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On September 18th, The product engineering team from Porsche have been testing the upcoming 918 Spyder on the “Nürburgring-Nordschleife”, Even though the Porsche 918 Spyder prototype is far from final form it turned in a remarkable best time of just 07:14 minutes for the 20.6 km long circuit. Continue reading Porsche 918 Spyder – 7:14 Laptime Nürburgring→
Well here is another brochure leaked, this time showing us many paged detail of the Porsche 918 Spider, lined up for release at the Paris Motor show.
Detailed within the brochure is the 12 different varieties of lacquer to be applied to your 918, and also two special liquid metal silver & chrome blue.
And if all that choice doesnt entertain you then you can have two vinyl wraps applied one being the “Salzburg Racing” design, and the other the aptly special “test-Center” named – “Wiessach Package” with the Martini Racing Design. This even comes with a stern warning that driving such a potent car with the advertisement of liquor could not be put better than Porches words of warning.
Driving a vehicle with the Martini Racing Design on public roads could have legal consequences in such countries.
The first visible changes of the recent VW takeover of Porsche is the move the manufacturer of the Boxster, Porsche has began partially producing its Boxster model at Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH. This step is necessary, as Porsche’s main factory in Stuttgart does not have enough capacity to cope with demand.
The first vehicle to roll off the line was an Indian red Boxster S with a black soft top. In attendance for the start of Boxster production in Osnabrück were Minister President of Lower Saxony David McAllister, Lord Mayor of Osnabrück Boris Pistorius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn as well as President and CEO of Porsche AG Matthias Müller.
Well after numerous spyshots, the current 991 series are officially to have active all-wheel drive system 911 later in 2012.
Not surprisingly there are only four versions of the all-wheel drive 911 – as the 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S and each as Coupé and Cabriolet. They sport the same traits as the rear-wheel drive versions: their lightweight body design, suspension, engines and gearboxes are identical, the only exception being modifications related to the all-wheel drive. This means that despite a higher level of engine and driving performance, all four models consume significantly less fuel than the previous models; total savings for individual versions are as much as 16 per cent. In addition, the new 911 Carrera 4 is up to 65 kg lighter in weight. Continue reading 2013 – The new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 – Official→
Here are the latest and first spyshots of the Turbo Cabriolet with the roof down showing more details of the forced induction family of the new 911.
The latest generation ‘991’ has already been released in normally aspirated engines and this will follow on from the legendary 911 Turbo.
The new 911 Turbo Cabriolet should come onto the market as a 2013 model complete with a twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, wide rear arches.
An advanced tri-turbo setup has been reported as a possibility, with the addition of the third turbocharger aimed at improving low-end response but this could be the first practical application of KERS in a road going Porsche.
After an interesting day avoiding the over zealous security and numerous blair witch project expeditions: We have the Porsche Macan spyshots, the new baby SUV from the German sportscar manufacturer based on a revised Audi Q5 platform.
This is a production prototype unlike the hidden underwear in the many mule prototypes spotted earlier on this year and last.
Surprisingly this is very light on the camouflage compared to many of the other prototypes spotted and it looks like Porsche have managed to improve on Audi styling and look lower than the current Q5.
It is early stages to talk about engine option but we suspect there will be a range of petrol engines at launch along with Diesel and hybrids to follow..