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Mcchip-dkr unveils the Porsche 911 Targa GT3 RS

For those Porsche enthusiasts out there, you must know that the Porsche 911 lineup is wide enough that you can get a model or trim that fits your style and personality - these range from models like the basic 911 Carrera all the way to the high performance, all wheel drive Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet. But here’s one more.

German tuner McChip-dkr has built a powered-up Targa version of the 911. Just check out this example they modified. They were able to tweak the Targa body and gave it GT3 levels of power, which have previously been available only in a coupe.

They were able to do this by taking a 911 Targa 4 GTS as their base. McChip-dkr then managed to maximize the car’s output to 566 horsepower (422 kilowatts) and 498 pound-feet of torque (675 Newton-metres).

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS goes official with 520 hp

After a number of spy photos, as well as some leaked ones, we can finally say that 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is going to arrive soon, with the latest, high resolution photos that had been published. Porsche has officially unveiled the model. The car will make its first public appearance in a few weeks at the Geneva Motor Show, following this world debut that came as a surprise.

Aside from the photos that were published, it seems like earlier reports were accurate when they said that the 911 will have a naturally aspirated engine, and that its 4.0 liter flat-six makes 520 horsepower (383 kilowatts) and can rev itself further than you can think of, precisely 9,000 rpm.

That’s 20 hp more than its predecessor’s engine. We first thought that maybe Porsche will increase engine displacement for the GT3 RS, but apparently not. The current engine says that it will hit 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in only 3.2 seconds before continuing to its top speed of 312 kilometers per hour (194 miles per hour).

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Toyota finally unwraps the GR HV Sports Concept with Targa top

Recently, Toyota developed its newest sports car range, the GR nameplate, which will make its way to Tokyo as production models. This will hopefully include the brand new Supra that Toyota has been developing with BMW. But together with these models will be the GR HV Sports Concept, which will make its very first appearance in public. It is a two-seater performance vehicle with a Targa roof similar to that of Toyota’s Le Mans prototype, the TS050 Hybrid race car.

The engine can be found up front, but it brings power to the rear wheels. There are some things about the GR HV Sports concept that will remind you of the TS050 Hybrid. For instance, the unique headlights upfront come with stacks of LED clusters where there are two horizontal units floating on top of three vertical headlights.

And that is not all, the design of the concept’s alloy wheels, as well as the spoiler, is also similar to that of the TS050 Hybrid. However, once you move on to the side profile of the car, it looks more like the existing 86. But then, it looks different up front and at the rear, also because it comes with a Targa configuration and not a regular fixed metal roof. It is also a little wider than the 86, and is 5mm taller. Speaking of the 86, Toyota once came out with a concept, which they called the FT-86. It was a convertible 86 that unfortunately never reached production stage.

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Designer imagines Porsche 911X Targa as a crossover with giant wheels

The increasing demand for sports utility vehicles has convinced many carmakers to jump into the craze. Porsche is definitely not new to the SUV game, as it has already been 15 years since it launched the Cayenne. In 2014, Porsche introduced the Macan. With the still surging demand for SUVs, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Porsche decides to launch another unit, this time a more compact crossover.

How would this new compact SUV look like? It might not be hard to imagine, considering that Porsche already has two SUV offerings. The German luxury sports car maker just needs to take the cues of the Cayenne and the Macan, and apply them in a more compact package. But a certain automotive designer Emre Husmen of Salzburg, Austria posted a number of images in his social account in Behance depicting a new compact SUV from Porsche.

Working as a transportation designer for KISKA GmbH with previous employment at Ford and Fiat, Husmen rendered an interesting concept of a new Porsche SUV. It is interesting since this compact SUV concept isn’t derived from the Porsche Cayenne or Macan, but from the carmaker’s world-renowned staple sports car – the 911. Much more interesting is the fact that Husmen’s creation isn’t just a typical 911, but the version with a targa top – the Porsche 911 Targa. As per Husmen’s word, his work is a 911 package in an SUV. Its name? Husmen baptized his new creation as the Porsche 911X Targa.

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On August 17, BMW is set to reveal something that so many of us have been anticipating. So better save the date if you want to be one of the first ones to witness their surprise. And just a few weeks before they unveil it, they released a teaser of the car’s silhouette, showing only the shape of the convertible’s upper half - and it is already looking pretty sexy.

