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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.
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.
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 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.
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:
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.
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
The 2019 Macan comes with GPF gasoline particulate filter, but initially only with 2-litre engine
A cool car, just that the original had 58% better power-to-weight ratio 40 years earlier
30 years Porsche 964
45 years Porsche 911 G-model
The article includes G-model 912
55 years Porsche 901/911
The article includes 912
25 years Porsche 993
Article about the 4th generation of the 911
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.
Check out the many crazy photos made at the 2018 Porsche Supercup races!
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.
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.
The original Boxster
Full history article of the Boxster 986
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
Porsche at Le Mans 1951-2018
In total, 805 Porsches have raced at the Le Mans 24h races
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!
The fully electric Porsche finally got its name. It's concept car was known as Mission E.
Porsche Nürburgring Nordschleife lap times
Nordschleife lap times of 911, 918, Carrera GT, Panamera, Cayman
43 Porsches at the Nürburgring 24h race
The 2018 N24 was won by Manthey Racing 991.1 GT3 R
2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R
Photos of the next year's 991.2 GT3 R and comparison to 991.1 GT3 R
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.
Hybrids for a cleaner Earth
The environmentally friendly hybrid added to the new Cayenne line-up
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)
Ferdinand Piëch 81
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.
Porsche safety cars
Porsche provides 911 Turbo 3.8 safety cars for WEC incl. Le Mans
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know the 2012 991 Carrera 3.4 engine is based on the 987.2 S 3.4 engine?
An article about the very cool original Boxster Spyder
Take a look back at the 4WD ELECTRIC Boxster E prototype from 2011. It is so yesterday, we have evolved so quickly in electromobility!
A glimpse of what to expect when Porsche joins Formula E
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.
Porsche’s last real family sports car
Full history article about the 968
Epic 2017 Le Mans 24h
Porsche 919 sprints from 56th place to victory!
The first Turbo Porsche 45 years
An article about the 1972 Porsche 917/10 Turbo
600+ hp 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
The 1.000.000th 911
... is a 991.2 Carrera S Turbo 3.0 WLS with manual gearbox