2020 Porsche 911
Just like its predecessor, the 2020 Porsche 911 992 is a mix of old an new. While it rides on new underpinnings and features state-of-the-art technology, its design harks back to previous generations, including the original 911. The new sports car brings a few innovations to the market, but its most notable feature remains the fact that it’s the first 911 to not have a naturally aspirated engine.
Updated 01/11/2019: We’ve updated this review with a series of fresh images taken at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Check them out in all their glory in the gallery at the bottom of this page!
Performance Comparison: 2019 Porsche 911 991 vs 2020 Porsche 911 992
The new-for-2020 Porsche 911 992-gen has finally been unveiled in L.A., and it’s impressive, although you might not be able to tell with the naked eye. That’s why we’re taking a decisively geeky look at the performance stats that make up the 992-generation of, arguably, Germany’s most famous sports car and we pit them against the numbers of the old 991 model. Here’s a hint: the new one is better!
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a good looking beast with 700 HP under the hood
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is an insanely cool sports car that most of us can’t own because it’s expensive and sold out in a matter of days. But, you know what’s crazier than that? Unveiling a track-only variant of it at the same time with a new-generation version of the same car. That’s exactly what Porsche did today!
The 2020 Porsche 911 is Faster and More Powerful Than Ever Before
The all-new Porsche 911 has arrived, and as expected, it’s come to live up to the legacy of its name. Introduced at the Porsche Experience Center days ahead of its public unveiling at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the new 992 911 was brought out with the entire 911 family. That’s seven generations worth of one of the most iconic models in the history of the auto industry. Beyond the pomp and grandeur of the car’s unveiling is the car itself. The 992 911 is now faster and more powerful than ever before. It’s loaded with new driver assistance technologies, too, something that future owners — there will be a lot of them — can take advantage off once deliveries of the sports car start in the summer of 2019. The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S starts at $113,200, while its big brother, the 911 Carrera 4S, starts at $126,600, excluding the $1,050 in delivery, processing, and handling fees.
The All-New Porsche 911 Proves That The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same
There aren’t that many cars in the world that are as important to an automaker as the 911 is to Porsche. When you think of Porsche, you think of the 911. It comes as little surprise then that Porsche pulled out all the stops when it officially debuted the eighth-generation 911 at the Porsche Experience Center, days ahead of its appearance at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Orders for the eighth-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S are already open, though don’t expect deliveries to take place until the summer of 2019. The price of the 2020 911 Carrera S starts at $113,200, while the 2020 911 Carrera 4S will be offered from $120,600. Expect an extra charge of $1,050 to account for delivery, processing and handling fees.
The Porsche 911 T Goes on a Diet, Proves Porsche can Reshuffle its Deck
The phrase “less is more” applies to a lot of things in this world. It doesn’t, however, apply to the Porsche 911. In this case, “more is more” is a better way to describe the 911, and, for its part, Porsche is giving the people what they want with the arrival of the 911 Carrera T. The arrival of the 911 Carrera T comes at a time when Porsche is doing right by its loyal fan base by living up to its promise of introducing more “pure” iterations of the iconic sports car. The 911 R and the 911 GT3 are already around to tickle the purist’s fancy. Now it’s being joined by a new derivative that’s almost 50 pounds lighter than the standard 911. Happy days are ahead for Porsche 911 fans because the 911 Carrera T has arrived.
The Porsche 718 Twins Come to L.A. with Extra Horsepower and GTS Badges
There are plenty of reasons to love the Porsche 718 Cayman and the 718 Boxster. Their “S” variants pack 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, good enough to get them to run at speeds that approach 180 mph. But in the event that those performance numbers aren’t enough to satisfy your thirst for speed, Porsche has a solution in the new 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster GTS models. The two units made their debuts at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, and they come packing more power to go along with the three-letter nomenclature that has come to define many Porsche models in the past.
2017 Porsche Panamera Executive
The second-generation Porsche Panamera was unveiled in June 2016 at a special event in Berlin, Germany. The overhauled sedan arrives with an evolutionary design based on the previous model, but gained several 911-like features for added sportiness and a slightly longer and wider body. Inside, it adopted a fresh design with larger screens for the infotainment system and instrument cluster, while the previous V-6 and V-8 engines were replaced with smaller, more efficient units. The hybrid model was also redesigned, while 2016 marked the return of the long-wheelbase Executive version.
The Panamera Executive made its first appearance for the 2014 model year, when the first-generation sedan received its mid-cycle facelift. Offered in various trims, it had a 5.9-inch longer wheelbase and some extra standard equipment on the inside. For 2015, it also spawned an Exclusive Series model with a two-tone paint, bespoke interior, a limited, 100-unit production run, and a highly expensive sticker. At the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche unveiled the second-generation Panamera Executive.
