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  • 2021 Porsche 911 Targa spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Porsche has just launched its new 992-generation 911 sports car and you can bet there'll be just as many variants, if not more, that we saw with the previous 991 generation. We're talking close to two dozen variants, from the base Carerra right up to the GT2 RS. The latest spy shots and video show a prototype for the Targa, likely in rear-drive Targa S or all-wheel-drive Targa 4S guise. The previous 991-generation offered the Targa up to GTS level. The prototype is devoid of camouflage gear meaning the debut should happen this year, possibly at September's 2019 Frankfurt International Motor...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2019 Porsche 911 Speedster revealed: A topless sendoff

    The outgoing 991 generation has a few more parade laps left. Ahead of the 2019 New York International Auto Show, Porsche on Tuesday took the wraps off one of the last 911 models based on the 991 generation before the recently revealed 992 arrives to take the full mantle. The 2019 Porsche 911...

  • Voitures Extravert Quintessenza electric Porsche 911 conversion
    Dutch firm responsible for electric 911 conversion readies 2019 model, boosts production

    Voitures Extravert is on a mission to put more classic cars on the road in a world increasing its policing efforts over emissions. To accomplish its goal, the Dutch firm has tackled the restoration process in a different way: by swapping electric powertrains into vintage Porsche 911s. The firm...

  • Porsche 911 Speedster Concept
    New Porsche 911 Speedster due at 2019 New York auto show

    A new generation of the 911 has arrived, the 992, but the previous 991 generation has one more variant to spawn: the Speedster. The limited-edition model was previewed in concept form last June as part of Porsche's 70th anniversary celebrations and later confirmed for production at the 2018 Paris...

  • Oil Stain Lab Half11 project car Photo: Oil Stain Lab
    Porsche Half11 is sure to shock classic car purists

    The Porsche 911 is a dream car for many enthusiasts. Yet, a lot has been done with vintage 911s over the past decade that moves beyond what came from the factory, despite how purists may feel. Forget all that, though, because the Half11 is a 911 project like we've never seen. In a Thursday report...

  • Porsche Esports Supercup virtual one-make championship
    Porsche launches virtual one-make race series with real prize money

    Porsche is expanding its one-make championship series to new realms—the digital one, that is. On Monday, the German performance marque announced the Porsche Esports Supercup, which will be a one-make series for video gamers. The virtual world championship is no joke, as it shares its Supercup...

  • 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    A new body style for Porsche's yet-to-be-revealed Taycan electric sport sedan has been spotted in prototype form. The car is the production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo concept Porsche rolled out at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The production version will be known as the Taycan Cross Turismo when it makes its debut sometime in 2020. We should see it arrive in showrooms later that year as a 2021 model. The regular Taycan debuts in September at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The Taycan Cross Turismo is a rugged, high-riding wagon, known as a soft-roader in...

  • Porsche Taycan prototype testing
    Porsche Taycan enters final test phase ahead of launch in September

    The Porsche Taycan, the brand's first electric car, is nearly here and the firm announced Thursday the electric sedan has entered its final test phase. The Taycan will continue to pound miles outside of the Arctic Circle, South Africa, and the deserts in Dubai. So far, the German brand said Taycan...

  • Porsche 917 tribute concept
    The story behind Porsche's stunning 917 tribute concept

    The Porsche 917 will forever be known as one of the most dominant race cars of the 20th century, but deep inside the halls of Porsche some seven years ago, a tribute project began. Earlier this month, Porsche marked the 50th anniversary of the original 917's debut at the 1969 Geneva International...

  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets Road Atlanta lap record, 2019
    Porsche 911 GT2 RS clocks new lap record at Road Atlanta

    Sorry, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, a new car now holds the lap record at Road Atlanta. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has set the fastest lap for a production car at the racetrack. With drivers David Donohue and Randy Pobst sharing wheel time, the 911 GT2 RS hustled around the 2.54-mile circuit in a time of...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Valencia, Spain, January 2019
    Carbon-ceramic brakes best for track use? Think again, says Porsche

    Carbon-ceramic brakes remain the go-to equipment for high-performance cars, but Porsche may give those who track their cars often a moment to rethink. Paul Watson, Porsche Australia’s veteran technical representative, told Wheels (via Whichcar) in a report published Friday that carbon-ceramic...

