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  • Year:
    2020
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  • Engine:
    boxer 6
  • Transmission:
    PDK
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    443 @ 6500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    390 @ 5000
  • Displacement:
    3.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.5 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    191 mph
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New-generation 911 arrives with vintage-inspired looks and high-tech features

Just like its predecessor, the 2020 Porsche 911 992 is a mix of old an new. While it rides on new underpinnings and features state-of-the-art technology, its design harks back to previous generations, including the original 911. The new sports car brings a few innovations to the market, but its most notable feature remains the fact that it’s the first 911 to not have a naturally aspirated engine.

Updated 01/11/2019: We’ve updated this review with a series of fresh images taken at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Check them out in all their glory in the gallery at the bottom of this page!

 

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2020 Porsche 911

2020 Porsche 911

New-generation 911 arrives with vintage-inspired looks and high-tech features

Just like its predecessor, the 2020 Porsche 911 992 is a mix of old an new. While it rides on new underpinnings and features state-of-the-art technology, its design harks back to previous generations, including the original 911. The new sports car brings a few innovations to the market, but its most notable feature remains the fact that it’s the first 911 to not have a naturally aspirated engine.

Updated 01/11/2019: We’ve updated this review with a series of fresh images taken at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Check them out in all their glory in the gallery at the bottom of this page!

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The 992-Gen 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Will Remain Fully Aspirated and Feature a Surprise Upgrade

The 992-Gen 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Will Remain Fully Aspirated and Feature a Surprise Upgrade

Fear not, purists - the Stuttgart superstar is staying true to its roots

When it comes to track-proven performance, the Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 RS are some of the most impressive nameplates around. Now, with the arrival of the new 992-generation 911 for the 2020 model year, the GT3 and GT3 RS are poised for an update, and as rumor has it the good times will keep on a’rolling with the same formula we know and love - power at the rear, as little weight as possible, and a high-strung six-cylinder for motivation. Even better is the suggestion that the Porsche’s lump of go will be a larger all-atmospheric six-cylinder, now with a few extra cc’s added on top.

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1997 RUF Porsche CTR2

1997 RUF Porsche CTR2

The replacement for the fastest car in the world, an even faster car

RUF builds some of the fastest modified Porsches in the world, cars altered so much that they are barely Porsches when the process reaches the end and the car is ready for delivery. Such a car is the CTR2, the replacement of the Yellowbird, a 993-based monster that could reach 215 mph in 1995, beating anything but the McLaren F1.

If you’re asked to name a few really fast cars of the ’90s images of the Lamborghini Diablo, the Bugatti EB110, or the Jaguar XJ220 would probably spring in your mind. Well, how many of you would think of a modified Porsche that could beat anything that Zuffenhausen had to offer, even the ludicrous race-bred 911 GT1? Yes, it’s the product of a tuner, but the cars built by Alois Ruf Jr., and his men have always been impeccably well-built. They also have an enviable record of humiliating established supercars over the years. The CTR2 is the bridge between the pure Nurburgring-slashing CTR and the mid-engined CTR3 that takes the ideas of the Carrera GT to another level.

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A 1997 RUF Porsche CTR2 with Pikes Peak History is Expected To Sell For $1.5 Million

A 1997 RUF Porsche CTR2 with Pikes Peak History is Expected To Sell For $1.5 Million

Back in the ’90s when this RUF-modified Porsche tackled the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, it wasn’t all asphalt like today

RUF, the mad scientists from Germany who take usual Porsches and make them bonafide supercar-killers, built two special RUF CTR2s to humiliate other mortals at Hillclimb and circuit events. With 702 horsepower on tap, these Sport Prototype examples were probably the fastest road legal Porsches in the world in the late ’90s and, now, one is up for grabs at the upcoming Bonhams Paris sale on February 7th.

As far as supercars go, the RUF CTR2 is an unsung hero. Every car nut has heard of the mad CTR and its 213 mph F40-crushing top speed. Everyone has seen it being thrashed around the Nurburgring-Nordschleife in that period VHS video that might as well be one of the first ’viral’ automotive videos on the world-wide-web. But not too many people know about the CTR’s replacement, the CTR2.

RUF again built very few of these around the chassis of a 993 Turbo, so it’s unlikely you’ll ever see one. However, if you do, allow yourself a few moments to just gaze upon it while trying to breathe normally because this is automotive royalty although the bulbous bodywork could mislead you into thinking this is yet another weird tuning job from the ’90s.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

The new Porsche dropped its top

Porsche has done wonders with the new 911, making it sportier and more attractive than ever. The interior is more advanced than ever before, includes a new infotainment system, and a steering wheel that was inspired by none other than the 918 Spyder. Even the oily bits under the hood took on a sizeable update with the Carrera S delivering 443 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. It’ll get to 60 mph in as fast as 3.6 seconds when properly configured. Tie all of this together, and you have one commanding, desirable package. It’s not up for delivery quite yet, but we’ve featured it as our wallpaper of the day to help hold you over until you can take delivery of your own fine example.

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2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

High performance with infinite headroom!

