The Big News about the 991.2 Porsche Carrera and Carrera S was that the flat-six went from being naturally aspirated to twin-turbocharged. As you know, turbocharging a car usually deadens the sound a bit and drops the redline. And since sound is a big part of the 911's following, I’m sure there was some lamenting from…
It’s a car-nut cliché to be in love with the early Porsche 911. Before we even start talking driving experience or historical significance, just look at it. Today these cars are an endangered species, and you can’t exactly build a “new” classic. Except now it looks like maybe you can.
If you’re in the market for a Porsche 911 right now, you can only buy one that’s turbocharged, excluding the naturally-aspirated units in the unobtanium GT3 variants. So, what does a new turbo Porsche 911 sound like? I strapped a microphone to the back of a 2017 911 Carrera S while driving through twisty California…
The whole point of the evergreen Porsche 911 is that it provides the performance of a rarified exotic car, only at a lower price with more usability and reliability, too. But now here’s an air-cooled 993 GT2 selling for $2.4 million, and what’s even the point anymore?
I, once upon a time, got stuck watching a SEAT chase down an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio mule on the Nürburgring for three and half days. I only snapped out of it when my roommate invited me to Taco Bell. Now there’s video of a McLaren 675LT chasing down a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, so I guess I’ll be busy.
If you tune into the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race this weekend, you’ll notice only one Porsche 911 GT3 R in the GT Daytona class instead of the expected three. The Porsche GTD teams are fuming mad, including one owned by the founder of the series’ biggest sponsor.
The inside of the Porsche 911 factory looks exactly the way I thought it would: surgically clean and meticulously orderly.
The havers of profoundly bad taste at Singer Vehicle Design create cars that others would consider “museum-worthy art,” but come on. Bespoke coachbuilders are so Jazz Age.
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.
You’re not going to win.
Wait, did Porsche just leak an upcoming facelift for the maybe-manual GT3 on some online app thing?
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.