Porsche Is Preparing Another Facelift For The Recently Updated Macan
The first-generation Porsche Macan was launched in 2014, which means that it’s six years old as of 2020. Given that modern car life cycles take five to six years, it’s about time for a redesign. But it seems Porsche wants to keep the current Macan on the market a while longer. At least that’s what a set of new spy shots we just received suggest.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Looks Wild In The Latest Spy Shots
The latest-generation Porsche 911, dubbed 992, arrived in 2019 and as of August 2020 the German company has unveiled both the Carrera and Turbo models in coupe, cabriolet, and targa body styles.
But we’re still missing the hardcore GT3 and GT3 RS models, as well as the extreme GT2. There’s no word as to when these variants will arrive, but our paparazzi just spotted the GT3 RS testing in the wild. And it looks more aggressive than ever.
2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT
The 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT is an upcoming version of the Cayenne Coupe, a sleek SUV that Porsche originally introduced for the 2020 model year. Spotted testing in the wild with a different exhaust layout, the 2021 Cayenne Turbo GT is rumored to become the company’s range-topping model. It could also be a hybrid that generates more oomph than the already impressive Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid model. The fact that it was also spotted at the Nurburgring in the past suggests it will be more dynamic than any other Cayenne on the market. The equivalent of the 911 GT3 for SUVs if you will. The name is not yet official, but it could be called the Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT5, a badge that Porsche trademarked back in 2015.
Update 4/28/2020: The Porsche Cayenne Coupe GT Was spotted testing one again, this time with what we believe to be sport exhaust. Check out the latest pictures in our special “Spy Shots” section below.
2021 Porsche Cayman 718 GT4 RS
The 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is an upcoming high-performance variant of the 982-generation Cayman that’s rumored to debut in 2020. Essentially a more aggressive and powerful version of the existing 718 Cayman GT4, the 2021 will be the first of its kind and the first modern 718 to feature the "RS" badge. This car has been in the rumor mill ever since the first Cayman GT4 was introduced in 2015, but it took Porsche around four years to turn it into reality. Better late than never, I guess.
The 2021 718 Cayman GT4 RS is more than just a rumor now. The car has already been spotted on public roads with some camouflage on its body, but also with a beefed-up exterior. It features bigger vents in the front, a big rear wing, and many small details that set it apart from the already familiar GT4. Just like the latter, the 2021 718 Cayman GT4 RS will feature the 911’s 4.0-liter flat-six under the hood, but in a more powerful setup. Let’s find out more about it in the review below.
Update 3/18/2020: The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS has been spotted doing some cold-weather testing and there are a few subtle changes that you need to know about. Check it out in our “Spy Shots” section below!
Porsche is officially going to have several versions of its Taycan all-electric model, one of which will be an estate or wagon model that will most likely be called Sport Turismo. The Taycan Sport Turismo is exactly the same as the sedan model, but with a bigger trunk and more practicality.
It’s actually going to be the first mass-market, purpose-designed, all-electric wagon ever, and no, the handful of coach-built Tesla Model S wagons don’t count.
The rest of the package remains unchanged, so it’s only going to be sold with an all-electric powertrain (don’t be fooled by the fake exhausts on the back of the camouflaged prototype in these photos provided by our spies) which will provide great performance, as well as a large lithium-ion battery pack for decent range.
Design-wise, expect a slightly more toned down version of the Mission-E Sport Turismo concept that debuted at the Geneva motor show this March. Porsche is apparently also going to make a higher-riding crossover-style version of this wagon, but it will be the sedan and wagon that will be the two main models.
But even if Tesla doesn’t make a production wagon variant of its Model S, that model is going to be the Taycan and Taycan estate’s main rival because it is already quite well established in its segment.
Updated 10/28/2019: The 2021 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo was spotted testing in the wild once again with some minor changes as it moves closer to its launch for the 2021 model year. Check out the latest images in our spy shots section below!
2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible
Porsche is currently gearing up for the release of the next generation 992-era 911, offered as a follow-up to the current 991-era 911. Per usual, Porsche will offer a variety of body styles and equipment levels, including high-end speed and unlimited headroom with the up-and-coming 911 Turbo Convertible.
