Porsche

Porsche is known as the purveyor of rear-engined sports cars and GTs but, in the past two decades, it has greatly extended its business and, now, the backbone of Weissach’s lineup is made up of SUVs like the Macan and the Cayenne and the ultra-luxurious sedan that is the Panamera. Of course, there will always be more fans of the mythical 911 that’s been in production since the mid-’60s but two-door cars are hardly the bread and the butter of the company nowadays, although they will always remain the stars as Porsche’s motorsports-bred DNA is embedded in each and every model that leaves Stuttgart.

A Decade Apart: Manual 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S vs. 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S

A Decade Apart: Manual 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S vs. 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S

The Porsche 911 gets better by the generation and here’s the hard proof

With every new 911 generation, Porsche doesn’t forget to mention that it is the best 911 to date and equally important, the best 911 it can be at the moment of launch. This, however, doesn’t make past-gen 911s weak, for the simple reason that Porsche wholeheartedly invest all its know-how into its core sportscar, regardless of the age they came to be.

So when Throttle House dropped a video that compares the current 2020 911 to the 2010 911, our interest piqued.

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A Porsche 911 Turbo S and a McLaren 720S Roll Onto the Drag Strip - Can You Guess Who Wins?

A Porsche 911 Turbo S and a McLaren 720S Roll Onto the Drag Strip - Can You Guess Who Wins?

Is AWD more important than power at the drag strip?

Quarter-mile times were a big thing back in the 1960s when the big American companies were operating by the motto "win on Sunday, sell on Monday." It’s no longer used as a business model nowadays, but quarter-mile times are still a cool way to measure performance. In today’s comparison, we take a look at an exciting drag race between the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the McLaren 720S thanks to Carwow.

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Here's One Good Way to Dress Up the New Porsche 935

Here’s One Good Way to Dress Up the New Porsche 935

A throwback livery always works, especially if it’s on a throwback car

Porsche shocked everyone when, out of nowhere, it decided to revive one of the most insane racing cars from its past, the winged Porsche 935. Based on the already ludicrous 911 GT2 RS ClubSport, a 700-horsepower track day weapon, the new 935, also known as the 935/19, is the sort of car that blends everything we love from the days of yesteryear with everything with love from nowadays.

Only 77 of these were made and Jonsiball decided to do away with the classic Martini livery and, instead, dress the 935/19 in this "X-Ray" scheme that makes the car look like it belongs in Blade Runner.

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Porsche Panamera Turbo Facelift Goes For Nurburgring Record

Porsche Panamera Turbo Facelift Goes For Nurburgring Record

The Panamera Turbo could become the quickest four-door on the ’Ring for the second time

An updated version of the current-generation Porsche Panamera Turbo is underway, and it seems that the German carmaker wants to introduce it with a new Nurburgring record. Our paparazzi spotted a slightly camouflaged version of the sedan doing laps on the ’Ring with Porsche taking on-track photos. This suggests a publicity stunt for the upcoming Panamera, but there’s no indication of how quick the new sedan is. However, rumors from last year say that the Panamera Turbo lapped the Nordschleife in seven minutes and 11 seconds, which is a new record for four-door vehicles.

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Jason Cammisa's Review of the Porsche Carrera GT Exposes its Race-Bred Naughty Nature

Jason Cammisa’s Review of the Porsche Carrera GT Exposes its Race-Bred Naughty Nature

Trying to explain the GT’s personality needs a trip to the supercar’s roots

It’s hard to find new angles of looking at the Porsche Carrera GT. The German raucous supercar - we are being polite and not calling it a widowmaker - has been reviewed and then reviewed some more.

Jason Cammisa, however, in a video for ISSIMI looks at the origins of the Carrera GT and how they turned it into a vicious car that’s always waiting to bite.

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This Ford Coyote V-8 Swapped Porsche Cayman is the Midlife Crisis Car of Your Dreams

This Ford Coyote V-8 Swapped Porsche Cayman is the Midlife Crisis Car of Your Dreams

You don’t see a Mustang-powered Porsche Cayman everyday, do you?

