Category: Porsche Car News

WEC: Double Porsche Podium In China

Spherical 5 of the World Sports activities Automotive Championship, WEC, on the Shanghai Worldwide Circuit noticed Kévin Estre and Michael Christensen qualify the No.92 Porsche 911 RSR in fourth on the GTE-Professional class grid, forward of Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni within the sister No.91 automotive in eighth spot. Heavy rain resulted in a dramatic race with a number of security automotive phases, purple flags and modifications of place on monitor. A complete of 11 automobiles run by six totally different producers battled for GTE-Professional class victory in China, each Porsche entries loved an thrilling near their particular person races after six hours of racing. Within the No.91 RSR, Lietz fought his means from fourth to second place within the closing 40 minutes of the race. In the meantime, within the No.92 911, Christensen overtook a rival on the final lap to safe third place, making it a double podium....




December 2018 Subject – Out Now!

The December 2018 concern of GT Porsche is out now and out there to buy in print and digital codecs. Options: 911 2.4S Deserted in his storage for years, Anthony Huysser’s 911 2.4S wanted restoring by a secure pair of arms – enter Canford Classics Best Porsche Highway Vehicles Seven road-going icons from seven a long time of Porsche sports activities automotive manufacturing unite for an epic back-to-back comparability… Rennsport Reunion Held each three years, the sixth Rennsport Reunion had a particular significance on this, the 12 months we have a good time 70 years of Porsche sports activities vehicles… three.2 Carrera Targa Selecting which air-cooled 911 most closely fits you might sound tough at first, realistically although the three.2 Carrera Sport Targa is all of the traditional Porsche 911 you might want – right here’s why… 991 GT3s – Normal Vs Modified Bringing its ‘70 years of Porsche sports activities vehicles’ celebrations to an in....


New 911 Undergoes Last Assessments

Porsche has launched photos of the upcoming new 911, codenamed 992, present process the ultimate levels of testing – the eighth era of 911 will probably be formally revealed early in 2019. The pictures depict subtly disguised prototype variations of the 992 collaborating in excessive climate checks world wide, all of that are designed to make sure that the brand new mannequin can deal with the stresses of assorted real-world environments. Exterior of Germany’s city highways and cities, the brand new 911 has additionally visited areas such because the European Arctic Circle, China, the Nürburgring, Italy’s high-speed Nardò check monitor, and Mount Evans in Colorado – Porsche’s engineers could have pushed the prototype automobiles round two million miles in whole by the point testing is full. “Along with its excellent efficiency, it’s the 911’s suitability for day by day use that has all the time put it in a category of its personal,”....




New 911 Undergoes Closing Checks

Porsche has launched footage of the upcoming new 911, codenamed 992, present process the ultimate phases of testing – the eighth technology of 911 will likely be formally revealed early in 2019. The pictures depict subtly disguised prototype variations of the 992 participating in excessive climate assessments all over the world, all of that are designed to make sure that the brand new mannequin can address the stresses of assorted real-world environments. Exterior of Germany’s city highways and cities, the brand new 911 has additionally visited areas such because the European Arctic Circle, China, the Nürburgring, Italy’s high-speed Nardò take a look at monitor, and Mount Evans in Colorado – Porsche’s engineers may have pushed the prototype vehicles round two million miles in whole by the point testing is full. “Along with its excellent efficiency, it’s the 911’s suitability for every day use that has at all times put it in a category....


Porsche Reclaims Nürburgring Document

In April this 12 months a 991 GT2 RS set a 6:56.four minute lap time across the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, on the time taking the crown for the quickest lap of the ‘Inexperienced Hell”s northern loop by a road-legal automobile. That lap was shortly eclipsed by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ with a time of 6:44:97, however with the assistance of revered tuner Manthey-Racing, Porsche has retaken the file. A GT2 RS, set-up by Manthey and pushed by Lars Kern, set a time of 6:40.three minutes in late October.  The lap passed off on Thursday 25 October 2018 and noticed Kern on the wheel of the 700hp GT2 RS MR arrange for the Nordschleife by Porsche engineers and Manthey-Racing consultants. The automobile was geared up with a brand new ‘efficiency equipment’ from Manthey-Racing, which included modifications to its chassis and aerodynamics, the one alteration differentiating the street automobile from the file holding automobile was driver’s bucket seat. “The....




