Matt Farah Exposes The One Thing Wrong With the 2020 Porsche Cayman GT4
Porsche revised the range-topping Cayman GT4 for the 2020 model year with notable performance upgrades. Although the entire Cayman range switched to turbocharged flat-four engines, Porsche kept a flat-six in the GT4. Not only that, but it also replaced the previous 3.8-liter unit with the 4.0-liter flat-six from the 911 GT3.
This engine cranks out an extra 34 horsepower and increases top speed close to 190 mph. Some say that the latest Cayman GT4 is better than the Porsche 911 and Matt Farah seems to agree in his review of the sports car. However, Farah also believes that the Cayman GT4 needs one specific aftermarket upgrade to be perfect.
Check Out This Awesome Review of a Street-Legal Gunther Werks 993 Porsche 911
Because the Porsche 911 is a very popular car, the market is now packed with tuners that modify the German sports car. Among them, there are a few shops that do older 911s. Gunther Werks is one of them, and its reinterpretation of the 993-generation 911 is impressive, to say the least. And it’s not just a beefed-up 911, but a full-fledged race car that’s road legal.
Here’s the Evolution of the Porsche Boxster and How It Saved Porsche In the Early 1990s
Porsche may be a successful company right now, but it had it’s fair share of financial difficulties in the past. The early 1990s were pretty rough for the Germans, as sales had dropped from more than 50,000 units a year in 1986 to only 14,000 examples in 1993. Porsche had to do something about it and a new 911 model wasn’t enough. So the German company started exploring other possibilities, including a replacement for the front-engined, entry-level line that previously included the 924, 944, and 968. Some say that Porsche looked to the success Mazda was having with the Miata and opted to design a new mid-engined roadster inspired by the iconic 550 Spyder of the 1950s. It was dubbed the Boxster, it was cheaper than the 911 but still fast and powerful, and it saved Porsche from bankruptcy. The folks over at Car Evolution just posted a cool video that show how this nameplate evolved in almost 25 years on the market.
2021 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman: What’s New?
Taking care of the models in your lineup, upgrading them on a yearly basis or simply applying a nip and tuck every now and then is pretty much like nurturing children.
For the 2021MY, Porsche is making sure the 718 Boxster and Cayman brothers are in top shape to perform in the market but most importantly, on the road, too.
The Porsche 911 Basically Prints Money, and That’s Why Porsche Can Sell the Taycan At a Loss For Now
Back in the 1990s, Porsche 911 sales were so slow that the German carmaker had to develop an SUV, the Cayenne, to return to profitability. Come 2020, and the Porsche 911 is the most profitable car in the world. According to Bloomberg, the 911 accounted for nearly 30 percent of total Porsche earnings in 2019, even though it made up only 11 percent of the company’s sales.
Sorry, Folks, But a Naturally Aspirated Porsche 911 Carrera Isn’t Going to Happen
With the recent return of naturally aspirated engines to the 718 Boxster and Cayman lineup, it has raised the question of whether or not Porsche will offer a turbo-free 911 Carerra. It could, considering its new 4.0-liter engine (currently found in the Cayman GT4, Boxster Spyder, Cayman GTS, and Boxster GTS) would be a good fit in theory, but there’s a lot more to it than that.
Crazy Car for Sale: Center-Drive 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Turned GT3
We have come across some pretty interesting cars for sale these days. Just recently, we covered that custom 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 by Vielside and let’s not forget about the apocalypse-surviving Toyota 4Runner or the R35-power Nissan Juke. And, these are just the tip of the iceberg. This time, we’re here to tell you about a 2008 Porsche Carrera S that has been converted to center drive and fitted with tons of GT3 parts. The real kicker: It is 150-pounds lighter than it was when it rolled off the production line and 75-pounds lighter than a stock 911 GT3.
Meet the Guntherwerks 400R - a 25-Year-Old Porsche 911 That’s Faster Than Today’s GT3!
Are you bored of resto-modded Porsches? Good, because neither are we and since we’re talking old Porsches that are made to beat whatever Stuttgart’s got on its production lines right now, let’s take a look at the Guntherwerks 400R, namely the production version of a car we first heard about back in 2018.
It’s been improved in many areas since then and now Guntherwerks is ready to begin making this half-a-million-dollar 993 on steroids. You can still probably get one but you gotta act quick - they’ll only be making 25 400Rs.
Check Out Doug DeMuro’s Presentation of the Often-Forgotten Porsche 968 Clubsport
The 968 was the last great sports car from Porsche’s transaxle era, which started with the 924 and continued with the likes of 944 and 928.
Porsche finally exited this transaxle phase in 1995, with some 400,000 such models built, so a nod back to those times always makes sense - and you don’t have to be a Porschephile to acknowledge it. Thanks to Doug DeMuro, the 968 Club Sport gets the attention it deserves.
