Items tagged with porsche

We already know that Porsche is fully committed to electrifying its vehicle lineup. The German automaker has dabbled with hybrid-electric performance vehicles for the past decade, and its first production electric car -- the Taycan -- is expected to be revealed in production form later this year. However, the company today just announced some jaw-dropping news regarding its best-selling vehicle, the Macan. The second-generation Macan, which will go into production early in the next decade, will be electric-only. What makes this move so shocking is that fact that this isn't some low-volume vehicle that Porsche can just "experiment" with. Porsche sold nearly 90,000 units globally... Read more...
Porsche is set to reveal the production version of its highly anticipated Taycan EV later this year. The vehicle concept, which first bowed in 2015 as the Mission E -- is based on a new electric car platform and promises to deliver the thrills that Porsche is known for with the instant torque of electric motors. However, there's one metric where the Taycan won't be able to compete with its established competition: acceleration. The Tesla Model S P100D can rip off sub-3-second 0-60 runs in Ludicrous Mode, while the Taycan should do the deed in a still mind-numbing 3.5 seconds. But Porsche is looking to take the crown in a more important and practical way: charging... Read more...
It's been nearly four decades since Porsche rolled out its first open-top 911 variant, starting with a prototype it unveiled at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in 1981, followed by a commercial release a year later. It's been a staple option ever since. Continuing that tradition, Porsche unveiled its 2020 model 911 Cabriolet with a roof that the automaker says opens and closes more quickly than ever. The newest model features a fully automatic soft top with an integrated rear glass window. Porsche says the top structure contains magnesium elements known as bows, which is supposed to resist ballooning when pressing the pedal to the metal. It can be opened and closed at speeds up... Read more...
The move to electric vehicles seems inevitable, but we are slowly getting there as early adopters purchase vehicles like the Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Bolt. However, there are three primary negatives that make the buying public skeptical of EVs at the moment: cost, range anxiety, and the widespread availability of quick-charging stations. With respect to charging infrastructure, the German National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW), whose members include BMW and Porsche, have developed a prototype 450 kW charging station that uses a Type 2 Combined Charging System (CCS). In early testing, the consortium supplied a test vehicle with a 90-kWh lithium-ion battery... Read more...
Of all the cars that Porsche makes, none of them say "Porsche" quite like the venerable 911. The 911 production run spans all the way back to 1964. Over its lifetime, the car has certainly changed significantly underneath, yet it has maintained very similar styling with a focus on driving engagement and performance. The car's styling has continued to evolve over the decades, and that practice has continued with the new Porsche 911 (992) that has debuted at the LA Auto Show.  Power for the new 911 comes from a next-generation flat-six turbo engine that is "further developed and more powerful" making 450PS (about 444 hp) in S models. The new engine uses an improved fuel injection process along... Read more...
The world is steadily moving towards electrified cars, and while some sports car manufacturers are fighting this trend, others are fully embracing it. One of the marques that is hip to electrification is Porsche, and it has priced its slick Taycan EV sports car at a cool $92,500 for starters. However, with the myriad of options offered on most Porsche models, that price will certainly climb significantly from that starting point for many buyers. The $92,500 tag puts the Taycan, formerly called the Mission E, right between the Panamera and Cayenne in price. Porsche reportedly sees this car selling about 20,000 units annually at that price, and with the slick looks and Tesla challenging range it... Read more...
Porsche is one of the most iconic sports car makers in the world with hyper exotics like the 918 Spyder to its credit along with the venerable 911. Porsche announced this week that the sleek and sexy 911 Speedster would go into production. As cool as that 911 Speedster is, if you want Porsche style and performance while being able to haul family and gear, the Macan SUV may be more appealing for your lifestyle. Porsche has launched the revised 2019 Macan in Europe with the official premiere happening at the Paris Motor Show. Porsche is using a revamped 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine in the new Macan that features improved combustion chamber geometry and a gasoline particulate filter. The engine... Read more...
