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The Next-Gen Porsche 718 EV Could Be More Powerful than the Current Cayman GTS; Should Arrive in 2023

The Next-Gen Porsche 718 EV Could Be More Powerful than the Current Cayman GTS; Should Arrive in 2023

How does an electric Porsche 718 with Cayman GT4 levels of power sound?

Nobody has officially confirmed that the next-generation 2023 Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster will be electric or even hybrid, but a new report is saying that they could have 400 horsepower, a figure that will put them well ahead of the current Cayman GTS and pretty damn close to the 414-horsepower Cayman GT4.

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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 10/21/2019: The 992-gen Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible was caught testing on public roads again and, while it doesn’t sport that cool red top we saw last time, there are some small changes that tell us this baby is ready to debut. Check out the new pictures and the details in our Spy Shots section below!

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2020 Porsche 911 GT3

2020 Porsche 911 GT3

Will it break from tradition?

The Porsche 911 GT3 has been around since 1999, continuing Stuttgart’s habit of unleashing high-performance spec iterations of its iconic sports car originally started in the ‘70s with the incredible Carrera RS. Now, with the imminent arrival of an all-new 911 (also known as the 992 generation) by the end of 2018, we’ve been waiting for details on the next GT3. Luckily, it looks like we got just that, as our spy photographers snapped a few shots of a possible undercover 992-spec GT3 out and about undergoing some cold weather testing. As such, we drew up a quick speculative review on what to expect.

Update 10/07/2019: The Porsche 911 GT3 has been spotted doing some on-road testing, only this time, it was spotted wearing the touring package. Check out the new 911 GT3 Touring in our spy shots section below.

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Say Hello to the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4 Cabriolet

Say Hello to the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4 Cabriolet

Porsche’s entry-level all-wheel-drive 911s are here

It’s hard to focus on anything else than Frankfurt’s highly-anticipated debuts this year, including the likes of Porsche Taycan and Volkswagen ID. Speaking of Porsche, the carmaker has just unveiled the all-wheel-drive 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4 Cabriolet, so those who’ve been holding out on getting a new 911 because AWD wasn’t on the table might as well start calling their accountants.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Porsche Macan

Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Porsche Macan

The Porsche Macan took another 911-inspired update for 2019, ushering in a mid-cycle facelift worthy of the brand name. The front end received heavy revisions, including updated corner vents and an updated grille. The daytime running lights were even lowered too, a move that somehow makes the front end sportier than before. Those quad LED headlights come standard on all models while the new apron is more aggressive than before – a nice touch to say the least. The rear end even took on a new diffuser-like element, if that’s what you would call this better-side-of-bland fascia insert. The interior even took new updates, including a larger infotainment screen and a new steering wheel, while the chassis even saw some updates for better driving dynamics. In the end, the 2019 Macan is a gorgeous piece of German engineering, so we decided to make it our wallpaper of the day. We’ve included a pretty awesome hand-picked example below, but we also have a sizable gallery that’s free for the taking as well. Go ahead and knock yourself out!

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The Next-Gen Porsche 718 Cayman Might be All-Electric - Could This Lead to an Electric Toyota MR2 Spinoff?

The Next-Gen Porsche 718 Cayman Might be All-Electric - Could This Lead to an Electric Toyota MR2 Spinoff?

A Porsche-Toyota partnership is looking more feasible than ever

Thanks to a recent report, we’ve learned that Porsche is considering making the next-gen 718 Cayman an all-electric sports car. In fact, it’s currently the “favored option within the company,” even though a final decision has yet to be made. The heavy brass at Porsche will make that decision within the next 12 months, so the 718 could end up being Porsche’s second all-electric car. This got me to thinking about the news last month that Tetsuya Tada, the Chief Engineer of the Toyota Supra, was very adamant about working with Porsche for its next sports car – the one that would serve as the final piece to the puzzle that is the three brothers, and the car that could revive the MR2 moniker.

Oddly enough, this falls right in line with one of my predictions for potential partnership between Toyota and Porsche. Well, sort of.

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The 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo is Mean as Hell With a Cayenne Heart

The 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo is Mean as Hell With a Cayenne Heart

Smaller engine, bigger power. It’s also the quickest Macan yet!

Having updated the first-generation Macan after five years on the market, Porsche unveiled a revised version of the Turbo model for the 2020 model year. The refreshed Turbo remains heavily based on the regular Macan, but Porsche made big changes under the hood, replacing the old 3.6-liter V-6 with a smaller 2.9-liter unit. While it’s not the most powerful Macan ever produced, it’s definitely the quickest. Let’s find out why.

