Porsche

Porsche is known as the purveyor of rear-engined sports cars and GTs but, in the past two decades, it has greatly extended its business and, now, the backbone of Weissach’s lineup is made up of SUVs like the Macan and the Cayenne and the ultra-luxurious sedan that is the Panamera. Of course, there will always be more fans of the mythical 911 that’s been in production since the mid-’60s but two-door cars are hardly the bread and the butter of the company nowadays, although they will always remain the stars as Porsche’s motorsports-bred DNA is embedded in each and every model that leaves Stuttgart.

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A Widebody Porsche 996 Slantnose Makes For An Epic Homage To The Porsche 935

A Widebody Porsche 996 Slantnose Makes For An Epic Homage To The Porsche 935

A one-off 935 Flachbau homage, based on a Porsche 996 Carrera, is taking shape and it already looks like a million bucks

It seems the Porsche 996’s rise in desirability has made it a go-to platform for exciting builds. We recently talked about an epic collaboration between Porsche Club of America and Porsche Classic, which spawned the Porsche 996 Classic Club Coupe. From Crucible Coachworks, Pennsylvania comes another epic 996 project. The slant nose was a distinct option for classic 911s and this 996 makes full use of the design, along with a 935-inspired body kit.

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A Free-Breathing Porsche 911 Carrera Isn't in Your Future

A Free-Breathing Porsche 911 Carrera Isn’t in Your Future

Yeah, Porsche does have another naturally aspirated flat-six, but it’s not designed for the 911, nor will Porsche try to make it work

Porsche dropped the naturally aspirated engine from the 911 lineup, with the exception of the GT3 models, which means even the base 911 Carrera is force-fed as much air as possible. Back in early February 2022, we spotted the very first prototype of the facelifted 2023 911 Carrera doing some cold-weather testing. Just a few days after that, a second prototype was spotted with some interesting changes that hinted the naturally aspirated flat-six would be making a comeback. With the 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS range being powered by a naturally aspirated flat-six, the rumors began to swirl out of control as it would, actually make sense. After all, the 394-horsepower, 4.0-liter mill definitely emits a nice soundtrack. Now we know that the 911 Carrera won’t be going back to its free-breathing roots, and the reason is a bit surprising.

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Porsche and Manthey Celebrate 25 Years of Collaboration In the Best Way Possible

Porsche and Manthey Celebrate 25 Years of Collaboration In the Best Way Possible

The German duo showed off a new 911 GT2 RS ClubSport 25, of which only 30 examples will be made

Porsche and Manthey Racing are commemorating 25 years of collaboration in motorsport. In recognition of this momentous occasion, both Porsche and Manthey have decided to release a special edition of the 911. They will now produce, a limited-run model of 30 examples of the track only, 911 GT2 RS ClubSport 25.

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A 1 Of 1 Porsche 996 Classic Club Coupe Unveiled At Amelia Island's Werks Reunion

A 1 Of 1 Porsche 996 Classic Club Coupe Unveiled At Amelia Island’s Werks Reunion

A one-of-a-kind Porsche 996 Classic Club Coupe shined in all its grace at the 2022 Amelia Island Werks Reunion

With Porsche’s rich heritage, it’s no surprise that newer models often harken back to the past through special versions, almost exclusively, based on the Porsche 911. With this in mind, ’Porsche Club of America’ and ’Porsche Classic’ have teamed up to create a one-off Porsche 911 (996) Carrera with enhanced aesthetics and performance, at the 2022 Werks Reunion at Amelia Island.

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20 Affordable Classic Cars You Don't Want to Pass Up

20 Affordable Classic Cars You Don’t Want to Pass Up

Our pick of 20 Classic cars (10 American Cars + 10 Imports) that can be had for under 20 grand

Now when people mention classic cars, most people automatically assume that it is an expensive hobby. While that may be true up to some degree, especially with regards to collector cars, i.e cars that were produced in extremely small numbers or Concours-worthy cars, pretty much anybody can get into the hobby of classic cars if you know where to look. 

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Not Even Porsche is Immune to the War in Ukraine

Not Even Porsche is Immune to the War in Ukraine

As it turns out, Porsche buys something very important for its cars from the region, and it’s had to halt production on its two most important models

If I were to ask you what Porsche’s most important model is, it would be one of two answers. You’d either say that it’s the Porsche 911 because it’s so iconic or you’d say it’s the Porsche Taycan because you’re head over heels in love electric cars. Neither of these are the right answer, though. Porsche’s most important models are the Macan and the Panamera, mainly because they are at the top of the brand’s best-selling list. This has turned into a problem, though, as Porsche can no longer continue production because it’s missing a very vital component for both models, and it’s all because of the Ukraine-Russia war.

