You might remember, Porsche was planning to introduce a 4-cylinder engine on its new small roadster. Latest buzz indicates that the carmaker is indeed developing a flat four engine for the mini roadster, Boxster, Cayman and even the 911.
Dream car. But what if your wallet doesn’t support such a dream? The best way is to go weird! You have been hoping to drive the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS but then don’t have the money to get one. All you can do is to make one yourself. The racecar gone street legal, which could cost $150,000, could be yours if you have the will.
Nay, we aren’t talking of the model that Porsche has built. Instead you could drive a look alike, well almost, if you have some extra time and creative skills. All you need would be some colored paper and bit of home engineering skills. An almost functional model is what you would end up making, and driving too. Once you have done that, you will have all the right to scream, “Here I come girls, driving my own Porsche! Take a look and DIY.
For those who think the Porsche 911 GT2 is not badass enough, we have news for you, the RS version just made an early appearance at a dealer event. Guilty for grabbing a few pictures with the 911 GT2 RS are the folks from Autoblog and TeamScoop, who mentioned the fact that, indeed, the new model will be a true racer that brags to sweep away even the best track times. Word is that the Porsche 911 GT2 RS will feature a roll cage for more protection, an active suspension and adjustable aerodynamics. The most interesting part is that under the hood there’s a little monster that churns 550 hp (or 620hp according to TeamSpeed), that helps the four-wheeler go naught to 100km/h in a mere 3.2 seconds. Price wise, we’re looking at a highly expensive vehicle — it will cost some $320,000 and only 300 units will ever be built. [via TeamSpeed]
The Geneva Motor Show will be a great event with some scorching cars and one of the highlights of the event will be the unveiling of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The hybrid system which features in this car is tailor-made for racing and it is different from the conventional hybrid systems like the one found in the Prius.
Porsche has used a fly-wheel generator in a KERS and the generators rotor renders 40,000rpm which then combines with regenerative brakes to send eight-second power bursts to the motors. The entire combination involves a couple of front mounted motors that churn 161hp and a rear-mounted 4.0-liter 480-horsepower flat-six engine. The racing entity is scheduled for an endurance test before summer and the Hybrid will also participate in the 24 Hours on the Nordschleife of Nürburgring later this year.
People waiting for the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo to get a price tag in the US will probably be disappointed to know that the current model will be tad expensive compared to the one that sells as a 2009 variant. The advantage is that you get a better performing engine and an attractive spec sheet all over which makes it’s a supercar for performance and everyday drivability taking forward the 35 year old legacy.
The model comes with a beastly 500hp flat-six boxer engine which renders 516-lb-ft of torque. It can pelt from 0 to 60mph in 3.2 seconds and it has an overall top speed of 194mph. The 2010 model delivers better fuel economy numbers where the commuter fetches 17mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway. The Coupe version of the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo will cost $132,800 while the drop-top will be available for $143,800 and the sales for the car will begin by the end of this month.
Anything that bears a Porsche moniker is eagerly awaited by the auto fanatics across the globe and the next in line is the Limited Edition Porsche 911 C4S based widebody Supersport. The Supersport will come next year with a duck-tail spoiler and double-bubble roof. The offering will not be as hardcore as the GT3 or the GT3 RS but it will still retain the Carrera 4S widebody.
As far as categorization goes, it will be considered as a grand touring car. Other than the ducktail spoiler and the double-bubble roof, there will be Fuchs-style wheels and a primer gray colored paint job. On the Inside will be some retro inspiration with a brown leather interior. The engine variants are not known as yet but what is known is the astounding price demand of $222,223.
Now why would anyone in the world be jealous of the Dutch? Well because they are exclusively bringing home 15 (fifteen) Pon Edition 911 4S Porsches— and that luxury will not be available for the rest of the world. The first in the world to import Porsche models, way back in 1949, the Dutch will commemorate 60 years since the special moment and Porsche will craft 15 splendid cars for that reason. With a diamond-black metallic paint, a leather interior, the old 1949 Porsche badge, sports exhaust and the Porsche name etched on the engine cover, each of the Pons will be numbered. Available for prices ranging from €172,911 to €188,261 (depending on whether it’s the Coupe or the Cabriolet), we’d sure love to make that tiger roar. [via WCF]