“The road will never be the same” is what captions the beautiful image. After the company posted this, the biggest question in mind is, what is it? There were a number of comments that came out after, some were saying that it is a convertible 8 Series. It could be, but the shape and size do not seem to fit. However, others suggest that it could be a Targa-top i8. Since we do not know the right answer to this question yet, we can do our own investigation to guess what this could be, or we could just wait until August 17.

August 17 is happening a few days before the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and it is quite common for automakers to unveil their new models days before events like these. Furthermore, BMW Designworks is just a couple of hours away from Pebble Beach, so we might actually see the actual car in the event. Remember that last year, the company brought out the fully restored 1957 507 that was once owned by Elvis Presley to the 2016 Pebble Beach event.

Read the entire article BMW teases us with what might be a Z4 Targa top silhouette

Porsche 911s series is definitely one of the most competitive among performance cars and the GT3 RS is one of the most powerful of them all. The Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS is powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 500 horsepower. It has a top speed of 193 mph and can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds. There are only about 2,000 GT3s RS made; that is why one model in Amsterdam in the Netherlands has caused a stir in the automotive world.

Most Porsche fans know that newly made Porsches are cooled by water. As much as it is a cringe worthy process for Porsche purists, that’s just how the German automaker has been making their current models. But these water-cooled Porsches also have their limits especially when they’re all done and ready for distribution. One just doesn’t tread uncharted waters, not even in an ultra-rare Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

Unfortunately for one Gulf-liveried 911 GT3 RS in Amsterdam, it decided to go for a dip into the lake behind Porsche Centrum Amsterdam. Luckily, the damage was only limited to the front part of the GT3 RS and its rear-engine design did its job of saving the poor GT3 RS from fully going out for a swim into the lake.

Read the entire article Porsche 911 GT3 RS shocks onlookers as it goes “swimming” in Amsterdam

Mazda has finally introduced the MX-5 RF retractable fastback at the 2016 New York Auto Show. This latest iteration of the MX-5 remains fully able in providing a dynamic and enjoyable open-top driving experience.

However, Mazda is offering this experience on a new dimension that is accessible to a wider range of drivers. The new Mazda MX-5 RF is powered by either the SKYACTIV-G 1.5 or SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engines. Power is transmitted to the wheels either through a quick-shifting six-speed SKYACTIV-MT transmission and an MX-5 RF- exclusive six-speed automatic gearbox.

This new Mazda MX-5 RF comes knocking with a fastback styling featuring a smooth roofline sloping down to the rear. Moreover, its distinct rear roof and retractable back window allow it to offer a unique convertible feeling. Interestingly, a driver could easily deploy or employ the power roof with just a push of a button even while the MX-5 RF is moving at speeds of up to 10km/h.

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People will always look for a Porsche 911 that has an all-wheel drive option. They get that and more with the new 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Targa 4. The new cars’ sporting attributes are significantly involved. They also get the best in comfort from the new generation 911 models.

These feature more fuel efficient yet also more powerful turbocharged engines. Aside from a powerful performance, the new Porsche 911 models also have new features to ensure safety for the drivers.

Since the Porsche 911 can be used for both racing and casual driving, it features Porsche’s proprietary Porsche Active Suspension Management chassis. The PASM chassis lowers the car’s riding height by ten millimeters. The upscale Carrera 4S versions can even include real axle steering, which is offered as an option.

Read the entire article Porsche boasts exceptional performance in new AWD 911 Targa 4 and Carrera 4

Porsche’s all-new 911 (991) GT3 RS was finally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, but as you may know already, the vehicle was shown in patent images last year. According to the German carmaker, the 911 (991) GT3 RS is powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine producing 500 hp (368 kW) and 460 Nm of torque. As a result, the new vehicle is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.3 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.9 seconds, while top speed is in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph).

Combined NEDC fuel consumption in the is 12.7 l/100 km. Other highlights of the vehicle includes functions such as declutching by “paddle neutral”, which is comparable to pressing the clutch with a conventional manual gearbox, but also speed limiting by Pit Speed button, customized for motorsport use.

Compared with the 911 GT3, the new vehicle is 10 kg lighter thanks to the roof made of magnesium, carbon fiber used for the engine and luggage compartment lids and other lightweight components made of alternative materials. Other characteristics of the 911 GT3 RS include the unique front wheel arch air vents that extend in the upper section of the wings, as well as the 30 centimetre wide recess that extends centrally over the CFRP bonnet and the magnesium roof.

