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The new 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is based on the Porsche 911 series production model – a pure-bred sports car that offers an exceptional level of power and yet our engineers were able to raise it even further. How? By fighting hard for every kilogramme saved and every kilowatt added. Thanks to the weight-optimised modular racing exhaust system, the 3.8-litre flat-six engine of the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup now produces 338 kW (460 hp). The power of the engine is transmitted to the rear axle by a racing clutch and a newly developed Porsche six-speed sequential gearbox with mechanical slip differential. The electropneumatic paddle shift system makes gear changes even faster and more efficient.

2013-porsche-911-gt3-cup-porsche-motorsport-13The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is also quicker to decelerate. Fit for endurance the newly developed race brake system performs impressively and will impress rival drivers, who can now be overtaken under braking even more frequently. The stability needed is provided by the extended wheelbase – 100 mm longer than that of the predecessor – as well as the optimised chassis.

Our motor racing history gives us an obligation to strive, not only for the next victory, but also for perfection. With the new 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, we are drawing ever closer to our goal. It remains to be seen whether our dream of creating the best race car in the world ever comes true; but one thing is certain – we have once again reinterpreted our vision of one of the most successful race cars ever

2013-porsche-911-gt3-cup-porsche-motorsport-11With over 2,300 sold, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the undisputed number one among Porsche motorsport teams. The car competes in prestigious racing events around the globe, including various Porsche Carrera Cups, the GT3 Cup Challenges and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. It also lines up in various GT racing series and endurance races.

Why? Because the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup has got what it takes. Specifically, we’re referring to a powerful yet extremely efficient engine and a sequential gearbox; the results of considerable development effort. Then there is the bodyshell construction which is based for the first time on a combination of aluminium and steel and boasts improvements not only in aerodynamics but also in safety – another of our primary obligations.

2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Engine

  • Aluminium six-cylinder rear-mounted boxer engine
  • 3,800 cc; stroke 76.4 mm; bore 102.7 mm
  • Max. power: 338 kW (460 hp) at 7,500 rpm
  • Max. rpm: 8,500 rpm
  • Single-mass flywheel
  • Water cooling with heat management for engine and gearbox
  • Four valves per cylinder
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Required fuel quality: minimum 98 octane ROZ, unleaded
  • Dry-sump lubrication
  • Electronic engine management (Bosch MS 4.6)
  • Race exhaust system with regulated race catalytic converter
  • Twin-branched muffler with centred exhaust pipes
  • Electronic acceleration pedal

2013-porsche-911-gt3-cup-porsche-motorsport-072013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Gearbox

  • Porsche six-speed sequential dog-type gearbox
  • Gear ratios:
    - Ring & pinion gear 14/22 i = 1.571
    - Final drive 17/41 i = 2.412
    - 1st gear 13/41 i = 3.154
    - 2nd gear 17/40 i = 2.353
    - 3rd gear 19/36 i = 1.895
    - 4th gear 19/29 i = 1.526
    - 5th gear 24/30 i = 1.250
    - 6th gear 34/35 i = 1.029
  • Internal pressure-oil lubrication with active oil cooling
  • Limited slip differential
  • Triple-disc sintered metal race clutch
  • Pneumatic paddle shift system

2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Brake system

Two independent brake circuits for front and rear axle, adjustable by the driver via brake balance system

Front axle internally vented and slotted:

  • Aluminium six-piston racing callipers in monobloc design
  • Multipiece steel brake discs; internally vented and sloted, 380 mm diameter
  • Racing brake pads
  • Optimised ventilation routing

Rear axle internally vented and slotted:

  • Aluminium four-piston racing callipers in monobloc design
  • Multipiece steel brake discs; internally vented and sloted, 380 mm diameter
  • Racing brake pads
  • Optimised ventilation routing

2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Electricity

  • COSWORTH ICD colour display
  • COSWORTH electrical system control unit IPS32
  • Drive-by-wire system
  • Fire extinguishing system (extinguishing agent: gas)
  • Battery 12 V, 70 Ah (AGM), leakproof, placed in the co-driver footwell
  • Alternator 90A
  • Weight optimised fan
  • Wiper with direct drive
  • Lighting system:
    - Bi-xenon-headlight
    - LED daytime running light
    - LED rear lighting system and rain light

2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Chassis

2013-porsche-911-gt3-cup-porsche-motorsport-16Front axle:

  • McPherson suspension strut, adjustable in height, wheel camber and track
  • Forged strut:
    - Optimised stiffness
    - Two-shear connection
    - Heavy-duty spherical bearings
  • Wheel hub with centre lock
  • Racing shock absorbers, non-adjustable
  • Forged supporting mount
  • Double-blade-type anti-roll bar
  • Power steering with electrohydraulic pressure feed

