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South Korean carmaker Kia Motors has chosen the upcoming 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show at the venue for the unveiling of a turbocharged version of its new Kia Soul compact crossover to the North American market. For the 2017 model year, Kia’s Soul range has been made more appealing with the addition of the 2017 Soul Exclaim, a compact crossover with a sporty and dynamic feel. With this, the 2017 Kia is now offered in three versions – base, Plus and Exclaim.
The Soul is one of the reasons why Kia made a sudden surge in the United States, especially in the crossover segment. With a design distinct from fellow compact crossovers, the Kia Soul also managed to attract more customers to Kia by offering a satisfying fuel economy and comfortable ride in a package that is available in a very reasonable price.
Power had been provided for by 1.6- and 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engines, but was not enough to provide a higher level of thrill and excitement. The 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine found in the base Soul delivers only 130 hp of output while the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated powerplant in the Soul Plus offers a higher 161 hp. The Exclaim package for the refreshed 2017 Kia Soul is the answer that the carmaker has found to further the SUV’s appeal to customers in North America.Read the entire article Kia unveils 2017 Soul Turbo at 2016 LA Auto Show
Gold is a precious valuable metal that has come to symbolize class and timelessness. The 993 generation of the Porsche 911 – produced from 1994 to 1998 – is as classy and timeless as gold itself. Now, Porsche Classic is introducing a new 993 creation that demonstrates its full range of restoration capability and expertise – the Project Gold.
Project Gold is basically a new show car derived from the body shell of an existing 993. Other than the shell, everything else is new. Its engine is new, and most of its parts and components – including the manual transmission and all-wheel drive system -- are sourced from Porsche Classic.
Choosing the 993 as the base was pretty easy for Porsche Classic. Considered as the last air-cooled Porsche 911, the 993 is considered most desirable and most collectible of the series because of its elegant combination of greater sporty beauty and great performance that is at par even with modern sports cars. It was the first 911 to be fitted with an aluminum multilink rear suspension and has a lower-slung front section than earlier models in the series. Likewise, its Turbo version was the first to be powered by a twin-turbo engine and the first to wear hollow-spoke aluminum wheels.Read the entire article Project Gold is a 993 show car with new genuine parts and components from Porsche Classic
A Porsche 911 Turbo turns heads not just because of its elegantly sporty looks, but also for its spectacular performance. Now, Gemballa has created its own version of the 911 Turbo which boasts an appearance and performance that offer much more impact than a regular model. This version – the Gemballa GT Concept – has made its debut at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.
Gemballa is nothing new to the world of customizations. In fact, the tuning company in Germany has been involved in individualization and customization of Porsche – as well as McLaren – sports cars in more than 30 years. Its latest project shows that Gemballa still got what it takes to bring a Porsche sports car to a whole new level.
The Gemballa GT Concept is essentially a turbo version of the Porsche 911 Turbo. In its standard form, the biturbo 3.8-liter boxer engine of the 911 Turbo is tuned to generate up to 540 hp (397 kW) of output and up to 710 Nm (523 lb.-ft.) of torque. Gemballa, however, reworked this already powerful engine to develop remarkable 828 hp (609 kW) of max output at 7,000 rpm and 952 Nm (702 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available from 5,200 rpm.Read the entire article 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo is transformed into 828-hp wide-body Gemballa GT Concept
Gemballa can be a bit too outrageous when it comes to tuning Porsches, and its latest package only proves that it never ceases to surprise its clients. Speaking of which, Gemballa introduces the GTR 8XX Evo-R BiTurbo tuning kit with a high dosage 828 hp. The tuning house made this exclusively for the already powerful Turbo and Turbo S Porsche 911s and according to them, the Evo-R can accelerate in 2.3 seconds at 62 mph (100 km/h) before hitting the quarter mile in 7.5 seconds at 124 mph (200 km/h).
Overly impressed? Well, what they did to come up with such monstrosity is they added some larger valves and reinforced connecting rods to the 911’s 3.8-liter biturbo flat-six engine. The special tuning package also includes the installation of new turbochargers to provide an added boost, including an updated exhaust system and a few modifications to the intake system to handle all that extra power. To ensure that everything works accordingly, Gemballa has made some changes on the 911’s gearbox and ECUs as well.
