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2019 Porsche 911 992 by Techart

2019 Porsche 911 992 by Techart

Prepare to shell out for one of the most comprehensive tuning kits you’ll see for the new Porsche 911 992

There’s a rule of thought that a lot of tuners abide. You don’t work on a tuning program for a Porsche 911 unless you know what you’re doing. There are a handful of tuners out there that are regarded as being some of the best Porsche tuners in the business. TechArt is one of them. The German tuner has built and developed programs for a lot of Porsche models. It has an impeccable reputation, earned from years of building some of the best kits you can buy for your beloved Porsches. It just so happens that TechArt has a new program to offer, one for the all-new, 992-generation Porsche 911. In keeping with its stature, TechArt’s new kit is loaded in all departments. From exterior changes to engine upgrades, the German tuner covered all its bases, and the result is a tuning program that owners of the new 911 992 should seriously consider getting. Don’t take it from us; check out the program and see for yourselves.

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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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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T

Base Carrera with GTS features, inspired by the original 911T

The Porsche 911 has gone through some big changes in the last couple of years, with the most important being Porsche’s decision to replace all naturally aspirated engines with turbocharged counterparts. While this was rather disappointing to some die-hard fans, it brought enhanced performance and fuel economy across the entire lineup. Porsche also revived the GT2 nameplate after a long absence and created the 911 R, essentially a limited-edition, wingless version of the GT3 for purists. Come 2017 and the German firm is offering yet another model aimed at purists and 911 Classic enthusiasts, but this time around is a significantly more affordable package. It’s called the 911 Carrera T and slots between the base Carrera and the GTS.

Inspired by the 911T, the company’s entry-level 911 between 1967 and 1973, the Carrera T is essentially a base Carrera with features taken off the more performance-oriented GTS. Fitted with a unique design elements inside and out, the Carrera T is also the first Carrera to get full bucket seats and rear-axle steering. The Carrera T is also lighter than the standard model, which makes it the lightest 911 available outside the GT3 and GT2 range. The added features and the lighter curb weight also makes it a tad quicker than the entry-level Carrera, placing it just below the Carrera S model in terms of performance. So while it’s not the least powerful and most affordable 911, as the 911T was back in the late 1960s, it’s a solid proposition for customers who want a no-nonsense Carrera but also desire access to the performance-enhancing features usually offered with the GTS model.

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2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition

Your chance to own a piece of Le Mans history!

The 911 Carrera GTS was first introduced in 2011 as a new mid-level version of the sports car placed above the regular Carrera and below the GT3. Equipped with a beefed-up, naturally aspirated engine, and a wider track, the GTS quickly became a favorite among 911 enthusiasts looking for a driver’s non-turbo Porsche. The GTS was redesigned in 2014 for the 991-generation 911 and updated again in 2015 when it ditches the naturally aspirated flat-six for a twin-turbo 3.0-liter unit. Come 2017, and Porsche used the GTS to launch the British Legends Edition, a 911 that pays tribute to the company’s success at Le Mans.

Designed around the 911 Carrera 4 GTS, the British Legends Edition is dedicated to three British drivers that won the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Developed by Porsche Cars Great Britain and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, this limited-edition GTS comes in three forms, each dedicated to race drivers Richard Attwood, Derek Bell and Nick Tandy, who each took wins at Le Mans for the factory Porsche team in 1970, 1982 and 2015, respectively. For each driver there is a unique coupe identified by the number of their winning Porsche racing car and its color scheme incorporated into the livery. Let’s have a closer look at them below.

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1981 Porsche 924 GTR

1981 Porsche 924 GTR

The ultimate 924, up for sale

Back in the Porsche 924mid-’70s, Volkswagen contracted Porsche to develop a car based on parts already available from Volkswagen. As the project came closer to completion, Volkswagen canceled it, blaming certain financial setbacks as the reason. Ultimately, Porsche bought the rights to the design and produced the car now known as the 924. Over the years, the 924 spawned a number of different variants, such as the 924 Carrera GT and the 924 GTS, but neither were as potent (or as rare) as the 924 GTR. Only 17 examples of the GTR were built, with more than half of them racing or qualifying at Le Mans. Other models were raced in Europe, the U.S., and Japan, but there was one example of the GTR that was practically unaccounted for on the race track, and that’s the example you see in the pictures here.