Read the entire article 2015 Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS arrives at Geneva Motor Show

In order to mark the 50th anniversary of the 911 Targa, Porsche unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) the all-new 911 (991) Targa 4 GTS. For those who don’t know, it is the first time we see a GTS version of the Targa and as expected, the vehicle promises to deliver open-air fun with a targa top.

Under the hood, there is a 3.8-liter boxer engine that generates 430 hp and 440 Nm (324.5 lb-ft) of torque at 5,750 rpm. Bolted to a PDK transmission, the 911 (991) Targa 4 GTS is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds), while top speed is in excess of 300 km/h or 186 mph.

Despite the impressive performances, fuel consumption ranges from 9.2 to 10.0 l/100 km, same as for the 911 Targa 4S. When it comes to design, the 911 (991) Targa 4 GTS features smoked bi-xenon headlights that feature the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels with central locks, sport design door mirrors as well as the “GTS” signature on the doors.

Read the entire article 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Porsche introduces the 911 (991) Targa 4 GTS

We’ve already seen the patent images and the scale model, but today the all-new Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS was finally caught undisguised and looks ready to challenge any racetrack. Compare with the standard model, the 911 (991) GT3 RS can be easily distinguished thanks to a new front hood, a larger front splitter as well as the double-bubble roof.

In addition, the sports car features a wider track and new air outlets found on the front fenders, which are inspired by the old flat-nose 911s and 935s. At the rear, there is a big rear wing, central exhaust twin tailpipes but also a smaller ducktail spoiler, which is similar to the one found on the 911 RSR.

There are no details regarding the output delivered by the engine, but we expect to find around 500 hp as well as the 7-speed paddle-shift PDK transmission. For those who don’t know, the standard 911 (991) GT3 uses a 3.8-liter boxer engine producing 475 hp (350 kW) at 8,250 rpm.

Read the entire article 2015 Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS caught completely undisguised in Germany

Scion announced that at the 2014 SEMA Show it will bring the head-turning targa top FR-S. Built by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs, the Scion FR-S T1 comes with a two-tone finish that includes a black targa and a custom Azzuro California Blue.

As you can see, the vehicle arrives with a new body kit consisting of a new front bumper, enlarged front and rear fenders, new side sills, a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and central exhaust system as well as a stylish boot lid.

Moreover, the vehicle features a Greedy street turbo kit, KW coil-over suspension and an OEM Audio+ System 400 complemented by a Pioneer AVIC-8000NEC head unit. The design is completed by 19-inch forged wheels, which hides the Wilwood Big Brake Kit with custom nickel-plated finish.

Read the entire article 2014 SEMA Preview: Scion FR-S T1 is a head-turning targa top by Cartel Customs

Porsche has yet to debut the 911 (991) GT3 RS but the naughty sports car already showed up thanks to some patent drawings released by an unknown source. Today, the German coupe showed up again and this time we are talking about a scale model of the upcoming vehicle. The small vehicle is finished in Java Orange and next to it we also see the photo of the production version.

When it comes to design, the new 991 GT3 RS features a double-bubble roof in order to offer more space for the helmeted drivers, enlarged fenders as well as new air outlets for the front fenders inspired by the old flat-nose 911s and 935s.

At the rear, there is a big spoiler inspired by the one featured on the 911 RSR. There are no details regarding the engine output, but several sources confirmed the fact that the new 911 (991) GT3 RS is expected to arrive with 500 hp and a 7-speed paddle-shift PDK transmission.

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Things are getting more and more interesting when talking about the Nissan 370Z successor. According to the latest reports, the new Nissan Z will get smaller but powerful models that will carry Mercedes-Benz technology as well as an impressive design.

If the current version was developed mainly for the United States and Japan, the successor will become a global sports car. As a result, the convertible version will receive a retractable hard-top, but a new model will also arrive with a targa top or a t-bar roof.

The decision to introduce a targa version is that is that Nissan wants to reach a wider section of potential customers.

Read the entire article Next-generation Nissan 370Z will go hybrid, receive a targa version

Back in June, we revealed you exclusively the all-new Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS, but today CarMagazine released new patent photos with the upcoming German sports car. Comparing it with the standard 911 (991) GT3 RS is completely new and you can see that every panel of the vehicle was redesigned.

911 (991) GT3 RS comes with a new front hood, a larger front splitter and a double-bubble roof in order to offer more space for helmeted drivers. Thanks to a wider track the fenders were enlarged too and the front fenders feature new air outlets inspired by old flat-nose 911s and 935s.

