2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Porsche has a history of making absurd vehicles, but this might take the cake – at least for now. It’s the new 2019 Cayenne Turbo and it packs 550 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged V-8 that turns all four wheels while four-wheel steering and active aero bodywork scramble to keep it pointing straight. Think of it as the playboy’s version of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
Porsche pulled the covers off the new high-powered SUV at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to a crowd of gleeful onlookers. No doubt people fawn on whatever Porsche attaches its crest too, including tall SUVs and four-door sedans with a hybrid powertrain. Granted, the German automaker generally knows how to screw a vehicle together, but Porsche has certainly been carving out new territory over the last 17 years. As for the new Cayenne Turbo, well, it’s muy caliente, so keep reading for the juicy details. You’ll find it includes rear-wheel steering, a new three-chamber air suspension, and a 48-volt electronic roll stabilization system.
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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package
Say what you will about Porsche’s tendency to get a little carried away with its niche variants for the 911, but credit should be heaped on the company for being aware of what customers want. Take the Porsche 911 GT3 for example. By every sports car metric, the 911 GT3 is a shining example of the best of Stuttgart engineering. The only problem with it is that it’s far from being the most understated 911 in the market, no thanks to its attention-grabbing aero bits. Then there’s the 911 R, the answer to prayers coming from Porsche purists who were crossing their fingers for a manual transmission 911. The 911 R was the answer to those prayers, except it was limited to just 991 units. Enter then the Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package. Think of it as the love child between the 911 GT3 and the 911 R, carrying elements from both models and wrapping them all up in one scintillating package.
The car’s name may not roll off the tongue as smoothly as I’d like, but remember, there is a precedence in Porsche’s history of the “Touring” name being used on a 911, specifically the 1973 Porsche Carrera 911 RS Touring. So we’ve established the roots of the 911 GT3 Touring. But far more than just being a product of Porsches-gone-by and previous iterations of the current-generation 911, the 911 GT3 Touring is a car of its own devices, understated in appearance yet ferocious in performance. In my view, this is the Porsche 911 variant that purists have been waiting for.
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The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo: An SUV with Attitude and Sports Car Performance
Porsche introduced the third-gen Cayenne in August of 2017 with a mildly revised exterior, new technology, and a revised engine lineup that’s good for 340 ponies in base form or 440 ponies in S form. At the time I reviewed the new Cayenne, I speculated that Porsche would have to come up with a solution for the Turbo model as it needed to squeeze a considerable amount of extra power from that 2.9-liter V-6 or would have to go with a V-8 as it has in the past. Just a couple of weeks after the third-gen Cayenne debuted, Porsche showed up to the Frankfurt Auto Show with the new Cayenne Turbo, and as it turns out, I’m better than Miss Cleo, as the new Turbo sure does make use of a V-8 that’s good for 550 ponies – an improvement of 30 ponies and there’s some extra torque on tap too. More importantly, however, is the fact that this V-8 is new, and displaces 4.0-liters – about 800cc less than the V-8 in the last-gen model.
Of course, there’s not a lot of difference between the base, S, and Turbo models, but there are a few differences to point out. It does get the same headlights and the same general fascia, however, those side intakes are much larger on the Turbo model, and the grill traverses the full width between the side intakes instead of being split by the fascia on the ends. There are no fog lights to speak of up front, and the radiator grille itself is much more open in comparison. In the rear, the only real differences include the rear diffuser, which is now more defined and the square exhaust outlets. 21-inch wheels that are exclusive to the Turbo model can be found in each corner and match the wide wheel arches quite nicely, I might add. But, there’s more than exterior looks to talk about here, including some nice extras inside and that new V-8 under to hood, so let’s talk more about that.
Porsche 911 GT3 Goes Stealth Mode In Frankfurt
With its enormous rear wing and track-bred attitude, the Porsche 911 GT3 is not traditionally the sort of car you want if you’re looking to fly under the radar. Now, however, Porsche is offering a stealthier alternative in the form of the new Touring package for its high-strung two-door. Following in the foot steps of the updated 2018 911 GT3 introduced earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the Touring package promises a purist’s approach to going quick. For starters, the old look-at-me aero in back was replaced with a far more understated trailing lip, drawing its design inspiration from the 911 Carrera. Inside, there’s oodles of leather added everywhere. What’s more, the GT3 Touring is only offered with a six-speed manual transmission. Cue enthusiast celebration.
