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.
It’s been a while since we last heard from Anibal Automotive Design, but every time they revisit their series of Attack models and the aero kits fitted into them, we can’t help but wonder why this Montreal-based tuner doesn’t do more programs like this.
In any case, we’ll take whatever they dish out any way we can get it. So when they released their new Attack program for the Porsche 911, we stood up and took notice. The aerodynamic kit includes components built straight out of carbon fiber. There’s also a striking contrast on the sports car’s body, particularly the utilization of a silver finish on the body to go with a black carbon fiber hood.
As an added touch to the striking and downright stunning aero kit, Anibal Automotive Design added a new set of multi-spoke wheels to the 911.
According to Hani Harfouche, CEO and designer at Anibal Automotive Design, the Porsche 911 Attack is already scheduled for production. No concrete date has been announced for when the cars will go on sale, but we’ll keep a close eye on when these amazing Porsche 911s are ready to be taken home.
European auto tuners aren’t usually present in mass in a show like SEMA, but Belgian tuner Caractere Exclusive is not only making the exception, they actually went to Las Vegas to present their latest aerodynamic kit for the new Porsche 911.
Built from PU rim, Caractere Exclusive’s body kit features a number of new components, highlighted by a new front bumper with integrated air intakes and air outlets. The kit also includes a new set of side skirts with their own integrated cool air intakes and air outlets, a new rear spoiler, and a rear wing that comes with an integrated third brake light and air intake.
A new sport exhaust system with valve control and dual round tailpipes was also installed to the Porsche, improving its sound and unleashing its full-throttle fury for all to hear. From there, Caractere Exclusive fitted it with a set of either 20- or 21-inch three-piece forged wheels. These wheels not only enhance the car’s look, but they also improve its overall handling and driving characteristics by putting more rubber to the road.
The next generation Porsche 911 GT3 is expected to arrive onto the market as a lighter and more powerful sports car than the generation it replaces. It has even been rumored to carry Porsche’s new 7-speed PDK transmission, although those rumors were later denied by Porsche CEO Matthias Muller.
Confirmation and details surrounding the specs of the future GT3 will finally be put to rest in March 2013, according to a Porsche insider that provided some insight on the future model to British magazine AutoCar. According to him, the new model will be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and will be available for order soon after that.
Under the hood, Porsche will place the latest generation of their normally aspirated 3.8-liter flat six engine that will deliver a total of 450 HP, up from the 435 HP of the previous model. This small boost in power will be combined with the 88 lbs of weight loss to provide better performance times: a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of less than 4 seconds and a top speed closer to 200 mph.
In order to keep the weight to a minimum, Porsche has used lightweight materials for the car, has kept the interior equipment to a minimum, and has deleted the rear seats completely. The exterior of the GT3 will get a more aggressive look that will distinguish it from the other models in the 911 line-up.
After the release of the standard 911/991 GT3, Porsche will also be developing a more powerful GT3 RS version for the 2015 model year. It will deliver an impressive 480 HP.
If you can make the wait, though, you’ll be very excited about TopCar’s new modification package for the 911 Carrera 4 and 4S which has a comprehensive carbon & Kevlar wide boy kit that features a host of new components. There are new front and rear aprons, a new hood, side skirts, and more aggressive fenders. In addition to all that, the 911 will also receive a new set of rims courtesy of ADV.1 Wheels.
The program also has a performance package, which TopCar will be working on with noted Porsche tuner 9ff. Details on that part of the program have yet to be revealed, but knowing how 9ff works, we’re expecting nothing short of something spectacular.
For now, though, check out these preview photos of the TopCar’s new program for the 911. It’s still months away from making its debut so at this point, enjoy these as much as you can.
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.
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.
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.
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.