The last iteration of the current generation 911, the Porsche 911 Speedster, is coming soon, very soon. There were rumors that Porsche is buckling up to launch the final version of the current generation of its flagship 911, the 911 Speedster. However, all these rumors are turning out to be true, as the first set of spy pictures of the 911 Speedster are finally out. And going by the pictures, the new 911 Speedster seems production ready, with the official launch possibly scheduled for later this year. Based on the current 911 GT3, the 911 Speedster inherits most of the design cues from the former, including the sporty looking rear wing. However, as the name suggests, the 911 Speedster will be an open-top version of the former, with the spy pictures showcasing the soft cloth top and rear deck lid in their full glory. The overall rear design of this new sports car suggests that Porsche has set all the guns ablaze to make this final farewell of the current 911 the best variant of the 911 … [Read more...] about Porsche 911 Speedster spied testing in its full glory
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Selflessly testing the widely-held theory that you can use Stuttgart’s finest as an everyday car, Kyle Fortune tries family life with a 911 Carrera Coupé Our car: Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé List price when new: £76,412 Price as tested: £84,891 Official fuel economy: 34.0mpg (EU Combined) Read more long-term tests March 13th, 2018 Fuel economy this week: 21.5mpg I’m not expecting any sympathy, but the Porsche 911 Carrera has gone. I’ll admit to being more than a little bit distraught when the man from Porsche came to collect it; still, better to have loved and lost and all that… And love it I did, which isn’t unusual for long-term test cars, but there’s usually a lengthy list of provisos attached to that. With the 911 there really wasn’t. I’d asked to borrow it out of a genuine interest to see if a sports car would work as a daily driver. Not just a car for selfish old me, … [Read more...] about Porsche 911 Carrera – long-term test: is a 911 really the best all-rounder?
4/4/2018 10:46 est Filed to: 992 By: Bradley Brownell Comment The man in charge of Porsche's 911 projects, August Achleitner, calls the 911 'the heart of the company', and now the company is getting a new heart with the introduction of the 992 generation 911. The Porsche seen above, still in pre-production camouflage, is a nearly production ready 992, which we should see fully unmasked soon. From this angle, the 992 looks basically the same as the 991.2 car that is currently on dealer lots. The front fascia has been modified a bit, but the greenhouse and body shape appear mostly unchanged. Rather than a properly new car, this appears to be largely a reskin, similar to the change from 996 to 997. That minuscule and gradual change is one of the bigger reasons for the 911's longevity. “The decisive factor is that the 911 generates a driving feeling that no other car can impart.” The model line has been uninterrupted since the early 1960s, and has largely been held in high … [Read more...] about Porsche Shows Off Camouflaged Next-Generation 911
Andreas Preuninger, the head of Porsche's GT division, owns a 2012 Ram 1500 long-box. He mostly uses it to haul his motorcycles. It apparently won't fit in his parking spot at work. It's a far cry from the lightweight, track-focused 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS that was revealed this month at the Geneva Motor Show, though both vehicles were built for a specific purpose. Porsche followed the GT3 RS reveal in Geneva with the reveal of the Weissach Package at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The latter is an $18,000 weight-loss program that replaces parts like the roof and some suspension components with carbon fiber. The total weight savings could also be gained by spending some time at the gym, but Porsche expects the take rate to be as high as 90 percent. (A savvy collector might be better off not checking the box, making their car a rare one. The could even spend the cash on something more practical.) But it's not just about what makes sense financially. It's about building the best, most … [Read more...] about Porsche 911 GT3 gets no turbos or hybrid, at least for now
Porsche’s quite proud of its new 911 GT3 RS – and why shouldn’t it be? The German automaker has a history of making track monsters that are engaging, blisteringly quick and relatively affordable. Its latest creation is arguably its most potent variation of the 911 and Porsche let the beast loose on a frozen lake in Finland. One thing that annoys many people at official videos is the music that plays in the background. They’ll take an amazing car and drown out the incredible engine with a horrible soundtrack. But Porsche’s latest video doesn’t suffer from that issue, as the automaker lets the naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six do the singing; and boy is the tune the motor’s putting out a real tearjerker. Watch: Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS takes on the, almost invincible, McLaren 720S The flat-six in the 911 GT3 RS has a pure sound that other automakers haven’t been able to replicate. The fact that the engine cranks out 520 horsepower … [Read more...] about Watch The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Drifting On Ice For Six Minutes