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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.

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Rendering: Is This What The Upcoming Porsche Panamera Will Actually Look Like?

Rendering: Is This What The Upcoming Porsche Panamera Will Actually Look Like?

If you were expecting a complete overhaul, get ready to be disappointed

The second-generation Porsche Panamera launched in 2017, and since then, the hatchback-style luxury sedan has not been updated on the design front. However, In April 2022, our spy photographers caught the upcoming Porsche Panamera with light camouflage, exposing the front-end as a tad bit modern-looking. Based on the spy shots, UNESS DESIGN has imagined the upcoming third-generation Porsche Panamera, which looks stunning.

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Nick Heidfeld's 959 S Just Got the Legendary Porsche Classic Treatment

Nick Heidfeld’s 959 S Just Got the Legendary Porsche Classic Treatment

The rare Porsche 959 Sport, owned by the ex-Formula One driver, recently benefited from a major restoration after sustaining "storage damage"

While we are never tired of saying how iconic the Porsche 911 is, there are a few models from the German brand that are just as epic. The Porsche 959 is, undoubtedly, one of them, and what makes this one even more special is that this one is owned by racing driver, Nick Heidfeld. The Porsche 959 was regarded as the most advanced supercar of its time when it debuted back in 1986, and this 1987 example recently benefited from the Porsche Classic treatment.

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2023 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo - Performance, Price and Photos

2023 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo - Performance, Price and Photos

The Sport Turismo is only available in GTS Guise and is the Sportiest Taycan wagon currently on sale

Porsche made its foray into the world of mainstream electric cars with the Taycan sedan a couple of years ago and the model line-up has evolved quite a bit since then. They introduced a base model with a rear-wheel-drive variant and then went on to add some practical wagons in the form of the Sport Turismo and Cross-Turismo. Currently, you can choose from 14 different configurations of the Taycan.

While the Cross Turismo went on sale a while back, Porsche decided to expand the Taycan range with the GTS line, which broke cover at the L.A. Auto Show in November last year. This wagon ditches the body cladding and combines the practicality of the Taycan Cross Turismo with the driving capabilities of the standard Porsche Taycan. Also, a Porsche spokesperson confirmed to CarAndDriver that the Taycan Sport Turismo is currently only coming in GTS guise to the U.S. market.

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10 Things That Make the Porsche 911 Turbo The Ultimate Sports Car

10 Things That Make the Porsche 911 Turbo The Ultimate Sports Car

Here are 10 reasons why the 992-generation 911 Turbo and Turbo S are the pinnacles of internal combustion technology

The 911 is one of the longest-running and most successful sports car nameplates in the world that has been redefining the rear-engined formula since 1964. Its origins can be traced back to the original VW Beetle. Over 58 years, the 911 has seen over seven generations, each perfecting the rear-engined formula, and now in its eighth generation, the 992-generation 911 is better than ever. So, let’s take a closer look at the 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo range and talk about 10 reasons why the Porsche 911 Turbo is the ultimate sports car.

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Friedrich Performance Just Turned Up the Volume on the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

Friedrich Performance Just Turned Up the Volume on the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

But it can get very expensive

Porsche announced the 718 Cayman GT4 back in 2020 as the highest performance version of the 982-generation Cayman - at the time anyway, as it was soon followed by the RS version. The model is a lot more powerful than the generation is replaces, and it’s the first Cayman to develop more than 400 horsepower. Of course, as you probably already expected, there are tuners out there who think the GT4 can get a lot better. Frédéric Performance is one of those tuners, and its latest kit proves there is room for a lot more when it comes to the GT4.

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Hear The Sound Of The Porsche 911 GT3 RS In The Last Spy Video

Hear The Sound Of The Porsche 911 GT3 RS In The Last Spy Video

It sounds aggressive and sporty!

Porsche will unveil the new 911 GT3 RS before the end of 2022, although we don’t have an official launch date just yet. However, a prototype of the future RS model was caught testing around the Nurburgring free of camouflage. The guys over CarSpyMedia were at the right time and they managed to shoot a video of the car while testing at the ring and we get to hear the amazing sound of the naturally aspired engine.

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New Porsche 963 Comes to Rattle Ferrari And Lamborghini

New Porsche 963 Comes to Rattle Ferrari And Lamborghini

The 963 is Porsche’s latest LMDh track weapon

The 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed saw the debut of a lot of cool road-going cars, but the one we are going to talk about here is a little bit different. At the same event that brought us cars like the Polestar 5 electric 4-door GT or the Lanzante P1 Spider, Porsche unveiled its new 963 LMDh prototype race car. The prototype is set to make its race debut in 2023 at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona where it will face fierce competition from Ferrari and Lamborghini.

