• 10Dec

    2013-porsche-911-gt3-cupAfter a few rounds of teasing, Porsche finally unwrapped the cover of the first 991-based race cars. The car manufacturer recently unveiled the 2013 version of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup during the Night of Champions in Germany, marking the culmination of the motorsport season.

    The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car is considered as one of the most successful vehicles in the automotive world. The carmaker has delivered 2,395 units to different garages since its debut back in 1998. Surely, the newest iteration will be highly sought for.

    Just like its older versions, the one shown here was developed for one-make racing particularly the Mobil 1 Supercup. And just like its previous versions, the 911 GT3 Cup hints of how Porsche will make the street-legal Porsche 911 GT3 cousin.

    The 911 GT3 Cup gets a 3.8L flat six powerplant that can grunt out 460HP while revving at 7,500 rpm or about 10 horses more powerful than its predecessor. The power is sent by a dog-type six-speed gearbox to the rear wheels.

    The Michelin that hugs the rims are also wider. The rear comes 10.6 inches wide while the rubbers in front are measure at 12.2 inches. The designers also equip the car with improved brakes using 15-inch ventilated discs with 6-piston calipers in front and 4-piston caliper for the rear.

    The team also puts emphasis on the safety of the driver. The maker had the safety cage redesigned to better protect the driver in case of a collision or a roll. They also incorporated a safety hatch on the roof so the driver can be given prompt medical attention after a mishap.

    The price of the vehicle is set around $243,245 that’s without taxes yet.

  • 13Jul

    porsche-caymanHertz renting out fast cars to consumers is nothing new. You can get from them special edition Corvettes or Mustangs plus their whole line of your usual speed monsters. You can browse their list now and find that you can get a Porsche for affordable daily rates.

    The Prestige Collection of the popular car rental brand already boasts of rides from Lincoln, Infiniti, Volvo, Cadillac, and Mercedes-Benz. Recently, Hertz added Porsche Panamera to these choices. It is the first Porsche that ever made it to a car rental list in the United States. The company has not revealed the variant of Panamera that you can get bu the price makes everyone speculate that it is something that will sport a V-6.

    According to Hertz during a recent media conference, the company is confident that the Panamera will give consumers craving for performance vehicles another unique riding experience. The company has not confirmed other models yet aside from the Panamera but the list is in plural. Most likely the rest of the gang such as the 911, Boxster, or Cayman will join later.

    As part of the deal, Hertz will be a sponsor for the Porsche racing team that competes in the American Le Mans Series.

    If you are planning to get behind the wheel of a Porsche Panamera, you can make this come true for just $250. The price may vary depending on the demand and the market of course. The Panamera rental will be available in some areas of Nevada, Florida, and California this month.

  • 24Apr
    Categories: Porsche Comments: 0

    porsche-918-spiderYou might raise your brows upon seeing the picture here. It might look crude but this Porsche prototype is set to be the fastest but the greenest Porsche there is today. Meet the Porsche 918 Spyder. The details about this Porsche is very limited as is scheduled to be unwrapped next year but fans and critics of the brand alike know that this supercar hybrid is set to bring the bar to another notch.

    The Porsche 918 Spyder gets its power from three different sources: there is the mid-mounted V8 engine with 4.6L displacement and gives out 425kW, a rear axle hybrid module with an output of 90kW, and a front axle electric motor with an output of 80kW. The combined output of these three sources sum up to 574kW and a monstrous torque of 750Nm.

    The fuel consumption of this Porsche supercar is reported to be at 3 liters per 100 kilomets and an emission of Co2 of just 70 grams per kilometer. The 918 Spyder, with these, numbers, is about 25% greener than the popular Toyota Prius.

    The 7-speed PDK gearbox is inspired by the setup of the 911 Turbo but has been overhauled for this project. The transmission is upside down compared to the position on the 911 in order to improve the center of gravity of the 918 Spyder. The engine and the hybrid module paired with this transmission sends the power to the rear wheels while the motor in front transfers power to the car’s front wheels.

