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Porsche is sticking to a well-proven recipe with the GTS versions of its current 911. As before, the brand claims that the GTS models “close the gap” between the Carrera S and the delectable GT3. But in fact, the new variant is positioned much closer to the S versions, which its flat-six eclipses by 30 horsepower. Available as a coupe and a cabriolet and with both rear- and all-wheel drive, there is a GTS for almost everyone in the lineup, provided they can pay the price of entry—which is significantly higher than the S models before you start accounting for options. The GTS is significantly better equipped than the S; it starts at $115,195 for the rear-drive coupe and rises to $133,795 for the all-wheel-drive 4 GTS cabriolet.
In addition to the extra power, GTS cars also get the Sport Chrono package, which sharpens the 911’s responses at the push of a button; PASM active suspension, which can drop the car by 0.4 inch; a dynamic light system with bixenon headlamps; and an interior swathed in faux suede and leather.
The extra punch of the 430-hp engine pushes the 911 Carrera GTS coupe up to 190 mph in rear-wheel-drive/manual-transmission configuration, 2 mph higher than the 400-hp Carrera S. (The other configurations all reach at least 186 mph.) Acceleration figures improve slightly, with Porsche claiming that coupes hit 60 in 4.2 seconds with the seven-speed stick and 3.8 with the seven-speed dual-clutch PDK automatic; cabriolets should turn in 4.4- and 4.0-second time slips. Our tests of the various Carrera models indicate those estimates should be accurate within a tenth or so either way. Folks not lucky enough to be inside will at least be treated to the extra-aggressive soundtrack of the standard sport exhaust system.
Source: Car and Driver | Porsche
Which automaker offers the greatest variety of plug-in hybrids? Nope, it’s not Toyota. Not GM either. It’s not Ford, not Honda and not BMW. Believe it or not, it’s Porsche. And this is its latest, presented at the Paris Motor Show.
The new Cayenne S E-Hybrid joins the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the 918 Spyder in Porsche’s growing hybrid lineup that will, at this rate, probably bring in gasoline-electric versions of the 911, Boxster, Cayman and Macan too. It’s based on the recently updated Cayenne, but stands out from the rest thanks to the combination of its supercharged 3.0-liter V6, eight-speed automatic transmission, 95-horsepower electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack.
– Porsche | Autoblog
The 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E Hybrid will be an all-new model, one that adds a plug – and the required associated technological bits – to the currently available Cayenne S Hybrid. The most important of those bits is a 10.8-kWh lithium-ion battery, but Porsche’s Calvin Kim told AutoblogGreen that the SUV’s electric-only range is still pending certification, but Hybrid Cars says that Porsche is estimating it’ll be somewhere between 11 and 22 miles, “depending on the style of driving and route topography.”
Other than the new battery, the electric motor has been upgraded to a 95 horsepower/70 kW unit (up from the 47-hp/34 kW motor in the Cayenne hybrid without a plug). The overall powertrain now puts out a total of 416 hp and can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.4 seconds. Alongside the electric parts, there’s a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The SUV will go on sale in the US on November 1, 2014 with a starting MSRP of $76,400, plus a destination charge of $995.
Porsche is also proudly saying, once again, that it will be the world’s only automaker offering three plug-in hybrid models, once the Cayenne S E-Hybrid hits the market. The others are the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the 918 Spyder. How long will this reign at the top last?
Source: Porsche | Autoblog
All 2015 Cayennes get subtly reworked front and rear ends, with a wider looking nose and bladed intakes feeding intercoolers, while reworked headlamps and taillights emphasize a family resemblance to the Macan. New suspension bushings and bearings combined with reworked shock internals provide sharper handling and a greater range of damping adjustability, while the standard equipment list gets a much needed boost, so to speak, with features like auto stop/start and bi-Xenon headlights. New options include rear seat air vents and smart cruise control, among others. But apart from the S E-Hybrid’s new plug-in configuration and its lithium-ion battery, the most notable change in the lineup is the Cayenne S’s jettisoning of the V8.
On paper, the Cayenne S’ new turbo V6 beats the V8 by a kilometer. The engine, sourced from the Macan Turbo, has been coaxed to produce 420 horsepower (20 more than the previous-gen S) and 406 pound-feet of torque – twist that’s identical to the torque-tastic Cayenne Diesel. Even better, the latter’s plateau starts 500 rpm earlier than the glow plug-equipped model, at a loping 1,350 rpm. Compared to its predecessor, specific output climbs 40 percent to 117 hp/liter, and 0 to 62 mph comes 0.4 seconds quicker, arriving in as little as 5.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package (5.2 seconds without). Oh, and the new powerplant is also more fuel-efficient.
