Porsche Celebrates Back To The Future Day A Racing The Taycan Against The DeLorean To 88 MPH
If you are a fan of 1980s science fiction cinema, you will love what Porsche has done, in order to celebrate ‘Back to the Future” day. At the same time, Porsche is celebrating the Electrify America and Europe Ionity charging networks exceeding 1.21 gigawatts. What’s the connection, you’re asking? In “Back to the Future”, the time-traveling DeLorean required the same 1.21 gigawatts in order to run “back to the future”. Now, the future is here.
This Modified Porsche 911 Turbo S Is The Latest Sacrificial Lamb In The Tesla Model S Plaid’s Legacy
The Tesla Model S Plaid has shamed so many beloved supercars and sports cars in the past on the drag strip. It is arguably one of the hottest factory cars when it comes to drag racing. And, it only seems to be the start. The Plaid has been spied repeatedly with an Aero Package that will only improve its track and straight-line performances. While we wait for that to come, the standard Plaid has been continuing its dominance, this time taking down a 700-horsepower Porsche 911 Turbo S Other than the Rimac Nevera, is there any other worthy opponent for the Plaid right now?
Singer 911 DLS Attacks Nurburgring
A few months ago, we talked about the Singer 911 DLS, which is a 500 horsepower, air-cooled, rear-engine, masterpiece, based on the 964-generation of the Porsche 911. We’ve been hearing about the car since 2018, but it was just a few months ago when the first customer car was finally ready. To say that the 911 DLS is the ultimate interpretation of an air-cooled 911 is a bold statement, which is why Singer decided to take it for a spin at the Nürburgring for some real testing.
RUF Made A 911 EV Long Before Porsche And Everyone Forgot About It
Porsche is a brand mostly known for the 911 – a car everyone seems to have the habit of trying to reimagine these days. RUF has been quite successful at doing that and, even before Porsche started dabbling with the idea of a hybrid/electric 911, RUF went on to make their own – the eRUF Model A.
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Is Damn Impressive on the Nürburgring
It is no secret that a new 718 Cayman GT4 is being thoroughly tested before its November debut. It’s the top-tier RS variant that has been caught numerous times by spy photographers, and now, Porsche has announced that it is 24 seconds faster than the standard GT4 around the 12.9-mile Nürburgring circuit.
This 1979 Custom Porsche 911 Turbo "Lil Hot Stuff" Is The Culmination of 1970s Excess
The first automobile was invented in 1886 and since then many great cars have emerged. But even nearly 140 years after the automobile’s invention, there are very few cars that have a cult following as zealous as that of the Porsche 911. This is especially true for the air-cooled models, which are all-time classics. If we combine the significance of an air-cooled 911 with the cocaine-snorting excess of the 1970s, we can see how a one-off 1979, guards red, modified Porsche 911 Turbo can be listed for $599,000 by a Florida dealership.
The Taycan Is Porsche’s Best-Selling Non-SUV So Far This Year
In a world where crossovers and SUVs reign supreme, it is no surprise that the Porsche Cayenne and Macan continue to be the brand’s best-sellers. For the rest of Porsche’s model lineup though, the all-electric Taycan sits comfortably in third, making it the best-selling non-SUV Porsche so far this year.
Porsche’s 3D-Printed Seats Are Now Available, But There Are Some Stipulations
Porshe has been obsessed with innovation, or needlessly reinventing the wheel, depending on how you look at it for decades. From stubbornly making the engine work in the back of the car to making an electric sedan that weighs well over two tons handle like a dream. As a result of this meticulousness, Porsche produces some of the greatest sports cars in the world. Building off this, the German sports car manufacturer is back at it again with their 3D-printed bucket seats.
The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition
Drag Race: How Much Quicker Is A Porsche 911 GT3 Than A 911 Carrera?
Our UK colleagues from Carwow have come up with another interesting drag race. This time, two versions of the Porsche 992 go head to head. You can probably tell, which of the two is going to win since we are talking about a base Porsche 911 Carrera and a 911 GT3. Racetrack performance aside, the question here is how much quicker the GT3 is, and will it be able to justify the enormous price difference?
These Are Porsche’s Three Greatest Designs According To Frank Stephenson
When you think of Porsche, most often you think of the Porsche 911. Saying that the rear-engine sports car is the brand’s most definitive model has turned into a trite cliché. A while back, we covered Frank Stephenson’s guide to Aston Martin’s three greatest designs. Now, as part of his YouTube series, he is giving us his take on the three greatest designs from Porsche.
French Fashion Designer Arthur Kar has created a one-off 968 Roadster in collaboration with Porsche
2021 The Porsche 911 Cabriolet-based Techart GTstreet R Cabriolet Is Drop-Dead Gorgeous!
Techart’s package for the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S was one of the best ones we’ve seen for the car so far. It was a perfect mix of aesthetic and performance upgrades. Now, the tuner has come up with a kit for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet. The GTstreet R Cabriolet follows the same philosophy as the package for the standard turbo – make it even more aesthetically pleasing and pump up the power to make you go ‘Wow!’.
The Electric Porsche 911 Might Look Wildly Different
Electric sports cars aren’t exactly a thing yet. Sure, you’ve got the currently non-existent Tesla Roadster 2.0 and plenty of hypercars, but the closest we have to a genuine sports car is the Tesla Model S Plaid or the Porsche Taycan. Transitioning the everyday family car or even SUVs to all-electric drive is easy enough – relatively speaking – but when it comes to sports cars, things like weight and driving dynamics are just as important as power. Having too much of one and not enough of the other isn’t an acceptable compromise, and this is why we don’t have an Electric Porsche 911. Eventually, however, it’ll be possible, and when it is, the freedom that comes with EV tech could drastically change the iconic 911 forever.
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.