Porsche 911 (991)

Porsche 911 (991)

  The next generation of Porsche, successor of the 997 model (2005-2011), internally called 991 will be revealed at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2011. Longer wheel base and central engine are rumored.

Porsche has unveiled a very cool video featuring the new Porsche 911 Carrera S during a very hot lap around the Nürburgring track. With racing driver Timo Kluck behind the wheel, the car managed an impressive lap time of 7:37.9 minutes. This an impressive result considering, at the vehicle’s official launch, Porsche had announced that the car could lap the ’Ring in 7:40.

The Porsche Carrera S is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six with direct injection engine that delivers a total of 400HP and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds or 4.1 seconds when equipped with the Sport Chrono Package. The Carrera S can hit a top speed of 180 mph.

Enjoy one lap of the Green Hell in a Carrera S, but make sure you turn up those speakers first!

It looks like Porsche is testing their 911 GT3 prototypes all over the world, as three different prototypes were caught testing completely undisguised in L’Ametlla del Vallés, Spain, among other locations.

All three prototypes that were caught testing were equipped with a PDK gearbox and steel brake discs (no PCCB) with six and four-piston calipers. We’re assuming that they were also powered by the normally aspirated 3.8-liter flat six engine said to be in the future 911/991 GT3. This engine comes with an output of 450 HP, just a 15 HP increase over the current model. With this power, the GT3 will go close to 200 mph. Customers will have the possibility to choose between both manual or Porsche’s new 7-speed PDK transmission.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 is expected to be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next March. Sales will begin shortly after.

There have been tons of spy images of the upcoming Porsche 911/991 Turbo , but unfortunately, all of those images have had a camouflage-donning prototype. Now, however, a very lucky guy managed to catch the next Porsche Turbo testing on the streets of Stuttgart in Germany wearing almost nothing in terms of camouflage.

The upcoming Porsche 911 Turbo will be powered by a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine that will deliver about 540 HP. The engine will be mated to a standard manual gearbox, but the PDK will also be offered as an option. The model will also be offered with a four-wheel steering system that will work in conjunction with the car’s all-wheel drive system.

The upcoming Porsche 911/991 Turbo will be making its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Sales will begin shortly thereafter.

Porsche 911 Turbo

The next generation Porsche 911 Turbo has been caught testing on numerous occasions, but few details have been officially released up until this point. That being said, German magazine AutoBild is claiming that the most powerful version of the 911 line-up will be introduced in the Fall of 2013 and will be offered with a four-wheel steering system that will work in conjunction with the car’s all-wheel drive system.

This new system will make the next 911 Turbo even stronger and more dynamic, along with making it easier to handle. Under the hood, the new model will be using a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine that will deliver about 540 HP. The engine will be mated to a standard manual gearbox, but the PDK will also be offered as an option.

The new Porsche 911 Turbo will be unveiled in the Fall of 2013, with sales to begin in early 2014.

Source: Autobild

Porsche tuner extraordinaire Gemballa knows Porsche models like the back of their hand. So it comes as no surprise that Gemballa’s latest program, one involving the 911 Cabriolet , is a sight to behold.

Now, the truth of the matter is, their program is exclusively an aerodynamic package; no performance mods on this one. But that’s ok, because they did such a wonderful job with the bodykit that you’ll barely notice its lack of improved performance.

Constructed mainly out of carbon fiber, Gemballa’s GT package for the 911 Cabriolet includes an aggressive front bumper with three large air intakes and an integrated spoiler. It also has deep side skirts, a new rear bumper that comes with vertical reflectors, and a lower section with outlets. These outlets are present to accommodate six tailpipes that are part of the new sport exhaust system with valve control. Finally, the 911 Cabriolet has been fitted with a new set of 21" GForged-one alloy wheels that can be specified in a choice of two finishes - diamond cut or gunmetal.

For the whole program, customers will have to shell out €19,860, which is about $26,000 based on current exchange rates. Customers must then add €9,895 ($13,000) for the tire set-up.

Porsche Carrera 4 and 4S

Rowing your own gears is an artwork that takes years to gain a firm grasp of and many people never truly master it. Heel-to-toe downshifting, which is essentially the replacement for “double clutching” in older transmissions, allows you to match the engine speed to the transmission speed on the downshift. This speed matching helps eliminate embarrassing and lap-time-killing bucking as the synchros attempt to match up the speed of the engine and transmission. On top of that, it can also help extend the life of the synchros.

