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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.Read the entire article Special edition Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS is released in honor of British racing legends
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is now the fastest, undefeated king of the ring for having settled a new record at the Green Hell - at least with regards to rear wheel drive road legal cars lately. The objective was to set a new record in Nurburgring-Nordschleife’s 20.6 km (12.8m) course for less than seven minutes and five seconds. Porsche instead proved it can do so much better by beating the record and being faster by 17.7 seconds.
Porsche factory test drivers Lars Kern from Germany and Nick Tandy of Great Britain made the new record on September 20 for beating the previous 6:52.01 minute log. Using two different Porsche 911s, both drivers took off, each making 5 laps all in less than six minutes and fifty seconds. Eventually, German driver Lars Kern made the fastest lap by reaching the finish line with a very impressive 6:47.3 recorded minutes. Kern runs at an average speed of 114.4 miles per hour (184.11 kph).
Kern’s excellent performance aboard the 911 GT2 RS defies the Porsche 918 Spyder by nearly ten seconds. This happened four years after Marc Lieb, also from Porsche, achieved a lap record of six minutes and fifty seven seconds on September 4th, 2013. In short, we now confirm that the 911 GT2 RS is faster than the 918 Spyder by at least ten seconds.Read the entire article 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS breaks Nurburgring RWD record with 6:47.3 lap time [w/video]
Porsche is boosting the appeal of its new Porsche 911 GT3 sports car by unveiling a Touring Package at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). The new 911 GT3 with Touring Package is simply the adoption and modernization of a concept that dates back to the touring variant 1973 911 Carrera RS. Now, the 911 GT3 with Touring Package is targeted towards the customer who places a great value on classic driving enjoyment with understated looks.
Compared to the standard 911 GT3, the version with the Touring Package features a body that is basically the same, saved for the rear end where the fixed rear wing has been replaced by a variable rear spoiler like on the 911 Carrera. This variable rear spoiler features an additional aerodynamic tear-off edge – also known as Gurney flap – in body color. The “GT3 touring” logo could be found on the rear lid grille. The rear end of the new 911 GT3 with Touring Package also reveals sports exhaust system tailpipes, silver-colored side window strips, headlight washer system covers and the Porsche logo.
Nevertheless, the 911 GT3 with Touring Package remains a high-performance sports car. The front end still features the large air intakes while luggage compartment lid is marked by an air outlet in front. In addition, both the front and rear lights of the 911 GT3 with Touring Package are the same as those on its standard sibling, although the ones on the new variant don’t feature dark tints. Black-tinted front and rear lights are specified in the “Black Exterior Touring Package” equipment option, which transforms a number of elements to have a black finish.Read the entire article Porsche introduces 911 GT3 with Touring Package at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
If you have always wanted the really pricey Porsche Design 911 Soundbar that looks like a 911 GT3 exhaust and costs $3,500, there is a new alternative that you might want to consider for your home - that is the 911 Speaker that is also by Porsche Design. Though this speaker is not a replication of any part of the 911, it costs almost $3,000 less at only $599.
By looking at the design of the speakers, the closest thing it looks like would be the dual exhausts of the GT3. The compact speakers have dimensions of 11.42 inches long, 6.1 inches wide, and 4.7 inches in height (290 x 155 x 120 millimeters). As for the quality, the speakers are made of aluminum housing that is finished in high-gloss black. It features a 60-watt system with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity that you can pair up with devices as far as 33 feet away (10 meters). Inside, it has a lithium-ion battery pack that can play your music for as long as 24 hours, and the best part is the fact that it supports voice commands.
But that is not all it features, if you get two of these, you will be able to pair both devices for a stereo sound, unlocking a new feature. One will act as the left component, while the other will act as the right one. It is either that, or both speakers will broadcast the same music from two different parts of your home, enabling it to fill a larger space.Read the entire article You can now have supercar sound in your home with Porsche Design 911 Speaker
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
A lot of us know Singer Vehicle Design and their signature work of reimagining Porsche 911s, and making them look like hot rods from the 70s. They are not alone as a company called Guntherwerks has recently been applying the same style to Porsche’s iconic coupe from the 1990s - the 993 generation.
During the Monterey Car Week, Guntherwerks decided to showcase one of their works, the 400R at The Quail, a Motorsports event. They revealed that this unique model costs half a million, or $525,000 to be precise. And the company plans to build only 25 examples of this beginning this year, where they will deliver the models in 2018.
