Boeing announced today that it has teamed up with Porsche to develop a flying electric car. They are researching the market for “premium urban air mobility” and plan to design a vehicle using technology from Boeing’s Aurora Flight Sciences division capable of operating from helipad-type ports. There’s no timeline for a possible production vehicle launch, but Porsche Consulting said that this type of transportation is expected to “pick up speed” as soon as 2025. Read more for another picture and information.
TechArt specializes in supercars, and for those who can’t wait for the 992-generation GT2 / GT3 as well as their RS variants, this TechArt has tuning package 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S should do the trick. Featuring a sleek five-piece front spoiler with an integrated splitter, a two-tone paint job, front the wheel arches equipped with side air outlet trims, revamped side skirts, rear diffuser, roof spoiler, and a large fixed rear wing. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Porsche officially unveiled the Taycan Turbo ($153,310) and Turbo S ($187,610) today. The Taycan Turbo generates up to 671 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque with Overboost, while the Turbo S maxes out at 750 horsepower and 774 pound-feet of torque. This means the Turbo can hit 60 mph in 3.0 seconds and the Turbo S in just 2.6 seconds. Both models are powered by a 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, mated to a rear-axle-mounted two-speed transmission, good for 280 miles (Taycan Turbo) and 256 miles (Turbo S). Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
We’re just a little over a week away (September 4th) from the official 2020 Porsche Taycan unveiling, but today, the automaker revealed its interior for the first time. If you like the touchscreens found in Teslas, then you’ll love the Taycan, as the dash features a 16.8-inch curved display above the steering column, complete with touch-capacitive buttons that are used to control the headlights, stability control, suspension firmness, as well as ride height. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
If you’re unfamiliar with Power Wheels, it’s basically a brand of battery-powered ride-on cars, trucks and motorcycles, but let’s face it, none were designed for speed, that is unless…you’re talking about this custom build. Simply put, this auto enthusiast decided to install a KTM 450 dirt bike engine into a Porsche 911 Power Wheels, complete with a large wing out back as well as beefy tires. Read more for a video and additional information.
The all-electric Porsche Taycan turned quite a few heads at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but Fully Charged’s Jonny Smith was recently invited to drive the camouflaged pre-production prototype, and shows us just how quick it really is. He performed several full-throttle acceleration tests with the launch control system activated, or 30 of them to be exact, without breaking a sweat. Read more for the video and additional information.
When is a 1968 Porsche 912 not just a typical sports car? When you replace its 1.6L Flat-Four engine with the electric powertrain from a Tesla Model S P85. That’s exactly what Zelectric Motors and EV West did to this classic vehicle, boosting its output to 550 horsepower and allegedly 4,500 lb-ft of torque. This electrified 912 uses a Model S-sourced inverter, rear differential, and accelerator pedal, but a 32-kWh battery pack that’s been separated into two for a better balanced chassis. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
What happens when you combine a 1960 Porsche 356B T5 with a 1990 Porsche 964 C2? Emory Motorsports 1960 Porsche 356 RSR. Think of it as a hot rod-inspired Porsche that wouldn’t look out of place in Mad Max. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four generating 393 horsepower, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, this 1,950 pound vehicle features hand-formed nose / tail bodywork, an aluminum deck lid, and one-piece aluminum hood. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has been officially unveiled, and its powered by a variant of the 911 GT3 naturally-aspirated six-cylinder engine that produces 414 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds while topping out at 189 mph. Inside, you’ll find a short throw shifter, GT Sport steering wheel, Alcantara upholstery, Sport Seats Plus and brushed aluminum or painted trim. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
For those who don’t know, the Porsche 909 “Bergspyder” was a sports car designed and built by Porsche in 1968 specifically for competing in hillclimbing competitions, and its basic design went on to become the successful 908/3. In 2015, Porsche’s Executive Board commissioned a project group from Weissach to build a sports car based on the 981 Boxster Spyder, that was to be as light and minimalist as possible, thus the 981 Bergspyder was born. The result was a single-seat sports car without a top, door handles or windscreen. Read more for additional pictures and information.