In most cars, heel-to-toe shifting takes careful placement of your right foot, so you can press the brake pedal and still tap the throttle lightly to increase the engine speed just before releasing the clutch. This takes loads of practice to master, if you can ever master it. If executed perfectly, your car eases into the downshift more smoothly and accelerates out of it much quicker.

Well, Porsche is now making this heel-to-toe shifting almost autonomous on several of its vehicles. We already learned that the Sports Chrono package on the 2013 Carrera 4 and 4S will boast this feature, but now reports are saying that this system will also come to the Boxster and Cayman lineups.

On the downside, you cannot fine-tune this system to meet your driving styles, like you can on the Nissan 370Z , as Porsche assumes its engineers are good enough to develop this system to cover just about any driver. Given all of their past ventures, we don’t doubt their ability one bit.

With this new addition, the Porsche lineup is showing that it is dead set on allowing its drivers to have maximum fun with minimal effort.

Source: CarAndDriver

Every car nut has daydreamed about building a car. Hell, we do on a daily basis, and building one in real life would cost more money than we could ever imagine having in our checking accounts. Let’s suspend reality for a tick here and imagine that someone handed you a blank check and asked for you to build the ultimate supercar.

Well, we are going to go over all of the supercars and lay out what pieces from which cars would come together to create the ultimate supercar Frankenstein. Now, there are some rules here. We have to make sure things are feasible. Things like slapping a W-16 Veyron engine into a Lotus Elise will not work, therefore it flat out can’t be done.

We’ll review our favorites in each of the three major categories — body and chassis, engine, and transmission — and end it all up by giving you our estimated specifications for our new vehicle.

Click past the jump to experience our build.

Porsche 911 GT3

The new generation Porsche 911 GT3 is set to be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but we’ll be able to see plenty of pictures ahead of its debut thanks to our spy photographers. Our guys snagged up a few more images of the prototypes testing, this time with a clearer look at the future sports car.

The new 911 GT3 will feature the same exterior updates as all of the other models in the 911 line-up , but Porsche’s main focus will be to reduce the car’s overall weight. Rumors say that the car will be about 180-200 lbs lighter than the current model.

Under the hood, Porsche will be working with a normally aspirated 3.8-liter flat six engine with an output of 450 HP, a 15 HP increase over the current model. With the extra 15 HP and the decrease in weight, the upcoming 911 GT3 will get closer to a top speed of 200 mph. The model will also only be offered with a PDK seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic, no manual for this baby.

Sales for the new Porsche 911 GT3 will begin in late 2013.

Porsche 911 Targa

A few months ago, there was a Porsche prototype caught testing that looked to be a Targa model disguised by a convertible top. At that point, we all though that Porsche was bringing back the famous fixed Targa roof option for the new generation 911 . However, according to Autoevolution, this may not be the case after all. They are quoting a Porsche insider saying that "the car maker is considering selling the new glass roof model as a special Carrera rather than a Targa."

More than likely, Porsche took the public’s level of interest into account and decided that the Targa would be better off as an option as opposed to a full blown model. That would mean that this version would still get both rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive configurations and the engines from both standard 911 Carrera and Carrera S models.

Previous rumors suggested that the 991 generation Targa would arrive in 2013 as a 2014 model, so we expect the new Targa option to have the same timeline.

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Porsche Cayenne

Despite recently pulling out of the illustrious Iranian car market a few months ago, Porsche managed to achieve some incredible sales results for the first quarter of the year. That impressive sales trend has continued with the German company posting more great revenue figures for the first six months of the year.

Delivering 30,231 vehicles for the first quarter, the latest results show that sales continued to rise throughout the preceding months with an additional 38,940 units being sold, bringing the total six month tally up to 69,171. In comparison to last year, that’s an impressive increase of 14%.

Furthermore, Porsche managed to sell 12,699 cars in the month of June, an 18.9% increase over June last year. With the recent launch of the new Porsche 911/991, no less than 14,338 911’s were sold over this time period representing an increase of 27.4% from last year.

Unsurprisingly, the Porsche Cayenne was the brand’s best revenue raiser selling 34,727 vehicles, another great increase of 15.5% over the same time last year.

While speaking about the issue, Porsche marketing chief Bernhard Maier stated, “Porsche successfully continued on its growth path in the first half of the year. However, we cannot separate ourselves from the economy as a whole. With regard to the European economy in particular, we will continue to monitor developments closely and respond quickly if necessary. Nevertheless, we are currently planning for double-digit growth in 2012.”

Source: Porsche

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