2020 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition
The 2020 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition is a limited-edition version of the 911 Targa, which the German automaker unveiled in late May 2020. Initially showcased on the 911 Speedster in 2019, the Heritage Design package makes its debut on the 992-generation 911 through the Targa model and Porsche says that three more models will follow. The series will also be joined by a Heritage product line, as well as a limited-edition chronograph. The Heritage Design package is just a visual upgrade, with no modifications to the drivetrain, and it pays tribute to Porsche from the 1950s and early 1960s.
The Man Behind the Porsche 911 Has Dreams of Going Smaller, But The Consequences Would be Devastating
Porsche has been building the 911 on the same recipe for more than 50 years now. But even though it retains the layout and the design (for the most part) of the original car, the 911 changes in many ways. Most notably, it’s heavier and more complex. While more technology makes it a better car for the majority, something that the 911 should return to its original simplicity. And Frank-Steffen Walliser, the man behind both the 911 and the 718, is among them and thinks that the 992-gen 911 should have been smaller.
Speaking to the Australian media at the debut of the 992-generation 911 Targa, Walliser said that he wished the 992 was smaller. "Maybe I would do it a little more sporty than the 992 in general, but I have no complaints of this model," he added.
This Rendering of a 993-Gen Porsche 911 Safari Will Make You Question Your Automotive Beliefs
Old Porsche 911s turned rally cars are not a novelty. We’ve seen a couple of them over the years and all we can say is that our garages wouldn’t mind one. Actually, Porsche built such contraptions in the early 1970s, after it got out of racing in the WRC, and while there are no such plans for the future, here’s a batch of 993-based 911 ’Safari’ renders that might turn into reality should someone crazy enough see them.
Porsche’s 2021 911 Targa rounds up the 911 trifecta just in time for summer
2020 Porsche 911 Coupe And Cabrio By TechArt
TechArt’s love affair with Porsche started in 1987 and since then, the German tuner has been churning out all sorts of treatments aimed mostly at the 911 but also at Porsche’s other models, like the Panamera.
The company’s latest work is dedicated to the new 992-gen 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S. It’s also compatible with both the coupé and the cabriolet, offering sound, design, as well as power upgrades. Let’s check it out.
The Porsche 911 Carrera Already Gets An Update For 2021
Porsche announced that the 911 Carrera S and 4S can be fitted with a seven-speed manual as an alternative to the slick-shifting eight-speed PDK dual-clutch. The best thing about the news is that customers who opt for the manual won’t be charged extra, says the carmaker.
Can The 2020 Porsche Taycan Drift?
The Taycan is arguably one of the most exciting EVs money can buy for the simple reason that it offers near-supercar performance in a package that looks like a proper performance-oriented machine and not like just another sleek sedan.
That said, we’ve been wondering for quite some time whether the new Taycan can throw its rear end and drift around. Turns out we just got our answer and it’s a big yes.
The last production 2020 Porsche 911 Speedster auctioned for COVID-19 relief
The Porsche 911 Speedster returned for the 2020 model year after a nine-year absence. It’s the final iteration of the previous 991.2-generation 911, it’s incredibly expensive, and limited to 1,948 units. If you missed out on the Speedster when Porsche introduced it in 2019, you can buy the final example at an RM Sotheby’s auction for coronavirus relief.
Marketing aside, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S from Bad Boys for Life, the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise is a nice nod back to the 911 (964) Turbo 3.6 from the first movie.
Sure, we would have liked to see the new 911 Turbo in the able hands of Mike Lowrey (Will Smith), but a Carrera 4S is still a 911 and you won’t hear us complaining anymore. The thing is, though, why does it sound like a Carrera GT?
Can You Realistically Expect 500 Horsepower from the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS?
It’s been less than a year since Porsche introduced the GT4 version of the Cayman (in June 2019) and the German company is reportedly working on a more hardcore version of the sports car, to be called the GT4 RS. This version is rumored to arrive sometime in 2021 with a stiffer suspension, a more powerful engine, and a lighter curb weight. The big news is that the upcoming GT4 RS could generate close to 500 horsepower.
This Anniversary Video for Three Iconic Porsche Models Will Hit You Right in the Feels
Porsche’s lineup over the years has seen more than a fair share of iconic road cars and race cars. The German carmaker has enjoyed such a great deal of success in motorsport that its road-going models couldn’t have been anything else other than brilliant.
This statement is true today as well. Ignore the 911 and the 718 range, Porsche’s SUVs, despite frowned upon by some, are top-of-class in their segments when it comes to driving dynamics and road zest. But the cars you’re about to see are absolute automotive Gods.