The 992-generation Porsche 911 arrived in 2018, replacing the old 991 model after seven years on the market. The Cabriolet version joined the lineup in January 2019, just ahead of the Detroit Auto Show. The drop-top shares everything from the design to its underpinnings with the coupe.

Notable highlights for the new generation include vintage-inspired design cues, a wider body, new technology, and a revised turbocharged engine. Just like the coupe, the Cabriolet debuted in Carrera S trim, but more models will be added later on. The newly designed soft-top is lighter and folds much quicker than its predecessor.

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Save Your Marriage and Get Your Husband This Lego Technic Porsche 911 RSR as a Late Christmas Present

Save Your Marriage and Get Your Husband This Lego Technic Porsche 911 RSR as a Late Christmas Present

This racer for the living room carpet is still an ideal gift to your significant other

Two years after Lego recreated the Porsche 911 GT3 RS in stunning fashion as part of thelarge-scale Technic collection, its race-going brother joins the fleet. Welcome to the 911 GT3 RSR by Lego Technic, with most of the aero insanity seen on the real thing recreated in model form.

Porsche’s 911 RSR is a menacing machine, one capable of taking on the world’s best in GT racing and beating them all with ease, as it did at last year’s edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Now, you can purchase a downsized version with a similar level of complexity, in keeping with the proportions, at a much-reduced premium and without having to contact a professional team of engineers to put it together.

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Porsche's Peter Varga Explains What Makes the 2020 Porsche 911 Unique

Porsche’s Peter Varga Explains What Makes the 2020 Porsche 911 Unique

Yeah, we actually need a video for that

Porsche recently unveiled the 992-generation 911 and, needless to say, it looks a lot like its predecessor. This isn’t surprising though. Porsche has been using the same silhouette for decades now, and it’s one of the features that made the 911 iconic and popular. But like every generation before, the current 911 boasts a few unique styling cues.

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Here's Why Porsche will Bring back the 959 in 2019

Here’s Why Porsche will Bring back the 959 in 2019

Reviving an old icon

In 2018, Porsche took us by surprise with a 935 race car for the modern era. Although based on the existing 911 GT2 RS and built using parts from the 919 Hybrid, 911 RSR, and 911 GT3 R, the modern 935 looks incredibly similar to its sibling, produced between 1978 to 1981. With Porsche now making tribute cars from the past, what if Porsche decides to create a modern rendition of the 959 in 2019?

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17 Must-Know Facts About The 992-Gen 2020 Porsche 911

17 Must-Know Facts About The 992-Gen 2020 Porsche 911

It’s simply the best

As one of the most recognizable names in the car industry, the Porsche 911 is expected to evolve with every new generation and the new 992-gen isn’t any different. The 2020 Porsche 911 992 takes some crucial evolutive steps that didn’t cause a drastic transformation, but it did transform it into something better. In every conceivable way. I am giving you 17 facts that prove the new 992 911 is far more than just a redesign. It is a reimagination on such a scale that the 911 kept all the traits of the predecessor, but all traits Porsche engineers and magicians could possibly enhance were incrementally improved.

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Porsche Came Up with a Pretty Slick Way to Electrify the 992-Gen 2020 Porsche 911

Porsche Came Up with a Pretty Slick Way to Electrify the 992-Gen 2020 Porsche 911

Some components were packed with electrification in mind

It’s not even 2019, and we’re already talking about the hybridized version of the new 992-generation Porsche 911. Yes, the plug-in model will only be unveiled in late 2020 for the 2021 model but August Achleitner, Porsche’s current head of sports car development, has already shed some light on how the German company prepared for this move.

We knew ever since the new 911 was presented to the world at the L.A. Auto Show that it would have some built-in features that would, later on, make the adaptation of a hybrid powertrain simpler. Now, we get a bit of insight of how Porsche is working to fit the battery pack and the electric motors onto the 911s platform.

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible

Going topless in Stuttgart’s performance star

Porsche is currently gearing up for the release of the next generation 992-era 911, offered as a follow-up to the current 991-era 911. Per usual, Porsche will offer a variety of body styles and equipment levels, including high-end speed and unlimited headroom with the up-and-coming 911 Turbo Convertible.

Updated 12/05/2018: Our spy photographers caught the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible playing in the snow. Check out the gallery below to see what’s new.

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If You're Waiting for a 992-Gen Porsche 911 Hybrid, Don't Hold Your Breath

If You’re Waiting for a 992-Gen Porsche 911 Hybrid, Don’t Hold Your Breath

Unless you do Yoga, or some other breathing exercises that can keep you alive for four years

Were you excited to see the new Porsche Carrera S and Carrera 4S at the Los Angeles Auto Show? Who wasn’t? The eighth-generation of the 911 is more refined than ever and is all set to carry the rich legacy of this renowned model. However, another bit of news that grabbed eyeballs is that there might be a hybrid version of the 911. Before you get your hopes high, the 911 hybrid is still at least four years away.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 911

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 911

The new Porsche is here and it’s purdy

It’s been a long time coming, but the new, 2020 Porsche 911 992 is finally here. Sure, it hasn’t changed dramatically compared to the 991 generation, or the generation that came before it, but that’s kind of the beauty of it. It’s still every bit a Porsche 911, and the legacy remains intact for another seven years or so. Or at least until, arguably, Porsche develops a hybrid version of the 911 in a few years or so. But, we’ll leave that for another time. For now, we want to honor the 992-gen Porsche by showcasing our favorite wallpaper. You can download it for free to display on your home or work computer. Or, if you don’t like our favorite, we’ve included a decent gallery down below with even more cool wallpaper choices.

