Porsche 911 (991)

Porsche 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.

After testing the all-wheel drive version of the new generation Porsche 911 Carrera for quite some time, Porsche has finally dropped the official details on the new Carrera 4 and 4S models. The new models will make their world debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and will be put on sale at the end of the year. Prices for the German market will start from 97,557 euro ($122,300 at the current rates) for the coupe and 110,290 euro ($138,200 at the current rates) for the convertible model.

The new Carrera 4 is powered by a 3.4-liter flat-six engine that delivers a total of 350 HP, while the 4S version gets a 3.8 liter engine that produces 400 HP. The standard version can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, while the 4S will do the sprint in 4.1 seconds. Top speed for the 4S coupe version goes up to an impressive 185 mph.

Next to being more powerful than the previous generation, the new Carrera 4 and 4S models are about 143 lbs lighter. The two models have also been equipped with the AWD Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system and feature 22mm wider rear wheel arches when compared to the standard Carrera.

UPDATE 12/19/2012: Porsche has unveiled a new video for its latest Carrera 4 in which it explains the heritage of all-wheel drive on the 911, looking at the origins of this system and how it’s developed, with a special look at the technological masterpiece of the 959. Enjoy!

Hit the jump to read more about the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S.

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Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

Good news, Porsche enthusiasts! Porsche has announced that its factory team will return to Le Mans 24 Hours in 2013. This is the first time Porsche will make the run since 1998.

For the exciting and hotly anticipated season, Porsche will race two new GT3 cars based on the 991 generation of the Porsche 911 . Known as the 911 GT3 RSR , it will be a track-only version of the 911 GT3 supercar that will compete in the GTE category, which is a category of race cars based on production supercars.

The factory team will be headed up by Porsche’s favorite Team Manthey, which is known for winning the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race five times. It looks like the team is in good hands, we guess.

Though the 911 GT3 and the GT3 RSR are in the final stages of testing, and their early-2013 launch is definitely fitting, as Porsche celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 911, one of the greatest creations in automobile history.

After a patent leak about an upcoming bodykit for the 991, we’ve finally captured our first images of the 2013 Porsche 911 Sport Design Package at the 2012 Miami Auto Show. The famous Porsche duck tail from the 1970’s is back, along with a more aggressive front bumper. The $5,366 option is a must have for all tuning enthusiasts willing to embellish their 991 with a bodykit, which so far was only available on the limited edition 991 Club Coupe . On this gorgeous guard red model, the wheel option is adding a whopping $7,482. The 20 inch rims add to the overall look, but the price is outrageous for wheels that most likely are not any lighter than the base OEM. For that kind of money we’d rather go buy ourselves a set of ultralight HRE or CCW wheels. Nevertheless, Porsche came up with a very good looking body kit, for those too busy to look into the aftermarket or the devoted Porsche OEM fanboys. On a last note, we can’t wait to see the new 2014 Porsche 991 GT3 body kit, Stuttgart’s designers still have it!

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.

Porsche 911 GT3

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.

Source: AutoCar

Russian tuner TopCar is preparing a new program for the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S . Found a new reason to be excited? Well, hold on to those horses because the car will make its debut at the 2013 Top Marques Monaco.

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.

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