Is It Just Us Or Does the Cyberpunk 2077 Porsche 911 Turbo Look Better In the Game Than Real Life?
Cyberpunk 2077 was released on December 10 on most platforms and it’s quickly taking over the world of first-person shooters. It’s not the kind of game we’d usually feature on these pages, but like any cool video game out there, Cyberpunk 2077 features a few cool cars you can drive. But I’m not here to make a list of them, I just want to go nuts over the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 features the awesome 930-generation Porsche 911 Turbo. It’s the original 911 Turbo from the 1970s and the only car I ever want to drive in this game.
This 1977 930-Gen Porsche 911 Turbo Is The Only Real Car In Cyberpunk 2077
Earlier this month, Rockstar Energy’s Rockstar Performance Garage unveiled a real-life version of the Quadra, the same 1970 Ford Mustang-based, post-apocalyptic sports car that you can drive in the highly anticipated video game Cyberpunk 2077.
Not content with just one car from the upcoming game, the team behind Cyberpunk 2077 is doubling up on the fun by bringing to life another one of the game’s vehicles. This time, the 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo takes center stage, and it is glorious.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Debuts At XBox E3
Discontinued back in 2012, the 911 GT2 RS is arguably the most anticipated Porsche for the 2018 model year and there’s been a lot of talk about which major auto show will host its global debut. But the ultimate Porsche 911 took us by surprise, as the German automaker decided to unveil the supercar at the 2017 Xbox E3. Yes, the 911 GT2 RS just made its first public appearance at an event about games and tech. It’s not the first time Porsche did something similar – the Cayman GT4 was unveiled in Real Racing 3 – but this time around we’re talking about the actual car, which rolled onto the stage.
I know the video is quite long, so just go to the 46-minute mark to see the introduction and the car.
As of this writing, Porsche has yet to release a statement, so the specs of the new 911 GT2 RS ar still a mystery, but the photos confirm that the new coupe was developed around the same recipe as the previous model. We can see loads of aerodynamic features, a massive rear wing, and turbo vents in the rear fenders. Word has it motivation will come from a redesigned twin-turbo, 3.6-liter flat-six with output close to 700 horsepower. Make sure you follow our review for updates.
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Porsche Is Now A Video Game Free Agent
It’s not exactly the equivalent of LeBron James’ “The Decision” announcement back in 2010, but it is significant for video game players all over the world. Porsche, a long-time exclusive partner of Electronic Arts and the Need for Speed franchise, is now a free agent. That means that the German automaker is free to appear in any video game that isn’t Need for Speed, where it has resided since NFS: Porsche Unleashed all the way back in 2000.
For those who play the Gran Turismo and/or Forza car racing video game franchises, the absence of Porsche has been significant, although Forza has managed to take advantage of some loopholes, either through expansion packs or RUF-badged models.
But according to German website SpeedManiacs, Porsche is no longer exclusively tied to EA, as confirmed by no less than Porsche Branded Entertainment Manager Sebastian Horning. The end of the partnership between the two companies now gives other car racing video game franchises the opportunity to include Porsche’s long and storied list of performance and race cars to their games.
And just as quickly as the contract between Porsche and EA expired, other platforms are already hard at work in bringing in the brand to their games. Forza Horizon 3, for example, already has a number of Porsche models ready to be driven. There are also rumors that for the first time in its franchise history, Gran Turismo will be able to offer a roster of Porsche vehicles sometime in 2017.
Other games like Slightly Mad Studios’ sequel to Project Cars will also see the introduction of Porsche. Same thing with racing simulators like Assetto Corsa, which are actually now available to visitors at Porsche Experience Centers all over the world.
Anybody who has ever played a racing game that isn’t Need for Speed in the past 16 years will understand the frustration of not being able to drive cars like the Porsche 911 Turbo or Porsche Cayenne. But now that the German automaker is free to appear in any game, all that waiting is going to finally have its long overdue payoff.
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If you’re into racing games, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of games like Forza and Gran Turismo don’t have Porsche models in them – except for the ten that were available in Forza Horizon 2. Have you ever wondered why so few games have Porsche models? Well, that is because Electronic Arts – the brand behind the Need for Speed franchise – owns the exclusive rights to Porsche vehicles in video games. It seems that will always be the case, but just like we saw with Horizon 2, it looks Electronic Arts, Porsche, and Xbox are working together to bring a major Porsche pack to Forza 6.
