First, there was the 918 Spyder, now Brazilian designer Guilerme Kataoka shows us what its successor might look like, with his 919 concept, based on the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car. To be more specific, he drew inspiration from the 918 and 919 racer, along with a mid-engine layout for better weight distribution. In front, 919-inspired headlights are visible, as well as ultra wide front wheel arches and a set of aerodynamically-efficient wheels. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Think of the Porsche 911 Vision EXQUISITE as 918 Spyder meets 911 Convertible. The vehicle may be track-only in its current design, but the prototype will definitely have a bit more safety features. What stands out most however, is its open cockpit, as there are no doors, roof, windscreen, or even raised side sills for protection. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Porsche Mission E, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, aims to take on Tesla's Model S. Utilizing their Le Mans winning technologies, Porsche engineers were able to produce a zippy 600-horsepower from two electric motors, enabling the four-door to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 3.5-seconds, with 200 km/h (124 mph) passing in about 12-seconds. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
LEGO and the Porsche 911 aren't synonymous, but Legonauts have managed to create an incredibly detailed half-brick Porsche 911 RSR, right down to the racing livery and sponsor decals. To be more specific, it's hand-crafted from 380,000 LEGO bricks and arranged like a topographical map to approximate the organic curves of the race-ready 911. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
On the outside, it looks like a normal Volkswagen Bus, but look under the hood, and you'll see an air-cooled 6-cylinder Porsche 993 Bi-Turbo engine that pumps out 523 horsepower and 558 lb-ft of torque, mated to 6-speed 996 GT3 gearbox. In addition to the engine, it also features original Porsche 993 Bi-Turbo brakes with ABS. Inside, there's 993 gauges and electronics as well as a Porsche 917-style wooden gear knob. Where the rear side windows used to be are now twin air intakes, and a dry sump tank is mounted in between the seats.
After these spy shots leaked a few months ago, the internet has been speculating at just what Porsche had planned for their new GT3 RS, and now, the wait is finally over. Revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the new RS packs a 4.0L flat-six that generates 500 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, mated to a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission that boosts it from 0-62 mph in just 3.3 seconds. It can pass 124mph in 10.9-seconds and tops out at more than 200mph. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
Porsche prides itself on revamping the 911 every decade or so, but they never get too radical - the most revolutionary 911, the 996 manufactured from 1998-2004, was also the most sought after amongst enthusiasts and collectors. Aspiring designer Ege Arguden may not have any say in the next redesign, but he isn't afraid to take a few risks, and the 901 concept proves it. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Priced from $84600 USD, the Porsche Cayman GT4 is claimed to be the most track-ready version Cayman yet. Featuring a 3.8-liter flat six engine (911 Carrera S) that pumps out 380-horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, which can boost it from 0-62mph in 4.4-seconds, topping out at 180mph. Unlike the 911 GT3, the GT4 sports a 6-speed manual transmission rather than the dual-clutch PDK system. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
Located in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, the 4,000 sq m (43,000 sq ft) Porsche 918 Spyder assembly line employs 100 people who hand build the hypercar. The factory itself consists of 18 stations, where the carbon fiber monocoque, engines, leather finish, and chassis are assembled. Each car takes approximately 100-hours to assemble, and includes continuous testing before the vehicles are taken by a lift to a testing area on the floor below for a final check out. It takes one technician 40-hours to make each engine for the 918. Continue reading for the 11-minute video and more information.
Stuttgart-based auto enthusiast Johan9ff spotted the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 RS in a parking garage, complete with a deeper front spoiler, revamped front bumper with larger air intakes, air outlets on top of the front wings, and a large fixed rear wing for extreme downforce at high speeds. There's no word yet on pricing or availability, but expect this to be priced from $180,000USD. Continue reading for more pictures and information.