Porsche

Techart Power for the Panamera Turbo

Every athlete is dreaming about it – a power boost at the push of a button. TECHART makes it possible. The TECHART power kit TA 070/T1 for the Porsche Panamera Turbo provides the sports car with an extra boost of power whenever the driver needs it.

With a touch of the sport button, located at the center console of the car, the Panamera gets an extra performance of 80 hp – resulting in 580 hp of pure driving pleasure.

Power-Up for the Porsche Panamera Turbo

Starting in September, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, will offer a Powerkit for the Panamera Turbo, which will raise engine output by 40hp to 540hp. Moreover, a Sport Design Package and the new 20-inch Panamera Sport wheels will widen the individualization programme for the Gran Turismo range.

Key elements of this Panamera Turbo Powerkit are two new turbochargers with titanium aluminium turbine wheels. Engine management has been adapted accordingly and thus, the result is an appreciable further improvement of the engine's response. Maximum torque rises to 750Nm.

Fresh Air: Chapter 3 the 993 RS

Cult Car Central revisits the 993 RS
Vital Statistics
Car: Porsche 911 (993) RS
Owners: 3
Original Registration: 1995
Mileage: approx. 90k km
Revisited: 14th June 2010

The Carrera RS version of the 993 model series again offered sporting performance of the
highest standard. Right from the second model year of the new 911 model series, Porsche clearly demonstrated in 1995 that the 911 remained true to its sporting DNA.

Powered by a 3.8L delivering 300 hp and featuring a Varioram intake system, this very special 911 Carrera RS accelerated all the way to 277 km/h or 172 mph, reaching 100 km/h within just 5.0 seconds...

Then again, these cars were never just about bar-room bragging rights over top speeds and traffic light sprint times; the real cherry-topping to these desserts is generally recognised to be the sheer driving pleasure that piloting such a focused machine evoked.

Porsche's RS legacy (Part 2) : The Water Brigade

In 2004, Porsche makes the first water-cooled 996 GT3 RS after nearly ten years. The RS would no longer be twinned with a Touring: what was previously known as a 'Touring' would now be the 'basic' 381bhp GT3 with all the 'luxury' accoutrements. Introducing the 911 GT3 RS, Porsche once again offered a homologation model for racing in 2004 destined to thrill sports drivers the world over: The 996-version of the 911 GT3 RS was conceived as a street-legal thoroughbred racing car in accordance with FIA-N/GT and ACO Regulations – and once again, the focus in the development process was on an optimum power-to-weight ratio of jut 4.86 kg/kW.

Porsche's RS Legacy : Part 1

Porsche's Renn Sport Vision

Porsche's collection of RS models are not just marketing gimmicks. These cars are real FIA homologation specials, because Porsche seriously wanted to get into racing or keep on racing. No other manufacturer has had such a series of RS models.

Porsche 911 Carrera RS (964 3.8 RS)

911 Carrera RS 3.8 (Type 964)                                                            (read full review HERE)
The 3.8L version of the Type 964 offered in 1993 was a particular highlight in the evolution of the 911 Carrera RS. Built in a small series of just 90 units (including the RSR version), this very special car was produced by hand by Porsche’s Racing Department in Weissach-Flacht.

The most striking features of the 911 Carrera RS 3.8 were its Turbo-wide body, additional
spoiler winglets at the front, as well as the dual rear wing adjusting to no less than six different
positions.

In the words of Ferry Porsche, the car “offered outstanding driving pleasure not through comfort on the road, but rather through exactly the opposite”, particularly the interior being limited to the bear essential: no airbags, no rear seats, no side panels at the back.

Ring Leader : Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS.2

997 GT3 RS.2   

Release:
Delivering even more engine power, offering lower weight, and featuring shorter transmission ratios as well as body and suspension elements upgraded to an even higher standard, the new 911 GT3 RS sets the foundation for homologating the racing version of the 911 GT3 and therefore offers everything it takes for ongoing success on the race track, continuing the series of absolutely uncompromising, sporting 911s homologated for the road.

Building a Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS

Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS Replica

Back in 1973, the first 911 RS comprised of a lightened body, uprated Bilsteins and springs and a tuned engine. That formula still exists today, more or less but the 964 and 993 Carrera RS were a little different in that the body in white was actually taken out from the Zuffenhausen production line and carted to the Motorsport department at Weissach to be seam welded and stripped of the tar-like soundproofing. Needless to say this was a time consuming process especially for the specialized Motorsport technicians.

Fresh Air : 911 (964) RS... The Second Chapter

Cult Car Central revisits the Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS
Vital Statistics
Car: Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS
Owners: 1 (since new!)
Original Registration: August 1992
Mileage: 309,000 km
Revisited: 15th/16th May 2010

Original CCC report here

Porsche had made the 911 2.7 RS 19 years before the 964 RS and so continues a tradition of lightweight homologation specials. Porsche introduced the 964 RS in 1992 - only the second RS in Porsche's history.

It's hard to call any Porsche truly beautiful but the 911's iconic shape has a rather evergreen appeal. The 964 shape is the last of the true 911 shapes with the upright headlamps.

Cult Car Central revisits the Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS
Vital Statistics
Car: Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS
Owners: 1 (since new!)
Original Registration: August 1992
Mileage: 309,000 km
Revisited: 15th/16th May 2010

Porsche had made the 911 2.7 RS 19 years before the 964 RS and so continues a tradition of lightweight homologation specials. Porsche introduced the 964 RS in 1992 - only the second RS in Porsche's history.

It's hard to call any Porsche truly beautiful but the 911's iconic shape has a rather evergreen appeal. The 964 shape is the last of the true 911 shapes with the upright headlamps.

Light-Sabre : Porsche 911 GT2 RS

The time: seven minutes, 18 seconds on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The power: 620 hp. The weight: 1,370 kilograms or 3,021 lb in road trim with all fluids on board. The car: the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

The GT2 RS made its world debut at the Moscow Auto Show on August 25th.

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