Porsche Turbo

Porsche Turbo

Vivid Racing has prepared a pretty neat Porsche 997 Turbo S for six days of real rally racing in Newfoundland, Canada. To honor the event, the racing team has created this documentary that presents the experience and emotion of the 2012 Targa Newfoundland Rally.

This documentary presents the sights and sounds of their Porsche 997 Turbo S during all six days of competition, and we have to admit it is pure music to our ears. There is also a behind-the-wheel interview that presents the beauty of Newfoundland and the intensity of the Targa Rally.

Vivid Racing has big hopes for this documentary, especially if you consider the one it has unveiled last year for the Mercedes C63 has almost 1 million views. Let’s see if it can do the same with this new one!

Hit the jump to watch "The Interview Documentary Behind the Wheel"

The next-generation 911 GT3 and 911 Turbo are waiting for their official unveiling, but unfortunately this won’t happen until March when the GT3 will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, while the Turbo version will arrive a little bit later.

Fortunately for us, the two models were caught testing very hard on the Nürburgring track and, as you can hear in the video, both models sound pretty sweet. They both seem to take their beating pretty well, as they remain glued to the `Ring’s surface like true racecars.

As a reminder, the 911 GT3 is powered by a normally aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six engine with an output of 450 horsepower — a 15-horsepower bump over the current model. On the other hand in the 911 Turbo model’s engine delivers a total of 550 horsepower.

With the extra 100 horsepower, the 911 Turbo will be a little bit faster than the GT3, so for sure this is the most awaited model in the new 991 generation.

Both models will go on sale late in 2013.

Porsche will be unveiling the next generation Turbo sometime next year. But until then, the guys over at Wheels Boutique have created a very cool tuning kit based on the latest 911 Turbo model. The kit has been developed in cooperation with Vorsteiner, who developed the body kit and ADV.1, who was in charge of fitting the sports car’s wheels.

The kit offered by Vorsteiner includes new front and rear bumpers, a lip spoiler in carbon fiber, new side wheels and a huge rear wing. The kit was installed by Wheels Boutique who also fitted the 911 Turbo’s new set of wheels from ADV.1, measuring 20×9.0 up front and 20×12.5 at the rear and wrapped in Michelin PSS tires sized 245/30/20 front and 325/25/20 rear. The wheels were combined with a new set of KW coilovers.

Under the hood, this specially customized Porsche Turbo received a new Prototech ECU, Evo headers, a Tubi race exhaust, an EVO intercooler and an IPD plentum intake. Unfortunately, the tuner did not reveal how these updates have improved the car’s performance numbers, but we hope we’ll learn that soon.

The last piece of this impressive tuning kit is a custom matte red paint scheme offered by The Sign Savers.

While we are all waiting for the new-generation Porsche Turbo to arrive on the market, D2Forged has updated the look of the current 997 generation with a new set of rollers. No other changes have been made, but as you know when it comes to cars like this, minor changes are all you really need.

D2Forged added a set of CV2 Concave wheels measuring 20-by-9 inches up front and 20-by-13 inches at the rear. The wheels feature a brushed aluminum Center with high-polished flange and chrome lip. In order to further customize its wheels, D2Forged also added a hand-painted red "D2" center cap logo.

Under the hood no changes were necessary because the 997 Turbo is nearly perfect from factory, thanks to its 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that serves up 500 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The 911 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.4 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 194 mph.

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.

If the Porsche 911 Turbo S just isn’t enough car for you, allow us to first congratulate you on being an extreme automotive enthusiast and then introduce you to the 620-horsepower 911 GT2 RS and its $195,000 price tag. If the GT2 RS is still not enough for you, all you have left is to heavily modify its already powerful engine to squeeze a little more muscle from it, or step up to the track-only Porsche GT3 RSR.

Well, with the extreme rarity of the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and its €410,000 ($535,214 at the current exchange rates) price, the opportunity that you can ever get your hands on one is slim to none with the latter being much more likely. However, for the Porsche lovers that still want to have their cake and rub Lamborghini Lamborghini ’s nose in it too, Champion Motorsport, based out of Pompano Beach, FL, has the answer for you: the 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S RSR.

Click past the jump to read all about the 2011 911 Turbo S RSR and find out if it lives up to the hype.

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

Okay, so there are two things that I really love, besides my family and close friends, of course. Those two things are cars (obviously) and football. With my love of football comes my love of fantasy football, much to my wife’s chagrin.

Well, the folks over at Shopautoweek have taken both of my loves and put them together in the form of automotive fantasy football. They chose a lineup of cars to make up the offensive side of a football team.

The team consists of a full assortment of offensive linemen, which you actually don’t have in most fantasy football leagues: a quarterback, fullback, running back, tight end, and two wide receivers. They even went as far as putting out a scouring report listing why they selected each car for these respective positions.

We do disagree with some of their selections, but overall it is a good effort. So check out the full infographic after the jump and let us know in the comments section what cars you would put on your team.

Source: ShopAutoWeek

The war between the Nissan GT-R and the Porsche 911 Turbo continues, even in their tuned-up or turbocharged versions. In this video, you will see a Nissan GT-R AMS Alpha 12 put up against a Porsche 911 Turbo Proto R911. The GT-R Alpha delivers a total of 1100 HP and the 911 Turbo R911 a total of 950 HP. So, who do you think will win this drag race? Judging by the horsepower, some may say it would be the GT-R, but does more power necessarily mean a car is faster?

The race takes place on a full mile drag strip and at the beginning, it looks like the Porsche Turbo has an advantage despite its 950 HP. However, the extra 150 HP may help the GT-R recover the little disadvantage. Check out the video to see who was the victor in this race!

Posted on by Brad Anderson

Mistaking the brake pedal for the accelerator is a problem often associated with the elderly who seem to slowly lose some of their procedural skills due to age. That being said, this mistake is also prevalent in females who account for double of all accidents caused by making this simple and forgivable mistake when compared to men.

We have no idea why this occurs, but an interesting case has just come out of Turkey, where a young woman crashed her spectacular white Porsche 911 Turbo into a gas station after accidentally applying the throttle instead of the brake when turning in to fill up at the station.

As you’ll soon see from the attached video, the woman crashed into a black car before crashing through the gas station, plowing through the aisles of products and almost coming out the other side of station.

The Porsche 911 Turbo is so fast that the driver may have only floored the gas pedal for 1 to 2 seconds, and the car would have already been traveling 30 or 40 mph before it even entered the station.

Fortunately, the driver and her passenger were not injured in the incident although an employee at the gas station was admitted to hospital with minor injuries.

If you have any suggestions on how manufacturers could minimize these incidents, then leave a comment!

For more video footage of the insane crash, hit the jump!

Source: Carscoop

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