Updated 10/21/2019: The 992-gen Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible was caught testing on public roads again and, while it doesn’t sport that cool red top we saw last time, there are some small changes that tell us this baby is ready to debut. Check out the new pictures and the details in our Spy Shots section below!
2020 Porsche 911 Speedster
The 2020 Porsche 911 Speedster is a limited-edition version of the 991-generation 911. Based on the 991.2 model discontinued in 2019, the 2020 911 Speedster is the last iteration of the eight-year-old sports car. It’s also the first Speedster since 2010, when Porsche sold a limited-edition model of 356 units based on the 997-generation 911.
Previewed by a couple of concept cars used to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary of building sports cars, the 2020 911 Speedster is actually very similar to the show cars. But unlike its predecessors, it’s based on the track-ready 911 GT3 and generates in excess of 500 horsepower. As a result, it’s also the first Speedster developed by the Porsche Motorsport division. It also comes with a Heritage Design package that adds unique features inspired by vintage Porsche race cars, as well as a premium timepiece.
We Just Caught the 992-Gen, 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio with Its Top Down!
It’s not often that we get to see a car testing with its top down, and things get much more interesting when the car in question is Porsche’s new 911 Turbo. The 992-generation model is still months away from release but power output is said to be in the 600-horsepower region, and those beefy hips make us enjoy what we see so far.
Porsche’s been racking up the miles on their 992 test mules for well over a year now. We’ve seen them testing out in the Eiffel Mountains, on the Nordschleife to be precise, on the snow, and on the open road. What we hadn’t seen, though, was the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet with the soft top folded. Now that we’ve also ticked that, there’s not much else we would ask for before release aside, maybe, for a spec sheet?
The current 991 Turbo S packs quite a mean punch with its 580 horsepower, so a break into 600-horsepower territory wouldn’t be wishful thinking for the new car. What we’re sure of, in any case, is that we’d love to be in the place of that test driver and enjoy the last warm days of 2018 aboard a 911 Turbo, be it a factory test car.
Video: Porsche Cayman GT4 Spied at the ‘Ring, Looks Good Sideways
The new 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4 is on the way, and by all accounts, it’ll once again offer buyers an utterly untainted driving experience and faultless Stuttgart engineering. The up-and-coming performance machine was recently spied testing at the Nürburgring, and our carparazzi was on the scene to capture the coupe in full HD video as it attacked the fearsome race track.
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2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Cabriolet
An instant classic ever since it was introduced back in 1999, the Porsche 911 GT3 is living its final years as a naturally aspirated sports car, with rumors suggesting that it may go turbo for the next generation. With both the GT3 and GT3 RS models having received their updates for the 991 generation, Porsche may be preparing a new model before the 992-gen 911 arrives. The latest spy shots we received from our paparazzi suggest that Porsche might be working on a convertible version of the GT3 Touring.
Unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 911 GT3 with the Touring Package is essentially a slightly more comfortable version of the track. It’s still fast and powerful, but more usable on public roads. More importantly, it doesn’t have the massive wing atop the engine lid. We like to call it the love child between the 911 GT3 and the strictly limited 911 R. Needless to say, a Cabriolet model would be a nice way to send the current GT3 into the history books, but is this mule a beefed-up drop-top or are we actually looking at the 911 Speedster? It’s difficult to say at this point, but a 911 GT3 Touring Convertible would be a really cool idea.
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Is Porsche Working on a Successor to the Awesome 911 R?
With Porsche having already launched a GT3 version of the updated 991.2-gen 911, it’s safe to assume that a new GT3 RS is also underway . We might even get a new GT2 RS before the current 911 is discontinued, but is seems that Porsche may have at least one more version in the works. Our skilled paparazzi just spotted a wingless 911 GT3 on the Nurburgring and we might be looking at a successor for the 911 R.
Surprisingly for an upcoming model, Porsche didn’t bother to cover the important bits in camouflage. With everything in sight, it’s easy to observe that the coupe is based on the new GT3 and sports identical bumpers, wheels, lights, and exhaust pipes. The big wing on the engine lid is the most important element that’s missing, but upon closer inspection I found other elements that are different when compared to the GT3. There are no radiator scoops and the engine lid now features the vertical-slat grille seen on the regular 911.
So how do I know this is a new 911 R?