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Porsche 911 HLS Is A Weird And Futuristic Car Forgotten By Time

Porsche 911 HLS Is A Weird And Futuristic Car Forgotten By Time

Is this the weirdest Porsche 911 you have ever seen? The 196 Porsche 911 HLS is a one-off with a canopy cockpit

During the 1960s and 1970s, Porsche was experimenting with the 911 platform. At that time, the people at Porsche were yet to realize what an icon the rear-engine sports car would become, and decided to experiment with a sportier version that featured a one-piece canopy. The only issue was that Porsche did not really want to bother making the car. As a result, Porsche sent a 911 to the Technical University in Aachen and asked the bright minds there to have a go at it. They obliged, and one of the weirdest, one-off Porsche models was born.

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Rendering: This Widebody Porsche 911 Turbo From The 1980s Has Had A Serious Makeover

Rendering: This Widebody Porsche 911 Turbo From The 1980s Has Had A Serious Makeover

From a design standpoint, it is definitely a “Widowmaker”

Manufactured between 1975 and 1989, the 930 Turbo was the first Porsche to inherit a turbocharged flat-six engine. And Porsche made only 400 units of this masterpiece of a car in 1975, after the FIA homologation. Nevertheless, the 935 Turbo, based on the 930, was a massive success in motorsports as it won the 1979 Le Mans’ 24-hour endurance run, Daytona, Sebring, and the 621-mile Nürburgring. So when we came across these renderings of the “widowmaker,” we were instantly impressed. Moreover, these renderings show how a retro Porsche could bring a more futuristic approach to the design of the 911, and for that, we thank Alexander Hemoglobin.

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2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid - Performance, Price, and Photos

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid - Performance, Price, and Photos

With its hybrid tech, the most powerful Cayenne made ever offers physics-defying performance along with green credentials

The Porsche Cayenne was one of the early adopters to jump on the Sport SUV bandwagon around the turn of the century. The German automaker truly took this recipe mainstream, and there was no looking back. So here we are in 2022, and you can choose from 19 different flavors of the third-generation Cayenne, and sitting right at the top of the hill (almost) is the Turbo S E-Hybrid.

Sure, the Cayenne Turbo GT may be a more hardcore iteration of the SUV, but you may find it hard to believe that the Turbo S E-Hybrid, is in fact the most powerful model in the Cayenne range. So it begs the question, why would you want a Hybrid with your Cayenne Turbo S? The answer is simple, to give you the flexibility in terms of having access to some green miles with the option to let that V-8 loose when the time is right.

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 992.2 Porsche 911 GT3

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 992.2 Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche is apparently already working on a facelift for the 911 GT3

It’s been a little over a year since we’ve seen the new 911 GT3 and it seems that a facelift version is just around the corner. While all eyes are focused on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS that is supposed to be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, our spy photographers caught the Porsche 992.2 GT3 out for a first testing session around Nurburgring. Of course, these are just some early prototypes, which means the official debut is not going to happen until later in 2023.

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This is One of the Weirdest and Most Obscure Porsches Ever Built

This is One of the Weirdest and Most Obscure Porsches Ever Built

Yes, this really is a very rare Porsche model, and you won’t believe for how much it goes on the used market

When we talk about Porsche, the first car to come to mind is 911. While the German sports car manufacturer is already dabbling in electrification, its rear-engine classic is still keeping it old-school. However, throughout Porsche’s history, there have been many obscure and rare models, including projects Porsche doesn’t like to admit exist. The Porsche B32 is definitely on the obscure side of things, and about as far from Porsche’s usual itinerary as possible. However, there’s a good reason for the B32 to exist, and recently, one of the very few examples was sold for a mind-boggling figure.

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The Porsche 911 996 From "Gone In 60 Seconds" Goes On Sale

The Porsche 911 996 From "Gone In 60 Seconds" Goes On Sale

This Porsche 911 stunt car from Gone in 60 Seconds hides a dirty secret, as it poses as a much younger version of itself

Car enthusiasts likely remember the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”. While the original movie was from the 1970s, the remake from 2000 featured some impressive vehicles, more familiar to the younger audience. Among them was a Porsche 911 "996" Carrera, which was actually, the first car “boosted” in the movie. Now, that very car is for sale, but there’s more to this “996” that meets the eye, as it pretends to be a much newer car than it actually is.

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche is hard at work on the more track-focused Porsche 911 GT3 RS (992)

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.

Updated 6-21-2022: The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been spied one last time prior to its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Check out the spy shots below!

