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.
...Published on 09-02-2011 11:42 PM
To be clear, this was not originally an X50 or K24 car. K24 turbos were added to this car aftermarket. The baseline tune you see here is a factory similar Porsche X50 map with around 1 bar of boost. This map was then taken to 1.1 bar and the redline was also raised to 7000 rpm. Peak gains are 55 horsepower at all four wheels as well as 50 wheel torque. All pulls were on 91 octane pump gas. This car belongs to professional race car driver Carl Rydquist.
...Published on 08-30-2011 05:51 AM
The Panamera Turbo S is an incredibly fast sedan. It is also incredible expensive. Insideline tested the new Panamera and hit 11.9@117 which is quick although we expected more. The CTS-V on the other hand hit 12.4@114 which also seems to be off pace. When one factors in the price for both cross shopping between the two will likely not be happening with the Panamera Turbo S over $100k more at $173,200 base price versus $59,995 base for the CTS-V. The Cadillac also ran a faster MPH through the slalom than the Panamera. We would honestly keep the $100k but there are people out there with money to burn apparently.
...Published on 08-26-2011 09:36 PM
Ok, the Porsche 911 was revealed officially just a couple days ago. You all saw the pictures and specifications. Porsche has now released the official preview video for the new 911. The car looks and sounds great. LED's in the front bumper are becoming a bit played out but they work well with the car. The side profile of the car is much sleeker and the rear of the car is obviously a huge improvement. Expect more after the official public reveal in Frankfurt next month.
...Published on 08-24-2011 08:23 PM
No surprise that Techart was going to release a bunch of body pieces of for the new 958 Cayenne. This is the entry level kit so to speak and the no doubt ostentatious "Magnum" kit will be revealed in Frankfurt. This Type I kit features a 3 piece front spoiler with integrated LED's. It also functions as a daytime running light system. Side skirts are also featured in the kit along with a new rear apron and roof spoiler. The material used for the body pieces is polyurethane. Techart wheels are also available in sizes up to 23 inches to complete the look.
...Published on 08-23-2011 07:55 AM
Well, it seems Porsche could not wait until the Frankfurt Auto Show and decided to reveal the brand new 2012 Porsche 911 early. Nothing wrong with that and we certainly do not mind. The new car looks great, sleeker, and more modern. The front really isn't all that different which is not surprising considering the uproar when Porsche goes too far switching away from the classic circular headlights. The tail looks very edgy and modern now though, definitely a step forward. The side profile is also more aggressive.
...Published on 08-11-2011 09:09 AM
Porsche released a press release a little while ago detailing the Porsche GT3 R 2.0 Hybrid. The new car will make its race debut on September 17 at Laguna Seca. This car is not eligible for any championship points with hybrid technology not being part of the GT class rules, Porsche plans to test the car in an ALMS race setting. It will be interesting to see how the car will do with its dual 100 horsepower electric motors powering a car that is 110 pounds lighter than its predecessor. Its predecessor of course scoring the first victory for a hybrid earlier this year.
...Published on 08-10-2011 07:02 AM
In an interview with Car and Driver Porsche CEO Matthias Muller confirmed that a new mid engine sports car to be positioned between the 911 and 918 is coming. Well, we know the cars in the segment Porsche is aiming at and the main rivals are the 458 Italia and the McLaren MP4-12C. It would not be surprising to see this car share a platform with whatever Lamborghini calls the Gallardo successor. The name of the car will likely be 961 which was the race car in the famous Group B based on the Porsche 959 supercar. The car may bow in as early as 2013.
...Published on 08-03-2011 04:35 AM
Here is the official trailer for the 2012 Porsche Panamera Diesel. On the European cycle the Diesel Panamera gets 44.4 MPG which we do not think would translate into the same style of US MPG numbers. Still, the car is quite fuel efficient. The Panamera Diesel features a 3.0 V6 turbo diesel with 250 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. What is also interesting to note is that the Panamera Diesel is only available in rear wheel drive. Will it come to the USA? We do not know at this point but it definitely should. We are sick of getting the short end of the stick on diesels.