This latest Touring Package is a nod to the past equipment package offered on the 1973 Carrera RS, but adds a touch of modernization on top. “This variant is aimed at fans of high-quality sports cars who particularly value an understated appearance and classic driving enjoyment,” says Porsche. The GT3 Touring Package is offered in conjunction with practically every other option on the 911 GT3 table, with the exception of the Clubsport and Alcantara lines. That means the branded ceramic brakes, Chrono Package, wheel options, and similar stuff is all fair game. The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package is available now for 152,416 euros in Germany, or $143,600 in the U.S., matching prices for the standard model.
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2018 Porsche Cayenne
Porsche has ushered in a third generation of the Porsche Cayenne, but before you get too excited, you should be aware of the fact that it looks quite a bit lot its predecessor. Now, this isn’t because Porsche was lazy. No. This is because the Cayenne went through an extensive update just back in 2015, so after three years it was time to make some changes while leaving the relatively fresh body intact with just little extras here and there. As such Porsche focused its energy on what happens beneath the skin bringing updated or new technology that includes rear axle steering as standard equipment, a three-chamber suspension, 48-volt electronic roll stabilization, and two new engines that offer up more power and better economy. At the skin level, we see a revised interior and exterior that is really more of a honing to the previous layout than an update, but it’s exactly what the Cayenne needed to take its respective segment by storm in 2018.
For now, there are only two trim levels available – the base level Cayenne and the Cayenne S. Like the second-gen model, it will likely take a couple of years, but Porsche should fill the lineup with a diesel and a plug-in hybrid variant at some point. There’s also the potential for an all-electric model at some point in this generation if Porsche really gets froggy, but we’ll leave that speculation for another time. For now, let’s take a good look and the new Cayenne and talk about all of the exciting changes that will carry it into the next decade.
Until 2009, Porsche had nothing to do with electrification, still using flat-six, V-8, and V-10 engines across its lineup. But in five years, the Germans made a huge leap forward in the hybrid world, launching four models that combined internal combustion engines with electric motors. The 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid, 2009 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder, and the 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid all signaled that Porsche is embracing the future, on both the road and the race track. At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche launched its very first full-electric vehicle, in the form of a four-door concept car.
Meet the Mission E, the Porsche that lacks the growl of a race-bred gasoline engine, but delivers outstanding performance that rivals that of the 2015 Tesla Model S P85D.
Futuristic by design, impressively quick, and quite practical thanks to its four-seat configuration and good driving range, the Mission E is the kind of concept I wish Porsche would approve for production as soon as tomorrow. Unfortunately, that’s not likely to happen very soon given the amount of experimental technology it comes with, but it does signal Porsche’s intent to offer an EV at some point. Keep reading for the full rundown.
Updated 03/30/2016: Porsche dropped a new video in which it explains how the Concept Study Mission E was built. Hit "play" to learn more about the concept’s exterior and interior design.
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After months of speculation and tons of spy shots including camo-free, pre-production models, the facelifted 991-generation 911, also known as the 991.2, has been unveiled ahead of its official debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
At first glance, the updated 911 confirms what we already suspected: updates inside and out are rather mild, while the highlight of this facelift lurks under the hood. Rumors about Porsche’s plans to turbocharged the entire lineup (save for the GTS and GT3, at least for now) have become official and the Carrera gained forced induction for the first time in its five-decade career.
Tubocharging aside, the new Carrera also comes with an updated chassis, improved dynamics, upgraded in-car technology, and rear-axle steering, an option previously available only with the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and 2014 Porsche 911 GT3.
The 991.2 is set to arrive on U.S. soil in the first quarter of 2016 for the 2017 model year. Meanwhile, let’s have a closer look at its new features and performance figures in our review below.
Updated 12/09/2015: Porsche dropped a new commercial for its latest 911. Called "Compete" the new video is based on the idea that greatness comes from within, from pitting you against you. You will get to see how Muhammad Ali, Maria Sharapova and Magnus Carlsen can compete with themselves. Hit "play" to watch the commercial!
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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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Porsche decided to unveil all the major details about its 2016 Porsche 911 mid-cycle refresh approximately one week before the range will have its public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. As expected, both the 911 Carrera and the 911 Carrera S have received an all-new, turbocharged, boxer engine. This is the first time that a non-GT2 or Turbo 911 will have a turbocharged six-cylinder in over half a century.
