This Porsche 959 Prototype Is One of Very Few Surviving Examples In Existence
Developing a car from scratch starts with some drawing and calculations, then the building of test prototypes, then pre-production cars, and eventually the pilot production vehicles. Most of the time, test prototypes are usually destroyed when their use has been exceeded, yet here we are looking at a test prototype of the Porsche 959 – a car that is believed to be one of the few surviving examples of the F-Series prototypes from 1985. It’s currently listed for sale on Mechatronik for an undisclosed price, but is It truly authentic?
Drag Battle Of The Titans: 1570 HP Nissan GT-R Vs 1600 HP Porsche 911 Turbo S
Today’s dose of drag racing comes from the YouTube channel Officially Gassed where some of the craziest modified cars (and sometimes bikes) go head to head, to see who’s the fastest. It’s always interesting to see what the car scene is like in different parts of the world and here we have the U.K.’s fastest Porsche 911 Turbo versus one of the U.K.’s fastest Nissan GT-Rs, both of which pushing around 1,600 horsepower.
Crazy Race: Lamborghini Urus vs Porsche Cayman GT4 vs Audi TTRS vs Golf R
It’s always interesting to see how different engine layouts compare to one another. It’s even more interesting when a high-performance SUV goes up against some of the best compact sports cars and a capable hot hatchback. This is exactly the case with this drag race from Carwow, where a Lamborghini Urus is being challenged by a Porsche Cayman GT4, Audi TT RS, and a Volkswagen Golf R.
Watch The Lamborghini Urus Fight It Out Against The Audi TT-RS, The Porsche Cayman GT4, and The Volkswagen Golf R
Mat Watson and his team from ‘Carwow’ pit four very different vehicles against each other on the drag strip. The mix included a Lamborghini Urus, a Porsche Cayman GT4, an Audi TT-RS, and a Volkswagen Golf R. With the difference in size, shape, weight, and engine capacities, the race is quite unpredictable.
2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT
Porsche has launched the new 2022 Cayenne Turbo GT and it comes with some very impressive specs. It comes with a V-8 engine that puts out 632 horses, making it the most powerful V-8 engine to come out of the Stuttgart’s factory ever.It also set a new lap record at the Nurburgring, thus announcing itself as the top dog in the Cayenne’s lineup. Porsche has also said that the new Cayenne will arrive Stateside in early 2022 only in the Coupe form. As for the price, it is a shade under $200,000.
A Porsche 911 Turbo Gives The BMW M5 CS A Taste Of Its Own Medicine On The Drag Strip
BMW has upped the ante with the 2022 M5 CS. It makes more power than the M5 Competition, which itself comes with over 600 horses. It is also 230 pounds lighter, thanks to the generous use of carbon fiber. It has been a terror for other stock cars on the drag strip lately, but it seems like another German is here to put it in its place.
The folks at Throttle House decided to pit the BMW M5 CS against the Porsche 911 Turbo, and the latter has proved why it is in a league of its own.
Can A Ferrari F8 Tributo Pin Down A 1000-HP Porsche 911 Turbo S On The Drag Strip?
Brooks from the Drag Times YouTube Channel put out a video of an F8 Tributo taking on a tuned Porsche 911 Turbo S in a couple of Quarter-Mile passes. It’s not the first time that these two potent exotic’s have come together, but I really am curious to see as to how well a stock Ferrari F8 fares against a tuned Porsche. The showdown took place at the Atco Dragway in New Jersey.
This Porsche 911 E Rendering Is A Subtle Nod To The Classic 935
We can all agree that 911 is the definitive Porsche model. It’s the car you think about when you hear Porsche. But in times where everyone is heading towards electrification, one has to ask, what the future of the Porsche 911 is. A rendering done by Sandor Boldog gives us a good idea of what might be the future EV equivalent of the Porsche 911.
Watch The Audi R8 Spyder Lock Horns With The 992 Porsche 911 GT3 In This Epic Drag Race
Daniel Abt has uploaded another drag racing video on his YouTube channel, and this time, it’s the Audi R8 Spyder up against the 991 Porsche 911 GT3. The GT3 has proven its might time and time again, but the R8 Spyder is no slouch either. Do you think the V-10-powered Audi can beat the six-cylinder Porsche 911 GT3?
2021 Porsche Mission R Concept
The Porsche Mission R Concept race car was shown at the 2021 IAA Mobility show, which is currently underway in Munich, (September 7-12). The Mission R provides a taste of things to come, and this concept racer shows us what the future of Porsche customer racers that feature an all-electric drive might look like.
2022 Porsche Taycan Get Cool Color Options Still, Still Low On Gas
The Porsche Taycan has always been a great car, but it is not perfect. Its main rival, the Tesla Model S, still has cost and range on its side. While Porsche is not really doing anything about the cost, they are adding numerous upgrades for 2022 ranging from customization to tech, to range and efficiency.
Check Out These Ultra-Rare Porsche Racing Cars on Display at the Petersen Museum
The 2022 Taycan Has Been Improved In Ways That You Can’t Imagine
Updating cars on a year-to-year basis is becoming a new trend, and the Taycan is the latest model to jump on that bandwagon. For 2022, Porsche has improved the Taycan dramatically, with all updates geared toward making day-to-day use easier. It all starts with Normal and Range modes. When these modes are engaged, the front motor is almost completely decoupled and de-energized. And an new computer algorithm allows both motors to disengage when the car is coasting or at a standstill, something that also helps increase usable range.
Beyond this, Porsche has updated the Taycan’s thermal management system with the goal of optimizing the drivetrain. The battery can now be heated to a slightly higher temperature, which allows for fast charting earlier and at a higher charge level – something that reduces the amount of time required to charge. Even better, the excess heat from electrical components is now used to a greater extent to regulate the battery’s temperature.
Alongside these new upgrades, Porsche is now offering the Taycan with Remote Park Assist that will allow you to park it with your smartphone and Android Auto has finally been integrated into the sixth-generation PCM infotainment system. The Taycan can also be ordered through the paint-to-sample and paint-to-sample plus programs, the first one of which includes up to 65 available colors, like the cool red you see here.
Watch The 991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Battle It Out Against The 992 Porsche 911 GT3 For Straight-Line Supremacy
The folks at Carwow brought in the 991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS to take on the new 992 911 GT3 on a drag strip. The cars are eerily similar to each other, as they share the same engine, gearbox, drive layout, exhaust, and even weigh almost the same. And at the onset, it looks like it will be a mighty close finish. But, which car would claim the bragging rights and go down in the history books as a better straight-line performer?
The Porsche 356 Speedster-Inspired Iconic Autobody 387 Is Actually A 987 Boxster In a Classic Suit
For better or worse, replicas have become a part of automotive culture. It’s certainly an alternative to a million-dollar dream car, even if the quality is often questionable. When it comes to classic cars, there are many that have achieved iconic status. Naturally, this is also reflected in their price. The classic Porsche market, in particular, is more or less a constant in this regard. With this in mind, U.K.-based company Total Headturners has built a very convincing 356 Speedster replica based on a more modern mid-engine Porsche, and we think it looks awesome.
This ’Galpinized’ 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster by Porsche Santa Clarita Looks Gorgeous
Watch The Tesla Model S Take On The German Trio Of The Audi e-Tron GT, The Mercedes EQS, and The Porsche Taycan
The folks at Carwow brought in four of the best EVs that money can buy you today. The contenders include an Audi e-Tron GT, a Mercedes EQS, a Porsche Taycan 4S, and a Tesla Model S. The Model S is the veteran of the lot, but can it defeat its fairly new rivals on the drag strip?
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.