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2018 Porsche 911 (991) Carrera T drops weight, gets more goodies

Porsche has promised that they will begin introducing “pure” models like the 911 R and the 911 GT3 Touring. And finally, they have announced that there will be another derivate. What makes this even better is that it will be more affordable because it will be based on the Carrera. To cut off some of its weight, the automaker will take out the rear seats as well as the infotainment system, but if you want those features back, they’ll put those parts back without the additional cost. Sweet deal, huh?

But before you get too excited, Porsche will not reinstall the sound absorbing material that was also taken out to cut down on weight. By removing all those unnecessary parts, the company has helped reduce 20 kilograms (44 pounds) off of the 911 (991) Carrera T. After the modifications, it now weighs down to 1,425 kilos (3,142 pounds), and its current equipment is still comparable to that of the standard model.

Interestingly, the Carrera T (Touring) has an advantage over the regular Carrera. It can be fitted with the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) that lowers the car by 20 millimeters. In addition, the new Touring also gets a “weight-optimized” Sport Chrono Package. It now has a shortened shift lever for the manual gearbox and the shortened transmission ratios. And what’s even better is the fact that you can add an optional rear-axle steering, which can’t be done on the standard model.

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Special edition Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS is released in honor of British racing legends

Ever since, Porsche has had an impressive history when it comes to endurance racing - having several wins and a lot of memorable finishes. But three of the most important ones for the company were in 1970 with Richard Atwood, 1982 with Derek Bell, and 2015 with Nick Tandy. To celebrate the success of these British drivers, Porsche developed a unique 911 Carrera special edition that fans will definitely drool over.

The 911 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition is made exclusively to honor the performances of Attwood, Bell and Tandy, as well as the vehicles they used when they took the championship, including the 917, 956 and the 919 Hybrid LMP1. Each of them won at the Le Mans 24 hour race. The 911s were developed at the Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, and it was Porsche Great Britain that developed the unique 911s for the UK.

Each one of the 911 has their own unique number and livery that represents the driver’s winning Porsche racing car. The livery and cabin both have the Union Jack symbol displayed all over them. What’s new with the 911 are features like the Satin finish black door mirrors, carbon floor mats with Alcantara edging, and Alcantara steering column casing.

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Porsche 911 Carrera revealed in police livery in Austria

A lot of heads turned in Austria when a police car pulled over. Not because there was an accident, but because it was a new Porsche 911. For decades now, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Interior has been known to drive around the nicest cars, as Porsche used to supply cars to the country's law enforcement agencies.

This partnership first began in the 1960s and now has been taken to the 21st century. Therefore, the automaker provided the agency with a brand new 911 Carrera to ensure the country's safety, as they pull over traffic offenders.

Naturally, Porsche had to give the Carrera a little bit of customization to make it look like a police car. The 911 was designed with a police livery, and blue flashing lights to match. Not to mention the radio system required by police. We learned that the Porsche is a free loan and will also be used by the local Federal Ministry of Interior until the fourth quarter of the year.

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Rare Mexico Blue RHD 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS up for grabs in the UK

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.

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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

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

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.

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Porsche officially introduced the new 911 (991) Carrera GTS models ahead of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show and announced that it will offer them as a coupe as well as a cabriolet and with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Slotted between the 911 Carrera S and the 911 GT3, the new 911 (991) Carrera GTS models are powered by a 3.8-liter boxer engine that produces 430 hp and 440 Nm (324.5 lb-ft) of torque at 5,750 rpm.

When using the 7-speed PDK automatic transmission, the 911 (991) Carrera GTS is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 as a Coupe and in 4.2 seconds as a Cabriolet, while top speed is 189 mph or 304 km/h. When equipped with a 7-speed manual transmission, the 911 GTS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds as a Coupe and in 4.6 seconds as a Cabriolet, while top speed is 306 km/h or 190 mph.

Moreover, the 911 GTS models arrive with the Sport Chrono package and the PASM active damper system, which lowers the vehicle by 10 mm. As expected, the new GTS models offer plenty of features as standard, such as bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), a sport exhaust system, an Alcantara-wrapped interior with leather-trimmed sport seats whose centre panels are made of Alcantara.

Read the entire article 2015 Porsche 911 (991) Carrera GTS models become official ahead of LA Auto Show

The 2015 Porsche 911 GTS will make its debut in November, at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show but it appears that things are getting more interesting ahead of the German sports car’s debut. According to Motor Trend’s Jonny Liberman, the new Porsche 911 GTS is codenamed 992 and not 991.2 as many of you folks would think.

Lieberman says that there are some big changes ahead but no more details were released. The 911 (992) GTS is expected to use the same 3.8-liter boxer engine that powers the current 911 Carrera S capable to deliver over 400 hp.