Supercup: Andlauer Wins As Ammermüller Takes Title In Mexico

The ultimate spherical of the 2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season in Mexico noticed sequence veteran Michael Ammermüller take the 2018 driver’s title, nonetheless, the German didn’t win the race regardless of ranging from pole place. Lining up alongside, it was Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer who pinched the lead of the race from Ammermüller of their dash into the primary nook, a place he maintained for 16 laps till the flag. Having misplaced the lead of the race, Ammermüller quickly got here below assault from Briton Nick Yelloly and Porsche Junior Thomas Preining. On lap three Yelloly slipstreamed previous on the start-finish straight to maneuver into second place, three laps later Preining adopted him by way of earlier than chasing down Yelloly and executing a cross on lap ten. Nonetheless, Preining was later handed a three-second penalty for gaining a bonus by leaving the monitor, this promoted Yelloly into second....


New Porsche Expertise Centre at Hockenheim

Germany’s Hockenheimring circuit would be the location for the seventh Porsche Expertise Centre. The event will cowl a complete space of 160,000 sq. metres and will likely be located contained in the well-known Grand Prix observe – the primary basis stone was laid as we speak, Monday 22nd October 2018. Completion for the mission is scheduled for the top of 2019. Like its forebears in Leipzig (opened in 2002), Silverstone (opened in 2008), Atlanta and Le Mans (each opened in 2015), Los Angeles (opened in 2016), and eventually Shanghai (opened in 2018), the brand new Centre will characteristic a variety of tracks for driver coaching and automobile testing functions. “Porsche is inextricably linked to sports activities automobiles. Our new Hockenheimring Expertise Centre will display this bond completely,” stated Alexander Pollich, CEO at Porsche Germany. “Situated simply 100 or so kilometres from the model’s headquarters within the Zuffenhausen space of Stuttgart,....




November 2018 Challenge – Out Now!

The November 2018 situation of GT Porsche is out now and accessible to buy in print and digital codecs. Options: Litchfield Carrera T Can’t get your arms on the most recent 911 GT3? Neither may serial supercar tuner Iain Litchfield, his answer was to create his dream 911 primarily based on a Carrera T… Carrera four Evolution Owned by two mates, this quartet of Carrera four 911s chart the evolution of the breed – we drive all 4 back-to-back to really feel Porsche historical past in movement… Walter Röhrl Röhrl just lately returned to Ulster, scene of one in every of his most well-known rallying triumphs… 924 Carrera GTS The 924 Carrera GTS sat atop the 924 household tree. What you see right here is one in every of solely 15 Membership Sport variations ever constructed… Le Mans Basic Clubsport 911 Sanctioned by the ACO and Peter Auto, Paul Stephens’ newest prospect – the Le Mans....


Porsche To Construct ‘Mission E’ Cross Turismo

Porsche has confirmed that it’ll construct the ‘Mission E’ Cross Turismo first revealed as an idea automobile on the Geneva Motor Present earlier this yr. The four-door Cross Turismo will probably be Porsche’s second electrical car following on from the ‘Mission E’ saloon, just lately formally named Taycan, which will probably be launched onto the worldwide market subsequent yr. The brand new Cross Turismo makes use of the underpinnings of the Taycan, sharing its 800-volt energy unit which produces 600hp and boasts a driving vary of greater than 300 miles on a single cost. Porsche says that the Cross Turismo idea research seen in Geneva was ‘street prepared’, nonetheless, we count on some element adjustments to the manufacturing model of the automobile – most notably to the inside which we count on to look extra standard. This second electrical Porsche car is unlikely to be its final, dependable sources are....




Porsche Launches New Panamera GTS

Porsche has added a GTS mannequin to the Panamera vary, accessible in each saloon and Sport Turismo guises the brand new GTS shall be powered by a four.Zero-litre V8 twin-turbo engine producing 460hp and 457lb ft torque. Customary options will embody the Sport Chrono package deal, a Sports activities exhaust system and three-chamber air suspension. The brand new GTS trumps its predecessor by 20hp and 74lb ft torque, it’s going to attain 62mph in four.1 seconds with a high pace of 180mph. Porsche claims gasoline consumption figures of 27.four mpg (26.6 mpg Sport Turismo) and CO2 emissions of 235 g/km (242 g/kg Sport Turismo). The brand new GTS fashions use the Porsche Traction Administration (PTM) all-wheel drive system coupled to an computerized eight-speed PDK transmission. Porsche says that chassis developments have been made for each variants, every being lowered by 10mm, the Porsche Lively Suspension Administration (PASM) system has been....


