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#Porsche 935 on show at the 2010 Old Timer Grand Prix

At the 2010 Nurburgring OldTimer Rally many Porsche 935 was on show, I thought i would show you some of the best images from the Old Timer Grand Prix

Firstly the Porsche 935 was introduced in 1976, as the factory built racing variant of the Porsche 911 turbo fettled for the FIA-Group 5. It was the development of the Porsche Carrera RSR 2.1 turbo prototype which had scored 2nd position in the 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Starting with the 1977 season, The 935 went on to win the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans overall, and other major endurance races, including Sebring, Daytona, and the 1000 km Nürburgring. Of the 370 races it was entered, it won 123.

At the time no other make could challenge the Porsche 935, due to the large availability of customer models, each race at the time typically featured at least five 935’s.

The large turbocharger was used with mechanical fuel injection which caused turbo lag followed shortly by a fireball spitting from the exhaust and an enormous amount of power (up to 800 hp). The dominance of the 935 was ended by the FIA rules changes coming in effect in 1982, when the six numbered groups were replaced by only three groups, A, B and C.
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Porsche GT3 Cup Pikes Peak Hill Climb 2wd Record Run Video

Porsche have revealed a great video of Jeff Zwart record breaking run at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Piloting the Luminox 911 GT3 Cup, Zwart set a new record of 11:31.1 in the 2WD Time Attack class. This beat the previous record, set by Rhys Millen, by 38 seconds and allowed Zwart to place sixth overall.

According to Zwart, “In my previous six victories – all in Porsche street-based turbo cars – I spent most of my practice time trying to tame the car to fit this difficult course; With this Porsche 911 Cup car, it was clear to me from the beginning that the car was challenging me to drive my best, and I went faster every time I stepped behind the wheel. Each time I thought I was asking too much from the car, especially when I carried maximum speed into one of those hairpins, the Porsche responded and challenged me to push even harder.”

The sound of the naturally aspirated GT3 Cup sounded amazing and the cockpit and external footage is simply breathtaking.

RUF CTR3 Ride at the Nordschleife

Earlier, at the Michelin Tuning and Bespoke auto manufacturer’s day at the Nurburgring in Germany, Porsche outfitter and tuning outfit, RUF, fetched along the mighty looking Ruf CTR 3 and allowed me a few passenger laps. Like all RUF models, the CTR 3 is Porsche based, but the origin of its chassis has never been disclosed. I suspect 60% of the chassis to be reconstructed from the front wing and slightly longer wheelbase to accommodate repositioning of the twin-turbo flat-six boxer engine. The CTR3’s ambition and heritage was to replace the now legendary 469bhp CTR ‘Yellow Bird’ and the 520bhp CTR2 that followed a decade later.

Using essentially the same motor as Ruf’s 911-based Rt 12, but with an additional 50hp, the CTR3’s 700bhp is supported by a jaw thumping 656lb ft of torque at 4000rpm. Therefore directing all the power to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gear box. This thrusts the CTR3 to 0-124mph in 9.6sec. However, no matter what the figures tell you, on the Nordschleife in Germany, I expected it to be restrained in the many uncompromising corners of the northloop.

This definitely was not the case. Immediately after leaving the car park and cruising down through Tiergarten, I realized this was no normal press lap. Hatzenbach and Quiddelbacher were a blur and I was overwhelmed by the power and low end lagless power delivered by the twin turbochargers.

At the peak of Flugplatz, the car jumped slightly as it aggressively positioned itself for the tight right hand corner. As the car powered its way down towards the corner at Aremberg, jumping slightly at Schwedenkreuz, it entered the forest under the bridge at Fuchsrohre into Adenauer Forst.
 
This is where the familiarity of the previous Porsches’ handling capabilities came into play, albeit with more power and composure. The next few corners were textbook racing as he stormed his way to the Karussell. I was not expecting to experience the Karusell, due to the reduced suspension height. To my amazement, he planted the CTR3 into the corner as the car miraculously dampened out most of the concrete bank vibration, to which the Karussell is famous for.

Then we went up the hill to Hohe Acht, to the famous spectators’ area (Brunnchen) where he toyed with the throttle letting the back over steer slightly. He did the same at Pflantzgarten. He shot through the mini Karussell with the same composure, then down the final straight at Dottinger Hohe, where the driver teased me at 155mph saying that he still had 2,500 rpms left!

People compare this car to the Porsche Carrera GT and the Pagani Zonda-F; my opinion is that there is no comparison. This is a RUF CTR and a 3 year old one at that!

Official Porsche GT2RS Release

After numerous dealership press leaks and the recent unmuled testcar hotlapping the Nurburgring we have had official word from Porsche.

Dubbed as the Most Powerful Street-Legal Porsche of all Times with 620ps.

