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2016 Porsche 911 facelift spy photos from the Nurburgring

Car Advice's spy photographers have snapped pictures of what, we believe, is a prototype of the facelifted Porsche 911. The current-generation Porsche 911 was unveiled in 2011, so the timing is about right for us to be seeing developmental versions of a facelifted model running around on public roads and on the Nurburgring...

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Porsche Boxster and 911 ranges add feature-packed Black Edition variants
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Porsche Boxster and 911 ranges add feature-packed Black Edition variants

The Porsche Boxster and 911 Carrera sports car ranges have been expanded with the introduction of feature-packed Black Edition variants. The Porsche Boxster Black Edition adds a claimed $15,000 in additional equipment to the entry-level Boxster on which it’s based, yet costs just $5700 more with the manual transmission ($110,800 plus on-road costs) and $6100 more with the dual-clutch PDK automatic ($116,190 plus on-roads)...


Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid may be approved by end of 2015
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Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid may be approved by end of 2015

The fate of the potential Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid will be decided later this year by the board of the German luxury car maker. Porsche CEO Matthias Muller told Automotive News that a decision on whether to go ahead with a plug-in hybrid version of the 911 would be made this year...


Next Porsche 911 GT3 and RS will feature manual option, shift focus to reducing weight
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Next Porsche 911 GT3 and RS will feature manual option, shift focus to reducing weight

According to the man behind the Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 RS, his team will focus more on weight reduction rather big jumps in power output for future editions. Andreas Preuninger, head of Porsche's high performance division, told Car magazine that he's "not a believer in this horsepower monster, up, up, up, more, more, more"...


2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS Review

There’s no doubt Porsche has nailed an iconic design with the 2015 incarnation of the Porsche 911 Targa, in much the same way it did with the 1965 original. With the latest 991-generation 911 Targa, Porsche has unceremoniously ditched the sliding glass roof panel (was more sunroof than a proper open-air roof) and restored the model’s classic hoop-shaped silver rollover bar after a 21-year absence...

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2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Roof
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2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Roof

The first thing anyone will notice when the 911 Targa 4S prowls by is the styling, so let’s take a look at that first. Externally, the new Targa echoes its parent, the original 1965 model, back when a Targa was just that – not a hardtop with a sunroof...


Porsche says no to fully electric cars – at least for the time being
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Porsche says no to fully electric cars – at least for the time being

While German carmaker Porsche admits to being seriously interested in electric cars, it also believes that current battery technology is not yet advanced enough for the high-performance brand to develop production series EVs (Electric Vehicles). Thomas Becki, director product and technical press for Porsche, spoke to CarAdvice about the issue at the recent launch of the 911 Targa 4 GTS in Spain...


Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS officially launches at Ascari
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Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS officially launches at Ascari

This week’s international launch of the Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS at the Ascari race circuit in Spain takes the number of 911 model variants on offer to an astounding 21. The newest 911 also marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic Porsche 911 Targa and the first time a GTS version of the design classic has been built...


Aston Martin Vantage GT3 renamed to GT12 after dispute with Porsche - report
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Aston Martin Vantage GT3 renamed to GT12 after dispute with Porsche - report

The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 race and road vehicles will henceforth be referred to as the Aston Martin Vantage GT12, due to intervention from Porsche's lawyers. According to a report on the Goodwood Road and Racing website, lawyers from Porsche contacted Aston Martin around the time that the English company launched the Vantage GT3 road car at the recent Geneva motor show...


2016 Porsche 911 Turbo : Facelifted model spied inside and out
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2016 Porsche 911 Turbo : Facelifted model spied inside and out

The 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo will debut a new look and a range of changes inside and out. The Porsche 911 Turbo prototype spotted during winter testing by our European spy photographers wears clever stickers disguising the front and rear lights of the updated model, but the interior shots snapped by our guys on the snowy ground appear to show what to expect from the revised 911...


Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed with 368kW motor; due here in Q3
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed with 368kW motor; due here in Q3

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been revealed and detailed on the night before the 2015 Geneva motor show kicks off. Behind the rear axle of the GT3 RS lives a 4.0-litre direct-injection horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine with 368kW of power and 480Nm of torque at its disposal. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a "specially developed" dual-clutch transmission...


Porsche develops touchscreen sat nav system for its classic cars
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Porsche develops touchscreen sat nav system for its classic cars

Porsche Classic has developed a new touchscreen entertainment and navigation head unit that can be installed in classic Porsche sports cars. According to Porsche, the new head unit has been designed for vehicles as old as the first generation 911 from the early 1960s through to the 993-series 911, which was the company's last air cooled model and was sold up until 1998...


Porsche 911 GT3 RS has 368kW, only available with PDK - leaked spec sheet
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS has 368kW, only available with PDK - leaked spec sheet

According to a leaked spec sheet, the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 RS will feature a 4.0-litre six-cylinder boxer engine with 368kW of power and 460Nm of torque. The specifications sheet, which is watermarked with "Confidential" and "Draft", was published online by Axis of Oversteer...


Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe: limited edition model marks 60 years of US Porsche club
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Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe: limited edition model marks 60 years of US Porsche club

A new limited edition Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe has been revealed, commemorating 60 years of the Porsche Club of America (PCA). Based on the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, the rear-wheel-drive GTS Club Coupe will be limited to 60 units, with all finished in 'Club Blau' – a unique hue created exclusively for the anniversary edition model...


Porsche 911 Targa and BMW i8 review : Evolution meets revolution
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Porsche 911 Targa and BMW i8 review : Evolution meets revolution

The Porsche 911 is an icon, a supercar classic that has evolved over the decades while remaining true to its design heritage, and long been one of the best cars to drive.

BMW hasn’t even been in the supercar game since the M1, but forget the Eighties because the new i8 is a car that looks ready for the 22nd century...


Porsche 911 : R&D boss backs all-turbo shift - report
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Porsche 911 : R&D boss backs all-turbo shift - report

The Porsche 911’s widely rumoured transition to a fully turbocharged engine range has the backing of the German sports car maker’s engineering boss. Porsche’s head of research and development, Wolfgang Hatz, told Top Gear the necessity to meet CO2 emissions standards made turbocharging the mainstream models in the 911 range the most logical and cost-effective way forward...


Porsche 911 to feature all-turbo flat-six engine range soon - report
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Porsche 911 to feature all-turbo flat-six engine range soon - report

If this latest report holds true, the mainstream Porsche 911 range will soon adopt a fully turbocharged engine range in order to deliver both more power and reduced fuel consumption. Porsche's head of research and development, Wolfgang Hatz, spoke to Autocar about the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 RS, as well as what's heading down the company's production engine pipeline...


Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS uncovered
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Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS uncovered

The Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS has been revealed at the 2015 Detroit auto show as a means of marking the 50th anniversary of the German maker's open-roof sports car. The new four-wheel-drive GTS version of the Porsche 911 Targa is powered by the same 3.8-litre six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine as is fitted to the plethora of 911 GTS models recently revealed by the German brand...


Porsche 911 Targa 4S Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Porsche 911 Targa 4S Review

If there was an automotive dictionary, next to the term ‘useable supercar’ would be a photo of a Porsche 911. It might not have always been a supercar in the true sense of the word – certainly not when it was first released in the early 1960s. Even back then, engine power under 100kW didn’t quite cut the mustard...


2015 Porsche 911 GT3 rides on latest Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres : 50 per cent more life on track, faster lap times
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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 rides on latest Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres : 50 per cent more life on track, faster lap times

The chosen tyre for the latest iteration of the Porsche 911 GT3 road car is still the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, though it’s been completely re-developed for better wear and more grip. Compared with its predecessor, Michelin claims the new tyre lasts 50 per cent longer on track and gives faster lap times, thanks to the company’s ongoing work in motorsport...


