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Just last month, Porsche unveiled the new 935 during the “Rennsport Reunion” motorsport event at Laguna Seca Raceway in California. Featuring a body evoking the legendary Porsche 935/78, the 935 is definitely a race car you would want to drive in the track. Nonetheless, it isn't car you can just drive on the road from your garage to the track. After all, the 935 is a track-only race car and can’t be driven legally on the road.
The problem of getting a track-only race car from a garage to the circuit without circumventing any laws or local ordinances has already been solved a long time ago. To solve such a logistic issue, teams or carmakers have been using transporters, which can be large enough to accommodate more than one race car.
Such a situation is the main theme of one of the latest creative visual projects of Igor Shikitov, an automotive designer from Moscow, Russia. Posted at the Behance social creative site on October 3, 2018, Shikitov’s work was aptly titled “Volkswagen Renntransporter.” After all Porsche is now part of the Volkswagen Group.Read the entire article Volkswagen Renntransporter is home on the wheels for your Porsche 935
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you see a mid-engined European sports car? Well, that depends on who you are talking to. Some will look at it as a piece of art, while others would see as an opportunity. An opportunity for what, you ask? Well, an opportunity to imagine something even greater.
Yup, the 911 RSR that, without a doubt, is the fastest and most mind-blowing production 911 ever built - with a 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat-six ahead of the rear axle. As for performance, it can chase its 9500 rpm redline like that of a 510 horsepower, race tuned flat six. This does not even have turbos that will soften throttle response.Read the entire article Porsche Cayman RSR race car gets rendered
Porsche has officially revealed its LMP1 contender -- the 919 Hybrid. Through this model, Porsche hopes to defend not just its title in the FIA World Endurance Championship but that of the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well. Though this model only unveiled during Friday’s WEC Prologue test at Monza, it did not come as a surprise to many as photos of the 919 Hybrid came out at Paul Ricard race track.
Like the other vehicles that will be part of this competition, it will be displaying low-downforce specifications for the two-day test at Monza. The brand however continues to keep under wraps what aero kit the 9191 Hybrid will be utilizing.
Though it will continue to make use of the same chassis, its third year in a row, Andrea Seidl, which is the team principal, assures that performance will not be impacted negatively. He adds that around 60% to 70% of the vehicle is in fact new.Read the entire article Porsche to defend racing titles with new 919 Hybrid
Porsche revealed that starting 2017, it will offer the 911 (991) GT3 Cup with an improved drive. Already considered as the most produced GT racing vehicle in the world, this model made use of a purebred motorsport technology that allowed it to be fitted with a compact engine that comes with direct fuel injection allowing for an output of 485 hp (357 kW). In addition, this 6-cylinder 4-liter flat engine has been placed on the rear.
In terms of design, both the apron in the front and the rear section have been redesigned in order to enhance downforce. As a result, this allowed the 911 GT3 Cup to offer better performance and traction. Some features seen in the previous model however have been retained in this version like the wide wing in the rear that measures 184 centimeters. It has the same wheels in terms of dimensions. It remains equipped with the 18-inch one-piece racing wheels that have a central locking mechanism. The 270 mm. Michelin racing tires are fitted on the front axle while the 310 mm. tires are on the rear axle.
What is new is that the 911 GT3 Cup weighs 1,200 kilograms. This is all due to the use of an aluminum and steel composite which gave it a body that is both lightweight and rigid. Porsche also disclosed that a number of innovative features have been put in to ensure that engine performance and efficiency are enhanced.Read the entire article Porsche unveils 911 (991) GT3 Cup race car
The rear engine layout is considerably Porsche 911’s ultimate selling point. Over the years, the arrangement of the engine has proven to be more capable for racing. But then, Porsche apparently gave its 911 a rather unusual overhaul. The latest Porsche 911 RSR (yes, the same car that would take part in the “24 Hours of Le Mans”) now has a new mid-engine.
But that’s not all. There are 19 other racing events in the GTE category where the 2017 Porsche 911 RSR will be part of. So this must be something really big.
According to Porsche, the much larger diffuser at the rear was in place after they positioned the 4.0 Litre horizontally arranged 6-cylinder engine at the middle. Porsche realised this new layout significantly improves handling and provides better balance as compared with the rear engine layout.Read the entire article 2016 LA Auto Show: Porsche gets ready for Le Mans with mid-engine 911 RSR
Car enthusiasts are fixated on the 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution as it is set to grace RM Sotheby's Monaco sale in May. It is specifically exquisite because the "P1 POW" registration at the back indicates that it is road legal and it is the only former racing 911 GT1 Evolution that is legalized for public road use worldwide.