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2022 Porsche 911 Carrera "GT3 RS 97" Concept Study by DMC

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera "GT3 RS 97" Concept Study by DMC

DMC’s latest Porsche 911 project involves the 992 generation and harkens back to the 997 GT3 RS

Very few high-performance carmakers have a heritage as proud as Porsche, especially when it comes to the company’s pride and joy - the 911. It’s no surprise, then, that plenty of tuners are enthusiastic about reimagining the 911, and DMC is one of the latest examples. The Dusseldorf-based tuner is currently working on a complete package for the Porsche 992 Carrera, the visual part of which is now complete brings back some of Porsche’s signature elements that harken back to the 997 GT3 RS.

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The 992 Porsche 911 Facelift Spotted Testing With A Hybrid Powertrain

The 992 Porsche 911 Facelift Spotted Testing With A Hybrid Powertrain

It won’t be a plug-in hybrid model!

We already knew that Porsche is working towards updating the entire 911 lineup. Prototypes of facelift versions of the 911 Coupe, 911 Convertible and 911 Turbo have been spotted out in the cold for months now.

Today, however, our spy photographers caught an interesting-looking 911 facelift prototype: one wearing hybrid stickers! These spy shots confirm the previous rumors suggesting that Porsche will add a hybrid powertrain to its 911 lineup.

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A Porsche IPO Could Be Closer Than We All Thought

A Porsche IPO Could Be Closer Than We All Thought

The IPO could see Porsche valued at anywhere between $50-100 billion

Word of Porsche going public has been circulating for quite a while now, but back in November, we learned that the whole idea was being put on hold. Now, three months and an invasion of the start of another war, and here we are talking about a Porsche IPO once again. This time, however, it seems as if it may be closer than we all expected.

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This Tesla Model X Plaid vs Porsche 911 Turbo S Drag Race Is Modern-Day David vs Goliath, But With A Twist!

This Tesla Model X Plaid vs Porsche 911 Turbo S Drag Race Is Modern-Day David vs Goliath, But With A Twist!

Not in the same context it’s generally used, but the Model X Plaid showed that size doesn’t matter

Brooks recently got a Tesla Model X Plaid on his YouTube channel and did some quarter-mile sprints to see how quick it is. As expected, it scored some pretty good numbers. In its best run, it recorded a 0-60 mph time of 2.36 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 9.754 seconds.

To show that might over other cars, the Model X Plaid went up against the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S. There’s no way the German is winning, and that shows how powerful and insane the Model X Plaid is. How often do you see a Porsche 911 Turbo S enter a race as the underdog?

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The World's Top Three Quickest Production Sedans Get Together On The Drag Strip For A Meet-And-Greet

The World’s Top Three Quickest Production Sedans Get Together On The Drag Strip For A Meet-And-Greet

We’re talking about the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Lucid Air Performance, and the Tesla Model S Plaid

After pitting the Lucid Air against the Tesla Model S Plaid and the Porsche Taycan individually, Brooks from DragTimes finally got these most powerful production sedans together to the drag strip to see how they fare against each other. It won’t take a rocket scientist to figure out who will win this race, but this is the first time we’re seeing the three EVs get together. This right here, people, is the future!

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There Is A New-Gen Porsche Panamera On The Way, And We Can't Keep Our Cool!

There Is A New-Gen Porsche Panamera On The Way, And We Can’t Keep Our Cool!

The third-gen Panamera seems to come with a lot of cool changes

Porsche is not done revealing all the trims and body types of the current facelift Panamera lineup just yet, and we can already see new Panamera prototypes out testing. The first time we caught these prototypes out in the wild, we believed we were looking at a second facelift for the current generation; but, we were wrong. The prototype caught testing these past few days reveals that we are, in fact, looking at the third-generation Panamera.

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The 992.2 Porsche 911 Convertible Decides To Step Out In The Snow With Its Hoodie On

The 992.2 Porsche 911 Convertible Decides To Step Out In The Snow With Its Hoodie On

It features the mid-positioned exhaust end pipes, suggesting we could get a naturally aspirated engine this time around

In the past few days, we brought you a lot of spy shots of various models that will get a facelift version in 2022. BMW, Alpina, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, are all preparing to update their model lineup.

But, so is Porsche, who is preparing a facelift version for the entire 911 lineup. Lately, we’ve seen the 911 Coupe and the 911 Turbo out playing in the snow, but, today it is time for the 911 Cabriolet to flex its muscles in the Scandinavian snow.