The 924 GTR was derived from Porsche’s factory development strategies and featured a number of enhancements over other 924 models. One of the first things Porsche did was enlarge the intercooler and move it to the front of the vehicle – leading to the need for a much taller front fascia with a huge air dam. Furthermore, there was a special suspension system, performance brake system, some serious engine modifications, and a roll cage to help keep the driver safe should it go belly up during an unfortunate incident on the track. We’ll talk more about that a little later, so keep reading to learn more.

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2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition

Paying tribute to Porsche’s 17 wins at Le Mans

The latest-generation Porsche 911 was launched in 2011. Codenamed 991, it replaced the 997 and gained an entirely new platform, only the third since the original 911 was introduced in 1963. Much like its predecessor, it has an evolutionary exterior design and a restyled interior with finer materials and sporty accents. Both the naturally aspirated 3.4-liter and the turbocharged 3.8-liter were upgraded for more power. In 2016, the entire lineup was updated to 991.2 specs. The facelift’s biggest changes is the new twin-turbo, 3.0-liter flat-six engines in the Carrera and Carrera S models. In short, the 991.2 marked the end of the naturally aspirated 911 outside the track-prepped GT3 model.

With the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans right around the corner, Porsche has released the 911 Endurance Racing Edition. Based on the current Carrera S, it comes with extra features inside and out, a Sport Chrono package, and a special livery that pays tribute to the race-spec Porsche 919 Hybrid. Unveiled at the Circuit de la Sarthe before the big endurance race, the special-edition 911 pays homage to the company’s success on the race track and the record 17 victories at Le mans.

The sports car is available to order as we speak, but only in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Pricing is a bit steep compared to the standard Carrera S, but Le Mans enthusiasts will probably be more than happy to pay the premium for a piece of Porsche history. Find out more about it below.

Updated 07/13/2016: Porsche dropped a new video featuring Jeff Zwart behind the wheel of a 911 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition at the 2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed. Hit "play" to watch him explaining his 50-year passion for Porsche.

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2017 Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Targa

2017 Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Targa

Update brings GT3-inspired visuals and a turbocharged engine

The

991

generation Porsche 911 was launched in 2011 as a replacement for the 997-gen model, which was produced between 2004 and 2012. Unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, it features an entirely new platform, only the third since the original 911 came to be in 1963. It’s also the first all-new 911 platform since 1999. Major changes compared to the previous version include a longer wheelbase, a new transaxle, and lighter aluminum and composite materials. As always, the exterior design remained evolutionary, borrowing cues from previous generations. The Targa variant returned in January 2014 and by the end of 2015, Porsche launched several models, including the track-oriented GTS.

With the entire 911 lineup set to receive its mid-cycle facelift by the end of 2016, the German brand is preparing to launch the 991.2-gen GTS Targa. The updated sports car was recently tested on the Nurburgring track and our paparazzi were at the right place at the right time to take a few snaps. Fortunately, there’s not an inch of camouflage obscuring the test car, so we can have a close look at the upcoming GTS Targa.

Much like other 991.2-gen models, visual modifications are far from dramatic. However, more significant changes are expected to occur under the hood, including a switch to forced induction and notably more output. Find out more about that in our speculative review.

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2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S by McChip

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S by McChip

Modest upgrades for a modest price

The current Porsche 911 received its first official facelift in 2015 when the 991.2 was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 991.2 received a handful of updates, the most notable of which was Porsche’s decision to drop the naturally aspirated engines in favor of a turbocharged version that came with modified compressor wheels, a specific exhaust system, and a revised engine management system. Needless to say, the updated 911 immediately became the apple of the eye of aftermarket companies.

