Published on 10-16-2011 11:01 PM
Vorsteiner teased their 958 Cayenne Turbo body kit with the following photos. A great looking kit that is not overdone like some of the others. The entire offering for the Cayenne will consist of the carbon body pieces, forged wheels, and exhaust systems. Parts will be available for the Cayenne, Cayenne S, and Cayenne Turbo. Expect the official release of the parts toward the end of this year, 2011.
...Published on 10-15-2011 08:21 PM
This simply has to be seen to be believed. A Cayman owner in the Washington area decided to modify his car. We are all for that and all for the awesome Techart widebody kit he did which costs a pretty penny. It is the paintjob after the kit was installed that makes us scratch our heads. The high quality air brush paint job cost about $15,000 but is completely out of place on a Porsche Cayman. It looks like it should be on a Hot Rod or Sand Rail of some sort, not a Porsche. Well, it's different, that is for sure.
...Published on 10-12-2011 11:47 PM
The Cayman R with PDK is one very quick little vehicle. How quick? Well, how does 0-60 in 4.0 seconds flat sound? How about the 1/4 mile in 12.5@110? That is pretty darn quick. Insideline loved the car and it is hard not to see why. Great steering feel, low weight, awesome handling, and as they put it, "911-threatening acceleration with PDK." We want to remind you that Autocar claimed the BMW 1M "crushes" the Cayman in a straightline. Uh, it is actually the other way around.
...Published on 10-11-2011 12:03 AM
This is the first body kit Duke Dynamics had done for a Porsche model. You might remember that they mostly do BMW work but they are expanding into other markets. The kit is not overly aggressive and looks pretty good. Fitment seems spot on and it adds a nice level of aggression to the Cayman without being over the top. These are all bolt on body pieces and you can expect more Porsche body kits from Duke Dynamics in the future.
...Published on 10-06-2011 07:24 AM
14 years is a really, really long time. CAR Magazine is reporting that is the case as Porsche wants this styling to last 14 years through 2 7 year model cycles. So, two 7 year cycles absolutely make sense as the outgoing Porsche 997 did exactly that from 2005-2012. The difference here being that Porsche expect this same styling proportion to last them 14 years according to CAR and through one generation update. We don't buy what car is selling as after 7 years the exterior better get somewhat of an update or the 911 is going to look very dated.
...Published on 10-06-2011 12:41 AM
Spy photographers caught the new 981 generation Boxster driving about. The car looks basically the same up front, no major changes. The side and rear have received some major updates though giving the car a far more aggressive look. The side intakes have been opened up tremendously and the rear looks much more aggressive giving the car a more masculine look. We hope that rear spoiler that goes through the taillights does not make it to production as it just seems odd. A great update by Porsche but nothing truly ground breaking.
...Published on 10-05-2011 05:01 AM
Porsche recently released their official video from the Frankfurt Auto Show which highlights the interior and design choices of the new 991. As many have noticed, the interior is a huge improvement over the 997 which certainly was not bad looking itself. The new interior shared the Panamera scheme which the Cayenne also adopted. Porsche discusses the new audio options (Bose and Burmester) as well as the various options such as Porsche exclusive for the interior.
...Published on 10-05-2011 02:52 AM
The Panamera Turbo and Cayenne Turbo share the same motor so no surprise that this is available for both and offering the same gains for both. The power kit includes new larger turbochargers, new filters, and new manifolds along with a tune. Performance claims are 100-200 km/h in 12.3 seconds, no slip or dyno as usual. No word on pricing either but you can bet a US tuner will get you more for far less money AND provide some real performance numbers.
...Published on 10-02-2011 12:41 AM
Ok, this car is starting to become pretty popular as the speculation as hype continues to grow. As reported a couple days ago, the car will be getting a 1.9 liter turbo 4 cylinder boxer motor. Pretty cool, but what will it look like? The rendering below has been making its way around the web and it is a great interpretation although this is just a rear shot. What about the front of the car? Kind of an important part to overlook but we will take what the artists give us for now.
...Published on 09-29-2011 10:32 PM
So you should already know Porsche is set to release a car which will slot underneath the Boxster offering a roadster at a lower price point. This car will be the spiritual successor to the classic 550 Spyder and may share the same name. The motor is said to be a boxer 4 cylinder according to a report by CAR. With 210 horsepower the Audi version of this same car is shaping up to be far more intriguing as it is said to use the TT-RS 2.5 liter turbo 5 cylinder. CAR states Audi can get away with it as they don't have a Boxster to protect. Seems they forgot about something called the TT?