Rear axle:

  • Multilink rear suspension, adjustable in height, wheel camber and track
  • Forged strut:
    - Optimised stiffness
    - Two-shear connection
    - Heavy-duty spherical bearings
  • Wheel hub with centre lock
  • Racing shock absorbers, non-adjustable
  • Forged supporting mount
  • Double-blade-type anti-roll bar

 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Rims/Tyres

Front axle:

  • Single-piece Porsche Design light-alloy rims with centre lock, 10.5J x 18
  • Michelin rain tyres; tyre size: 27/65-18

Rear axle:

  • Single-piece Porsche Design light-alloy rims with centre lock,
    12J x 18
  • Michelin rain tyres; tyre size: 31/71-18

2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Bodywork

  • 2013-porsche-911-gt3-cup-porsche-motorsport-01Lightweight bodywork with smart aluminium-steel composite construction
  • Welded-in roll cage
  • Front bonnet with air inlets for cockpit ventilation and quick fasteners
  • Modified and widened fenders
  • Widened rear wheel arches
  • Modified and widened 911 GT3 front-end fender with spoiler lip
  • Modified 911 GT3 rear fender with integrated rain light
  • Lightweight exterior equipment:
    - CRP doors with sport-design rear-view mirrors
    - CRP rear lid with ram-air box and quick fastener
    - CRP rear wing with Gurney Flap; adjustable
    - PC windows and rear side windows with ventilation openings
    - PC rear window
  • Underbody tray with air routing for brake- and driveshaft cooling on the rear
  • Modified 911 cockpit:
    - Weight-optimised magnesium subframe
    - Ergonomic driver-oriented centre console
    - Switch mask with fluorescent lettering
  • Steering wheel with control panel and shift paddles
  • Race bucket seat with longitudinal adjustment; homologatet to latest FIA requirements
  • Individual Padding System
  • Six-point seat belt
  • 100 litre fuel cell (FT3 safety fuel cell)
  • Built-in air jack system (three legs)

2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Cocpit

2013-porsche-911-gt3-cup-porsche-motorsport-08How is success achieved? By a show of strength, but only when this is combined with independent thought and actions. Take aluminium and steel, for example. Both materials have been used in the new 911 GT3 Cup for the first time to form a complete bodyshell. New measures have been coupled with new standards. The integral two-mount rescue device, for instance, enables faster vehicle rescue, which also reduces the risk of further damage. This is combined with a newly developed rescue hatch for the occupants to be extracted safely from the vehicle.

Our objective was to develop the best working environment possible for the most important factor in motorsport – the driver. The cockpit of the 911 GT3 Cup has therefore been refined, both functionally and formally. After all, ergonomics plays a crucial role in motor racing, too. It is a principle exemplified by a new generation of seats with fore/aft adjustment which meet all current FIA requirements, and by the racing steering wheel, which adjusts for height and reach. The most important functions are assigned to switches and are intuitive to select: from the windscreen wipers, main beam, communications radio, power locking and alarm reset to neutral and reverse gear. The switch panel on the steering wheel has a matt carbon-weave finish.

 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Gallery

[source: porsche.co.uk]


2013 Porsche Cayman unveiling and another Porsches in LA Auto Swow 2012

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2013 Porsche Cayman unveiled at LA Auto Show 2012

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New Porsche Cayman

This is possibly the biggest reveal at this week’s 2012 LA Auto Show: it’s the new 2013 Porsche Cayman.

Updated looks bring it bang up to date, while a revised chassis and engine range should mean the new 2013 Porsche Cayman picks up where the old car left off. Still want that Audi TT or BMW Z4?

Porsche’s new design language seen on the Porsche Boxster has been carried over to the latest Porsche Cayman – it looks good. Taut and aggressive, but not over the top, yet still flowing and well proportioned. Porsche evolutionary design strikes again.

New Porsche Cayman

The muscular mid-section houses a 275hp 2.7-litre flat-six in the cooking Porsche Cayman, or a 325hp 3.4-litre engine of the same configuration in the S model.

This means strong performance. The entry-level variant will complete the 0-62mph sprint in 5.7 seconds, while the more powerful Porsche Cayman S will crack the same challenge in 4.9 seconds.

A six-speed manual gearbox will be standard fit on all engines, while a seven-speed dual-clutch “PDK” transmission will be offered as an option. Speccing the latter cuts the 0-62mph time to 5.6 and 4.7 seconds for the 2.7- and 3.4-litre engines respectively.