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Performance Comparison: 2019 Porsche 911 991 vs 2020 Porsche 911 992

Performance Comparison: 2019 Porsche 911 991 vs 2020 Porsche 911 992

The evolution of the legend, in raw numbers

The new-for-2020 Porsche 911 992-gen has finally been unveiled in L.A., and it’s impressive, although you might not be able to tell with the naked eye. That’s why we’re taking a decisively geeky look at the performance stats that make up the 992-generation of, arguably, Germany’s most famous sports car and we pit them against the numbers of the old 991 model. Here’s a hint: the new one is better!

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Apparently Porsche is Considering a 911-Based SUV

Apparently Porsche is Considering a 911-Based SUV

would a high-riding Porsche 911 really work?

Would you be ready for Porsche to make a high-riding 911? Well, it turns out the idea is something being considered, according to a report quoting a Member of the Executive Board of Sales and Marketing.

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a good looking beast with 700 HP under the hood

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a good looking beast with 700 HP under the hood

You can’t drive it on public roads though

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is an insanely cool sports car that most of us can’t own because it’s expensive and sold out in a matter of days. But, you know what’s crazier than that? Unveiling a track-only variant of it at the same time with a new-generation version of the same car. That’s exactly what Porsche did today!

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The 2020 Porsche 911 is Faster and More Powerful Than Ever Before

The 2020 Porsche 911 is Faster and More Powerful Than Ever Before

Porsche has unleased its latest masterpiece

The all-new Porsche 911 has arrived, and as expected, it’s come to live up to the legacy of its name. Introduced at the Porsche Experience Center days ahead of its public unveiling at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the new 992 911 was brought out with the entire 911 family. That’s seven generations worth of one of the most iconic models in the history of the auto industry. Beyond the pomp and grandeur of the car’s unveiling is the car itself. The 992 911 is now faster and more powerful than ever before. It’s loaded with new driver assistance technologies, too, something that future owners — there will be a lot of them — can take advantage off once deliveries of the sports car start in the summer of 2019. The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S starts at $113,200, while its big brother, the 911 Carrera 4S, starts at $126,600, excluding the $1,050 in delivery, processing, and handling fees.

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The All-New Porsche 911 Proves That The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

The All-New Porsche 911 Proves That The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

That rear section looks pretty special, though

There aren’t that many cars in the world that are as important to an automaker as the 911 is to Porsche. When you think of Porsche, you think of the 911. It comes as little surprise then that Porsche pulled out all the stops when it officially debuted the eighth-generation 911 at the Porsche Experience Center, days ahead of its appearance at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Orders for the eighth-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S are already open, though don’t expect deliveries to take place until the summer of 2019. The price of the 2020 911 Carrera S starts at $113,200, while the 2020 911 Carrera 4S will be offered from $120,600. Expect an extra charge of $1,050 to account for delivery, processing and handling fees.

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Quick Visual Comparison: 2019 Porsche 911 991 vs 2020 Porsche 911 992

Quick Visual Comparison: 2019 Porsche 911 991 vs 2020 Porsche 911 992

Can you spot the changes?

The 992-generation Porsche 911 is nearly upon us. Set to break cover at the2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the new-generation 911 will bring a new yet still familiar design forward, new technology under the skin, and a crop of revised turbocharged engines. While the oily bits are still being kept under wraps, the exterior design is no longer a mystery. What has changed for the new generation styling-wise? Find out in the comparison below.

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See the New 2020 Porsche 911 992 In Action Before it Debuts!

See the New 2020 Porsche 911 992 In Action Before it Debuts!

Driven by Mark Webber in Weissach

The upcoming 992-generation Porsche 911 is no longer a mystery design-wise. While we still don’t know much about the oily bits, we’ve already seen the sports car without camouflage in several photos. Now it’s time to see it in action on the race track with former Formula One driver and World Endurance Championship winner Mark Webber behind the steering wheel.

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Check out the 2019 Porsche 911 Before You're Supposed to see it

Check out the 2019 Porsche 911 Before You’re Supposed to see it

What you’re seeing in these pictures you weren’t supposed to see just yet, although you’ve already kind of seen it in numerous other spy shots. It’s the new-for-2019 Porsche 911 992 that will finally be revealed before the L.A. Auto Show tomorrow. These are, apparently, the first official pictures of the new car and they’re here because, obviously, they were leaked.

We usually aren’t taken aback by the design of a new 911 and this eighth embodiment of the German sports car is no different, especially since we’ve seen so much of it in the past couple of years. Basically, every inch of the bigger and bolder 992 has been photographed by snappers around Europe and beyond so these official pictures bestowed upon us in poor quality, won’t set the world alight, but they’re still worth a few looks, like anything 911-related.

