The 911 R is a fantasy Porsche, a naturally-aspirated and manual only piece of rolling art in an age of PDK transmissions and ultimate lap times. It also came with a not-too-shabby starting price of $185,000, but collectors are going to collect. Now the ultimate 911 has an asking price of $1.3 million on the used…
Our friends over at Bridge to Gantry spotted the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS testing on the Nürburgring. Based on the 991.2 generation, it appears to follow the same formula we know, love and fear: put a wicked fast turbocharged drivetrain into a GT3 RS body and chassis, and hope the owner doesn’t spin it into a wall.
What more joy could one have behind the wheel than sliding a Safari Porsche 911?
There was some concern in the 911 purist community regarding Porsche’s decision to twin-turbocharge all Carreras moving forward. You see, purists hate turbos on sports cars because of turbo lag. Here’s an explanation of what that is and what it does.
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The No. 89 WeatherTech Porsche 911 RSR can’t catch a break this year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Not only are they short a driver after Cooper MacNeil became too sick to race, but Marc Miller just spun off into the wall.
If Porsche comes out with a mid-engine 911 race car for 2017, it won’t be their first. Behold the absolutely bonkers twin-turbo 911 GT1 Evo race car, or proof that Porsche would call just about anything a 911 if it allowed them to win.
It’s official: Flying Lizard Motorsports is back in a Porsche. This 911 GT3 R will compete in Pirelli World Challenge’s GTA class, per Sportscar365. Driver Andy Wilzoch has been running a Flying Lizard Porsche in club racing, but his move to PWC marks the Lizards’ first pro racing Porsche effort since 2013. It just…
Why has Porsche released no photos of the 2017 Porsche 911 RSR replacement’s rear? It’s possible that the company is incredibly moving on from its classic rear-engine layout with an interesting and specific detail change.
Porsche was never in the habit of making bad automobiles. Quirky, temperamental, and a bit crashy, sure. But even in their most drug-addled states in the ‘70s, the least deserving of the Porsche namesake was 10 times better than most anything on the road at that given moment. Case in point—this Porsche 911 that was…
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In “things I have a hard time believing because Porsche fans would riot,” a Porsche engineer told Edmunds that it’s hard to make a business case for offering the next 911 with a manual transmission. I don’t know, man. See this vat of tar and that bucket of feathers over there? There’s your business case.
When the brains behind Luftgekühlt—a celebration of all things Porsche—decided to build a car to auction off for charity, it was like they tapped into that really crunchy part of my brain that just wants to see 911s go sideways and splash through the mud. I need it. I need it so much.
One solitary, forlorn wheel was left on its own on a big, scary racetrack during the 12 Hours of Sebring. The heartless jamokes at Alex Job Racing didn’t secure the wheel properly onto the No. 22 Porsche. Left to its own devices, the wheel lashed out against the sick, sad world which had rejected it, interrupting the…
The No. 3 Corvette of Jan Magnussen and No. 911 Porsche 911 of Kévin Estre were battling for the GTLM class lead at Sebring when they took each other out in the eighth hour of the race. The 911 went nose-forward into the tire wall just past the pit straight, but Magnussen was able to fire the ‘Vette back up and limp…
In our slider tool below, you see two almost identical Grand Prix White 1989 Porsche 911 Speedsters. One sold for $209,000, the other for $363,000 at the same auction. The only major difference between these rare 1980s wonders? Jerry Seinfeld.