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  • In a two-part review of the new Macan Turbo Performance Pack, MotoMan comes to some interesting conclusions about the value on offer here. In order to discuss this, you have to consider how much 40 additional horsepower is worth to you. The Exclusive Powerkit jumps power from the standard Turbo's 400 to 440, and adds an additional 42 lb-ft of torque as well, still using the same 3.6-liter V6 turbo. While there currently is not a Macan Turbo S, as would seem to be the next upcoming model if you look at the rest of the Porsche lineup, this is as close as you can get. Will we see a Turbo S, and is this the precursor to such a thing? That may well be. In the first video, George takes the time to walk around the car and point out various features and upgrades that have been optioned to this car. For all intents and purposes, the Performance Package is limited to just the engine upgrades with their Sport Chrono package added in 'for free'. Speaking of those engine upgrades, P..

    Is Porsche’s Macan Turbo Performance Pack Worth The $10,000 Premium?

    In a two-part review of the new Macan Turbo Performance Pack, MotoMan comes to some interesting conclusions about the value on offer here. In order to discuss this, you have to consider how much 40 additional horsepower is worth to you. The Exclusive Powerkit jumps power from the standard Turbo's 400 to 440, and adds an additional 42 lb-ft of torque as well, still using the same 3.6-liter V6 turbo. While there currently is not a Macan Turbo S, as would seem to be the next upcoming model if you look at the rest of the Porsche lineup, this is as close as you can get. Will we see a Turbo S, and is this the precursor to such a thing? That may well be. In the first video, George takes the time to walk around the car and point out various features and upgrades that have been optioned to this car. For all intents and purposes, the Performance Package is limited to just the engine upgrades with their Sport Chrono package added in 'for free'. Speaking of those engine upgrades, P..
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  • The all-new version of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo has made its world premiere at the 67th International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The new third-generation Cayenne Turbo sits nicely at the top of the Cayenne model line. In terms of performance, Porsche claims the new Cayenne Turbo accelerates from zero to 62 miles per hour in 4.1 seconds—which can be dropped to 3.9 with the optional Sport Chrono Package. The car is capable of a top speed of 177 miles per hour. The Cayenne Turbo's healthy new 4.0-liter twin turbo V-8 engine is packed with 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque, outshining the previous engine by 30 horsepower and 14 lb-ft. The turbochargers of the engine are housed inside the vee, which allows for quicker response minimizing any lag produced by the turbocharged engine. The engine is fitted to a new eight speed Tiptronic S transmission—there's no PDK option.According to Porsche, the Cayenne Turbo features improved driving dynamics available due to active aerodyn..

    The New Porsche Cayenne Turbo Is a 550-HP SUV Speed Machine

    The all-new version of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo has made its world premiere at the 67th International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The new third-generation Cayenne Turbo sits nicely at the top of the Cayenne model line. In terms of performance, Porsche claims the new Cayenne Turbo accelerates from zero to 62 miles per hour in 4.1 seconds—which can be dropped to 3.9 with the optional Sport Chrono Package. The car is capable of a top speed of 177 miles per hour. The Cayenne Turbo's healthy new 4.0-liter twin turbo V-8 engine is packed with 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque, outshining the previous engine by 30 horsepower and 14 lb-ft. The turbochargers of the engine are housed inside the vee, which allows for quicker response minimizing any lag produced by the turbocharged engine. The engine is fitted to a new eight speed Tiptronic S transmission—there's no PDK option.According to Porsche, the Cayenne Turbo features improved driving dynamics available due to active aerodyn..
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  • Porsche's 924 Turbo needs more attention than it's getting in today's market, and this car could be the bargain of the century as a result. As aircooled 911s continue to sell for far more than they are worth, the transaxle cars offer the same performance and frankly a better driving experience, often for a fraction of the price. This 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo (otherwise known as a "931") was recently listed to Bring A Trailer's auction site, and we could hardly contain our excitement. We have seen this car in person, and it is every bit as gorgeous as it appears in the photos here. This original 5-lug M471 Sports Package car was prepared in-period by Sewickley Porsche with factory-original Carrera GTS components, including the nose, widened front fenders, and rear bolt-on overfenders. It looks the part, but doesn't have quite as much punch as a real deal Carrera GT would have. While this car looks a lot like its Le Mans ready cousins, this is purely a street car...