One tuner that has taken a particular interest in the updated 911 Carrera S is McChip, the same tuning company that has developed programs for BMW, Audi, and Porsche sports cars. The obvious popularity of the new 911 made it a no-brainer for McChip to develop this kit, which puts on enough power to compete against similarly tuned versions of the BMW M4.

Granted, it’s not the most powerful upgrade in the market for the 911 Carrera S, but it still packs enough punch to be taken seriously. Plus, it’s cheap as heck, and ultimately, that’s the kind of thing that can trump whatever perceived misgivings customers may have for the program.

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1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR

One of only 15 special-edition RSRs built for Roger Penske

In October 1973, twelve of the top drivers in the world were invited to compete in IROC, the International Race of Champions, an event penned by the legendary Roger Penske. The drivers were selected from the four major racing series at the time, Formula One, NASCAR, SCCA, and USAC, and included names such as Mark Donohue, George Follmer, A.J. Foyt, Richard Petty, and Bobby Unser. All were to drive the same car, as the goal of the event was to reduce variables such as the vehicle and its modifications and to put emphasis on the skill and race strategies for the drivers. Penske’s vehicle of choice was the Porsche 911 RSR.

Based on the RS 3.0 road car, the RSR had a wide body that allowed for Fuchs wheels shod in fat tires and a large, fiberglass whaletail instead of the ducktail seen on the stock models. The 3.0-liter engine was tweaked to deliver 315 horsepower instead of 231, but the standard five-speed transmission was preferred to the close-ratio units used on the racing versions. Only 15 were built and unleashed in a series of four races held at Riverside Raceway and Daytona Speedway in 1973 and 1974. The championship was won by Mark Donohue, who scored a $54,000 prize, the equivalent of nearly $300,000 today.

Most IROC-spec Porsches were sold following their service in the IROC series, including this bright yellow example that has spent its recent years in Jerry Seinfeld’s collection. A fervent collector of Porsche-badged vehicles, the actor decided to part with this rare IROC racer, which was auctioned off for more than $2 million by Gooding & Company on March 11th, 2016.

Updated 03/14/2016: Jerry Seinfeld sold his Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR at the 2016 Amelia Island Auction for the amazing price of $2.31 million.

Note: All images copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company

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2017 Porsche 911 Carrera By Porsche Exclusive

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera By Porsche Exclusive

The facelifted 911 is set to be put on sale in the next few months, and with it comes just mild updates to the interior and exterior. The real updates took place behind the metal, with changes made to the chassis, upgraded technology, improved dynamics, and even rear-axle steering. The most prominent of all changes, however, comes in the form of forced air induction – a first for the Carrera.

Porsche’s motto is “individuality straight from the factory,” and that motto has been reinforced by Porsche Exclusive since 1986. As Ferry Porsche put it: “We believe in quality, not quantity when it comes to building cars,” and as you can see from these new 911 Carrera models created by Porsche Exclusive, that is taken very seriously.

Granted, you can’t get your hands on one of the new Carrera’s yet, but that might be a good thing if you’re planning on asking Porsche Exclusive to customize it for you. These models created by Porsche Exclusive symbolize at least some of the options you’ll be able to choose when you go through the order catalog. That said, let’s take a look at why these Porsche Exclusive Carreras are so special, and why it is worth the wait to let Porsche Exclusive customize your next Carrera.

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1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera

1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera

Porsche did not invent turbocharging. It didn’t even make the first production car with a rear-mounted air-cooled turbocharged flat-six; that honor goes to the Chevrolet Corvair. But while many of the early cars that used turbocharges had them as a substitute for a bigger engine (something that is currently happening again), the Type 930 911 was given a turbocharger in order to turn what was already a very fast and capable car into something even faster. It wasn’t a replacement for displacement, it was in addition to displacement. The 930 took turbocharging to a new level of performance for road cars, one that would go unmatched for nearly a decade.

