Ever since Nissan unveiled the GT-R sports car, there’s been nothing but a growing rivalry between it and the Porsche 911 Turbo. Every time Nissan GT-R broke a record, the Porsche 911 Turbo was right behind it, trying to one-up its efforts. The same can be said when Porsche succeeded at breaking a record; Nissan was right there with their GT-R trying to get one in over Porsche.
With a heated rivalry forging on, the new 2013 Nissan GT-R Black Edition went up against its twin-turbo, all-wheel-drive rival, the 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo S courtesy of MotorTrend’s Head 2 Head show. With more than 500 HP under their hoods, both supercars annihilated California’s canyon roads, then squared off for an epic quarter-mile drag race.
We have to admit, this is one of the most impressive video we have ever seen featuring these two sports cars. Let us know in the comments section below what you think about it.
It’s been a while since we last brought any details on the upcoming Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 GT3, so here’s a very cool video of the two models in action on the Nurburgring, courtesy of BridgeToGantry.com.
The two models caught testing came equipped with the PDK semi-automatic transmission and seem to have received some final touches, making an official debut closer than we think. Both models will go on sale by the end of 2012.
The future Porsche 911 GT3 will be powered by a 4.0 liter engine that will deliver a total of 480 HP, while the Porsche 911 Turbo will get a 3.8-liter flat-six engine pumping out about 550 HP. Next to the seven-speed PDK, the two models will also receive a standard six-speed manual gearbox as standard.
Following the spy shots revealed yesterday of the upcoming Porsche 911 Turbo playing in the snow is a fantastic bit of news about what it will be carrying under that luscious hood. Turns out, the 911 Turbo will be powered by a 3.8 liter, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, but not equipped with a twin-turbo system as one would expect. Instead, Porsche is following in BMW’s footsteps by offering a tri-turbo system.
This system is currently in the final phase of development and, according to the first details, will help raise the engine’s output from the current 495 HP to somewhere in the region of 525 HP — or the same as that of the current 911 Turbo S. It will include the usual twin turbochargers found in the current engine, but will get a smaller unit mounted close to the engine to boost low-end response. This system will also improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions.
Once this tri-turbo system is complete, not only will it fit in with the 911 Turbo, but will also get dropped in the next-generation 911 GT2 and GT2 RS.
Lately, all of Europe has been under piles of snow and, for some automakers, this means that it’s the perfect time to test the capabilities of their newest models. The upcoming Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is now joining the long list of models taken out to play in the snow. Although the model has dropped some of its camouflage since the last time it was caught on camera, the bumpers and the air intakes on the side are still well hidden, completely hiding their real shape.
Just like the standard 911, the new Turbo version will adopt a sportier appearance, as well as a powerful engine. It will be powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine that will deliver about 550 HP. The engine will be mated to an improved manual gearbox as standard, or an optional PDK gearbox. The PDK will have with no less than seven forward gears, combining the driving comfort of a converter automatic transmission with the dynamic gearshift of a sequential racing gearbox. The Porsche will also feature brake regeneration and stop start systems.
The new Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is expected to make its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March and go on sale later in the year.
Milanno Artworks took to the drawing board after this revelation of sorts and came up with this image of what a Boxster Turbo could look like. The rendering shows off a redesigned front bumper following the Turbo philosophy from other Porsche models, Turbo-style side intakes that have Turbo styling as well, a carbon fiber bumper, LED daylights, black wheels, black mirrors, and a black windshield frame. The interior looks to have received different elements in Piano Black, brushed aluminum, and Alcantara.
Considering the current Boxster S features a 3.4 liter flat-six engine with 315 HP, it would be cool to see around 350 HP shooting out of a Turbo model.
What can be better than a supercar? The answer is quite simple: more supercars brought together! This video was shot during a "private" supercar rally and brings together some of the most amazing cars in the world.
The first three minutes of the video will show an impressive supercar parade, but if you want to hear some wonderful exhaust music, fast forward up to the 3:30 mark. Our advice is for everyone to turn up their volume and enjoy! We can assure you that the video is worth every second!
Now that we have seen the new generation Porsche 911, in both coupe and convertible versions, its time to put our imagination to work and to bring you some details about the upcoming 911 Turbo Cabrio. Our latest rendering adds some sportiness to the standard 911, and uses elements spotted in the latest spy shots. We just hope you will like it.
The 911 Turbo Cabrio is set to be released a few months after the 911 Turbo coupe version, so do not expect to see this until late in the summer of 2012. The Turbo version will be distinguished by wider rear fenders, additional cooling vents, a new active rear spoiler and of course a soft top for the cabrio model. Under he hood there will be a 3.8 liter turbocharged flat six engine with an impressive output of 530 HP. Porsche has also promised that next to the extra power, the 911 Turbo will also offer an improved fuel consumption.
Let us know in the comments below what do you think about our rendering.
The Porsche 911 has had many illustrious and iconic generations, but the newest 911/991 is about to break the record for the longest 911 generation to date. Most 911 generations were only offered for about three to six years, but the 2012 911/991 will be around for two seven-year lifecycles and kept alive by a number of variations.
The first model to grace us with its presence after the standard 911 Carrera will be the 911 Cabriolet set to be revealed at the beginning of 2012. Following that will be the four-wheel-drive versions, the Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S, in December 2012. These models will mark the end of the current 3.4-liter direct-injection engine as it will only be available in the first 18 months of production. After that, standard 911 models will get a 3.8-liter engine delivering a total of 400 HP.
After the engine switch, the next model to present itself will be the 911 Turbo which will arrive in 2013. This model will get a 520 HP 3.8-liter flat engine and will be followed by the GT3 set to arrive in the same year. The GT3 variant will be powered by a high-revving normally-aspirated flat six. A Targa and a Speedster version will also be offered, with a Hybrid variant being a strong possibility.
As previously mentioned, the 911 will be offered for 14 years in two lifecycles. It will get a facelift after seven years of production.
To be the best, you have to go up against the best. So when TechArt wanted to make over the Porsche 911 Turbo, they set their sights on the 0-60 mph time of the Bugatti Veyron.
Equipped with a TechArt power kit, the 911 Turbo’s 3.8 liter six-cylinder biturbo engine was provided with an extra 200 HP and 169 lb-ft of torque, giving the sportscar a total of 700 HP and 649 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, that massive increase still falls short of the 0-60 mph time for the Veyron (2.6 seconds), but not by much. The result of these changes are breathtaking nonetheless with a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds, a 0 to 124 mph time of 9 seconds, and an incredible top speed of 218 mph.
In addition to the TechArt power kit, the tuning firm also armed the Porsche 911 Turbo with a sport air filter, TechArt manifolds, TechArt Turbo chargers VTG, TechArt high performance intercoolers, and a carbon fiber TechArt engine styling package.
Now that we have officially seen the new generation Porsche 911, we can easily imagine how the most powerful version in the line-up will look like. And this is exactly what WildSpeed did. He took the current Carrera and made it more aggressive and sportier and came out with a pretty impressive rendering of the next generation 911 Turbo.
The next 911 Turbo will be featuring a wider, more aggressive body and bigger bumpers, an active aero rear spoiler and some influences from the 918 Concept.
Rumors suggest that the 911 Turbo will be powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine pumping out about 550 HP. This engine will be combined with Porsche’s newest technologies, including brake regeneration and stop start systems which will help reduce fuel consumption by about 12%.
The new 911 Turbo will go on sale in late 2012. The Ferrari 458 Italia will have for sure lots of reasons to fear about.