What does the right brain (seat of the pants) make of the Cayenne S’ left brain (spec sheet) upgrades? Upon sliding into the Cayenne’s snug driver’s seat, you’re met with a new, 918 Spyder-derived steering wheel and Porsche’s big, familiar, in-your-face analog tachometer. Flanking the tach are two smaller gauges on either side. In other cabin news, the array of buttons along the center stack and overhead cluster offer something of a jarring contrast against the Nordically sparse periphery, while the “Oh $#!+!” grab handles astride the transmission tunnel offer a not-so-subtle hint at the Cayenne’s capacity for torso-tossing G-forces.
Source: Full Story On Autoblog
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Porsche has really hit on a winning formula with its series of videos going inside its vault. So far, we’ve seen the V8 911 prototype, mid-engine test mule and aerodynamic prototype. The company is sticking with the 911 theme in the latest entry, but this time it’s an actual production car – the very first 911 Turbo ever made.
Being the first Turbo would make it important enough, but the car was also a birthday present for Louise Piëch, daughter of Ferdinand Porsche and sister to Ferry Porsche, and she regularly used the car. The family didn’t just hand her a random car off the assembly line, either. She got to make it her own with some interesting modifications. She supposedly even painted landscapes from inside the car.
You have to wonder what Piëch thought of her present. The early Turbos had a reputation for being a bit of a handful to drive. The boost tended to bring the power all at once, which wasn’t always welcome when cornering. She deserves some honor just for driving the car on the curvy, alpine roads
The Porsche Boxster and Cayman will forever nip at the heels of their big brother, the 911 Carrera, and perpetuating this tradition are the latest GTS variants, which add yet another arrow to the quiver of the plucky mid-engined platform.
The GTS’ performance enhancements boost horsepower by a mere 15 and shave a tenth from 0 to 60, but Porsche’s clever product planners and engineers have stuck to their familiar formula in making the Cayman GTS more desirable than the Boxster for dyed-in-the-wool performance enthusiasts.
The GTS is expensive, no doubt. But as a new flagship for the Cayman lineup, it delivers even more focused performance in a package that’s easy to live with every day. We can’t wait to see how much further Porsche pushes this platform, but until a higher-performance variant is released, the GTS offers the range’s sweetest spot between outright potency and daily comfort.
With more aggressive front-end aero, a GT3-style air vent ahead of the front hood, a large wing at the back, and spindly alloys packed with over-sized brakes at each corner, this Cayman is clearly more extreme than even the range-topping GTS. The rear diffuser and central exhaust tips look about the same as those you’d find at the back of the Cayman GTS, though.
What we can’t see, of course, is what Porsche has slotted in under the rear glass, how it’s upgraded the interior and how much weight it’s stripped out of the thing to get it down to fighting weight, but you can bet it’ll come with a substantial power bump and a stripped-out interior with racing buckets and little else to open the gap between it and the GTS… and close the gap to the 911 GT3 which it will join as the baby brother in Porsche’s performance-focused lineup.
Scoring a double victory at the six-hour race in Silverstone at the season-opening round of the sports car World Endurance Championship WEC, the Porsche Team Manthey made an excellent start to the season. Facing difficult conditions on the storied British circuit, Porsche works drivers Marco Holzer (Germany), Frédéric Makowiecki (France) and Richard Lietz (Austria) won the well-supported GTE-Pro class with the Porsche 911 RSR. Their factory pilot colleagues Patrick Pilet (France), Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain) finished the hotly-contested first race in second place.
At the Silverstone Circuit, spectators witnessed a gripping race with changeable weather conditions from start to finish. Taking up the race from the first grid row at the wheel of the #91 Porsche 911 RSR, Nick Tandy took the GT lead for the first time in lap eleven. A stop-and-go penalty, which his teammate Joerg Bergmeister served after the driver change, saw them lose their lead for just a brief time. Over the remainder of the race, the 470 hp winning racers from Weissach, based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car, often swapped positions for the lead spot. In the end it was newcomer Frédéric Makowiecki who settled at the front of the pack and brought home this important maiden win of the season at his very first race as a Porsche factory driver.
Third place went to Porsche in the season opener and its number 20 919 Hybrid, which was driven by Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber. It was a magnificent start to the German team’s return to top-level endurance racing, although it wasn’t a complete success as the number 14 919 Hybrid failed to complete the race due to technical issues.