Top speed now stands at 176mph in the S. Steel brakes are fitted as standard, but for extra bite in shrugging off the easily attainable three figure speeds Porsche is offering a Ceramic Composite Brake upgrade. Six-piston calipers clamp 350mm discs all-round.

The outgoing base Porsche Cayman’s 265hp 2.9-litre engine has been downsized to 2.7-litres in the new vehicle. Despite making 10hp more, it is also more efficient, returning a best of 36.7mpg combined with 180g/km CO2 emissions, compared to its predecessor’s 31mpg with 214g/km CO2 effort.

New Porsche CaymanThe new car is 15% more efficient thanks to new, more frugal direct injection engines and Porsche’s “thermal management, electrical system recuperation and stop-start function.” The recuperation system charges the car’s battery while on the brakes, turning kinetic energy into electrical power, reducing load on the alternator and engine.

The new car inherits the latest Boxster’s interior layout and improves on the outgoing Porsche Cayman’s cabin with a more ergonomic design. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, a seven-inch touchscreen, automatic headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels, while S specification adds larger 19-inch wheels, a partial leather interior and Xenon headlights.

The latest car’s chassis is all-new and, depending on spec, up to 30kg lighter than the outgoing Porsche Cayman. It boasts a 60mm longer wheelbase than before and a wide track, too, meaning improved handling, more stability and greater resistance to understeer. The 911 needs to keep an eye on baby brother…

New Porsche CaymanThe latest Porsche 911 ushered in a new era for Porsche with its electro-mechanical power steering system. The new 2013 Porsche Cayman adopts the same technology as the firm’s halo model, dropping the hydraulic assistance for its steering and. A contentious issue for the “purist”, but it’s here to stay.

Clever tech on the new car includes Porsche Torque Vectoring. Offered in conjunction with a limited-slip differential, the system applies the brake to an inside rear wheel when entering a corner, sending greater drive to the outside wheel. Together, this gives better corner entry and greater stability, according to Porsche.

Porsche has revised its Active Suspension Management system for the latest Porsche Cayman, selectable between ‘Normal’ mode for comfortable cruising and ‘Sport’ mode for a spirited B-road blast. Adaptive Cruise Control is also available as an option, too, while Porsche’s Active Safe autonomous braking system will help avoid or mitigate the impacts of a collision at lower speeds.

New Porsche CaymanThe new 2013 Porsche Cayman features the usual crop of safety systems. It gets Porsche’s Stability Management control, incorporating an automatic braking function to help traction in slippy conditions, and anti-slip regulation to keep wheelspin to a minimum.

 

The new 2013 Porsche Cayman will go on sale in March 2013. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but based on the current Boxster’s asking price, budget at least $54,000 for the base Cayman (including destination) and $64,000 for the Cayman S.

[source: cars.uk.msn.com]

2013 Porsche Cayman at the Los Angeles Auto show today

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new Porsche Boxster rear angle view

These are reported to be the first pictures of the 2013 Porsche Cayman, which is scheduled to be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto show today.

The images appear to show the second-generation Porsche Cayman, which shares its lightweight aluminium body, roomier cabin and upgraded six-cylinder engines with its sister car, the Porsche Boxster.

new Porsche Boxster front angle view

The base 2013 Porsche Cayman engine will be a 2.7-litre flat six, downsized from the 2.9 in today’s car. It’s expected to produce about 280bhp, up from 262bhp in the 2.9. The 2013 Porsche Cayman S will get a 3.4-litre flat six with about 330bhp, up from 315bhp in today’s car. It completes the 0-62mph dash in 5.7 seconds in manual form, while choosing the PDK automatic gearbox brings this down to 5.6 seconds, while the Sport Chrono package reduces the sprint time to 5.4 seconds. The 321bhp 3.4-litre engine in the 2013 Porsche Cayman S is a revised version of the unit from the previous model, and takes 5.0 seconds to hit 62mph. The PDK-equipped version takes 4.9, while the Sport Chrono package shaves it down to 4.7 seconds.

new Porsche Boxster rear angle view

The new 2013 Porsche Cayman will be offered with a six-speed manual as standard and 
an optional seven-speed, 
dual-clutch auto gearbox.

The entry-level car gets 18-inch alloys, while the S comes with 19-inch versions. The standard equipment list includes air-conditioning, auto headlights, stop-start technology and a Sport button that provides more revs and a faster engine response.

The new car is as much as 30kg lighter and up to 15% more efficient than the previous version. The 2.7 achieves average economy of 34.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 192g/km when fitted with a manual gearbox, and 36.7mpg and 180g/km with the PDK. The Cayman S offers 32.1mpg and 206g/km, and 35.3mpg and 188g/km with the dual-clutch auto ‘box.

new Porsche Boxster interior

Porsche is taking orders now, with first deliveries from March 2013.