    Bid On This Carrera GT Replica Porsche 924 Turbo Before You Miss It

    Porsche's 924 Turbo needs more attention than it's getting in today's market, and this car could be the bargain of the century as a result. As aircooled 911s continue to sell for far more than they are worth, the transaxle cars offer the same performance and frankly a better driving experience, often for a fraction of the price. This 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo (otherwise known as a "931") was recently listed to Bring A Trailer's auction site, and we could hardly contain our excitement. We have seen this car in person, and it is every bit as gorgeous as it appears in the photos here. This original 5-lug M471 Sports Package car was prepared in-period by Sewickley Porsche with factory-original Carrera GTS components, including the nose, widened front fenders, and rear bolt-on overfenders. It looks the part, but doesn't have quite as much punch as a real deal Carrera GT would have. While this car looks a lot like its Le Mans ready cousins, this is purely a street car...
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  • The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 is out, addressing many of the issues Porsche purists argue about on various internet forums. With a manual transmission, 500 horsepower, and a 9000 RPM redline, what's not to love about Porsche's latest beefy track monster? According to Porsche, some people don't like the massive wing that characterizes the GT3. The Stuttgart natives have apparently devised a solution to this problem in the form of a free package, which completely removes the GT3's wing. With this package installed, is the new GT3 the ultimate driver's Porsche, or will purists still fork over half a million dollars for a 911R? According to AutoEvolution, the 911 GT3 Touring Package has been leaked, just a day before its official unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Images of the wingless GT3 were apparently posted on Autopresse, but quickly shoved under the rug; it has since reuploaded the images after Instagram users snagged the pictures and information. Autopresse..

    Wingless, No-Cost 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package Leaked

    The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 is out, addressing many of the issues Porsche purists argue about on various internet forums. With a manual transmission, 500 horsepower, and a 9000 RPM redline, what's not to love about Porsche's latest beefy track monster? According to Porsche, some people don't like the massive wing that characterizes the GT3. The Stuttgart natives have apparently devised a solution to this problem in the form of a free package, which completely removes the GT3's wing. With this package installed, is the new GT3 the ultimate driver's Porsche, or will purists still fork over half a million dollars for a 911R? According to AutoEvolution, the 911 GT3 Touring Package has been leaked, just a day before its official unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Images of the wingless GT3 were apparently posted on Autopresse, but quickly shoved under the rug; it has since reuploaded the images after Instagram users snagged the pictures and information. Autopresse..
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  • Hurricane Irma is causing chaos in Florida before it even makes landfall as residents scramble inland to avoid a watery disaster. The handful of brave (or foolish) souls who are remaining there are hunkering down, but a comfortable stay during the cyclone isn't likely. Most of Miami's human residents will come out of the disaster in one piece, but what about the city's extravagant collection of exotic cars? Hurricane Harvey laid waste to half a million personal vehicles in Texas, and it seems that Miami's supercars will suffer a similar fate. In the calm before the storm, the Porsche Design Tower has devised a plan to save some of its steel-bodied citizens.PDT developer Gil Dezer told The Real Deal on Wednesday that his 60-story tower of luxury condos will shelter 10 of Miami's most expensive supercars. Companies like Prestige Imports are moving some of their vehicles, from Lamborghinis to Paganis, to the complex in preparation for Irma. Cost of entry for livi..

