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Porsche 918 Spyder

While most of you are waiting to see a production version of the Porsche 918 Spyder , our spy photographers have caught two new prototypes during their first cold weather testing in Northern Sweden. As you can see, one of the prototypes is still wearing that cool white Martini racing livery, while the second one is wearing a cool grey racing livery.

Just as a reminder, the powertrain of the 918 Spyder will combine a 4.6-liter V-8 engine delivering a total of 570 horsepower with a pair of electric motors - one powering the front axle and one on the rear. This hybrid system will deliver a total of 795 horsepower and, according to Porsche, it will hit a top speed of 202 mph.

The car already scored some amazing results, as it lapped Nurburgring in a time of 7:14.

The production version will debut in September 2013 and will be priced at about $1 million.

Porsche Macan

It’s been a while since we last saw the 2014 Porsche Macan out for a testing session, but today our spy photographers caught it playing around in the cold. As you can see, unlike the earlier prototypes, the Macan has dropped the Audi Q5 body and now shows off its production shape – or so we expect.

Set to be placed under the current Cayenne , the future Macan will be produced in Leipzig with production beginning late in 2013. Just like its big brother, the future SUV will be offered with many engine variants, starting with a 220-horsepower four-cylinder engine and capping off with a 295-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine in the Macan S version.

For those craving more power, there will also be a Turbo variant powered by a new 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine that will produce 370 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Diesel fans will get a 190-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine and it has also been rumored that we are going to see a hybrid powertrain.

Expect to see the new Porsche Macan launched in March at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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.

We all loved the promo video Porsche unveiled for its latest-generation Carrera 4 , but have you ever wondered what the technology behind the video was? If you have, Porsche has unveiled a new video explaining how those four video were made.

You probably remember that the promo video was shot during all four seasons, so how was this possible? You can easily imagine Porsche didn’t wait for the seasons to change; rather, it filmed all the shots in just six days.

To create the right environment the company used: 14, 832 cubic-feet of artificial snow, 2,641 gallons of rain, 22,954 cubic-feet of artificial fog and 4,857,166 autumn leaves. This was the recipe for having the right season at your fingertips!

Along with this impressive amount of artificial phenomena, Porsche also used lots of cars, lots of people, computers and much, much more! So you see, creating the right video is not always that easy!

Keeping a very powerful car under control can be pretty challenging, especially when you are not a professional driver. Luckily for us though, lots of automakers are offering driving courses that will teach you how to keep the herd under the hood under control.

Porsche pulls this off with its recently announced Leipzig Co-Pilot program. The program includes a factory tour at Porsche Leipzig plant where you will witness the assembly of a Porsche vehicle and, of course, a co-driving experience. During this experience, a professional instructor will introduce you to the vehicle and then show you how to control said Porsche at high speeds.

The price for the new Co-Pilot program depends on the model you choose: a Cayenne Turbo costs €98 ($128), a Panamera costs €125 ($163), a Cayenne off-road costs €135 ($176); a 911 costs €155 ($203) and a 911 GT3 Cup costs €210 ($275).

Panamera Sport Turismo Concept made its official debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and now Porsche has unveiled a new video presenting the design process behind this exclusive concept car.

In this video you will be watching designers Michael Mauer and Mitja Borkert to Porsche’s R&D center in Weissach. They are explaining the development process of the Panamera Sport Turismo. You will learn about every step needed to transform a clay model into the concept you have seen in Paris.

As a reminder, the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that delivers a total of 428 horsepower and allows the concept to go from zero to 62 mph in less than six seconds. It can be driven in pure electric mode up to a speed of 80 mph and can cover distances of over 18 miles. But before you’ll get to excited you have to know Porsche has no intention in offering a production version of this concept.

While everyone is enjoying the latest-generation Porsche 991 GT2 , the guys over Mcchip-dkr have developed a sweet tuning kit based on the 993 generation. The package wants to prove that even older models can get a little performance love too, including modern software tuning.

Mcchip-dkr began things by swapping out the car’s engine with a new 3.6-liter bi-turbo unit with a new engine block and rebuilt K26 turbochargers. A limited-slip differential from DREXLER company was added in to help deliver the power to the rear wheel efficiently. The tuner also installed a new exhaust system with sport catalysts. As a result, the 993 GT2 delivers a total of 604 horsepower and of 624 pound-feet of torque.

The GT2 has also been equipped with a new set of wheels measuring 10-by-18 inches on the front and 13-by-18 inches on the rear. The wheels are combined with a new KW racing suspension Competition Variant 3 to help keep this aging 911 glued to the tarmac.

For the interior, Mcchip—dkr installed a safety cage and new bucket seats by Recaro. The car doors and interior panels are fabricated from carbon fiber, and the display system is equipped with a data recording and video system.

This car does not come cheap, however, and if you were impressed by it you will have to pay a total of €200,000 (about $265,500 at the current exchange rates).

More often than not, videos that last over four minutes are probably 30 seconds to a minute too long, but not this one. In this case, four minutes just isn’t enough.

German automaker, Porsche , engaged in the concept of "motionless driving" by taking us on a unique and visceral experience that highlights the almighty Porsche 911 . Porsche accomplished this through projection-mapping technology, a concept that highlights the emotions of driving a 911, all while doing it with a unique platform at the company’s Porsche Center Padova at an event where the 911 served as a projection screen for this rather amazing presentation.

This video is certainly worth your four minutes. Heck, after watching it, you might just ask for more time from Porsche. We won’t blame you because we feel the exact same way.

In any case, give it a watch and you’ll understand exactly what we’re talking about.

Source: Porsche

Until now, we have seen lots of images of the upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder , but all of them were images of the prototype versions. Today, however, the first leaked images of the production version have dripped their way on the internet via the leak-happy Chinese patent office.

As no surprise, the production version looks pretty similar to the concept versions , but it has finally received its door handles, mirrors, indicator lights, seat belts, a slightly different front bumper and redesigned air intakes in the front bumper. Also, the exhaust pipes are now placed in the right position and not on the car’s side as in the concept versions.

Under the hood, the 918 Spyder will combine a 4.6-liter V-8 engine delivering a total of 570 horsepower with an electric motor that adds an extra 200 horsepower.

The production version will debut in September 2013 and will be priced at about $1 million.

Source: CarNewsChina

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.

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