    This Porsche supercar can go from 0 to 100 km/h before the stop watch hits 3 seconds and 0 to 200 in barely 9 seconds. The top speed is pegged at 325 km/h. The pure electric mode can get your 25 kilometers with the acceleration going to 150km/h before the petrol engine enters the picture.

    The 918 Spyder though will not be produced and will only have a very limited run, and all will only be available for left hand drive markets. The tag price of this Targa top convertible 2-seater is expected to be at $1.5 million. It will join the Carrera GT, 911 GT1, 959, Carrera GTS, and the Porsche Turbo in the line up of the brand’s ultimate rides.

  • 18Aug
    Categories: Panamera Comments: 0

    Good news to all Porsche fans out there. According to recent reports, the luxury car brand is expecting to debut the long-wheelbase model of its famous sedan, the Panamera this 2012. Moreover, a heavily redesigned version of the four-door model will roll out in 2013.

    We have received word from the automobile magazine, Auto Bild, which is based in Germany, that the Panamera’s little brother, the Pajun, will debut sometime in 2015 or 2016. That’s definitely something that will keep Porsche patrons excited in the years to come.

    The automotive community has been buzzing about the Porsche Panamera LWB for a long time now. While nothing yet has been confirmed, speculations pile up when a source from Britain’s Car magazine, who was based in Stuttgart, Germany, confirmed that there really is a Porsche Panamera LWB in the works. However, the luxury brand is said to be planning to debut the longer version of the sedan early in 2012 which is expected to be a hit with Chinese consumers rivaling popular series like the Audi A8 and the BMW 7-Series.

    Still, according to recent reports from automobile publications, the 2012 Porsche Panamera will have more legroom in the rear seat. Another Panamera version is said to be in the works. This time it’s a coupe version that was said to be a great successor of the famed Porsche 928 model.

    So far, we are still waiting for the official specs of what will power the 2012 Porsche Panamera.

  • 07Jul
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    Porsche has its eyes on returning to the 24 Hours of Le Mans where it is considered as the winningest marque. Porsche will be entering the toughest competition of the Le Mans Prototype Class 1 by 2014.

    The German carmaker has maintained its strong presence in the GT class of the classic endurance race for modified sports cars but the brand has not fielded cars to vie for top honors since back in 1998. when Laurent Aiello, Allan McNish, and Stephane Ortelli were behind the wheels of a 911 GT1 for the win. It was Posche’s 16th win out of the 29 years of Le Mans with the first win they bagged in 1970. Audi has won 10 out of the last twelve years.

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  • 12Nov
    Categories: 911, Porsche Comments: 0

    Tuning firm SpeedART known for their works on the speedmonsters of Porsche recently released a 911 Turbo kit that comes with a PDK double-clutch gearbox.

    p11 SpeedART Porsch 911 Turbo

    SpeedART gives the flat 6 3.8L engine with larger intercooler, bigger turbos, new manifold, and a sport exhaust to boost its output by 141 horsepower and its torque by 100 pound feet to 641 hp and a torque of 664 lb-ft. The PDK transmission in the equation of this modified 911 Tubro makes it blast to 124 miles per hour in just 8 seconds and have a top speed of 208 mph.

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  • 17Mar

    Patent drawings of a possible attempt of Porsche to introduce a 4-door convertible Panamera is all over the internet. The drawings show that the architecture has a permanent section of central roofing.

    Porsche insiders recently commented that the plan for the 4-door convertible has been cancelled but the paper trail for patent applications in the United States point in the other direction.

    The design reveals that the new car using a 4-door configuration will need some stiffening on the Panamera’s bulkhead and floorpan so that sufficient integrity and rigidity of the structure can be achieved.

    Porsche Panamera Convertible Drawings

    It will be quite a bold move to bring a four-door convertible to the showrooms. It will be a more daring step than rolling out the usual two-door top down, but it will be giving Porsche an advantage in having unique points to sell to consumers.