Accidentally leaked just a couple days ago on Amazon, and quickly removed thereafter, it looks like a new Porsche pack will be available March 1st for Forza 6. Of course, this isn’t exactly new news, as it was announced back in June of 2015 that the Porsche experience would come to Forza 6 in 2016. This leak, however, has given us some new details on what we can expect in coming months. There should be a total of 20 different models in the pack, with nine of them being “new to Xbox One.”
When the Porsche expansion for Forza 6 was leaked, only a couple models were listed, but we now know that we should expect to see the 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster and the 2015 #19 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid as well. In addition to these two cars, the leak also revealed that Virginia International Raceway will come with the pack, and will be available in seven different configurations. Furthermore, expect to get 48 new events, new Porsche-themed multiplayer events, new mods, new badges and 250 new Gamerscore achievement points to earn. All of this looks to come at a cost of $20 here in the U.S. Not a bad price for all that content huh?
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It’s been only a month since Forza Horizon 2 added the Porsche Expansion Pack, which features 10 of Stuttgart’s best cars, including the 2003 Porsche Carrera GT, 1986-1989 Porsche 959, 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, and the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder, and the racing game franchise is now offering two more vehicles from the German carmaker. For free!
It’s called the Porsche Bonus Pack, and it features two turbocharged models from completely different segments. One is the 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the 611-horsepower beast that was Porsche’s most powerful production car at the time of its launch, while the other one is the 2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, one of the world’s quickest SUVs, with a 0-to-60 mph sprint of just over four seconds.
How do you get these awesome cars? All you have to do is look for the “Two Free Porsches!” story on the front page of the Forza Hub app, click that story to open it up and then click the button that will take you to the Porsche offer. From there, you’ll go to the Xbox Store where you can grab your pair of free Porsches. Make sure you hurry though, as the Porsche Bonus Pack is only available until Friday, July 24th.
Getting this free bundle will also unlock three achievements from the Porsche Expansion Pack: Porsche Owners Club, Horse Power, and This Is My Porsche.
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Porsche has always been conspicuous by its absence in many racing game franchises, but that changes this week in Forza Horizon 2 with the new Porsche Expansion Pack DLC, which adds 10 of Stuttgart’s best cars to the open-world racer set in southern Europe.
The DLC includes the 2003 Porsche Carrera GT, 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo, 1987 Porsche 959, 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3, 1970 Porsche 914/6, 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS, 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 (997), 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S, 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder and 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo, as well as new Porsche-themed bucket-list events, Rivals events and 15 new Xbox Live achievements. Personally, I’m really chomping at the bit to get my hands on that GT3 RS 4.0.
It’s the first we’ve seen of the famed German marque in the Forza franchise since a similar Porsche DLC pack was added to Forza Motorsports 4, and the first time Porsche has been featured in a Forza game on Xbox One. It also makes Forza Horizon 2 one of the few games in which you can drive the current trifecta of hybrid hypercars: the 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1.
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2016 Porsche Cayman GT4
The second-generation Porsche Cayman was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and released as a 2014 model in the spring of 2013. Although redesigned from the ground up, the new mid-engined coupe remained recognizable as a Cayman and as a Porsche sports car in general. The interior also received new features and updated tech, while both the 2.7-liter and 3.4-liter flat-six engines were revised. A facelift unveiled in 2016 brought new turbocharged, flat-four powerplants and a name change that revived the classic 718 name.
Equally important is that the second-generation Cayman spawned the GT4, the first track prepped version of the mid-engined coupe and a proper equivalent to the already iconic 911 GT3.
Attention performance purists: your savior from Stuttgart has arrived. Porsche just unveiled the latest member of its GT family, officially inducting the Cayman into that illustrious batch of performance vehicles distilled to offer the most essential of driving characteristics. Unsurprisingly, this feat is accomplished with components pulled from the track-bruising 911 GT3, following the mid-engine sports-car formula perfected by cars like the 904 GTS, 911 GT1, Carrera GT, and 2014 918 Spyder.
Those are tough acts to follow, but the Cayman GT4 is no slouch. Porsche is claiming a lap around the North Loop of the Nürburgring in seven minutes and 40 seconds, placing it alongside the 2011 911 GT3 around the iconic German racetrack.
