- Porsche 991
- Porsche spy shots
- 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Caught testing several months back in the European arctic, our latest Porsche spy photos show the 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet out for some top down fun.
Based on the all-new Porsche 991 platform the newest 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo will be 4-inches longer than its predecessor and make for an even more comfortable ride with a more spacious cabin. With this elongated platform there was some hope that the newest 2013 Porsche 911 Cabriolet would lose the bubble-butt stigma, but based on these photos that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Rumors have suggested the new 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo will get a tri-turbo3.8-liter flat-six setup, using one smaller turbocharger and two larger ones. Not only would this setup produce plenty of power, but it would be more responsive than ever before. Look for engine output of at least 530 hp and acceleration times in the supercar level.
Look for the new 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo to bow later this year at the Paris Motor Show, if not sooner.
GALLERY: 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
- Bill Gates
- Celebrity Car
- 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo
Celebrity Car: Want to buy Celebrity car? Bill Gates’ turquoise metallic 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo that he bought a few years after he started Microsoft Corp. is now on sale
The pearlescent turquoise 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo model will be auctioned in Vienna, Austria, on June 2. The famous celebrity car comes complete with registration papers that it indeed, was owned by Microsoft’s Bill Gates and it could be sold for more than $60,000.
- Porsche spy shots
- Porsche 918 Sypder
Porsche spy shots: Porsche 918 Sypder caught testing in Germany with the creative camo
In these spy shots, we see the limited-production version in its latest stages of development. It looks quite far along, with a monochrome racing stripe scheme in place of the typical camouflage and a completely finished exterior. Even the clear cover over the engine–which appears to have top-mount exhaust outlets– is in place.
The sleek, aerodynamic shape is very close to the concept version of the car, and the rear wing is deployed–though it’s not yet clear if it’s active or fixed. Relocating the exhaust outlets from the side of the car, as on the concept, to the top of the engine bay, could be about keeping the batteries or other components cool and comfortable. The car also appears to have a removable hard top roof insert to transform the car into a near-coupe-like vehicle.
If you’ve already forgotten, the 918 Spyder is powered by a 500-plus-horsepower 4.0-liter (or larger) V-8 engine at the rear wheels and a pair of electric motors good for a combined 218-horsepower, one at each axle.
The combo enables the 918 to rip off sub-3.2-second 0-60 mph runs and a top speed of 199 mph–and yet it’s capable of up to 78 mpg. Porsche has said the 918 Spyder offers up to 16 miles of all-electric range. A lithium-ion battery pack supplies the electricity, and can be charged from the wall in about 3-6 hours.
- 2013 Porsche Macan
- Porsche spy shots
- Compact Porsche SUV
By: Jake Lingeman on 5/09/2012
Porsche spy shots - Porsche Macan: What we have here is the new Porsche Macan. Our crafty spy shooters caught the vehicle testing in minimal camouflage. The new Compact Porsche SUV will go on sale late next year.
The project was known as the Porsche Cajun until February, when Porsche announced the new name and said that it is “derived from the Indonesian word for tiger and combines suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics.”
The Porsche Macan rides on the same platform as the Audi Q5 and will be built at the expanded Porsche plant in Leipzig, Germany.
The headlights, taillights and chrome strip toward the rear are stickers, Porsche’s cheap camouflage. Differentiating it from the Porsche Cayenne, the Porsche Macan has a larger center grille, no creases on the hood, a sloped back and longer overhangs. The new Compact Porsche SUV – Porsche Macan also reportedly will use a four-cylinder engine, a Porsche first since the Porsche 968 went out of production.
- Car girl
- Girl and Porsche
- Porsche Photogallery
For those who missed previos Car girl and Porsche volumes:
- Porsche motorsport
- Porsche Carrera Cup GB
The Porsche Carrera Cup is one of the most thrilling single marque racing Championships in motorsport and this year sees Porsche Carrera Cup GB celebrate 10 years of successful racing at some of the world’s most well known race tracks including Silverstone and Brands Hatch. Over the years motorsport fans have been treated to many memorable races as drivers compete in the iconic Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. We spoke to a number of teams at the first round of the 2012 season about what’s so special about competing in Porsche Carrera Cup and asked what memories they have of their involvement over the past 10 years.
