It may be a while, if ever, until Porsche releases an off-road supercar, but Rain Prisk has created one to whet our appetite for the time being. This modified 918 Spyder now features brush guards, a winch, large knobby tires, roof rack, auxiliary lighting, and plenty of wear, including a bumper that is very close to falling off, along with mud splatters. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of molten copper being poured on lighters.
Steve McQueen used a beautiful Porsche 911T in his 1971 film "Le Mans", and now, the automaker has created a one-off model to pay tribute to the late actor. This stunning 911 R was originally delivered to France, and is now up for auction through RM Sotheby's. Painted in slate grey, this supercar offers a 500 bhp DOHC horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The LEGO version is one thing, this custom-wrapped Porsche 911 GT3 RS, is another. This particular model from Australia started out as Viper Green, but was completely revamped to pay tribute to the iconic Apple Computers-sponsored Porsche 935 K3 that raced at the 1980 Le Mans 24hrs by Allan Moffat for Dick Barbour Racing. Fake scratches were added for added effect, and it definitely looks the part to say the least. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for bonus images of the actual 1980 Porsche 935 K3.
Before today's Cayenne, there was the Porsche 597 Jagdwagen (German for "hunting car"), which was basically a light military vehicle, designed to compete with the likes of Jeep and Land-Rover. Power came from an induced air-cooled flat-four taken from the Porsche 356, located in the rear of the vehicle, producing 50-horsepower, mated to a 5-speed manual box with additional on-the-fly two/four wheel drive shifter. A total of 71 Porsche 597s were manufactured, between 1955 and 1958, 49 of which were built for the civilian market (chassis numbers starting from 597-000101). Continue reading for another video and more information.
LEGO has just unveiled a 2,704 piece Porsche 911 GT3 RS set for their Technic series. At $300, this 1:8 scale model features moving engine parts, red coilovers, headlights and taillights, brake calipers, 10 spoke wheels with low profile tires, working gearbox, paddle shift-equipped steering wheel, and even racing seats. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Harry Potter Quidditch-themed Halo 5 custom game.
A hearse is normally a funeral vehicle used to carry a coffin to a cemetery, and most everyone has seen them around at one point or another, but this is the first one based on a Porsche Panamera. However, what we don't know is if it's a Turbo or Turbo S models. If the latter, you'll find a 4.8L twin-turbocharged V8 under the hood. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
For auto enthusiasts with millions burning a hole in their pocket, this Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution would definitely be a nice addition to your collection. In addition to having 13 GT race wins, it's the world's only street-legal version, of the 14 built. It weighs in at just 2425-pounds, and is powered by a twin-turbo 3.2L flat six that produces 592-horsepower, mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission, topping out at 205 miles per hour. Click here for more pictures of the Evolution. Continue reading to hear and see it in-action on the track.
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.