Ken Block’s 1,400-HP Vintage Porsche 911 Pikes Peak Racer is Ridiculously Awesome
Hoonigan has built some insane stuff, but the most extreme builds have to be the ones done with Ken Block. You are probably familiar with the 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn, and the more recent Audi S1 Hoonitron, which is an obvious throwback to the original S1 Quattro from the 1980s. While the latter was designed and built in Ingolstadt, Hoonigan has decided to one-up Ken’s current ride, by building an unholy Pikes Peak creation based on a 1970s Porsche 911.
This 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance Offers the Same Performance as a 911 GT3 Cup
The future is electric, there is no doubt about that, and if the 911 will remain gas-powered for a little longer, things will be different for the entire 718 lineup. Porsche announced that as of 2025 both the 718 Cayman and Boxster will be replaced by an electric sports car. This will be the third electric car in Porsche’s lineup, next to the Taycan and the upcoming Macan EV.
A first glimpse at what the electric sports car could look like was offered back in 2021 when Porsche unveiled the Mission R Concept at the 2021 IAA Mobility show. Designed as a race car, the Mission R Concept has evolved even further, and it has now become the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance – a running prototype that will celebrate its premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from June 23-26, 2022.
2022 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 Caught On The Road For The First Time
Porsche Motorsport celebrates Manthey-Racing GmbH’s anniversary with the launch of an extraordinary special model. The model - 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 - was announced back in March 2022, but this is the first time the model was actually caught on the road.
Limited to only 30 units, the future 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 was caught testing in Meuspath/Germany, at the headquarters of Manthey-Racing GmbH.
Drag Race: Ferrari 488 Pista vs Lamborghini Huracan STO vs Porsche 911 GT3
Mat Watson from ‘Carwow’ is back with yet another drag race involving three supercars that have loyal fan bases of their own. But, no matter how desirable, this race is a tad bit stale. We had the same results with whatever kind of race that happened. Now, it’s not necessary that every race has to tug our heartstrings or give us the adrenaline rush, right? But, then why did we cover it? Well, the cars are eye candies and sound amazing. That’s it!
The Porsche 911’s Race Against A Dodge Challenger Hellcat Is Nothing But A Glorified Squash!
Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ staged yet another drag and roll race, but this time, with two of the most intimidating cars to grace the drag strip – the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody. Both these cars are intimidating in their own ways, but this is one of those rare times where they’ve crossed paths and have come face-to-face. While it may have been an exciting exercise, to begin with, the race was nothing more than a glorified squash. The Dodge had its moments, but it had no chance of winning any race. But sometimes such squashes are exciting, right?
Watch The Lucid Air Rip The Porsche Taycan Turbo S To Shreds In This Drag Race
Brooks from DragTimes pit two most powerful production EVs last month – the Tesla Model S Plaid versus the Lucid Air. It was very much anticipated because the Plaid finally had an EV-rival with similar specs. Now, the Lucid Air Performance Dream Edition takes on the third most powerful production EV on sale today – the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. The Taycan Turbo S, despite being the German’s flagship EV and being costlier than the Lucid Air and the Tesla Model S Plaid, made over 350 horses less than its rival here and wasn’t any lighter either. So, as expected, the Lucid tore through the Air in all the races they took part in.
Porsche To Run a Twin-Turbo V-8 On Renewable Fuel, At Le Mans
With the advent of electric propulsion and the search for “greener” alternative fuels, it’s safe to say we live in interesting times. For better or worse, the strife for sustainability has reached motorsports and Porsche is one of the leading companies, working on finding a solution that doesn’t involve complete electrification. It seems Porsche is on to something, since its LMDh prototype utilizes a hybrid powertrain, focused around a twin-turbo V-8 running on renewable fuel.
Porsche Taycan Is Formula E’s New Safety Car
Formula E, or, by its official name the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, is a single-seater motorsport championship for electric cars. So, it should come as no surprise to know that the safety car will also be an electric car. This season the responsibility goes to the Porsche Taycan and the official racetrack debut will happen at the opening round of the Formula E season on 28/29 January in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Fastest Electric Cars in the World
There is no dearth of electric cars in the market now. We aren’t just talking about the urban commuters, but also fast electric cars. There are many new automakers that start their electric car journey with fast cars or electric supercars. Companies like Estrema, Aspark, and even Tesla, for that matter, came up with fast electric sports cars or electric supercars. While some have faded into oblivion after showing us promising concepts, some have weathered the storm and are either into production or will enter production.
Here’s a list of the eight fastest electric cars in the world today that are in the production stage or about to enter production. Some of these fast cars are from mainstream automakers, some from established EVmakers, and some from new start-ups.
Watch A Porsche Panamera Take On A BMW M5 CS, An AMG E63, And An Audi RS6 In A Drag Race
Mat Watson and his team from ’Carwow’ got four cars to the drag strip for an all-German drag race. The contenders included the Audi RS6, the BMW M5 CS, the Mercedes-AMG E63, and the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. All the cars feature V-8 engines and two turbochargers. The Porsche goes in the races with a slight advantage, thanks to the electric motor assisting the engine and helping it make the most horses here. But, it’s a double-edged sword as the motor and batteries make it the heaviest. Which car do you think will dominate the races?
Can The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Beat A Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT And A Tuned Nissan GT-R?
When you talk about a supercar taking on a family SUV, you know who would win. But, when the SUV in question is a 640-horsepower Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT, things aren’t so obvious anymore. ‘Carwow’ uploaded a video of a Lamborghini Huracan Performante taking on a Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT and a surprise star next, which is a tuned Nissan GT-R. Do you think the Lamborghini would’ve made short work of both its rivals?
This Porsche GT2 RS Shows The Lamborghini Huracan STO Who The Real Boss Is!
The Porsche GT2 RS needs no introduction. The little beast has flattened a lot of supercars on the drag strip and the track in the past. Now, the car has come around again to add another name to its death note. The victim it has chosen this time is the Lamborghini Huracan STO! Daniel Abt uploaded a video of the same on his YouTube channel and it’s definitely worth watching.
The Porsche GT2 RS’ Drag-Strip Dominance Is Ended By A Ducati Panigale V4 S!
If there’s any car in Tesla Model S Plaid recent times that’s been able to maintain a Tesla Model S Plaid-like dominance on the drag strip, it is the Porsche GT2 RS. The GT2 RS is quite fast, but it has been handed a rare loss here by a superbike. The superbike in question is the Ducati Panigale V4 S and it has humbled the GT2 RS in this race conducted by Daniel Abt. Where does the Porsche go from here?
This Drag Race Between Five German Cars Oozes With Unpredictability
The ‘Carwow’ team brought in five German cars to face each other on the drag strip. The contenders include the Audi RS3, the BMW M2, the Mercedes-AMG A45, the Porsche Cayman GTS, and the Volkswagen Golf R. All the cars have very different setups – some are naturally aspirated, some turbocharged; some are rear-wheel-drive, some all-wheel-drive – that make this an unpredictable race. Which car are you betting on here?
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport is a 500-Horsepower Track-Day Special
Porsche is on a row, as it announces special editions of its 911 and 718 models. At this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show they, once again, introduced a track-only version of the Cayman, called the GT4 RS Clubsport. The mid-engine race car from Weisscach is based on the Porsche 718 GT4 RS, which also debuts on this year’s auto exhibition, in Los Angeles.