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This 964 Porsche 911 Turbo by Singer Kicks off a New Era of Porsche Tuning

This 964 Porsche 911 Turbo by Singer Kicks off a New Era of Porsche Tuning

And it does it with 510 horses under the hood

Singer announced its first turbocharged creation back in February 2022. It was a tribute to the original 911 Turbo – the 930. The main highlight was the turbocharged, traditional air-cooled engine. It was the first turbocharged model ever made by Singer, and it had an impressive output of 450 horsepower. After the 930, Porsche launched the 964. Initial plans were for the Turbo 964 to be offered with a turbo engine, but there was not enough time to build one, so the original 964 had the same 3.3-liter engine from the 930. Two years later, the 964 actually received a 3.3-liter turbo engine. As was to be expected, after the 930, Singer focused its attention on the 964. The new Turbo Study project takes the first one a step forward and it is both sportier and more powerful. As usual, the project is developed with input from the customer, as Singer wants the car to be catered to the customer’s own personal taste.

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The Best Electric Family Cars for 2022

The Best Electric Family Cars for 2022

If you’re in the market for an electric family car, then this is the list you need to check out

As of 2022, it’s safe to say that EVs are mainstream. With all major mass-market automakers offering multiple EVs in their portfolio, it is confusing to choose one. EVs, with their convenience and refinement, make for great family runabouts if the range isn’t a major concern, but, with a whole range of EVs to choose from, the decision-making process is getting increasingly difficult. So, here is a list of 10 EVs that we think should be on your list if you are on the lookout for an electric family car.

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This Rare, Low-Mileage Porsche 918 Spyder Will Sell For A Truckload of Money

This Rare, Low-Mileage Porsche 918 Spyder Will Sell For A Truckload of Money

This specific Porsche 918 Spyder even comes with the Weissach Package

The Porsche 918 Spyder was part of a hybrid hypercar triumvirate when it was unveiled in 2015. It sat alongside the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari, and it opened the doors for more electrified sports cars and supercars since. Unsurprisingly, the 918 Spyder was only produced in limited quantities, and if you weren’t able to line up for one, here’s your chance to own one.

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Fastest SUVs In The World

Fastest SUVs In The World

Here’s a list of 10 fastest SUVs in the world in 2022

The general consensus is that SUVs are more practical vehicles than they are something that fills the adrenaline cravings. They’re also considered as big, bulky vehicles that can tow stuff or even be taken offroad. If you want the performance, you can get yourself sports cars or supercars, or even hot hatches, for that matter. But, there are some SUVs that can put even some of the world’s best sports cars to shame with their performance. Automakers are creating straight-line monsters that can achieve speeds of well over 180 mph despite their big builds, poor aerodynamic efficiency, and heavy curb weights. Here’s a list of the fastest SUVs in the world in 2022:

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2022 Porsche 911 GTS - Performance, Price and Photos

2022 Porsche 911 GTS - Performance, Price and Photos

The GTS hits the sweet spot in the 911 range, making it the perfect daily driver for the Porsche enthusiast

If you’re a Porsche enthusiast, your heart should skip a beat when you hear these three magical letters: GTS. It stands for Gran Turismo Sport, which is a motorsport homologation title. This designation was given to the first Porsche in 1963, the 904 Carrera. Porsche pulled the plug for a few years until Zuffenhausen revived the GTS name once again with the 924 Carrera GTS in 1981.

More recently, the GTS came back to the 911 (991 generation) in 2011. Fast forward to today and Porsche is currently narrowing the gap between the Carrera S and the Turbo in Porsche’s 911 (992 generation) with the new GTS. Let’s take a closer look at what many are calling the most usable hardcore 911 for the road.

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1967 Porsche 911R - The Grand-Daddy Of The 911 GT3

1967 Porsche 911R - The Grand-Daddy Of The 911 GT3

Tracing the genesis of race-bred 911 designed for the road

Ferdinand Karl Piech, the ex-VW group CEO and the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, is an icon who turned Volkswagen into the automotive giant that owns a multitude of prestigious brands. As he famously stated "All I ever wanted to do was build cars" and his early days at Porsche proved he was pretty damn good at it. One of the best examples to prove the same is the 1967 911R - the lightest 911 ever built!

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Porsche 911's Interior

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Porsche 911’s Interior

The interior will be inspired by the Taycan

At the same time as all the other models in the 911 lineup, the Carrera will also receive an update. The first prototypes were caught testing back in February, and testing has continued ever since. Today our spy photographers caught a new prototype out on the roads of Germany and around the Nurburgring, and for the first time we also get a pretty good look on the car’s interior.

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This 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America Edition - Topless Thrills At a Steep Cost

This 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America Edition - Topless Thrills At a Steep Cost

Only 115 units will be built and it won’t be cheap

Porsche offered its first open top model designed specifically for America back in 1952. It was a 356 Roadster and only 16 units were offered. 40 years later, the idea was revived with the launch of the 964 America Roadster. After another 30 years, Porsche brought back the idea and announced the 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America. This time Porsche will build a total of 115 units and each one starts out at $184,920.

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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.