    Porsche Design Tower Harbors Supercars During Hurricane Irma

    Hurricane Irma is causing chaos in Florida before it even makes landfall as residents scramble inland to avoid a watery disaster. The handful of brave (or foolish) souls who are remaining there are hunkering down, but a comfortable stay during the cyclone isn't likely. Most of Miami's human residents will come out of the disaster in one piece, but what about the city's extravagant collection of exotic cars? Hurricane Harvey laid waste to half a million personal vehicles in Texas, and it seems that Miami's supercars will suffer a similar fate. In the calm before the storm, the Porsche Design Tower has devised a plan to save some of its steel-bodied citizens.PDT developer Gil Dezer told The Real Deal on Wednesday that his 60-story tower of luxury condos will shelter 10 of Miami's most expensive supercars. Companies like Prestige Imports are moving some of their vehicles, from Lamborghinis to Paganis, to the complex in preparation for Irma. Cost of entry for livi..
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  • In recent years, many enthusiasts have lamented cars becoming more automated and removing the driver from the experience of driving. Although this seems to be what many folks want, those of us who actually enjoy driving yearn for a more visceral experience as even enthusiast holdouts like Ferrari, BMW, and Porsche increasingly automate their cars. But Michael Steiner, Porsche's head of research and development, told Autocar that Porsche sees the "potential for more purist versions of sports cars."Last year's Porsche 911 R was exactly this sort of pure sports car for the enthusiast driver. Unlike the 911 GT3, which was designed for maximum track performance, the 911 R sacrificed a little outright speed in the name of driving enjoyment. Porsche's PDK transmission allows for faster lap times, but the 911 R featured a manual transmission, allowing the driver who prefers to choose their own gears to do so.Unfortunately, production was limited to just 991 units, which we wer..

    Porsche Hints at Future ‘Purist’ Models Like the 911 R for True Enthusiasts

    In recent years, many enthusiasts have lamented cars becoming more automated and removing the driver from the experience of driving. Although this seems to be what many folks want, those of us who actually enjoy driving yearn for a more visceral experience as even enthusiast holdouts like Ferrari, BMW, and Porsche increasingly automate their cars. But Michael Steiner, Porsche's head of research and development, told Autocar that Porsche sees the "potential for more purist versions of sports cars."Last year's Porsche 911 R was exactly this sort of pure sports car for the enthusiast driver. Unlike the 911 GT3, which was designed for maximum track performance, the 911 R sacrificed a little outright speed in the name of driving enjoyment. Porsche's PDK transmission allows for faster lap times, but the 911 R featured a manual transmission, allowing the driver who prefers to choose their own gears to do so.Unfortunately, production was limited to just 991 units, which we wer..
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  • Over the last few months, Porsche has been keeping quiet about a mysterious engine project that's been going down in the Weissach skunkworks, leading to speculation that the German marque could be returning to Formula One. Brand engineers that developed powerplants for the company's LMP1 program have been hard at work, though executives won't reveal any specifics. However, recent news from the deputy chairman of Porsche's executive board, Lutz Meschke, revelas that the manufacturer is in serious talks with the FIA about rejoining the top tier of motorsport by 2021.Porsche's former relationship with F1 ended in the early '90s, when its collaboration with the Footwork team concluded rather disastrously; heavy, slow, and unreliable engines quickly put the Stuttgart crew out of business as a supplier. But recent developments show that it could be on board with new regulations that are due four years from now. Talks of ditching the hybrid system for a simpler,..

    Porsche in ‘Good Discussions’ Regarding F1 Return in 2021, Report Says

    Over the last few months, Porsche has been keeping quiet about a mysterious engine project that's been going down in the Weissach skunkworks, leading to speculation that the German marque could be returning to Formula One. Brand engineers that developed powerplants for the company's LMP1 program have been hard at work, though executives won't reveal any specifics. However, recent news from the deputy chairman of Porsche's executive board, Lutz Meschke, revelas that the manufacturer is in serious talks with the FIA about rejoining the top tier of motorsport by 2021.Porsche's former relationship with F1 ended in the early '90s, when its collaboration with the Footwork team concluded rather disastrously; heavy, slow, and unreliable engines quickly put the Stuttgart crew out of business as a supplier. But recent developments show that it could be on board with new regulations that are due four years from now. Talks of ditching the hybrid system for a simpler,..
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  • When you have the opportunity to daily drive a 981 Cayman GTS, you're doing something right. As is the case with Paul, who has owned this gorgeous blue beast for a whole year now. Paul and Todd of Everyday Driver actually spend all day working to help people find the correct car for their needs, so it makes sense that they would pick such an amazing car for their own daily driver. We would argue that the 981 chassis Cayman and Boxster rank among the best road-going cars Porsche has ever built. If it's great at being a Porsche, it's going to be great at being a car. With excellent comfort, better than average sports car handling, near perfect balance, and an easy-to-drive demeanor, the Cayman GTS is spectacular on the street. Add in the utility of a massive front trunk and an even bigger rear hatch area, and the Cayman becomes the ideal sports grocery getter for a one or two person household. If you've got kids, you'll probably need a second car to haul the who..