Interested Porsche 911 owners can avail this new package for more or less $59,000 or 49,800 euros which could already afford you a brand new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat by the way. Say, if the Hellcat packs 707 hp, and the Porsche 911 costs a little over 190,000 USD, which one would you buy instead? The package does not even include interior modifications or any upgrades for the wheels and brakes but they do offer personalization to that extent. Also, Gemballa’s claimed performance figures are quite really impressive, making it even harder for anyone to decide.Read the entire article Gemballa GTR 8XX Evo-R BiTurbo based on 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Porsche already has the Performance Package for their range-topping Macan Turbo, which is currently available in some countries. Soon, this model will be dethroned by something even fancier by the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur department at their Leipzig factory. This Porsche Macan Turbo Exclusive Performance Edition has been fitted with all the hardware bits you can think of that the automaker can cram into the performance SUV.
Starting off with the exterior, the SUV sits on a set of 21-inch 911 Turbo Design wheels with glossy black lateral spokes for extra flair. The package comes standard with front and rear LED lights, as well as the accents on the front spoiler, side blades, and rear apron, all in Carmine Red. To match all this, the Macan Turbo lettering gets the same hue of red, contrasting the blacked out “Porsche” badge.
This special edition Porsche Macan can already be ordered in Germany starting at 116,091 euros, making it 4,000 euros more expensive than the base models, and 24,000 euros more expensive than the Macan Turbo with the Performance Package.Read the entire article Porsche Macan Turbo Exclusive Performance Edition looks gorgeous, costs a lot!
Everybody’s favourite long roof from Porsche has now been given the hybrid treatment and is now dubbed the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. It had recently been given an additional 136-horsepower electric motor like that of the standard Panamera E-Hybrid Turbo. It’s combined to an already powerful 4.0 liter biturbo V8 with as much as 550 horsepower. Overall, it now produces a combined output of 680 horsepower, making it the most powerful long roof out there. Let us not refer to it as a wagon or an estate since Porsche refuses to call it that. Rather, it’s referred to as the Sport Turismo.
With regards to the efficiency of the 918 hypercar’s hybrid powertrain that has been used here, it is apparently on par with the 3.0 liter version of the Panamera even if it has way more power. What makes it even more impressive is the fact that you can drive this model for as far as 31 miles on a rate of 87 miles per hour without having to use a drop of gasoline. But depending on the type of connection being used, the charging time may vary from 2.4 to 6 hours.
According to the automaker, the hybrid Sport Turismo will be able to hit 60 miles per hour in only 3.4 seconds. To be honest, it doesn’t take as fast for many people to say the full name of the car. What may be a little confusing is the fact that the automaker lists the same acceleration figure for the regular Turbo S Sport Turismo. That’s because a downside of the hybrid powertrain is that it adds considerable weight to the unit.Read the entire article 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers top performance for $223,530
Around two weeks after Porsche unveiled the third generation of the Porsche Cayenne in Stuttgart, Germany, the sports car maker has taken the wraps off the turbo version of the sporty mid-sized SUV around 140 miles to the north in Frankfurt – the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
Simply speaking, the new generation of the Cayenne Turbo is Porsche’s mid-sized SUV on steroids. Compared to the next-gen Cayenne and Cayenne that were recently unveiled, the Cayenne Turbo represents a big boost in power. The 2019 Cayenne is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine delivering 340 horsepower of max output and 332 pound-feet of torque, allowing the base Porsche mid-size SUV to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds.
The Cayenne S, meanwhile, employs a bi-turbo 2.9-liter V6 mill delivering up to 440 hp of output and up to 406 lb.-ft. of torque – good for a 0-100 km/h dash of 4.9 seconds. Top speeds for the next-gen Cayenne and Cayenne S are at 152 mph and 165 mph, respectively.Read the entire article 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo offers more power, active aerodynamics and better brakes
Porsche introduces the technologically advanced wheels with braided carbon fiber. These will be initially available on the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. Being the first car manufacturer to offer such innovation, the wheels will come with a massive sticker price of 15,232 Euros (or $17,970 after the current exchange rates).
Braided carbon wheels are made from CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer) which is an extremely lightweight material that’s optimized absolutely for the absorption of longitudinal and lateral forces. It is also said to be 20% lighter and 20% stronger than regular alloy wheels. Besides trailing the road more efficiently due to lesser unsprung weight, the lower rotating masses would also mean spontaneous braking and acceleration. These would all result to more pleasurable driving plus better driving dynamics.
