The legend continues with the introduction of the 2012 911 (991) Porsche. And it’s everything we expected it to be.
Longer by some 10 cm over its predecessor, the new Porker has a wider track up front than the rear. The new 911 also uses a new intelligent aluminum-steel body that shaves weight by up to 45kg over its predecessor and increases rigidity.
Power for the Carrera is provided by a new 3.4 liter boxer engine that puts down 345 bhp while the Carrera S gets a 3.8 liter unit that churns out 394 bhp.
Performance wise, the Carrera S, equipped with the PDK transmission, does the 100km/h sprint in just 4.3 seconds, or 4.1 seconds with the optional Sport Plus function in the Sport Chrono package. As for the standard Carrera, the numbers stand at 4.6 and 4.4 with … Read More »
It’s a question that has hounded humans since the very first day we set out racing motorcars. Handling or speed? Even modern video games make you choose which you prefer, and in video games its easy to have both. But in real life having both is either going to be very expensive, or non existent.
So Fifth Gear makes us choose in this cool video involving a BMW M3 GTS and a Porsche GT3RS. Both icons of handling and power, but are they really? So what will it be then? Speed or handling? Or rather, BMW or Porsche? Watch to decide.
Saturday had the Reiter Engineering Gallardo taking the spoils wjhle on Sunday it was the Prosepeed Porsche that emerged victorius.
Porsche’s GT3 RSR was crowned the most successful GT race car of recent times after it took the chequered flag at this past weekends Nurburgring 24 hour race, it’s fifth victory in the past six years.
In the hands of Porsche works drivers Marc Lieb, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Lucas Luhr, the GT3 RSR clocked a record distance of 156 laps, or 3,958 kilometers.
It almost didn’t turn out this way as Porsche Team Manthey only took first spot at half hour before the chequered flag waved. Below is the video of this awesome victory and some other highlights from the Nurburgring 24 hour race.
Watch the time lapse video to see 911GT3 Cup cars in the build process
Probably one of the best video ads of 2010, this classic Porsche video showcases everything that the brand stands for, even if it builds big bulky SUV’s. We know you may probably have watched this before but it’s definately one to be watched again, hence why we posted it. Remember, don’t look fast, be fast!
It was 2nd May 1986, 25 years ago, that the motorsports world stood still at the loss of the most talented rally driver anyone had ever seen: the Finn, Henri Toivonen had crashed his Lancia Delta S4 fatally on the Corsican Rally, where teammate Attilio Bettega has also crashed and died in his Lancia 037 the year before.
How good was Toivonen? The term multi-talented comes to mind. He was more than just an incredible rally driver, but was just as unbeatable on tarmac! He initially started his motorsports career in circuit racing, and has time and again proven to be very competitive on tarmac.
Toivonen also raced successfully in two World Sportscar Championship events and achieved praise from Eddie Jordan, in whose Formula Three team Toivonen made a few guest appearances. In his Formula One test for March Grand … Read More »