual Le Mans race. This exciting announcement will surely draw in hundreds of gamers around the world as this is a one of a kind opportunity that is difficult to pass off.Read the entire article Forza 6 Marathon during Le Mans is made possible by Porsche and Microsoft
While the BMW M3 is making some noise in Abu Dhabi with its San Marino Blue outfit, Porsche on the other hand, is catching people’s attention in Dubai as the 918 Spyder wears bright red livery. The reason why this model is turning heads is because Porsche isn’t known to give their cars distinct, bright livery unlike its competitors.
This shade of red might be common for a Ferrari, but definitely not for a Porsche - and there are only a few of them. In fact, this specific model is actually being sold by Deals on Wheels in Dubai. Another thing about this example is that even the carbon fiber roof has been painted red, instead of retaining its carbon fiber finish.
Not only is this Spyder looking spectacular on the outside, this Porsche 918 has also been upgraded with the optional Weissach package. This package comes with new aerodynamic fins on the rear bumper plus a set of lightweight wheels for better performance. If you didn’t know, the Weissach pack will make your Spyder faster by 0.2 second, making it sprint to 62 miles per hour in only 2.6 seconds. Moreover, the Acid Green brake calipers look great combined with the 918 Spyder’s red finish.Read the entire article Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package in bright red livery is turning heads in Dubai
Well, this could be what the super-rich would love to do to pass the time. Monaco-based superyacht builder, Dynamiq takes on another voyage by launching the new GTT 115 online configurator. Interested buyers of the 3,000-mile range supercar-inspired vessel can customize their yachts using the wide range of options available online.
Equipped with the latest hybrid propulsion system, the $13.2 million GTT 115 is actually built in collaboration with Studio F. A. Porsche. This however, is not Porsche’s first voyage in designing a yacht. The supercar maker has worked with Fearless 28 luxury speedboat and Royal Falcon Fleet’s RFF135 before venturing into this new project.
The GTT or the Gran Turismo Transatlantic is a 35-meter superyacht decked with Porsche’s most iconic design cues. It features the Mission E concept’s transom, the iconic supercar’s Targa-style mullions as well as the Porsche 911 R’s Pepita hounds tooth pattern for the deck’s furniture fabric.Read the entire article This is your $13 million hybrid Dynamiq Gran Turismo Transatlantic yacht built by Porsche
Let us take a break from discussing new cars’ engines, features, and designs. For now, let us put ourselves in the shoes of the extremely wealthy and plan how we would want our superyacht to appear. Porsche, the builder of this yacht, has fortunately made an online configurator to help every potential customer customize it to fill every one of their needs.
Porsche's car designs are easily recognizable on the streets. In fact, it has released numerous 911 units, adding to its popularity. But now Porsche is demonstrating that its talent and expertise know no bounds and is venturing into the high seas with its plan of building a super yacht. Concept designs of the 115-foot (35 m) 'GTT 115 Hybrid vessel has been made public by the Monaco-based yacht builder Dynamiq.
It is said to boast of integrated classic Porsche model cues. The GTT 115 concept is the brainchild of the joint collaboration of boat building firm Vripack and Studio F.A. Porsche, one of the design studios that spawned Porsche Design sunglasses, watches and one-off pieces catered to its wealthy patrons. Porsche mainly focused on the exterior design, while Vripack came up with the round bilge all-aluminum hull and significant hydrodynamic elements. Moreover, the boat's shallow draft of 1.45m (4.75 ft) will highly contribute to smooth cruising in the open seas, Dynamiq added.Read the entire article Design your own Dynamiq GTT 115 Porsche Yacht with the newly released online configurator
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
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
Porsche’s GT division has finally brushed off the rumors that a Cayenne GT or a Macan GT will be added to its current lineup. In a recent interview with Car and Driver, Andreas Preuninger confirmed that neither Porsche’s SUV nor crossover range will get GT2 or GT3 versions made. The Head for Road Car Development has even mentioned the Panamera while explaining how the GTs are built directly on real race car models. That said, unless a Panamera, Macan or a Cayenne gets into racing, there is no reason to anticipate a GT version at all.
Preuninger further noted that a customer purchasing a 911 GT3 is well aware about their products. He also said that a Cayenne or a Macan taking part at the Dakar rally is one thing that hasn’t crossed their minds. If so, Preuninger thinks it could be all up to the Motorsport division whether that type of vehicle should be brought into racing.
From the way we see it, it seems Porsche won’t bank on the GT’s heritage for the sake of building more race car versions of their current lineup. Preuninger believes that using a GT badge on either a Cayenne or a Panamera just to make it more marketable will only compromise the division’s credibility. We think he’s right.Read the entire article Confirmed: Porsche SUVs Cayenne and Macan will not get a GT variant
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
After giving the Porsche 911 Cabriolet a new boost in performance, German automobile tuner TechArt is back once more with a styling kit for the new Porsche Panamera. TechArt’s GrandGT widebodykit as they call it will increase the four door sedan’s overall width by as much as 80mm at the rear and 50mm at the front.
Aside from the new front and rear bumpers, the tuning house has also included special accessories into the package. Among which includes a new sport exhaust system, carbon fiber quad tailpipes, a rear boot spoiler, rear diffuser and new side skirts.
For better variety, clients can further enhance their Panameras with a brand new set of 22-inch Formula IV alloys or with a new carbon fiber bonnet. Like the Nano Grey Porsche Panamera on the recent press release, the wheels can be had in the same color as the body paint while the brake calipers can be coated in special color as well. The twin spoke wheels are then fitted to a new set of tyres measuring 285/30 ZR 22 and 335/25 ZR 22—- for the front and rear respectively.Read the entire article 2017 Porsche Panamera gets a dose of GrandGT widebody kit from TechArt
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 Porsche 911 R is a car anyone would want even before they’ve seen it in action. For a car that’s so handsome and available for a limited time only, it is no wonder why guys easily go crazy over them. Further, the market for supercars has never been more filled with folks willing to pay more than the list price. Among the prime examples are the Ferrari 458 Speciale, a Cayman GT4 or the latest “must-have” from Porsche -- the 911 R.
Recently, a stunning Porsche 911 R with the legendary Gulf Oil racing livery was spotted online and has since become a favourite among many fans worldwide. The colour scheme is a combination of light blue and bright orange.
The viral photo, which was posted on Instagram was supposedly taken inside a Porsche showroom. Though we have no idea where exactly, those who’ve seen it first suggested that the location must be someplace in North America. Any guesses?Read the entire article Porsche 911 R in Gulf Oil racing livery racks up many likes on Instagram
Hypercars are completely unlike an average car. Average cars live up to 7 years or more, they are produced in massive numbers, and we can find them displayed in showrooms for quite some time. Hypercars, on the other hand, are on the opposite end of the spectrum. They are produced in small quantities, and are only out in the market for a limited time, plus they cost a fortune.
For instance, let’s talk about the Porsche 918 Spyder. Given that name, we know that there was only a total of 918 units manufactured. The first ever Spyder made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and production began on September 28, 2013. More than a year later, in June 2015, the 918th unit – the last -- was produced. Even with a surreal price of $847,000, the last unit was sold as early as December 2014.
Though we will never see a brand new Porsche 918 Spyder again, it won’t hurt to dream about one, right? A Russian artist from Saint Petersburg, Aksyonov Nikita did a rendering of the impossible - a facelifted Porsche 918 Spyder with design inspirations from the beautiful Mission E Concept. The design looks nothing short of fantastic. As sinful as it looks, too bad we’ll never see a real life version of it.Read the entire article Russian artist creates rendering of a facelifted Porsche 918 Spyder
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