Much like the previous model, the new Executive brings a few extra goodies to the table, as well as the same 5.9 extra inches to the wheelbase, which translate into a more comfortable interior, especially for rear-seat passengers. The elongated sedan is available in four trim levels, including the Panamera 4, 4S, 4 E-Hybrid, and Turbo, all based on the regular models and powered by the same drivetrains. Find out what sets it apart from its predecessor in the review below.
Updated 11/21/2016: We added a series of images taken during the car’s official debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
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2017 Porsche 911 RSR
Truth be told, Porsche did decent with its racing program for the 2015 FIA GTE season, but the German brand decided to sit out the 2016 season to prepare for 2017. Since we’ve last seen Porsche in GTE, the brand has been busy building its new GTE racer for the 2017 season. The new 911 RSR has been put through the paces on various tracks around the world, with a majority of the Porsche Works drivers getting behind the wheel at one time or another – a feat that’s quite rare in the development stage. But, it’s paying off well, and it looks like the new RSR is ready to take on the competition. It needed a break, though, so Porsche saw fit to show it off at the L.A. Auto Show, and boy does it look ready. With up to 510 horsepower on tap and, real driver assistance systems (a first,) and an improved body panel mounting, this racer will not only be ready to devour the competition and keep its driver safe, but can be serviced easily mid-race thanks new quick-release fasteners that are used for mounting a majority of the body panels.
On top of that, the Porsche gets an all-new body wrap. It still sports the traditional white, red, and black color scheme, but features the new factory design and, from a birds-eye point of view, showcases the silhouette of a Porsche emblem. Pretty cool, huh? In 2017, the new RSR will see some 140 hours of track time over 19 different outings in the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the well-respected IMSA Weathertech Championship. The new RSR has a lot of work ahead of it, but as you can see from the photos that we took at the L.A. Auto Show, it’s more than prepared.
With that said, let’s take a closer look at Porsche’s new racer before the 2017 season kicks off, and we’re too busy watching it fight on the track to pay attention to the finer details.
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2017 Porsche 911 RSR Roars into L.A. Ahead of Track Debut
Porsche attended this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show to showcase the second-gen Panamera, including the long-wheelbase Executive version, but the German manufacturer also used the American event to introduce a new race car: the 911 RSR. Revised following the 991.2 facelift applied to the road-going model, the RSR will tackle the 2017 racing season with a host of new features, as well as a new engine.
The unit in question is the naturally aspirated, 4.0-liter, flat-six that’s already being used in the 911 GT3 R and GT3 Cup race cars. Granted, it’s not exactly new in the Porsche stable, but it’s the first time this version found its way in the RSR. Porsche says that the six-cylinder is good for around 510 horsepower, but the actual output depends on the size of the restrictor, which varies depending on racing regulations. The engine mates to a six-speed sequential gearbox with a magnesium housing, which sends all the power to the 12.2-inch-wide rear wheels.
The RSR also became the first Porsche GT race car to feature state-of-the-art assistance systems. The track-prepped 911 comes with a radar-supported collision warning system. The feature detects the faster LMP prototypes early enough so that drivers can get out of the way. There’s also a new safety cage concept and a new, rigidly-mounted racing seat, both of which enhance driver safety.
Revised drivetrain and safety features aside, Porsche also improved the car’s serviceability, which is crucial during long endurance events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans. On the new 911 RSR, entire elements of the carbon-fiber body can be exchanged completely in a very short time thanks to clever quick-release fasteners, while changes to the suspension setup can be performed much quicker and easier than before.
Porsche will run two factory entries during the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 911 RSR will also tackle the IMSA Weathertech Championship, which will commence with the 24 Hours of Daytona on January 28, 2017. In all, Porsche expects to run the 2017 911 RSR at 19 events, which equates to more than 140 hours of racing.
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2015 - 2017 Porsche Macan
The Macan was launched in 2014 and became Porsche’s second production crossover and smallest SUV. Based on the same MLB platform underpinning the Audi Q5, the Macan was launched with a range of gasoline and diesel V-6 engines. Later on, it also received a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit, become the first modern-day Porsche to use a four-banger.
Remember when Porsche released the Cayenne? Remember all the people in their Porsche owners club shirts sitting around and telling you about how this new SUV was a disgrace to the Porsche logo and that all the company should design and produce are 911 variants? Well, the Cayenne turned out to be a real success, so the company decided to further expand its SUV lineup with the addition of a new model placed under the midsize SUV.
After being tested for a very long time, the new Macan made its world debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Initially, the model was rumored to be called "Cajun," but Porsche opted for "Macan" – a name coming from the Indonesian word for tiger. According to Porsche, the name symbolizes the Macan as a model that is "powerful and ready to pounce at any time, yet light-footed and tenacious on off-road terrain."
Initially, the Macan was only offered in “Turbo” and “S” form here in the U.S., but eventually, the Macan GTS was made available as well. In 2016, Porsche expanded the Macan lineup even further with a new entry-level model.