A standard 993 is equipped with a 3.6 liter flat six. But Guntherwerks will replace this with a naturally aspirated 4.0 liter engine instead paired with a six-speed manual, with an output of around 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) and 330 pound-feet (447 Newton-metres) of torque. Whereas with the old engine, the 993 only produced 270 horsepower (201 kilowatts).Read the entire article Guntherwerks can turn your 993-generation Porsche 911 into a 400R
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.Read the entire article Designer imagines Porsche 911X Targa as a crossover with giant wheels
There are a number of companies in the world that address the concerns of their customers over their product or parts of it by extending the warranty on it. It seems that German luxury sports car maker Porsche is one of these companies, based from its recent warranty actions regarding the first version of the seventh-generation Porsche 911 GT3 (Porsche 991.1 GT3).
The concern is with regards to the fire risk related to a metallurgical flaw close to the finger follower of the 991.1 GT3’s 3.8-liter direct fuel injection flat-six engine. In 2014, Porsche stopped the sale and recalled the first 785 units of the 991.1 GT3 after determining that its engine could fail and result in a fire. Following probes, Porsche determined that there was a defect (inclusion) close to the surface of the finger follower -- an inclusion to the material suspected to be the cause of the increased wear of this engine part.
Porsche has also determined that other factors – secondary ones – could also result to excessive wear of the finger follower like individual driving patterns, engine temperature, oil quality, oil viscosity and parts tolerances.Read the entire article Warranty of Porsche 991.1 GT3 engine is extended to 10 years or 120k miles
The world wide web is plagued with all kinds of bizarre events and before you know it, there’s another Facebook page with a strange picture that could go viral within seconds or so. “How Not to Design a Car”, a social media hub obviously intended for the likes of the one pictured above knows how to keep things going. As expected, they posted some images of what seems to be a strange-looking Porsche 911. But wait, that’s not even a Porsche. It’s basically a customized Fiat 500 made to resemble a Porsche 911. How clever!
Who could have done such a thing? A person from Greece apparently did this quite impressive project (others consider it a catastrophe) ----possibly in the hopes of emulating the 911’s looks as close as possible, with only a tiny car at hand. The builder practically did everything he could and placed his newly designed or should we say “Porsche-inspired” rear bumper, trunk and hood on the Fiat 500. Not appearing to be satisfied with all of these, the panels around it have been replaced with new ones too.
The Fiat car in question is not even new by the way. But so is the Porsche 911 Turbo 996 generation. Though we have to admit, each one possesses an inexplicable charm that makes people like us say a lot of things, or in this case, devote an entire article on the beleaguering subject.Read the entire article This Fiat 500 a.k.a. Porsche 911 look-alike takes over the Internet
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
Right after holding the premiere of the new 911 GT3 in Geneva, Porsche introduced an updated online configurator for the vehicle.
The Porsche exclusive configurator provides a Paint to Sample scheme with 15 various shades to choose from. This includes the very stunning Miami Blue that costs 4,220 USD. In the US, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 has a starting price of 143,600 USD. The price will go up once the special paint is selected by the client.
Porsche’s official configurator also gives its customers a choice between four different wheel finishes for the new 911 GT3. For its cabin, the configurator lets the owner opt for a new set of bucket seats for the price of 5,200 USD aside from the available standard Sports Seats. The Adaptive Sports Seats on the other hand costs around 2,640 USD.Read the entire article Porsche releases 2018 911 GT3 official online configurator
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.Read the entire article Porsche 911 Carrera revealed in police livery in Austria
Last month, we witnessed the reveal of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS at the E3 video game expo. It was a surprise for many to see it at that event instead of an auto show, but everybody was ecstatic to finally see the actual model after countless spy shots, reports, and previews. And again, it attended this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with more power, and complete specs to share with us.
The 690 horsepower (515 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-metres) of torque that the supercar produces comes from the 3.8-liter, flat-six engine the same as the 911 Turbo S. The engine has been paired with large turbochargers and extra cooling system, and only weighs a total of 3,241 pounds (1,470 kilograms) when the gas tank is filled. The newly revealed Porsche 911 GT2 RS is way more powerful than its predecessor which was down by 79 horsepower (59 kilowatts) and 37 pound-feet (50 Nm) of torque.