2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS  revealed
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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed

Porsche's ultimate 991 911 has been revealed without camouflage while cold-weather testing in northern Scandinavia. The Porsche 991 911 GT3 RS will be the most wild 991 iteration, given Porsche has said there are no plans for a 991 GT2 at this stage. The GT3 RS is expected to use an improved version of the 4-litre flat-six seen in the 997...


Porsche 911 GT3: what’s new for 2015
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Porsche 911 GT3: what’s new for 2015

• The all-new Porsche GT3 is based off the current 991-series platform that gives the car a wider track and longer wheelbase. Porsche calls it a composite body, using a combination of aluminium down the middle of the car and ultra high-strength steel for the outer skins of rear quarters and roof. The construction is said to draw the best balance between weight and rigidity...


2015 Porsche 911 GT3 Review : Track Test
Rating: 1010 /10
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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 Review : Track Test

When you’re testing the mettle of genuine hardcore sports cars more at home on the track than on the road, few can go head-to-head with the revered Porsche 911 GT3. It’s been that way since 1999, when the first example, based on the 996-series 911, rolled out of Porsche’s Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen factory and became an instant icon, on and off the track...

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2014 Porsche 911 GT3: going, going, gone
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2014 Porsche 911 GT3: going, going, gone

Despite wearing a price tag of just under $300,000 before on-road costs, Porsche's allocation of 40 911 GT3 models in 2014 is all but sold out. That still leaves plenty of cashed-up enthusiasts who won’t get the opportunity to strap into one of the word’s most revered high-performance machines that lays claim to being equally at home on the track as it is on the road...


Porsche 911 Carrera GTS : $268,700 for 316kW non-turbo flagship
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Porsche 911 Carrera GTS : $268,700 for 316kW non-turbo flagship

The Porsche 911 Carrera GTS nameplate has returned to the sports coupe lineup for the first time in three years, with the latest 991-generation GTS again squeezing itself in between the 911 Carrera S and 911 Turbos, in a quartet of rear- or all-wheel drive and coupe or cabriolet versions. A tweaked version of the existing 3...


2018 Porsche 911 likely to have hybrid model
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2018 Porsche 911 likely to have hybrid model

The next-generation Porsche 911 will likely utilise hybrid power, with the sports car brand's CEO Matthias Muller responding to the question of whether petrol-electric power is applicable for its most iconic model with "of course, why not?" "We have been doing some analysis to see whether it will work," said Muller...


Porsche 911 cop car goes on NSW patrol
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Porsche 911 cop car goes on NSW patrol

NSW police officers are likely to be fighting over the keys the newest member of the state's patrol fleet - a Porsche 911 Carrera. The 911 looks, ahem, arresting in its blue and white livery complete with sirens. A 911 Turbo S would be better suited for police chases, of course, but the Carrera is more focused on catching the eye of the community than catching criminals...


Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition unveiled, not coming to Australia
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Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition unveiled, not coming to Australia

The limited edition Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition has been built to celebrate the company's return to the Le Mans 24 Hour race. Just 80 units will be built sporting the vermouth company's distinctive blue, red and black racing livery. Other changes include a fixed rear spoiler and an altered front bumper with modified air intakes and lip spoiler...


Porsche 911 Turbo Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Porsche 911 Turbo Review

The 991-series 911 range continues to fill out, though it’s the release of the latest Porsche 911 Turbo that brings us into the serious end of business with the renowned German sports car. The latest-generation Porsche 911 Turbo and the more potent Porsche 911 Turbo S have arrived in Australia to turn up the wick against all-wheel-drive supercar rivals...


2014 Porsche 911 GT3 : Fire recall demands engine replacement for 785 sports cars
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2014 Porsche 911 GT3 : Fire recall demands engine replacement for 785 sports cars

All 785 recalled 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 sports cars will have their engines replaced after the German manufacturer identified the defect that caused two vehicles to catch fire in Europe. An internal investigation revealed the fires were caused by loosened piston-rod screw connections, which caused damage to the crankcase and allowed oil to leak...