...Published on 09-23-2011 08:20 PM
This is rather depressing news as we were hoping Porsche had embraced the PDK especially with the new 911 putting up lap times using this transmission as quick as the previous generation GT3. In an interview with MotorTrend, Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller stated the next generation GT3 would not be getting the PDK transmission. One reason why may be due to the weight of the transmission which can provide up to a 80 pound weight penalty. The performance advantage clearly outweighs the weight penalty however so we say give people the option. For now though, the GT3 remains the purest driving experience one can get.
...Published on 09-21-2011 08:01 AM
This... is impressive. 7:40 out of the new Carrera S? That is about a 13 second improvement on the previous model which is a very large jump for a car that did not exactly get a huge horsepower bump. To help put this time in perspective AutoBild hit a 7:40 in the Mercedes SLR. Horst von Saurma hit 7:40 in the 997.2 GT3 for Sport Auto. Autobild got a 7:40 out of the Murcielago LP-640. So yes, this is a blazing fast time. We assume the PDK gearbox used and the new hydraulically activated roll bar system played a huge roll.
...Published on 09-21-2011 12:01 AM
Prior Design has released their Porsche Panamera body kit. It basically consists of carbon fiber add on pieces and is fairly restrained, not being over the top like many Panamera kits. There is a carbon front spoiler, carbon rear spoiler, front light covers, and a piece for the front intakes. Overall nicely executed adding a degree of aggression while not taking away from the car or ruining it like some of the other kits (Hamann).
...Published on 09-19-2011 02:57 PM
The Porshce 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is a ridiculously awesome machine. It's light, fast, and features the best naturally aspirated 6 cylinder Porsche has ever produced. The video below shows just how stunning the acceleration of the 4.0 liter car is. In addition to the amazing acceleration the sounds coming from the motor provide aural satisfaction which rivals the best symphonies. Check out the video below.
...Published on 09-13-2011 08:00 AM
Hamann has a lot of love it or hate it body kits. They seem to be really going overboard as of late though for whatever reason. The Panamera is already a car that styling wise has people in the same love it hate it camp and we do not think this body kit is going to help bring those on one side to the other. Hamann modifies the Panamera fenders, adds LED's (enough with the LED's already!), a huge wing, new front bumper, and simply overdone hood to make the Panamera Paragon. How much is this thing? Who knows, we wouldn't buy it anyway.
...Published on 09-11-2011 05:32 AM
Techart will be officially revealing this car in the next few days. They sent out a little teaser press release though it only had one small photo. Techart tunes the motor to 720 horsepower with their powerkit. Additionally, the package includes a body kit and a suspension system with a lifting option. 20 inch Techart Wheels complete the look although we doubt they are all that light. Clearly a choice based on looks. Expect more details soon.
...Published on 09-07-2011 06:55 PM
Ok, we know the new 911 (991) turbo is coming. Porsche has been teasing the new 911 ahead of the official Frankfurt reveal and with the official pictures already available we decided it would be great to take a stab at what the new 911 turbo will look like. Our graphic designer Wild-Speed did a great job with his interpretation showing aggressive vents but not going overboard. The new 911 turbo will no doubt have a PDK gearbox in addition to a slight horsepower bump to the twin flat-6. Check out the pictures.
...Published on 09-06-2011 05:33 AM
Many of you probably do not know yet that Apex Speed Technology does the tuning for the Singer Porsches. We'll let Apex tell you the story in their own words:
Last week Tim and I went to Cosworth in Torrance, CA to setup and being tuning on the Singer Vehicle Design Porsche 911 motor, using Pectel Engine Management. It was a great project, and we got to work with a lot of really smart people. These days chassis dynos are so common people seem to forget the value of a proper engine dyno. Last week was a good reminder.
...Published on 09-05-2011 07:34 AM
Fabspeed has released two sets of headers for the Porsche 997.2 Carrera and Carrera S. The sport header has an integrated 200 cell cat. The race header is catless. Gains for the sport headers are 12 horsepower at the wheels which is very respectable. No gains were stated for the race headers although if you look at the cat placement on the sport the catless race version should provide a few more horses without that early restriction. Completely bolt in application made with T304 stainless steel.
...Published on 09-03-2011 06:43 AM
These pictures look official but we can not confirm if these are real or not. Basically, we just happened to stumble upon these on Twitter and decided to share them here. The front almost looks like the 997 factory aerokit which is not a bad thing but also is not necessarily innovative. The rear ducktail spoiler is very nice but that has also been done. Is this the real deal or just someone playing a joke? We will have to wait to find out.