The 930 is the only turbocharged 911 model to have a number designation that is different from the rest of the generation that it is based off of, as it was seen at the time as being such a radically different product. And it must have been especially impressive to those who first saw this particular 930, as this is would be one of the first 930s imported to America. U.S.-market 930s are also the only turbos in 911 history to have been badged as a "Turbo Carrera", making it that little bit more special.

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2011 Porsche 911 Carrera S by Porsche Tequipment

2011 Porsche 911 Carrera S by Porsche Tequipment

For 20 years now, Porsche’s Tequipment program has earned its keep as the official go-to retrofitter of pre-owned Porsche models. This program has been doing this since 1995, and to commemorate this anniversary, Tequipment is partaking in a project to restore a used 2011 Porsche Carrera S back to look brand-spankin’ new, complete with some of the new digs and accessories being offered by the program.

The restoration of the Carrera S actually goes beyond showcasing the Tequipment brand. It’s also meant to highlight the breadth of the accessories program and its capacity to handle any retrofitting task for all Porsche models. In this particular instance, the 2011 Carrera S was completely overhauled to make it more modern and up-to-date.

In a lot of ways, Tequipment’s true strength lies in its ability to take an older Porsche model and overhaul its exterior, interior, and engine so that it doesn’t get left behind by the steady advancements in automotive technology. Whether it’s adding carbon fiber on the body or dressing up the steering wheel in Alcantara, Porsche Tequipment is brimming with new components that can be added into the car.

Porsche Equipment is an available program in any Porsche center all over the world.
To date, there are 86 of these centers in Germany alone and 811 all over the world. So wherever you are in this planet of ours, as long as there’s a Porsche center near you, the Tequipment program is also close by, as it has been for the past 20 years.

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2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

The updated Porsche 911 family is finally coming together. Fresh off the release of the 2017 911 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the fine folks from Stuttgart wasted little time pulling the covers off the Carrera 4 and Targa 4 variants of its most iconic model. Both sports cars are expected to make their official debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, but luckily, we still get an early look at the next line of Porsche 911s slated to hit showrooms in 2016.

Thought it carries a similar design to the new 911, the Carrera 4 has its own unique features, the most obvious being an AWD system hooked up to its new turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six engine. Additionally, the Carrera 4 gets a spate of new goodies, including a unique taillight section, and an updated infotainment system that brings the sports car’s connectivity to a whole new level.

The new 911 Carrera 4 will be available in the U.S. beginning April, 2016.

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2015 Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe

2015 Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe

The first official Porsche Club of America meeting was organized by founding member and commercial artist Bill Sholar in September of 1955 in Washington D.C. Unofficially called “the gripe group,” the club agreed to have its first official meeting at a local spot called Blackie’s House of Beef. Thirteen prospective members rolled into Blackie’s parking lot, but one was asked to leave because he was driving a Volkswagen. Fast-forward 60 years, and the PCA now has 140 local regions in the U.S and Canada and boasts well over 100,000 members, making it the largest single-make car club in the entire world. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by Porsche, and in recognition of the PCA’s continuing loyalty, Porsche has introduced the extremely blue 911 GTS Club Coupe at its brand new U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

It’s the spiritual successor to the 997-based 911 Club Coupe introduced back in 2005 to honor the club’s 50th anniversary, but this time it’s based on the swifter, sportier Carrera GTS. It uses the same 430-horsepower engine as the Carrera GTS, but has several visual upgrades, some more obvious than others, which I’ll get to shortly.

Only 60 examples of this very special GTS Club Coupe will be built and all are destined for North American shores. PCA members will have first dibs to buy 59 of them through a lottery, while the remaining example will be given away to one lucky PCA member in a contest, the details of which are forthcoming.

Updated 10/05/2015: Five lucky owners - members of the Porsche Club of America had the chance to take delivery of their five brand new GTS Club Coupe directly from the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen. Take a look at the delivery event in this new video!

