Porsche makes sports car history by launching its first publicly available rally car, the $223,450 911 Dakar. After extensive testing, Porsche has settled on a 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder boxer engine with 473 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque and an 8-speed PDK. True to rally form, an 80-mm suspension lifts the car, along with an optional roof rack and model-specific Pirelli Scorpion all-terrain tires. Read More
The latest 992-generation is familiar in many respects, and differs from its predecessors in others, but get it on a twisting road or a race track and there’s no doubting its provenance.
While marginally larger and heavier than the 991-generation model it replaced, the 992 is also more advanced. The architecture is more aluminium-intensive, it sports wider tracks, and Porsche’s turbocharged engines which have been fettled for even more power and torque.
Current Porsche 911 Lineup
The first models to debut were the Carrera S and Carrera 4S. Both models are powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine. The Carrera S and Carrera 4S Cabriolet followed a few months later, while the base Carrera and Carrera 4 was introduced in mid-2019. Porsche announced the Targa cars a year later. In mid-2021 we saw the full range of the five GTS models announced and as expected they were all well-specced, almost perfect out of the box. The top of the regular model lineup is still the 911 Turbo and Turbo Cabriolet, both with 572 hp and all-wheel drive sure-footedness. Introduced in March 2020, the 992 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet were the first special edition 992 generation cars. In February 2021, Porsche introduced the 992's GT3 version. It uses the same 4.0 litre naturally aspirated flat-6 as the 991.2 generation, now producing and producing 500 bhp and 338 ft lbs of torque. Porsche spent a lot of time optimizing aero and managing weight. the GT3 features a large rear spoiler with larger air vents, a bigger diffuser, two large exhaust connections, bucket seats in its interior, and an optional roll cage. Porsche also introduced double-wishbone suspension, making the car stiffer and more stable with less body movements under braking. In short, the 992-gen GT3 has stiffer, faster-reacting damping, but with more comfort than before. Added to the core lineup for 2023 is the GT3 RS as well as the Carrera T. A myriad of special edition cars are also now part of the current Porsche lineup. These limited edition cars are likely already sold out given the small production runs.
The latest heat-seeking 911 GT3 is a driver’s tool of rare precision.
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