Having said that, the 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution is worth every penny of its estimated cost at $3.3 million. Moreover, it is probably the most stylish racing car in history. It won the Canadian GT championship three-peat from 1999 to 2001, engaged in the 24 Hours of Daytona, and has 13 victories in 31 starts.
The Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution is built with a 3.2-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, producing 600 to 640 hp. It’s no wonder then why the race car has recorded impressive stats since its launch. However, the incredible power delivered by the 911 GT1 Evolution is not as competitive against the Ferrari F40 LM and the McLaren F1 GTR.Read the entire article RM Sotheby’s to auction off road-legal 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution for an estimated $3.3M
Porsche has unveiled its latest racing-only sports car at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show – the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. This not-for-the-road mid-engine sports car is derived from the street-legal Cayman GT4 sports car, both sharing the same engine – a 3.8-liter flat-six powerplant that develops 385 hp (283 kW). This engine is placed directly behind the driver's seat.
The racer weighs just 2,866 pounds (1,300 kilograms). The Cayman GT4 Clubsport, however, comes with a modified six-speed Porsche double clutch PDK transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel. It also features a mechanical rear-axle locking differential that is developed exclusively for racing purposes.
It inherits its lightweight strut front axle from the 911 GT3 Cup racer and its improved lightweight rear strut suspension with transverse arms from the 911 GT3 Cup. Its brake system is developed for racing as well, with large 15-inch (380-mm) steel brake discs. Six-piston and four-piston aluminum calipers are fitted on the front and rear wheels, respectively.Read the entire article Porsche Motorsport unveils Cayman GT4 Clubsport racing car for 2015 LA Auto Show
Porsche disclosed that it has launched a new business arm that aims to restore vintage cars and make them as close to the original version as possible. Porsche will also offer repair and maintenance services. This was born out of a need to make sure that classic vehicles from Porsche continue to be appreciated at race tracks even today.
Historically, Porsche has had many wins at different 24-hour classics like the Daytona and Le Mans. The brand also had memorable successes at different 1,000-kilometer races like the Spa-Francorchamps and Nürburgring.
This particular service however will only be offered for now in the U.S. and Germany. President & CEO of Porsche Motorsport North America Jens Walther shares that since most of these vehicles have become part of motorsport history, a number of them has experienced an increase in their value especially in recent years.Read the entire article Porsche restores iconic 917K racing car, brings it back to the racetrack
Porsche has shown off its liveries for the upcoming Le Mans race. The 2015 Porsche Le Mans race cars will make their world debut at the official Pre-test. These race cars will be seen in their individual colors. For the first time ever, the three Porsche 919 Hybrids will feature their base colours of red, black and white. They’re dubbed as Tradition, Technology, and A Return.
Following tradition, Timo Bernhard of Germany, Brendon Hartley of New Zealand, and Mark Webber of Australia will drive the red prototype with starting number 17. The car number and color pay homage to Porsche, which in 1970, achieved the first of 16 overall wins in Le Mans.
Porsche possesses the record for the most number of victories at Le Mans, which is considered by many to be the most demanding endurance race in the world. In addition, red is the color of the base of the Porsche 917 KH (short-tail) in "Salzburg Design" that raced on June 14, 1970, approximately 45 years ago.Read the entire article Porsche unveils liveries of 2015 Le Mans race cars
Porsche unveiled at the Nurburgring the all-new 2015 Porsche 911 (991) GT3 R, its latest racing car based on the 911 (991) GT3 RS production sports car. According to the German manufacturer, the engineers focused on the lightweight design, better aerodynamic efficiency, reduced fuel consumption, improved handling and increased safety.
Just like the production version, the 911 GT3 R arrives with the distinctive double-bubble roof, while the wheelbase was lengthened by 8.3 cm compared to the previous generation. Moreover, thanks to the systematic lightweight solutions for the body, add-on parts and suspension, the centre of gravity position of the vehicle was also optimized compared to its predecessor.