WEC: Porsche Wins At Fuji

Spherical 4 of the FIA WEC World Sports activities Automotive Championship in Japan resulted in victory for Porsche within the GTE-Professional class. The No92 works 911 RSR, shared by Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen, crossed the end line first on the finish of the six-hour race at Fuji, the win extends Porsche’s lead within the producers’ and drivers’ championship standings. Changeable climate noticed moist situations for the primary hour of the race, however the observe slowly dried throughout a 30-minute security automotive section. Crucially Estre and Christensen made an early swap to slick tyres and commenced working their approach up the sector. Christensen swept into the lead of the race with lower than two hours of operating remaining, the Dane handing the automotive over to Estre on the remaining pit cease, permitting the Frenchman to take the chequered flag. The No91 sister automotive of Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni completed....




IMSA: Porsche Wins Petit Le Mans

Porsche ended its troubled IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship season with a victory within the remaining spherical – ‘Petit Le Mans’ at Street Atlanta. The No911 911 RSR pushed by Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Frédéric Makowiecki maintained a promising place within the early section of the race. Nonetheless, it was the sister 911, No912, pushed by Laurens Vanthoor, Earl Bamber and Mathieu Jaminet that seemed greatest positioned to take victory regardless of struggling a puncture in the course of the early a part of the 10-hour race. In the end a drive-through penalty despatched the No912 automobile down the order, Bamber, Vanthoor and Jaminet tried every part to catch up the misplaced time however the fierce stage of competitors within the GTLM class prevented main progress. The No911 entry labored its means by the sphere to steer the race with three hours remaining, Tandy driving it over the road for....


New 911 Speedster Confirmed For Manufacturing

Porsche has confirmed that its newest 911 Speedster will enter collection manufacturing. The mannequin, which is essentially primarily based on the 991 Carrera four Cabriolet and 991 GT3, was offered in nearly manufacturing prepared kind on the Paris Motor Present, although we count on some minor element modifications previous to the beginning of manufacturing early subsequent yr. Porsche will construct a complete of 1,948 examples, a nod to the yr it started constructing sports activities automobiles. The venture has been developed in a collaboration between Porsche Motorsport, Model Porsche and Porsche Unique Manufaktur as one thing of a 70th birthday current to the model and its prospects. What Porsche is looking ‘this yr’s second Speedster Idea examine’ is completed in Guards Purple paintwork, a reference to the unique G-Collection 911 Speedster of 1988. New additions to the design examine embody recent 21-inch centre locking wheels and a partly perforated black....




Porsche Carrera Cup GB: Ellinas Takes Title

Ultimately all of it got here right down to the ultimate race of the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season. Championship title rivals Tio Ellinas and Dino Zamparelli went into Spherical 16, the final race of the season, tied on factors establishing a ‘winner takes all’ race to the flag. It was former Method One check driver Ellinas who got here out on prime – regardless of having gained just one race to GT Porsche contributor Zamparelli’s season tally of 4 – confirming that consistency and to some extent, being in the fitting place on the proper time, is usually very important in motorsport. Spherical Fifteen was the milestone 300th Porsche Carrera Cup GB race for the reason that championship’s inception in 2003… Zamparelli’s title bid seemed on track in the course of the early phases of the weekend’s two races. He arrived at Manufacturers Hatch with a slender eight....


Porsche Reveals New ‘935 Moby Dick’ Racer

As a part of the Rennsport Reunion occasion at Laguna Seca Raceway in California, Porsche has revealed a contemporary tackle its iconic 935 ‘Moby Dick’ race automobile of the 1970s. The trendy 700hp racer includes a lengthy physique paying homage to the 935/78 and will probably be produced in restricted numbers – simply 77 will probably be constructed. Primarily based on the 991 GT2 RS, the brand new the 1,380-kilogram car options carbon fibre composite panels,  its streamlined prolonged rear finish makes it measure a complete size of four.Eight metres – the brand new clubsport machine measures 2.03 metres in width. The brand new competitors automobile’s look pays tribute to the 935/78 Le Mans race automobile, which followers dubbed ‘Moby Dick’ because of its elongated form with enlarged fairings. The brand new 935 is powered by a three.Eight-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo engine – it’s similar unit discovered within the 911 GT2....




