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More Than Meets the Eye: Unpacking The Performance Of Porsche's Heaviest 911 - image 186753

More Than Meets the Eye: Unpacking The Performance Of Porsche's Heaviest 911

Porsche's "safety” droptop may be the heaviest of all 911 variants, but there are a few reasons why it shouldn't be overlooked

Porsche has made it a point to offer a 911 for every taste. Between the different body styles, engines, and drivetrain options, there are well over 20 variants of the rear-engine sports car you can choose from. The Targa form factor goes back to the ’60s and Porsche is one of the few carmakers to continue offering this unique body style with the 911, even today. Most car companies are offering, either fixed-head coupes or traditional convertible models with retractable tops. The Targa is neither a coupe nor a convertible, making it one of the most distinctive 911 variants you can buy, without resorting to the very expensive, limited-edition models. Unfortunately, this versatility also makes the Targa the heaviest Porsche 911 you can get, but there are a few reasons why this shouldn’t deter you if you are considering one.

 Discount Dakar Dream: The Perilous Proposition Of A Budget Porsche 911 Safari Turbo - image 186751

Discount Dakar Dream: The Perilous Proposition Of A Budget Porsche 911 Safari Turbo

Tyler Hoovie takes the cut-price route to find out how much of an off-road 911 can you build for $40,000

Who needs a Porsche 911 Dakar when you can have the same amount of fun for a fraction of its eye-watering price? This is the question that Tyler Hoovie from Hoovie’s Garage YouTube channel set out to answer. While Safari 911s have been popular in the aftermarket for a while now (and cost a pretty penny), Porsche too caught up on the action with the 911 Dakar, a spectacular machine that was purpose-built to be taken off the beaten path. Unfortunately, it costs $2,25,000 before options and markup when new. They are also very rare since Porsche only made 2,500 examples.

Mystery Of The Missing Vent: Why Does the Porsche 911 GT3 RS Get More Air While The Standard GT3 Doesn’t? - image 186654

Mystery Of The Missing Vent: Why Does the Porsche 911 GT3 RS Get More Air While The Standard GT3 Doesn’t?

We get under the skin of both models to try to decode why the GT3 doesn't feature the side vent and here's what we found

The 992.1 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a beast, no question about it. That massive wing and aggressive bodywork scream track monster. But there’s one detail that had me scratching my head: that side vent, or the lack of one. Unlike the standard GT3, the RS has a gaping maw right on the rear wheel arches. Why the difference between the two models? Let’s find out.

Is This Low-Mileage Porsche 911 Dakar Overpriced Compared To The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato? - image 186609

Is This Low-Mileage Porsche 911 Dakar Overpriced Compared To The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato?

While this example packs all the bells and whistles, here's how it stacks up against the high-riding V-10 Lambo

The Porsche 911 Dakar nameplate was revived in 2022 as an homage to the legendary 911 953 rally car that was victorious in the Paris to Dakar rally in 1984. Based on the 992.1 Carrera 4 GTS, the modern reincarnation of the Dakar has been modified to venture off the pavement. Upgrades from the factory include an adaptive lifted suspension which gives it 6.3 inches of ground clearance (with an additional lift of 1.2 inches), chunkier Pirelli Scorpion All-Terrain Tires, and metal skid plates which help protect the underside on rough terrain. As for propulsion, the Dakar carries over the engine from the Carrera 4 GTS, a 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six making 473 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of the Dakar is an 8-speed PDK automatic sending power to all four wheels.

What The 2025 Carrera GTS Can Tell Us About The 992.2 911 Turbo S - image 186593

What The 2025 Carrera GTS Can Tell Us About The 992.2 911 Turbo S

Hybridization is the 911's new gospel, but can the upcoming 992.2 Turbo S truly sing its praises?

The Porsche 911, an icon of automotive excellence, is on the cusp of a revolutionary transformation. The 2025 911 Carrera GTS emerges as a trailblazer, the first-ever production hybrid 911 to grace the asphalt. This electrifying marvel heralds a new era, whispering secrets of the rest of the forthcoming 992.2 generation of cars, including the highly anticipated Turbo S.

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Is The Upcoming Toyota MR2 A Budget Porsche 718 Slayer In The Making?

Find out how Toyota's upcoming mid-engine sports car has the ideal ingredients to be a cut-price 718

Toyota is hard at work reviving iconic nameplates, and luckily for enthusiasts, this also extends to the brand’s sports cars. We have been hearing about Toyota MR-2’s return since 2019, but until a few months ago, we didn’t have any concise information. Reports from Japanese outlets were gradually revealing details about Toyota’s soon-to-be-revived, mid-engine sports car. In stark contrast to what we initially believed, the new MR-2 will not be a budget-friendly model, co-developed with Daihatsu and Suzuki. This turned out to be Toyota’s S-FR, which will also be sold as the new Suzuki Cappuccino and Daihatsu Copen and would compete with Mazda’s MX-5 Miata. This puts the MR-2 in a whole other league, and judging by the performance figures revealed, it would also likely be able to keep pace with most variants of the Porsche 718. Maybe even outperform it?

