Porsche returns to original Targa for 991 [Release]

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today (13 January), Porsche is presenting the latest addition to the iconic 911 sports coupé family: the 911 Targa. While enthusiasts will recognise cues from the classic Targa concept, pioneered by Porsche in the late 1960s, this latest model is the first to combine state-of-the-art open roof technology with the distinctive coupé appearance.

Porsche in a rush- announces 911 Turbo Convertible for 2013

The dynamic capabilities of the new 911 Turbo models combined with the driving pleasure offered by an open-top sports car: this is the compelling formula behind two new flagship 911 Cabriolet models, the Turbo and Turbo S. Some 50 years after the 911 first appeared and to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo, Cabriolet versions of this iconic model are making their global debut. The pair will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the Auto Show in Los Angeles on 20 November.

Porsche's Turbo a brief history.

At the 1973 IAA Frankfurt motor show, a silver prototype on the Porsche stand attracted much attention, not least due to its extraordinary appearance. From its engine cover extended a distinctive rear spoiler, with air intake louvres and edged by a thick rubber lip.

History of the Porsche 911 - Seven Generations of 911

Few are the cars in the sportscar kingdom that are as well loved as the Porsche 911.  Porsche claims that about 80 percent of all 911s ever made are still around today with the vast majority still clocking up miles. If there was any one car that is "legal tender" in the automotive world, its has to be the 911. Of course Porsche didn't know that when he built the 901 but by building the best engineered car at that time and at each and every time he created a cult following and an unshakable loyalty for the 911.

Porsche 911 50th - the Coveted few

Since 1986, Porsche has been offering high-end factory-installed vehicle upgrades under the name Porsche Exclusive. This lets customers order a unique vehicle that meets all of their special wishes – in terms of both styling and performance. Nearly any customer request can been fulfilled. It only needs to be feasible given technical, legal and quality-related constraints. Besides offering custom manufacturing to its customers, Porsche Exclusive also produces extraordinary limited production series.

Porsche unleashes the fifth gen 911 GT3

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Porsche reveals much more about its 918 [Release]

Stuttgart. The 918 Spyder embodies the essence of the Porsche idea: it combines pedigree motor racing technology with excellent everyday utility, and maximum performance with minimum consumption. The task faced by the development team was to create the super sports car for the next decade with a highly efficient and powerful hybrid drive. Developing the car from scratch, appropriately beginning with a sheet of white paper, allowed the team to come up with a no-compromise concept. The entire car was designed around the hybrid drive. The 918 Spyder therefore demonstrates the potential of the hybrid drive to a degree never seen before: the parallel improvement of both efficiency and performance without one being at the cost of the other. This is the idea that has made the Porsche 911 the most successful sports car in the world for 50 years. In short, the 918 Spyder will act as the gene pool for the Porsche sports cars of the future.

Porsche unveils its new 911 Turbo and Turbo S [Release]

Stuttgart. The Porsche model line-up in the anniversary year of the 911 is reaching new heights. 50 years ago, the 911 made its debut at the Frankfurt International Auto Show (IAA). And just ten years later, the first 911 Turbo prototype was at the IAA.

Porsche celebrates 50 years of 911 with a new 991 GT3 [Release]

March 2013, Stuttgart. For five decades, the 911 has been the heart of the Porsche brand. Few other automobiles in the world can look back on such a long tradition and such continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963. Today it is considered the quintessential sports car, the benchmark for all others.

History of the 911 Turbo S

Ever since the early days of the Porsche 911, the letter “S” (Sport) behind the model designation has highlighted a particularly sporting high-performance version of this outstanding sports car. But in this article we trace the origins of the “S” version of the 911 Turbo and what the engineers were trying to develop and how the marketing evolved around this concept of a high powered Turbo version into the GT2 versions in the subsequent 911 model change.

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