Porsche Formally Drops Diesel

Following months of ambiguity Porsche has formally confirmed that it’s going to not supply diesel automobiles in its vary. The transfer, which was broadly predicted inside the automotive business, comes within the wake of the diesel emissions scandal which first surfaced in 2015. Porsche by no means developed its personal diesel engines, as a substitute, it took motors from its Volkswagen Group guardian which discovered itself on the very centre of the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal. Like Volkswagen and Audi, Porsche provided a software program replace in 2017 for homeowners of its diesel automobiles fitted with ‘defeat gadgets’ – diesel Porsches have been taken off sale earlier this 12 months and the corporate has been obscure about what that meant going ahead. The Panamera 4S Diesel’s 422hp four.Zero-litre V8 biturbo engine Porsche has been providing diesel automobiles for a decade, nonetheless, it states that demand for diesel fashions is falling – in 2017 the....


Bumper Autumn 2018 Subject – Out Now!

The bumper Autumn 2018 problem of GT Porsche is out now and out there to buy in print and digital codecs. Options: Your First Porsche! There may be an inexpensive Porsche for each pocket. We discover among the choices in varied worth ranges… 996 Carrera The 996 shouldn’t be solely probably the most inexpensive 911 you should purchase right this moment, it’s additionally relatively good in each means – which makes it a fantastic choice as a primary Porsche… 987 Cayman & Boxster The entry-level 2.7-litre 987 Boxster and Cayman supply the right route into Porsche possession at an inexpensive worth. We take a look at opposing ends of the present market. Final Information: three.2 Carrera Extra refined and usable than any 911 earlier than it, the three.2 Carrera provides a mix of basic Porsche attraction and practicality for round £40,000. 911 SC With costs regularly growing, investing in your first air-cooled Porsche can show daunting.....




Bicycle owner Slipstreams Cayenne For 149mph Report

Forty years in the past Jean-Claude Impolite cycled behind a Porsche 935 Turbo throughout a pace report try creating within the course of an iconic set of black and white pictures. Now a British bicycle owner has mimicked the stunt using a bicycle to a brand new European report of 149mph within the slipstream of a Cayenne Turbo. The brand new pace report occurred on the two-mile lengthy Elvington Airfield runway in Yorkshire, bicycle owner Neil Campbell tucked into the slipstream of the Cayenne Turbo to beat his personal report of 135mph which he set in June. Campbell used two specialist bicycles for the try created by Moss Bikes, the machines had been constructed utilizing carbon fibre and 3D printed elements – they featured an extended wheelbase and extremely rated tyres designed to permit it to journey at speeds of as much as 200mph. The 550hp Cayenne Turbo used for the....


Carrera Cup GB: Silverstone Establishes Title Showdown

Following two action-packed races at Silverstone the 2018 Carrera Cup GB championship will go all the way down to the wire at its ultimate assembly at Manufacturers Hatch. Silverstone’s brief and quick Nationwide circuit ensured shut racing all through the weekend with GT Porsche contributor Dino Zamparelli and Tom Wrigley taking victories apiece. Zamparelli now leads former F1 check driver Tio Ellinas by eight factors within the championship standings with Wrigley an extra eleven factors adrift because the collection heads to the Manufacturers Hatch Grand Prix circuit for its finale. Zamparelli and Ellinas squared-up on the entrance row of the grid for the primary race at Silverstone, but it surely was Wrigley from fifth place who made the very best launch – transferring as much as problem Ellinas for second place via the primary nook. Ellinas, Wrigley, George Gamble, Porsche Junior Dan Harper and Lewis Plato ran down in the....




IMSA: Porsche Will get Podium at Laguna Seca

Porsche’s GT Staff visited the twisting Laguna Seca circuit in California for the penultimate race of the IMSA SportsCar Championship season. The 2 911 RSRs certified sixth and seventh for the race, the No911 entry of Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet beginning forward of the No912 sister automotive of Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor. Spherical ten passed off over two hours and 40 minutes, however the race was characterised by varied warning intervals. The very begin of the race noticed a security automotive interval, Bamber within the No912 automotive was referred to as into the pits for an early and strategic cease which in the end served to put him into the general lead shortly earlier than halftime. Tandy within the sister automotive was not so fortunate, he was mixed-up within the chaos of the beginning, unable to keep away from a broken prototype – a head-on collision put the 911....


Supercup: Monza Establishes Three-Manner Title Struggle

Because the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup heads in the direction of its conclusion – a doubleheader in Mexico – Italy’s Autodromo Nazionale Monza hosted spherical eight of the championship. From the entrance row Porsche Junior Thomas Preining made a transfer on pole sitter Michael Ammermüller within the run right down to the primary nook, overtaking Ammermüller on the skin to get forward. On the sixth and seventh laps, Ammermüller mounted a comeback however Preining fended off each advances to keep up his lead. Within the remaining laps, Preining managed to place some house between himself and Ammermüller, taking the chequered flag after 14 laps at some 1.7 seconds forward. “It’s particular to begin from pole place at Monza. You’re taking up the race from the skin line and have to right away cowl the within line. Later I managed to defend myself from Drudi and that price me time. With....