Porsche has officially confirmed that the new generation Porsche Cayman will be making its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Here’s the official announcement: “The world premiere of a compact sports car at the LA Auto Show will give added dy-namic impetus to this trend. Porsche is presenting the new vehicle to the international media for the first time at a press conference at 12:05 pm on November 28 at the Porsche show booth in the Petree Hall.”

new Porsche Boxster front angle view
[source: autocar.co.uk and whatcar.com]

Porsche Design sunglasses: Porsche P-1001 only for 300$

 

Porsche P1001 orange

Porsche Design sunglasses: Originally designed by Prof. Ferdinand Porsche, creator of the legendary Porsche 911 sports car, the P-1001 Sunglasses are one of Porsche’s most enduring sunglass designs. Handmade in Italy, these high quality vintage glasses feature scratch and impact-resistant amber polycarbonate lenses that reduce glare and provide 100% UV protection. The silver aluminum frame features spring hinges that ensure a perfect fit, and the convertible design allows for interchangeable lenses. Sold as is, in mint condition and including glasses case and original packaging.

Price: 300$

In Stock

Porsche Design sunglasses: Porsche P-1001 description:

  • 100 percent UV protection
  • Scratch and impact-resistant
  • Silver aluminum frames
  • Spring hinges that ensure a perfect fit
  • Amber polycarbonate lenses
 

Porsche Design sunglasses: Porsche P-1001 gallery:

Porsche Tuning: Eterniti Artemis Porsche Cayenne Turbo unveiled

 

Porsche Tuning

Porsche tuning news: U.K.-based Porsche Tuning company Eterniti has unveiled the production version of the Artemis SUV that was displayed as a close-to-production concept in Beijing, China, earlier this year.

Porsche Tuning - Rear angle viewEterniti hired ex- Jaguar engineer Alistair Macqueen and ex-Formula 1 driver Johnny Herbert to help develop the SUV.  It is powered by a Porsche Cayenne Turbo-sourced 4.8-liter V8 that has been tuned to make 553 lb-ft. of torque and 600 horsepower, enabling the behemoth to sprint from zero to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of over 180 mph.

Eterniti Artemis Porsche Cayenne Turbo has lowered and stiffened the SUV’s suspension to give it a sportier ride than the Porsche Cayenne that it is based on.  It comes standard with 23-inch alloy wheels mounted on low-profile tires.

Porsche Tuning - InteriorInside, the main focus is placed on the rear passengers and the two individual rear seats have been moved back and up to increase legroom.  This evidently sacrifices trunk space but the automaker doesn’t think that the SUV’s target audience will mind, especially since the rear seats are heated, cooled and can recline.  The passengers sitting in them have access to a drink cooler and an iPad holder.

Although the Eterniti Artemis’ Porsche Cayenne roots are evident in the roof line, Eterniti has given both the front and the rear of the SUV a thorough redesign. The new panels are hand-built out of carbon composite in an effort to keep the weight down.

Porsche Tuning - Side viewEterniti Artemis hopes that by starting with an existing car instead of designing one from scratch it will be able undercut luxury SUVs currently being developed by Bentley,Lamborghini and  Maserati.  On sale now, the Artemis starts at about £210,000 (roughly $335,000) in the U.K., though the long list of options can significantly inflate the price tag.

The SUV will be sold through a growing network of dealers located in Europe, in Japan and in China but the English automaker has not indicated whether or not it will set up shop on U.S. shores.

Watch Eterniti Artemis Porsche Cayenne Turbo video

 

 
[source: leftlanenews.com]

2013 Porsche Cayman at Los Angeles Auto Show 2012

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  • Los Angeles Auto Show 2012

Porsche spy shot

The all-new 2013 Porsche Cayman will be unveiled at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 that starts in late November, reports Automotive News.
We reached out to Porsche but a spokesman told us that it had “No comment,” regarding the 2013 Porsche Cayman.

Porsche spy shotThough details are slim at this point, the 2013 Porsche Cayman will look like a hardtop version of the Porsche Boxster convertible. Outside the 2013 Porsche Cayman will get new bodywork all around, likely including the Boxster’s taillight-integrated spoiler (shown at right), while inside it’ll get more upscale with an interior reminiscent of the Porsche Panamera.

