If you know someone that owns a Porsche 911 Turbo and says he’d like it to be more powerful or to look even fancier, then I need to have a word with him. For most of us, just owning one would be a great honor, but for those that can afford one, it may not. For these guys, German tuner DKR has a €5,529 power upgrade that packs an optimized ECU software and a new sports exhaust system. All these change the twin-turbo 3.6-litre boxer engine into a beast that outputs 540 bhp/ 402kW and 775Nm.
If it’s not only power that you need, then a body kit is available, too. A front lip spoiler, a larger rear wing and some 19-inch Cargraphic RS alloy wheels woud definitely close the deal. Like it? – via Carscoop
If a couple of months ago we showed you the (speculated) 2010 Porsche Cayman, we’re back with a few spied images of the new Porsche Cayman RS. Wearing the recently announced Cayman S Sport trim package, we really think this is how the new RS is going to look, with a fixed rear wing, a modified front lip spoiler and making 30 – 40 horsepower more than a Cayman S (295hp).. We will probably know more in March next year during the Geneva Motor Show. It looks sporty and fast, but definitely not good. Do you like it, because I’m not impressed. – via WCF
Porsche has recently revealed their Targa version of the 911. Its techno upgrades as the rest of the 911’s include direct injection engines and PDK double clutch gearbox. It will be made available with a 3.6litre flat-six engine (Targa 4) with a max output of 345bhp and a top speed of 176mph and a 3.8litre (Targa 4S) with a max output of 385bhp reaching a top speed of 184mph.
The exterior of this glass roofed 911 includes LED daytime running lights, LED taillights and smaller fog lights. The focal point of this Porsche’s interior is the new Porsche Communication Management 3.0 (PCM 3.0) touch-screen which provides easy operation of the audio system as well as the HDD navigation system (optional). Other functions of PCM 3.0 include Blue-tooth connectivity, IPOD port, USB port, satellite radio and XM NavTraffic capability.
The 911 Targa goes on sale in the UK and USA this October.
Hey there petrol-fueled-heart people. Did you hear that Porsche is planning to hit us in the near future with a new Cayman and a new Boxter S? If you didn’t, here’s the news.
We all knew Porsche was up to something, but we didn’t know what exactly. Apparently the new Cayman and Boxter will get direct injection, the new seven speed PDK transmission for faster shifts than the conventional six-speed manual box and a limited slip differential. Now stop your WOWs because there’s more. Because of all these, the Cayman is getting a 25 hp boost up to 320 hp and a 273 lb-ft torque.The other models won’t get direct injection, but something else. A displacement bump from 2.7- to 2.9-liters and a corresponding jump to 265 hp. The Boxster and Boxster S each will come with 10 fewer horsies under the hood, than the Cayman.
There’s also a Sport Chrono package included, that will be available along with Launch Control.
Seems like a good change under the hood, but do you have anything for us on the outside? Guess not now!
Not sure if this should be in the 4 x 4, not even in the SUV category, but since we don’t have a “monster” category to nail it here it goes. Gemballa went mad and decided to muscle up a new Porsche Cayenne after showing us how a Carrera GT should look like. This is not funny because this beast, dubbed Gemballa Tornado GTR700 Cayenne, is capable of developing about 700 hp from an extremely modified twin-turbo V8 engine.
Add the looks, the severely dropped ride height and the strengthened suspension, the fact that it might come with a 2WD conversion and you got yourself a pretty fast bull. Oh and I mentioned looks. It has a carbon fiber hood insert, new vents and some good looking tail lights.
So how do you like it?
With a new facelifted model 957 Cayenne, Porsche was close to perfection, until the Swiss guys from Rinspeed came with a few “additions”. Apparently the new Rinspeed X-Treme Porsche Cayenne comes with a higher output 600hp motor engine, fins and splitters on those larger front air intakes, 35mm lower thanks to the modified air suspension, all these making it look very “mean”.
With a gapping front, bigger wheel arches and using the company’s sporty quad chrome exhaust, the new Rinspeed X-Treme Cayenne is a great solution if you need both safety and performances. Rinspeed, didn’t mention how they managed to get 600hp, but my thought is that it has something to do with the injection system.
Add to all these the fact that it has large 23-inch wheels with 315/25/R23 tires that can fly you up to 300km/h and I’m drooling already to take it for a test drive.
If you’re a motor sport fan, if you love Porsche or if you just like fast cars here is another one from Porsche. It’s an upgraded version of their GT3 Cup model that now manages to get 420hp and only 265 of these beauties will be produced next year in March, out of which 26 for competition.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup model sports 20hp more than the previous version, from a 3.6-liter boxer engine with six cylinders that comes with a six-speed gearbox with sequential jaw-type shift and a special exhaust system. It weighs 1,150kg which means it’s lighter by 245kg, lowering the kilos per horsepower ration from 3.4 to 2.7 and has great brakes thanks to the exclusive PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes system.
It sounds like a good upgrade, what do you think?
In early December Porsche will launch a special edition Boxster that has been inspired by the 1960s Porsche Type 718 RS 60 Spyder. Limited to only 1,960 models worldwide the biggest change is the modified exhaust system that consists of a sports exhaust combined with a dual tailpipe that increased engine output to 303 bhp.
Offered in a GT silver metallic grey, the car comes accentuated with a red roof and natural leather interior in Carrera red, though the pictures make it look like a magenta leaning more towards hot pink than red. Thankfully, the car is also offered in dark grey leather with a black roof. The car sits on 19-inch wheel, which spacer plates have moved outwards, and its front end is a standard feature from Porsche’s SportDesign Package. Completing the sporty orientation is the Porsche Active Suspension Management system.
Further features include a windscreen in a black finish, with the center console, headrests and rollbars are all finished in the same GT Silver Metallic finish as the car body. Also finished in GT Silver are the instrument dials that don’t have the usual hood over the cluster but the large central rmp and 2 side gauges continue the sporty, racing style. Each model comes with door trim strips made of stainless steel and embossed with the “RS 60 Spyder” model designation.
Worldwide market launch will be March 2008 with a base price of 53,500 Euro (561,371 ZAR) in Germany and a retail price of 63,873 Euro (671,215 ZAR) (which includes 19% VAT and country specific requirements.)