A Decade Apart: Manual 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S vs. 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S
With every new 911 generation, Porsche doesn’t forget to mention that it is the best 911 to date and equally important, the best 911 it can be at the moment of launch. This, however, doesn’t make past-gen 911s weak, for the simple reason that Porsche wholeheartedly invest all its know-how into its core sportscar, regardless of the age they came to be.
So when Throttle House dropped a video that compares the current 2020 911 to the 2010 911, our interest piqued.
How The Porsche 959 Rally Legend Redefined The Nature of Supercars
For most of its long and illustrious career, the Porsche 911 acted as the brand’s range-topping sports car through turbocharged models like the Turbo, Turbo S, and GT2. But the 911 was at times superseded by supercars like the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder.
The 959 was Porsche’s first supercar and it’s by far the most intriguing when it comes to the reason it was designed. Unlike its spiritual successors, the 959 was born out of Porsche’s desire to join Group B rally racing. But development took longer than expected and by the time the 959 was ready for production and homologation, Group B was cancelled. Porsche eventually raced it at the Paris-Dakar Rally, winning the grueling event in 1986. It’s been almost 35 years since the 959 won the race and Porsche is celebrating with a special "Top 5 Series" video.
What You Really Need To Know About the 1997-2004 Porsche 996 911
The Porsche 911 has had a long and illustrious history that dates all the way back to 1963. Basically becoming the posterchild for performance and what a true sports car should be, it has quite the cult following. One could even argue that it’s one of the most loved sports cars in the world. But, despite all of this love, there’s one generation that stands out as inferior, and that my friends is the 996 generation that was built between 1997 and 2004. Well, technically it stayed in production to some extent until 2006, but we’ll talk more about that later. So, was the 996 911 really such a bad car, and should you risk buying one today? It’s not as bad as you might think, although, there are some things you need to know about it.
This is a Rare Porsche 996 40th Anniversay 911 That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
The YouTube channel “Seen through glass” is a great place to see some amazing and rare vehicles. Sam – the presenter of the channel - spends as much time exploring the automotive world abroad as he does with his own cars. In this case, it’s the latter, as he walks us through a very rare and forgotten version of the Porsche 911 – the 996 40th anniversary. He spares no detail talking about this modern classic and there’s actually a lot to talk about.
This Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Sounds Orgasmic On The Track
Battered by the constant nagging for more eco-friendly (and boring) vehicles, as well as the eventual substitute of electricity for coal fuels, many car enthusiasts fear dark times are upon us. Luckily, the internal combustion engine doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, as you are about to see in this video, courtesy of the “Belgian-Motorsport” YouTube channel. What you are about to feast your ears and eyes on is a Porsche Cayman GT4, blasting down Circuit Zolder, in Belgium.
A Porsche 911 Turbo S and a McLaren 720S Roll Onto the Drag Strip - Can You Guess Who Wins?
Quarter-mile times were a big thing back in the 1960s when the big American companies were operating by the motto "win on Sunday, sell on Monday." It’s no longer used as a business model nowadays, but quarter-mile times are still a cool way to measure performance. In today’s comparison, we take a look at an exciting drag race between the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the McLaren 720S thanks to Carwow.
This Restored 964-Gen, Air-Cooled, Porsche 911 Looks Better Than New
Air-cooled 911s are held in remarkably high regard by Porschephiles and car nuts alike. In fact, they’ve established god-like status over the years, with some of that popularity coming from the work of Singer Vehicle Design. Fine examples include the 2017 Porsche 911 by Singer or the 2021 911 DLS. Few people know that the U.K. has a similar Porsche-centric restomodding firm that produces equally-amazing pieces of art on wheels.
Watch the Upcoming Porsche 911 Classic Rocket Around The Nurburgring
Porsche is really licking its fingers with the 911 and we are glad they do since this means there’s going to be a version for everyone, just as it has always been. This YouTube video, courtesy of Automotive Mike, shows us how the new classic-inspired 911 is blasting around the Nurburgring. We already know that Porsche will, once again, give us a throwback version to the 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS.
New Evidence Hints That The Four-Cylinder Porsche 718 Spyder Could Be Offered In Europe and the US
Porsche surprised the folks of China when it revealed a four-cylinder 718 Spyder in China on the sidelines of the Shanghai Auto Show. Dropping the legendary flat-six for a four-banger might seem a little out of place for something as driver-centric as the 718, but with emissions regulations getting ever tighter it makes sense to have such a compliment in the 718 lineup – at least in the People’s Republic, anyway. However, what was once thought to be a Chinese-only affair could soon land in Europe and maybe even the United States. How do I know? Well, these spy photos are a pretty strong indication.
A New Retro-Inspired Porsche 911 Is Coming - This is What You Need to Know About it
We recently showed you images of another version of the 911 (992) out testing. It seems Porsche is not done with the latest generation of their iconic rear-engine sports car. The 992 currently represents the pinnacle of Porsche 911 evolution and it seems the brand really wants this to be the most complete 911 yet. After all the usual versions of the 911, retro-inspired models make a comeback.
How Does This Porsche 356A Speedster Tickle the Fanboy In You?
2022 Porsche 911 992 Sport Classic
It seems Porsche is really counting on the 992 to be a successful model. Now that pretty much all versions of the latest Porsche 911 are accounted for, the German brand might also be bringing back the limited edition Sport Classic. A possible candidate for a new Sport Classic was caught testing at the Nürburgring quite recently. The Sport Classic first appeared with the 997 generation and was a throwback to the iconic Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS. Judging by the design cues, this might be the return of the limited version.
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.