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2019 Porsche Panamera Coupe
The Porsche Panamera was introduced in 2009 as Porsche’s first-ever four-door sedan and the first non-SUV, front-engined car since 1995. Much like the Cayenne SUV, the Panamera shares styling cues with the iconic 911, which enables it to stay true to the brand’s heritage, despite being a significant departure from Porsche’s sports car roots. Initially criticized by purists for straying off the company’s path, the Panamera followed in the footsteps of the Cayenne and became a popular choice with luxury car enthusiasts. The sedan carried over unchanged until 2013 when it received a facelift that included minor design changes, a new twin-turbo engine and hybrid model, and a long-wheelbase version.
Ever since the Panamera hit the market there were rumors that Porsche is looking to expand the lineup with several body styles, including a shooting brake and a coupe. While the shooting brake has already been previewed by a concept car and spotted testing as a prototype, the Germans made no official statements about the two-door. Come 2016 and our trusty paparazzi caught an awkward Panamera test car on the move and we might finally have proof that Porsche is indeed looking to launch a large luxury coupe.
Details are still under wraps and some say that these awkward looking prototypes might be mules for the upcoming Continental GT, which will share underpinnings with the second-generation Panamera, but we think Porsche is pulling the trigger on a coupe that will essentially revive the 928. Keep reading to find out more about what it may bring to the table, and stay tuned for updates.
Updated 06/14/2016: Based on the recent spy shots, we decided to create a rendering for the upcoming Panamera Coupe. Let us know what do you think about it in the comments section below.
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The 2014-2015 Porsche Boxster is about to get a mid-cycle refresh for the 2017 model year, and a new batch of spy shots are giving us our best idea yet of what we can expect. Our photographers recently caught this preproduction prototype driving on the streets of Stuttgart near Porsche headquarters, wearing little more than some transportation protection and foil on the headlamps.
The front fascia has been re-sculpted and appears to jut out more in the lower section. The grill is still partitioned into the three sections, but the middle appears to be blocked off with an optic sensor (likely optional) for assisted driving. The two larger grills on either side now have three horizontal slats instead of two, and redesigned LED strips. The headlights are redesigned too, but unfortunately obscured here.
The new side intakes are the same size, but they’re now surrounded by some new brightwork with two horizontal slats. The door handles are new too.
Moving around to the back we see a pair of redesigned tail lamps with two smaller light housings lower down on the rear fascia. The black lower section has been redesigned too, and, going by this car’s two circular exhaust outlets, this appears to be a Boxster S we’re looking at.
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Only three years old as of 2015, the 991-generation is about to receive a facelift for the 2016 model year. As it is always the case with such updates, the 2016 Porsche 911 - 991.2 version of the current 2012 Porsche 911 - won’t bring many changes to the table design-wise. As we saw back in May, when the first camo-free prototype came out for a spin, the revised styling includes a new front bumper with better-integrated LED DRLs, a reshaped rear bumper with added air outlets, center-mounted exhaust pipes, and new door handles.
Now, Porsche engineers have brought yet another test car to the Nurburgring. The vehicle appears to be identical to the previous model, but this time around the 911 is painted in a flashy shade of blue and equipped with silver, multi-spoke wheels. The previous prototype was wrapped in black and rolled on black rims.
Although its styling is no longer a mystery, the 911 may arrive with a few surprises under the hood. According to some reports, all 911s (except the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 and 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS) are supposed to received forced induction with the 911.2 update in the form of turbocharged flat-six engines. This would explain the extra air outlets in the rear bumpers, but until Porsche confirms it, it’s best that you take this rumor with a grain of salt.
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It’s not exactly unusual for high-performance cars to return to the test track a few months after being revealed in production guise, but the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS’ recent comeback to the Nurburgring track raises more questions than it answers. Is there something wrong with the new GT3 RS? Is Porsche working on a few updates or, and this would be the most spectacular scenario, maybe testing a new model altogether?
The actual answer is still a mystery, but word has it Porsche is either attempting to fix a calibration issue that was discovered while the first cars were being prepared for their customers or testing some drivetrain software upgrades that may be introduced in the future. It could also mean that Stuttgart might have commenced testing for the much-rumored 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, but it would be a bit too early for such a prototype given the hyper 911 is reportedly scheduled to arrive three years from now.
