Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
With the “regular” 911 (992) GT3 out and official, all eyes are now headed towards the GT3 RS. As expected, the more hardcore version of the already hardcore GT3 will feature more of everything - except for the weight, of which it will have less. The most important thing is that the latest most track-focused normally-aspirated 911 is underway, and here’s what we can expect.
Updated 6-21-2022: The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been spied one last time prior to its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Check out the spy shots below!
This 964 Porsche 911 Turbo by Singer Kicks off a New Era of Porsche Tuning
Singer announced its first turbocharged creation back in February 2022. It was a tribute to the original 911 Turbo – the 930. The main highlight was the turbocharged, traditional air-cooled engine. It was the first turbocharged model ever made by Singer, and it had an impressive output of 450 horsepower. After the 930, Porsche launched the 964. Initial plans were for the Turbo 964 to be offered with a turbo engine, but there was not enough time to build one, so the original 964 had the same 3.3-liter engine from the 930. Two years later, the 964 actually received a 3.3-liter turbo engine. As was to be expected, after the 930, Singer focused its attention on the 964. The new Turbo Study project takes the first one a step forward and it is both sportier and more powerful. As usual, the project is developed with input from the customer, as Singer wants the car to be catered to the customer’s own personal taste.
2022 Porsche 911 GTS - Performance, Price and Photos
If you’re a Porsche enthusiast, your heart should skip a beat when you hear these three magical letters: GTS. It stands for Gran Turismo Sport, which is a motorsport homologation title. This designation was given to the first Porsche in 1963, the 904 Carrera. Porsche pulled the plug for a few years until Zuffenhausen revived the GTS name once again with the 924 Carrera GTS in 1981.
More recently, the GTS came back to the 911 (991 generation) in 2011. Fast forward to today and Porsche is currently narrowing the gap between the Carrera S and the Turbo in Porsche’s 911 (992 generation) with the new GTS. Let’s take a closer look at what many are calling the most usable hardcore 911 for the road.
1967 Porsche 911R - The Grand-Daddy Of The 911 GT3
Ferdinand Karl Piech, the ex-VW group CEO and the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, is an icon who turned Volkswagen into the automotive giant that owns a multitude of prestigious brands. As he famously stated "All I ever wanted to do was build cars" and his early days at Porsche proved he was pretty damn good at it. One of the best examples to prove the same is the 1967 911R - the lightest 911 ever built!
Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Porsche 911’s Interior
At the same time as all the other models in the 911 lineup, the Carrera will also receive an update. The first prototypes were caught testing back in February, and testing has continued ever since. Today our spy photographers caught a new prototype out on the roads of Germany and around the Nurburgring, and for the first time we also get a pretty good look on the car’s interior.
This RWB-Modified 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Has Seen Some Things
One of the finest examples of the 911 has to be the 993 generation Carrera. The 1995 911 was a breakthrough for its handling prowess, increased performance, and styling improvements. It was also the very last generation of 911 to be sold with an air-cooled engine. A modified 1995 911 Carrera by Rauh-Welt Begriff, a Japanese Porsche tuner, is up for grabs, and there’s a few things that are quite interesting about it.
This Porsche 911 RS America May Have Travelled the World More than You
Classic Porsches have always been a hot commodity among car enthusiasts, rarer and high-performance models have seen their prices nearly double, if not more, in recent years. This is partly thanks to Magnus Walker, the Porsche tycoon, and social media extraordinaire with a collection including literalyl dozens of Porsches.
Even without any direct connection to Walker, old Porsches fetch wild sums at auction, and another extremely unique 911 has just popped up for sale on Bring a Trailer, with plenty of money being thrown at it.
2022 Porsche Cayman 718 GT4 RS Performance, Price and Photos
The enthusiast crowd rejoiced when Porsche finally took the wraps off of its highly anticipated Cayman 718 GT4 RS in November last year. This was a car that Porsche fans had been lusting after for years - a Cayman with a 911 engine. Now, within the Porsche universe, the Cayman has always sat in the shadow of the 911, but the folks over at Weissach have finally given the 718 the performance and chassis upgrades that it has always deserved. The biggest upgrade, by far, has to be the mid-mounted flat-six engine from the 911 GT3 that revs to a colossal 9000 rpm. Now, this might sound like a cliché, but the Cayman GT4 RS is genuinely a track weapon for the road, and you’re about to find out why. Let’s dig in.
Manthey’s Performance Kit Makes the Porsche 911 GT3 one of the Top 10 Fastest Production Cars on the Nürburgring
When Manthey Racing modifies a Porsche car it does it with one purpose in mind: to improve the car’s time around the 13-mile Nürburgring-Nordschleife track. It did it with the Porsche 911 GT2 RS - a car that after the changes broke the record and became the fastest road-legal production car around Nürburgring with a lap time of 6:43:30. Now, the same treatment was applied to the Porsche 911 GT3, and while the sports car broke no record, the changes still considerably improved its lap time.