The previous 911 Carrera GTS was powered by the same 3.8-liter engine that produced 408 hp and 420 Nm of torque available at 4,200 rpm.

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Although the Carrera GT production ended back in 2006, Porsche is still taking care of the people who bought its supercar. As a result, the German manufacturer developed a new tire for the Carrera GT in partnership with Michelin. According to Porsche, the new Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire enhances the handling of the Carrera GT and replaces the current Pilot Sport PS2 tire.

Moreover, the car drivers will see benefits in relation to the stability of the Porsche model at its top speed of 330 km/h, but also at high lateral acceleration speeds. Furthermore, the new structure of the tore features the Porsche specification "N0" on the sidewalls and the tread compound is based on "dual-compound" technology, same as Michelin racing tires.

What’s more interesting is that the belt is made from an especially durable mix of aramid fibers, which are five times lighter than steel but deliver the same tensile strength. Comparing it with the previous tires, fuel consumption is improved by 10 percent on normal roads and almost 20 percent on the race track. Braking performance is also improved. The new Carrera GT tires are available now in 265/35 ZR 19 98Y "N0" and 335/30 ZR 20 108Y "N0" dimensions.

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Back in 2012, Porsche celebrated the fact that it has 2 million fans on Facebook with a special Cayman, but this year things have changed as the German manufacturer has 5 million fans on Facebook. As a result, Porsche prepared a 911 Carrera 4S featuring an Aqua Blue Metallic colour. Moreover, the car features a sport suspension as well as a new set of 20-inch wheels painted in white.

Regarding the design, we find the Aerokit Cup consisting of a new front apron, front spoiler, a new rear lid with fixed spoiler. Inside, we find brushed aluminum for the center console trim, door panels and PDK gear selector, while the sill guards offer blue illumination.

Porsche is currently running a competition on its Facebook page (facebook.com/porsche) until August 18 and the winner will have the chance to drive the one-of-a-kind 911 model at the Porsche Experience Center at Silverstone in the United Kingdom. Nine scale models of the vehicle are also available for the runners-up.

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The new TECHART Exhaust System Racing with valve control and double centre tailpipes as well as the TECHART Noselift front axle lift system will be launched together with the introduction of the personalization program for Porsche 911 Carrera 4 models. TECHART Automobildesign displayed its version of the 400hp Porsche 911 Carrera 4S in the iconic Emerald Green color at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show to pay tribute to the Porsche models of the 1970s TECHART.

Instead of Porsche’s standard exhaust system, the new TECHART Exhaust System Racing is equipped with valve control and double centre tailpipes. As a result, the car gets a look that’s sportier and more aggressive, reminiscent of RSR models.

The acoustic performance of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S is controlled by the sport button at centre console, offering a sound that’s throatier and more sonorous. In addition, its exhaust system is drivable in closed condition. As the only manufacturer, TECHART said that all Porsche 911 Carrera S models can get valve-controlled exhaust system with double centre tailpipes.

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After few leaked photos, Porsche officially introduced today the all-new 911 (991) Carrera 4, a model that benefits of the latest version of the active all-wheel drive system PTM (Porsche Traction Management). As expected, when you will see a Carrera 4 model on the streets you will see that this model is with 22 mm wider than the rear-wheel drive version.

Moreover, the rear tyres are each ten millimetres wider and the red light band that connects the two taillights has also taken on a new form. The 911 Carrera 4 Coupe features the same 3.4-liter engine delivering 350 hp (257 kW) and can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in as little as 4.5 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.7 s), while the top speed is limited to 285 km/h or 177 mph (Cabriolet: 282 km/h or 175 mph).

Using the PDK, fuel consumption is 8.6 l/100 km (CO2 203 g/km) for the Coupé and 8.7 l/100 km (CO2 205 g/km) for the Cabriolet. Regarding the 911 Carrera 4 S, this model is powered by a 3.8-litre rear-mounted boxer engine delivering 400 hp (294 kW).

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If you own a Porsche 991 and you are looking for ways to improve it, today is your lucky day as the German car is offering a new power enhancement kit developed for the 911 (991) Carrera S. According to the official press release, Porsche Exclusive will offer a power boost for the 3.8-litre boxer engine engine from 400 hp (294 kW) to 430 hp (316 kW).

With some help from the PDK in Sport Plus mode, the 991 Carrera S will be able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds and will have a top speed of 306 km/h (190 mph) with PDK and to 308 km/h (191 hp) with a seven-speed manual gearbox. Despite the power increase, fuel consumption remains unchanged thanks to modifications and adaptations to the electronic engine management.