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2018 Porsche 911 Le Mans Classic Clubsport by Paul Stephens

2018 Porsche 911 Le Mans Classic Clubsport by Paul Stephens

The Paul Stephens Le Mans Classic Clubsport Is a Porschephile’s Wet Dream

Porsche specialist Paul Stephens recently unveiled his latest creation called the Le Mans Classic Clubsport. It is a bespoke Porsche 911 based around the Porsche 911 G-series chassis and remodeled to take the shape of possibly the most astonishing restomod you can imagine.

I know that right now the Singer name from Rob Dickinson rings in your ears, but this is a slightly different piece of engineering compared with anything coming from Dickinson kitchen. Now, I was particularly curious to find out what actually makes this Le Mans Classic Clubsport so special, so I reached out to Paul Stephens who told me a thing or two about his newest car.

First of all, let me tell you that Paul is a proper car guy. Not only that, he is a proper Porsche enthusiast. All the way back from 9 years of age. I am not joking. His first miles were in a Land Rover he drove when he was 6. Three years later, he sat in a 911. A friend of his dad lent him the keys, and he just went for it. Love in an instant!

That was the start of a long love story that got him into race cars, into Porsches and now into making exceptional restomods based around the Porsche G-series chassis.

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Budget Direct Renders Six Unique Manufacturer Collaborations

Budget Direct Renders Six Unique Manufacturer Collaborations

There are some great results, and some "close your eyes!" results

One of the great things about car renderings is the ability to let your imagination go crazy. You can use an existing car model and re-imagine it without a roof, or you can get really creative and redesign it in a different body type altogether. There’s something to be said, then, for renderings that take two models from two different automakers and combine them to create an entirely new model. It’s the kind of Transformers-like job that we should be seeing more often in the real world. Or should we? The truth is, BudgetsDirect undertook this very exercise, and the results are all “interesting,” to say the least. As an added bonus, we’re doing our own part and renaming these creations in the best way we can.

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There Are So Many Variations of the Porsche 911, Even Porsche Had to Make a Video to Explain Them

There Are So Many Variations of the Porsche 911, Even Porsche Had to Make a Video to Explain Them

Thare are no fewer 24 different 911 models to choose from

Porsche sells a wide array of different versions of their 911 sports car, and the sheer variety may seem daunting for somebody not intimately acquainted with their naming strategy. But the automaker has stepped in to address this by putting out an informative video detailing the way they name their cars and how to more easily understand what 911 you’re looking at based on what is written on the back of it.

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1965 Porsche 911 007

1965 Porsche 911 007

An Art Car that isn’t a BMW for once

A Porsche Art Car isn’t something unheard of, but this is one of the strangest of them all. Designed by Peter Klasen, a German artist part of the ’La Nouvelle Figuration’ movement, it is an early 911 modified for racing with about 192-horsepower on tap and is named ’Project 007’. And no, there are no links to that secret agent.

Early 911s are revered for their purity in terms of the construction and the classic design of the body. The original 911 (901) is a Butzi Porsche design whose lines are still relevant on modern Porsches that we see and hear today. This particular 911, though, is something that we don’t see every day. Its colorful livery was drawn up by Klasen in 2009, and it’s similar, in terms of the color palette and some of the themes and elements displayed, with previous liveries he’s done.

Maybe Klausen’s most prominent work in the automotive world is a racing livery that adorned a Porsche 962 CK6 entered by German outfit Kremer Racing in the 1990 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The German artist also designed the red-white-and-blue livery of a Porsche 911 (993) GT2 entered by French team Sonauto in the French GT Championship in the late ’90s.

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1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

There is no substitute to a lightweight Porsche

The Porsche 911 Carrera RS is an exercise in reducing a formula to its purest form. It was built as a lighter, faster, and more powerful version of the 964-generation Carrera 2 and it stands as a spiritual successor of the magnificent 911 Carrera 2.7 RS from the early ‘70s.

The Benjamin Dimson-penned Porsche 911 (964) debuted in 1989 and featured a rounder body shape in tune with the times which was a clear, but not profoundly radical, departure from the design of the previous 911 that was still tracing its roots back to the original Ferdinand Alexander Porsche-drawn model launched in 1963.

For 1992, Porsche launched the Carrera RS in Europe which was, in essence, a road-legal version of the Carrera Cup racing cars. This single-make series was on the bill of the Formula 1 World Championship weekends as support races in between F1 sessions.

The 911 Carrera RS never officially made it across the Atlantic and into the U.S. market. With that being said, 45 cars that were meant to be used in a Carrera Cup U.S. series that never materialized did trickle down to dealerships and were quietly sold in 1993 in the shadow of the RS America which deserves its own review as it isn’t identical to the European RS.

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Porsche's GT2 RS MR is the fastest road-legal car around the Nordschleife

Porsche’s GT2 RS MR is the fastest road-legal car around the Nordschleife

Porsche has taken back the fastest lap record from Lamborghini

It’s been too long since we last discussed the matter of Nurburgring records. This time, it’s big. Porsche claims to have re-taken the outright lap record for a production car on the fabled track located in the Eifel mountains. A GT2 RS prepared for the challenge by Manthey Racing is now the car to beat.

