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Edo Competition’s Blue Arrow is the quickest and fastest Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S

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.

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Porsche may drop diesel engines entirely by 2020

Earlier this month, we learned that France has made moves to ban diesel and gasoline fueled cars by stopping them from entering the city. More than that, they plan to completely get rid of these cars by 2040. Also, it is not just France that has plans on reducing greenhouse gas emissions as other European countries including the Netherlands and Germany may follow suit.

Having said that, how will automakers cope with this? Well, they only have one choice and that is to develop all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars and push them out to the market quickly. And that is exactly what Porsche has in mind. We all know that the whole VW Group is in trouble due to the emission scandal it faced, and the company will have to pay over $25 million for it as well as buy back the cars it has sold. This is why Porsche may have to totally drop diesel engines by 2020.

Therefore, the German company should soon make a decision whether their latest diesel-powered cars will truly be the last. Keep in mind that this will affect their current production line and perhaps their long-term plan. But they are already getting accusations of using steering movements to cheat emissions.

Read the entire article Porsche may drop diesel engines entirely by 2020

Top 10 Porsche models that you can afford

In a perfect world, supercars aren’t only expected to evolve into something better; in time, there must be something similar and more affordable. However, owning a Porsche is now a possibility due to various reasons that have made the prices reasonable.

Here are the top 10 Porsches that most car guys should probably be able to afford by now.

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Porsche releases 2018 911 GT3 official online configurator

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

The so-called Dieselgate scandal may not be over after all, as carmakers – and their respective officials -- under the Volkswagen Group are still under fire from different government authorities. Just recently, it turned out that the office of the prosecutor in Stuttgart, Germany is placing under investigation a number of employees at German sports car maker Porsche AG and its subsidiary in the United States.

Due to their connection with the diesel engine emission scandal, some employees of sports car maker and its US arm are being probed by German prosecutors for fraud and false advertising. Stuttgart prosecutor Jan Holzner said in a statement that grounds have been established that these employees might have committed fraud and false advertising. Holzner didn’t furnish more details about the investigation.

As for Porsche, the German sports car maker said it was fully cooperating with German authorities, adding it had had proactively contacted prosecutors even before the authorities launched a formal probe.

Read the entire article German prosecutors are probing Porsche over fraud and false advertising related to emissions scandal

During the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Frank-Steffen Walliser said that the 7th generation Porsche 911 GT2 RS is “all about sevens” with its 700 PS or 690 horsepower (514 kilowatts) engine that lets it run from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.7 seconds, and reach a top speed of 209 miles per hour. But with regards to taking on the Nurburgring, he asked for some time to check it.

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has been given a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine, which is what makes it a really fast car. Now, going back to the Nurburgring, we might have already gained some evidence of the sub-seven lap time.

During an interview between Mark Webber and Driving.ca, the 911 GT2 RS is said to have set a new record at the Green Hell. The car was able to hit 208.7 miles per hour (336 kilometers per hour) on the ‘Ring, making it the fastest car that has ever sprinted there. The present official record holder is the Huracan Performante with a top speed of 189 miles per hour (304 kilometers per hour). There’s a huge difference as it is 19 miles per hour faster than the Performante.

Read the entire article With 208 mph, Mark Webber claims that Porsche 911 GT2 RS has the fastest Nurburgring lap time

Over the weekend, a lot of fans were excited to witness the new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. During the event, the company was giving hints that the nine-eleven will be going to the Nurburgring and that it is capable of completing a lap in under seven minutes.

In other words, they are trying to say that the 911 GT2 RS will be as fast as the 918 Spyder with a lap time of 6:57 – or it may be even faster, though this may not be a surprise to many. The 918 Spyder made that record back in September 2013, but has already been broken by the McLaren P1 LM at 6:43, which is the current title holder.

It may not seem like the road-going 911 can match the McLaren’s record, but if it hits or beats the much more expensive 918 Spyder, then that would be pretty impressive. Frank-Steffen Walliser, who is responsible for the Porsche GT program, said at Goodwood that “it’s all about sevens” and that this is the 911‘s seventh generation, with 700 PS (690 horsepower), but then he added that “it’s no seven at the Nurburgring”. Walliser even told us to watch out for it, but then he asked to be given some time first to check it.

Read the entire article 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS may be able to beat the 918 Spyder’s record at the Nurburgring

Porsche has turned the Panamera from a good-looking car into a really handsome one, after just one generation. Though the second generation did not get a lot of nips and tucks, it got the right ones indeed. The new model looks so much more attractive compared to its predecessor. However, TopCar has an aftermarket package suggestion to offer though, and here is what they’ve got.

Firstly, the tuner gave the Panamera a much wider body kit, instantly making it look aggressive. They then added a number of carbon fiber pieces corroborated with huge air vents, which made the Porsche an attention-grabbing car - but we aren’t sure if it was done a good way or not. It was given recessed door handles, but only the rear doors got them.