While BMW is hitting all the right notes with its all-new G20 3-Series for the compact luxury sedan market, Porsche is going straight for performance glory (with gorgeous looks to match) via the new 911 Speedster. This 911 Speedster represents the swan song for the 991 chassis, which was first introduced in 2011. The 991 will soon be replaced by the all new 992 chassis next year. We can't possibly keep up with all of the gazillion variants that Porsche has crafted for the 991, but the 911 Speedster in Guards Red is easily one of the best looking. Porsche created the car to mark the 70th anniversary of the company's birthday, and there will only be 1,948 produced (which almost certainly... Read more...
One of the things that makes driving a Tesla palatable to a generally EV-skeptic populous is the proliferation of its Supercharger network. Superchargers allow Model S, Model X, and Model 3 owners to recharge their EV's relatively quickly, and are littered throughout the United States (and across the globe). Porsche knows that having its own EV recharging infrastructure is crucial to its upcoming EVs, so it is unveiling the Electric Pit Stop. The Pit Stop uses Porsche's 800V charging system, and instead of cramming all necessary components into each individual charging station, it will deploy FlexBoxes that measure 120x120x130 centimeters. These FlexBoxes can then be positioned... Read more...
Anyone with a little brother knows that while you might mercilessly pick on your bro, anyone else who tries it gets a mouthful of fist. Apparently the same goes for Lamborghini. The Aventador SVJ was just sitting back and biding its time to go out and thrash the Porsche 911 GT2 RS after said vehicle put a beatdown on little brother Lambo Huracan Performante at the Nürburgring. Lambo hasn’t always had a reputation for handling and has typically been known more for straight-line speed and outright style. It's changing that reputation with the Huracan Performante first and now the Aventador SVJ. The impressive part about Lamborghini's Aventador SVJ is that it beat the 911 GT2 RS by 2.33... Read more...
Looking back at Porsche's storied history, most auto enthusiasts have fond thoughts of the original 356, the 911 and the 959 supercar from the early 80s. However, in recent years, Porsche's sales have been dominated by **gulp** crossovers. The Cayenne and Macan are brisk sellers and cash cows for Porsche, which helps the German company to fund the continued development of vehicles like the 911, Cayman and 918 Spyder. With that in mind, Porsche is on an electrification kick, and the latest fruit to bear is the 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid. The Cayenne was completely redesigned for the 2018 model year, and the new E-Hybrid inherits all of the refinements of its combustion-engine siblings. This time around,... Read more...
Back in late February, we brought you news of the ravishing 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It didn't take long for Porsche to set records with its powerful beast, as the German automaker is crowing about its new lap time set around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit, aka the "Green Hell".  Porsche driver Kévin Estre was able to set a lap time of 6:56.4 minutes around the Green Hell, which was 24 seconds faster than the previous 911 GT3 RS. Let that sink in for a minute... the new model only has 20 more horsepower than its predecessor, but still managed to obliterate its time by over 20 seconds. We'd call that significant progress. The vast improvement in lap times... Read more...
Porsche is gunning for Tesla with its own line of electric vehicles that will look good and offer high performance (and Porsche's usual penchant for quality). The line will include the slick Mission E and the Mission E Cross Turismo that have only been seen in concept form so far. A high-performance electric car comes with the need for a high-performance charging network, and since Porsche is taking the fight to Tesla, that infrastructure can’t exactly be shared. New details on what Porsche has planned for its charging network have surfaced and Porsche Cars North America plans to have at least 500 fast chargers available at dealerships and highway locations around the U.S. by the end of... Read more...
Neel Jani and Porsche are both sitting on cloud nine after Jani set a new track record at Spa-Francorchamps while driving Porche's 919 Hybrid. In what has proven to be faster than a Formula One race car, the Porsche 919 Hybrid zoomed around the Belgian Grand Prix track in 1 minute 41.770 seconds, besting the 1 minute 42.553 seconds it took Lewis Hamilton in a Formula One last year. With the pedal to the metal in the modified Evo, Jani achieved a top speed of 359 kilometers per hour, or a hair over 223 miles per hour, while averaging 245.61 km/h (~152.61 mph). "This was an absolute fantastic lap—an outstanding drivers’ performance from Neel and the result of great engineering. Today’s... Read more...
1 2 3 Next