Supercup: Preining Wins In Belgium

Spherical seven of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup came about on the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit, for as soon as within the notoriously moist Ardennes area the race came about in dry and sunny circumstances. Porsche Junior Thomas Preining began the race from pole place, making a good begin to keep his lead into the primary nook. Over the course of the race, the 20-year-old continued to increase his lead over the remainder of the sector to complete the eleven lap race with a four.1-second benefit – the victory marks his third win of the season. Yelloly now sits simply two factors off Ammermüller within the championship battle Behind Preining it was Larry ten Voorde who began third behind Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer, on the opening lap ten Voorde made a profitable transfer on Andlauer for second spot the place he stayed till the chequered flag fell to assert his finest....


Carrera Cup GB: Harper Thrills At Knockhill   

Knockhill in Scotland is thought for producing two issues: nice racing and moist climate – it managed each throughout Rounds 11 and 12 of the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship. It was 17-year-old Porsche GB 2018 / 2019 Junior Dan Harper who began on pole place for race one, having lit up the timing screens throughout free apply on Friday and qualifying on Saturday (which each passed off in dry circumstances), however Harper’s job of taking a lights-to-flag victory was made tough come Sunday when sometimes Scottish climate closed-in. Your complete subject obtained away evenly from the grid on grooved moist climate tyres, Harper heading Lewis Plato and GT Porsche contributor Dino Zamparelli into Duffus Dip. Early into the race the main pair caught a again marker and Plato used it to his benefit, mounting a run on Harper to grab the general lead. Virtually instantly the Security Automotive....




October Subject – Out Now!

The October 2018 difficulty of GT Porsche is out now and accessible to buy in print and digital codecs. Options: 930 Turbo The 911 Turbo is an automotive icon, this Porsche legend started with the 930 Turbo – a automotive that shortly advanced in the course of the 1970s and 1980s… RPM Technik 996 CSR EVO RPM Technik’s 996 CSR EVO is probably the most track-focused CSR but. We drive this GT3 various on highway and observe… Shopping for: 968 The 968 can provide each relaxed cruising and again highway enjoyable from round £15,000. Most have worn properly – right here’s what to search for when shopping for one. 919 Hybrid: Pushed We drive Porsche’s 1,000hp 919 Hybrid LMP1 monster. Three-times a world champion, three-time a Le Mans winner and now (semi) retired… 911 SC Street Journey For years the SC has lived within the shadow of its successor – the three.2 Carrera. Can a highway....


IMSA: Disappointment for Porsche at Virginia

Patrick Pilet began spherical 9 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from the entrance row within the No911 911 RSR at Virginia Worldwide Raceway. Pilet quickly handed over to workforce mate Nick Tandy the place the No911 entry discovered itself main the race. Nevertheless, a technical defect attributable to harm to the automobile’s drivetrain simply an hour into the race put an early finish to the No911 RSR’s problem – Tandy was compelled to park the automobile together with the monitor. Issues weren’t going effectively on the opposite aspect of the Porsche storage both. After an incident on the primary lap, the No912 911 RSR pushed by Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor acquired a drive-through penalty. The pair doggedly labored their manner ahead from the again of the sphere throughout the race’s two-hour and 40-minute period, at occasions trying good for a podium end. Nevertheless, after 88 laps the No912 911....




WEC: Podium for Porsche at Silverstone

Spherical three of the FIA World Sports activities Automobile Championship (WEC) at Silverstone handled greater than 60,000 British spectators to a gripping battle. An incident at first of the race noticed the front-runners amongst the 34-strong subject caught up in an incident, the No92 911 RSR shared by Kévin Estre and Michael Christensen navigated its manner by means of neatly to steer the GTE-Professional class. Nonetheless throughout its second stint whereas Christensen was on the wheel, the 911 skilled tyre issues and it fell again to P6. Good pit cease technique noticed the pair carry out an efficient restoration, working their manner again as much as the entrance, at instances even holding the class lead however finally ending P3 in GTE-Professional. The No91 RSR pushed by Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni initially scored a second place end in class, nevertheless they had been subsequently disqualified from the race after an....