Following an impressive Scottsdale Auction at the end of January, Bonhams is offering an extraordinary single-owner private collection of a dozen air-cooled Porsche Turbos.
The 911 Dakar’s engineers raided the 911 parts bin, transplanting the 473hp twin-turbo flat-six from the Carrera GTS, installing the GT3’s carbon-fiber hood, the Carrera S brakes, and the cooling system from the Turbo S.
After 6,000 miles of true off-road testing complete, along with a total of 300,000 miles of “extreme conditions”, Porsche is ready to debut the 911 Dakar next week on November 16th.
At $224k, the GT3 RS ain’t cheap, but try to think of another car that does what this does for less. We’re pretty sure you can’t think of a car that is better for less, so we’d say the 911 GT3 RS qualifies as good value.
Fellow Porsche nerds, this is a must-see: Top Gear’s Chris Harris chats with Andreas Preuninger about every generation of the Porsche GT3, with a light introduction of the new one at around the 28:20 mark.
The Porsche 911 GT1 barely needs any introduction, especially here on WR. One quick glimpse instills instant excitement; one can imagine how much of a thrill it was roaring through the world’s most iconic racetracks with its twin-turbo, 3.2-liter flat-6 and sequential gearbox.
Wear headphones! The audio in this video was recorded with in-ear binaural microphones. With headphones or earbuds on, you’ll feel like you’re actually sitting in the driver’s seat.
Evo Magazine reports that they’ve spied the new 992 911 Turbo. While all 911s are now turbo (much to some folks’ dismay, the Taycan as well), the badged 911 Turbo S is expected to have around 600 horsepower and all-wheel drive to keep up with the Turbo S power increase trend through the past 3 generations.
This week, Porsche announced the latest way to send all that power to all four wheels: the new 992 Carrera 4.
The unveiling of the first Porsche 911 GT3 in March 1999 at the Geneva Motor Show signaled the start of a new era for discerning sports car drivers.
Here Tedward take us for a look at, listen to and ride in his 1988 911.
Porsche has rolled out the latest version of the 911 RSR for top level WEC GTE Pro and IMSA Weathertech GTLM racing. We love 911s, and we think the new one looks sweet, but you have to understand what Porsche has done to realize how different this car really is.
The latest buzz around the sports car water cooler is that a refreshed Porsche 911 lineup, due in autumn of 2015, will signal the end of natural aspiration in the Carrera and Carrera S 911s, with a switch to smaller displacement and turbocharging in the name of addressing ever-tightening fuel economy and emissions standards. But in case this comes as a bit of bad news to some enthusiasts, there is a silver lining here.
Back in March, Porsche announced it was reviving the GTS badge on the Boxster and Cayman models, the first to wear the emblem since the 1963 Carrera 904. Now the automaker has decided to apply the GTS treatment to the venerable 911 with four new iterations of the sports car that offer more power, uprated suspension, additional features, unique aesthetics, and perhaps most importantly to some, a more viable alternative for those who want a 991 GT3 but demand a manual gearbox.
Porsche has been taking its time developing the hardcore version of the already potent 991 generation 911 GT3, which is understandable given the latest GT3’s inclination to spontaneously combust. Some lightly camouflaged GT3 RS test mules were spotted testing in Nürburg earlier this year, but these photographs, used for patent filing and discovered by CAR, now show us the new GT3 RS in full form.
Tiff Needell takes the new Porsche semi-convertible around the Italian countryside while trying to decide whether or not the extra girth – and price – are justified in the name of partially open top 911 motoring.
Riding the line between a hardtop and a convertible, Porsche’s newest iteration of the 911 Targa made its debut today at the Detroit Auto Show. Maintaining the traditional 911 silhouette while still providing the wind-in-the-air thrills of an open top roadster, the newest Targa comes packing a few tricks up its sleeve.
This is the overview page for the 2015 Porsche 911 GTS. Rumors, news, reviews, road tests, specifications, videos, awards, and other relevant information will all be included here as they become available.
There is a much better way of owning a supercar, that doesn’t require quarter-million-dollar investments while still delivering thrills, and with enough comfort to be a 12,000-mile-per-year vehicle. Might it surprise you that we’re talking about a Porsche?
We’ve just finished two thousand miles in the 2011 Porsche GT3 RS 4.0. They were two thousand mind-searingly memorable miles, in part because they were on some of our great western roads, including Rt. 4 in New Mexico, Rt. 145 in Colorado, and Rts. 95 and 24 in Utah, to name a few. And memorable, in no small part, because this is the last of the 997-generation Porsches, and when Porsche gives a going-away present to its owners, they do it in style.
Details and images have emerged on the softtop version of Porsche’s latest 911. The 911 Cabriolet will be available in the same variations as the hardtop, namely the base Carrera trim, and the 400-horsepower Carrera S trim. Transmissions choices will also be the same as the hardtop, with a seven-speed manual as standard or an optional PDK dual-clutch seven-speed automatic.