The Porsche Showdown You’ve Been Waiting For: A 911 Turbo S vs Taycan Turbo S
It’s 2020 and Porsche has two incredible Turbo S models in showrooms. One is the 911 and the other one is the Taycan. They are entirely different cars. While the 911 Turbo Scomes with actual turbochargers, the Taycan is an all-electric car, so the "Turbo S" badge is there just to keep things familiar. But they are the range-topping versions of their respective lineups and both are impressively quick. Porsche’s official ratings put them on par from 0 to 60 mph at 2.6 seconds. But which car is quicker in a quarter-mile race? Let’s find out with CarWow, which recently put together a drag race between the two.
This is How the Porsche 997 GT2 RS Stacks Up Against the 991 GT2 RS
Born from Porsche’s need to homologate its cars for GT2 class racing, the 911 GT2 debuted in 1993, when it was based on the 993-generation 911. A twin-turbo flat-six model since day one, the GT2 was updated to 996 specs in 2001 and then to 997 specs in 2007. In 2010, Porsche came up with an even more aggressive version, the GT2 RS. Rated at 612 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, it was Porsche most powerful car for the 2011 model. A follow up came in 2018 with the 991-generation, this time around with 690 horses and 553 pound-feet of torque on tap. However, the 991 GT2 RS lost the manual transmission. The latter is by far the most impressive GT2 RS built to date, but is it actually much better than the 997 model?
Someone Is Seriously Ballsy Enough to Race a New Porsche 935 At Pikes Peak
Jeff Zwart is a man of many talents: he’s an eight-time Pikes Peak champion who broke quite a few records on the fabled Colorado hill climb course over the years mainly driving Porsches and he’s also a world-renown director having masterminded some famous automotive commercials that you probably were amazed by.
The next thing Zwart plans to do - which will amaze us and surely entertain him - is returning to the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb on August 30th. As ever, his weapon of choice is a Porsche but not just any product of Zuffenhausen. Think special, think very special, think 935-19.
This RX Vision - 918 Mashup Is Proof Mazda and Porsche Should Build a Hypercar Together
It’s easy to get yourself lost in the sea of digital renders popping up these days on the interwebs. With artists becoming more and more visible, we’re constantly bombarded with wannabe futuristic vehicles, modern twists brought to classic cars, or simply all-new concoctions that are never going to see daylight in real life.
Now try to guess where this Mazda RX Vision GT3 - Porsche 918 Spyderhodgepodge fits in.
Matt Farah Exposes The One Thing Wrong With the 2020 Porsche Cayman GT4
Porsche revised the range-topping Cayman GT4 for the 2020 model year with notable performance upgrades. Although the entire Cayman range switched to turbocharged flat-four engines, Porsche kept a flat-six in the GT4. Not only that, but it also replaced the previous 3.8-liter unit with the 4.0-liter flat-six from the 911 GT3.
This engine cranks out an extra 34 horsepower and increases top speed close to 190 mph. Some say that the latest Cayman GT4 is better than the Porsche 911 and Matt Farah seems to agree in his review of the sports car. However, Farah also believes that the Cayman GT4 needs one specific aftermarket upgrade to be perfect.
Big-Wing Porsche 935 Looks Ready to Storm Pikes Peak
Check Out This Awesome Review of a Street-Legal Gunther Werks 993 Porsche 911
Because the Porsche 911 is a very popular car, the market is now packed with tuners that modify the German sports car. Among them, there are a few shops that do older 911s. Gunther Werks is one of them, and its reinterpretation of the 993-generation 911 is impressive, to say the least. And it’s not just a beefed-up 911, but a full-fledged race car that’s road legal.
2021 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman: What’s New?
Taking care of the models in your lineup, upgrading them on a yearly basis or simply applying a nip and tuck every now and then is pretty much like nurturing children.
For the 2021MY, Porsche is making sure the 718 Boxster and Cayman brothers are in top shape to perform in the market but most importantly, on the road, too.
The Porsche 911 Basically Prints Money, and That’s Why Porsche Can Sell the Taycan At a Loss For Now
Back in the 1990s, Porsche 911 sales were so slow that the German carmaker had to develop an SUV, the Cayenne, to return to profitability. Come 2020, and the Porsche 911 is the most profitable car in the world. According to Bloomberg, the 911 accounted for nearly 30 percent of total Porsche earnings in 2019, even though it made up only 11 percent of the company’s sales.
Sorry, Folks, But a Naturally Aspirated Porsche 911 Carrera Isn’t Going to Happen
With the recent return of naturally aspirated engines to the 718 Boxster and Cayman lineup, it has raised the question of whether or not Porsche will offer a turbo-free 911 Carerra. It could, considering its new 4.0-liter engine (currently found in the Cayman GT4, Boxster Spyder, Cayman GTS, and Boxster GTS) would be a good fit in theory, but there’s a lot more to it than that.
