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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman T

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman T

Extra sporting cred for the Stuttgart bantamweight

While most automakers these days are occupied with searching for new methods of extracting more and more power from their sports coupes, Porsche seems more concerned with something even more elusive - lower weight. As such, the German automaker has given birth to a string of lightness-adding model variants, including the likes of the 911 Carrera T. Now, Porsche is applying a similar performance philosophy to the Cayman. Like its 911 big brother, this fresh two-door takes the name “T” and offer a more driver-focused experience thanks to slightly less heft, a variety of standard performance equipment, and a few new aesthetic upgrades.

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Porsche's GT2 RS MR is the fastest road-legal car around the Nordschleife

Porsche’s GT2 RS MR is the fastest road-legal car around the Nordschleife

Porsche has taken back the fastest lap record from Lamborghini

It’s been too long since we last discussed the matter of Nurburgring records. This time, it’s big. Porsche claims to have re-taken the outright lap record for a production car on the fabled track located in the Eifel mountains. A GT2 RS prepared for the challenge by Manthey Racing is now the car to beat.

Porsche is crazy about records, as you might’ve noticed. They built a special 919 Hybrid prototype, known as the 919 Evo, just to showcase their engineering prowess, and to smash the then-lap record at the Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix track and the all-time Nordschleife lap record. Now, they’ve returned to the ’Green Hell’ to claim the fastest time for a production car, which had been in the hands of Lamborghini since earlier this year.

Read on to learn why this is a convoluted situation

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2020 Porsche Taycan CUV

2020 Porsche Taycan CUV

Porsche is set to launch a crossover-styled version of the Taycan. It will be based on the Mission E Cross Turismo, will be more off-road-worthy, and will be the third official model in the Taycan range.

It won’t differ too much from the concept, featuring mainly detail changes, but the same overall body and design. Some details, like the mirrors, the roof, and the rear light cluster will be different, as we’ve seen on Taycan sedan prototypes that are currently undergoing testing.

The Taycan sedan will be revealed sometime in 2019 and hit the market in 2020, so the Taycan crossover should debut sometime after the turn of the decade.

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The Porsche E Cross Turismo Concept Will Become the Production Version of the Taycan SUV

The Porsche E Cross Turismo Concept Will Become the Production Version of the Taycan SUV

The Taycan CUV will have some off-road worthyness to it... just a little

In a surprising turn of events, Porsche greenlighted the production of their Mission E Cross Turismo Concept. It is a strange, almost rugged, crossover-ish Porsche that grew from the architecture of the magnificently beautiful Taycan. Or the Mission E as it was known before acquiring the new name. Preparing for the production and the final development of the all-new electric cross, Porsche plans to create 300 new jobs at its home base in Zuffenhausen. This comes in addition to 1,200 jobs the company has already created for the production of the Taycan sedan.

The production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo will be a something like a Taycan wagon with a higher ride position. Don’t expect it before 2021 or 2022, though. After all, Porsche will increase investments into developing the electromobility solutions to $6 billion by 2022. The Mission E Cross Turismo Concept is only a part of this story.

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The Porsche Taycan Will be Priced to Compete with the Tesla Model S - At Least in Base Form

The Porsche Taycan Will be Priced to Compete with the Tesla Model S - At Least in Base Form

Pricing of Porsche’s first-ever electric car could slot between the Cayman and the Panamera

The Porsche Taycan is arguably the most technologically advanced model Porsche has ever built, but it’s not going to be priced that way. In fact, the Taycan looks like it’ll be more affordable than we thought. A Porsche executive revealed that the Taycan will like carry a starting price of €80,000 or around $92,500 based on current exchange rates. That said, top-spec versions of the Taycan aren’t going to come cheap, potentially reaching €200,000, or a little over $230,000.

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2019 Porsche Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo Unveiled

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo Unveiled

A mid-ranger that let’s you have your cake and eat it too

Porsche just dropped details on the new 2019 Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo, building a bridge between the Panamera 4S and the even-faster Turbo model. At the heart of the matter is a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, which spins out a hefty 453 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 457 pound-feet of torque at 1,800 rpm. For those of you keeping score at home, those figures improve upon those offered by the naturally aspirated ‘eight found in the previous Panamera GTS, besting the outgoing model by 13 horsepower and a whopping 73 pound-feet of torque.