Watch a BMW M5 CS Fight It Out With the 997 Porsche 911 Turbo S
The folks from Carwow have brought an exciting drag race between two unique cars from different generations. On the left, we have a 10-year old 997.2-gen Porsche 911 Turbo S,. Next to that, a BMW M5 CS is in its current generation for the 2022 model year. They are “bonkers-hardcore-performance-thingy,” as Mat Watson wants to call them. But there are quite some differences between the two, since the M5 CS is a family sedan and the 911 Turbo S is a sports car. Also, on paper, the BMW has all the power to school the Porsche down the quarter-mile, but can the 911 Turbo S from 2012 really keep up? Let’s dive in.
This Porsche 911-Based 1985 RUF BTR II Cabriolet Could Soar Beyond $500,000 at Auction
The 1985 RUF BTR II Cabriolet needs no introduction, as it was a hell of a sports car with a ton of power and excellent handling behavior. It won the world’s fastest cars contest by clocking 186.2 mph as the top speed in 1984, which was insane. So here we have an example from the 1985 model year, and it is looking for a new home. There’s a good chance that it may go beyond the $500,000 mark before the digital hammer drops, but is it really worth it?
Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS: Celebrating 50 Years of the Duck Tail Spoiler
The Porsche 911 has had plenty of epic iterations over the years, but very few of those can match the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS. This performance variant of the 911 was not only a homologation special but also the fastest German automobile of its time with a top speed of 152 mph (245 km/h). More importantly, the development of the car, which started back in 1972, gave birth to one of the most iconic design elements of the Porsche 911, known as the “Ducktail” spoiler. In 2022, we celebrate 50 years of the birth of this motorsport-inspired feature.
Rendering: Would You Drive This Extra-Wide and Tantalizing Porsche 911 GT3?
Mikhail Sachko is a Russin 3D automotive designer already famous for his extreme design ideas. Many of you may have heard about him thanks to his recent Rockstar-branded Datsun 620 Pre-Runner pickup truck. There is no doubt that his biggest passion is motorsport, as all his cars are designed with racing in mind.
Big Sur by Singer Is Arguably the best looking Porsche 930 in the World
Singer Vehicle Design is famous for reimagining classic Porsches. Their previous creation was based on the Porsche 930 Turbo, but they are also famous for previously unveiled DLS packages. No matter the package, each car is modified to reflect the unique tastes and perspectives of its owner, whether targeted at regular use on the road or ultimate performance on road and track.
The latest project – called “Big Sur” is based, like usual, on the 930 Porsche 911 and features a very cool Horizon Blue paint job with top striping in Singer Racing Orange.
Compared: 911R vs 911 GT3 Touring - Looking Beyond What Meets the Eye
Jason Camisa beautifully articulated the fact that before the 911 R, VW’s typically German mentality dominated the cars that came out of Stuttgart. As a result, they were getting faster around tracks and quicker to 60 mph, all while losing the soul and essence that one desires from a sportscar like the 911. The regular 911s weren’t designed by engineers or purists anymore but by the accountants and board members who solely cared about sales figures. This is why the 911 R was such a big kick in the rear for that lot when it was met with unparalleled demand. This was a similar story for the 991.1 Speedster and every special Porsche with a stick shift and naturally aspirated engine.
This 991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS With a Gunther Werks GW9 Aero Package is the Ultimate Track Weapon
We are still waiting for the 991.2 GT3 RS to arrive, and judging by how improved the standard 2022 GT3 is, we can only imagine the updates the RS version is going to offer. Instead of waiting around for it to arrive, a better option would be to improve the look of your 991 GT3 RS with this cool GW9 Aero Package from Gunther Werks. For those of you who do not know, Gunther Werks is an American Porsche tuning specialist that in the past has come up with some amazing works like this Porsche 993 Speedster Remastered that was unveiled during the 2021 Monterey Car Week.
Porsche 904 Living Legend - The Ducati-Powered Track Car That Never Happened
When a brand has a history as long and as proud as Porsche, there are bound to be plenty of iconic models. While the Porsche 911 has been the brand’s signature model for decades and the basis for many special models, including competition models, the 1964 Porsche 904 was just as capable in its own segment. In 2020, Porsche revealed a series of previously unrevealed concepts that show that the 904 almost got a spiritual successor back in 2013. It was called the Porsche 904 Living Legend (LL), and here’s what it would have been had Porsche decided to make it.
The Brabus 820: A Porsche 911 Turbo S Tuned to Perfection
When the current 911 Turbo S was launched in 2020, it was downright impressive. With 640 horsepower, it became the quickest, most powerful 911 Turbo ever. The 992-gen 911 Turbo S is capable of so much more, though, and Brabus just proved it through an impressive tuning program.
Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Porsche 911 ST
Back in the 1970s, the racing world was very competitive - maybe a little bit more than it is today. With strong competition coming from makers like Ford or BMW, Porsche really had to offer something better than everything else. That’s how the Porsche 911 ST was born. The new race car was built for just one year: 1970 to 1971, and there were only 24 units built. The ST entered various races from Daytona, Targa Florio, and Nürburgring, and even won the GT class at Le Mans. Now, 52 years later, Porsche will pay tribute to the iconic 911 ST and its success with a special edition. It is based on the current generation 911 but will carry the ST name.