With a displacement of 3.0 liters, the new flat-six delivers 370 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque in the standard 911 Carrera, an increase of 20 horsepower and 44 pound-feet over the pre-face-lift model. The updated numbers translate into a 0-62 mph acceleration of just 4.2 seconds for a 911 Carrera Coupe equipped with PDK and the Sport Chrono Package. Those that find themselves wanting more can opt for the face-lifted 911 Carrera S, whose turbocharged, 3.0-liter flat-six deliver 420 horsepower and 369 pound-feet, also an increase of 20 horsepower and 44 pound-feet over the previous model. They are also responsible for giving the face-lifted 911 Carrera S with PDK and the Sport Chrono Package a 0-62 mph time of just 3.9 seconds – the first time that a 911 Carrera goes under the four-second mark from the factory.
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TopCar announced its participation in the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show with a pretty cool tuning kit based on the new-generation Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. The kit is called Stinger and for customers interested, it can be ordered at a price of €14,280 (about $19,000 at the current exchange rates).
The new Stinger kit is mainly focused on updating the exterior look of the 911 Carrera 4S, and offers a sporty and powerful aerodynamic kit. Thanks to all the changes it received, the 911 Carrera 4S Stinger does not only look more aggressive and speedy, but also sits lower and wider, thanks to the new shape of the front and rear bumpers.
The kit also includes a new hood, some extra spoilers, plus some updates to the interior, depending on the personal taste of the customer. The car sits on new wheels from ADV.1.
Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 991 Carrera Stinger by TopCar.
With the new generation Porsche Panamera launched on the market, German tuner TechArt prepared a new GrandGT package. Official debut will be made next month at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and customers can order it shortly after.
As with the previous version, the GrandGT package is about changing every aspect of the car, starting with the exterior look and up to the engine under the hood. As usual, the most important changes were made under the hood where the tuner added an intelligent TechArt engine management system Techtronic that will increase the engine’s power up to 580 horsepower in the Turbo version (up from the standard 520 horsepower).
Next to the extra power, TechArt is also offering a completely revised exterior look thanks to the addition of a new aerodynamic kit made in lightweight fibre composite of carbon and polyurethane RIM. Customers can also opt for a wide range of wheels and of course numerous interior updates.
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After the new generation Porsche Panamera made its world debut at the 2013 Auto China in Shanghai, the new diesel version of the luxury sedan will be unveiled next week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. When compared to the previous generation, the new Panamera Diesel delivers an extra 50 horsepower and is both faster and more fuel efficient.
Next to the more powerful engine, the revised Panamera Diesel will adopt the same design language we have seen in the gasoline version. It will get a revised front fascia with redesigned headlights and larger air intakes and for the rear, a wider spoiler and redesigned taillights. As usual, no changes were made on the interior.
The new generation Panamera Diesel will be put on sale in January 2014 at a starting price of €85,300 - about $113,000 at the current exchange rates.
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When Porsche announced the initial specifications for the upcoming 918 Spyder, it announced a combined output of 795 horsepower.
Apparently, that was a little bit off, as it is now rumored that the supercar will be significantly better than initially claimed. The output will go somewhere in the 875-horsepower area, the weight will be lower and the Nürburgring time will be under 7 minutes.
Also, one buyer said at the Goodwood Festival of Speed said that he has seen the final production version, and when compared to it, both the LaFerrari and McLaren P1 look “mediocre.” Also, the same buyer claims that while everyone thinks they know how the supercar looks like, we are all in for a huge surprise when the production model drops.
The buyer also stated that the 918 Spyder will be a targa model and "will travel at 150 kms on electric alone." This can be taken one of two ways. The first way is that he means it delivers an electric-only range of about 150 kilometers (93 miles) — a rather stout number. The second meaning is that it has a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph).
The new Porsche 918 Spyder will make its world debut in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Well, that was fast! Days after Porsche unveiled its new Cayman and Cayman S, we now have rumors of a Cayman Turbo that is expected to debut at the IAA-Frankfurt 2013.
Any Porsche enthusiast knows that the “Turbo” badge signifies more power and a bigger price tag. Yes, there’s more power but with a catch. Unlike the 6-cylinder, boxer configuration of the Cayman S, the Turbo variant is expected to be powered by a smaller, turbocharged 4-cylinder boxer engine that is expected to produce more than 350 horsepower. We don’t think Porsche purists would be happy with this move as it will lose the iconic sound that is instantly recognizable as Porsche sports car, but at least the power is there.
