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Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche ’s only turbo engines are found in the 911 Turbo , the Cayenne Turbo , and the Panamera Turbo , but that all may change soon. Porsche is planning on replacing natural aspiration with turbocharging in a series of other models, including the model set to carry the previously rumored four-cylinder engine .

These new turbo engines will have the advantage of delivering more horse power, as well as reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The car will also be equipped with a turbo engine that will sound completely different, which certainly matters when comparing sports cars.

In an interview with Dutch magazine, Autovisie, a Porsche technician offered a few more details on this upcoming technology: "Turbos are purely for improving the performance and are still only used on the top models. But the combination between smaller engines and turbocharging is a very promising way to lower the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Because of these two factors we will be offering turbo engines in models below the top series in the future. A four-cylinder boxer engine with a turbo is conceivable. But as before, the name 911 Turbo will only be for the model with the highest level of performance used."

We’ll see if we can dig up more information to pass along, so stay tuned!

Image above is a rendering of the 2013 Porsche 911/991 Turbo .

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How do you write the word "Porsche ," and make that word over 475 feet long? Well, obviously there is only one way; you take 48 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Challenge Brazil race cars and line them up accordingly beside a massive Brazilian flag. Where do you accomplish something like this? On the finishing straight at Estoril Circuit in Portugal, of course.

This is exactly what happened on March 15, 2012. 180 people from the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Brasil team and the Portuguese staff of Estoril Circuit came together before the season opening race to get the perfect shot. The entire shoot took 23 hours, and the end result was this 3 minute 30 second video which includes helicopter shots and a time-lapse of the shoot. All that was left to do was write "Porsche" with rubber by having all 48 cars do simultaneous burnouts!

Check out the video to see the whole event take place, and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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Porsche 911/991

Have you ever been in the middle of an awesome dream when all of a sudden it turned into a nightmare? Some Porsche 911 owners are feeling just like that now that Porsche has recalled 1232 Carrera S models over a fuel line issue. Apparently, there is an interference between the coolant line and the fuel line that can cause the fuel line to be disconnected at the quick connector. If the disconnect occurs, a fuel leak may follow causing the sports car’s to stall or misfire. Even worse, a fuel leak combined with an ignition source can start a fire.

We all remember the upheaval caused by the number of Ferrari 458 Italia models that went up in flames due to a faulty adhesive. The last thing we want to see is the sultry and iconic Porsche 911 reach a fiery end. The 911 has been the diamond in Porsche’s lineup since 1963 and the current model is the epitome of getting better with time. The 911 Carrera S is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six with direct injection engine that produces 400 HP. This will take the Carerra S from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds when matched up with the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission.

As of right now, there is a voluntary recall on the Porsche 911 Carrera S, but a safety recall will take place in April 2012. Porsche will be replacing the fuel line with a brand new one free of charge. Owners of the Porsche 911 Carrera S can call Porsche at 1-800-767-7243 to schedule an appointment.

Source: NHTSA

The wonders that tuning programs can do to sports cars never cease to amaze us. This particular one, a current generation Porsche 911 Twin-Turbo Cabriolet , comes courtesy of Wheels Boutique and Vorsteiner.

Taking the German sports car, Vorsteiner’s dealership in Florida built a program that consists of the German tuning firm’s V-RT program. Made mostly out of carbon fiber, Vorsteiner’s V-RT program includes a new front bumper that enhances the body lines of the svelte-looking 911. The front bumper comes with larger carbon air intakes for the radiators while ridding the car of the factory fog lights and the headlight washer bezels. Moving to the rear, the 911 Cabriolet was also fit ted with a new rear bumper that has been designed to provide the sports car with a wider stance. Enlarged side intercooler extraction vents are also part of the program, while a new molded carbon fiber rear diffuser with integrated twin aero fins rounds and a heavily modified rear deck lid and wing round out the aero modifications on the German sports car.

No performance modifications were added, but even if the new 911 Cabriolet has just been unveiled, the current model still packs a meaty punch in the form of a 3.8-liter six-cylinder twin-turbo horizontally-opposed engine mated to a six-speed manual transmissionthat packs 500 horsepower. It possesses a 0-62 mph time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 193 mph.

Porsche unveiled the Panamera S Hybrid at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. It featured a 3.0 liter V6 compressor engine with an output of 333 HP combined with an electric motor that added an extra 47 HP, but that was only the beginning of the Italian automaker’s trip through hybrid way. Porsche has just announced they will be unveiling a plug-in version of the Panamera luxury sedan sometime in 2014.

