2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S Coupe

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S Coupe / Cabriolet

Porsche has officially unveiled the new all-wheel-drive 911 in four versions — the 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S, each as Coupé and Cabriolet. Their lightweight body design, suspension, engines and gearboxes are identical, the only modifications being related to the all-wheel-drive. The higher level of engine and performance actually leads to better fuel efficiencies with total savings for individual versions as much as 16 per cent. The all new models have a seven-speed manual gearbox standard with the German automaker’s PDK seven-speed gearbox available as an option. This is mated to a 350-hp 3.4 liter six-cylinder engine in the 911 Carrera 4 Coupe and Cabriolet while the Carrera 4S Coupe and 4S Cabriolet is fitted with a 3.8 liter boxer engine that dishes out 400 hp.

The most distinct feature of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S, compared to the two-wheel drive 911’s, is the wider rear section as the rear wheel housings each extend further outward by 22m while the tires are each ten millimeters wider. The traditional red light band that connects the two taillights on the 911 Carrera C4 has also taken on a new form.

Look for all four models to make their debut at the 2012 Paris International Auto Show on September 29th.

Porsche 911 | Evolution of Porsche Identity Video

Porsche 911 | Evolution of Porsche Identity Video

The Porsche 911 has been the pride and joy of the prestigious automaker for decades and continues to set the bar for what a sports car should be. With this video, we get to see how the brand and its 911 have evolved over the years. “Our identity is the 911. This is especially true, even in the 21st century. Instantly recognisable and originally engineered for the racetrack, it continues to stir the emotions today, just as it did in 1963.” Video below.

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Porsche has taken the covers off two new cabriolet versions of the seventh-generation 911 Carrera — the 911 Carrera Cabriolet and 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. Like its hardtop brethren, the 2012 911 Carrera cabriolet features aluminum-steel construction but with the addition of an all-new convertible top design, which looks to preserve the 911 coupe roof line.

The 911 Carrera cabriolets use the same engine as their coupe equivalents with the 911 Carrera cabriolet housing a 3.4 liter box V6 that dishes out 350 horses and the Carrera S coming with a 3.8- liter box engine that gives out 400 horsepower. On the road, the 911 Carrera cabriolet can go from 0-60 in about 4.4 seconds and hit a top-track-speed of 177 mph, with the 911 Carrera S cabriolet clocking a 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds and maxing out at 187 mph. The cars feature a longer wheelbase, wider front track and a host of other new features just introduced on the 911 Carrera and Carrera S models. The end result consists of two new cabriolet variants that offer a sportier drive, better handling and an all-around better experience. Both the 911 Carrera cabriolet and the 911 Carrera S cabriolet will hit showrooms in Spring 2012 with MSRPs of $97,300 and $108,000 respectively.

Porsche Panamera GTS

2012 Porsche Panamera GTS

Porsche unveiled the new Panamera GTS at the L.A. Auto Show, giving it 30 horsepower over the Panamera S for a total of 430 from the same 4.8-liter V8 engine. Torque’s been bumped up from 369 to 384 and the AWD traction is met with Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters to boot. It’s slightly lower to the ground than the Panamera S and features larger front brake rotors, with overall 0 to 60 time at less than 4.3 seconds. The aesthetic enhancements are plenty on the Panamera GTS, with black trim being seen throughout the exterior and the sport exhaust system getting matte black tailpipes. On the inside, the GTS is fitted with sport seats and a cabin detailed in Alcantara, even the steering wheel.

No word yet on pricing or availability but let’s hope the Porsche Panamera GTS hits showrooms this coming year.

The 2012 Porsche 911’s Interior Design Philosophy

The 2012 Porsche 911's Interior Design Philosophy

Captured during last month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, this video from Porsche sheds light on the philosophy behind the new interior of the 911. The Porsche 911 is one of the most iconic cars on the road and the German automaker has managed time and time again to give the beauty some modern aesthete without stripping it of its origins. With the interior, we think there are some definite parallels between the more modern designs of recent years and those we saw decades ago. The basis throughout all these years continues to be comfort and timeless elegance and the 2012 911 delivers on all counts.

Porsche 911 Turbo S China 10th Anniversary Edition

Porsche 911 Turbo S China 10th Anniversary Edition

China is now Porsche’s second largest market with nearly 14,000 units sold per year. The automaker’s been in the market for ten years to mark this anniversary, they’ve released ten units of a special edition Porsche 911 Turbo S. The Porsche 911 Turbo S china 10th Anniversary Edition is powered by a 3.8L flat 6-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine making 530-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The beauty is mated to a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, allowing it to thrust from 0 to 6o in less than 3.3 seconds and top out at 195 mph.

The aesthetics are amazing as well as The Porsche 911 Turbo S China 10th Anniversary Edition comes standard with a Gold bronze exterior, carbon-fiber hood, matte black wheels and the Sport Chrono Package and Launch Control. The interior is finished in black leather and Alcantara with gold stitching and carbon fiber door trim.

2012 Porsche Cayman S Black Edition

2012 Porsche Cayman S Black Edition

Porsche has unveiled the 2012 Cayman S Black Edition, becoming the third Black Edition in the carmaker’s stable. A 10-hp boost gives it a total of 330 horses and can now be mated with an optional PDK transmission. 0 to 60 time is clocked in at 4.6 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package as it reaches a top speed of 172 mph.

The 767hp Hybrid | Porsche 918 RSR Racing Lab Concept

The 767hp Hybrid | Porsche 918 RSR Racing Lab Concept

Yesterday at the 2011 NAIAS Detroit Auto Show, Porsche took the covers off their latest concept car, the 918 RSR Racing Lab. It looks magnificent but it’s really what makes it move and punch it’s packing that’s got our attention. The supercar is built on a stiff carbon fiber plastic monocoque and is gets power from a direct-injected V8 that dishes out 563-hp, the same found in the RS Spyder. There are actually two electric motors on the front wheels which contribute a burst of 150 kW bringing overall output to peak drive power of 767-hp. This additional spark is generated during braking and is stored in an optimized flywheel accumulator and is available for roughly 8 seconds when the system is fully charged.

Unveiled: 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Unveiled: 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

The 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is set to make its world debut in August at the Moscow Auto Show but Porsche has finally taken the covers off this beauty. With 620 horses under the hood and a supposed 7:18 lap time at the famous Nürburgring, Porsche claims it’s the, “Most Powerful, Street Legal Porsche Ever”. The 3.6 liter six-cylinder boxer engine features two variable turbine geometry turbochargers and stopping power comes from Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB).

The interior’s not too shabby as well with lightweight two-piece bucket seats made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic that come standard, as are lightweight door panels with fabric straps instead of traditional door handles.

Limited to just 500 units worldwide, the 911 GT2 RS will be available in the U.S. October 2010 and will have a MSRP of $245.000.

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Unveiled: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche has finally taken the covers off its 2010 911 GT3 RS, showing us a leaner and meaner beauty than its predecessor. It looks as good on the road as it does on paper, my friends. Power comes from a 3.8L unit that delivers more output, revving up to 8,500 rpm while producing a neck-snapping 450-hp.

Handling has been improved by Porsche’s new PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) suspension, a wider front and rear track and corresponding bodywork. The GT3 RS features a lithuim-ion battery, replacing  its conventional lead-acid battery, helping reduce weight by 22 lbs.

egmCarTech tells us the 2010 911 GT3 RS goes on sale in the U.S. in early spring of 2010 with prices starting at $132,800.

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