2017 Techart GTstreet R Announced, Based on Porsche 911 Turbo S


Porsche specialist Techart released a teaser gallery of their upcoming 2017 Techart GTstreet R that is due for unveiling later this year. The tuned GTstreet R is based on the latest Porsche 911 Turbo S and is expected to be even more extreme than its predecessors.

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Rare Zanzibar Red Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 1 of 2 in the World

If you are looking to purchase a one of a kind Porsche you might have just missed the boat on this one. This 2011 GT3 RS was listed for sale by Columbia Valley Luxury Cars in the USA back in April this year and with just 6600 miles on the clock it’s an absolute gem.


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Here’s how to make your Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport even sportier


Manthey-Racing kit lightens Cayman Clubsport by 88 pounds and improves suspension

We first saw the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport at the LA Auto Show last November. It’s a race-ready car with a welded-in roll cage, racing seat, six-point harness and FIA-approved 18.5-gallon fuel tank, using the front axles and lightweight strut suspension from the GT3. Curb weight: 2,866 pounds.      

Now, comes the Manthey-Racing kit for the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, called the Clubsport MR. Consider it a Clubsport that goes up to 11, or maybe even 12. Manthey-Racing was founded by German racer Olaf Manthey in 1996 after he had spent more than 20 years in the driver’s seat at racetracks across Europe. Since ’96, the team has garnered numerous wins in Porsche Cup, in all manner of races at the Nurburgring and at Le Mans. Manthey-Racing is headquartered across the street from the Nordschliefe’s long straightaway in an 11,000-square-foot development center.

Last weekend at the Total 24 Hours of Spa, Manthey-Racing introduced the Clubsport MR kit for the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. It lightens up the already-light Clubsport GT4 with carbon-fiber doors and front hood, a polycarbonate windshield and an optional lightweight battery. All told, that reduces curb weight by 88 pounds, to 2,778. To tighten up handling, the kit includes a two-way adjustable race-suspension kit with linear bearings and an adjustable sway bar with blade adjustment. To finish it off, there is a larger rear wing with extended wing brackets.

The kit will be available exclusively through Porsche Motorsport North America in October and will be eligible for Cayman Clubsport GT4s competing in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class and IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS class. Pricing is not yet available, but we’ll bring it to you as soon as we know. 

“We welcome the updated Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport package into our offerings for motorsport customers in North America,” said Jens Walther, president/CEO, Porsche Motorsport North America.Customer racing is the structure on which all sports-car racing is built, and as the GT3 and ACO classes become more manufacturer-oriented, the GT4 category provides a more attainable entry point to compete in sports-car racing.”

15 Tech Tidbits on the All-New 2017 Porsche Panamera


It’s Totally New, For Real

Porsche is claiming that the Second-generation Panamera that goes on sale in January will share only its badge and its name with its predecessor. An entirely new platform dubbed MSB underpins the new Panamera, and the exterior design certainly looks less like an aquatic mammal and more like a 911 this time around. But there’s more than just a vague 911 roofline to the new Panamera, as the sedan now borrows a lot of chassis technology from the 911.

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Porsche hiring for electric car project

The German luxury carmaker Porsche says it is creating 1,400 jobs to develop its electric car – the Mission E.

The sports carmaker, owned by VW, is pushing to get its battery-powered model on to the market in 2019 and is spending about €1bn (£836m; $1.1bn) to get it on the road.

It wants to compete with the pioneering California-based Tesla for a share of the market.

Porsche admitted that finding staff for the project is tough.

“I’m not denying the battle for talent is tough,” said Andreas Haffner, human resources boss at Porsche.

“One can in fact describe what is going on now as a ‘war for talents’. We are in direct competition with other automakers and suppliers and IT firms in our global search for talented experts. Money alone is not enough to attract these creative minds.”

Battling to overcome its diesel emission scandal, parent company VW has said it plans to launch 30 all-electric models to reposition itself as a leader in “green” transport.

The new jobs will be based at Porsche’s plant in Zuffenhausen. Overall the company currently has more than 24,000 employees.

Porsche Left a Note for Acura in the 911 GT3 Used as Benchmark for the NSX

A note to any automakers benchmarking cars built by Porsche: They’ll find you, and they’ll probably leave you goofy messages hidden somewhere in the car. That’s what happened when the 911 GT3 Acura was using to help develop the NSX’s steering went back to the dealer for a recall service. 

Per common practice, when Acura bought a 911 GT3 for its test fleet, it did so anonymously, but Porsche saw who it belonged to when the service center accessed the car’s data, according to Automotive News. It was at this point that Porsche decided to have a little bit of fun with its counterparts at Acura.

“Good luck Honda from Porsche. See you on the other side,” read a note left under the 911 GT3’s engine cover, according to the NSX’s dynamics project leader Nick Robinson. The NSX team also benchmarked a McLaren 12C, and although McLaren never figured out that Acura owned the particular car, the dealer in charge of servicing raised an eyebrow. “[The McLaren dealer] wanted to know ‘Where did you go 205 mph? What track?’,” said Robinson. In an automotive environment sorely lacking in friendly rivalries of late, this is the sort of story we love.

Porsche 911 R prices ‘rise to almost £1 million

The Porsche 911 R are being sold for more than £800,000 on the used car market, according to high-end car finance company Magnitude Finance.

A story by Motoring Research claims demand for the 911 R is so strong that the car’s £136,901 asking price when new is increasing up to seven-fold once it rolls off the forecourt – with prices still rising.
Only 991 911 R examples will be made. All of these are sold out, and this is why they are commanding such huge premiums over the original price tag.
A Magnitude Finance spokesman speculated that the considerable price rise was down to the car’s appeal and limited production. The 911 R’s focus on driver appeal and manual gearbox are also likely contributory factors. He added that the highest prices were for deals that weren’t advertised and were done by high-end collectors.
However, there are publically advertised 911 Rs for sale in Europe for around 400,000 euros (around £335,000) and the Magnitude Finance spokesman conceded that is likely to be a fairer reflection of where prices settle. He suggested that the £1million example may be an anomaly, rather than the expected standard premium, and added that £500,000 was likely to be where prices settle.
Magnitude also pointed out that prices of the Porsche Macan have risen post-showroom despite there being no limit on production. There is, however, an up to eight-month waiting list for the Macan, which is likely to be driving up prices for those who would rather pay a premium than wait. 
Cayman GT4 prices have also risen post-sale, with examples being sold for between £94,000 and £100,000 through Porsche approved used dealers. This, like the 911 R, can be attributed to the car’s low-volume production limit, critical acclaim, and quick sell-out.