But both will eventually be usurped by mega-power hybrid model
Follow-up to the 918 Spyder to be petrol-electric, not pure EV
The most powerful Cayman ever and just possibly a swansong for Porsche’s mid-engine model
Is a stripped-out, manual-only Porsche 911R on its way? Porsche gets dragged in to the diesel scandal, record sales figures, plus new Macan GTS and Porsche wins the WEC. Low-volume special to get GT3 engine and manual 'box for maximum involvement.
Project Gold, Porsche Classic’s first in-house ‘restomod’ project, has broken a record to sell for an astonishing £2.4 million at RM Sotheby’s recent Porsche 70th Anniversary auction in Georgia. The 1998 model year 911 993 Turbo took 18 months to build. The only original part is the bodyshell, with everything else coming from the Stuttgart giant’s 6500-strong inventory of brand new yet original 993 parts. The Golden Yellow paint is from the current 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series range and the wheels and interior have been refinished to match the black and gold theme, but otherwise it’s all period stuff.
Porsche is among a number of car makers who have temporarily halted production of plug-in hybrid models. The move comes in response to the introduction of the new WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure) regime, which came into force in the EU at the beginning of September.
Porsche unleashes new 911 turbo S Faster even than a Taycan Turbo S
Choice of seven iconic designs pay homage to past racing greats
Porsche has revealed a new 700hp ‘clubsport’ race car to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Porsche sports cars…
Porsche rekindles 935 moniker with special new Motorsport car 77 units of Moby Dick-inspired 991 GT2 RS to be built next year.
Do not adjust your spectacles. Your eyes do not deceive you. What you’re looking at is indeed a fusion of the legendary 935/78, the 1978-season racer also known as Moby Dick, with modern 911 underpinnings. In fact, it’s essentially the mighty Type-991.2 GT2 RS road car in a period frock and with a few additional competition-racing frills. This isn’t, truly, a racing car. More on that in a moment.
Porsche’s latest Type-992 911 is a digitally-infused tour de force that hits 60mph in a fraction over three seconds flat.
Museum vehicle manager offers peek behind the scenes
The new 4.0 from the GT4 isn’t heading for the 911
Partnership will explore urban air vehicles in key emerging market
Pure electric Porsche struggles in US testing According to the EPA or Environmental Protection Agency in the USA, Porsche’s Taycan EV is the least efficient electric car ever in its efficiency testing. The EPA is the US body that tests and rates cars for efficiency and emissions.
Porsche’s first battery-electric effort isn’t so bad, after all
Porsche got its Formula E project off to a rolling start as Neel Jani successfully completed a number of laps at Weissach...
Porsche has confirmed that it will build the ‘Mission E’ Cross Turismo, its second electric vehicle, with more planned to follow…
Porsche will build a 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport which will enter competition early this year...
10 per cent surcharge in the event of ‘no deal’
Porsche took victory at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s 12-Hours of Sebring long-distance classic...
The arrival of a new 911 is always a big news day, one that arrives in the company’s 70thyear bigger still. We get the low-down on the latest iteration of the iconic sports car. Join Drive-My in a celebration of Porsche’s 70th year; as we reveal the new 911 Carrera, drive the 919 Hybrid, and put all three current 911 GT models head-to-head. Porsche’s 992-generation 911 pushes the Carrera’s capabilities further than ever before - and also prepares the iconic model for its electrified future. The man responsible for it introduces Drive-My to ‘his’ new car. Words by Stuart Gallagher. Photography by John Wycherley.
Mid-sized SUV to go pure-electric in 2021
Deliveries down 32 per cent Europe-wide
Porsche and motorsport success go hand-in-hand, but its F1 career as a constructor was both short-lived and short on success. Story: Andrew Frankel. Photography: Porsche Archive.
At last, the latest 911 Carrera can be had with a manual gearbox. Except, you can only have it with the Carrera S, not the base Carrera. And for the time being it’s only available in the USA, although it will be coming to the UK eventually. Meanwhile, Porsche now wants to charge you as much money for a conventional manual transmission as it does for the complex, robotic PDK gearbox. OK, Porsche is chucking in Sport Chrono with the manual ’box, an option that normally costs you £1646 on the Carrera S. But apart from the dynamic engine mounts that come with Sport Chrono, that mostly amounts to a few lines of code for more aggressive mapping options.
Who needs Turbos? GT3 is still naturally-aspirated, still surely the drivers’ choice. Here are five reasons why
Porsche’s radical plan for an all-electric future No more combustion sports cars in just 10 years? An all electric Porsche range in 10-years time? You read it here first.
Now that it is 2020 (at least as you read this – as I write it I don’t even know who won the bloody election), I’ve been thinking about what Porsche I’m most looking for driving in 2020, and I guess a lot depends on whether we’ll even see let alone get a go in the new GT3. My guess is that even if it’s shown, I won’t get behind the wheel this year. But a new 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo 992? That seems altogether more likely.