TechArt’s Porsche 911 Targa Is Ready To Respond To 911 Calls
TechArt got its hands on the Porsche 911 Targa and turned it into a police car. Don’t expect it to enter actual police duty, though. This tuned and dressed-up 911 Targa is a project between TechArt and TUNE IT! SAFE!, and it serves as a sort of symbolism for a worthwhile tuning initiative. That’s because this special Porsche 911 Targa is a showcase that, according to TechArt and TUNE IT! SAFE!, "shows that appealing creative tuning does not have to be in conflict with legal requirements."
The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Is the Fastest Street-Legal Cayman Ever
The Porsche 718 Cayman EV Won’t Lose That Mid-Engine Driving Dynamic
When Porsche revealed the electric Mission R Concept, it was billed as a preview of a one-maker racer, but it also previewed – to a small extent – what we can expect from the upcoming electric Porsche 718. In fact, the Mission R Concept was based on a highly modified version of the current 718’s chassis and even featured similar dimensions to the current road-going sports cars. And it’s because of this car that the next-gen electric 718 Cayman and Boxster will set the standard for how a modern sports car can transition into electrification without losing what matters the most – its driving dynamic.
Porsche Is Paying Tribute to the Past With Three Retro-Inspired 911s
It’s safe to say that Porsche has a version of the 911 for everyone. Currently, there are 21 versions of the iconic rear-engine sports car available, and that’s before we get to the special editions like 911 Speedster or anything Porsche can cook up for you, through their “Sondewunsch” program. But apparently, this isn’t enough and Porsche is coming up with more special versions – three of them to be exact – and here’s what we know about them.
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 956 Edition
The Porsche 911, in all its versions, is one of the most definitive sports cars of all time. With this in mind, Porsche’s “Sonderwunsch” (special request) program occasionally spawns some truly epic versions, based on the rear-engine sports car. Such is the case with this Porsche 992 GT3 “956 Edition”.
The Invincible Porsche 911 GT3 RS Gets Beaten By A... Volkswagen Beetle?!?!
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is arguably one of the best internal combustion-engined cars on the drag strip. It has even beaten the likes of the Audi R8 Spyder. So, why even bother to put it up against an old-school, 1970s Volkswagen Beetle? Well, because this Beetle has been electrified and makes 450 horses! The Porsche makes more horsepower, but can the instant torque of the Beetle prove to be too much for the sports car?
Porsche 911 GT3 Looks Amazing In 956-Inspired Livery
Paolo Barilla, overall winner of Le Mans in 1985, is celebrating his birthday in style. In cooperation with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, he designed his dream car. He wanted to drive a car that will remind him of the car he drive back in 1985. He opted for a Porsche 911 GT3 and went for the same color scheme found on the Porsche 956, but also went for unique wheels and a redesigned interior.
Singer 911 DLS Attacks Nurburgring
A few months ago, we talked about the Singer 911 DLS, which is a 500 horsepower, air-cooled, rear-engine, masterpiece, based on the 964-generation of the Porsche 911. We’ve been hearing about the car since 2018, but it was just a few months ago when the first customer car was finally ready. To say that the 911 DLS is the ultimate interpretation of an air-cooled 911 is a bold statement, which is why Singer decided to take it for a spin at the Nürburgring for some real testing.
RUF Made A 911 EV Long Before Porsche And Everyone Forgot About It
Porsche is a brand mostly known for the 911 – a car everyone seems to have the habit of trying to reimagine these days. RUF has been quite successful at doing that and, even before Porsche started dabbling with the idea of a hybrid/electric 911, RUF went on to make their own – the eRUF Model A.
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Is Damn Impressive on the Nürburgring
It is no secret that a new 718 Cayman GT4 is being thoroughly tested before its November debut. It’s the top-tier RS variant that has been caught numerous times by spy photographers, and now, Porsche has announced that it is 24 seconds faster than the standard GT4 around the 12.9-mile Nürburgring circuit.
This 1979 Custom Porsche 911 Turbo "Lil Hot Stuff" Is The Culmination of 1970s Excess
The first automobile was invented in 1886 and since then many great cars have emerged. But even nearly 140 years after the automobile’s invention, there are very few cars that have a cult following as zealous as that of the Porsche 911. This is especially true for the air-cooled models, which are all-time classics. If we combine the significance of an air-cooled 911 with the cocaine-snorting excess of the 1970s, we can see how a one-off 1979, guards red, modified Porsche 911 Turbo can be listed for $599,000 by a Florida dealership.