With that engine found under its hood, the 911 can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.7 seconds, and a few milliseconds to get to 62 mph (100 kph). It has this ability to max out at 211 mph (340 kph). Paired to that engine is a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox that gives power to the 21-inch rear wheels. The new extra-light titanium exhaust system is in charge of its loud roar, this upgrade is 15 pounds (6.8 kg) lighter than what the 911 Turbo had.Read the entire article 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS takes the spotlight at Goodwood
Earlier this month, Porsche introduced to us the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. The car wore a Golden Yellow Metallic paint. The same time it was launched, the company said to interviewers that a “range of other carefully selected exterior colours” will be offered for the same model.
They did not mention when the new shades will be revealed, but the company has just shared photos of the special edition 911 Turbo S in other liveries. The most eye-catching of them all would probably still be the one in gold, but the other two, in gray and in white, are also looking good. All three models have matching accents - that is a pair of carbon strips on the front hood and the roof.
The company ensures that the Exclusive Series looks distinct from the standard Turbo S, by adding more carbon fiber accents all over. What makes it even more unique though is that only 500 units will be produced, and each of them features a special plaque mounted on the passenger’s side to prove its exclusivity.Read the entire article 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series shown in new photos
Porsche definitely adores variety. You’ll see what we mean if you browse through the official company's website that shows a plethora of various 911 models. And now, the German marque will add one more to the collection: the new high-powered, limited version of the 911 Turbo gets a bright yellow finish and it definitely is premium looking.
The Stuttgart-based company has gifted us once again with another 911 automobile, and this is the most expensive-looking automobile coming from Porsche to date. We welcome the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. How exclusive… you may want to know. Only 500 units will be produced worldwide.
But this 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series will not only flaunt its unique yellow aesthetic, it also comes with exceptional power. In fact, it’s the most powerful 911 Turbo S ever.Read the entire article 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series gets the Midas touch treatment plus 607 hp
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS that made its debut not so long ago at the E3 video game expo in Los Angeles has already been sold out according to reports. That’s surprisingly quick and highly impressive for the 700-horsepower (521 kilowatts) sports car. It sold so fast that you probably didn’t even have enough time to consider it.
AutoBild says that Porsche’s plan is to produce 1,000 units of the 911 GT2 RS, and that every single one of them had already been accounted for. The company did mention that some of those examples will be reserved for 918 owners, as they get priority access to this model. Apparently, the 911 GT2 RS has a starting price of €260,000 or €289,000 in Europe. Deliveries will begin by fall this year. However, the company has not confirmed any of these details shared to us yet.
To make a more aggressive vehicle, the sports car has been provided with an aero package that is noticeable in the front and rear fascia - with a wide body kit as well as a massive rear wing. Throughout the inside the cabin, you’ll find carbon fiber trimmings, and to keep the weight down, a set of lightweight wheels has been put in.Read the entire article Limited edition 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is now totally sold out
The E3 video game expo this year isn’t just about video games. During last weekend’s expo at Los Angeles, Porsche surprised many with the new 911 GT2 RS. Not only does it look visually stunning in person, but it left people talking about the car’s horsepower.
Before it made its appearance, we heard rumours that the new 911 would be producing more than 640 horsepower. But during the event, it was confirmed by Automobile Magazine that the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS can produce 700 horsepower (521 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet of torque (749 Newton-metres), as they were one of the first few to hitch a ride in the sports car. However, Porsche does not confirm the publication’s statement and calls it a “speculation”.
Whether that is true or not, what we know is that the power comes from a 3.8-liter biturbo inline-six. In just 2.9 seconds, the 911 GT2 RS can speed up to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour), and it has a top speed of 212 miles per hour (341 kilometers per hour). And for the record, the RS only weighs 3,306 pounds (1,500 kilograms). Supposedly.Read the entire article 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS will arrive with 700 hp and 749 Nm of torque
Porsche has created some of the world’s most iconic and timeless vehicles. One of them is the oblong-shaped Porsche 911, a timeless beauty impossible to duplicate. The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS is one of these timeless beauties and is particularly famous (and coveted) amongst collectors. The 911 was a big hit in the early 70s because of the 2.7 RS, Porsche’s “hardcore homologation special” which ultimately became a fearsome track contender. The year after the release of the 2.7 RS, Porsche wanted to do something out of the ordinary and thus released the 3.0-liter RS, stepping its game up in the race track.
This super rare 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS is considered to be more special than its 1973 predecessor and is quite a sight to behold for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
To know that these collector’s items still exist is quite thrilling especially for fans and collectors alike. Recently, it has been reported that one of six examples of the right-hand drive Carrera 3.0 RS can be found in the United Kingdom. Let’s take a look.Read the entire article Rare Mexico Blue RHD 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS up for grabs in the UK
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
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
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