- Red Jacket
- Armored car
- Porsche Cayenne
Armored car: The Red Jacket crew shows off the firing power of this armored car - Porsche Cayenne!
- Porsche 911
- Win Porsche
- Porsche Design
We couldn’t know that Ferdinand Porsche, the Porsche 911′s designer, would pass away even as we were getting entries in our call for designs inspired by Porsche 911. But perhaps it was a fitting tribute that we got over 400 entries, picking out details of the Porsche 911 that you’d have to be a true fan to notice. His designs inspired a fervor that few designers ever have. As the AP reported when the 2012 Porsche 911 was introduced: “The new version was mobbed and groped when it was unveiled in September at the Frankfurt auto show. Showgoers left the doors and roof smeared with fingerprints as they scrambled for a chance to sit behind the wheel.” All that, while remaining true to the lines and spirit that Porsche originally laid out. Ferdinand Porsche created a true design classic.
So I’ll admit that I was a bit terrified by the entire prospect of our Porsche Design Challenge. Initially, the plan was to have an invitational design competition: We’d invite only a few top designers whose work we trusted, and have them riff on products inspired by the Porsche 911. But that didn’t seem right. We figured: Who’d want to see a bunch of design hot shots get even more attention? It seemed a far better idea to engage you, our readers, and invite you to do the designing.
The only problem was that we had no idea what we’d get. Would the entries be embarrassing? Would there be anything good? It was a bit of a gamble. And one that I’m happy to say paid off, because the entries you guys submitted were superb. These ranged from a razor that looks like a Porsche’s gas pedal to a ski helmet inspired by the orange Porsche 911 pictured in our first post about the contest.
So here they are: The first 12 of the Top 25. We’ll announce the rest next week, and as I type this, our panel of judges–Dror Benshetrit, Jens Martin Skibsted, and Grant Larson, Porsche’s current chief exterior designer–is combing over those entries, to determine a Top 7, which we will announce soon. (The slides you see above are presented in no particular order.) After that, entrants will get a chance to refine their designs and then we’ll announce a winner. (The Top 7 will each receive $1,500. The winner will win Porsche 911 one-year lease or $20,000.)
When we laid out the guidelines for our Porsche Design Challenge, we asked that entrants incorporate three elements from Porsche 911s, past and future, in their designs. Among the 428 entries, we received 428 interpretations. Some people took the literal shape and line of the Porsche 911 as their inspiration. Others took engineering principles and user experience into account. It was that openness of interpretation that made the contest interesting. We accepted them all, and gave each entry careful consideration, before compiling the short list you see here and here. That was the only way that was fair to everyone involved.
What we were looking for was nuanced and involved many qualities: We looked at beauty, functionality, originality, and “Porsche-ness” to judge each entry. Some entries in the short list you see above contained a lot of one quality, but were weaker in other areas. Others hit each category equally. The point is, there were many different ways that these Top 25 distinguished themselves from the rest of the entries.
We noticed a few trends. For one, perhaps the most quoted detail of all was the rear window of the Porsche 911, which has remained a part of its design since its very first iteration in 1963. The second most quoted detail was the headlamps. Many people wrote in to describe the first time they ever saw a Porsche, and many times it was those lamps that made a lasting impression. So perhaps it was no accident that we got a slew of flashlights and lamps. Boogie boards were also weirdly popular, as were couches, none of which quite worked out.
The Top 25 you see here aren’t winners, by any means. Their merely a short list, from which we’ll draw the Top 7 entries. And as we judge those Top 7, we’ll be giving careful thought to which entries best embodied the spirit of what we were trying to create with this competition.
One final note: We’d like to give our sincerest thanks to everyone that entered. If you’re disappointed that you were not selected for the Top 25, we feel for you. We appreciate your effort. It made the competition what it was. And we attempted to honor that hard work by giving each and every entry careful consideration. Thank for you stopping by, thank you for entering. And for everyone: We hope you enjoy all the entries. On to the next round!
- New Porsche model
- 2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS
New Porsche model: Purism is an uncompromising pursuit of a clear line: the road ahead. Purism is also the approach we took when building the 2012 Porsche CayenneGTS. A car that is true to its roots: the tarmac. More information on: 2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS – New Porsche model revealed