Porsche is crazy about records, as you might’ve noticed. They built a special 919 Hybrid prototype, known as the 919 Evo, just to showcase their engineering prowess, and to smash the then-lap record at the Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix track and the all-time Nordschleife lap record. Now, they’ve returned to the ’Green Hell’ to claim the fastest time for a production car, which had been in the hands of Lamborghini since earlier this year.

Read on to learn why this is a convoluted situation

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Watch the Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR Become the Fastest Road-Legal Car to Tackle the Nürburgring

Watch the Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR Become the Fastest Road-Legal Car to Tackle the Nürburgring

This thing looks blindingly quick

Nürburgring lap records are always en vogue amongst the big sports car makes, but nowadays, their popularity seems to be growing even more. The latest comes from Porsche, which just claimed the title of Fastest Road-Legal Car to ever lap the ‘Ring, with the 911 GT2 RS MR circling the treacherous German racetrack in 6 minutes, 40.3 seconds.

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Porsche Classic's "Project Gold" Brought in $3 Million at Auction - All For a Good Cause

Porsche Classic’s "Project Gold" Brought in $3 Million at Auction - All For a Good Cause

It was sold within ten minutes!

Porsche turned 70 this year, and the automaker decided to celebrate it by auctioning off the Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series - a collection of 51 vehicles - at RM Sotheby’s "The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction 2018” event. The highlight of the auction was a 993 that was finished in flashy Golden Yellow Metallic paint. After nearly 40 bids, it’s destined to go to a new home with a price tag of €2.7 million or about $3.1 million at current exchange rates.

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2018 Porsche 911 Turbo By Manhart

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo By Manhart

680 Horsepower In The 911 Turbo S

In the good tradition of the German tuning scene, German tuner Manhart reached out to all four astounding Germanic manufacturers whose cars it is modifying. I am writing here about the likes of Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche. The last car Manhart put its magical touches on is a Porsche 911 Turbo. As Manhart usually focuses on tuning Audi, BMW, and Mercedes, the company revealing this Porsche project is quite surprising. Nevertheless, Manhart made it worthwhile. The new car is simply astounding.

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Porsche 911 992 caught testing next to the 991

Porsche 911 992 caught testing next to the 991

Take out the magnifying glass to spot the differences between the 991 and the 992

Porsche is good to us these days. Many people have been discussing the differences between the current 991-generation 911 and the upcoming 992-generation 2020 911 and, now, Porsche took both out for a spin. This means we’ve got pictures of them together we can analyze all the little differences since the 992 is basically not wearing any camouflage.

We’ve been talking about and seeing the new Porsche 911 992 for over a year now. We’ve even caught glances of the Turbo version and the GT3 version so there’s not much room for speculation before Porsche finally reveals their baby at the L.A. Auto Show which will kick off on November 30th.

But, before that, Porsche has offered us the chance to contrast and compare the outgoing generation with the new one. To make things easier for us, as the cars are almost identical, the old one is blue, and the new one is yellow. Thank God they didn’t go for two tints of opaque gray!

Keep reading to learn more about the differences between the 991 and the 992

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Porsche 911 Speedster Concept I vs Porsche 911 Speedster Concept II

Porsche 911 Speedster Concept I vs Porsche 911 Speedster Concept II

Did it really move closer to production or is Porsche trying to fool us with the same concept in a different color?

Back in June, Porsche celebrated 70 years since it unveiled its first production car with a Speedster concept based on the current 911. Come October, and the German firm introduced a new concept car of the same variety, also stating that a limited-edition production car will follow in 2019. The two concepts are very similar, which made us wonder whether Porsche is trying to milk the Speedster ahead of its introduction as a production model.

Is this new concept a more production-ready version of the first car, which was already pretty close to a standard 911? Let’s find out by comparing the roadsters inside and out.

Continue reading for the full story.

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Modern Porsche 935 attacks Monza Circuit

Modern Porsche 935 attacks Monza Circuit

It’s just as mesmerizing to look at when it’s actually moving

Porsche’s year-long anniversary party turned up an unexpected guest in the Porsche 935. The Stuttgart-based automaker reimagined the long-tailed 70’s icon with a modern design topped off by a retro livery, showcasing it in all its glory at Laguna Seca last month. Shortly after the 935’s debut, the racer took some test runs at the Monza racetrack in Italy where it was performing some test runs ahead of its highly anticipated launch. Porsche plans to build just 77 units of the reimagined “Moby Dick,” with each model priced at $817,000.

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The 2019 Porsche 911 Will be Offered as a Carrera T Because It's Pure

The 2019 Porsche 911 Will be Offered as a Carrera T Because It’s Pure

You can be as picky as you want and still get a 911 as per your liking

The next-gen Porsche 911 will bring in a plethora of models when it launches for 2019. The 911 turbo and 911 GT3 have already been spied testing, and now the automaker has confirmed that the Carrera T badge will return as well.