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A Cargo Ship Carrying Thousands Of Porsches, Bentleys, And Audis Is Burning At The Atlantic Ocean

A Cargo Ship Carrying Thousands Of Porsches, Bentleys, And Audis Is Burning At The Atlantic Ocean

Fortunately, the crew has been evacuated and is unharmed

That Audi, Porsche, or Bentley you’ve ordered might probably arrive a lot longer than expected, or maybe not at all. Chances are, it could be a casualty of a fire that just broke out at the Felicity Ace, the cargo ship that’s handling your precious German luxury car.

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What is the Cheapest Porsche?

The cheapest Porsche currently for sale in the United States is the Macan, a luxury compact crossover SUV that starts from just $49,900 before you add all the extra taxes and charges and any dealer premium. The entry-level Macan is fitted with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, enough for a 0-60 mph time of 6.3 seconds without the Sport Chrono package and a top speed 141 mph. The Macan arguably bests all of its rivals in terms of the driving experience but it’s also more expensive than its peer with a Range Rover starting at just $42,650 and an AWD X2 setting you back some $38,400.

The cheapest sports car that Porsche currently makes is the 718 Cayman with a base MSRP of $56,900. With 300 ponies at its disposal from the turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four engine, the 718 Cayman needs under five seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the manual transmission while the top speed is 170 mph. While cars like the Toyota Supra cost under $50,000, the 718 Cayman isn’t the most expensive car in its segment and it counters with great performance, great feeling behind the wheel, and a well-sorted cabin.

What is the Sportiest Porsche?

The sportiest Porsche out there is the model that spearheads the 911 lineup, the mighty GT2 RS - a track-oriented beast that’s somehow allowed to be driven on the road too. The 991-generation GT2 RS is motivated by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged boxer six-pot that develops 690 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 553 pound-feet of torque at 7,200 rpm. It goes from naught to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds en route to a top speed of 211 mph but still pulls 21 mpg on the highway!

The GT2 RS is monstrous even compared to other ultra-fast Porsches such as the last 991-based GT3 RS with its 4.0-liter boxer capable of 520 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of twist. The GT3 RS will be left in a speck of dust by the GT2 RS on an unrestricted bit of the Autobahn as the GT3 RS doesn’t surpass 193 mph but it’s also significantly cheaper with a 2018 MSRP of $187,500 compared to the $293,200 price tag of the GT2 RS. It’s hard to make the case for spending over $100,000 more on the GT2 RS but Porsche still sells its Nurburgring-devouring car quite well Stateside.

What is the Most Popular Porsche?

Porsche sold a total of 57,202 vehicles in the US alone, a far cry from the early days when craftsmen in Gmund, Austria, were barely able to finish a few dozen cars a month. Porsche thus ended 2018 as its ninth year of continuous growth and the best-selling model in its lineup is, coincidentally, the cheapest. No less than 23,500 Macans were delivered in 2018, more than double the total amount of Cayennes sold last year (10,733, down by some 2,000 units compared to 2017).

What may surprise you is that the third best-selling Porsche is not the Panamera, but the legendary 911 of which 9,647 units were sold over the 12 months of 2018, over 1,000 more than Panamera. This solidifies the 911’s status as a favorite among Porschephiles. The 911 is also, undoubtedly, a favorite of many gearheads as one of the best drivers’ cars money can buy and the company’s symbol.

What is the Most Expensive Porsche?

The most expensive model is the 911 GT2 RS that starts at $293,200. As far as base models go, the most expensive Porsche is the new 992-generation Porsche 911 that starts at $97,400 (for a 911 Carrera) making it $6,300 more expensive than the outgoing 991.2 911 Carrera that’s still available Stateside.

What is the Fastest Porsche?

The fastest Porsche is also the one that’s the sportiest and the most expensive - the 911 GT2 RS. With its 211 mph top speed, it’s 18 mph faster than the GT3 RS and almost 30 mph faster than the 992-generation 911 Carrera. To put it into context, the 911 GT2 RS is as fast as the 918 Spyder, Porsche’s last mid-engined supercar, and 6 mph faster than the Carrera GT.

Are Porsche Cars Reliable?

In 2015, a survey conducted by British outlet WhatCar? in conjunction with WarrantyDirect found out that Porsches were the second least-reliable luxury cars in the UK, just pipping Bentley in terms of reliability. Having said that, the most recent J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study stated that Porsche is the third most reliable brand, trailing only Lexus and Toyota in the study that looks at the dependability of three-year-old cars. Porsche surpasses in this study luxury segment stalwarts like BMW or Mercedes-Benz.