In addition, the roof, front cover and fairing, wheel arches, doors, side and tail sections as well as the rear cover are made of light carbon-fiber composite material (CFRP). In order to save weight, all windows (for the first time even the windscreen) are made of polycarbonate.Read the entire article 2016 Porsche 911 (991) GT3 R debuts at Nurburgring with 500 hp
Porsche announced that the first rollout of the second-generation 919 Hybrid took place on its test track in Weissach. The lucky driver to take the new race car for a spin was Marc Lieb, but the first meaningful test with the new 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid is already scheduled to take place from January 18 to 22 in Abu Dhabi.
There are no details regarding the upgrades carried by the new race car, but we expect to see the same 2.0-liter single-turbo V8 direct-injection petrol engine as well as the electric motor mounted on the front axle and a lithium-ion battery pack.
According to Porsche, the engine is able to rev up to 9,000 rpm and delivers all of its power to the rear wheels, while the electric motor powers the front wheels. In addition, the 919 Hybrid comes with two energy recovery systems, brake energy recuperation and thermal energy recovery system incorporated in the exhaust system.Read the entire article 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid rolls-out in Weissach, promises new optimizations
Porsche officially unveiled today at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show its all-new 919 Hybrid. Set to race in the top LMP1 category of the World Endurance Championship (WEC), which includes the renowned 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Porsche 919 Hybrid is the most complex racecar built by the German carmaker.
919 Hybrid benefits from the know-how that Porsche acquired in producing the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid super sports car, but also the hybrid versions of the Panamera Gran Turismo and all-wheel drive Cayenne.
Furthermore, just like any other race car, the LMP1 racecar is a unique test laboratory that prepares the technology for future sports cars. The big surprise is found under the hood, where the Porsche 919 Hybrid features a hybrid system that consists of a new 2.0-liter single-turbo V4 direct-injection gasoline engine and an electric motor mounted on the front axle as well as a lithium-ion battery pack.Read the entire article 2014 Geneva Motor Show: Porsche 919 Hybrid debuts with all-new V4 engine
Earlier this week we’ve told you about a Porsche 911 (991) Targa Turbo and a possible debut this month at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The bad news came few days ago when the rumors about a Turbo version of the new Targa were dismissed by Nick Twork, Porsche North America Product Communications Manager.
Twork said that Porsche will not present a 911 (991) Targa Turbo in Geneva and that it will bring the 919 Hybrid and the 911 (991) RSR. Today, the German manufacturer officially announced that will indeed bring the 919 Hybrid and the 911 (991) RSR at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Powered by a 2.0-liter V4 engine, the 919 Hybrid can therefore be regarded as a research laboratory for the technology of future Porsche production vehicles.
Moreover, the two race cars will be flanked by the new Macan compact SUV, which was introduced last November at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. In the official press release, Porsche said that it will bring the Macan S Diesel that features a turbocharged 258 hp engine with PDK transmission, the 400 hp 3.6-litre V6 Macan Turbo as well as the 340 hp 3.0-litre V6 Macan S.Read the entire article Porsche officially confirms 919 Hybrid, 911 RSR for 2014 Geneva Motor Show
We already know that Porsche is working hard on the upcoming 919 Hybrid LMP1 Le Mans race car, but what we didn’t know were some details about the engine used by the new vehicle. According to Autocar, the Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 will use a turbocharged 16-valve 2.0-liter direct-injection V4 engine that has an unusually wide V angle.
Moreover, the turbocharger is not electric such as the one found on the Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro. The V4 engine is not quite popular among automotive engineering due to the problems with the configuration in achieving smooth running.
Apparently, Porsche adopted this engine for packaging reasons in order to obtain an optimum positioning of the battery-fed hybrid drive system.Read the entire article Porsche 919 Hybrid will use a 2.0-liter V4 engine
The now entirely redesigned Porsche LMP1 sports prototype race car is undergoing a series of functional tests in preparation for the 2014 sports car racing season. One of those given the privilege to test drive the Porsche LMP1 sports prototype race car is former Grand Prix test driver Neel Jani from Switzerland. Jani, who has been part of the pool of regular LMP1 drivers since July 1, 2013, will perform test driving duties along with Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas.
Completing the test driving lineup is Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber, who will be a part of the Porsche LMP1 team from 2014. The Porsche LMP1 will is bound to participate next year in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at the renowned 24 Hours of Le Mans.