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1989 Porsche 911 "The Speedy Irishman" by DP Motorsports

1989 Porsche 911 "The Speedy Irishman" by DP Motorsports

The car gets a mod from a German tuner and it costs a bomb!

Yesteryear Porsches are mod-friendly and mod-favorites because of their classiness and simplicity. In this article, we’ll talk about the modification of a 964 Porsche. The Porsche 911 built from 1989 to 1994 are known as the 964 generation, and this model holds a special spot because they fall in a unique category; they are neither vintage nor modern. A German company called DP Motorsports has worked on a 964 Porsche 911 and slapped it with a price tag of over $200,000. Is it worth it?

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This Porsche 911 Shooting Brake Rendering Proves Porsche Needs to Rethink its Strategy

This Porsche 911 Shooting Brake Rendering Proves Porsche Needs to Rethink its Strategy

There could be a market for this oddity

Is your average Porsche 911 not roomy enough for you? Rain Prisk has answered your plea with this, a shooting brake 911 that actually doesn’t hurt the eyes when you look at it. Porsche should get to work!

There comes a time in everyone’s lives when the sports car has to make way for something bigger, more family-friendly, like a sedan or a crossover SUV. What if, however, you could bargain your way into a compromise: have the sports car, but with some added room?

That’s exactly what the 911 in shooting brake guise is: the extra practicality offered by a hatchback rear without going for the added hassle of the longer wheelbase and two more doors of the Panamera. It would be really cool if it was real.

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2018 Porsche 911 Speedster Concept ll

2018 Porsche 911 Speedster Concept ll

This is not a concept anymore, ladies and gentlemen

The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept isn’t a concept anymore. It has evolved into a special edition model after the folks from Stuttgart introduced the 911 Speedster Concept II at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The 911 Speedster Concept II will be produced as a special edition model that’s limited to only 1,948 units. Porsche hasn’t announced pricing details for the limited edition roadster, but expect an announcement from the German automaker in the next few months. Keep yourselves updated because production of the 911 Speedster Concept II starts in the first half of 2019.

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2018 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS Exclusive Manufaktur Edition

2018 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS Exclusive Manufaktur Edition

“Call me Targa - Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS Exclusive Manufaktur Edition”

Porsche has added the 911 Targa 4 GTS Exclusive Manufaktur Edition to its lineup. It’s got a huge name to go with a ridiculous price tag. This special edition comes as a surprise because the 2020 Porsche 911 is all set to debut next month in Los Angeles.

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1988 Porsche 911 Turbo 'Ruf CTR'

1988 Porsche 911 Turbo ’Ruf CTR’

The giant-killer from Pfaffenhausen which was faster than an F40

The original RUF CTR, commonly known as the “Yellowbird”, outran the Ferrari F40 and the Porsche 959 from 0 to 100 mph and kept going all the way to a top speed of 213 mph. It was the fastest car of the ‘80s and, arguably, the most extreme road-going interpretation of the Porsche 911 Carerra at the time.

As a follow-up to the vicious BTR, the RUF CTR was even more insane. It used parts from the Porsche 962 Group C prototype racer, had lightened body panels, a gearbox built just for it, tires similar to those on the spaceship that was the 959 and a bright yellow paintjob that made it stand out and earned its nickname: Yellowbird.

Before Alois Ruf and the team set about building the CTR, the world’s fastest car was the Lamborghini Countach. Surely, with all the wings it had grown by the time it received four valves per cylinder in 1985, it looked the part. Sadly for the Italians, the more understated Ruf CTR blew by the Countach, and the Testarossa, and the 288 GTO and just about any other supercar you can think of. And Ruf themselves thought that they could’ve eeked more with longer gears.

Keep reading to learn more about the ludicrous Ruf CTR

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Porsche Isn't Getting Rid of Manual Transmissions Yet

Porsche Isn’t Getting Rid of Manual Transmissions Yet

Public outcry made Porsche reconsider its plans for the stick-shift transmission

As the rest of the industry slowly shies away from cars fitted with manual transmissions, Porsche has made a handful of about-turns on the matter. The latest word, coming from no less than Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zemmler, is that the German automaker will be offering manual transmissions “as long as there are customers who demand” one.

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Porsche Confirms the 2020 911 Speedster with yet Another Concept

Porsche Confirms the 2020 911 Speedster with yet Another Concept

It’s a concept in name only; this version is coming as a special edition model

Four months after introducing the Porsche 911 Speedster Concept, Porsche is bringing a second serving to the Paris Motor Show with the 911 Speedster Concept II. The new version of the 911 Speedster Concept is different compared to its predecessor in one fundamental way: it will be produced as a special edition model that’s limited to just 1,948 units. Porsche has yet to announce pricing details for the special edition soft-top roadster, but it did say that production of the 911 Speedster starts in the first half of 2019.

