Porsche has officially revealed the new generation of the 911 family of sports coupes that will be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Described as a “completely new generation” of the iconic coupe (which first hit the road in 1963), the new Carrera features a 100mm longer wheelbase for improved stability and a heightened presence, with a lower roofline and wider frontage.
A new lightweight body, formed from aluminium-steel composite, makes the model up to 45 kg lighter than its predecessor, while a wider spoiler reduces lift to keep the car handling properly.
Porsche has launched a new line of apparel and accessories made from materials used in its sports cars.
The new Porsche 917 collection includes items ranging from luggage to a mouse pad, all sold under the umbrella of the Porsche Design Driver’s Selection.
Among the new items is the PTS luggage line, which is fashioned from the same cloth used in the Porsche 911 and Boxster convertible tops, with the accents made from seatbelt webbing and door pull webbing from the 911 GT3, Boxster Spyder and Cayman R models.
Crafted from “an original ribbed cylinder from the early air-cooled 911 models”,this Porsche Classic Cooler comes with an anodized aluminum base.
Designed by the Porsche Engineering Services, Germany, the bottle cooler sports a laser-drawn Porsche Crest. The cooler without the bottle is priced at $680.
Porsche is mulling a reissue of the iconic 550 Spyder model owned by US actor James Dean, boss Matthias Mueller said on Thursday.
“I can well imagine that a modern version of James Dean’s famous Porsche would please our clients”. “I am fascinated by the idea of reviving this technical legend.”
The 550 Spyder was built between 1953 and 1957 and was the car Dean was driving at the time of his fatal crash in September 1955.
Consumer demand for the Porsche Cayenne has prompted the automaker to increase production, the luxury brand said this week.
Global sales of the powerful SUV surged 37 percent in the first half of this year, prompting Porsche to boost the number of Cayennes it will produce from next year.
In the US alone, the number of Cayennes sold jumped from 2,605 in the first half of 2010 to 6,877 in the first half of this year.
Porsche China is celebrating their 10-year anniversary with the release of an incredible limited-edition luxury car—the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S features a stunning gold bronze metallic paint job, a 3.8-liter flat-six engine equipped with 530 horsepower and the ability to go from 0 to 62 MPH in a staggering 3.3 seconds.
The inside of the special edition Porsche 911 Turbo S features stylish leather and Alcantara.
Porsche has released details on its new high-power Panamera sedan, set to go on sale this summer.
The new Panamera Turbo S provides a power boost to the Panamera Turbo’s engines, delivering 37 kW more with increased torque from the 4.8 liter, V8 engine, which has been treated to improved turbochargers and modified engine control.
Using the Launch Control feature, it can manage 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 306 km/h, despite a fuel consumption similar to that of the Panamera Turbo — 11.3 l/100km using Michelin tires.
Porsche looks set to reconfirm its commitment to hybrid technology at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, according to a statement issued February 11.
The German luxury automaker confirmed to journalists that it would launch a “parallel full hybrid model” at the show.
Porsche said that the new model is being launched in the wake of the success of the Cayenne S Hybrid, unveiled at last year’s Geneva Show, which has received fairly good reviews in Europe and the US.
After the recent revealing of the 911 Coupe and Cabriolet Black Editions, German automaker Porsche took the wraps off Porsche Boxster S Black Edition.
As the name suggests, black is everywhere covering areas normally not seen in this shade.
Production will be limited to 987 units and will be defined by a substantially larger range of standard equipment and exclusive options.
German sports car manufacturer Porsche revealed today a new limited edition variant of its 911 model, dubbed Black Edition.
Available as a coupe or convertible, it features a unique appearance with a plain black exterior, black brake calipers, and 19-inch 911 Turbo II bi-color wheels.
Inside, the cabin is nicely equipped with partial leather seats, a sport steering wheel, aluminum look trim, a painted center console, and Black Edition door entry guards.
Porsche has given the strongest hint yet that it intends to pursue hybrid technology with the unveiling of a new concept at the North American International Auto Show.
The company, which is making a high-profile return to the Detroit show after a four year hiatus, launched the 918 RSR January 10, a motorsports version of the 918 Spyder hybrid concept car first shown in Geneva last year.
It features a V8 engine which contributes 563 hp, backed by an electric motor on each front wheel which add 150 kW of power to take the 918 RSR’s total up to 767 hp.
All of the 356 Porsche Speedsters planned for production already have owners, despite the fact that the model has just being launched at the 2010 Paris Show.
Even with the high price of EUR201,682 ($263,667), all the cars have been sold ahead of the original planned dealership launch in December this year.
Porsche is planning to create a hybrid version of every model it sells, the luxury automaker has confirmed.
In a further signal that sports car manufacturers are getting serious about reducing their emissions, Porsche’s Wolfgang Duerheimer told Automotive News that “in the future, we will have a hybrid drive in every model line.”
The automaker already produces a hybrid version of the Cayenne, its large SUV, and its new CEO Matthias Muller revealed at the Paris Motor Show that the company has produced a plug-in version of its Panamera sedan.
Porsche has released the first details about the 911 Speedster ahead of the Paris Motor Show.
It pays homage to the 356 Speedster, the first model to use this name and will have a production limited to 356 units.
Designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Porsche Exclusive, the convertible features an aerodynamic body kit, black accents, and tinted headlights.
A rare 1970s Porsche racecar just fetched $4 million at Bonhams’ sale in Monterey, setting a new world record for the most expensive Porsche ever sold at auction.
This stunning and historic open-top version of the legendary racer appeared and was immortalized in Steve McQueenâ€™s movie, Le Mans.
The 1970 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder goes from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds and a top speed of over 240mph.
Porsche is celebrating 60 Years in America, introducing “My Classic Porsche Search” a search for the oldest Porsche in the country.
The search is open to all Porsche owners who think they have a shot at earning the “oldest” designation for their car.
Entries can be submitted for 12 model ranges, including the Porsche 356, 911, 912, 914, 924, 928, 944, 968, Boxster, Cayenne, Carrera GT, and Cayman.
Guests at New York’s Gansevoort Hotels will soon be able to enjoy the city from the back of a Porsche, thanks to an agreement between the hotel and the luxury car maker.
Both of Gansevoort’s New York properties — The Gansevoort Hotel and The Gansevoort Park Avenue South — are to offer free in-town car service and airport transfers in a fleet of Porsche vehicles.
From August 15,the trendy NYC hotels will squire you around town in the roomy 2011 Porsche Panamera 4S.
Porsche has confirmed that the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid will hit the roads in 2011, making it the fifth version of the Panamera on sale.
According to autocar, the Panamera hybrid will use the same powertrain as the Cayenne hybrid.
This means the vehicle will be powered by a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine developing 333hp and an electric motor with an additional 47 horsepower.
Porsche has announced that it plans to take on Tesla by developing its own high performance electric sports cars.
The German premium brand revealed July 26 that it has already electrified three of its Boxster sports cars and is currently testing them in Stuttgart.
The research cars are being used to test batteries and the new electric drive components developed by Porsche, as well as the infrastructure needed to make EV sports cars a reality.
“We will definitely be offering electric sports cars in the future,” said Michael Macht, the President and CEO of Porsche AG.
According to the latest reports, it appears that Porsche will price the 918 Spyder at $630,000.
It means that the new hybrid supercar from the German manufacturer will be more expensive than the Carrera GT.
For its new vehicle which will be its most expensive model, Porsche says that over 2,000 potential buyers expressed their interest for the supercar.
For those who donâ€™t know, the 918 Spyder is one of three hybrid models Porsche presented at the Geneva Auto Show in March.