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  • 09Mar
    Categories: Cayenne Comments: 0

    Porsche has finally uncovered the 2011 Cayenne S Hybrid after three years of waiting. The 2010 Geneva Motor Show plays host to the redesigned crossover while the auto show in New York this coming April will be its North American debut.

    The Porsche Cayenne Hybrid is about 400 pounds lighter than its older sibling which ruled between 2003 and 2010. It also boasts of better fuel mileage.

    Unlike the Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid which shares the platform with the Cayenne, Porsche decides to keep the V-8 options for its engines. The entry level Cayenne will have a V-6 3.6L that can give out 300 horsepower coupled with a triptonic automatic gearbox.

    The S Hybrid is packed with 333 hp drawn from supercharged 3.0L V6 coupled with a 47 hp electric motor. Combine the two and you will have an impressive 427 ft lb of torque at 1,000 rpm. Talk about power which can make the S Hybrid king of stoplight racing.

    The top of the line Cayenne S will sport the V8. One can give out 400 hp while the Cayenne Turbo can output 500 hp. Though more powerful, these two versions are 23% more fuel efficient than the older Cayenne.

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  • 24Jan

    The world is undergoing a serious financial crisis. The car industry has not been spared as evident in the recent revelation that even luxury carmaker Porsche has experienced a decrease in sales. Porsche officially revealed in statement that they have been having a hard time keeping up their sales since March. Also earlier this year, they have already experienced 27% decrease in their sales.

    Among the wide array of Porsche models, the Boxster was hit by nearly 60% decrease in sales despite the fact that it has been remodeled recently.

    In order to remedy the damage and improve sales, Porsche is planning to make a cheaper base model for the Boxster. If the reports push through, new Boxster would get the same Audi TTS engine.

    2010 Porsche Boxster Facelift

    The existing Boxster model carries a six-cylinder engine with 255hp and 213lb-ft of torque. If the Audi TT(R)S engine finds its way into the new base Boxster, it would give an extra 20hp and another 44lb-ft of torque. It would also give the new Boxster a cheaper price tag.

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  • 23Jan
    Categories: 911, Rental Cars Comments: 0

    The Porsche 911 model lives up to the Porsche name very well, and are an excellent choice for rental in Las Vegas. If you make the decision to rent a Porsche 911 for your trip to Vegas, you won’t be disappointed. This vehicle handles like a dream, and feels like one too. You’re sure to be the envy of the town, even by this city’s high standards. This power-house of engineering can sustain speeds up to 200 miles per hour – exceptional, even for a sports car. Its ability to do this while maintaining a smooth, comfortable ride is unparalleled and goes to show what a great design this vehicle is.

    Porsche 911 Turbo Back

    You don’t want to spend your vacation riding around Las Vegas in your family car, getting stared at by onlookers, for the wrong reasons. Show off, in style, by renting a Porsche 911 and let Las Vegas stop, and take notice. When cruise around the city in this baby, time almost waits for you. Passers-by stop what they’re Las Vegasdoing to get a closer look and you may get waved at by people you don’t even recognize – everyone wants to know a celebrity, and the Porsche 911 makes you feel like one!

    On top of the obvious cosmetic attractions of this vehicle, it excels in the area of comfort as well. You would be hard pressed to find a more comfortable vehicle that can go this fast, and still looks fantastic, inside and out. Just be careful not to fall asleep at the wheel in the cosy, relaxing interior that makes even your bed seem hard. Riding around in this speed machine is nothing short of a fantasy, that you can make a reality, when you rent a Porsche 911.

    You’re already going to Vegas. Don’t ride around in your little hatchback, or family sedan. Even if you have a nice SUV, remember, celebrities frequent Las Vegas – so you still won’t blend in without a neat sports car. Now you can just rent one and be a celebrity for your vacation – or at least look, feel, and live like one! Just don’t forget to bring it back when you’re done…it’ll be there when you go back to Vegas again, waiting for you. Make renting the beautiful Porsche 911 an integral part of your holiday, or business, plan for Las Vegas!

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