Not sure if you should stay green with the new 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport or go for the super sporty 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder (with the most powerful Boxter engine, ever), here’s a comparison video that will probably decide it for you. We love both so if anyone cares to put us behind the seat for a test drive, we wouldn’t say no to it.
The Chinese have a growing appetite for top-notch cars with the 4,000th Lambo Murcielago also sold to a Chinese customer and now Porsche is ready to debut its Panamera V6 at the Beijing Motor Show in April. The Panamera V6 is an entry level Panamera and so is the Panamera 4 which too will be unveiled at the event.
The Panamera V6 bears semblance to the Panamera S but the difference is that the V6 comes with a dual-exhaust system instead of the four-tailpipe cluster. Other differences include a black window trim and minor styling changes on the outside. On popping the hood, one gets to witness the 296bhp 3.6-liter V6 that renders 400Nm of torque. Courtesy of this engine, the car dashes from 0 to 60mph in 6 seconds while the P4 edition achieves the feat in 5.8 seconds. Both these models will go on sale in May for a German pricing of €75,899 for the Panamera and €84,110 for the Panamera 4. The models shall arrive in US in June.
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.
The Brand new 2011 Porsche Cayenne will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show as a hybrid all-wheel drive. Porsche’s role with its new parent Volkswagen is going to be tested at the SUV category, what matters most is the Cayenne Hybrid will travel around 34.5 miles-per-gallon, which easily makes it the most efficient Porsche vehicle as per current production. Moreover the CO2 emissions is much below 200 grams-per-kilometer.
Further, the Cayenne Hybrid will be available in four engine choices. A 3.6-liter V6 generating 300 hp, a 4.8-liter V8 producing 400 hp, and a 500-horsepower turbocharged 4.8-liter model used on the Cayenne Turbo. Few markets will also get a 240-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 sourced from Volkswagen. The newPorsche Cayenne will also get a brand new eight-speed automatic transmission.
Irrespective of purchasing a hybrid model or a conventional one, each Cayenne will be fitted with stop/start and brake energy recovery systems. Other features promised are adjustable back rests in the new sliding rear bench. More leg room because of the longer wheel base. The 2011 Porsche Cayenne is all set to roll out in March. [via WCF]
The 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder California has juts been unveiled in Los Angeles a few days ago and we already got our hands on a video that has caused some serious drooling for us. How about you take a look what this little monster can do. Definitely a charmer, isn’t it?
It’s official – Porsche will offer the Panamera with a hybrid drivetrain. The company confirmed the at the LA Autoshow.
The vehicle will most likely go on on sale in 2011 and will probably not be offered in 4wd guise. Lots of rumours are floating around regarding which system will be used, but the general consensus is that it will not be using the system we’ve seen on the Cayenne.
If all today’s hybrid announcements are anything to go by Porsche will have a host of electric spares to choose from when it raids the VW group’s electric/ hybrid parts bin.
Expected to make its debut at the Essen Motor Show in Germany, the folks from SpeedART have finally decided to release an actual photo set depicting their Porsche Panamera PS9-650 tuning package. If up until now, we’ve only been given concept drawings and sketches, we know for sure that the little beast can generate up to 650 horsepower with a 890 Nm of torque, has been equipped with a new turbo system and intercoolers and a new exhaust system.
When it comes to numbers, the Porsche Panamera PS9-650 sprints to 62mph in just 3.5 seconds, on its way to a top speed of over 200mph. Those who like it should know that car is also offered in less powerful 600, 550 and 520 hp variants.