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In 2015, Porsche launched the Cayman GT4 and started a new chapter for its entry-level sports car. Overshadowed for many years by the 911, the Cayman finally received the high-performance update it deserved, giving Porsche enthusiasts a more affordable, mid-engined alternative to the mighty 911 GT3. As soon as the Cayman GT4 arrived, rumors surfaced about a more powerful GT4 RS version, but Porsche denied it. It turns out Porsche had bigger plans for the GT4, which was being prepared to go racing.
Dubbed the GT4 Clubsport, the Cayman-based race car was unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. The mid-engined coupe will be homologated for a number of racing series around the world. In the U.S., the GT4 Clubsport will be eligible for series’ such as the Pirelli World Challenge, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, and club races run by the Porsche Club of America.
Needless to say, Porsche’s intentions with this track-prepped GT4 are more than obvious. With the 911 GT3 and its many race-spec iterations already dominating various competitions, the Germans want to up the ante in lower classes as well, where privateers have struggled to achieve success with modified versions of the Cayman S.
It remains to be seen whether the GT4 Clubsport will have what it takes to win races, but until it hits the track at full speed, let’s find out what sets it apart from its road-going sibling and what race-bred technologies it hides under the skin.
Updated 11/18/2015: The new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport made its world debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.
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The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is officially confirmed for production. The new sports car will make its public debut in just a month, during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, and it should put the current Cayman GT4 into the shadows.
However, don’t forget that the Porsche Cayman GT4 is a “driver’s car” and it is capable of some pretty amazing performance, while having an aggressive appearance and some internals borrowed from its larger brother, the 911. Some enthusiasts went as far as to say that this will cannibalize the 911, but true connoisseurs aren’t worried at all.
But enough with the Porsche Cayman GT4. This article isn’t about it anymore, but about the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. It may wear a similar name, but it will be such a different ride, and it will be only aimed toward track-day events and various motorsport competitions, because its future owners will not be able to drive it on public roads.
Note: Porsche Cayman GT4 pictured here.
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Porsche first offered the Cayenne GTS in 2007 as a lighter and more aerodynamically honed version of the SUV. Although not as powerful as the Turbo versions, the GTS had better driving dynamics thanks to its sport suspension and reduced curb weight.
The Cayenne was the first modern Porsche to wear the GTS emblem, paying tribute to a nameplate introduced in 1963 with the 904 Carrera. The moniker was later used for the front-engined 924 and 928 models and, once it returned on the Cayenne, it found its way on the 911 and Panamera. As the facelifted second-gen SUV bowed for the 2015 model year, Porsche also launched an updated version of the Cayenne GTS.
Much like the revised Cayenne, the GTS boasts numerous exterior design updates and a slightly revised interior. More importantly, though, the GTS ditched its familiar V-8 powerplant in favor of a twin-turbocharged, V-6 mill. Despite dropping two cylinders and displacing only 3.6 liters, the new engine pumps more power and torque into the Cayenne GTS, which also brings quicker sprints and a stronger position among its competitors. Read on to find out what’s new on the revised Cayenne GTS.
Update 11/21/2014: We’re live at the LA Auto Show and took some shots of the Cayenne GTS while there. Check out the images after the jump and in the gallery.
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Porsche has dropped the details on the special edition Panamera Exclusive Series that it plans to unveil at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The model is based on the equally opulent Panamera Turbo S Executive and will be limited to just 100 units. If the car’s name is any indication of what we can expect, the Panamera Exclusive Series will feature a laundry list of fancy upgrades on the saloon’s exterior and interior.
The German automaker thinks highly enough of the Panamera Exclusive Series that it’s even giving the car its own airtime at the LA Auto Show. You might not think it’s worthy of its own spot in LA now, but once you find out all the unique details Porsche Exclusive gave this particular Panamera, you’ll probably hunt it down in the City of Angels just to get a close-up look at it.
The Panamera Exclusive Series is only available as a left-hand-drive model. That’s too bad for our friends in the UK and all other right-hand-drive countries. Porsche has made no indication of how many models are earmarked for the U.S., but considering that it’s making its debut in Los Angeles, I’d be very surprised if the U.S. allocation is anything less than 20 to 30 models.
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Porsche is busy testing the upcoming Macan, and it looks like with every test the crossover starts losing more and more camouflage. The latest test took place on the Nurburgring race track, and,as you can easily see, the prototype caught here is almost completely uncovered.
The only camouflage we can see is on the headlights — they are hidden under stickers in an attempt to make them bigger — on the small side windows and on the thinner taillights. Everything else is revealed in all its glory and it is now obvious that the Macan will look like its big brother, the Cayenne.