Porsche’s first plug-in hybrid model will be the 918 Spyder , but it will be followed by more variants, including one for the Cayenne . Plug-in hybrid models have the advantage of being able to only be used as an electric model for short distances. Porsche promises that while running on electric only, the Panamera will have an autonomy of 19 miles on a full charge of its batteries.

The future Panamera plug-in hybrid will be powered by an electric motor and battery pack backed up by a gasoline or diesel engine that extends driving range and recharges the battery.

Sales for the new Panamera plug-in hybrid will begin in 2014.

In the past few days, talks about Porsche have stemmed around the fact that they reported a net profit of €37 million (about $48.2 million) despite the fact that they had sold the remaining 50.1% stake of their core sports-car business to Volkswagen which took off €4.37 billion (about $5.7 billion) off their bottom line. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Porsche is doing rather well in their endeavors and will be doing even better once their future 918 Spyder hits the pavement.

There hasn’t been much talk about the company’s first plug-in hybrid model in awhile and even though it is still a year away from its official debut, a few journalists were able to jump into the passenger seat of a rough prototype to see what it can do, including the folks from Wired.com who were kind enough to share their images of the Mad Maxx-looking prototype.

As Porsche has already confirmed, the 918 Spyder production version will drop the concept’s 3.4 liter V8 engine in favor of a new 4.6 liter version based on the RS Spyder LMP2 race car. This engine will deliver a total of 570 HP and will be combined with three electric motors that will increase the total output to an impressive 770 HP. These numbers will be enough to get the car from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and from 0 to 124 mph in less than 9 seconds. Top speed will sit at 202 mph, but when it is running solely on electricity, that top speed will jump down to 90 mph.

Source: Wired

Recently, Porsche officially confirmed that the new 911/991 Carrera lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 40 sec - about 13 seconds faster than its predecessor - but was still a matter that had yet to be determined. Until now.

An American customer took his new Carrera S to a drag strip in the US to see how fast the car could run the quarter mile. While the result is unofficial, it still stands at an impressive 12.04 seconds. That’s comparable to the current Nissan GT-R which has an official quarter mile time of 12.05 seconds.

The Porsche 911/991 is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six with direct injection engine that delivers a total of 400 HP. It will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 189 mph. By comparison, the current Nissan GT-R is powered by a 4.2L V8 engine that produces 424 HP.

Check out the video to see the Porsche 911/991 in action!

This may look like a strange competition, but it’s not the first time someone has chosen to pit a sports car against a sports bike. We have actually seen these types of races plenty of times before, but this race starts a very exquisite sports car: a Porsche 911 GT3 RS .

The idea came from French motorcycle publication, Moto Journal, who ran the Porsche up against a Yamaha R1 . The race is kind of unfair considering the GT3 RS can hit a top speed of 193 mph, whereas the YZF R1 can only top out at 160 mph, but the video is still entertaining enough to give a view. Who knows, there may even be some surprises to see.

After viewing, let us know what you think by hitting us up in the comments section below.

We all love the sport of motor racing and enjoy all the thrills, spills, and spectacles that come along with it. But for every one of those racing teams to field competitive race cars, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes preparations that go on to ensure that these races are as action-packed as possible.

In this video, we take a look at the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East and turn to one team that’s set to compete in the series. Lechner Racing is one of those teams and team principal, Walter Lechner, takes us on a four-minute look at what happens in the crucial days leading up to the green light.

From bringing the Porsche cars in trucks, emptying them, parking them in specifically-allocated garages, and everything that goes on afterwards, Lechner describes the painstaking job that goes on in preparing for a race and how this preparation manifests itself in time for qualifying and the race itself.

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East consists of 12 rounds of racing spread out across the Middle East. Since it’s inception in 2009, the series has already established itself as one of the best one-make series in the region and going on its third season, the competition is set to become as hot as the weather in that part of the world.

Source: Porsche
Porsche "Baby" Boxster

Now that Porsche has officially confirmed that the baby Boxster (also know as the 550 ) is not dead, we have created a new rendering inspired by the new generation Boxster unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. It is still not known when the new 550 will officially be unveiled on the market - "Now? Three years from now? Six or seven?" - but the good news is that it will come.

The new baby Boxster (550) will be powered by a mid-mounted, turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that will deliver around 200 HP. This engine will be mated to a dual-clutch seven speed transmission. Porsche will also offer an S version that will be powered by a 2.5 liter flat four turbo engine that delivers a total of 360 HP and 350 lb-ft.

When it does go on sale, the new Porsche Baby Boxster will be priced about $10,000 below the current Boxster.

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