However, despite such a blistering pace, Porsche says it developed the engine, chassis, brakes, and aero to perform without hindering the overall utility expected of a two-seater sports coupe. That means this weapon of velocity should be somewhat drivable on surfaces without rumble strips and apex markers.
The rumor mill predicted everything from a turbocharged four-cylinder to a hybrid drivetrain for the Cayman GT4, but such complications remain mere hearsay. Read on to learn more about this latest mid-engine monster.
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Like most of you here, I enjoy some daily racing action on various platforms, the latest of which being EA’s Real Racing 3 for Android. Unlike most PC and console games, I find it rather easy to follow and play during the busiest of days. For those of you not familiar with the game, it features 105 cars and 12 tracks as of January 2015. New features are added by way of monthly updates, and this month’s upgrade was arguably the most surprising yet. As I opened my Nexus 7 to do a couple of laps around Laguna Seca in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, I found myself staring at EA’s newest update, which included a teaser for the upcoming 2017 Porsche Cayman GT4.
While the image itself isn’t very revealing, depicting only part of the sports car’s front end, the description that comes with it suggests Porsche will use the game to unveil the GT4, allowing Real Racing 3 to make its first-ever exclusive reveal. "Participate in the unveiling of a stunning new sports car. Take it on a global press tour, then take one home!," the update says, hinting the Cayman GT4 is already rendered for RR3, with gamers to drive it on RR3’s virtual tracks as soon as the vehicle breaks cover. The "take one home" part obviously refers to having the chance of earning a virtual version of the car for free after completing a series of in-game events.
"Exclusive Worldwide Reveal. A prestigious manufacturer is about to announce a new vehicle... Be the first to take the wheel!," the update goes on to mention, confirming the teaser showcases a global debut. Unless Porsche was secretly working on another Cayman, what we’re looking at is indeed the track-focused GT4.
Unfortunately, there is no word on when the big unveil will take place, but judging by EA’s previous updates for RR3, I expect the in-game GT4 challenge to commence sometime next month. As for the actual car, it could pop up simultaneously with the RR3 reveal, possibly at the Chicago Auto Show in a few weeks, or later at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Either way, keep it locked here for updates. Should the GT4 arrive in RR3 only at first, we’ll be back with a batch of in-game screenshots.
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Give credit to the folks over at Electronic Arts for knowing how to promote a video game.
With the release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted drawing closer and closer, the promotional train is out in full force, making a stop in Paris, France for an impressive supercar parade in and around some of the city’s most famous landmarks.
The video, courtesy of YouTube member alexsmolik, features a plethora of Ferraris, Porsches, Lamborghinis, and even a Ford GT Heritage taking through the streets of Paris while visiting a number of tourist destinations, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysées.
All these cars have also been stickered up with Need For Speed: Most Wanted badges just so the people checking them out know what the whole parade is all about.
Check out the video and watch them exotics take Paris by storm, Need for Speed: Most Wanted style.
Forza 4 already has enough Porsche vehicles to make the heads of even its most ardent fans spin in confusion. But even with all the Porsche bombardment, Turn 10 Studios still believes that you can’t have too many of these virtual German prancers in your video game.
So they did something that, if not expected, can be construed as inevitable: release a Porsche Expansion Pack.
Forza 4’s latest downloadable content will include 20 of the most iconic Porsche models to have met the pavement. The pack dropped on the Xbox LIVE network on May 22, 2012 costing 1,600 MS Points for the opportunity to access 30 new cars and 20 new career events, among other new other features.
Of the 30 that will be available in the pack, we’ve singled out a few of our favorite models: the 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, the 1987 Porsche 959, the 2007 Porsche #80 Flying Lizard 911 GT3-RSR, and the 2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
The pack is everything a Porsche fan could possibly ask for in a video game. If you don’t want to take our word for it, take Turn 10 Studios’, who said in a statement that “this is the kind of news that deserves to be shouted from the rooftops: Porsche is returning to Forza Motorsport.”
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No, we didn’t get the title of the article wrong.
Electronic Arts will actually be giving away a Porsche 911 Carrera S to a very, very lucky gamer. Anybody who bought the limited edition version of Need for Speed: The Run will have the chance to drive the virtual 911 Carrera S in the game. But much more important than that is the fact that EA will actually give one person a real 911 Carrera S. Not a video game version; a real Porsche sports car that you can touch, and more importantly, drive away with.
