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.
Rare 964 Turbo Cabrio under the hammer. One of six built by Porsche Exclusive to feature at RM Sotheby’s auction…
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.
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.
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.
In a busy month for Porsche, the firm has released images of the second-generation Macan. This is a lightly facelifted version of the original but with more modern powertrains and minor suspension and steering revisions to go with modest cosmetic enhancements. The basic Macan comes with a 2-litre four cylinder engine based on that used in the VW Golf GTI and it is likely to play a far larger role in the car’s future now Porsche has purged its ranges of diesel engines for the foreseeable. The Macan S will drop its old 3.6-litre motor for a more modern 3.0 V6 with far better fuel consumption and around 355bhp, while the Macan Turbo will have a 2.9-litre version of the same engine (the reduction in capacity resulting from a beefed-up crankshaft) with approximately 434bhp.
2020 Porsche 911 992 captured without camo for the first time… Clearest pictures yet of next-generation 911 revealed on the public road; full-width rear lights and Taycan-style front end spotted.
New 2019-2020 Porsche 911 992 hikes power and adds hybrids. New line-up will be turbo only and all models will pack more power. Hybrids due 2020.
Porsche has revealed its new 992 Cabriolet, which is initially available in Carrera S and 4S guises…
Opening. The fruits of Porsche’s production switchover are laid bare for the first time as an early example of the incoming 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S 992 is seen embarking on an early morning drive with the 991.2. Leading the way over its predecessor, the 992 is heralding a new era for what is now the eighth generation of Porsche 911 since its inception in 1963.
Naturally aspirated GT3 seen with production body for the first time
Speedster announcement underlines Porsche’s commitment to atmospheric engines for GT cars
One of the halo models of the whole 992-generation range has been papped more times than Post Malone over the past few months. Traditional 911 Turbo cues remain, including slim side vents in front of the rear wheels, square quad exhausts and a whale tail with a deployable spoiler nestled within. Expect around 600bhp from the punchiest Turbo S model, all-wheel drive and the PDK auto as your only transmission option.
992 GT3 takes to the Nürburgring. Production body debut and nat-asp sound as next GT3 hits Nordschleife.
De-winged manual option will continue on the 992-generation GT3
Porsche opens up the 911 992 range with two new 2021 Targas. New Targa arrives in 380bhp and 444bhp guises to join cabriolet and coupé 911s
Imminent production reveal after final shakedown in cold weather
The 992-generation 911 Turbo sticks with the formula that’s worked so well for generations, mixing high performance and long-distance comfort. The new 3.8-litre boxer six, based on the Carrera’s, has bigger twin turbos than before and makes 641bhp, up 68bhp, with torque up by 37lb ft to 590lb ft. Top speed is still 205mph, but 0-62mph is trimmed by 0.2 seconds to 2.7. It’s 20mm wider at the rear arches, and the new active aero improves cooling and downforce.