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!
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
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
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
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
It was a milestone, a historical event that has no grand ceremony, but this was it; the 999,999th Porsche 911 to roll from the line before the one millionth in the series and it was treated to a shiny coat of red paint job as opposed to the green the rest had before it. This very special Porsche 911 is destined for Canada where one lucky owner by the name of Rob Tenuta, a fifty-one-year-old contractor from Woodbridge in Ontario, is the proud owner and clearly, Rob is more than thrilled. The 999,999th Porsche 911 is Rob’s third Porsche. Prior to this ride, he already have had a Cayman in 2006 and a 911 Turbo in 2011. A special ride for a dedicated fan indeed. Continue reading Image: A Red Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS, The 999,999th, Rolls From The Line
Over 500 horsepower and no less 1,570 lb-ft (2,129 Nm) of torque. Those are what it takes to tow the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, but little did we know that a luxury vehicle like the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel can do the same. Granted, while it can, it obviously isn’t meant to do this on daily basis, much less doing it several times in a day. However, that didn’t stop Porsche from using the marque’s relatively puny 4.8 meters (16 feet) vehicle to tow the massive 73 meters (240 feet), 284 tons Air France A-380 out of Air France state-of-the-art engineering hangar at Paris Charles de Gaulie Airport and in the process, setting a new world record for the Heaviest aircraft pull by a production car last month, on April 21, 2017. Continue reading Porsche Cayenne S Diesel Set New Record Towing A 285-Ton A380 Jetliner
Porsche Debuts 911 For Road And Track With Porsche 911 GT3
Powered by a naturally-aspirated 4L, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 shares the same high-revving 500 hp boxer engine as its racing homologate, mated to a GT-tuned 7-speed PDK that promised to take you from a 0-62 mph time of just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 318 km/h (198 mph). $143,600+. BUY.
Volkswagen Arteon Is VW’s Newest Premium Class Model
With a range of engine options, the Volkswagen Arteon is a step up from Passat. It gets a proper 5-seat setup, long wheelbase for roomy interior and an exterior line that’s more akin to a sports car – thanks in part to its striking front end and while so, it still has the practicality of a family car. Learn more HERE.
Infiniti And Renault Teamed Up For Infiniti High-Performance Model Line
Project Black S is pretty much the result when you bestow an Infiniti Q6 60 with Formula One technology. Boasting an aero-optimized design, it is driven by a 3L V6 twin-turbo hybrid powertrain outfitted with energy recovery system inspired by the dual-hybrid system proven in Formula One.
Meet Ford’s Newest Pocket Rocket: 200PS Ford Fiesta ST
Well, it is cute and it performs, and so, what’s not to love? Driven by a 1.5L 3-pod EcoBoost motor that produces 197HP and 214 lb-ft, this feisty little beast touts Drive Modes, Electronic Sound Enhancement for the audiophile exhaust note and a 0-62 of just 6.7 seconds. Available in 3- and 5-door in early 2018.
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept – A Hybrid With 805 HP of Goodness
Mercedes-AMG marks its 50th years with the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept that has performance any semi-eco conscious car lovers will lust after: a hybrid powertrain comprising of a 4L V8 biturbo and an electric drive putting out 600 kW (805 HP) that enables a century sprint in under 3 seconds.
Ferrari 812 Superfast: 12-cylinder and 789 HP – What’s Not To Love?
Ferrari 812 Superfast is so called not because it is obviously super fast, but for its fastback styling. Equipped with a 6.5L V12 unit putting out 789 HP and 530 lb-ft of torque, it is the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built. It is also the first Prancing Horse to sport EPS. Learn more HERE.
Alpine A110 Unveiled, Has Flat Floor In The Name Of Aerodynamics
The new Alpine A110 packs all the elements of a true sports car: powerful, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive and a 2-seater coupe. A 1.8L 4-cylinder turbo motor producing a breathtaking 252 hp and 320 Nm of torque, is paired to a Getrag 7-speed wet-clutch DCT gearbox to enable a 0-62 sprint in just 4.5 seconds.
We Don’t Care How Powerful ZOE E-Sport Is, It Is Simply Gorgeous!
Renault’s endeavor in the Formula E Championship gave birth to this gorgeous 2-seater called ZOE E-Sport Concept. Belies the adorable aesthetic is a beastly 340 hp twin electric motors that with a hefty 472 lb-ft of torque that enables it to make 0-62 in 3.2 seconds and getting to 130 takes no more than 10. Wow.
Audi Q8 Sport Concept SUV Is A Hybrid That Gets To 62 In 4.7 Seconds
Being an Audi and a hybrid, it is natural that this baby here is a performer: 469 HP, 48V, from its 3L TFSI V6 petrol electric that enables it to make the century sprint in a respectable 4.7 seconds and only relenting when it hits 170 mph. And how does 745 miles in range sounds? Awesome, we’d say.
What’s the use of a fine car when not many can ride with you, eh? However, if you think the Porsche Panamera is a fine car, the good news is, you can now take along one more passenger on an exhilarating, unadulterated ride – thanks to the inclusion of an additional seat found on the newly announced 2017 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, which will be making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show (March 7-19, 2017). The Sport Turismo is the first Panamera to get three seats at the rear: two on the outside in the form of bucket-style individual seats and a not very convincing, but still a seat, center seat. I guess, it is better than nothing. At least, you know you can afford up to three kids and still be able to enjoy the performance offered by a Porsche. Continue reading New Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo: 550 Horses And Seats Five
Porsche said it had sold 150,000 Panamera luxury sedans since its launch in 2009 which, to the German automaker, it is an reaffirmation of its popularity and thus, warrant a new generation. A new generation it did unveiled today. The all-new, second-generation Porsche Panamera was officially unveiled by CEO Oliver Blume in Berlin to a spectacular display of lights, music and choreography. For this new iteration, the Panamera was said to developed from the ground up and once again, marries performance of a sports car and the comfort of a luxury sedan. Continue reading Porsche Unveils Faster And More Fuel Efficient All-new Panamera