According to Fritz Enzinger, vice president of the LMP1 program, the test drives for race car are allowing them to gather large amounts of vital data, adding that every single kilometer driven is important.Read the entire article Porsche is testing LMP1 in preparation for 2014 season
Porsche Motorsport North America, Inc. has started building the 2014 Porsche 911 GT America at its Stuttgart site in Germany. The 2014 Porsche 911 GT America, which is derived from the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, is designed exclusively for the new United Sports Car Racing series GT Daytona class for 2014. Porsche will commence delivery of the new race car in October 2013, and will offer them for sale to teams who are set to participate in the whole 2014 USCR season.
Jens Walther, president of Porsche Motorsport North America, expressed pleasure that the Stuugart site has been able to move quickly to create and build the 2014 Porsche 911 GT America, giving potential customers ample time to attend winter test sessions in advance of the season debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The 2014 Porsche 911 GT America is powered by a Porsche flat-six 4.0 liter racing engine that provides up to 470 hp paired to a six-speed sequential transmission with pneumatic paddle shift system and electronic throttle. The new race car is derived from the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer that exclusively takes part in the Porsche Supercup series.Read the entire article Production of 2014 Porsche 911 (991) GT America has started
Porsche grabbed two class victories at the 81st running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The class victories were the 99th and 100th for Porsche at the Circuit des 24 Heures. Porsche AG Team Manthey scored the top two spots in the highly competitive GTE-Pro class in its Porsche 911 RSR units, each completing 315 laps.
Lording the GTE-Pro class is the No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR driven by Porsche works drivers Romain Dumas (France), Marc Lieb (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria), clocking 24 hours, 2 minutes and.
Placing second is the No. 91 Porsche 911 RSR by Porsche works drivers Joerg Bergmeister (Germany), Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Patrick Pilet (France). Porsche won another crown after the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR fielded by customer team IMSA Performance Matmut dominated the GTE-Am class. The unit was driven by French drivers Raymond Narac, Jean-Karl-Vernay and Christophe Bourret.Read the entire article Porsche 911 RSR grabs two class victories at 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours
Porsche has successfully rolled out its new LMP1 sports prototype at its test track in Weissach. Bound to be fielded in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the 24 Hours of Le Mans starting 2014, the prototype was test driven by Porsche works driver Timo Bernhard before the watchful eyes of some of the company’s board members.
The planned test drive on the circuit was several weeks earlier than planned, thereby allowing LMP1 Head Fritz Enzinger to state that the project is well on schedule. He remarked that his team is well-focused on getting the new LMP1 racer on the track as soon as possible. Since the track rollout came weeks earlier than planned, the test has more than enough time for more testing and further development.
Enzinger noted that starting 2014, regulations would favor efficiency, thereby making the competition amongst engineers more interesting while presenting new challenges.Read the entire article 2014 Porsche LMP1 sports prototype makes its track debut
Porsche presented in full livery its new GT race car that will participate at the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Le Mans 24 Hours. The company also gave us a peek of its Le Mans Prototype entry in 2014 with the introduction of its "Mission 2014" web site. The new 911 RSR race car, which will come out in 2013, will be entered in the WEC LM-GTE class.
It features remarkable lightweight design and advanced aerodynamics. The outstanding vehicle styling pays homage to the 50 years of existence of the Porsche 911. The numbers 50 and 911 can be seen from a bird’s eye view.
Two Porsche 911 RSR race cars will be entered by the Porsche AG Team Manthey works team in the World Endurance Championship's 2013 season such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This car is not expected to join a North America series this year. The new 911 RSR is actually based on the seventh generation of the legendary 911 sports car.Read the entire article 2013 Porsche 911 (991) RSR is ready for the Le Mans 24 Hours
Porsche introduced today the new 2013 911 GT3 R based on the 997 model generation. Featuring widened fender flares on the front and rear, the new 911 GT3 R looks brawnier than its predecessor. The car comes with a wider track and adapted wheels in order to provide additional improvement in traction.
For the 2013MY, the 911 GT3 R comes with upgraded aerodynamics such as fine-tuned front bumper panels, front and rear fenders, sill covers, rear panel and underbody with rear diffuser.
Furthermore, the rear wing was enlarged to the width of the vehicle and repositioned to work optimally with the redesigned body.Read the entire article Porsche upgrades the 911 GT3 R for the 2013 model year
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