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2016 Porsche 911 Convertible

2016 Porsche 911 Convertible

Just ahead of its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt International Auto Show, Porsche has dropped details on the latest mid-cycle refresh for the drop-top 911, and it comes with a few new exterior styling tweaks, the latest infotainment and driver’s aides, and most notably, a smaller, turbocharged engine.

It appears as though Porsche is moving to widen the appeal of the 911 Convertible, which makes sense given the automaker’s lineup of hardcore, track-oriented models. However, purists will still inevitably complain about the boosted cabriolet’s engine, despite it bringing more power and greater efficiency.

The car is even quicker, with performance figures seeing improvements across the board and new standard features that enhance its race-inspired capabilities even further.

Porsche says the car blends “performance and everyday usability,” a combination the brand is well established for delivering.

Updated 09/28/2015: We’ve added a series of new photos we took at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Find them in the "Pictures" tab.

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2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition

Porsche unveiled the first GTS version of the 911 Carrera in 2010. That’s might not be long enough to consider the 911 GTS a classic, but the GTS moniker is an important part of the brand’s heritage, as it harkens back to the 904 GTS race car of the mid-1960s. Designed to bridge the gap between the 911 Carrera and the track-ready GT3, the 911 GTS quickly made a name for itself as a purist’s car by ways of a more powerful, naturally aspirated flat-six and various special features inside and out.

Discontinued in 2010, after only two years on the market, the GTS didn’t return when Porsche launched the 991-generation 911. Its comeback took place in 2014, when it received a 430-horsepower engine and a racier look. However, the arrival of the 991.2 facelift, which replaced the Carrera’s all-motors with a turbocharged units, made the GTS’ future rather uncertain. No longer available on the company’s North American website, the GTS will either go turbo or disappear altogether.

But while Porsche has yet to say what fate awaits the GTS, it did launch a special-edition model for the 2015 Rennsport Reunion V. Meet the GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition, probably the last naturally aspirated GTS sold in the U.S.

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2017 Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS

2017 Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS

While the GTS moniker used to be reserved for only a handful of Porsche sports cars in the past, starting with the mid-2000s it began to transform into a trim level. So it happens that, aside from the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder and the 2015 Porsche Macan, every modern Porsche has a GTS version now.

In the 911 lineup, the GTS models had the same engine as the standard Carrera S, but with the normally optional power package fitted in standard, giving them 30 horsepower extra. Now that both the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera and the Carrera S facelifts have switched to a turbocharged, 3.0-liter, flat-six, the 911 GTS 991.2 is more than likely to jump on the same bandwagon. If the same strategy as the one used on the pre-facelift model is kept, the new GTS will probably deliver approximately 450 horsepower, which, along with the massive torque increase, should make it almost as fast as the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 in a straight line.

Naturally, a new powerplant won’t be the only difference between the 991 GTS and the 991.2 GTS, which is why I decided to speculate further in the following review. The model should be only a couple of months away from its official unveiling, and a non-camouflaged prototype has already been spotted on the Nurburgring.

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1993 - 1998 Porsche 911 (993)

1993 - 1998 Porsche 911 (993)

The last of the air-cooled Porsches, the 993 generation of the iconic 911 is seen by some hardcore Porsche purists as the last truly great model in its long lineage, despite the fact that in terms of performance, comfort and safety it has been obviously surpassed by all subsequent generations. Launched at the end of 1993, it was the third all-new 911 in the history of the Zuffenhausen sports car maker, albeit it did feature some carryover parts from the 964 generation.

Penned by Tony Hatter, who is still working at Porsche and recently penned the second-generation Cayman, the 911 (993) brought an air of modernism at the German carmaker, especially when seen from the rear. Featuring wider wheel arches but a much more subdued and somewhat slippery overall look, the model was still very much part of the classic 911 lineage in terms of styling, although sprinkled with many contemporary design motifs. It was under the body shell where most of the novelties resided, with the model featuring a revised flat-six engine lineup and an entirely new suspension that worked to reduce much of the snap-oversteer tendencies of its predecessors.