The time: seven minutes, 18 seconds on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The power: 620 hp. The weight: 1,370 kilograms or 3,021 lb in road trim with all fluids on board. The car: the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The GT2 RS is making its world debut at the Moscow Auto Show on August 25th.

The future top GT model marking the absolute climax in the 911 range is the fastest and most powerful road-going sports car ever built in the history of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart. With power up by 90 hp and weight down by 70 kilograms or 154 lb in comparison with the 911 GT2, the new 911 GT2 RS has a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.21 kilos or 4.9 lb per horsepower, by far the best power/weight ratio in its class. Obviously, these are the ideal ingredients for an ultra-high-performance sports car with supreme agility, truly blistering performance on the road, and of course exemplary Porsche Intelligent Performance. For despite this extra power and performance, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions versus the 911 GT2 are down by approximately 5 per cent to 11.9 ltr/100 km (equal to 23.7 mpg imp) and 284 g/km.

The 3.6 litre six-cylinder boxer engine boosted by two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry exclusive to Porsche in its combination with a gasoline engine drives the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. Developed especially for the 911 GT2 RS, sports tyres measuring 325/30 ZR 19 convert this massive power into equally massive performance and acceleration on the road: 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in just 9.8 seconds, and 0 to 300 km/h in 28.9 seconds. Top speed is 330 km/h.

Equally supreme stopping power on this ultra-high-performance sports car comes from PCCB composite ceramic brakes. Appropriate longitudinal and crosswise dynamics are ensured by the sporting RS set-up of the springs, PASM Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management, anti-roll bars, as well as the dynamic engine mounts and PSM Porsche Stability Management.

In its looks the new 911 GT2 RS stands out clearly from the 911 GT2 above all through the lavish use of carbon-fibre-reinforced (CFR) components in matt-black surface finish, even wider wheels and flared wheel arches at the front, new 911 GT2 light-alloy wheels with central locking, as well as ”GT2 RS“ model designations on the doors and rear lid. The upgraded front spoiler lip and the rear spoiler lip made of CFR and now 10 millimetres or almost 0.4 inches higher, again in surface carbon finish, ensure the right aerodynamic precision as well as extra downforce.

The interior also exudes the flair of sporting performance in virtually every detail, featuring lightweight bucket seats made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic in carbon surface finish and lightweight door panels with door opening straps. The basic interior colour is black, contrasting attractively with features such as the seat centre sections and the roof lining as well as segments on the steering wheel rim. The gearshift and handbrake lever are both finished in red alcantara.

Limited to just 500 units, the 911 GT2 RS will be available in Europe from September 2010, in the USA from October 2010. The Euro base price is 199,500.- Euro. Including VAT and national specifications/equipment the new 911 GT2 RS will retail in Germany at a price of 237,578 Euro.

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More Pictures of the Mk2 Porsche GT2 #Spyshots #nurburgring

Spotted the 2011 Porsche GT2 mk2 lapping at the Nürburgring Nordschleife during industry testing on the Green Hell.

There is some slight facelift features inclusding Splitter changes and LED rear light clusters, 
Some of the powerplant changes include reduction in weight from 1400kg to below 1300kg Driver Permitting .

The next is more power from the Twin Scroll blowers expecting 612ps.

It is doing some hotlaps at the ring expect some news from Porsche very soon….

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2012 Porsche Boxster Cabriolet spotted at the Nurburgring

The Pistonspy has spotted the 2012 Porsche Boxster doing test laps around the track at the Nurburgring circuit along with his GT2 bigger brother.

When we spotted this last year a lot of the Test Mule was hidden under heavily clad camouflage this time much of the front detailing of the boxter can be made out.

In these clearest shots yet, we can also clearly see the new air scoops feeding the usual straight six engine.

The next-generation Porsche Boxster is expected to debut in late 2011 probably revealed for the first time at the Geneva Motorshow.

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2011 Porsche Cayenne Lineup

The 2011 Porsche Cayenne has been officially revealed ahead of its world debut next week at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. (Below Pictures Spotted of the Test Mule at the Nordschleife)
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The second-generation Porsche 4×4 will come onto the market with more room, improved technology, and performance but is also trying to rebadge as a green car!.

In line with Porsche’s new “Intelligent Performance” mantra, every model in the Cayenne lineup–from the entry-level V-6 to the range-topping Turbo boasts improved performance while using less fuel and producing fewer CO2’s than the previous generation.

The highlight of the new lineup is undoubtedly the Cayenne S Hybrid, which we can confirm will be offered to the market this winter. It features a sophisticated parallel hybrid drive system that combines a supercharged 333 horsepower 3.0-liter gasoline V-6 with a 47 horsepower electric motor running on lithium batteries. The end result is a V-8 like 380 horsepower and 427 pound-feet of torque, the latter of which is available from a low 1,000 rpm.

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