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Porsche Looks to Past for New 718 Boxster

New models feature smaller, but more powerful flat fours.

by on Mar.03, 2016

The new 718 Boxster comes with a new smaller, but more powerful engine than its predecessor.

Porsche engineers and designers must have been in a sentimental mood recently as its two introductions at the Geneva Motor Show give a nod to vehicles past.

The 911 R is the modern take on the original track-ready racer introduced and the new 718 Boxster reaches even further back to pay homage of the 718 Spyder produced in the 1950s and early ‘60s.

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The new version, however, is following the current trend of offering smaller, turbocharged engines putting out more power than their naturally aspirated forefathers. In the case of the new 718 Boxster, a 2.0-liter flat four cylinder putting out 300 horsepower. (more…)

Porsche 911 R Pays Homage to Racer Past

German sports car maker produce track-ready driver.

by on Mar.01, 2016

Porsche's Oliver Blume, chair of the executive board, introduces the new 2016 911 R in Geneva.

Porsche is getting back to basics with its new 911 R: fast engine, great handling, two seats: GO!

Perhaps not quite that basic, but the new R, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, is a nod to the automaker’s more no-frills past.

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In fact, it was inspired by the company’s limited-production 911 R – the R stood for racing – from 1967, which was designed to be a performer on the road and the track. (more…)

Porsche Unveils New Track-Ready 911 GT3 RS

Lighter, faster, nimbler 911 makes Geneva splash.

by on Mar.04, 2015

Porsche rolled out its street-legal, but track-ready 911 GT3 RS at the Geneva Motor Show.

Porsche made it clear it would be debuting two new models the Geneva Motors Show: the new Cayman GT4 and something else. That “something” is the new 911 GT3 RS.

The German maker’s latest entry is powered by a 4.0-liter flat six putting out 500 horsepower, 338 lb-ft of torque, and a zero-to-60 mph time of about 3.1 seconds and perfectly street-legal and track-ready.

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That mix of power and speed comes from Porsche’s efforts to make the new RS lighter. The roof is made of magnesium; carbon fiber is used for the engine and luggage compartment lids, and other components are also made of weight-saving materials. (more…)

Porsche Pulling Covers Off Two New Models in Geneva

Cayman GT4 shows its stuff with blistering lap of Nurburgring.

by on Feb.26, 2015

The new Cayman GT4 seen lapping the Nurburgring.

The upcoming Geneva Motor Show is going to be one of the busiest ever, with automakers lining up to debut their latest products. And Porsche plans to use its time in the spotlight at Geneva’s PALExpo convention center to reveal two new high-performance models.

The pair includes the anticipated Porsche Cayman GT4, the maker’s first GT model based on a mid-engine coupe. The German sports carmaker has released some details about the new GT4, as well as a pair of shots grabbed while lapping the grueling Nurburgring track. But it’s keeping its second new offering a surprise to be revealed in Geneva.

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The new Cayman GT4 is enough to catch one’s attention. Porsche says it turned an extremely impressive seven minute 40 second lap on the ‘Ring’s North Loop. That’s in line with what the previous generation Porsche 911 GT3 was able to accomplish.


Porsche Reveals Most Powerful 911 Ever

Track performance, on-road manners.

by on Mar.05, 2013

The new Porsche 911 GT3 storms into Geneva.

Pumping out a neck-snapping 475-horsepower, the new Porsche 911 GT3 is designed to deliver track performance and on-road manners.

The fastest and most powerful version of the flagship sports car the German maker has ever introduced, the new GT3 is about more than just raw muscle. It introduces a variety of sophisticated new technologies, including the new rear axle steering system which Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller says is designed to deliver tighter, even more sure-footed cornering.

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The new model handily outperforms any previous 911 on the track, said Muller, though he stressed that the GT3 “is still suitable for everyday use” during a preview at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.


First Look: Porsche’s Innovative 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Set to debut in Geneva, replaces batteries with flywheel.

by on Feb.11, 2010

Porsche will begin race-testing its 911 GT3 R Hybrid on the Nurburgring, in May.

Picking up on a concept its company founder first conceived of more than a century ago, Porsche will lift the covers on a hybrid race car at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Dubbed the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, the goal of the project is to not just improve performance, but also the efficiency of modern race cars.

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The 911 GT3 R skips the conventional hybrid route, which relies on heavy batteries to temporarily store energy normally lost during braking and coasting, then tap that power when the driver needs an extra boost.  Porsche’s approach is to store energy in a high-tech flywheel.