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Vonnen Performance is offering to convert Porsche 911 into a hybrid sports car for $75,000

The only hybrids that automotive customers can get now from Porsche are its Panamera four-door saloon and its Cayenne sports utility vehicle. While the German sports car maker has confirmed that it would build a hybrid version of the Porsche 911 sports car, that won't happen in the near term. For those who can’t wait for Porsche to offer a 911 hybrid, Vonnen Performance is offering to convert your sports car into one.

Porsche’s main reason for not offering a hybrid version of the 911 is that the German company still doesn’t believe that the current battery technology is on par with its expectations for its venerated sports car. But with the rapid pace that the battery technology is growing, that could happen in the next few years. Porsche chief executive Oliver Blume had said that a 911 hybrid may arrive on the mid-cycle refresh of the 992 generation, which should happen by around 2022 or so.

Because Porsche won't do a 911 hybrid now, Vonnen Performance is offering to do so for 911 models built between 2012 and 2016. This also applies for other Porsche offerings currently not having a hybrid version, like the Boxster and the Cayman. The conversion kit and the entire setup would cost a Porsche owner around $75,000.

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS goes official with 520 hp

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

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

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

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Singer Vehicle Design restores this Porsche 911, giving it 500 horsepower but with less weight

Singer Vehicle Design is one of the few companies that have a reputation for making some of the coolest machines out there, including the air-cooled Porsche 911s. They collaborated with Williams Advanced Engineering, which is popular for having injected some pretty advanced technology into the classic coupes, further improving these cars’ performance. The image you are looking at now is that of the very first model to benefit from these improvements, finished in an Absinthe green exterior, contrasted with the Blood Orange leather covering the cabin.

The owner of this car is a guy named Scott Blattner who asked for his 1990 Porsche 911 to be a lighter but more powerful car. Because of this, the tuner worked with Williams Advanced Engineering so that they could focus on the dynamics and the study to produce an extremely lightweight car. Overall, the reimagined 911 only weighs a total of 2,180 pounds (990 kilograms), despite the fact that it carries a 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine that packs 500 horsepower (372 kilowatts), and is capable of revving to over 9,000 rpm.

Rob Dickinson, founder of Singer said in his statement that it took them a lot of effort to combine services to highlight both “bewitching individual componentry” with a “viscerally compelling driving experience”.

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2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS breaks Nurburgring RWD record with 6:47.3 lap time [w/video]

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.

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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

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.

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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

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

The one-millionth unit of the Porsche 911 is here. Fifty-four years after the iconic 911 was first introduced, Porsche has finally reached the one million count on the 11th of May at their factory in Zuffenhausen. It rolled out of the production line as an Irish Green Carrera S - and this is actually what Australian race car driver Mark Webber teased us with.

Though one million in a span of over half a century does not sound much, the 911 is actually quite popular considering that it is an expensive model. In comparison, that number is already impressive for a sports car, but then again, it is unusual for automakers to keep the same model line alive for 10 years, even more in this case. In fact, the company says that 70 percent of all 911s are probably road worthy still. In other words, there are about 700,000 units of the 911 that are still in good shape all over the world today.

So, what makes this one extra special apart from its production number? This 911 is a rear wheel drive Carrera S, equipped with an upgraded flat-six engine that produces 450 horsepower. It’s similar to the very first model but it’s better as it comes in a seven-speed manual transmission.

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To the proud owners and owner-to-be of the Porsche 991 Carrera GTS, there's good news for you all. German automobile manufacturer Porsche recently confirmed to the public that the Porsche 911 will be offering increased range of modifications: new color alternatives, increased horsepower of up to 30 (22 kilowatts), and connectivity services.

The two-door, high performance and exclusive sports car will be all that any car aficionado will talk about in the coming days as those who are looking to own a sports car from the Porsche 911 line-up can now opt for a kit that can give the 911 S, 4S and Targa 4S a 30-hp expansion to 444 hp (331 kilowatts). Further modifications that come along with the kit includes larger turbos, dynamic engine bearings, modified brake cooling and even a sports exhaust- How cool is that? To 911 S owners hoping to up their game, the automaker powerhouse can equip their existing rides but is requiring the Sports Chrono Package to be present before any upgrades can be executed.

The Sports Chrono Package which can enhance the performance of 911's responses with a click of the button, is compatible with the GTS cars. But this package won't come cheap, as it has a price tag of over $12,350 with a manual transmission or otherwise a cost of $12,870 with the PDK. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplug (PDK) dual clutch transmission serves as an option. Retrofit pricing is not made available yet by the German company. Also included are the PASM active suspension, a dynamic light system with bixenon headlights and a ritzy interior lined in faux suede and optimum leather.

Read the entire article Porsche 911 lineup to get more power, additional perks for the 2017MY

RUF Automobile GmbH officially unveiled during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show its latest CTR halo model. This model is distinct for two reasons. First is that it comes in a body that honors the 1987 CTR “Yellow Bird.” The second reason is that it utilizes a chassis based on the company’s very own design.

Already in the fourth generation, the 2017 RUF CTR is indeed similar to the model that it pays tribute to not only in form but even in function. Making it a true masterpiece is the new engine with a weight-to-power ratio of 3.5 pounds for every horsepower. Further, it is the first rear-wheel drive with a customized carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

Indeed, the main defining characteristic of the 2017 CTR is the chassis though one can argue that the technological superiority of this model begins at the skin, which is made up completely of carbon fiber. This is the same material the chassis is composed of and comes in the patented RUF design. In addition, both crash structures in the front and the rear are composed of lightweight steel much like the roll cage that was integrated to it.

