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…
The SRT Dodge Viper hasn't been doing so well recently, despite its nearly complete ground-up redesign. It's fast, brash, light, and raw, and is seemingly what everyone on Jalopnik wants: a supercar with a manual gearbox and the minimum number of nannies required by US law. The Porsche 991 Turbo S is the exact…
We talk often about the "death of the manual", but is it really dead? Or is it just momentarily dormant as the 6-speed slowly peters out and the 7-speed ramps up? I wish. More than likely, these +1 gear'd anomalies will remain just that; anomalies. Beautiful looking, amazing handling, anomalies.
A lot of people are counting on this car to be the ‘best-ever’ GT3, which makes no sense to me. The GT3 is the stripped, purest version of the 911, so why would I want it to start from the most complicated and arguably compromised 911 platform?
This year marks the 50th birthday of the most iconic sports car of them all, the Porsche 911. Now you can go the Jeremy Clarkson way and start bitching about how the whole idea of putting the engine in the rear was stupid, or start an argument about how it is only a tuned up Volkswagen, but no matter what you think,…
Porsche pushed a new 911 Cabriolet sans chappeau onto the dias in Detroit this morning on a brief stop on its way to dealerships this spring. If you get the chance to deliver one, take the long way. It's quite the ride.
No manufacturer wants to release an underdeveloped car. Strenuous testing plays a major role in the development of any new vehicle. Porsche's program for the 2012 Porsche 911 is just a bit more strenuous, and more scenic, than those of most other companies.
Yes, it's true. Those pics you saw of the 2012 Porsche 911 are the real deal, as Porsche confirmed this morning. With that confirmation comes copious new details on the new, 991-model Porsche, the most comprehensive update to the rear-engined classic in decades.
A video featuring a 2012 Porsche 911 in full camouflage is a little ridiculous, but Porsche probably didn't realize a dude on Spanish car forum was going to leak the photos early back in 2010 when they were cold-weather testing above the Arctic Circle.
These appear to be the first photos of the 2012 Porsche 911 (Codename: 991), the new, 400-hp generation of Porsche's famous ass-engined sports car.
A quick moving witness managed to capture this video footage of a lightly disguised 2012 Porsche 911 prototype. Codenamed the 991, this new 911 was spotted in Stuttgart, Germany, the home of all things Porsche. We won't get to see the final version of the new Porsche until next month's Frankfurt Auto Show.
When it leaked that the 2012 Porsche 911 was getting a 7-speed manual transmission everyone immediately wondered how they were going to lay it out. We think we've got an answer.
Specs from the 2012 Porsche 911 either show a slight improvement for the new generation (codenamed 991) or mark the end times. Changes include new transmissions, longer wheelbase, launch control and and a more Panameraesque interior. Oh, and an optional hybrid drivetrain.
A Porsche GT3 with an automanual transmission? There go those winds of change blowing again. A Rennlist member who's spoken with a Porsche higher-up says the next GT3 will get Porsche's dual-clutch PDK transmission. The consolation prize is 480 horsepower.
Who are we to giggle at the misfortune of a Porsche test driver who not only managed to stick a prototype 2012 911 in a Scandinavian snow drift, but do so in full view of a spy photographer? Tee hee.