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2018 Porsche 935 Type 991 Gen. 2

2018 Porsche 935 Type 991 Gen. 2

The Celebratory car of celebratory cars

The year-long celebration of Porsche’s 70th birthday is just that! When we thought Porsche couldn’t possibly pop up with a new car to celebrate its birthday, after debuting the 919 ’Tribute’ and the 911 (993) ’Project Gold,’ the Germans decided to surprise everyone with a 935 for the modern age that was presented at Laguna Seca.

"This spectacular car is a birthday present from Porsche Motorsport to fans all over the world," said Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars for Porsche AG, upon unveiling this sci-fi-meets-retro-cool creation. "Because the car isn’t homologated for any series, engineers and designers didn’t have to follow the usual rules and thus had freedom in the development." Naturally, no place else was better to show off this limited-edition car - only 77 will be made - than at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca during the Rennsport Reunion VI weekend.

Indeed, what we see here doesn’t resemble anything from Porsche’s current fleet of race cars, or road cars for that matter, but it was strongly inspired by a car from Porsche’s past. The inspiration is the 40-year-old Porsche 935/78 known as ’Moby Dick’ for its extra-long rear tail section, which raced only four times in 1978 but its legacy lives to this day.

The original 935, unlike this new model based on the Porsche 911 (991) GT2 RS, was built out of necessity. Porsche needed a car to compete in the new-for-1976 Group 5 rulebook that was introduced in the World Championship for Makes to attract manufacturer interest as the prototype car counts were at an all-time low.

The rulebook allowed for groundbreaking modifications to be done to the bodywork, as long as the roofline, windows, and doors were those of the production 911. With this freedom in mind, Porsche ditched the twin-headlight setup for a slant-nose front end with obvious aerodynamic gains. The widebody that resulted, coupled with the flat-six 2.9-liter engine from the 930, ensured that Porsche was the leader of the pack in 1976 and beyond.

Constant development work saw Porsche roll a new model in 1977, known as the 935/77 and a new one again for 1978, the 935/78, as well as working to benefit customers by updating its original 1976 design and offering it to private racing outfits under the 935/77A, 935/78A, and 935/79 designations.

The cars were so successful that they just about defined what Group 5 was all about: ludicrous silhouette bodywork, immense firepower from the engines - up to 700-horsepower for the later versions - and amazing speeds. Under various guises, the 935 won the 12 Hours of Sebring multiple times, the 24 Hours of Daytona multiple times, the 24 Hours of Le Mans once in the overall classification, and the World Championship for Makes for four years in a row.

A few of the aforementioned privateer outfits, due to their close affiliation with the factory, were allowed to modify the 935 further, according to their own plans. That’s how the Kremer-developed cars were born, as well as those constructed by Joest Racing, Fabcar or AIR. In fact, the Porsche 935 that won at Le Mans in 1979 wasn’t a works entry, Porsche dropping the Group 5 program after it retired the 935/78 from competition, but a privateer one from Kremer Racing with their own 935 K3 which was probably more celebrated in its day than the factory-developed cars.

All these victories, and Porsche’s improvements of its turbocharging technology which led to their domination of Group C in the ’80s, grant the 935 a spot in Porsche’s gallery of legends. It is, then, easy to see why the engineers in Zuffenhausen built this rolling tribute that is the 935 Type 991 Generation 2. This also means that the hype is big and, although it’s not homologated for any racing series, the new 935 has to live up to its predecessors on the race track. That’s why Porsche chose to unveil the car at the Rennsport Reunion VI.

Keep reading to find out more about the 935 Type 991 Gen. 2

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Top 10 Most Blasphemous Models To Turn Into An EV

Top 10 Most Blasphemous Models To Turn Into An EV

Does battery power make it the spawn of satan?

The world of EVs is ever growing, and as we near a time when there will be no gas to fill our tanks, we realized some of the world’s best-sounding and glorious engines will have to be ditched in favor of electric power. Think of an electric Camaro, Mustang, Corvette, or Lamborghini... does it sound good? Or rather, does it make any sound at all?

With the advent of electrification in the business of car building, you see every major manufacturer scramble to put together a lineup of eco-friendly electric vehicles as a statement of their forward-thinking plans and their bias towards the future of mobility. It all looked foolish almost 20 years ago when Honda introduced the original hybrid Insight, which was shortly followed by Toyota’s Prius, but today, this seems to be the trend that will sell. For some, it might be a marketing ploy to appease a new section of the market, but you can’t dismiss the trend altogether.

Audi just took the wraps off its first fully-electric car, the E-Tron. Mercedes was doing the same just a few weeks ago with its EQC, and just about any manufacturer you can think of has a mid- to long-term plan for at least hybrid, if not electric. For instance, Aston-Martin is looking forward to the year 2030, by which time the British manufacturer’s stable should be made up exclusively of electric cars. Ferrari, well-known for their devotion to making their cars sound perfect, is planning a 60 percent hybridization of its lineup in just four year’s time. You can imagine a Ferrari EV isn’t that far off in the future, then.

All this got us thinking - which cars would you never want to see without a growling V-8, or maybe a high-revving V-12 under the hood? Which car’s move from gas to electric sounds like blasphemy to you? We know there is a Mustang-inspired sports utility vehicle coming from Ford in 2020, and the pony car itself might go electric in the future, so how does that make you feel?