The Very Things That Make the Porsche 911 So Iconic Are Also Making It Hard to Go Hybrid
The concept of a hybrid or electric 911 isn’t a new one – Porsche has been working on a 911 hybrid for years. We even discussed whether or not there’s a legitimate case for an electric 911 in mid-2019. After all, the Porsche 718 Cayman is expected to go electric or at least hybrid when the next-gen model launches, so the 911 should be next, right? Well, it’s not exactly that simple as the 911’s general design all but prohibits efficient use of electric components. Let me explain a little further…
Crazy Car for Sale: Center-Drive 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Turned GT3
We have come across some pretty interesting cars for sale these days. Just recently, we covered that custom 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 by Vielside and let’s not forget about the apocalypse-surviving Toyota 4Runner or the R35-power Nissan Juke. And, these are just the tip of the iceberg. This time, we’re here to tell you about a 2008 Porsche Carrera S that has been converted to center drive and fitted with tons of GT3 parts. The real kicker: It is 150-pounds lighter than it was when it rolled off the production line and 75-pounds lighter than a stock 911 GT3.
This Video Is Proof That Safari-Spec Porsche 911s Have a Place In This World
The Porsche 911 is mostly seen doing two things: driven in anger on the race track or cruising city streets or highways with a calm yet appealing flat-six soundtrack. But this iconic sports car can be more than that.
To the folks over at Kelly-Moss, a company building 911-based race cars and road-legal custom builds or restorations, the 911 is also a capable off-road machine. Not the kind that you can climb mountains with, but safari-spec models that you can use to tackle frozen lakes and sandy dunes.
Driving a Porsche 917 Is Exiciting, Especially If You Can Do It On Public Roads
The Porsche 917 marked Porsche’s breakthrough in sports car endurance racing. While well accustomed to victory in some of the world’s most famous races, it wasn’t until the 917 took to the track that Porsche was truly able to have a say in the battle at the front at Le Mans.
The car you see here is almost identical to those that won at La Sarthe and it even wears the legendary Martini & Rossi war paint but, unlike most other 917s, this one can be driven on the open road. If you dare.
Meet the Guntherwerks 400R - a 25-Year-Old Porsche 911 That’s Faster Than Today’s GT3!
Are you bored of resto-modded Porsches? Good, because neither are we and since we’re talking old Porsches that are made to beat whatever Stuttgart’s got on its production lines right now, let’s take a look at the Guntherwerks 400R, namely the production version of a car we first heard about back in 2018.
It’s been improved in many areas since then and now Guntherwerks is ready to begin making this half-a-million-dollar 993 on steroids. You can still probably get one but you gotta act quick - they’ll only be making 25 400Rs.
Check Out This Porsche 356 Outlaw - The First of Its Kind
Once upon a time, it was frowned upon within the Porsche community to even own an ’Outlaw’ Porsche. Purists hated these modified examples that had strayed far from the beaten path but that all changed with people such as Magnus Walker breathing new life into the movement and showing the world just how awesome an Outlaw Porsche could be.
The movement, however, dates back decades and this is probably where it all started: Dean Jeffries’ 356A Carrera, which he thoroughly modified taking design cues from the Mercedes 300 SL. Happily, it doesn’t have butterfly doors!
If This Porsche Cyber 677 Concept Is the Future Porsche 911, We Need a Time Machine
Porsche 911 fans are always given a hard time. Be it because they love a "glorified Beetle" or because "that thing’s been looking the same since the days my grandma was in kindergarten", 911 fans rarely catch a break and it’s all simply because they love a car as anachronic as Stuttgart’s most famous automotive export (sorry Mercedes). But Paul Breshke took it upon himself to change all that and, in doing so, he made the 911 feel novel again. Behold the Porsche Cyber 677 Concept.
The Man Behind the Porsche 911 Has Dreams of Going Smaller, But The Consequences Would be Devastating
Porsche has been building the 911 on the same recipe for more than 50 years now. But even though it retains the layout and the design (for the most part) of the original car, the 911 changes in many ways. Most notably, it’s heavier and more complex. While more technology makes it a better car for the majority, something that the 911 should return to its original simplicity. And Frank-Steffen Walliser, the man behind both the 911 and the 718, is among them and thinks that the 992-gen 911 should have been smaller.
Speaking to the Australian media at the debut of the 992-generation 911 Targa, Walliser said that he wished the 992 was smaller. "Maybe I would do it a little more sporty than the 992 in general, but I have no complaints of this model," he added.
Immerse Yourself in the Heaven That Is the Porsche 919 Hybrid Testing at Spa
Porsche came back to top-level sports car endurance racing in 2014 with the 919 Hybrid, a 900 horsepower beast powered by the combination between a V-4, turbocharged, 2.0-liter engine and an electric generator unit sending power to the front axle. Basically, when the batteries were fully loaded and giving all the power to the front axle, with the traditional engine powering the back axle, the 919 was AWD car but not just any AWD car - one that managed to win Le Mans three times on the trot, doubling that with a trifecta of World Endurance Championship titles.
This Rendering of a 993-Gen Porsche 911 Safari Will Make You Question Your Automotive Beliefs
Old Porsche 911s turned rally cars are not a novelty. We’ve seen a couple of them over the years and all we can say is that our garages wouldn’t mind one. Actually, Porsche built such contraptions in the early 1970s, after it got out of racing in the WRC, and while there are no such plans for the future, here’s a batch of 993-based 911 ’Safari’ renders that might turn into reality should someone crazy enough see them.
2020 Porsche 911 Coupe And Cabrio By TechArt
TechArt’s love affair with Porsche started in 1987 and since then, the German tuner has been churning out all sorts of treatments aimed mostly at the 911 but also at Porsche’s other models, like the Panamera.
The company’s latest work is dedicated to the new 992-gen 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S. It’s also compatible with both the coupé and the cabriolet, offering sound, design, as well as power upgrades. Let’s check it out.