Any Porschephile worth his salt could immediately differentiate a Porsche 911 of one generation from another despite its constant tear drop shape. For 52 years, the 911 has accumulated a lot of engineering and racing successes as it has accumulated a legion of fans. For those who are just beginning to get engulfed by the Porsche mystique, here’s a brief history lesson. Words by Lester Dizon and photos courtesy of Porsche AG.
This was to be the issue in which I would have reported on Porsche’s activities at the Geneva motor show, though as we all know the virus put paid to that. But it didn’t stop me having a chat with Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser over the telephone about the future of the 911. As you may also know, he is the man who used to be in charge of the motorsport department but has not replaced the retired August Achleitner as ‘line director, Porsche sports cars’ or, put another way, Mr 911.
A one-off 1966 Porsche 911 Spyder designed by Bertone is to be auctioned. This unique Porsche 911 marked the only occasion on which Bertone and the German company co-operated.
Looking very much of its time and fittingly, for an ’80s machine, in Guards Red, this DP Motorsport modified Kremer 935 lookalike is going up for auction in late November at Historics’ Mercedes Benz World sale.
Porsche 911 991-series to go turbo across the range? To combine acceptably low CO2 emissions with the power that its customers desire, Porsche will extend turbocharging to the 911 Carrera (the current model is pictured), always normally aspirated up until now. It is expected that for the “Gen 2” 911 – the mid term engineering update on the 991-series – both the Carrera and Carrera S will receive new turbo engines.
Porsche 911 991 GTS launched. A new model variant, the Carrera GTS, has been added to the 911 range, bringing the 991-series spread to 20 cars. Four versions are offered, all wide-bodied: the Carrera GTS, Carrera 4 GTS, Carrera GTS Cabriolet and Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, and priced from £91,098 to £104,385, a premium of between £7325 and £7553 over the Carrera S.
2015 Turbo Cayman spied. Keeping an orderly power hierarchy throughout its model ranges looks like becoming an even trickier task for Porsche, given reports that a turbocharged Cayman is being worked on, possibly with a correspondingly hardcore badge, “GT4”.
Porsche joins the tech race with the second-generation version of its supersaloon. By Stuart Gallagher.
Porsche 911 GT3 991 Breathe Deep Twin ram air scoops on the carbon-fiber engine cover are functional and funnel air directly into a redesigned intake manifold. Positive pressure from the system can add up to 10 horsepower.
ADMITTEDLY, IT’S BEEN a while, but when I learnt the alphabet, T definitely came after S. Not so at Porsche, which has slotted the new 911 Carrera T in below the Carrera S. Then again, Porsche is notoriously contrary: until recently its hardtop Cayman cost more than the convertible Boxster, and then there’s the mechanical layout of the 911! The confusion continues.
Porsche's Project Mission E takes shape. Production version of Porsche's first pure-electric car breaks cover.
Visits to Catalunya, Thruxton and Croft will headline the finalised 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup GB calendar...
Sollte der geneigte Käufer eines Cayman GT4 tatsächlich versuchen, seinen Familienmitgliedern dieses – zugegeben: nahezu perfekte – Fahrzeug durch die von Ihnen nahegelegten Vernunftargumente näherzubringen, so werden ebendiese auf eine kleine (aber historisch bedingt sensible).
Another Flipping Porsche Spy shots of the upcoming new Porsche 718 GT4 and Spyder models have been proliferating on the web. These days, of course, with that comes the inevitable matters of allocations, values, resale and so-called flipping. Who is going to get one and how much do they stand to make if they flip the car overnight?
Pebble Beach ist das beste Pflaster, um Schmuckstücke ins rechte Licht zu rücken. Zu den Stars 2018 gehörte der Singer Lightweight-Porsche, basierend auf einem 964 von 1990.
Меняться, но не изменять… За верность идеалам этой модели впору ставить памятник — жизненное кредо канонического Porsche 911 не меняется с 1963 года. Эссенциальный шарм не оттенили ни водяное охлаждение, ни наддув, ни полноуправляемое шасси. И будущая серия 992 проделает тот же фокус, даже если станет гибридом plug-in.
Porsche previews 911 Speedster 500hp GT3 engine powers open-top special. Will it or won’t it be built? Porsche’s 70th Birthday present to itself is a 911 Speedster. Based on the Carrera 4 Cabrio bodyshell and with the GT3’s 4-litre, 500bhp flat-six, it appears to be very well developed, for a prototype, and near production ready.
Porsche’s retro Speedster concept What’s a better way of celebrating your 70th birthday than stumping up your own surprise to burst from the cake? Porsche has done just that, revealing a 356-inspired, 911.2 GT3-based 368kW version of the 911 that tugs at the heartstrings of Porsche fans the world over.
2019 Porsche 911 Speedster 991.2 Finally makes production… Open-topped GT car has small deviances from concept unveiled earlier this year.
Porsche has confirmed the 911 Speedster concept, first shown in June, is to go for production early in 2019. Fully 1948 units of the open-top model will be made. Porsche says that number was chosen to commemorate the Porsche 356 “Number 1” that received its operating license on June 8th, 1948.
Porsche will put its new 911 Speedster concept into series production in 2019.
Porsche también está trabajando en una carrocería cupé para su modelo Cayenne. Cuando nuestro fotógrafo espía lo pilló hace unos días cerca de Stuttgart no daba crédito. Y es que parece que se está imponiendo una corriente en la que si sacas un SUV y no tienes un modelo ‘cupé’ tus ventas se verán mermadas.
Der Cayenne bekommt eine ökologische Variante: den E-Hybrid mit einer Systemleistung von 462 PS und 700 Newtonmetern Drehmoment.
Hybrid hottie added to cayenne range. Plug in model gets 462hp and 918 Spyder ‘boost’ technology. Porsche has added hybrid power-to its new third generation Cayenne SUV range. The new model combines plug in charging and a total system power of 462 metric horse power with emissions as low as 72g/ km. Fuel consumption on the NEDC cycle is rated at 88.3 mpg.
2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid gets Electric Boost Porsche has revealed full details of its Cayenne E-Hybrid, that’s now available to order from £67,183, with the first UK cars already in showrooms. It boasts significant performance gains over the previous model, mainly thanks to a lot more electric boost that should also give owners a kick in the back more often.
Das Gesicht bleibt beim aktuellen Facelift nahezu unangetastet (bis auf LED jetzt serienmäßig), das Heck hingegen ziert ein durchgehendes Leuchtband.
Shanghai Trifft Zuffenhausen. Porsche hat in China den umfassend gelifteten Macan präsentiert. Optisch ist der Neuling vor allem durch das dreidimensionale LED-Heckleuchtband zu erkennen.
2019 Porsche Macan facelifted New look for mid-sized… SUV Four years and 350,000 units after its launch, Porsche’s Macan SUV has been treated to a facelift. Highlights include a new, wider-looking nose with LED headlights as standard, a redesigned rear featuring Porsche’s increasingly ubiquitous light bar, and, inside, the company latest infotainment package.
Porsche Reveals New Macan Porsche’s best-selling vehicle, launched in 2014, has received a facelift…
Porsche Macan gets a facelift. Numerous updates aim keep the compact and sporty SUV at the top of its game. Text and photos by Sheldon Trollope.