 

 

Porsche spy shot

Under the hood, the 2013 Porsche  Cayman will get the Porsche Boxster’s new 2.7-liter F-6, likely producing 275 hp, compared to the Boxster’s 265 hp. The 2013 Porsche Cayman S will keep the 3.4-liter F-6, but will produce about 330 hp. Transmission options will be limited to a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual clutch PDK. Expect EPA-rated fuel economy to mirror the numbers of the 2013 Porsche Boxster, from around 20/28 mpg city/highway for a Porsche Cayman S with the six-speed manual transmission to about 22/32 mpg for a base Cayman with the dual-clutch transmission.

The new 2013 Porsche Cayman will follow the Boxster’s lead by riding on a new 991-based chassis, that’s longer and wider than the outgoing Porsche Cayman. Expect a Cayman and Cayman S at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 debut, with a track-focused Porsche Cayman R to follow.

[source: wot.motortrend.com]

Porsche Crash: Car Girl and Porsche 911 Turbo drives into a gas station

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Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche Crash: Mistaking the brake pedal for the accelerator is a problem often associated with the elderly who seem to slowly lose some of their procedural skills due to age. That being said, this mistake is also prevalent in females who account for double of all accidents caused by making this simple and forgivable mistake when compared to men.

We have no idea why this occurs, but an interesting case has just come out of Turkey, where a young woman crashed her spectacular white Porsche 911 Turbo into a gas station after accidentally applying the throttle instead of the brake when turning in to fill up at the station.

As you’ll soon see from the attached video, the woman crashed into a black car before crashing through the gas station, plowing through the aisles of products and almost coming out the other side of station.

The Porsche 911 Turbo is so fast that the driver may have only floored the gas pedal for 1 to 2 seconds, and the car would have already been traveling 30 or 40 mph before it even entered the station.

Fortunately, the driver and her passenger were not injured in the incident although an employee at the gas station was admitted to hospital with minor injuries.
 


 
[source: topspeed.com]

Lindsay Lohan unscratched after Porsche Crash :Celebrity Car

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Celebrity car

Celebrity Car: Porsche couldn’t have had a better round of publicity today than Lindsay Lohan’s Porsche crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, Calif. Despite a lot of damage to the car, she not only walked away after a brief emergency-room exam, she went back to work on a movie set.

Santa Monica Police Sgt. Richard Lewis said there was no sign Lohan was driving while impaired and that his agency would continue to investigate who was at fault in the wreck. The truck’s driver was uninjured and that driver also showed no signs of driving under the influence, Lewis said.

Celebrity car

“We’re treating this as a regular accident,” Lewis said.

The accident at around 11:40 a.m. Friday on the Pacific Coast Highway occurred while Lohan was on her way to film scenes for the Lifetime movie “Liz and Dick,” which chronicles the love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Lohan’s publicist Steve Honig said the actress was released about two hours after the accident and was returned to the set to continue filming.

Celebrity car

“Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the accident,” he wrote in an email.

Lohan was driving with her assistant, who police said was not seriously injured.

The car appears to be a new Porsche 911, and it sustained heavy front-end damage, with most of it on the passenger’s side, judging from photos of the accident.

In introducing the latest version of the Porsche 911 last year, Porsche said the new Porsche 911 got its latest safety improvements. For instance, the latest version of the Porsche 911 comes with six airbags that protect both for head-on crashes or an offset crash, like the one in Lohan’s case.

The body of the car is extensively made of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel, Porsche sways.

“Particular attention was paid in designing and engineering the junctions of the A-pillars (the struts on either side of the windshield that support the roof) and the roof frame, as well as the safety structure involved in head-on and offset collisions,” Porsche said. The car was designed to transfer those forces around the doors to the rear of the car, skipping the passenger compartment.

In addition, a crossbar at the front of the car is made from high-strength steel to make sure it doesn’t intrude into the footwell area of the passenger compartment.

Celebrity car[source: content.usatoday.com]

Porsche Macan is coming and Porsche Leipzig plant is growing

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As Porsche’s Strategy 2018 progresses steadily, Porsche has been working on expanding the Leipzig production plant over the last seven months. Porsche says the expansion is primarily to accommodate the production lines for the Porsche Macan. Porsche also says this will create 1000 new jobs.

Porsche has named its baby Cayenne the Porsche Macan, the Indonesian word for tiger hinting at suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics, which are all characteristics of the car says Porsche. The Porsche Macan will be smaller than the Porsche Cayenne and will be based on the Audi Q5 chassis with changes to make it more Porsche.

The new compact Porsche SUV will start coming off the production lines in Leipzig in 2013.

This expansion is the biggest building project in the history of Porsche, which is investing a total of 500 million euro in the construction of a body assembly line and a paint shop.

[source: riotengine.in]


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