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$375,000 Could Get You This Porsche 911 Carrera Safari

$375,000 Could Get You This Porsche 911 Carrera Safari

That used to be, in fact, a 1984 911 Carrera 3.2

We don’t know about you, but we have a thing for old Porches. For some weird reason, our hearts skip a beat whenever one of these gracious sports cars comes in sight. Hell, we’ve been spending enough hours as it is playing Need For Speed - just to get a fill, albeit digital, of what’s it like to hone a classic Porsche through a scenery meant to recreate the Côte d’Azur. That’s the same reason we would be willing to sell a lung and a kidney just to get our hands on this 1984 911 Carrera 3.2 that’s been turned into a sort of safari car. Yes, safari car. Read on.

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1939 Porsche Type 64

1939 Porsche Type 64

The oldest surviving Porsche in the whole world

The 1939 Porsche Type 64 is the first automobile to carry the iconic "Porsche" script. Based on the Volkswagen Beetle, also developed by Ferdinand Porsche, the Type 64 is the oldest surviving Porsche. The coupé was developed in a time when Porsche offered vehicle development work and consulting, but wasn’t building cars under its own name. The Type 64 debuted almost 10 years before Porsche launched its first official car, the 356.

80 years later and the Type 64 went under the hammer at a public auction for the very first time. Despite its age and the many owners it had, the Type 64 is as original as it was in day one. It doesn’t look as pristine as some classic cars do, but that’s because its previous owners went with sympathetic restorations that preserved its aged finish and unique patina of its silver paint. How much did it change hands for? Well, it remained unsold, mostly because RM Sotheby’s auction didn’t go as planned. But the we know that the coupe is estimated to worth at least $20 million.

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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

The most radical Cayman to date breaks cover with more than 400 horsepower

The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is the highest performance version of the 982-generation Cayman. An upgrade to the GT4 model from 2016, the 718 GT4 is the quickest and most potent Cayman ever built. And surprisingly enough, it still features a naturally aspirated flat-six engine, whereas all other Caymans have turbocharged power.

Originally rumored to arrive with an "RS" badge, the beefed-up Cayman carries over with the simpler GT4 nameplate. Unveiled alongside the 718 Boxster Spyder, the new 718 Cayman GT4 is significantly more potent than its predecessor, and it’s the first Cayman to develop more than 400 horsepower. Find out more about that in the review below.

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2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder

2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder

The 2020 Boxster Spyder remains naturally aspirated, packs more than 400 horsepower

The 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder is the range-topping version of the 982-generation Boxster. Based on a sports car introduced in 2016, the 2020 Boxster Spyder is the first to wear a "718" badge. Launched alongside the 718 Cayman GT4, its coupe counterpart, the Boxster Spyder features the largest and most powerful engine ever fitted into Porsche’s entry-level model.

The Boxster Spyder, inspired by the 718 race car from the 1950s, came to life in 2009 and returned for the 2016 model year. For 2019, the Spyder remains a limited-edition model that will probably earn collectible status in the near future. But does it have what it takes to compete with other similar sports cars, especially given its expensive price tag? Let’s find out in the review below.

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2020 Porsche 718 GT4 and 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder Quirks and Features

2020 Porsche 718 GT4 and 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder Quirks and Features

The new 718 Cayman GT4 and the 718 Spyder could be the most appealing Porsche sports cars on sale right now

While quicker and more responsive than ever, the latest line of Porsche 718 cars received a mixed response from Porsche enthusiasts and owners. Integration of four-cylinder engines completely changed the nature of them, but Porsche is trying to save what it can by the introduction of the new generation Porsche 718 GT4. This one, unlike lesser models, gains an all-new 4.0-liter, flat-six with more than 400 horsepower on tap and a manual transmission. It is, by far, the most alluring 718 that ever appeared and, to some, the most appealing Porsche of the new generation. I will give you here the most essential quirks and features about it.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 VS 2016 Cayman GT4

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 VS 2016 Cayman GT4

Right, we know this is what you were secretly waiting for. Now that the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is out of the bag a side-by-side photo comparison with the model it replaces is definitely a must. The list of differences between the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 and the 2020 718 Cayman GT4 is quite hefty and very significant, in the sense that although we are looking at the same scalpel-sharp track tool, the new Cayman GT4 packs a naturally-aspirated 4-liter boxer-six and more oomph. That being said, it’s time to feast your eyes with these sizzling hot wallpapers. You’re welcome.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

If you are anything like us, then we’re expecting your devices - laptop, phone, or tablet - to feature a cool photo of a car? Why is that? Because in the year 2019, our childhood posters have been transferred to our personal (digital) items, which means your friends will also see it and as far as we’re concerned, you must make an impression. In the wake of Porsche’s big reveal of the track-ready 2020 718 Cayman GT4, we thought a selection of proper wallpapers would make a porscheist’s day. Heck, looking at how rad these shots are, they’ll definitely make everyone’s day, Porsche fan or not. So without further ado, be our guest and download any of these gems you like. We know, making a choice is tougher than you think, right?