The rear end of the vehicle shows a massive rear wing, central exhaust twin tailpipes and a smaller ducktail underneath the spoiler, similar to the one found on the 911 RSR. Regarding its power, the 911 (991) GT3 RS is expected to deliver around 500 hp and use the 7-speed paddle-shift PDK transmission.

Read the entire article Leaked: Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS shows up again in patent photos

Last month, we revealed you the fact that the next Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS could ditch the naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat six engine in favor of a turbocharged engine. While there are several reports saying different things, today we received a photo that shows a possible scale model of the all-new 911 (991) GT3 RS.

As you can see the car shown in the photo features new front fenders fitted with air inlets as well as a fixed rear wing that underlines the power found under it.

We do expect the new 911 (991) GT3 RS to be more powerful than the current 911 GT3, which features a 3.8-liter flat six engine delivering 475 hp (350 kW) at 8,250 rpm.

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It appears that the next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be a big step forward for the German carmaker as the company is considering a turbocharged engine. According to Autocar, Porsche engineers are concerned on how to extract enough power from the naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat six engine and keep it reliable.

As you may know already, Porsche already recalled the 911 (991) GT3 due to engine problems and announced that it will replace the powerplants found on the vehicles it sold.

The engine that powers the Porsche 911 GT3 delivers 475 hp (350 kW) at 8,250 rpm and it is bolted to a Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK) that delivers the power to the rear wheels.

Read the entire article Rumor: New Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS could receive a turbocharged engine

Few days ago, Jalopnik said that Porsche will unveil a 911 (991) Targa Turbo at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The recipe was quite simple: a standard Porsche 911 (991) Turbo featuring the awesome roof found on the 911 (991) Targa. Immediately after reading about a more powerful version of the Targa, I began to feel like a kid waiting for Christmas to get its PlayStation 4.

The bad news came today from our friends from Autoblog who asked Nick Twork a.k.a. Porsche North America Product Communications Manager if the rumors, about a new version of the 911 Targa, were true. The answer cam quickly: “Totally false.” Still, there are some good news as Porsche will debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show the 911 (991) RSR racecar as well as the 919 Hybrid, its new LMP1 race car.

We already told about the Porsche 919 Hybrid that it will use a turbocharged 2.0-liter direct-injection V4 engine which has an unusually wide V angle. Porsche will compete with the new 919 Hybrid at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and try to end Audi’s winning spree. Regarding the 911 Targa Turbo, you will have to stick with the current offer, the 911 (991) Targa and Targa S models.

Read the entire article Porsche dismisses rumors about the 911 (991) Targa Turbo! Will show the 919 Hybrid, 911 RSR!

Porsche didn’t tell us what it has prepared for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show but apparently Jalopnik knows and it is going to be a BIG surprise! Why? Because Porsche is preparing to unveil the 911 (991) Targa Turbo! That’s right, Porsche will bring its fastest version of the Targa yet.

If the rumor is true, this means that the 911 (991) Targa Turbo will be powered by the 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine found on the 911 (991) Turbo and capable to deliver 520 hp (383 kW).

Just like the 911 Turbo Cabriolet, we expect the new Targa Turbo to hit 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and a top speed electronically limited at 318 km/h or 197.5 mph.

Read the entire article Rumor: Porsche 911 (991) Targa Turbo to bow at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Ok, we have to admit that we can’t get enough of the 2014 Porsche 911 (991) Targa 4 and that’s why we are bringing you some live photos from the Motor City. Wearing a blue color that it is simply stunning, the Porsche 991 Targa is a modern classic and the first to combine the classic Targa concept with a new state-of-the-art roof technology.

Moreover, the new 991 Targa brings back the characteristic wide bar in place of the B-pillars, a movable roof section above the front seats and a wraparound rear window with no C-pillar. But unlike the classic models, the roof section above the front seats on the new Targa can be opened and closed at a push of a button.

When activated, the new fully automatic roof system tows the convertible top behind the rear seat system, providing a real spectacle. Offered only with AWD system, the Targa 4 and 4S models share a great deal in common with the 911 Carrera 4 cabriolet models; up to the window line, the technology and body of the vehicles is more or less the same.

Read the entire article 2014 NAIAS: Porsche 911 (991) Targa makes us wanna spend $101,600 [Live Photos]