Today at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the newest generation Porsche 911 was announced as the World Performance Car of the year for 2012. The award is decided upon by a panel of 64 automotive journalists originating from 25 different countries. The 911 was competing with 18 other vehicles, and came out on the… Continue Reading...
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Everyone loves free stuff, especially when it’s a free car. It’s even better when that car is a brand new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera. To kick off the 2012 ALMS season, Falken Tire launched a giveaway on its Facebook page where you simply have to “Like” the company and then compete on a Falken-branded racetrack in… Continue Reading...
As automotive technology and innovation continue at breakneck speed, car enthusiasts and traditionalists have been quite outspoken in their opposition against sequential gearboxes and dual clutch systems, arguing that there’s an irreplaceable purity from rowing your own gears. To the men and women who love to drive, don’t despair. Porsche has been listening. According to… Continue Reading...
It’s more luxurious. It’s bigger. It’s more comfortable. So it’s obviously a watered-down 911… right? Wrong! Porsche‘s new 2012 911 Carrera S is faster, much faster, than the previous generation car, lapping the Nurburgring in a blistering 7:40 time, a solid 13 seconds ahead of it’s predecessor. OK, so that number’s a bit abstract, so… Continue Reading...
It comes as little surprise that the reveal of an all-new Porsche 911 at the Frankfurt Auto Show proved to be one of the major highlights of the day, despite literally dozens of world premieres. With a new platform, engines and new technology (though in true Porsche fashion, only a slightly different look), the latest… Continue Reading...
Teased for many months, Porsche recently revealed the all-new 2012 911 and then showed us just how different the new shape is with a selection of impressive photos. Set to be officially revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show we now have the first in-the-flesh pics of Porsche’s best-selling sports car from a private showing at… Continue Reading...
While the reveal of an all-new Porsche 911 is certainly huge news in the auto industry, it’s perhaps less thrilling knowing that the car isn’t some dramatic new design, but just a new rendition on the classic lines of the German sports car. Then again, these photos might change your mind. Porsche has just released… Continue Reading...
Porsche has just revealed official photos and full specifications on the all-new seventh-generation 911, confirming that it will in fact come with a world’s first 7-speed manual transmission. That add-on is, however, just one small aspect of this entirely new model, which grows in size, while adding performance and efficiency, not to mention a more… Continue Reading...
What we have here are the clearest photos of the 2012 Porsche 911 – codenamed 991. The photos certainly look part, and according to the Spanish language site where the appeared, the graphic artist at work simply removed the camouflage and photoshopped the cars into a very Porsche-looking backdrop. According to previous reports, the 991 will be… Continue Reading...
Eager to know what the next-generation Porsche 911 will look like ahead of its Frankfurt Auto Show unveiling? Wait no longer! Caught gassing-up in Stuttgart, Germany just over a month ahead of the car’s official reveal, the new shape varies little from the previous model (as expected), although the longer overall size is unmistakable. Stretching… Continue Reading...
With a planned debut at this Fall’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche has just released some must-watch video of the new 2012 911 undergoing final testing in South Africa. Previous to this sneak peek, Porsche had released a selection of images, but they didn’t provide near the level of detail as this new video. When it… Continue Reading...
Photos have been released of the Porsche 911 in testing, and the photos seem to have been shot in Africa, a popular destination for many European automakers. The lead photo in the set was released with a caption stating – “Testing is an essential part in the development of any new Porsche. It is only… Continue Reading...
As automatic transmissions have gained gears over the years, the traditional stick shift has remained untouched, its six forward gears (or even just five) providing plenty of fun for the driver, but at the expense of the quick shifting performance of single and dual-clutch automatics. Leave it to Porsche to chance all that, with Car… Continue Reading...
The next-generation Porsche 911 is set to make a significant departure from past models, including the use of a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) on all models. The system will be similar in principle to that introduced in Formula 1 cars back in 2009, storing energy from braking and then transmitting that energy as an… Continue Reading...
Everyone’s favorite sports car is set to get a bit smaller in it’s next generation, as reports claim that the base engine in the 2012 Porsche 911 will move from its current 3.6L to a more compact 3.4L displacement. With the Boxster Spyder putting out 320 horsepower from a 3.4L motor, a bump to an… Continue Reading...