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.
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.