The GTS once again employs four-wheel grip to put it to the pavement, plus some Porsche Traction Management wizardry to boot. An eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission makes the connection. Flat out, the Panamera GTS sprints to 60 mph in a scant 3.9 seconds. Top speed is rated at 179 mph for the GTS Sport Turismo and 181 mph for the GTS.

Complementary upgrades include a lower ride height compared to slower-trim Panamera models, with adjustments made to the standard Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management system. The corners are stuffed with some rather enormous brakes too, with discs measuring in at 390 mm (15.4 inches) in front and 365 mm (14.4 inches) in the rear.

The spec also includes the Sport Chrono Package and a Sport Exhaust as standard, while the wheels are upgraded to 20-inchers with the standard Sport Design package. Inside, you get Black Alcantara upholstery bits and anodized aluminum trim, while the optional GTS package tosses in new stitching, logos, and a fresh tachometer face. Optional equipment includes a new heads-up display unit.

Order books are open now, with the Panamera GTS starting at $128,300, and the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo starting at $134,500. Deliveries are scheduled for the second half of 2019.

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The All-New Euro-Spec 2019 Porsche Macan Revealed in Paris

The All-New Euro-Spec 2019 Porsche Macan Revealed in Paris

The baby Cayenne facelift includes changes mainly inside the cabin and under the hood

Porsche has released the technical specifications of the Euro-sped 2019 Macan today at the Paris Motor Show. Even though the crossover was showcased a couple of months back, the Stuttgart marquee had not revealed any information about it for the European market. The Euro-spec edition comes with changes all around and a new engine as well.

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2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo by TechArt

2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo by TechArt

Noted Porsche tuner partners with famous furniture brand to develop a program unlike anything you’ve ever seen

TechArt cut its teeth in the tuning world developing programs for Porsche models. Now it has a new one for the Cayenne Turbo, and it’s even partnered with high-end furniture maker Rolf Benz to develop the program. Exterior, interior, and drivetrain upgrades are all part of the menu, though there’s a good chance that all anybody’s going to be talking about is Rolf Benz’s involvement in the program.

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Porsche Taycan Promises a 3.5-Second Sprint to 60 MPH

Porsche Taycan Promises a 3.5-Second Sprint to 60 MPH

Not as quick as Tesla, but certainly no slouch

Hype is building for Porsche’s first all-electric performance car, as Stuttgart continues to tease us with fresh images posted to its social media accounts. Critically, one recent post included a tasty little morsel on the car’s specs, specifically the time needed to hit 60 mph.

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The Porsche Taycan Will Deliver More Than 600 HP

The Porsche Taycan Will Deliver More Than 600 HP

New-generation charging stations underway too

Back in June, we found out that the production version of the Mission E concept will be called the Taycan. Now, with development well underway and several prototypes already built, Porsche unveiled some technical data too, including its output.

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Porsche Macan Gains 911 Looks, More Equipment

Porsche Macan Gains 911 Looks, More Equipment

The 911 of the compact crossover market

Introduced in 2014 as a smaller alternative to the already iconic Cayenne, the Porsche Macan is a sales success with more than 350,000 units delivered in four years. The German manufacturer is now looking to add to the momentum with a mid-cycle update that makes the crossover sportier than ever before and adds new equipment inside the cabin.

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Porsche Taycan Orders Pouring In As Company Braces For High Demand of The Electric Car

Porsche Taycan Orders Pouring In As Company Braces For High Demand of The Electric Car

A lot of people saw this coming

The demand for the Porsche Taycan is skyrocketing as interested customers start piling up ahead of the electric car’s production launch in 2019. Porsche UK managing director, Alexander Pollich, confirmed the expected news to Autocar, though he did not disclose the exact amount of customer interest in the German automaker’s first-ever all-electric EV. The Taycan is expected to arrive in dealerships sometime in 2020, kick-starting a new era for the Stuttgart-based automaker.

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