Built over a span of just under five years, the 993 family featured three body styles, two types of traction and at least six official engine variants. The base model, christened 911 Carrera Coupe, was equipped with an evolution of the 3.6-liter, boxer engine from the 911 (964), first offering 272 horsepower and then 285 horsepower after Porsche upgraded its induction system to VarioRam in 1995. The most powerful variant of this flat-six was found in the hardcore GT2 and the 911 Turbo S, which came with a more-than-satisfying 450 horsepower.

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1995 - 1996 Porsche 911 Carerra RS (993)

1995 - 1996 Porsche 911 Carerra RS (993)

No water cooling and analog everything; that was the beauty of the Porsche 911 Carerra RS (993)

It’s been over 15 years since Porsche started selling 911 with radiators, but now, perhaps more than ever, the simple, mechanical nature of pre-996, air-cooled 911s is more desirable than ever. In world of sports cars with numb electro-hydraulic steering racks, hybrid drivetrains and idiot-proof chassis management systems, an old 911 offers a purity of purpose that’s extremely desirable and increasingly hard to find in a new car.

The 993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 is arguably the logical and ultimate conclusion of this philosophy. We automotive journalists like to throw around the term “racecar for the road,” but in this case, it’s justified. A direct ancestor of modern RS Porsches, the Euro market-only Carrera RS 3.8 is based on the Carrera Cup competition car and was built as a homologation special to allow the enlarged 3.8-liter engine to be fitted to the 911 RSR racers competing throughout Europe in the late 1990s.

This is no boulevard cruiser. Porsche engineers put the Carrera RS 3.8 on a ruthless crash diet by removing the headliner, electric windows, electric mirrors, central locking, intermittent windshield wipers, radio speakers, power-adjustable seats, rear defroster, airbags and sound insulation. By comparison, it makes the amenities available for modern GT3s and GT3 RSs look like a Maybach. It’s a car for driving for the sake of driving.

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2014 Porsche 911 Carrera NSW Police Car

2014 Porsche 911 Carrera NSW Police Car

When it comes to police cars, Dubai is by far the city with the coolest fleet of paddy wagons. The local police department is packed with vehicles such as the Aston Martin One-77, Brabus G63 AMG, Lamborghini Aventador and the Ferrari FF. Definitely not a city in which you would want to break the law or attempt to evade the boys in blue. But Dubai isn’t the only municipality patrolled by sports cars or insanely-fast sedans. Italy has a police-spec Lambo Huracan, and the Brits use a Lotus Evora S and a McLaren 12C.

Australia, who has its own cool police cruiser in the Holden Commodore-based HSV GTS, has just received a brand-new toy in the form of a Porsche 911 Carrera. Provided by the company’s Australian arm as part of a partnership with the New South Wales Police Force, the German sports car won’t be used for highway duties, as its performance numbers might indicate. Instead, it will be used to raise awareness among younger drivers and as a show car during various events. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s a shame this gorgeous sports car won’t get some proper highway action.

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2015 Porsche 991 Carrera GTS

2015 Porsche 991 Carrera GTS

Porsche unveiled the first GTS version of the 911 Carrera sports car in 2010. Based on the 997-generation Carrera, the GTS slotted between the regular Carrera models and the track-ready GT3 in terms of output, being launched with an upgraded 3.8-liter flat-six engine that cranked out 408 horsepower. Initially a rear-wheel-drive model only, the GTS gained an AWD version in 2011. The model was discontinued in 2012, when the 997-generation 911 was replaced by the 991. As we move towards the 2015 model year, the GTS returns to bridge the same gap in the 911 range.

Now in its second generation, the GTS borrows the familiar styling cues of the current 911 and the same 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine motivating the Carrera models. The GTS stands out in a pack of regular Carreras thanks to its specific exterior features, which include flared rear wheel arches, unique wheels, smoked headlamps, and an uprated powerplant. Output sits at 430 ponies, making the GTS the second most powerful naturally aspirated 911 after the GT3. Unlike the GT3, however, you can get the GTS with three pedals.

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