With the downsizing trend becoming popular among top brands, the main aim is to bring more power while improving fuel efficiency, thanks to the rising fuel prices and concern for carbon emission. Looks like Porsche is expected to join that bandwagon with the Cayman Turbo and the Macan.
If this is true, it’s going to be funny trying to reason with a Cayman S owner why the Turbo is better.
For now, this is all we’ve got on the flagship Cayman. We’ll keep an eye out on this while we wait for its expected unveiling at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Slated to be announced at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Macan will mark the entry of Porsche into the premium crossover segment that is dominated by cars such as the Range Rover Evoque.
Porsche has confirmed that the Macan will be based on the Audi Q5, but will have a completely different dynamic proposition from that of the Q5. In other words, it’ll be different despite the same platform. According to R&D Chief, Wolfgang Hatz, everything has been modified in this vehicle, ranging from engines, to transmission, to suspension systems. "It’s all new and Audi can’t believe what we’ve done.”
Hatz also claims that Audi shouldn’t fear the Macan disturbing the sales of the Audi Q5, which have been great. He says that the Macan is targeting a different type of customer; more like the young and rich folks that also drive the Evoque’s growth.
In the design department, the baby Cayenne’s design will be influenced by the recently announced Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, where the design combines certain key elements from the 911 and the Boxster. If you want an idea of what it would look like in flesh, take the Panamera Sport Turismo and bloat it up. Voila, the Porsche Macan is served.
In terms of performance, Hatz confirmed that the Macan will be the first modern-day Porsche to be powered by four-cylinder engines in its lineup, but don’t get your checkbooks ready as Porsche won’t be launching the 4-cyl versions in the beginning. Along with that, there will be a 3.6-liter V6 engine that develops 295 horsepower.
The Porsche Macan: For those people who like to ferry their family around in an Audi with a Porsche badge, but can’t afford a Cayenne or a Panamera. This is certainly interesting for us.
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Project Kahn rolls out more tuning programs for some of the most desirable cars on the market than any other aftermarket company we know. So when the Frankfurt Motor Show rolled around, it was expected that the British tuning company would be in attendance to show off their latest programs.
One of these is the new Vesuvius program for the Porsche Cayenne. Comprising of styling and engine updates, the Vesuvius kit once again showcases just how good these guys are at what they do.
The most noticeable upgrade for this particular Cayenne is the new body kit that seamlessly blends in with the car’s white body finish. Among the items included in the kit are buffed up fenders, rows of horizontal and vertical LED headlights, and a new set of Project Kahn’s very own RS wheels. Meanwhile, the interior of the Cayenne has been dressed up with a top-quality bespoke treatment that can be tailor-made depending on the customer’s preference.
As for the engine upgrade, Project Kahn has yet to divulge intimate details about it, opting only to say that it’s going to have a ’monstrous’ engine upgrade. In standard form, the Cayenne carries a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine that delivers 240 horsepower and 405 lb/ft of torque. These figures are good enough for the SUV to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 7.8 seconds with a top speed of 136 mph. We can only imagine just how much of an improvement in performance the Porsche SUV will receive when Project Kahn finally reveals that ’monstrous’ engine upgrade they guaranteed it will have.
Hamann is coming to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show locked, stocked, and ready to rock. The German tuning company is bringing a number of tuning projects to the world’s biggest auto show, one of which is the 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Guardian Evo.
Featuring an aerodynamic package that includes an extensive body kit, the Cayenne Turbo Guardian Evo is coming to Frankfurt dressed to the nines. A new front apron with large air intakes are two of the many new additions to the Porsche SUV, as are the new integrated fog lights and LED daytime running lights. The kit also carries wider wheel arches, which increases the width of the Cayenne by 120 and 160 mm in the front and back, respectively. There are also new side skirts, a roof spoiler, a rear apron with an integrated diffuser, and a new exhaust system with two enormous tail pipes right in the middle of the rear apron. Hamann also improved the SUV’s suspension system, allowing the ride height to be lowered by 335 mm. Inside, the Hamann dressed up the Guardian Evo with the works, including a full leather upholstery, a new steering wheel, and plenty of carbon fiber components on the center console and instrument panel of the Cayenne Turbo.