Read on to learn about our top 10 cars that would be blasphemous to turn into EVs.

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11 New Retro-Styled Cars Available Today

11 New Retro-Styled Cars Available Today

Old school-inspired looks, new school everything else

Retro styling done right in the automotive world can result in a car that buyers instantly feel drawn to because they remember the original from their childhood. Granted, if done wrong, it can look really hideous and out of place, but you won’t find any of those here.

When mainstream manufacturers do it, they spend a lot of time and money to get it just right, and it really shows. Many of these retro-styled cars are bought first and foremost for the way they look, but they are actually just good cars overall. I’ve assembled the ones you can buy new right now, in the list after the jump.

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1985 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

1985 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

A true historical icon

The Porsche 930 Turbo was a turning point for the German manufacturer as it debuted turbocharging for the public rich enough to afford it. Debuting in the mid-‘70s, it took a turn towards flamboyance in the ‘80s with the Slant Nose version which, in its rarity, is as era-defining as the Ferrari Testarossa or the Lamborghini Countach. Early turbo-lag freights never looked this wacky!

The 930 Turbo, or rather the Turbo Carerra as it was sold in the US, was Porsche’s first stab at turbocharging a car for the public roads. Sure, they weren’t the first of the European manufacturers to do it, with BMW launching the 2002 Turbo three years prior in 1972, but the Turbo from Stuttgart had substantially more grunt which made it a bit of a menace.

From the get-go, a Turbo’ed 911 had over 250 horsepower making it the fastest car Germany could offer. It also had an unmistakable look with the black graphics on the lower sides and the enlarged whaletail wing that aided in both cooling and downforce. The German manufacturer had loads of experience with turbocharging on the racing front, debuting the 917/10-TC in 1972 and sweeping the Can-Am title with it. Then came the 917/30 which was even more dominant, to the point that it killed off the series, and then the 911 Carerra RSR Turbo which was based on a road-going 911 albeit with countless modifications.

That purpose-built prototype that looked like your streetwise 911 is the father of the 1975 930 Turbo which was unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in October 1974. For 1975, Porsche put out just 400 Turbos to meet homologation requirements for their next racecar, the 934. Unlike the previous homologation special, the Carerra RS 2.7, the Turbo really caught on, and by 1976 it became available in the United States.

The one-off, road-going 935 replica ordered by McLaren backer Mansour Ojjeh, then president of TAG, sparked an interest among well-to-do Porsche customers for a 930 with the nose flattened. The German manufacturer duly listened to the wishes of its customers and the Slant Nose – Flachbau in German – was born.

The design proved polarizing, and with an MSRP in the period of $29,000, which increased the cost of a 930 Turbo by almost 60%, less than 1,000 Slant Noses were made beginning in 1981. This special optional extra was also available in the US under the 930 S moniker.

After its production had ended, the 930 Turbo remained a cult classic with the Slant Nose the rarest version of them all. It’s a testament of the times and quite a bit more than that, as the racing-inspired modification actually aided handling and acceleration.

Keep reading to learn the full story of the Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe

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You Can Now Own Your Very Own Porsche 911R in 3D Puzzle Form

You Can Now Own Your Very Own Porsche 911R in 3D Puzzle Form

They still haven’t improved the cargo space though

Ever dreamed of owning the limited-production 911R? Who hasn’t, right? Well, now’s your chance to get your hands on one; in fact, you can even build one yourself. Porsche has collaborated with Ravensburger to launch a 3D puzzle version of the legendry car that was first built over 50 years ago. What a time to be alive!

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We Just Caught the 992-Gen, 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio with Its Top Down!

We Just Caught the 992-Gen, 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio with Its Top Down!

The day of reckoning is slowly approaching

It’s not often that we get to see a car testing with its top down, and things get much more interesting when the car in question is Porsche’s new 911 Turbo. The 992-generation model is still months away from release but power output is said to be in the 600-horsepower region, and those beefy hips make us enjoy what we see so far.

Porsche’s been racking up the miles on their 992 test mules for well over a year now. We’ve seen them testing out in the Eiffel Mountains, on the Nordschleife to be precise, on the snow, and on the open road. What we hadn’t seen, though, was the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet with the soft top folded. Now that we’ve also ticked that, there’s not much else we would ask for before release aside, maybe, for a spec sheet?

The current 991 Turbo S packs quite a mean punch with its 580 horsepower, so a break into 600-horsepower territory wouldn’t be wishful thinking for the new car. What we’re sure of, in any case, is that we’d love to be in the place of that test driver and enjoy the last warm days of 2018 aboard a 911 Turbo, be it a factory test car.

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New Porsche 911 caught on the Nürburgring

New Porsche 911 caught on the Nürburgring

See the new active spoiler at work!

We’ve seen the upcoming Porsche 911 in so many spy shots that the official unveiling will be nothing more than a formal event about tech features and drivetrain specs. If you haven’t seen enough though, our paparazzi just sent us another batch of pictures, this time around from the Nurburgring track. Not surprisingly, Porsche is honing the new-generation 911 on Germany’s iconic race track.

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