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Forza 6 Marathon during Le Mans is made possible by Porsche and Microsoft

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.

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Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package in bright red livery is turning heads in Dubai

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.

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This is your $13 million hybrid Dynamiq Gran Turismo Transatlantic yacht built by Porsche

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

Design your own Dynamiq GTT 115 Porsche Yacht with the newly released online configurator

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.

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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

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 September 27, 2016, Porsche initially filed for a patent that is the “Unique Active Rear Diffuser”. And earlier this week, on April 27, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published this. When the patent was published, several images of the sketch surfaced on the internet.

We do know that some of Porsche’s vehicles already feature active deploying rear wings. And supposedly, this new patent they filed offers similar functions with the use of its unique diffuser.

Yes, diffusers do exist in cars already. But according to Porsche, what differs with the patent is that the installation and integration in the underbody region is very complicated. The location of the diffuser will have to be directly below the bumper. The purpose of this is that when the diffuser is not in use, it will blend into the body, which explains its concave inner shape.

Read the entire article Porsche patents unique Active Rear Diffuser for future vehicles

Wagon buyers who prefer their vehicle to be luxurious, you will have an entirely brand new selection at the latter part of this year. Porsche will start rolling out 4 fresh models of the Panamera Sport Turismo at the end of 2017 in the US. Moreover, the local dealers are appealing for a 5 seat sedan, but it seems their demands will be met with a solution from the German automaker.

SUVs and crossovers are the latest buzz at these times, leading the sales in the global market. However it is shocking to see that the wagons are not giving up without a fight nowadays. Now, the luxurious German automaker has made one that will be the newest member of their claim, but Porsche doesn't literally use the wagon description of its long roofed Panamera.

The 2nd gen Porsche Panamera sedan (but it is more of a hatchback than a sedan) is a standard 4 seater vehicle that is tempting to own, but if you want to fit 3 more companions in the back then you can opt for a Panamera Sport Turismo.

Read the entire article Porsche dealers appeal to the company to produce a 5 seat Panamera Sedan

Any of the Constabulary police enforcers at Norfolk, England will be scrambling to be the lucky chap to get behind the wheels of the newest member of their family - the speedster Porsche Cayman GT4.

Earlier this month, the police force of Milan had been happy chaps when they welcomed to their homestead the Ferrari 458 Spider which can run at a whopping 320 kmh. It was confiscated from a mobster of a syndicated gang and was turned over to the Milan police. It’s indeed tempting to bring the sports car out to shred the roads of Milan, with the supercar made to accelerate straight to 200 kmh in less than 10.8 seconds.

However, the Ferrari 458 Spider will not be able to do this publicly. Instead this superior speedster will be used as sort of an ambassador to be used for programs of education in the field of legality. Now it seems the newly acquired super car of Norfolk will follow suit. Donated for 2 years by Lind Trust, a charity organization that supports the development of young teenagers in Norwich and Norfolk, the Cayman GT4 will be utilized as a public program apparatus - meaning the GT4's main purpose is to engage and socialize with the citizens of Norfolk regarding road safety.

Read the entire article Norfolk citizens welcome their fastest police car yet - the Porsche Cayman GT4

Porsche has officially revealed its LMP1 contender -- the 919 Hybrid. Through this model, Porsche hopes to defend not just its title in the FIA World Endurance Championship but that of the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well. Though this model only unveiled during Friday’s WEC Prologue test at Monza, it did not come as a surprise to many as photos of the 919 Hybrid came out at Paul Ricard race track.

Like the other vehicles that will be part of this competition, it will be displaying low-downforce specifications for the two-day test at Monza. The brand however continues to keep under wraps what aero kit the 9191 Hybrid will be utilizing.

Though it will continue to make use of the same chassis, its third year in a row, Andrea Seidl, which is the team principal, assures that performance will not be impacted negatively. He adds that around 60% to 70% of the vehicle is in fact new.

Read the entire article Porsche to defend racing titles with new 919 Hybrid

Undeniably the crowd favourite at the Geneva Motor Show, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is getting ready to turn more heads and steal the spotlight at the Big Apple this weekend for its U.S. Premiere as it travels from Stuttgart to New York.

The long-roofed Panamera is definitely one of the most appealing cars today. With a wide opening rear tailgate and a loading floor that is only two feet off the ground. This is definitely an upgrade from the second generation.

The Sport Turismo’s four trim packages are as follows: Panamera 4, with a 3.0 liter turbo V6 engine that produces 330 horsepower that speeds up to 60 miles per hour in 5 seconds. Panamera 4S with a twin-turbo 2.9 liter yielding 440 horsepower and sprints 60 miles per hour in 4 seconds, the 4 E-Hybrid that is equipped with a 4S powertrain and a 136-HP electric motor. And last, the Panamera Turbo Sport that can drive from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds with the help of its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which can produce 550 horsepower.

Read the entire article Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is on its way to the Big Apple

An Austrian company has turned a classic Porsche 910 into a modern zero-emission supercar – the Kreisel EVEX 910e. There are not many who still remember the classic Porsche 910. But, if you are a Porsche fan or an enthusiast, or if you do follow motorsports of the present and past, you’d be familiar with the Porsche 910. After all, the Porsche 910 – also known as the Carrera 10 – is the name of a classic Porsche race car that was produced in 1966 and 1997, or around half a century ago.

Fifty years to the future, the Porsche 910 is already considered as a high-value collector’s item. This is thanks to the fact that this race car was Porsche’s entry to the World Sportscar Championship 1967 and it managed to secure a respectable finish. Back then, it was powered by two available engines: a 2.0-liter six-cylinder mill producing 200 hp (150 kW) of output, or a 2.2 liter eight-cylinder unit delivering up to 270 hp (201 kW).

EVEX Fahrzeugbau GmbH, a carmaker specializing on historical sports cars, had rebuilt the Porsche 910 – as the EVEX Porsche 910. Now, Austrian company Kreisel – in its passion to integrate electric drive in all aspects of mobility – has partnered with EVEX to produce a replica of the Porsche 910, which was then installed with a powerful electric motor. The partners aptly called this creation as the new Kreisel EVEX 910e, with a tag price of a whopping EUR1 million.

Read the entire article Classic Porsche 910 race car transformed into the Kreisel EVEX 910e electric supercar

The German automobile tuner TechArt, which specializes in modifying premium sports cars especially Porsche, is now in its 30th year of service. Since the late 1980s, Techart has been an established name for an unmatched array of modification options at the most premium standards, and is also known for its undying passion in customizing roadsters—exclusively for the Porsche line up.

The tuning company was started in 1987 by Thomas Behringer and Matthias Krauss, with the main headquarters found in Leonberg, Germany. Techart is vastly considered as an independent car manufacturer and the company started out in Fellbach manufacturing premium interiors for different car models. Around that time period, Techart took a fancy to Porsche models, and successfully released its first ever body kit for Porsche 928 around 1987. Modifying something as fascinating as the Porsche 911 is considered a feat if done correctly, and only a few companies are willing to partake of this unforgiving task.

But a year after Porsche 928's modified body kit was released, an aero kit for the then current 964 model 911 was unveiled to the public eye. Techart's operation extended all throughout the 1990s and covered the divisions for sleek design and utmost performance in which the latter was released in 1995 with the C3 program on the 911 Carrera, which is built with a supercharge to produce an output of 462 hP.

Read the entire article Techart marks 30th anniversary by releasing gallery of its best Porsche aero kits and aesthetic packages
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