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The arrival of limited edition cars is always something to look out for. However, the launch of limited edition super cars is even more exciting. In fact, from the time they are released, they become instant superstars.

Also, these limited edition super cars become instant classics, immediately creating a premium once they are received by their owners. Since they produced in limited numbers, it is usually hard to get a new super car. If one is not lucky enough to buy a new limited edition super car, he or she may have to get them for the used car market.

Here are five limited edition super cars – announced or released this 2016 – that immediately gained classic status and are already fetching a high premium over their original prices.

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The Porsche 911 is recognized worldwide because of its superb performance and features. Presently, it is the only mass-produced rear-engined vehicle. The classic supercar boasts an ancient design, which made Porsche consider phasing it out many years ago.

However, the Porsche 911 continued to receive enhancements and modifications through the years. The most remarkable improvements by far include hydraulic steering and a turbocharged flat-six for both the Porsche 911 Carrera and the Porsche 911 Carrera S.

On the other hand, California-based Singer Vehicle Design, founded by Porsche enthusiast and musician Rob Dickinson in 2009, has engineered the 911 Modified.

Read the entire article All-New Porsche 911 vs. Singer 911 Modified

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT, the second sports car developed in-house by Mercedes-AMG after the SLS AMG. Built as a rival for the mighty Porsche 911, the new Mercedes-AMG GT is inspired by the SLS AMG but arrives with no gullwing doors and a completely new rear end. If the front end resembles the SLS AMG, the rear end is completely new and sexy, reminding us of a future 911.

Both front and rear ends get LED technology. Moreover, the front end features large air intakes in order to optimize the flow of air to the M178 V8 engine, while the A-wing with front splitter in the lower third of the front apron makes the vehicle look low-slung and wide.

On the Mercedes-AMG GT the front splitter is painted in the body colour, while the GT S model gets it with a high-gloss black, so it will not be a problem in recognize the version if you see one on the streets.

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

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

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

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Porsche 911, a video and an online video game were released. Through these, Porsche is bringing together seven 911 generations as sweet music is played — the signature roar of the distinct engine of each year. In the video, we see each 911 being driven through an airport hangar then eventually landing on a piano key.

After all the cars are parked, the engines then burst into the Happy Birthday song.

The viewers get a reminder that: "Sometimes, you don't need a piano to create a symphony." A link is given to an online arcade game, where viewers push the numbers that correspond to the 911 piano keys.

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Over 1,200 Porsche 911 sports cars paraded through the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on July 28, 2013, as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic coupe. The original plan was to parade at least 911 Porsche 911s, but the target number was almost immediately exceeded when the celebrations were disclosed.

Due to deluge of interested parties wanting to join the event, an incredible 1,208 examples of the Porsche 911 were packed by the Porsche Club GB and Silverstone Classic into the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. This breathtaking spectacle was led by a number of famous Porsche personalities while tens of thousands of fans looked on.

Among them are Mark Porsche, son of 911 designer Ferdinand Alexander ‘Butzi’ Porsche and great-grandson of the founder Ferdinand Porsche as well as a number of the sports carmakers iconic racing drivers.

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Back in June, Porsche unveiled the 911 (991) 50 Anniversary Edition, a limited edition model that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic 911. Well, that is not all as the German manufacturer also revealed the fact that is now offering its 911 customers a customized equipment package.

Called “50 years of 911”, the option package package goes to the heart of what has made the 911 unique over its 50 years, a combination of exceptional performance and everyday utility.

According to Porsche, this package can be ordered for all 911 Carrera models, including the “50 years of 911” anniversary model whose production is limited to 1963 units.

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There is no other model in the Porsche brand as valuable as the 911. The Porsche 911 was first unveiled in September 1963 at the IAA International Automotive Show as the model 901. Almost 50 years later, the 911 remains in Porsche’s product arsenal, albeit receiving significant improvement over the decades – making it one of the few vehicles in the world with rich history and tradition as well as continuity.

For half a century, the 911 has been an inspiration for enthusiasts around the world. The 911 is now considered as the embodiment of a sport car, made as a benchmark by others. In fact, Porsche always refers to the 911 sports car every time it conceptualizes and produces new models. Other Porsche models that carry the 911 philosophy include the Cayenne and the Panamera.

This could be primarily because the 911 is considered as the most successful sports car in the world, with over 820,000 examples built, scattered through seven generations and five decades. The Porsche 911 also serves as the embodiment of the brand’s innovation, as every generation of the sports car underwent significant reinventions and innovations through the hands of the carmaker’s skilful engineers in Zuffenhausen and Weissach, Germany.

Read the entire article Porsche 911 celebrates 5 decades of sports car tradition this year

In order to celebrate 60 years since the first Porsche club was founded, the German manufacturer launched a special edition of the 911 Carrera S. As expected, the car will be available only for the Porsche Club members and will be build in a very limited edition of just 13 cars (one will be owned by Porsche, which means customers will get only 12).

Each unit will cot 142,800 euros excluding taxes, but the bigger problem is that around 181,000 Porsche club members will have to fight for these cars as there are around 640 Porsche clubs in 75 countries.

Unfortunately, the car will not be available for Porsche fans who live in India or China. The Porsche 911 Club Coupe will get the same 3.8-liter engine delivering 440 hp and not 400 hp like the standard version.

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