Porsche’s 3D-Printed Seats Are Now Available, But There Are Some Stipulations
Porshe has been obsessed with innovation, or needlessly reinventing the wheel, depending on how you look at it for decades. From stubbornly making the engine work in the back of the car to making an electric sedan that weighs well over two tons handle like a dream. As a result of this meticulousness, Porsche produces some of the greatest sports cars in the world. Building off this, the German sports car manufacturer is back at it again with their 3D-printed bucket seats.
Drag Race: How Much Quicker Is A Porsche 911 GT3 Than A 911 Carrera?
Our UK colleagues from Carwow have come up with another interesting drag race. This time, two versions of the Porsche 992 go head to head. You can probably tell, which of the two is going to win since we are talking about a base Porsche 911 Carrera and a 911 GT3. Racetrack performance aside, the question here is how much quicker the GT3 is, and will it be able to justify the enormous price difference?
These Are Porsche’s Three Greatest Designs According To Frank Stephenson
When you think of Porsche, most often you think of the Porsche 911. Saying that the rear-engine sports car is the brand’s most definitive model has turned into a trite cliché. A while back, we covered Frank Stephenson’s guide to Aston Martin’s three greatest designs. Now, as part of his YouTube series, he is giving us his take on the three greatest designs from Porsche.
2021 The Porsche 911 Cabriolet-based Techart GTstreet R Cabriolet Is Drop-Dead Gorgeous!
Techart’s package for the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S was one of the best ones we’ve seen for the car so far. It was a perfect mix of aesthetic and performance upgrades. Now, the tuner has come up with a kit for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet. The GTstreet R Cabriolet follows the same philosophy as the package for the standard turbo – make it even more aesthetically pleasing and pump up the power to make you go ‘Wow!’.
The Electric Porsche 911 Might Look Wildly Different
Electric sports cars aren’t exactly a thing yet. Sure, you’ve got the currently non-existent Tesla Roadster 2.0 and plenty of hypercars, but the closest we have to a genuine sports car is the Tesla Model S Plaid or the Porsche Taycan. Transitioning the everyday family car or even SUVs to all-electric drive is easy enough – relatively speaking – but when it comes to sports cars, things like weight and driving dynamics are just as important as power. Having too much of one and not enough of the other isn’t an acceptable compromise, and this is why we don’t have an Electric Porsche 911. Eventually, however, it’ll be possible, and when it is, the freedom that comes with EV tech could drastically change the iconic 911 forever.
2022 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 09/24/2021: The upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 RS was caught testing again, this time on the roads around the Nürburgring as well as on the track. Check out the story for new details on the future sports car!
2024: The Year Porsche Electrifies the Sports Car Segment
Manufacturers are hard at work, transitioning to fully electric vehicles, and Porsche has already come up with a strategy that would allow for the gradual electrification of its existing lineup. Last year, Porsche gave us the Taycan – its first fully electric production vehicle. It was a good exercise, which showed that there was indeed interest in a high-performance EV from Porsche. With this in mind, the German carmaker is already implementing its strategy to electrify its whole existing lineup by 2024.
Two Reputed Japanese Sportscars Learn It The Hard Way To Never Mess With The Porsche 911 Turbo S!
The Porsche 911 Turbo S needs no introduction. It is in its elements almost always, but on the drag strip, it is nearly invincible. The folks at ’Carwow’ decided to pit the German against two Japanese sports cars – the Nissan GT-R Nismo and the Honda NSX. Knowing their credentials, it looked like they stood a chance, especially the Godzilla. But, neither of them were even in the Porsche’s league and got their asses handed to them multiple times.
This Porsche 959 Prototype Is One of Very Few Surviving Examples In Existence
Developing a car from scratch starts with some drawing and calculations, then the building of test prototypes, then pre-production cars, and eventually the pilot production vehicles. Most of the time, test prototypes are usually destroyed when their use has been exceeded, yet here we are looking at a test prototype of the Porsche 959 – a car that is believed to be one of the few surviving examples of the F-Series prototypes from 1985. It’s currently listed for sale on Mechatronik for an undisclosed price, but is It truly authentic?
Drag Battle Of The Titans: 1570 HP Nissan GT-R Vs 1600 HP Porsche 911 Turbo S
Today’s dose of drag racing comes from the YouTube channel Officially Gassed where some of the craziest modified cars (and sometimes bikes) go head to head, to see who’s the fastest. It’s always interesting to see what the car scene is like in different parts of the world and here we have the U.K.’s fastest Porsche 911 Turbo versus one of the U.K.’s fastest Nissan GT-Rs, both of which pushing around 1,600 horsepower.