Porsche uses its massive carbon fiber braiding machine that has a measurement of 9 meters in diameter to cut and assemble more than 200 individual parts of the wheel. After the assembly, the wheel is pre-impregnated with a certain type of resin and baked using high levels of pressure and temperature. This is followed by an extensive cooling process before the finished wheel that will be inserted with a central lock and painted with lacquer as protective coating.Read the entire article Porsche to offer Braided Carbon Wheels for the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
The range topping Macan has a combination of black, red, white and silver. But we would say that it is a safe livery to use on the model, and it would be great if Porsche could use wilder colours like Jägermeister's burnt orange shade or the famous Gulf design.
The Macan Turbo already performs well, but this can even be upgraded with the Performance Pack, making it the hottest variant among crossovers out there. The new 3.6 liter biturbo V6 can produce 440 horsepower (324 kilowatts) and 442 pound feet (600 Newton metres) of torque. This adds another 40 horsepower (29 kW) and 36 pound-feet (49 Nm) of torque over the standard model. This upgrade makes the Macan do the 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) sprint from 4.4 seconds down to 4.2 seconds only. As for the top speed, it gets a little push of 5 miles per hour (8 kilometers per hour) more than usual, totaling to 169 miles per hour (272 kph).Read the entire article Porsche Macan Turbo gets a race-livery in Singapore
Here comes Blue Arrow, a Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S tuned by Edo Competition that is even quicker and faster than the 911 GT2 RS. Moreover, it is definitely the most powerful, quickest and fastest 991 Turbo S there is so far.
There is no denying that any Porsche sports car is an epitome of quickness and speed. Among the current generation (seventh) of the Porsche 911 – the Porsche 991 – the 911 GT2 RS takes the cake. But when the 911 GT2 RS is taken out of the equation, the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is definitely a serious monster.
Edo Competition has toyed around the idea of creating the most powerful, quickest and fastest version of the Porsche 991 Turbo S. Of course, a standard 991 Turbo S is not, in any way, underpowered. Sitting at the heart of the 991 Turbo S is a 3.8 liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine that could provide up to 580 PS (427 hp) in output and up to 700 Nm in torque, thanks to turbochargers with a larger impeller. At this power level, the Porsche 991 Turbo could accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 330 km/h.Read the entire article Edo Competition’s Blue Arrow is the quickest and fastest Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S
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
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
In the previous year, the Russian Tuner Topcar announced that it has built a carbon fiber exoskeleton replacement for the Porsche 911 (991) Turbo. And now the tuning company is currently intensifying the curiosity of the public by offering 3 limited edition Carbon Sports Cars. The tuner has added more improvements to the Porsche 911 but reduced its overall weight.
Plenty of third party tuner companies are found in the market, often making their living from clients wanting to further upgrade their vehicles, whether it’s the exterior or the interior part of the automobile. Kahn Design, Startech, Onyx Concept and Arden are currently the most popular players in the tuners league and there's no stopping them from making their passion a reality.
Now TopCar is offering something no one can refuse, by building a set that entirely swaps out every panel of the facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S for a carbon fiber finish. Carbon fiber parts can have such a large impact in regards to decreasing the weight of a vehicle. Now TopCar is making everybody swoon asthey built a car exoskeleton in pure carbon fiber fashion, excluding the roof and part of the door. Moreover, Topcar decided for the Carbon edition to go unpainted for the public to feast their eyes on the sizeable modifications done.Read the entire article Topcar gives Porsche 911 (991) Turbo an exclusive carbon fiber body finish, plus 650 hp power boost
Green lovers of all ages, rejoice! Edo competition modified a Porsche 911 Turbo S and made it look astounding! Third party tuner companies thrive on clients wanting to further modify their automobile. So whether it’s the car's paint, hood, exhaust, wheels, these tuners got it all covered, with a fee of course. These customers flock to the big players like Kahn Design, Startech, Onyx Concept and Arden to further aesthetically modify their rides to their hearts content, even if it means dishing out some cold, hard cash.
Things got more interesting when Edo Competition, Stuttgard's finest, took on the Porsche 911 Turbo S and made it into a Green Mean Machine - turning everyone green with envy everywhere it went. There were not a lot of tuning companies who knew the Porsche releases inside and out quite like Edo Competition. The namesake founder of this company, Edo Karabegovic, worked at a Ferrari shop for three good years and afterwards toiled on race cars for around 8 years. To him, the experiences working around race cars piqued his interest more and more, and one day decided to start up his own tuning company.