When it comes to the engine lineup though, the Macan will be a little bit different than the Cayenne. The base version will get a four-cylinder engine with 220 horsepower, while the Turbo version will get a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 rated at 370 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
Expect to see the Porsche Macan at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.
2014 Porsche Cayman
The second-generation Porsche Cayman was unveiled in 2012, seven years after the nameplate made its debut on the same platform as the Boxster. The upgrad brought a new body design, a longer wheelbase, a wider front track, and a revised interior that matched the styling of the more upscale 911 model. The redesign also brought more power to the table, with both the base and S models gaining updated flat-six engines alongside tweaked six-speed manual and seven-speed PDK transmissions.
As a result, the new Cayman was quicker and had better handling and driving dynamics.
Unlike its predecessor, the second-generation Cayman also spawned a GTS variant, previously available only on the 911. The sportier model was followed by the Cayman GT4 in 2015, a more track-oriented sports car that borrowed its engine from the 911 Carrera S. The GT4 Clubsport was another premier for the nameplate. Developed by Porsche Motorsport for racing, it featured several weight-reducing measures, a mechanical rear-axle locking differential, and a race-spec interior with a racing bucket eat and six-point harness.
The second-gen Cayman received an extensive facelift in 2016, when Porsche not only revised its design, but also changed the name and replaced the flat-six units with turbocharged, four-cylinder engines.
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This year’s edition of the Los Angeles Auto Show has witnessed some exciting and electrifying launches by most established brands.
Being one of the most important markets for the automobile industry, most car manufacturers see it fitting to debut their new models, variants and lineups in L.A. Every auto show has its stunners and duds, and some automakers just pull out ridiculous stuff to make us giggle – whether that giggle is intended or not is up for debate.
Sadly, the L.A. Auto Show’s biggest event is already over – the press days on the 28th and 29th of November – so we have pretty much seen everything that there was to see. The show does continue through December 6th, but those are general public days where the people that may actually buy these rigs can come and get a better look at them.
The L.A. Auto Show does, essentially, close the book on the 2012 auto show season, as just a few minor shows remain, but don’t fret; the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and its headliner – the C7 Corvette – are just around the corner.
To help ease the transition between the ending of the 2012 L.A. Auto Show and the beginning of the NAIAS, we bring you the top-5 cars launched at the soon-to-close L.A. Auto Show.
Following in the Cayenne GTS’ footsteps from three years ago, the Panamera is getting introduced to its own GTS package. Porsche has unveiled the new Panamera GTS which will go on sale in February 2012. US prices will be announced at a later date.
The GTS in the car’s name stands for Gran Turismo Sport and promises the same extraordinary Porsche performance that started with the legendary 904 Carrera GTS back in 1963. The Panamera GTS uses a modified 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, the same engine used in the 4S trim model, but it now develops 30 hp and 14.75 lb.-ft. of torque more. It also has a faster-revving engine with a maximum engine speed that has been increased by 400 rpm to 7,100 rpm.
Next to more power, the GTS has also received a more aggressive design thanks to reduction of ten millimeters in ride height, a high-gloss black exterior package, upgraded brakes, and a sportier interior.
UPDATE 11/22/2011: Porsche has released the first promotional video for the new Panamera GTS unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. Check it out!
UPDATE 02/14/2012: Porsche has unveiled today a new video for the Panamera GTS presenting Rally legend Walter Röhrl on a lap around the Ascari circuit in Spain.
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Remember Porsche announced a few days ago it will bring a new mid-engined sports car in LA? Here it is! It is called Cayman R, and not CS as we expected; with R standing for responsive and refined, and of course racing. The name pays tribute to the first Porsche with the "R" designation, the 911 R of 1967. It will go on sale in February 2011, at a price of $66,300.
What makes the difference between a standard Cayman and the R version? First the engine. The Cayman R is powered by a tuned-up 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine that develops an impressive 330 HP. The the sprint from 0 to 60 mph, now made in 4.9 seconds (or 4,7 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono packages) and the top speed of 175 mph with manual gearbox, or 174 mph with PDK.
But that’s not all. With the new Cayman R, Porsche also focused on reducing the car’s weight. For that the company used only lightweight components and renounced to any convenience equipment. There is also a new set 19 inch light wheels. The result is a total weight of 2855 lb and a power-to-weight ration of 8.6 lb per horsepower.
Also for the exterior the Cayman R gets distinctive fixed rear spoiler, high-quality silver-painted wheels and numerous sporting highlights, black-framed headlights, black exterior mirrors and the "PORSCHE" lettering on the side – in contrasting black or silver, depending on the body color.
UPDATE 12/23/2011: It’s been a while since Porsche revealed any details on the spicy Cayman R, but they have now unveiled a new video in which Porsche’s Chief Driving Consultant Gordon Robertson explains the benefits of the Porsche Cayman’s layout as he explores the nuances of the car’s handling and balance. Hit the jump for the video!