One of the cooler LEGO Technic kits out there is the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It’s simply stunning. But that didn’t stop the guys from c’t Magazine from taking theirs and smashing it into a wall, with the help of the German automotive safety group ADAC and their crash test facility.
Lift the engine cover of this 1973 Porsche 911S, and there it is, a Tesla Model S power system in this vintage sports car. DriveWithDave met up with its builder Zelectric to scoot around town, the steep hills of San Diego flattened by the massive torque of the electric drivetrain.
The first commercially available vehicle from electric car company Kreisel is a replica of the legendary Porsche 910’s street-legal version. The Kreisel Evex Porsche 910e goes from 0 to 62mph in 2.5s, tops out at 186mph and has a 217mi range. The price? $1.06 million.
The Porsche 550 Beck Spyder is a faithful recreation of the famous car that killed James Dean. Our friends at DriveWithDave took one for a spin. 180 hp and 1200 lb make this little road rocket huge fun to drive at a fraction of the price of the real thing.
The latest version of the 911 GT3 now comes with either the usual 7-speed PDK or a 6-speed manual transmission. Its 4L flat-six produces up to 500 hp and 339 lb-ft. of torque, while its redesigned front and rear help it create up to 20% more downforce than its predecessor.
Hot on the heels of the redesigned Panamera, Porsche has dropped this bombshell – a station wagon version of the luxury sports sedan, with engines from 330 to 550 hp, along with seating for 5 and increased luggage space. Unlike most wagons, this one is coming to the US.
Vexal shows off a ridiculous mod he performed on his Porsche which he claims allows him not only to play the classic FPS DOOM on its screen, but to control the game using the car’s steering wheel, horn, gear shifter, and accelerator. Sure, it’s fake, but it’s still hilarious.
The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S goes from Clark Kent to Superman faster than a Bugatti, Ferrari or Lamborghini. But is it just for the track? Our friends at DriveWithDave spent an afternoon behind the wheel of the fastest accelerating non-electric production car in the world.
What happens when you take one of the world’s most powerful hypercars and make it off-road ready? This. Sadly, Rain Prisk’s rendering is just a concept, but hopefully some billionaire will make it real some day. For now, we’ll have to settle for a Rally Fighter.
Petrolicious introduces us to lifelong gearhead Hans-Michael Gerischer. He started with VW Beetles, then moved on to a Porsche 964 to try track racing. As he got better at driving, he would tweak his car to suit his needs. Now he restores 911s as a side gig.
911 customizer Singer shows off one of its latest finished jobs. Based on a 964, the Luxemburg – named after the customer’s home town – has a 4L flat-six engine that produces up to 390hp, a removable carbon fiber hard top and a beautiful orange paint job and leather interior.
The new Panamera gets a serious makeover from its previous gen’s ugly duckling looks. Not only does the car look like a proper Porsche, but it can go around the Nürburgring in 7:38 in its V8 twin-turbo variant, cranking out 550hp. Its clean, high-tech interior is stunning too.
Petrolicious recently shot a great documentary about a race-winning Porsche 718 RS 60, and its driver Derek Bell. Now, they’ve posted what is possibly the best bit – a five minute reel of Bell driving the classic Porsche at speed that makes us feel like we’re riding in the car with him.
An obsessively designed 1:8 scale model of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The 2,700pc model has a dual-clutch gearbox w/working paddle shifters, moving engine pistons, exclusive rims and tires, and a plate laser-etched with a serial number unique to each copy. Drops 6/1/16 for $300.
The ultimate purist’s 911 features the 4.0L flat-six engine from the 911 GT3 RS, offering up an impressive 500 horses, an 8,250 RPM redline, a manual gearbox, an automated wing, and a top speed of 200 mph. Goes from 0-to-60 in just 3.7s, and sounds spectacular getting there.
You’d think the Nürburgring wasn’t exactly a good place to drive in the snow, but the green hell looks like it’s just as much fun when it’s covered with white stuff, as demonstrated in this video of a classic 911 being drifted around the track by driver Patrick Simon.