Porsche 911 News

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Valencia, Spain, January 2019

    Automakers often use focus groups made up of current owners to help them develop the next model of any given vehicle. They want to know what works and what doesn’t, so they “clinic it.” Porsche didn't bother with that for the 992-generation 911. Motor Authority spoke with August Achleitner, vice president of the 911 and 718 product lines, about what Porsche's goals were for the 2020 911. "Mr. 911," as he is known, told us that the company already knew from feedback from owners what it wanted to work on, what the weak points were, and what changes needed to be made due to...

  • 2019 Ruf GT
    New Ruf GT debuts with 515 horsepower

    Germany's Ruf used this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show to unveil the latest generation of its GT based on the Porsche 911, specifically the outgoing 991's GTS variant. The Ruf GT is aimed at 911 enthusiasts seeking additional performance and something a little different to what Porsche...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera aero
    Learn how the 2020 Porsche 911's adaptive aero keeps things slippery

    Having a machine that weighs a few thousands pounds act like a brick in the wind is hardly ideal for performance and efficiency. That's why Porsche has worked to ensure the 992-generation 911 cuts through the wind as best as possible, which the automaker has explained in a new video. Viewers start...

  • 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera restored by Porsche Classic
    Feel the teal: Porsche Classic restores one-off 1984 911 Carerra 3.2

    Porsche Classic tackles many restorations, but recently, a special 911 arrived for an overhaul. The car is a 1984 911 Carerra 3.2 and it's truly a one-off sports car. It was originally built for Tilman Brodbeck, who was the executive assistant to Porsche CEO Peter W. Schutz. At the time, Brodbeck...

  • 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Porsche 911 GT3 spy shots and video

    Porsche isn't even finished with new variants of the current 991-generation 911 but the automaker is already deep into development of new variants for the car's successor, the 992. The latest spy shots and video show an early tester for the new 911 GT3. There's also a new 911 Turbo in the works. We...

  • 2017 Ruf CTR, 2017 Geneva auto show
    New Ruf GT and first production CTR Anniversary bound for Geneva auto show

    Ruf turns 80 this year, and to mark the milestone the legendary German sports car tuner and manufacturer will unveil a new model at the upcoming 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The car is the new Ruf GT based on the outgoing 991 Porsche 911. Ruf is holding back most of the details until the...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spy shots

    There's a new generation of the 911 waiting in the wings but before it arrives Porsche will launch one last hurrah for the current-generation 991 911 family. The car will be a limited edition 911 Speedster, which was previewed in concept form in June as part of Porsche's 70th anniversary celebrations. Some readers will recall Porsche launched a Speedster with the previous-generation 997 911 family. A prototype for the new 911 Speedster has now been spotted. It looks almost identical to the concept, though misses out on the cool retro side mirrors. We can see signs of a double-bubble rear deck...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
    Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport earns its own single-make race

    This July, during the 24 Hours of Spa weekend, fans will catch the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport in its own single-make race. SRO Motorsport Group's new GT2 racing series will debut during the 24 Hours of Spa weekend July 26-27, and it will mark the first race for the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, according...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Valencia, Spain, January 2019
    What to expect in a Porsche 911 hybrid

    The idea of a hybrid seems anathema to the spirit of the Porsche 911 at first blush. A hybrid aimed at fuel economy betrays the 911’s sports car mission, and adding motors and batteries to increase power would increase weight, which is a sports car’s natural enemy. Then again, one of...

  • Porsche 911 RSR Brumos racing livery for 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona
    Porsche goes retro for 24 Hours of Daytona with Brumos livery

    Porsche likes to honor the racing liveries of its past, and the company's racing team is climbing aboard the throwback bandwagon for this weekend's 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona. The company will run two 911 RSR race cars with historic Brumos Racing Team liveries. The white cars with red and blue...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain, January 2019
    2020 Porsche 911 S models start at $114,550, configure your own

    The 2020 Porsche 911 is here and it's spectacular. So far, Porsche has only announced the S and 4S models in coupe and convertible form, and we've driven the coupes. Without fanfare, Porsche added the 2020 models to its car configurator when the coupes were introduced in November at the 2018 LA...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS at the Nürburgring
    First details on the next Porsche 911 GT3 RS

    Sleep easy, GT3 RS fans. Porsche has no plans to muck around with the winning formula carved out by previous generations of the track-honed marvel. Speaking with Wheels magazine (via Which Car) in an interview published Wednesday, soon-to-be-retired Porsche 911 engineer August Achleitner mentioned...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain, January 2019

    Valencia, Spain may hug the Mediterranean coast, but this morning it’s a chillier than normal 45 degrees and the massive tires on the 2020 Porsche 911 have gone stiff in the crisp air. That’s no good when the next thing they’ll do is scrabble for grip during track laps that could reach 150 mph. I walk around pitlane and inspect the tires before I check in for laps. Confirmed: The front tires are 20-inchers. The rears are 21s. It’s one thing Porsche has done to nudge the 911 ahead, in small steps, to be the best 911 yet. “It helps us a lot when we enlarge the...