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Porsche 718 Spyder Debuts with Flat-Six Engine and Sub-$100K Price

Porsche 718 Spyder Debuts with Flat-Six Engine and Sub-$100K Price

What happened to the turbo flat-four?

It’s been three years since Porsche redesigned the Boxster and we’re finally witnessing the return of the iconic Spyder model. First introduced in 2009 and relaunched in 2015, the Boxster returns wearing the iconic "718" badge, which makes it the first car to wear the full name of its spiritual predecessor, the 718 Spyder of the 1960s. Just like the previous Boxster Spyder, the new sports car features a flat-six engine, as surprising choice given that the current 718 Boxster is a turbo, flat-four-only vehicle.

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The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has a new 414 horsepower 4.0-liter boxer-six

The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has a new 414 horsepower 4.0-liter boxer-six

The track-focused 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman is here and it’s awesome

Porsche’s press blurbs are usually more about a car’s technical prowess, the engineering behind it, and yet, for the new 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, the tone is a bit different. The automaker is trying to emphasize the fact that the new GT4 stirs your emotions and that the experience of driving it is joy, most of which is derived from the flat-six engine that powers it..

This is a significant difference to all other models in the 718 lineup, all of which are now powered by new turbocharged four-cylinder horizontally-opposed engines and the consensus is they don’t really sound especially exciting. That’s where this new 718 GT4 comes in as it not only brings back the evocative six-pot soundtrack, but it offers it in a more hardcore, track-focused package that will appeal to real enthusiasts.

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Porsche 911 Speedster Quirks and Features

Porsche 911 Speedster Quirks and Features

Astonishing Porsche 911 Speedster Is $184,000 More Expensive Than the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera

Teased in one way or another for the last two years, the Porsche 911 Speedster finally showcased its gorgeous body at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Revealed in red, the glorious 911 celebrates the 70th anniversary of the production of rear-engine sports cars, and it is the most extreme representation of philosophy once started with the fantastic 356. With such an important job to do and an incredible heritage to justify, the new Porsche 911 Speedster - the ninth Speedster overall - is the best the 991.2 generation can possibly offer.

For that matter, Porsche garnished it with the latest technology and epic throwback easter eggs that elevate the 911 Speedster unique qualities. This is the list of the most unusual Porsche 911 Speedster’s quirks and features.

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2020 Porsche 911 Speedster

2020 Porsche 911 Speedster

The Speedster returns after nine years!

The 2020 Porsche 911 Speedster is a limited-edition version of the 991-generation 911. Based on the 991.2 model discontinued in 2019, the 2020 911 Speedster is the last iteration of the eight-year-old sports car. It’s also the first Speedster since 2010, when Porsche sold a limited-edition model of 356 units based on the 997-generation 911.

Previewed by a couple of concept cars used to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary of building sports cars, the 2020 911 Speedster is actually very similar to the show cars. But unlike its predecessors, it’s based on the track-ready 911 GT3 and generates in excess of 500 horsepower. As a result, it’s also the first Speedster developed by the Porsche Motorsport division. It also comes with a Heritage Design package that adds unique features inspired by vintage Porsche race cars, as well as a premium timepiece.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche Macan S

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche Macan S

Even the baby Porsche SUV needs some love

The Macan might be a small Porsche SUV but it still shares at least small amount of Porsche 911 DNA. For 2020, Porsche has completed its mid-cycle update to the Macan lineup by introducing the latest styling over to the Macan S. Of course, not a lot changed on the outside, but the S now comes with some extra power and a little less weight – two things anyone can get behind. Along with the release of the new Macan S, we managed to get our hands on a nice allotment of fresh wallpapers, so we figured we should give it some on-screen love and feature the new Macan S as our wallpaper for the day. We’ve showcased our favorite wall paper down below but have also attached a gallery to the bottom of this page with other great shots of the 2020 Porsche Macan S.

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2020 Porsche Macan S

2020 Porsche Macan S

More power, new features

The company’s smallest crossover yet, the Porsche Macan arrived in 2014 and slotted under the highly popular Cayenne. After four years on the market, the compact SUV was updated to mid-cycle specifications. The Macan S is very similar to the base model we saw hit the spotlight earlier in 2018 on the outside. It’s identical inside the cabin as well save for the trim-specific features. However, it’s a different story under the hood, as the "S" badge comes in tow with a larger, 3.0-liter V-6. What’s more, while the four-banger lost a few horses with the facelift, the V-6 delivers a bit more power and torque.

Update 03/14/2019: We’ve updated this review with fresh images of the 2019 Porsche Macan S that we took during the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Check them out in the gallery at the bottom of this page!

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2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

High performance with infinite headroom!

The 2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet is the drop-top version of the eighth-generation 911. 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 a base model and AWD variants were added throughout 2019. The new drop-top also comes with a newly designed soft-top that is lighter and folds much quicker than its predecessor.

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