Can the all-electric Porsche Taycan 4S and Tesla Model S Performance stand up to modern supercars? Most certainly, even if it’s a Lamborghini Huracan Performante, McLaren 540C, and an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante. Each one of their petrol-powered competitors average 600 hp and six cylinders, with the Lamborghini Huracan Performante’s 640 hp V10 engine being the most powerful of them all. However, the Tesla Model S Performance boasts 762 hp and the Porsche Taycan 4S clocks in at 429 hp. Read more to watch the drag racing showdown.
Beginning with the 2021 season, the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup will be campaigned in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup as well as the national Porsche Carrera Cups in Germany, France, Asia, Benelux and in North America. It’s the first racing version based on the current 992 generation and the first makes-cup racer of the sports car manufacturer to boast a wide turbo-spec body. Its naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat six engine makes 510 hp and can run on synthetic fuels, which significantly lowers CO2 emissions under racing conditions. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
It’s not uncommon for automobile manufacturers to create one-off concept vehicles, but most of these are well known, whether it be showcased at trade shows or press events. The Porsche Panamericana one you may not have seen or heard of. This vehicle designed by Harm Lagaay and Steve Murkett, was built primarily to showcase some design features that would be on the upcoming 993 generation 911. It was also built as a gift for Ferry Porsche for his 80th birthday. Read more for a video and additional information.
Japanese auto enthusiasts modify their vehicles in extreme ways, or better known as Bōsōzoku or VIP style. Typically, VIP style refers to Japanese luxury automobiles that have been made lower and wider in stance, complete with over-the-top wheels, suspension, as well as body kits. Whether Bōsōzoku or VIP, rear-wheel drive sedans, minivans and kei cars, are typically used. This Porsche 911 GT3 RS owner decided to create a one off ceramic-coated Laguna pipe exhaust for his. Read more for a video and additional information.
The driver of this silver Porsche Taycan appeared to make it all the way home and up a steep driveway, but halfway up the incline, it appears as if the person was distracted. What happens next? Nobody on the internet really knows, but are speculating that the driver could have mistaken the accelerator for the brake pedal, since they are fairly close to each other. Since the Taycan is all-electric and has all of that instant torque, a simple mistake like this could end up being disastrous. Read more to see the aftermath.
Originally, the Porsche 911 GT1 was designed purely to compete in the GT1 class of sports car racing, but this also required a street legal version for homologation purposes. The limited-production street-legal version developed as a result was named the 911 GT1 Straßenversion (translates to street version), and former Fifth Gear presenter Tiff Needell takes it out for a drive on public roads. Porsche built two fully road-legal versions in 1996 and delivered one to the German government for compliance testing, which it passed. Read more for the video and additional information.
The never before seen Porsche Vision Renndienst was actually completed in 2018, but never made a public appearance for unknown reasons. This week, the company revealed this concept and it would have been perfect for transporting cargo this holiday season. It boasts seating for six with a central driver’s seat, while all of the electric-powertrain components are mounted underneath the floor. Unfortunately, Porsche did not reveal what kind of powertrain a functional prototype would be equipped with. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
When the Porsche Taycan meets the 918 Spyder, you get the Vision E, an all-electric hypercar that would fit right into a Formula E race. This was actually going to be a production vehicle and went as far as the 1:1 hard model development stage before being scrapped for unknown reasons. The design itself boasts a single-seat enclosed cockpit, along with a semi-open-wheel layout that exposes the mechanical parts to keep the weight down. Read more for additional pictures.
Luxurious and stylish, the 2.65-pound Porsche Design Acer Book RS boasts a compact all-metal chassis that features an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics card. The extensive use of carbon fiber offers both strength as well as extreme performance, including consistent responsiveness on battery, instant wake, real-world battery life and fast charge, making it the perfect laptop for work or travel. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Hussain Almossawi
Industrial designers Hussain Almossawi and Marin Myftiu wanted to see how a supercar version of the Taycan would look, so they created the Porsche Project 411 Cruiser Concept. Paying tribute to the 911 Spyder, it’s designed to travel at speeds in excess of 249 mph, thanks to inductive charging technologies. This setup would require inductive charging stripes to be installed beneath the roads it travels on. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.