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Yet Another 911: Porsche 911 Black Edition

Stuttgart. - In spring 2011, the world of the 911 will become even more attractive. Porsche is offering an extremely attractive special edition based on the 345 hp (254 kW) Carrera with a 3.6L engine. The 911 Black Edition features a particularly comprehensive equipment package, available as a Coupé or Cabriolet – and only in black of course. Exclusivity and price make this 911 Carrera all the more attractive.

More Power to the Turbo : 911 Turbo S [Review]

Porsche 911 Turbo S (997.2)

Following in quick succession after the presentation of the excellent 911 Turbo is the 911 Turbo S, which Porsche says will account for more than half of all turbo sales. Could this be? Porsche is rarely wrong at least when it comes to its own cars that is.

Visually there is little to differentiate the Turbo S from the standard one except for the badging and trim level. The most obvious are the 19-inch RS Spyder rims and the lightweight yellow caliper PCCBs.

So, from the kerbside it is hard to differentiate as the performance parts are already options for the standard 911 Turbo and the entire bodywork is the same save for the Turbo S motif on the tail. Real confirmation only comes from the Turbo S logo appearing on the engine cover and on the face of the tachometer, those you cannot add on via options.

Porsche Cayman R at the 2010 LA Auto Show

The Porsche alphabet reserves the letter R for very special sports cars: R for responsive and refined – but most especially for racy.

The new Cayman R combines all these attributes without compromise: at 55kg lighter and with ten horsepower more than the Cayman S, the new mid-engine coupé from Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is designed for spectacular road behaviour.

With its specially adapted sports chassis, it provides an even more precise driving experience than the Cayman S. The Cayman R makes its world debut today at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

View the promotional video HERE

2011 911 GT3 Cup Racer to debut in Carrera Cup GB

The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car that will make its debut in the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship is the latest edition of the best-selling racing car of all time, having been built in a production series of more than 1,400 units since 1998.

The latest 911 GT3 Cup racer is based for the first time on the 911 GT3 RS road car, with the weight of the motor sport derivative reduced significantly versus the already lightweight road car.

The 911 GT3 Cup is designed for racing in the many Porsche Carrera Cup Championships around the globe and the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup that supports Grands Prix, and was based previously on the 911 GT3.

(Read Motor Prime's driving impressions of the MY10 911 GT3 Cup Car HERE)

Long Live the King : GT2 RS sold out

The most powerful and high-performance road-going sports car in the history of the Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is not just fast on the road: all 500 units of the limited edition 911 GT2 RS were sold to customers within an extremely short amount of time.

(Read Motor Prime's review of the 911 GT2 RS  HERE)

Presented at the Moscow Auto Salon on August 25th, this top model emphasises the success story of the 911.

Return of the King : Porsche 911 GT2 RS [review]

Motor Prime drives the 911 GT2 RS

A new star is born. This is the first time the RS moniker has been used on the GT2 series. This was a “secret project” deep in the bowels of Weissach under the direction of the Motorsport director and RS evangelist Andreas Preuninger.

During the development of the 997 GT2 there were enough funds left over to make a never-before RS out of the GT2. The team of 10 to 15 engineers worked on the side to perform the usual RS modifications on the GT2 mule left with the Motorsport department.

(Porsche 911 GT2 RS original press release HERE)

The 911 Speedster Returns...at the 2010 Paris Motor Show

Very low-slung, very sporty, and very rare: The Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, launches a small edition of a new 911 Speedster.

Paying homage to the first Porsche model that bore the name Speedster – the 356 Speedster –, the production run for the new model is limited to 356 cars. The two-seater is significantly different from the other members of the 911 family.

In the best tradition, the 60mm lower, more raked windscreen, the flat contour of the sporty-look manual hood, and the characteristic double-bubble hardcover for the soft top define the striking profile of the new 911 Speedster.

This makes the body of this rear-wheel drive with its 44mm wider rear stand out even more. The new Porsche 911 Speedster celebrates its world premiere at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

Porsche Racing Icons showcased at Porsche's Leng Kee Showroom

Porsche and Motorsports fans in Singapore will be treated to a rare sight of two iconic Porsches – the Porsche 904/8 Carrera GTS and the Porsche 804 Formula 1 – which will be showcased at the Porsche City Centre Showroom at 23 Leng Kee Road from today till 21 September 2010.

911 Carrera GTS with Wide Body, More Power & RWD

With a power output of 408 hp, outstanding vehicle dynamics and emphatically sporty equipment, the new 911 Carrera GTS ascends to the pinnacle of the Carrera model series. 23 hp more than the 911 Carrera S enable the new GTS – available as Coupé and Cabriolet – with 3.8L engine to close the gap up to the 911 GT3 with 435 hp.

This additional sportiness goes hand in hand with the economic advantage: thanks to Porsche Intelligent Performance, the new top sports car consumes no more fuel than the Carrera S in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), and is also priced very attractively due to its extensive standard equipment.

The new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS makes its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in early October.

Almost Heaven : Porsche 911 GT3 (997 version II) [review]

We waxed lyrical of the first 997 GT3 and one wouldn't expect anything less of the next one right? Well, by all accounts, the first 997 GT3 was a superb car and after honing this product from the first 996 GT3 through three incarnations, the GT3 had pretty much reached nirvana. So what will this version II of the 997 GT3 bring?

Porsche had to revise the engines to include Direct Fuel Injection to further lower and meet new Euro emission standards and that it seems was reason enough for the mid-life face-lift that was nevertheless due. That brought about a rather quick turnover of the entire 911 fleet which of course includes the GT3 and GT3 RS versions.

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