  • 2020 Porsche 911
    2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S laps 'Ring in 7:25, or 5 s faster than previous generation

    Porsche has a new 911 on its hands, the 992 generation, and naturally it's faster than the model it replaces. However, we've just learned that the performance gap isn't a small one, at least when it comes to the Carrera S variant. Speaking on Thursday during a drive event for the redesigned 2020...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet
    2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet revealed with new looks, faster top operation, more power

    The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera, the so-called 992 generation, will take its time to roll out in its various versions in 2019. We saw the S and 4S coupe models at the 2018 LA Auto Show in November, and Tuesday we got our first official look at the same versions of the Cabriolet body style. Like the...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 model range
    All 24 Porsche 911 variants explained in 5 minutes

    For the Porsche 911, variety is the spice of life. Porsche currently sells 24 911 variants, and this video explains all of them in less than 5 minutes. We should note, this video refers to the current 991-generation 911 lineup and does not represent the upcoming 992-generation 911, the 2020 model...

  • 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 heads to auction
    Original Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 heads to auction

    Porsche fanatics will likely have the Silverstone Auctions’ Autosport International Sale on their radar this month as it will host the sale of an original 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7. The car is one of the first 500 models produced for homologation and it comes with a decorated motorsports...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet spy shots

    Porsche last month unveiled a new generation of its 911, the 992, and today we have a new set of spy shots of the convertible body style. The prototype is for the Carrera S Cabriolet, though the basic design will be common to all 992-generation Cabrios. The styling is clearly evolutionary. This is...

  • 2020 Porsche 911

    Details on Porsche's first 911 road car with hybrid technology have reached the Internet. Autocar reported Tuesday that Porsche will put performance ahead of efficiency with the hybrid system destined for the recently revealed 992-generation 911. Retiring chief 911 engineer, August Achleitner, told the publication that the 992-generation 911 is future proofed as it can be developed to run on electric power alone for short distances. He previously ruled out a standard plug-in hybrid powertrain, however, and noted that the 911's hybrid system will be more like the one in the 919 Hybrid Le Mans...

  • 2020 Porsche 911
    Porsche 911 hybrid at least four years away

    Porsche will introduce a hybridized version if its staple 911 sports car, but don't expect it for at least another four years. The 2020 911 Carerra models that debuted at the 2018 LA Auto Show will be at the forefront until Porsche adds hybrid technology no sooner than 2022, according to a report...

  • August Achleitner (left) hand over Porsche 911 lead engineer role to Frank-Steffen Walliser (right)
    Porsche's "Mr. 911" is moving on and the newest sports car will be his swan song

    There are many Porsche purists out there but just one "Mr. 911" as far as the automaker is concerned. Porsche announced Tuesday at the 2020 Porsche 911's debut that August Achleitner, 63, will move on from the iconic sports car—just as the company revealed his final act. On Friday, Porsche...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 online configurator
    2020 Porsche 911 configurator now live

    That didn't take long at all. Days after Porsche revealed the 2020 Porsche 911 at the 2018 LA Auto Show, the brand has already launched the full online configurator for the sports car. Of course, this means we had to take a deep dive into the optional features and extras buyers will be able to...

  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a track-only 700-hp monster

    Porsche has come out with a new car to tempt racing enthusiasts. The German automaker surprised visitors to the 2018 Los Angeles auto show on Wednesday with the reveal of the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, a new racing variant of the outgoing 991-generation 911 GT2 RS designed for clubsport-style events...

  • 2020 Porsche 911, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Porsche ponders high-riding Safari-style 911

    A lifted Porsche 911 could be in the cards, according to Detlev von Platen, Porsche's sales and marketing boss. The executive told Autocar India in an interview at Wednesday's reveal of the 2020 Porsche 911 at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, that a high-riding 911 "could be a good idea." We imagine...

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