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992 is coming...

The 8th generation 911 will most likely be launched at the 2018 LA Auto Show in the end of November.

Porsche 911, model year 2019 (992-generation) rear spoiler erected
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Nürburgring Nordschleife 6:40

13 months after the 991 GT2 RS set a new lap record for street legal cars at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, 991 GT2 RS MR (Manthey Racing) improved the record by 7 seconds. Manthey Racing is a 51% subsidiary of Porsche AG.

2018 Nürburgring Nordschleife record, Porsche 911 991 GT2 RS MR
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645 Spyder, the sad lucky story

It was a very special and beautiful prototype, the link between the 1956 550 A and the 1957 718 RSK.

Porsche 645 Spyder

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Porsche type 360, the trendsetter for F1

It is 70 years of the Cisitalia Porsche type 360, which in many ways was a trendsetter for the F1. It was an extreme package with twin-supercharged 1.5-litre flat-12 mid-engine, 4 overhead camshafts, dry sump, 5-speed transmission, sequential shift, gear syncronization, 4-wheel-drive and other novelties.

Cisitalia Grand Prix, Porsche type 360
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2019 Panamera GTS: V8 bi-turbo

GTS versions of the Panamera 971 Sport Turismo wagon and the short wheelbase sedan will be made based on the Panamera Turbo. They will have smaller brakes and detuned engines, but will still come with 4-litre V8 bi-turbos. The sedan also gets the 3-piece moving rear spoiler of the Turbo for the first time. Check out our updated Panamera 971 article:

Red 2019 Panamera 971.1 GTS side view
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2018 Petit Le Mans class victory with 1998 livery

Porsche factory team entered the 2018 Petit Le Mans 10 hour race on Road Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with two 911 RSR wearing the livery Porsche used in 1998. Back in 1998, overall victory at the 24 hour race in Le Mans, France, was taken, but at Petit Le Mans one of the 911 GT1 cars went airborne because of the flaw in aerodynamics design.

2018 Road Atlanta, Petit Le Mans winner, Porsche 911 991.2 RSR with 1998 livery
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The 991 Speedster goes into production

The swan-song of the 991-generation of the 911 will be made in the shape of the Speedster and in almost 2000 examples

Guards Red (Indisch Rot) Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept
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Macan 95B.2

The 2019 Macan comes with GPF gasoline particulate filter, but initially only with 2-litre engine

Porsche Macan 95B.2
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935 Tribute

A cool car, just that the original had 58% better power-to-weight ratio 40 years earlier

2018/2019 Porsche 935 Tribute
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30 years Porsche 964

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45 years Porsche 911 G-model

The article includes G-model 912

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55 years Porsche 901/911

The article includes 912

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25 years Porsche 993

Article about the 4th generation of the 911

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50 years 909

For 909, steel wasn't used at all, not even for bolts. Light non-magnetic and sometimes even exotic and dangerous metals were used to save weight literally everywhere, even by grams.

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Cutting corners

Check out the many crazy photos made at the 2018 Porsche Supercup races!

2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Monza, Drudi, 911 GT3 Cup 4.0
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25 years Boxster concept

It had the design level and finish of a very high end car while it was presented as a very affordable future model. Customers wanted to order the car immediately.

1993 Porsche Boxster concept car
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Cayman 981 R-GT concept study

For testing purposes Porsche Motorsport has built a few FIA R-GT spec rally cars based on the Cayman 981 GT4 racing version.

Porsche Cayman 981 Rally car
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The original Boxster

Full history article of the Boxster 986

Porsche Boxster 986 with hardtop
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Nürburgring Nordschleife record 5:19

35 years after Stefan Bellof set the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record with the Porsche 956, Timo Bernhard managed to set a new insane record of 5:19,546 with the 919 Evo

2018 June 29, Nürburgring Nordschleife, Porsche 919 Evo, lap record 5.19
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Porsche at Le Mans 1951-2018

In total, 805 Porsches have raced at the Le Mans 24h races

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Le Mans 2018: both GT classes won with 911

The GTE Pro and GTE Am classes were won with 911 RSR. Double victory in GTE Pro was taken with "Pink Pig" and "Rothmans" Porsches. GTE Am victory made team owner Patrick Dempsey über-proud!

2018 Le Mans test day, two Porsche 911 RSR in historic liveries
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Porsche Taycan

The fully electric Porsche finally got its name. It's concept car was known as Mission E.

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Porsche Nürburgring Nordschleife lap times

Nordschleife lap times of 911, 918, Carrera GT, Panamera, Cayman

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43 Porsches at the Nürburgring 24h race

The 2018 N24 was won by Manthey Racing 991.1 GT3 R

2018 Nürburging, Porsche 911 991.1 GT3 R
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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R

Photos of the next year's 991.2 GT3 R and comparison to 991.1 GT3 R

2018 Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R
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956 and 919 at the Nürburgring

Before the start of the 2018 Nürburgring 24 hour race, a 956 and a 919 Evo lapped the Ring for the pleasure of the spectators. The 956 and the 919 look really similar considering they are more than three decades apart.