The wild and often weird world of engine swaps is no stranger to nutty creations. We’ve seen some absurd engine swaps, and we’ve certainly seen engine swaps that border on the ridiculous. Somewhere between all of that is this particular creation: a first-generation Porsche Cayman 987 that’s powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 engine from, you guessed it, a Ford Mustang. The combination is about as strange as it gets. Then again, is there anything that isn’t strange when it comes to engine swaps? The sheer practice is insane in itself. Why should we be surprised that someone thought a Mustang-sourced Coyote V-8 engine would be great on a first-generation Cayman?

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This Porsche 911 4S by Delta4x4 Looks Ready For Dakar

This Porsche 911 4S by Delta4x4 Looks Ready For Dakar

In a growing pond of safari-style Porsche 911s, this one stands out

Let us refresh you memory on what off-road-ready 911 Carreras have surfaced on the internet so far. We’ll give you two examples: the RUF Rodeo and the Gemballa Avalanche 4x4. Yes, the latter is still a concept, but so is the 911 4S by Delta 4x4. However, Delta plans to build it using the 992 911 Carrera 4S as a platform and if that’s not making you drool, we don’t know what will.

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This Video Review Explains Why the 2020 Porsche 718 GT4 Seamlessly Blends the Line Between Track and Street

This Video Review Explains Why the 2020 Porsche 718 GT4 Seamlessly Blends the Line Between Track and Street

Porsche basically managed to balance the 718 Cayman GT4 to perfection

Porsche dropped a 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated mill inside the latest iteration of the 718 Cayman. That’s how the GT4 gets 414 horsepower at 7,600 rpm and 309 pound-feet of twist at 5,000. Oh, end the engine redlines at 8,100 rpm, which is more like something you’d see in a race car than in your run-of-the-mill daily driver. Except this is Porsche, and the 718 Cayman GT4 can do both - equally well.

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The Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) Just Out-Tracked the Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro and Porsche 918 Spyder!

The Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) Just Out-Tracked the Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro and Porsche 918 Spyder!

What a machine is this 911 Turbo S!

With every new 911 generation, Porsche conveys pretty much the same message: that the current Neunelfer is the best it can be. The same applies to the 911 Turbo S range topper and to show we’re not just blowing meaningless words in the wind, here’s a video that stamps yet another seal of approval on the current Turbo S’ prowess.

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2021 Porsche 911 Turbo joins Turbo S With Less Power, Sub-$200K Price

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo joins Turbo S With Less Power, Sub-$200K Price

The 911 Turbo isn’t as powerful as the Turbo S, but it’s more affordable

The Turbo lineup of the 992-generation Porsche 911 debuted with the amazing Turbo S model. Rated at a massive 640 horsepower, the current 911 Turbo S sets new and incredible benchmarks for Porsche’s iconic sports car. Now, Porsche rolled out the regular Turbo model, which isn’t as powerful, but it shares some upgrades with the Turbo S, and it’s a bit more affordable.

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The Cost of Daily Driving a Porsche 911 GT3 Will Make You Weak in the Knees

The Cost of Daily Driving a Porsche 911 GT3 Will Make You Weak in the Knees

Noblesse oblige, as they say in France

Buying, owning, and daily driving a sports car or a supercar is no different than getting around in an econobox in the sense that the cost doesn’t stop with the acquisition. This goes for any car, but of course, things get spicy when the vehicle in question is a Porsche 911 GT3 that’s also weekend raced every now and then. Let’s listen to what this YouTube-famous owner has to say.

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The New Porsche 911 GT2 RS Could Have 720 HP Or More Thanks to 3D Printed Pistons

The New Porsche 911 GT2 RS Could Have 720 HP Or More Thanks to 3D Printed Pistons

Porsche’s New 3D Printed Pistons Offer Optimized Combustion, Less Weight, and Better Performance

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a beast of a car that, as of today, delivers a cool 700 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque from a twin-turbo, 3.8-liter, flat-six. It’s fast enough to get to 60 mph in a spleen splitting 2.7 seconds and tops out a respectable 211 mph. Those numbers represent an improvement of 0.8 seconds and six mph over the model it replaced. One could argue, then, that the next-gen 911 GT2 RS doesn’t need more power, but Porsche simply wouldn’t agree. This time, however, extra power and better performance aren’t coming from bigger turbos and more most. No, this time it comes, at least in part, thanks to 3D printed pistons.

