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Is The Upcoming Toyota MR2 A Budget Porsche 718 Slayer In The Making? - image 186554

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?

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.

Track-Weapons Clash: Porsche 911 GT3 RS Vs. Porsche 718 GT4 RS - image 180865

Track-Weapons Clash: Porsche 911 GT3 RS Vs. Porsche 718 GT4 RS

While both are street-legal machines designed for track use, find out how the two have a few key fundamental differences that set them apart

In the world of Porsche, the "GT" badge has always signified a level of performance and focus beyond the ordinary. Take the 992.1 911 GT3 RS, a car barely disguising its racing roots. With its massive wing, aggressive aerodynamic bodywork, and a howling 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine churning out 518 horsepower, it’s the pinnacle of what a road-legal Porsche can be.

Owner Configures A Racing Sim To Match His Insane Porsche Collection - image 175562

Owner Configures A Racing Sim To Match His Insane Porsche Collection

Matching pistons with pixels, here's an up close look at a Porsche fanatic's custom racing rig by Podium 1

Recently, high-end racing rig simulator company, Podium 1 Racing delivered one of the most advanced set-ups to Steven Weinstock, an avid Porsche collector and sim racing enthusiast based in Miami, Florida. Podium1 Racing builds immersive gaming rigs for SIM racing, Flight Simulation, and also sells individual components that you can use to build your set-ups. If you order one of their custom rigs their team will travel to your location and set up their systems as per your requirements.