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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: The Race Car For The Street Gets Even Faster

By   February 22, 2018

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Just its name is enough to make other sports cars tremble in their boots and now it is even faster. The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS builds on the success of past GT3 RS models. It is faster and yet in a turbocharged world it continues to use a naturally aspirated flat-six (and there was much rejoicing).

For those that can pay the price (and it is up there), the 991.2 GT3 RS provides a track focused machine that can also be driven on the road. When we say track focused we mean track focused. A look on the inside will tell you all you need to know with the lack of back seats and the full bucket seats with carbon fiber reinforced backrests. Door opening loops and reduced sound deadening help enforce that this is a car made for a single purpose.

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Porsche Expands 991.2 Adding GTS To Model Lineup And Goes Turbo

By   January 9, 2017

Porsche 911 GTS Model Lineup

Porsche 911 GTS Lineup

The Porsche 911 GTS has been called the best value for a 911. It sits between the 911 Carrera S and the GT3 in the lineup and offers plenty of options as standard that would cause a Carrera S to cost more than the GTS. Porsche has expanded the 991.2 model lineup of the 911 to include a new GTS model.

The 911 GTS is available as a Carrera GTS (rear-wheel drive) and Carrera 4 GTS (all-wheel drive). It is available in coupe, cabriolet and targa forms.

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Would You Buy A 911 Equivalent Cayman Or Boxster If It Cost The Same? – Question Of The Week

By   August 6, 2016

Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, 911 Turbo S and Boxster Spyder

Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, 911 Turbo S and Boxster Spyder

A few days ago we wrote about how the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR could potentially position a replacement for the 911. The rear-engined 911 is the car that the German performance car maker is best known for, but it has a layout that is less than ideal for handling. When looking at Porsche’s latest models the GT4 and Boxster Spyder represent the biggest challenge to the king thanks to their 991 sourced flat-six engines.

While neither the Spyder or GT4 are the cheapest Porsches that you can currently buy new, they are both more affordable than the 911 – although not by much. Both also have potential to be better performers than the base 911 Carrera. But what if the folks in Stuttgart did decide to replace the rear-engined car that has been with us for over 50 years now? Would you purchase a 718 Boxster or Cayman that had the same specs and quality as the 911, but with a mid-engine layout and for a higher price?

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Can You Get That New Porsche 911 Turbo Feeling In A More Affordable Package?

By   February 15, 2016

Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 911 Turbo is a very quick machine. With 540 horsepower, a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph it is fast by any definition of the word.

But the rear-engined Porsche wearing the Turbo badge is no longer the only turbocharged 911. As you likely know, the 991.2 variant of the 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S now use twin-turbochargers.

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2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Shows Up At The Critics’ Choice Awards

By   January 20, 2016

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

For the 2017 model year the Porsche 911 will only offer turbocharged models outside of the higher performance GT3 variants (and possibly the GTS). The 911 Carrera and Carrera S will now come with a smaller displacement 3.0-liter flat-six that will be twin-turbocharged (which should give the aftermarket enough to work with). The addition of forced induction increases the power output with a smaller engine, but it also changes the exhaust note. It still sounds good, but not quite the same as the naturally aspirated engine of the first generation 991.

This past weekend the new Porsche 911 Carrera was along side some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Matt Damon, Melissa McCarthy and Bryce Dallas Howard. The Critics’ Choice Awards gave the rear engined sports car the chance to fit right in with the celebrities as they took photo opps in front of the car.

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