Customizing the Porsche 911 Turbo S is quite a feat, and making it stand out is just legendary. Edo Competition gave the sports car an all exclusive look-- splashed it with green and gave it the moniker "PTS Oliv- Green 274". The modifying company exclaimed that this one-of-a-kind color is the "first in the world". The super car is also fitted with Black alloy wheels and bright yellow calipers to further enhance the car's body color, and it sure is working to their liking.Read the entire article Olive Green Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabrio by Edo Competition simply can't be ignored
TechArt’s latest project, the Porsche 911 Turbo itself, is a pretty awesome car to own. And it’s not only because of its powerful engine, and beautiful exterior design. However, some people just can’t get enough of what is already in the market. What do I mean by that? The German automobile tuner came up with an even more extravagant design, sans roof, calling this version the GTstreet R Cabriolet.
Some of the highlights of this car in terms of performance are its powerful engine with the capacity to deliver 720 horsepower (or 530 kilowatts) and 678 pound feet torque, allowing it to accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in a mind-blowing 3.5 seconds, while proceeding to its maximum speed of 340 kilometers per hour (211 mph) -- that is even faster than a 911 Turbo.
The wonders of this car don’t end there. It has an adjustable rear wing just like the one on a GT2 RS that can tilt up to 15 degrees for an added downforce, allowing the car to travel faster. In fact, this model has the ability to produce 707 pounds (321 kilograms) of downforce at 186 miles per hour (300 mph) - this was proven when it was tested in a wind tunnel. These are made possible by its new aerokit that features an active spoiler lip, carbon front fenders, and carbon side skirts.Read the entire article TechArt builds 720 hp Porsche 911 (991) Turbo as a cabriolet
Those familiar with this tuning may say that this is nothing new as Gemballa has long been giving the Avalanche treatment to the 911 going all the way back to 1985 when Porsche came out with the 930. So what is causing all the excitement then?
Well, for starters, Gemballa was able to wrest an additional power from the biturbo six-cylinder 3.8-liter engine of the base model. That extra power amounted to 280 hp (209 kW) giving the 2017 Gemballa Porsche 911 Turbo a total output of 820 hp (603 kW). That’s not all as the tuning company was also able to get additional torque of 214 lb.-ft. (290 Nm), thus effectively making the new maximum torque at 700 lb.-ft. (950 Nm).Read the entire article 2017 Gemballa Avalanche Porsche 911 (991) Turbo is all about power
To customers and clients seeking more hybrid power in the Porsche Panamera, the German sports carmaker has heard your prayers. Coming to town is a new and more powerful version of the Panamera’s hybrid kind – the new 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that this Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is your ordinary sporty hybrid sedan. It has enough power to outsprint and outrun majority of the cars on the road. Its core is a hybrid unit composed of the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine and an electric motor as mounted on the front. The V6 engine alone delivers around 330 hp of output as well as around 331 lb.-ft. of torque.
Its electric motor, meanwhile, is capable of providing 136 hp of max output and 295 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Thus, the hybrid system could deliver a total output of 462 hp (340 kW) and total torque of 517 lb.-ft. (700 Nm). Power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) automatic transmission – allowing the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid to zoom from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds, on the way to reaching a top speed (track) of 172 mph.Read the entire article 680 hp Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid easily achieves 0-60 mph sprint in 3.2-seconds
Here comes the latest Gemballa Avalanche! Yes, Stuttgart-based tuning company Gemballa Automobiltechnik GmbH & Co. KG is planning to reveal its latest iteration of the Gemballa Avalanche at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Most of Gemballa’s creations are derived from either a Porsche car or a McLaren unit. However, the latest creation of the tuning firm is from fellow German company Porsche. This time, Gemballa decided to craft the 2017 Avalanche from the Porsche 991-series 911 Turbo.
So far, Gemballa has only provided two images of the 2017 Gemballa Avalanche. One of the images shows the front end of the Avalanche, while the other displays the rear part of the sports car. Based on the provided images, the 2017 Avalanche is like a Porsche 911 Turbo on steroids. It is virtually wrapped in deep purple, with a number of carbon fiber accents lurking across the sports car. One of these carbon fiber elements is the huge bulge on the bonnet of the Gemballa Avalanche.Read the entire article Gemballa previews Avalanche based on Porsche 911 Turbo prior to 2017 Geneva Motor Show
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