As we expected, Porsche has now revealed details on the next iteration of the “Type 991” 911. However it’s not the turbo, but the all-wheel-drive edition.
The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S is a gutsy actor in the automotive realm, the 911 came into the world as an anti-establishment punk of a sports car whose torsion-bar suspension, six horizontally opposed cylinders, rear engine location and tapered tail were far from the mainstream paradigm of high performance. Yet since its debut in September of 1964, the 911 has steadily, defiantly gotten better through each iteration, just when you thought that all room for improvement had been exhausted.
1990 Porsche 911 C4: Built by Illest, an apparel brand with roots in the enthusiast scene, the company worked in tandem with Rauh-Welt, a Japanese tuner based out of Japan. The crazy wide-body kit? It’s all Rauh-Welt.
Torque is what turns tires into white smoke, but 494 bhp at 8250 rpm turns grown men into giggling girls.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 at top speed on the Autobahn
Will there be a Porsche 911 Targa in 2014?
First official video of the 2012 Porsche 911 in action.
The best part? You get to hear it in all its glory for a full 22 seconds starting at 0:59.
Juicy rumors about a new transmission for the 2012 Porsche 911: a 7-speed manual. That’s right, seven glorious gears to physically shift through. Bless Porsche and their clutch-loving hearts.
The 4.5-liter aluminum Ruf V-8 is lighter than a Porsche flat-6, but has 550 bhp and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. Hits 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds, with a top speed of 205 mph.
Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta 2010.
911 GT2 Evo /// Six Hundred Furies
*#@$% The 993-generation iconic Porsche nine-eleven was crowned with its ultimate iteration, the GT2. Built as a homologation special for GT2 motorsports qualification, it utilized the Turbo’s engine with more boost for a total of 450BHP, eliminated all soundproofing, the unnecessary rear seats, and replaced steel panels with aluminum, for substantial weight savings. The wheel arches were cut back, and replaced with bolt-on, wider plastic arches for race-tire accommodation and easy of replacement on the track. With a brilliant racing career int he GT2 class, Porsche decided to modify the GT2 for the GT1 racing class, playground of pure-bred racers; Enlarging the turbochargers for an output of 600BHP, further reducing the weight to less that twenty-five hundred pounds, and adding advanced aerodynamics. The GT2 Evo’s successor was the specially-developed Porsche 911 GT1 racecar. %$@#*