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What is the Cheapest Porsche?

The cheapest Porsche currently for sale in the United States is the Macan, a luxury compact crossover SUV that starts from just $49,900 before you add all the extra taxes and charges and any dealer premium. The entry-level Macan is fitted with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, enough for a 0-60 mph time of 6.3 seconds without the Sport Chrono package and a top speed 141 mph. The Macan arguably bests all of its rivals in terms of the driving experience but it’s also more expensive than its peer with a Range Rover starting at just $42,650 and an AWD X2 setting you back some $38,400.

The cheapest sports car that Porsche currently makes is the 718 Cayman with a base MSRP of $56,900. With 300 ponies at its disposal from the turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four engine, the 718 Cayman needs under five seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the manual transmission while the top speed is 170 mph. While cars like the Toyota Supra cost under $50,000, the 718 Cayman isn’t the most expensive car in its segment and it counters with great performance, great feeling behind the wheel, and a well-sorted cabin.

What is the Sportiest Porsche?

The sportiest Porsche out there is the model that spearheads the 911 lineup, the mighty GT2 RS - a track-oriented beast that’s somehow allowed to be driven on the road too. The 991-generation GT2 RS is motivated by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged boxer six-pot that develops 690 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 553 pound-feet of torque at 7,200 rpm. It goes from naught to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds en route to a top speed of 211 mph but still pulls 21 mpg on the highway!

The GT2 RS is monstrous even compared to other ultra-fast Porsches such as the last 991-based GT3 RS with its 4.0-liter boxer capable of 520 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of twist. The GT3 RS will be left in a speck of dust by the GT2 RS on an unrestricted bit of the Autobahn as the GT3 RS doesn’t surpass 193 mph but it’s also significantly cheaper with a 2018 MSRP of $187,500 compared to the $293,200 price tag of the GT2 RS. It’s hard to make the case for spending over $100,000 more on the GT2 RS but Porsche still sells its Nurburgring-devouring car quite well Stateside.

What is the Most Popular Porsche?

Porsche sold a total of 57,202 vehicles in the US alone, a far cry from the early days when craftsmen in Gmund, Austria, were barely able to finish a few dozen cars a month. Porsche thus ended 2018 as its ninth year of continuous growth and the best-selling model in its lineup is, coincidentally, the cheapest. No less than 23,500 Macans were delivered in 2018, more than double the total amount of Cayennes sold last year (10,733, down by some 2,000 units compared to 2017).

What may surprise you is that the third best-selling Porsche is not the Panamera, but the legendary 911 of which 9,647 units were sold over the 12 months of 2018, over 1,000 more than Panamera. This solidifies the 911’s status as a favorite among Porschephiles. The 911 is also, undoubtedly, a favorite of many gearheads as one of the best drivers’ cars money can buy and the company’s symbol.

What is the Most Expensive Porsche?

The most expensive model is the 911 GT2 RS that starts at $293,200. As far as base models go, the most expensive Porsche is the new 992-generation Porsche 911 that starts at $97,400 (for a 911 Carrera) making it $6,300 more expensive than the outgoing 991.2 911 Carrera that’s still available Stateside.

What is the Fastest Porsche?

The fastest Porsche is also the one that’s the sportiest and the most expensive - the 911 GT2 RS. With its 211 mph top speed, it’s 18 mph faster than the GT3 RS and almost 30 mph faster than the 992-generation 911 Carrera. To put it into context, the 911 GT2 RS is as fast as the 918 Spyder, Porsche’s last mid-engined supercar, and 6 mph faster than the Carrera GT.

Are Porsche Cars Reliable?

In 2015, a survey conducted by British outlet WhatCar? in conjunction with WarrantyDirect found out that Porsches were the second least-reliable luxury cars in the UK, just pipping Bentley in terms of reliability. Having said that, the most recent J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study stated that Porsche is the third most reliable brand, trailing only Lexus and Toyota in the study that looks at the dependability of three-year-old cars. Porsche surpasses in this study luxury segment stalwarts like BMW or Mercedes-Benz.