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Car and Driver Calls 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T ‘Purist Perfection’

 

Car and Driver calls the 2018 911 Carrera T “purist perfection,” saying that it’s a great lower-cost alternative to the 911 GTS, 911 Turbo and 911 GT3.

The “T,” in case you're wondering, stands for touring and was first applied to the 1968 911T to denote it as the lightest factory-made 911. Price-wise, the Carrera T is located between the 370-hp Carrera and the 420-hp Carrera S at the lower end of the…

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Porsche Adds New GTS Models to the Panamera Family

Porsche has added two extra sporty models to its Panamera range: the Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo. Product highlights include:

  • Four-liter, 460 hp V-8 engine
  • Extra dynamic chassis systems including three-chamber air suspension
  • Sport Design package with black exterior elements and large Alcantara surfaces in the interior, included as standard
  • New head-up display

At the heart of both of the new Panamera GTS models is a four-litre V8 engine with 460 hp of…
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Jalopnik Says Porsche Taycan Will Be ‘the Electric Car to Beat’

 

With the success of Tesla, virtually every automaker plans to release an electric vehicle (EV) of its own. According to popular automotive blog Jalopnik, however, the forthcoming Porsche Taycan will be “the one to beat.”

For starters, Jalopnik notes, Porsche Taycan is unlikely to be plagued by the production issues that have dogged rival Tesla, thanks to a major capital investment by Porsche:

“The Taycan represents a €6 billion investment for the German automaker. It…

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Isringhausen Represents at World’s Largest Porsche Gathering


Isringhausen Motorsports was proud to participate in Rennsport Reunion VI, the world’s largest gathering of Porsche cars and enthusiasts. The event took place September 27-30 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California.

Overall, there were 350 Porsche race cars competing in seven different classes, spanning from the 356 through the 917 to modern 911 GT cars, and many more. Upwards of 60,000 spectators, most of them traveling in their own Porsche cars…

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Porsche 911 Speedster Concept Headed into Production


The 911 Speedster concept study, presented during the 70th birthday of the sports car manufacturer, will be produced as a limited special edition. Porsche has decided to start producing the purist Porsche 911 Speedster in the first half of 2019.

Exactly 1,948 units of the open-top two-seater will be built. The future 911 Speedster, based on the 991 range, will be the first car to be offered with the new Heritage Design Packages. This…

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Original Porsche Heads to Rennsport Reunion


As part of its anniversary tour, the Porsche 356 “No.1” Roadster is currently on the road in North America. Seventy years after the “No.1” left the plant in Gmünd, Austria, it’s now on display in Canada for the first time. Then it’s onward to the Rennsport Reunion.

It’s seen as the birth of the Porsche brand – the moment that the 356 “No.1” Roadster received its general vehicle certification…

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Porsche Drops Diesel


Porsche has always matched its product range to its customers’ requirements and the pursuit of technological excellence. That is why the sports car manufacturer is intensifying its activities in the areas of hybrid technology and electromobility and will, in future, no longer offer vehicles with diesel propulsion.

By 2022, Porsche will have invested more than six billion euros (seven billion dollars) in e-mobility, creating the basis for sustainable growth into the future. Interest in hybrid…

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Parking the New Cayenne is a Breeze with Remote Park Assist


Americans love SUVs, but maneuvering them into tight parking places remains a challenge for many drivers. Fortunately, the new Cayenne comes equipped with Porsche’s high-tech Remote Park Assist.

Whether the parking space is located on the left or right side of the street, whether it’s a parallel parking spot or at a right angle, and whether for the latter the car needs to park forward or in reverse—it’s all achieved with…

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2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Earns 4.5/5.0 Stars

 

Road Show by CNET has awarded the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S 4.5/5.0 stars, praising its “under-the-radar” looks and “over-the-top performance.”

Here’s what reviewer Andrew Krok has to say about the car’s “launch control” feature, which propels it from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.

“Launch control shatters my perception of time and space. I move the perpetually satisfying dual-clutch gearbox shifter into D, change to Sport…

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9:11 Video Magazine, Episode 7


Got about nine minutes to spare? If so, you’ve got enough time to watch the latest episode of Porsche’s 9:11 Video Magazine. The eighth installment of the series is about a sometimes overlooked component of any Porsche driving experience: the road. Story segments include:

  • Photographer Stefan Bogner summits Austria’s highest peak to capture breathtaking images of 17 unique Porsche vehicles.
  • A Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid carves up Porsche’s on-road…

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