Testing aside, the GT3 RS, which was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, should be ready to meet its first customers later this year. As a brief reminder, the most powerful naturally aspirated 911 on the market right now uses a 4.0-liter flat-six engine rated at 493 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. It needs only 3.3 seconds to hit 62 mph and hits a top speed of 193 mph. Sounds like this road-legal race car doesn’t need any upgrades...
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Launched in 2012 on an entirely new platform that was only the third since the original 911, the 991-generation 911 is about to receive a facelift for the 2016 model year. Porsche has been working on a revised sports car for over a year now, and although most details surrounding the drivetrain are still under wraps, the 991.2 is no longer a mystery on the outside. And we have our trusty paparazzi, and the fresh batch of spy shots they just sent our way, to thank to that.
Stuttgart’s new sports car came out for yet another testing session on both the public roads around the Nurburgring track, as well as on the track itself. The good news here is that the camouflage is finally gone, providing us with our best look yet at the updates Porsche has given the car on the outside.
Expect the full details to break cover later this year, as the facelifted 911 is rumored to be making its public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Until then, let’s have a closer look on what sets the 991.2 apart from its predecessor in terms of styling.
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The 911 GT3 nameplate was introduced in 1999 as a spiritual successor to the 1973 911 RS. The RS name was first revived in 2003 as a more powerful and track-focused version of the 996-generation GT3. At first motivated by a 3.6-liter flat-six rated at 381 horsepower, the RS gained 415 ponies when the 997-gen version was launched. Updated for 2009, the 997 RS received a 3.8-liter six-cylinder with 450 horses. For 2011, Porsche launched the GT3 RS 4.0 with a 4.0-liter engine and 500 ponies, putting an end to the 997-generation RS. In 2015, four years since the last RS rolled off the assembly line, the nameplate is making a comeback for the 991-generation 911. Preceded by the 475-horsepower GT3 in 2013, the new GT3 RS broke cover at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show with updated styling and technology.
The big news is Porsche’s range-topping, road-legal racer retains its traditional naturally aspirated status. Although previous rumors claimed the Germans would drop a turbocharged flat-six behind its rear hood, it turns out rear fenders are the only elements the GT3 RS received from the 911 Turbo. Keep reading to find out more.
Updated 03/06/2015: Porsche unveiled a new video featuring the all-new 911 GT3 RS in action on the Nardo race track. Enjoy!
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We know that a new 911 Turbo is coming soon, and we already have a pretty large collection of spy shots of the various mules running around. One thing we never managed to get a good shot of though, was the car’s interior. That all changes today, thanks to our crafty spy photographers. They caught one of the Turbo test cars parked after some cold-weather testing and got close enough to get a really crisp shot of the cabin.
The changes seem subtle, but they could have an impact on ergonomics and usability. The infotainment system looks like it is getting an overhaul, and the control layout of the sport functions may see its first major change in a decade.
If you want to take a closer look at what changes are coming, continue reading for more photos and our in-depth analysis of what we can see different.
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It’s been about three months since the 2015 Porsche Cayenne revealed its facelifted front end, and we are finally able to have a closer, all-around look at the updated SUV, as our skilled spy photographers caught a pair of test vehicles wandering about somewhere in Germany.
As we’ve previously noted, the Cayenne’s new face is distinguished by a more rectangular grille and slightly smaller side air inlets. The turn signals are now placed upward into the bumper, being mounted right above the air intakes, while the fog lamps gained reshaped surrounds. The headlamps have also been subjected to a redesign, but the new units aren’t too different when compared to the old ones.
Around back, the only noticeable novelties are the reworked bumper, the enlarged exhaust pipes and a new pair of taillights. The latter are still hidden behind semitransparent plastic wraps, but it appears that they are slightly slimmer as far as shape goes.
Our paparazzi weren’t able to zoom their lenses into the cabin, but it’s not like they missed anything. We don’t expect major improvements in the facelifted Cayenne aside from a reconfigured steering wheel and additional trimming options.
More important changes are likely to occur under the hood of the Cayenne S, where a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter V-6 engine rated around 420 horsepower is set to replace the current 4.8-liter V-8. Naturally, both the entry-level diesel and the range-topping Turbo models are in for power output updates, while the hybrid version will borrow the gasoline-electric drivetrain available in the Panamera S E-Hybrid.
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