The Powerkit used on the 991 Carrera S consists of special cylinder heads with different camshafts and an entirely new variable resonance intake system design with six air flaps and a resonance flap.

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Tuning firm Gemballa displayed its new 991 package at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. The new 991 Porsche Carrera is believed to be the new class benchmark. It has been so impressive that fans have remarked that it demonstrates that the iconic Porsche 911 spirit is alive. The performance and the driving dynamics of the Carrera S PDK have just been so exceptional that it is being compared to the outgoing GT3.

Presently, the GT package makes its debut with new front and rear bumpers and side skirts. These Gemballa parts are designed to have a precise fit to the car with the use of factory mounting points.

They are a straight replacement for the original parts and the conversion is totally reversible in case the owner ever decides to use the standard parts again. It also comes with a set of 21-inch ultra-light forged alloy wheels, which are not as striking as the 19-inch wheels on the basic Carrera or the 20-inch wheels fitted on the Carrera S.

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Porsche posted a promotion video on its YouTube channel showing Gordon Robertson driving the 911 Carrera. In the video, Robertson explains some of the new technology in the Type 991 while driving around corners in a British track. Robertson then hypes the Carrera S for around three minutes in high definition. The video also showed several rear shots of the car.

A base 911 Carrera runs on a 3.4-liter flat-six boxer engine for 350 hp of output and 287 lb-ft of torque. This has a price tag of $83,050.

The upgraded Carrera S, meanwhile, runs on a 3.6-liter engine for 400 hp of output and 325 lb-ft of torque. It is priced at $97,350. The powertrain is connected to the rear wheels using either a seven-speed manual or a PDK transmission.

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Porsche’s 911 Carrera Cabriolet is on display at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. It debuts with an entirely new roof concept that merges the Coupé’s elegant style with the benefits of a light fabric hood. The Cabriolet comes with the innovations of the new 911 Carrera family but also has the new features for open sports cars.

Its intelligent lightweight design guarantees lower weight and extra sportiness, lower fuel consumption and more comfort.

Just like with the Coupés, the new Cabriolets begin with the 911 Carrera which is equipped with a 350 hp (257 kW), 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine and the 911 Carrera S with 400 hp (294 kW) flat engine and 3.8 litre displacement. The unveiling of the new Cabriolet was handled by Matthias Müller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.

Read the entire article Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet strips for the Motor City

Last week, the all-new Porsche Panamera GTS made its debut at the 2011 LA Auto Show and it appears that the German manufacturer is starting to refresh its lineup as today the all-new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera/ Carrera S Cabriolet were unveiled. As expected, the 911 Carrera Cabrio is powered by a 3.4-litre flat engine generating 350 hp (257 kW), which delivers the power to the rear wheels using a seven-gear manual transmission.

The 911 Carrera S is powered by a 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine developing 400 hp (294 kW), mated to a seven-gear manual transmission featured as standard. According to Porsche, both engine need less than ten litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (NEDC).

As an option, both cars can be fitted with the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) as an option. The new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet will be launched in Germany on March 3, 2012 and will carry a price tag of 100,532 Euros, while the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet will be priced from 114,931 Euros including value-added tax in both cases.

Read the entire article 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera/Carrera S Cabriolet make their debut

Porsche announced today two new additions to its lineup: the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet. That’s right, the 911 Carrera GTS is now available with the all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM). Under the hood, we find the same 3.8-liter, six-cylinder Carrera S engine delivering a total output of 408 hp (300 kW) at 7,300 rpm and 420 Nm of torque.

The 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds, while the Cabriolet needs 4.8 seconds.

The vehicles are offered as standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but when using the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) seven-speed transmission, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, while the Cabriolet hits the same speed in 4.6 seconds.

Read the entire article 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe/Cabriolet: details, photos, specs and price

Porsche has introduced its latest 911 model! To be offered as a Cabriolet and as a Coupe, the 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS made its North American debut today at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. It will be sold to the US market beginning 2011 and will be priced from $103,100 for the Coupe and $112,900 for the Cabriolet.

This model is slotted between the Carrera S and the GT3. The rear of the GTS has a modified 3.8 liter six-cylinder boxer unit that generates 408 hp (an extra 23 hp over what the S could bring and 27 hp sort of the GT3’s output).

The latest 911 variant has a maximum torque of 310 lb-ft (420 Nm), which is 200 rpm lower than that in the Carrera S (4,200). The engine, which is expected to have the same fuel efficiency as the Carrera S (19 mpg city/27 mpg highway), boasts a performance exhaust system that uses two dual-tipped tailpipes.

Read the entire article 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS makes its North American debut at the 2010 LA Auto Show
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