As for performance, Hamann spared no expense in tweaking the Cayenne Turbo’s capabilities, re-mapping the ECU and adding a sports silencer, sports catalysts, and a sports air filter. All the modifications result in the Cayenne Turbo boasting an increased output of 550 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 568 lb/ft of torque from 2,300 rpm to 4,600 rpm, up from the standard model’s 500 horsepower output with a peak torque of 516 lb/ft. The improvements allow the Cayenne Guardian Evo to hit 0 to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds, as well as reach an improved top speed of 187 mph.
Auto brands aren’t the only names that are coming to the Frankfurt Motor Show; some of the world’s most prominent tuning brands are also coming in force to show off their latest programs. One of these brands is German tuning company, Hamann, which will be introducing their new Paragon program for the Porsche Panamera. Though the program is still under development, the word is that it’s going to come with an extensive aerodynamic package that will also be complimented by a modest performance boost.
As far as the aerodynamics are concerned, the Paragon Panamera will receive a new and aggressive front bumper with large air intakes, and LED daytime running lights. In addition, the program will also carry a new hood, wider wheel arches, a new rear bumper and rear diffuser, a huge rear wing, a new exhaust system with two large central tail pipes, and a set of 22" dark-finished forged wheels.
With all the parts in tow, the Paragon Panamera will be 60 mm wider than the stock version of the car, and with an upgraded suspension system, the ride height is also lowered by as much as 30 mm. Inside, the Panamera will receive a posh dress-up that includes plenty of leather and Alcantara, aluminum pedals, and a plethora of other interior options.
Then there’s the engine. With the help of the new exhaust system, together with a new engine management unit, Hamann was able to boost the output of the Panamera’s twin-turbo V8 engine from the standard 500 horsepower all the way up to 580 horsepower.
Hamann’s Paragon Porsche Panamera is scheduled to have a space at the coming Frankfurt Motor Show so if you’re in the area, drop by Hamann’s booth to check out their latest high-speed project.
TechArt has been one of the foremost tuning companies of Porsche vehicles, having produced a long list of programs for the Stuttgart-based company.
Their next program for the Porsche Cayenne will introduce a new set of aerodynamic kits for the SUV, called the TECHART Aerodynamic Kit I, as well as a performance program courtesy of the company’s new TA 058/T1 performance kit.
Among the parts included in the aero kit are a three-piece front spoiler with integrated air ducts, custom side skirts, a roof spoiler, and a modified rear apron. In addition, interested customers will also receive redesigned taillights, stainless steel dual tail pipes with a special embossed lettering, and last, but not least, a new set of custom alloy wheels that are available from 20" to 23."
TechArt will also be offering their new TA 058/T1 performance kit for a number of variants of the Cayenne, specifically the Diesel and Turbo versions. The former, which carries a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine with an output of 240 horsepower and 405 lb/ft of torque, will see an increase of 40-horsepower and 51.6 lb/ft of torque, hitting 280 ponies and 457 lb/ft of torque. This allows the SUV to hit 0-62 mph in 7.2 seconds.
Meanwhile, the latter carries a 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 500 horsepower and 516 lb/ft of torque. Thanks to TechArt’s performance program, the output climbs to 560 horsepower and 575 lb/ft of torque with a 0-62 mph time of just 4.4 seconds.
There’s plenty to like about the TECHART Aerodynamic Kit I and the TA 058/T1 performance kit and we certainly can’t wait to see what other surprises the company has in store for us when the Frankfurt Motor Show opens its doors in the coming weeks.
The Porsche tuning experts from Germany, TechArt have just unveiled their latest take on the all wheel drive 911 Carrera 4S at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In typical TechArt fashion the sports car’s aerodynamics have been improved with an aggressive body kit with choice of two exhausts with optional headers and high flow catalytic converters as well as three rear wing options and a wide variety of shoes.
Press release after the jump.
Tuning kits based on the Porsche Caynne SUV are quite a hit among tuners. A new one will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show by Mansory. Based on the Cayenne S, the Chopster tuning package comes with breathtaking car body styling, precisely adjusted aerodynamics components, a vigorous 710 hp turbo engine and a unprecedented abundance of interior refinements.
Carbon is the word that defines the new Chopster: front- or rear apron, doors, bonnet or the wings which broaden the cars by 80 millimetres - all components are formed out of carbon and hardened under strong pressure and high temperatures in the autoclave.
The V8 engine has also been tuned to deliver 710 hp and a maximum torque of 900 Nm. With the new upgrades the new Cayenne can hit a top speed of 187 mph.
Press release after the jump.