More parts were replaced with carbon fiber including the roof and the hood, as well as the rear wing. There is now a large diffuser at the back surrounded by a pair of exhaust tips on each side. Note that the package or the custom body parts are compatible with all versions of the hatchback Panamera. As an option, buyers could go for a set of alloy wheels - and there is a wide range they can choose from, including a 21-inch set wheels.

Read the entire article 2017 Porsche Panamera by Topcar is wider, with a 650 hp output and lots of carbon fiber

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

Let’s give a round of applause to Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, and Earl Bamber for surprising a lot of people as they made the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid last until the end of the 24 Hour Le Mans after a long stop in the garage during the fourth hour of the race to replace the front axle motor. This victory marks Porsche’s 19th Le Mans 24 Hour win. In fact, they were just one of the two LMP1 cars that made it to the finish.

An LMP2 car, the #38 DC Racing Oreca 07 that was driven by Oliver Jarvis, Ho-Pin Tung and Thomas Laurent came in second. Many thought that the #38 would be the champion after the Porsche’s mishap at the 21st hour with an oil pressure issue. However, the Jota Sport run isn’t just strong enough to take over the power of the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid. In under two hours, Bernhard managed to take the lead getting itself back on track. To make things even more interesting, the Porsche circulated around 13 seconds a lap quicker than the Oreca. Like Bernhard, this is the second time Bamber won at the Le Mans 24 Hour race, while for Hartley, this would be his first ever victory at La Sarthe.

Though the #38 DC Racing LMP2 did not make it to the first place, they still came first in its class, and they did quite well just finishing one lap behind the LMP1 Porsche. The last time a secondary class came in the top three was back in 2005. This win also marks Jota Sport’s second class win.

Read the entire article Porsche 919 Hybrid takes victory at the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hour Race

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

Porsche wants to discourage a practice that has hounded its cars for decades. The German automaker Porsche produces a car; afterwards the released sports car will garner impressive reviews from the car enthusiasts. Then demand from interested customers will outweigh supply. And then these models will pop out like mushrooms in classified ads with corresponding inflated price costs. By now, this is nothing new to the automotive community, but GT head honcho Andreas Preuninger seemed to have had enough of this practice when it comes to Stuttgart's premium sports cars and hopes to counteract car flippers.

Porsche now wants to get even with those car flippers by throwing down a simple plan - making more detailed research of potential consumers of their sports car. Andreas Preuninger clarified that this is not a form of punishment, but is instead a brilliant strategy. Porsche's head of GT road-car development told Car and Driver at the launch of the 2018 911 GT3 that he personally likes to see the cars being used because it's the main purpose of building them, and the sports car are too good to be left in the garage and collect dust.

He further added that he doesn't fancy the business of people purchasing Porsche's cars just to make money on them, as this is not the main intention of the German automaker. He further said that the purpose of limiting the production of a car is not for it to increase its value in the passing days, and they don't want it to seem that they’re laying money on each car when they’re rolled out.

Read the entire article Porsche to lay down plan to counteract car speculators and flippers

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

Amid the frenzy surrounding the 85th 4 Hours of Le Mans affair at the notable Circuit de la Sarthe in France, gamers all around the world will be ecstatic to hear that the strenuous endurance race will have a counterpart in the thrilling world of sports. Gamer boys and girls alike, this will be your chance to let your skills be known to the gaming community.

To be more specific, famous German automotive maker Porsche and the American multinational tech company Microsoft have teamed up once again at the previously held New York Auto Show with Automobile Club de l'Quest (ACO) to organize an event together that will be widely known as the "Forza Racing Championship (Forza RC) Season 3: The Porsche Cup."

If you participate in the recently ongoing qualifying rounds and successfully make it to the finals, then you are eligible to compete in a 24 hour marathon. But here's the awesome catch: the said marathon will be held at the same time as the actual Le Mans race. This exciting announcement will surely draw in hundreds of gamers around the world as this is a one of a kind opportunity that is difficult to pass off.

Read the entire article Forza 6 Marathon during Le Mans is made possible by Porsche and Microsoft

While the BMW M3 is making some noise in Abu Dhabi with its San Marino Blue outfit, Porsche on the other hand, is catching people’s attention in Dubai as the 918 Spyder wears bright red livery. The reason why this model is turning heads is because Porsche isn’t known to give their cars distinct, bright livery unlike its competitors.

This shade of red might be common for a Ferrari, but definitely not for a Porsche - and there are only a few of them. In fact, this specific model is actually being sold by Deals on Wheels in Dubai. Another thing about this example is that even the carbon fiber roof has been painted red, instead of retaining its carbon fiber finish.

Not only is this Spyder looking spectacular on the outside, this Porsche 918 has also been upgraded with the optional Weissach package. This package comes with new aerodynamic fins on the rear bumper plus a set of lightweight wheels for better performance. If you didn’t know, the Weissach pack will make your Spyder faster by 0.2 second, making it sprint to 62 miles per hour in only 2.6 seconds. Moreover, the Acid Green brake calipers look great combined with the 918 Spyder’s red finish.

Read the entire article Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package in bright red livery is turning heads in Dubai
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