...Published on 08-02-2011 02:57 AM
First of all, these are all absolutely awesome cars. It's kind of hard to pick a winner and a loser in this bunch Car and Driver did just that. The car picked last was the 997 GT2 RS. Although the GT2 RS is the second fastest, pulls the most on the skidpad, and has the fastest slalom time they rated it negatively for the turbo lag and harsh ride. Uh, it's a GT2 RS. It is made to perform not cushion your old behind. The 458 Italia is actually rated negatively due to sticker gouging? Oh, so it is the cars fault it is so awesome it can command a huge premium? Get real. The MP4-12C wins which is odd considering they say it lacks soul. It also goes against most of the tests up until this point that still pick the Italia.
...Published on 07-31-2011 10:26 PM
It is always a lot of fun to see bikes and cars go at it. This race is interesting as it is a long race (1 mile) but it also starts from a dig. Longer races due tend to favor cars but this a tuned version of a bike that is very fast to begin with. We will not spoil it for you but the 1/4 mile and mile trap speed differences really tell the whole story. Great race and both are very, very fast.
...Published on 07-31-2011 12:26 AM
The Cayman R with the PDK is pretty darn quick. Motortrend hits 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and goes through the 1/4 mile in 12.7@111 mph. Remember, Autocar stated the 1M coupe is much faster than the Cayman R in a straight line. We would put our money on the PDK Cayman R in a drag race. Check out the full review video from Motortrend (the narrator does not seem all that excited) below.
...Published on 07-30-2011 12:32 AM
CAR reports that a long wheelbase version of the Panamera is coming. The wheelbase will be extended by 150 millimeters. Demand for long wheelbase models is apparently very high in China which seems to be the driving force for this Panamera model. It seems kind of weird to us though as the Panamera is supposed to be a sporty sedan and already is quite heavy to begin with. Regardless, the longer wheelbase model is coming as is a face-lift.
...Published on 07-28-2011 02:48 AM
Most of you had seen that we were working hard on PorscheBoost. Well, PorscheBoost is now officially launched. PorscheBoost will be bringing you Porsche performance news the same way it does on AudiBoost, BenzBoost, and BimmerBoost. This means a Porsche Blog, Porsche Forums, performance, tuning, motorsport, and modification news all concerning Porsche. With 6speedonline and Rennlist being swallowed up by Internet Brands there simply is no good Porsche forum that is not under the control of a large company which means it was time for some competition and an alternative. This marks the 4th site in the Boost Network and you can expect VWBoost.com next which will complete our focus on German Performance Automobile Forums. Enjoy!
...Published on 07-26-2011 07:42 PM
Yes, a new Porsche 911 model is coming, the 991. Everyone has had that hammered into their heads by now. The car will be revealed in Frankfurt (PorscheBoost will be there!) fully but in the mean time Car and Driver got a hold of these great spy pics. The car is still a bit disguised but you can see more details here. Doesn't really seem all that different, does it? The main difference seems to be the roofline and the rear lights.
...Published on 07-25-2011 07:18 AM
The Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 is ridiculously awesome. The Autobahn is ridiculously awesome. Seems these two things almost belong together. This is a cool little video of a GT3 RS 4.0 being topped out on the Autobahn and hitting 320 kilometers per hour (top speed is quoted as 310) or 198.8 miles per hour. The Porsche speedo may be a tad optimistic but not bad for a stock car right? Lucky Germans with Autbahn and no speed limits.
...Published on 07-25-2011 01:55 AM
New models of bicycles that is, not cars. The "RS" stands for racing which we take it the bike will be good for. Especially considering that the frame will be a carbon fiber monocoque. The brakes are also hydraulic discs, very nice. The bike S is basically the same thing except the frame is aluminum instead of carbon fiber. It also has a Shimano shifting system with less gears. The bikes will be on sale in September for what we guess will be a ton of money.
...Published on 07-23-2011 02:55 AM
The Panamera is a controversial car. The styling seems to be hate or it love it. What is hard to deny though is that this is a hell of a performance sedan. This new official video from Porsche makes the new Panamera Turbo S hard not to like. A quick refresher, the Turbo S has a 50 horsepower bump to 560 thanks to new tuning and larger turbos. The only downside? The $174k sticker price which is much higher than the already stupid expensive $136,000 Panamera Turbo.