The Auto Union Type 52 Is Ferdinand Porsche's Forgotten 16-Cylinder Supercar From The 1930s - image 186528

The Auto Union Type 52 Is Ferdinand Porsche's Forgotten 16-Cylinder Supercar From The 1930s

Audi realizes Porsche's long-lost Schnellsportwagen dream after 90 years with a one-off concept at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2024

Auto Union, which eventually became Audi was formed in 1932 by the conglomeration of four companies - Audi, DKW, Horch, and Wanderer. This is how the logo of 4 intertwined rings came to be, each representing a founding member company. Auto Union wanted to build race cars, to quickly establish its credentials as a reputable brand. As luck would have it one of the directors of the company had previously worked with Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, who had helped him develop a prototype racing car known as the P-Wagen (the P stood for Porsche).

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Pushing The Forbidden, Non-Euro Porsche Cayenne At The Nürburgring

Ever wondered what an unhinged Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT would be like? This little-known version of the SUV answers just that

I am a firm believer that you cannot extract supercar performance from an SUV. Maybe in terms of straight-line acceleration, but not when it comes to cornering. Apparently, I am wrong since Nurburg’s resident YouTuber/ test driver and Norschleife dweller, Misha Charoudin recently published a video with a very exclusive Porsche Cayenne. The SUV in question, is the 2024 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT, but it is not the Euro-spec variant, you might expect. Instead, a viewer from Mexico imported the range-topping version of Porsche’s performance SUV, as it is sold on the Mexican market, for and naturally, he had to visit one of the most iconic racetracks for a couple of laps. Porsche has proven over and over again its performance models can take the physics rulebook and throw it out of the window. This spiced-up Cayenne Turbo GT is no exception. Here’s what makes this one special.

Here's Why The 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera Should Make A Lot More Power Than Advertised - image 186159

Here's Why The 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera Should Make A Lot More Power Than Advertised

For 2025, Porsche is giving the base 992.2 Carrera some 992.1 GTS hardware, but claims minimal power gains

Porsche sports cars have always punched above their weight, and most people who have driven one will testify that nothing handles and launches from a standstill quite like a 911 does. The 992-generation Porsche 911 finally gets a refresh. Despite the first production hybrid 911 being introduced for the 2025 model year, the 992.2 facelift will not be bringing radical changes to Porsche’s rear-engine sports car. It will be business as usual, meaning more power for each of the 911 versions, along with a few special-edition models.

Track Battle: Is The Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Quicker Than A Cayman GT4 RS Around Hockenheimring? - image 186093

Track Battle: Is The Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Quicker Than A Cayman GT4 RS Around Hockenheimring?

With both models equipped with optional light-weight packages, find out if the EV can beat the gas-powered sports car around the famed F1 circuit

Believe it or not, the all-electric Taycan Turbo GT holds the prodigious title of the "most powerful road-going Porsche ever". This 4-door road missile combines a 1019 horsepower powertrain with sharp handling, giving it an edge over its EV competition. When optioned with the Weissach package, the Taycan Turbo GT can hit 0-60 MPH in 2.3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 190 MPH. All that power from the Taycan’s dual motors is channeled through a 2-speed direct-drive transmission to all four wheels. The GT4 RS is a track fiend with the same engine that powers the 911 GT3, albeit detuned a little to make 493 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of Torque. Interestingly the same engine produces 502 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of Torque in the 911 GT3. This flat-six engine sits in the middle of the car and directs all its power through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to the rear wheels.

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2019 Porsche Macan

Beyond the refreshed styling and and updated tech, find out how the entry-level Macan stacks up against the competition for 2019

The 2019 Porsche Macan is a compact luxury SUV that seats five. It received a mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 model year. It shares its MLB platform with the Audi Q5 but features unique Porsche styling and performance enhancements.

Porsche Engineer Sheds More Light On The 992.2 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
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Porsche Engineer Sheds More Light On The 992.2 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Get under the skin to find out more about the fascinating engineering behind Porsche's all-new performance hybrid sports car

In a recent interview with YouTuber Jack from Savagegeese, the lead product manager for the Porsche 992.2 911 Carrera GTS and base models - Clen, took the opportunity to discuss the car’s T-Hybrid system. Diving into the technical aspects, Clen identified the T-hybrid turbo setup as the most complex feature of the car. Their goal with this system was to create something that captured the essence of hybrid performance without the traditional weight burden of a typical hybrid. Achieving consistent performance was obviously paramount, and Porsche collaborated closely with their Motorsports division, drawing inspiration from successful cars like the 919 Le Mans racer. This collaborative effort yielded a new breed of hybrid if you will, one that balances performance with efficiency,

The Last Production Porsche Model To Feature The Iconic Mezger Flat Six Engine
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The Last Production Porsche Model To Feature The Iconic Mezger Flat Six Engine

The last Porsches to feature this race-bred engine is also what many believe to be the purest of all 911s. Here's why

We can all agree that amidst all variants of the Porsche 911, there are those that truly stand out. One person who is largely responsible for shaping Porsche’s identity as a builder of epic sports cars is Hans Mezger. The German engineer started working for Porsche as soon as he graduated from the Stuttgart Technical University and would stay there until his retirement in 1994. Now, that’s what I call a dream resume. Porsche has since moved away from the Mezger design, making all cars featuring these powerplants desirable collectibles. We are taking a look at what many Porsche fans consider to be peak 911. The last Porsche 911 to feature the iconic Mezger engine - the 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0.