This Restored 964-Gen, Air-Cooled, Porsche 911 Looks Better Than New
Air-cooled 911s are held in remarkably high regard by Porschephiles and car nuts alike. In fact, they’ve established god-like status over the years, with some of that popularity coming from the work of Singer Vehicle Design. Fine examples include the 2017 Porsche 911 by Singer or the 2021 911 DLS. Few people know that the U.K. has a similar Porsche-centric restomodding firm that produces equally-amazing pieces of art on wheels.
Watch the Upcoming Porsche 911 Classic Rocket Around The Nurburgring
Porsche is really licking its fingers with the 911 and we are glad they do since this means there’s going to be a version for everyone, just as it has always been. This YouTube video, courtesy of Automotive Mike, shows us how the new classic-inspired 911 is blasting around the Nurburgring. We already know that Porsche will, once again, give us a throwback version to the 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS.
New Evidence Hints That The Four-Cylinder Porsche 718 Spyder Could Be Offered In Europe and the US
Porsche surprised the folks of China when it revealed a four-cylinder 718 Spyder in China on the sidelines of the Shanghai Auto Show. Dropping the legendary flat-six for a four-banger might seem a little out of place for something as driver-centric as the 718, but with emissions regulations getting ever tighter it makes sense to have such a compliment in the 718 lineup – at least in the People’s Republic, anyway. However, what was once thought to be a Chinese-only affair could soon land in Europe and maybe even the United States. How do I know? Well, these spy photos are a pretty strong indication.
A New Retro-Inspired Porsche 911 Is Coming - This is What You Need to Know About it
We recently showed you images of another version of the 911 (992) out testing. It seems Porsche is not done with the latest generation of their iconic rear-engine sports car. The 992 currently represents the pinnacle of Porsche 911 evolution and it seems the brand really wants this to be the most complete 911 yet. After all the usual versions of the 911, retro-inspired models make a comeback.
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2022 Porsche 911 992 Sport Classic
It seems Porsche is really counting on the 992 to be a successful model. Now that pretty much all versions of the latest Porsche 911 are accounted for, the German brand might also be bringing back the limited edition Sport Classic. A possible candidate for a new Sport Classic was caught testing at the Nürburgring quite recently. The Sport Classic first appeared with the 997 generation and was a throwback to the iconic Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS. Judging by the design cues, this might be the return of the limited version.
7 Unlikely Cars With Porsche DNA That You Didn’t Know About
The automotive industry is a dynamic one and collaborations between different car manufacturers are not that uncommon. Porsche is a name associated with great craftsmanship, great engineering, and tradition - all traits the 911 encompasses better than any other car. However, Porsche was not always doing well financially and, in the 1990s, they were willing to lend their expertise to other companies. Here are some of the brand’s most known and some less-known joint ventures, some of which may surprise you.
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
With the “regular” 911 (992) GT3 out and official, all eyes are now headed towards the GT3 RS. As expected, the more hardcore version of the already hardcore GT3 will feature more of everything - except for the weight, of which it will have less. The most important thing is that the latest most track-focused normally-aspirated 911 is underway, and here’s what we can expect.
Porsche Classic Is Hosting a Restoration Throwdown, And It’s Going to Be Epic
There’s just something about a classic Porsche that really gets your blood pumping. It’s either the sleek, sexy design that Porsche has continue to nail over the years, the outright performance delivered in a way that only Porsche can, or just the fact that you’re looking right a true piece of automotive history. This is why Porsche Classic – Porsche’s official restoration arm – exists: to make sure those classic cars continue to live well beyond their original “expiration date. They do downright amazing work, as you can see from this 1967 911 S Targa that looks near perfect post-restoration after sitting for four decades. If that doesn’t do it for you, the aluminum-bodied 356 Cabriolet just might. If you’re itching to see more of Porsche Classic’s expertise, then we’ve got some good news for you.
Watch the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S Take on the 991 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Porsche replaced the 991 911 Turbo S with the 992 model and it came with quite a few changes on the outside, inside, and in the mechanical department. The 992 came with better specs on paper and was a step up over the 991. But, does it reflect the same on a drag strip? Well, Carwow decided to pit them both against each other to see who reigns supreme.
Porsche Spent 3,100 Miles At Full Throttle Trying to Make The New 911 GT3 Fail
Today’s sports cars and race cars are a lot more reliable than those of the previous decade. In part, this is due to advances in technology and assembly techniques, but carmakers are also more poised on torturing their cars before they finally release them on the market. Case in point: Porsche and the grueling reliability tests that the new 911 GT3 had to endure.
This Shootout Between the BMW M4 and Porsche Cayman GT4 is Epic
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.