Porsche 956 and 2018 919 Evo
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Hybrids for a cleaner Earth

The environmentally friendly hybrid added to the new Cayenne line-up

2018/2019 Porsche Cayenne E-hybrid
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991 GT3 RS + Michelin Cup 2 R = Nürburgring 6:56

Michelin Cup 2 R tyres make 991.2 GT3 RS lap the Nürburgring in 6:56 (918 Spyder did it in 6:57)

2018 Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 RS Weissach at Nürburgring Nordschleife
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Ferdinand Piëch 81

Happy birthday!

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919 Evo is a 1160 hp outlaw

Porsche calls the last evolution of the 919 as Evo, but it would be more appropriate to call it 919 Outlaw as it pumps out 853 kW peak power and therefore is not legal for any racing series.

2018 Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo
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Porsche safety cars

Porsche provides 911 Turbo 3.8 safety cars for WEC incl. Le Mans

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo WEC & Le Mans safety car
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FIA WEC Super Season

The 2018/2019 FIA WEC Super Season uniquely includes 2 Le Mans 24h races! In addition to 4 factory team 991.2 RSR, customer teams will also use the mid-engined 911 RSR for the first time.

2018 Sebring 12h GTLM winner
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50 years of Porsche 908

Ferdinand Piëch's brainchild, the 908 was the first Porsche that was engineered to use the maximum allowed 3-litre engine size. The longtail 908/01 LH Coupé was introduced in April 1968 at the Le Mans test day. The first version of the normally aspirated 8-cylinder boxer developed 257 kW. This was 50 YEARS AGO and tells everything about Piëch's genius. Then came the short tail 908/01 K Coupé. As Piëch was the fastest and in a good way craziest car designer and constructor, new versions just popped out one after another. The 908/02 K Spyder was shown to the press at snowy Hockenheimring in January 1969. Then came the 908 K Flunder Spyder that gave Steve McQueen his greatest motorsport result. He used the same car also at the 1970 Le Mans as the camera car for the dream film he directed. Another special longtail version for the high speed Le Mans track was the 908 LH Flunder Spyder. Different from the earlier versions was the 1970 908/03 Spyder that immediately took double victory at the 1970 Targa Florio. The final evolution of the 908 was the 1971 version 908/03 Spyder with 280 kW engine (still 3-litre, normally asiprated). Private racing teams continued to develop the 908/03's further and in 1975 some of the cars got 2.1-litre turbo engines straight from Porsche's racing department.

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Mission E Cross Turismo

Technically similar to the Mission E sedan, the all-wheel drive Cross Turismo CUV (Cross Utility Vehicle) has two electric motors with a system output of more than 440 kW.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept
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Carrera GT 15 years

The creation of the Porsche 980, the Carrera GT concept car, started in 1999. It was unveiled in 2000. In January 2002 Porsche confirmed the production of the Carrera GT and in March 2003 the production version was shown. Time flies - check out our Carrera GT history article with 130 photos.

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904 GTS

The homologation rules stipulated a minimum of 100 units and Porsche thought there weren’t that many racing customers, so the 904 was created as a street legal car. In 1962, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche had become the manager of the Porsche design studios and he became also the designer of the 904 Carrera GTS.

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1970 Le Mans winner and its more famous official clone

The 1970 Le Mans-winning 917, chassis 917-023, was sold after the 1970 season to Martini Racing and from there to private collection. The car in the factory collection is an official clone that was made from prototype chassis 917-001.

Porsche 917-001 side view
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Boxster 987.2

Did you know the 2012 991 Carrera 3.4 engine is based on the 987.2 S 3.4 engine?

Porsche Boxster 987.2
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987 Spyder

An article about the very cool original Boxster Spyder

Porsche Boxster 987 Spyder, roof on side view
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Boxster E

Take a look back at the 4WD ELECTRIC Boxster E prototype from 2011. It is so yesterday, we have evolved so quickly in electromobility!

Porsche Boxster E
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Formula E

A glimpse of what to expect when Porsche joins Formula E

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962, the 3-time Le Mans winner

The multiple-time Le Mans winning Porsche 956 was not safe enough to be allowed to race at IMSA events, so Porsche created the "American" version of the 956, called the Porsche 962. It, too, became a multiple-time Le Mans winner.

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Porsche’s last real family sports car

Full history article about the 968

Silver Porsche 968 Coupe
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Epic 2017 Le Mans 24h

Porsche 919 sprints from 56th place to victory!

2017 Le Mans 24h racing
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The first Turbo Porsche 45 years

An article about the 1972 Porsche 917/10 Turbo

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600+ hp 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Porsche 911 991 Turbo S Exclusive Series different colors
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The 1.000.000th 911

... is a 991.2 Carrera S Turbo 3.0 WLS with manual gearbox

Porsche 911 1.000.000th plaque
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Anniversaries
Nov, 15 – 43rd birthday of the 924 (1975)
Nov, 19 – 10th birthday of the Boxster 987.2 (2008)
Nov, 19 – 10th birthday of the Cayman 987.2 (2008)
Nov, 26 – 55th birthday of the 904 (1963)
Nov, 28 – 6th birthday of the Cayman 981 (2012)