    What Is It Like To Own A Porsche Cayman GTS Long Term?

    When you have the opportunity to daily drive a 981 Cayman GTS, you're doing something right. As is the case with Paul, who has owned this gorgeous blue beast for a whole year now. Paul and Todd of Everyday Driver actually spend all day working to help people find the correct car for their needs, so it makes sense that they would pick such an amazing car for their own daily driver. We would argue that the 981 chassis Cayman and Boxster rank among the best road-going cars Porsche has ever built. If it's great at being a Porsche, it's going to be great at being a car. With excellent comfort, better than average sports car handling, near perfect balance, and an easy-to-drive demeanor, the Cayman GTS is spectacular on the street. Add in the utility of a massive front trunk and an even bigger rear hatch area, and the Cayman becomes the ideal sports grocery getter for a one or two person household. If you've got kids, you'll probably need a second car to haul the who..
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  • Having spoken to most of the team to participate in this race effort, it sounds like this was perhaps the most difficult race for a Porsche chassis in decades. You'll recall that we covered the team's efforts to prepare the cars, and reported on their ability to complete the race against all odds. A Porsche hadn't ever finished the NORRA event before, and this two car team from Oregon managed to get both of their cars to finish the race, or "conquer the inhospitable terrain over five days of off-road racing down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula" as they put it. No, they didn't win the race overall, or even win their class, but Porsche fans should clap them on the back anyway, because they finished all 1000 miles under their own power. This little mini-doc is definitely worth watching, as it shows some of the trials and tribulations of running in the NORRA. For one thing, the engine in the "Red Sled" blew up at the end of the second day, thanks to an oil line..

    This Mini-Doc Follows Rothsport Racing’s Porsche 911 Rally Team In Mexico, And You Need To Watch It Right Now

    Having spoken to most of the team to participate in this race effort, it sounds like this was perhaps the most difficult race for a Porsche chassis in decades. You'll recall that we covered the team's efforts to prepare the cars, and reported on their ability to complete the race against all odds. A Porsche hadn't ever finished the NORRA event before, and this two car team from Oregon managed to get both of their cars to finish the race, or "conquer the inhospitable terrain over five days of off-road racing down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula" as they put it. No, they didn't win the race overall, or even win their class, but Porsche fans should clap them on the back anyway, because they finished all 1000 miles under their own power. This little mini-doc is definitely worth watching, as it shows some of the trials and tribulations of running in the NORRA. For one thing, the engine in the "Red Sled" blew up at the end of the second day, thanks to an oil line..
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  • The 680-horsepower Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the sort of super-powerful, technically-advanced automobile that wows car enthusiasts and sucks early adopters into showrooms. But ultimately, its $195,000 price tag makes it a showpiece—a halo vehicle, much like the 911 GT2 RS with which it will soon share dealerships floor space. Its powertrain may be the closest thing to the 918 Spyder’s in the lineup these days, but it’s hard to justify spending all that cash on a car seemingly concerned with environmentally-conscious commuting—especially when the regular Panamera Turbo costs $45,000 less and runs just a tenth of a second slower in the 0-60 mph dash.If you want to look to the real-world future of Porsche’s hybrid plans, cast your eyes down the company’s lineup to the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, which strikes a far better balance between value, efficiency, practicality, and performance than its Turbo S sibling.The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid makes a total output of 462 horsepower thanks to ..

    2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Review: The Smart Choice in Plug-in Porsches

    The 680-horsepower Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the sort of super-powerful, technically-advanced automobile that wows car enthusiasts and sucks early adopters into showrooms. But ultimately, its $195,000 price tag makes it a showpiece—a halo vehicle, much like the 911 GT2 RS with which it will soon share dealerships floor space. Its powertrain may be the closest thing to the 918 Spyder’s in the lineup these days, but it’s hard to justify spending all that cash on a car seemingly concerned with environmentally-conscious commuting—especially when the regular Panamera Turbo costs $45,000 less and runs just a tenth of a second slower in the 0-60 mph dash.If you want to look to the real-world future of Porsche’s hybrid plans, cast your eyes down the company’s lineup to the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, which strikes a far better balance between value, efficiency, practicality, and performance than its Turbo S sibling.The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid makes a total output of 462 horsepower thanks to ..
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