  • 2016 Porsche 911 R
    Future special edition Porsches may only be available as a lease

    Frankly, Porsche is fed up with customers flipping special edition sports cars and supercars for big profits. The automaker's CEO Oliver Blume proposed a solution: interested parties won't actually purchase the cars. Instead, he told Autocar on Friday, the special edition models would only be...

  • Teaser for Porsche Taycan debuting in September 2019

    Porsche is open to turning every model it sells into an EV, bar the 911, which CEO Oliver Blume said last fall would never be a pure electric car. But any EV that Porsche launches won't be offered with an alternative powertrain utilizing an internal-combustion engine, Blume told Auto Express during Thursday's reveal of the 2020 Cayenne Coupe. “When we do a fully electric car it has to be designed purpose built for electro mobility, like the Taycan,” he said. “I’m not a fan of doing everything in one car because our vehicles are high performance and to achieve that with...

  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
    2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe: Jumping on the fastback SUV bandwagon

    Porsche's Cayenne can soon be ordered in a sleeker, sportier shape thanks to the arrival of the 2020 Cayenne Coupe, which the German performance marque unveiled Thursday. Like other players in the segment, such as the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, the Cayenne Coupe sacrifices space in pursuit...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
    Porsche to rebuild four 911 GT2 RS models after first batch sinks at sea

    The sea claimed four Porsche 911 GT2 RS models this earlier this month, but the German brand will replace the cars destined for Brazil and restart production. Carscoops first reported on a letter Porsche of Brazil sent to the four customers who lost cars. According to the document, the Grande...

  • Porsche 919 Hybrid
    Chris Harris goes for the drive of his life in the Le Mans-winning Porsche 919 Hybrid

    As a "Top Gear" host, Chris Harris gets to drive a lot of really cool cars. The Porsche 919 Hybrid is on another level. Harris recently climbed behind the wheel of the Le Mans-winning race car, and aside from it being mind-blowingly fast, it apparently requires a lot of work to unlock the car's...

  • Teaser for Porsche Taycan debuting in September 2019
    Teasers suggest Porsche Taycan will look like Mission E concept

    Porsche plans to finally reveal its first electric car, the Taycan liftback sedan, this September, but it teased the car ahead of time with several new images. We can't say for certain these teasers reflect the production car 100 percent, but we sure hope they do. If they do, it's the first time...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Valencia, Spain, January 2019
    Porsche's 8 goals for the 2020 911

    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...

  • 1969 Porsche 917 (001)

    The Porsche 917 is one of the most insane automotive creations ever dreamt up by humanity, offering a performance level that remains as impressive today as it was during the 1970s, when it dominated events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Nürburgring 1000 km. Some iterations were tuned to deliver well over 1,000 horsepower, enabling them to rocket to 60 mph in under 3.0 seconds and attain speeds of more than 240 mph. Remember, this was back in the 1970s. It was at the 1969 Geneva International Motor Show that the iconic race car was revealed to the world, and now, 50 years on...

  • 2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots
    Porsche Taycan to debut in September

    Porsche announced on Friday that its Taycan will be revealed in September, which points to a debut at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show on the same month. We'll remind you that it was at the Frankfurt show that the original Mission E concept was first shown four years ago. When Porsche...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Touring spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Touring spy shots

    Porsche booted the flat-6 engine from the Boxster and Cayman when it updated the cars for 2017, and added a 718 to their names in the process. However, the automaker will add back a flat-6 for upcoming 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 models due later this year, and our latest spy shots suggest...

  • 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 718 Boxster Touring Package spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Touring spy shots

    Porsche booted the flat-6 engine from the Boxster and Cayman when it updated the cars for 2017, and added a 718 to their names in the process. However, the automaker will add back a flat-6 for upcoming 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 models due later this year, and our latest spy shots suggest...

  • 996-generation 911 RSR race car
    Volume up: These are the top 5 loudest Porsches

    Strap on some headphones and manage the volume because we're about to dive into the top five loudest Porsches ever. The latest video comes from Porsche's "Top 5" series as the brand combs through the Porsche Museum to find the models worthy of such a list. The first is the 1978 911 Safari, which...

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