Porsche is moving steadily toward the launch of the second generation of Porsche Panamera and recently, its camouflaged prototype was caught by spy photos in Ireland.
Built on a new platform called MSB, the next generation of the Panamera will adopt a more leisurely design and fluent, giving the pompous posterior part forms, which can be seen in the pictures published on the website wcf.com. Moreover, the new model is up to 91 kg lighter, which will translate into greater efficiency, manageability and performance.
The list includes optimizations and the new V6 and V8 engines, and they will debut alongside the Panamera S E-Hybrid version, which also appears in the pictures below. Fortunately, not much left before the official launch of the model, which will take place even next spring at the Geneva Motor Show, followed in the second half of 2016 to reach the officials dealerships.
Porsche announced a facelift for the smallest models in its list of Supercars, Boxster and Cayman.
They will benefit from a few aesthetic changes, new engines and a new name that will henceforth include the prefix 718. Recently the Germans have made public and received the official information, which come accompanied by a new teaser.
The Sportcars manufacturer from Stuttgart will revive the famous 718 name with its reincarnation Boxster and Cayman models in the new facelift. About this thing Porsche told us recently, and today we found out the date.
Specifically, we were informed that the world debut of the new models will take place in 2016, but unfortunately was not specified the exact date. But most likely this will happen even next spring at the Geneva Motor Show.
As mentioned above, besides the cosmetic treatment applied to the exterior, the Sportcars will benefit new engines, designed and developed specifically for these models. Entry-level version will be powered by a turbo aspirated four-cylinder and 2.0-liter volume, which generates 240 horsepower.
This will be followed by the 2.5-liter unit capable of delivering a total of 300 horsepower and will be found under the hood of the Boxster S and Cayman S models.The new range will remain the same GTS which provides to the driver a total of 370 horsepower!
But don’t expect those usual crazy mods that TechArt is known for. This time they kept things on the low and made the 911 a bit more stylish and cool.
TechArt is a sucker for insane body kits and power boosters for Porsche 911. They create incredible cars with many horses. To everyone’s surprise, the latest 911 got a very subtle treatment. The tuners added a few simple modifications, a set of new wheels and removed all the badges. That’s it!
However, they promised to get back to insane mods for the next year’s Geneva Motor Show where they plan to present a new 911 Carrerra, Targa and Turbo.TechArt says that the tuning kits for the 2016 Geneva Motor Show will include exhaust systems, high-performance kits and carbon fiber elements.
Not that it really needed the extra 65 horses but the tuners wanted to make this great sports car more competitive against its more powerful brothers like the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS.
The stock Cayman GT4 is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine good for 385 hp and a time to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. However this power wasn’t enough when compared to Porsche 911 models which are more powerful and also more expensive.
Fabspeed has managed to boost the power to 450 hp by adding race headers, valvetronic exhaust and Cobb Accessport kit.
You can watch and hear the result of their modifications in the video below. Enjoy.
The Federal Metrology and Standardization Agency from Russia (GOST) has found serious issues in the German car manufacturer’s smallest SUV, Porsche Macan. According to the Russian specialists, these cars have an increased risk of catching fire, and the problem must be removed immediately.
The problem is hidden in the gasoline fuel lines of the car, located in the engine compartment.Experts claim there is danger of fuel leaking out and subsequently causing fire,because as you know gasoline is extremely flammable.AFMS contacted the official dealer Porsche in order to take all the necessary precautions,thus the cars will be recalled to service for inspection and repair.
In total 2,893 Porsche Macan models, produced during the period between January 24, 2014 and October 26, 2016, are recalled and the owners of the cars have already been notified. Of course all the necessary work will be absolutely free! Note that this is not the first time something like this happens to Porsche. Last time the inspectors from GOST found a problem on the 911 Carrera model, where there was a possibility of short circuit because of the induction coils.
Park Place LTD from Seattle has listed this Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive at a ridiculously high price of $795,000. This is about twice as much as a standard Turbo S. So what makes this particular vehicle so expensive?
You won’t believe it but for an extra $300,000 you’re getting Cobalt Blue exterior and Midnight Blue interior, a cool bodywork that includes an aerodynamic kit with front spoiler, 4 exhaust tips, a special rear spoiler and vented rear fenders.
And here where the most of the extra price comes from, this 911 Turbo S was built by Porsche Exclusive and is one of the 182 units built in 1997. It is powered by a 3.6-liter flat-six that makes 450 hp coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The AWD has 17,928 miles on the clock and was owned by only 1 person that reportedly, maintained the car in pristine condition.
The sustainable development requirements are affecting the automotive world more and more, so projecting an eco system in this domain is becoming a priority.
But is this possible with such a luxurious brand as Porsche? The answer is Porsche 929, a four seats vehicle, coming as a version of car sharing.
Porsche 929 concept is directed towards the Asian and European marketplaces, creating an image of eco-friendly luxury. This Porsche 929 Concept car is the creation of Julliana Cho, who focused on over sizing some of the car’s features, but just in order to make its message clearer to everybody.
The designer believes that this way, the people’s perception on “green” cars shall be changed gradually.
The 911 Porsche is transformed into a radical 2015 Porsche 901 Concept by the artist Ege Arguden.
The industrial designer from Turkey, who has worked as an intern at BMW, Chrysler, VW and Ford, created the Porsche 901 Concept during his 7th term at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, under the supervision of Jae Min.
The car received a futuristic aspect, with lots of similarities with 911. It has very Porsche alike style, combined with elements that seem to come from the future.
One of the key aspects of Arguden’s 901 Concept is its smaller footprint, which at 4,300mm (169.3 in) long, is about the same as the original 911 at 4,290 mm (168.9 in), and nearly 200mm shorter than the current 991 at 4,491mm (176.8 in).
The designer said he spent many hours to achieve the right ‘911 silhouette’, with the most distinct design feature of his concept being the low rear end and the single arch beltline, both of which hark back to the original 911.
In its 52 years on the road, the Porsche 911 has never gone far from its original design.
An automotive designer concluded that it could use a complete overhaul and this rendering is just that.
Khashyar Jenabi a recent arts and design school graduate took in on himself to do this rendering of the 911 with a startling new design and tons of additional power and speed.He came up with a more sleek mid-engine design which he has named the Porsche 911 Solo.
Whether Porsche will buy into it or not remains to be seen, as they have a great achievement by keeping to one design for 52 years.
However the concept is very interesting and who knows, it might make it into production!