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Porsche Celebrates 70 Years With A Timepiece That Pays Homage To The 356

Cars are not the only things Porsche is turning out to mark its 70 years of sports car in 2018. There is at least one non-car thing. Though so, it is one that is no less closely related to Porsche’s automobile. This celebratory product is the 1919 Datetimer 70Y Sports Car Limited Edition timepiece. Yes, it is a wrist watch, but not just any wrist watch. Continue reading Porsche Celebrates 70 Years With A Timepiece That Pays Homage To The 356

Porsche Brings Back The Spirit Of 356 With 911 Speedster Concept

In addition to bringing its first sports car back to life and giving its electric sports sedan a name – among many other things, Porsche is marking its 70 years in existence with a Porsche 911 Speedster Concept. Porsche described the open-top sports car as a “road ready study” and so, it is very likely it will make it into production. The question is: when? Though it is worthy to note that Porsche is still undecided about this car, but it is sure a hint of the potential series-production version which, if materialized, will only be presented in 2019. Continue reading Porsche Brings Back The Spirit Of 356 With 911 Speedster Concept

Porsche Fully Electric Sports Car Mission E Is Now Known As “Taycan”

First unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015 and officially green-lighted later that year, Porsche’s very first electric sports car “Mission E” now has an official name and it is called Taycan. Loosely translated to “lively young horse” – a reference to the image appeared at the heart of the Porsche emblem – Taycan is set to begin series production next year. Continue reading Porsche Fully Electric Sports Car Mission E Is Now Known As “Taycan”

Porsche Brought Its First Sports Car Back To Life As A Show Car

Eight months is how long it takes for Porsche to bring back its first sports car, the Porsche 356 “No. 1” Roadster, back to life. For a car this old, restoring it to its original form was a daunting task. Undaunted, Porsche Museum took a 3-D scan of the actual classic before superimposing the virtual model onto the scanned design drawings from 1948. Continue reading Porsche Brought Its First Sports Car Back To Life As A Show Car

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tamed ‘Green Hell’ With 6:56.4 minutes Lap Time

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS may not be fastest Porsche yet, but it sure makes the notorious 20.6 km (12.8 miles) ‘Green Hell’ at Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in Germany looked tame. Piloted by Porsche development driver Lars Kern and Porsche works race driver Kévin Estre, the 520 horsepower Porsche GT3 RS set a lap time in 6:56.4 minutes, becoming the third production Porsche sports car with a notarized lap time of less than seven minutes. Continue reading Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tamed ‘Green Hell’ With 6:56.4 minutes Lap Time

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Has 600 HP And Looks Utterly Fabulous!

Pardon me for my excitement. While I am more of a patrolhead, I am equally drawn to electric drive too, especially one that has 600 horses with a stunning aesthetic to boot, like the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept Study. Unveiled at the 88th Geneva Motor Show, the Mission E Cross Turismo is as what its name suggests it to be: a concept study of an electrically driven cross utility vehicle (basically, sports utility vehicle, or SUV). Continue reading Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Has 600 HP And Looks Utterly Fabulous!

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is The Most Powerful Road-legal Naturally-aspirated Sports Car

Later at Geneva today, Porsche will be taking the wrap off the most powerful road-legal high-performance sports car with a naturally aspirated (NA) engine, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The 2018 911 GT3 RS is expected to premiere on March 6, 2018, at 9:20AM (CET). Expect nothing less than 520 angry horses – 20 HP more over its predecessor, and 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) from its 4L six-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine, which is paired to a specially calibrated seven-speed PDK to enable this monster of the road to rocket from zero to 62 miles an hour (100 km/h) in mere 3.2 seconds and sending it on its way to 312 km/h (about 193 miles an hour). Continue reading Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is The Most Powerful Road-legal Naturally-aspirated Sports Car

Man, I Just Can’t Get This Porsche Raw 964 Concept Out Of My Head

I bet the name Porsche 964 will leave non-enthusiast in confusion. Wait. Porsche had a 964? Yes. It did. And if you think it looked suspiciously like a 911, well, that is because it was in fact a 911. As matter of fact, Porsche 964 was the company’s internal name for the Porsche 911 made and sold between 1989 and 1994. Like any Porsche 911 before and after it, it was a model that was much revered by fans the world over, including EA’s Concept Artist Khyzyl Saleem. But clearly, Saleem one heck of a huge fan. A fan big enough to make him get down to work and design a, in his own words, “nice and simple 964, no wide body, just raw simplicity.” Continue reading Man, I Just Can’t Get This Porsche Raw 964 Concept Out Of My Head

Ex-Factory Works 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder To Go Under The Hammer

Anyone with money can afford themselves a race car, but sometimes even with all the money in the world, not everyday you get a chance to own a piece of motoring history. Granted, not everyone is a fan of Porsche but if you are, the good news is, this is the “not the everyday,” this is the Ex-Factory Works Team Le Mans 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder. Besides the obvious freaking dope aesthetic, evergreen aesthetic, this beautiful classic race car was a Le Mans and Nürburgring podium finisher and perhaps more importantly, it is the most original examples in existence. Continue reading Ex-Factory Works 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder To Go Under The Hammer

It’s Official. As Of September 20, GT2 RS Is The Fastest 911 Of All Time

Porsche fans wanting the fastest 911 ever made without making the workshop their permanent residence, look no further than the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The road-approved sports car made history on September 20 when it took on the 20.6-kilometer (12.8 miles) Nürburgring Nordschleife, making it in a record time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds with an average speed of 184.11 km/h (114.40 mph). The monumental lap time not only surpassed the company’s set goal of 7 minutes and 5 seconds, but it also wiped the previous record for road-approved sports cars set by Lars Kern from Germany and Nick Tandy from the UK with the best timing of 6 minutes, 50 seconds. Continue reading It’s Official. As Of September 20, GT2 RS Is The Fastest 911 Of All Time