Clad in black with Martini livery, the Porsche 918 Spyder lapped the 12.8-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife in just six minutes and 57 seconds.
A few years back, Mini had a habit of trolling Porsche, attempting to goad the German brand to pit its thoroughbred 911 against a Mini at Road Atlanta. This automotive retelling of David and Goliath did not go David’s way, with the Porsche walking away victorious. Clearly, Mini could learn something from Mazda, as the maker of the MX-5 decided to pit its small, rear-drive convertible against a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder LP550-2, a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible, a Ford Mustang V-6 Convertible, a Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible, and a Lotus Elise. Mazda did level the playing field, though.
With the added oomph from the rear of the car, the new Turbo and Turbo S can go from zero to 60 in 3.2 and 2.9 seconds, respectively. Top speed for both cars is just shy of 200 miles per hour, with the Turbo losing steam at 196 and the Turbo S at 198.
Did you know that despite the popularity of the 911 Carrera in endurance racing, Porsche hasn’t fielded a factory team at the 24 Hours Of Le Mans since 1998? The 2013 911 RSR is set to change all of that, as Porsche will be fielding a full factory team at this year’s 24-hour race, along with a whole season in the World Endurance Championship.
This is the Master Landing Page for the Porsche 911 GT3. From now on, as we further review this car, we will be updating this page with whatever fresh content we create. Future drive reviews, updated specifications, videos, and other relevant information will all be found right here, in one convenient spot.
Mark January 13, 2013 on your calendar, because that’s when we’ll be getting our first official look at the all-new, seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette. It’ll be debuting at the 2013 North American International Auto Show.
The new 2013 Cayenne Turbo S is quite simple, really. It’s the most powerful SUV Porsche has ever produced, with 550 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque on tap. That colossal grunt can propel the Cayenne Turbo S to 60 miles per hour in a scant 4.3 seconds and onto a top speed of 175 miles per hour. Keep in mind that those numbers aren’t from a featherweight 911, but a big, all-wheel-drive SUV that can haul more than just golf bags.
The latest Porsche 911 Carrera (991 if you sprechen sie Porsche) has barely been around long enough for us to get to know it, and yet, here we are with the first of inevitable variations. Rather than a 911 Turbo S Carrera GTS RS 3.8 GT3, though, this is a simple all-wheel-drive version of everyone’s favorite rear-engined sports car.
Porsche is unveiling the latest member of the growing Cayenne family at Auto China 2012, the Cayenne GTS. As with the previous generation of Cayenne, the GTS is a sportified Cayenne S.
When we first got our long-term Mini Cooper S Coupe, our editors spent one week behind the wheel, familiarizing themselves with the new two-seater. Impressions were generally positive, as we each applauded the handling and power of the car, along with some of its other idiosyncrasies.
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.
Porsche has announced pricing for 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar, and has opened it up to preorder. Base MSRP is $845,000. Buyers also have the exclusive option to purchase a limited edition Porsche 911 Turbo S Edition 918.
Porsche has announced a special Black Edition of the 2012 Porsche Boxster S, with 10 more horsepower, some aesthetic touches, and a reasonable price tag.
You’ll hear us drop the phrase “Need For Speed” every once in a while, usually in reference to the video game franchise (and occasionally when quoting Top Gun). Today, we use it in reference to something more tangible—an actual racecar.
This is the Master Landing Page for the Porsche 918 Spyder. From now on, as we further review this car, we will be updating this page with whatever fresh content we create. Future drive reviews, updated specifications, videos, and other relevant information will all be found right here, in one convenient spot.
10,000 people celebrating something, is a pretty big deal. 10,000 people gathering to celebrate a car, is an even bigger deal. And that’s exactly what will happen August 13-15, with a nationwide celebration of all things Mini.
Today, Porsche unveiled another version of the Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4, powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine.
Porsche has announced the redesigned 2011 Cayenne ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
What Was the Question, Again?
Let’s face it, the BMW X6 is an unusual car. We simply aren’t yet accustomed to a large, tall, fastback SUVs (or SAVs as BMW would have it). Making such a car in an M version makes it even more unusual, and challenges the cerebral cortex even more.