The contest to win the Porsche sports car is pretty simple. All you need to do is head over to the official Need for Speed: The Run website, navigate your way to the contest page, and follow the simple directions to put your name in the proverbial hat.
Remember to read the terms and conditions because not everybody is eligible to enter the contest - having to be of legal age of your country and needing to have a driver’s license are a few of the conditions stated.
Be sure to read the fine print and if you’re eligible on all ends, then do the sane thing and enter the contest for the chance to win a 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S.
The Need For Speed franchise will be rolling out a new game called ’The Run’ before the holidays and they’re banking on the exclusive appearance of one of the most highly anticipated sports car of the year, the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S for increased sales.
They’re so high on the 911 Carrera S that they even took the time to make an exclusive preview of the sports car for our viewing. As if we needed any more convincing; we’re already scooping up the game when it hits shelves this November.
However, it’s still a cool video to watch, especially since the Porsche supercar is only a few days away from being unveiled to the public. And as an added bonus, if you look more closely at the promo, you’ll notice that the 911 Carrera S isn’t the only Porsche sports car making an appearance. Yep, the 500-horsepower Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 is also running roughshod over America’s highways.
Check out the video and watch the two Porsche monsters that will be part of Need For Speed: The Run.
How is it that a video game trailer can garner so much attention, even for those people who wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between an Xbox 360 and a microwave oven?
Well, if you’re a certifiable gearhead with no interest whatsoever in video games, the answer lies within the trailer itself. A few fleeting snapshots of what is arguably one of the most hotly-anticipated cars of the year: the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S.
For some, the trailer itself has taken a backseat to the shots of the still-to-be-revealed Porsche sports car, which pretty much tells you just how big of a deal this machine is. Heck, we ran a separate post about the trailer and we’re doing another one just because the 911 Carrera S is in it.
The game itself lends certain promise to some pretty action-packed game play, one that involves a cool storyline of racing for your life from San Francisco to New York. But the real prize of this 98-second video are the few times we see the next-generation 911 Carrera S. If you’re not too careful with your eyes, you might even miss it. But if you pay attention, you’ll notice a few elements of the Carrera S that are worth taking notes on, including shots of the 911’s new headlight set-up and what appears to be vents on the rear of the car. The rest of the sneak peaks involve the 911 Carrera S in racing action so that in itself is a monumental task even for the most eagle-eyed viewer.
The good thing about it is that we won’t have to wait too long to see the car in all its glory because it’s set to be revealed at the 2011 IAAs. But if you’re the type with limited amounts of patience, then we suggest you that you watch this video over and over again to get your 2012 911 Carrera S fix.
With automakers downsizing their collection of vehicles and storage space coming at a premium it is no wonder that manufacturers are turning to the functionality of a hatchback. Mercedes Benz has their concept Fascination, Audi has the Shooting Brake and BMW is still toying around with renderings. So it came as no surprise when a member of the BBC’s Top Gear spotted a very strange looking Porsche Cayman test car that was wearing a rather strange looking black covering over the rear haunches.
Speculators suggested that this would be an all new model for the German sports car maker’s lineup; a shooting brake to go along with the new open air roadster. But alas, the truth has surfaced about the modified Cayman’s true nature. It turns out that there was a large metal hatch underneath the canvas tent, but this is no future production model. Instead the Cayman Shooting Brake was specially developed for the virtual world with a starring role in the Forza Motorsport 3 racing videogame.
Just because the Porsche Shooting Brake is destined for Xbox’s instead of highways, it doesn’t mean that an actual production model is impossible. Consider the GT by Citroen; this car existed exclusively in the realm of Gran Turismo before the French automaker even considered an actual full scale working model. These days videogames are an important part of an automaker’s market research, the driving simulators give consumers a chance to familiarize themselves with sometimes unconventional automobiles’ physical and performance characteristics in a fun environment that can end up creating an extraordinary amount of enthusiasm about the new vehicle without ever having to stamp any sheet metal.
Microsoft announced that the 3rd downloadable supplement of its award-winning racing sim on the Xbox 360, the Forza Motorsport 2, will be released tomorrow, March 19th. The March Car Pack includes 13 vehicles from famous manufacturers like Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and Maserati. The pack will be available over Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 MS points or $5.