• Porsche Blog, Performance, Tuning, Motorsport, and Modification News RSS Feed

      Published on 06-02-2011 02:43 AM
      Article Preview

      The vehicle here used in the baseline is a stock motor 997 C4S on 91 octane. It does have 19 inch HRE wheels and lowering springs. The car was dyno'd first without any changes and then the AWE-Tuning exhaust and headers were added. After that, OE Tuning did their custom dyno tune. The car gained 18.4 whp from the baseline. Remember, these gains are at all 4 wheels on a dyno dynamics dyno in case you are wondering why a Carrera 4S is not putting out more. It is also a tiptronic transmission which you can see shift in the dyno and the trans does suck a bit of power. ...
      Published on 06-01-2011 01:19 AM
      Article Preview

      This report has been confirmed by Car and Driver. We are all used to seeing 7 speed dual clutch and automatic transmissions, some even going up to 8, but no traditional manual transmissions on the market for sports cars have 7 forward gears. That will all change with the next generation Porsche 911. We are happy to see Porsche catering to the enthusiast and not abandoning the manual gearbox as so many others are doing. Expect to see further details when the new model is revealed in September at the Frankfurt auto show. ...
      Published on 05-30-2011 10:51 PM
      Article Preview

      The third generation Porsche Boxster is set to launch in 2012. CAR magazine reports that the Boxster will gain a 4 cylinder motor which it will not be sharing with the 911. The design of the new 981 Boxster is all new from the ground up, with a more cab forward design. The wheelbase will be about 2 inches longer, height 10 mm lower, and the projected weight is down about 33 pounds to 2904 pounds for the base model. The current 6 cylinder units will be used with slight bumps in power but the real news is a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder that will likely be offered in both turbo and naturally aspirated forms. ...
      Published on 05-30-2011 02:31 AM
      Article Preview

      Porsche is starting to open some eyes with their GT3 R Hybrid race car. We thought it was mostly a marketing gimmick but the vehicle is starting to come into its own. The car claimed its first victory at the fourth round of the Nurburgring Long Distance Championship. Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport stated, “We’re very pleased with the technical level of the vehicle and the reliability of the hybrid system. Compared to our rivals, we saved one pit stop and with less external energy input our lap times were just as quick. This is what we mean by Porsche Intelligent Performance. ” ...
      Published on 05-29-2011 02:22 AM
      Article Preview

      Champion Motorsport's Werks 1 arm will be releasing a carbon fiber intake manifold for the Porsche 997 Turbo and GT2. The part looks awesome, that is a given, but how does it stack up performance wise vs. the factory pieces? Well, Champion had Wilson Manifolds do some flow testing and the results are rather interesting. The GT2 manifold actually flowed the worst at 252.1 CFM vs. the 997 turbo factory manifold at 265.96. The Werks 1 manifold? 283.4 CFM. Expect this to be for sale soon, and cost a pretty penny. ...
      Published on 05-28-2011 02:41 AM
      Article Preview

      OE Tuning continues to showcase its ability on a variety of platforms. Here we have a Porsche 987 Boxster S with the 3.4 liter direct injected motor. In stock form the car puts out 310 horsepower. The baseline dyno is on 91 octane with custom headers and an exhaust. With the OE Tuning custom dyno tune gains are of a peak 15 horsepower at the wheels at 17 wheel torque with solid gains through the entire curve. ...
      Published on 05-27-2011 01:13 AM
      Article Preview

      The other day we showed you the heavily modified Topcar Porsche 997. Well, Topcar continues their aggressive Porsche modification with their Stingray package for the Porsche Panamera. The kit consists of widened wheel arches, new sideskirts, front fascia, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser. The entire kit retails for $63,500 of which only 25 will be made. There is no pricing, and more importantly, dyno or performance figure information for their 740 horsepower upgraded turbo package claim. ...
      Published on 05-26-2011 05:32 AM
      Article Preview

      Now this is how a comparison is done. Take note Autocar, when you compare two cars you get actual laptimes with the same driver on the same course. It also doesn't hurt to have Vicki driving. The 911 Carrera is a great sport scar and the entry level 911 while the Evora S is the supercharged version of the Evora and currently the top Lotus offering. Power wise, they are very similar with the Evora S having 5 more horsepower at 345 vs. the 340 for the Carrera. Check out the video for the results. ...
      Published on 05-26-2011 02:01 AM
      Article Preview

      We haven't heard much regarding this Russian tuner and that may be for good reason. This is their take on a Porsche 997 body kit and it is... different. There are some aspects we like (such as the front) but there just are way too many vents. It is incredibly busy and the side profile just makes it appear a lot of body pieces have been tacked on that don't flow together. We would refer you to their homepage to take a look at their product offering and prices but they do not seem to have one. ...
      Published on 05-25-2011 02:24 AM
      Article Preview

      Everyone is obsessed with electric vehicles these days and Porsche is no exception. Porsche developed three prototypes to test the feasibility of an everyday electric sportscar. Two of the prototypes are rear wheel drive while one is all wheel drive. The all wheel drive model has two electric motors that combine for 241 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. The rear wheel drive models ditch the second motor and have around half the horsepower at 121 and only 199 lb-ft of torque. It also takes over 9 seconds to get to 60 mph. ...
      Published on 05-21-2011 12:58 AM
      Article Preview

      Porsche unveiled its new addition to the 911 lineup last week, the 911 C4S GTS. This now means the offiical number of 911 variants in the lineup is about 743,183. We may be off by a few, but it feels like that is accurate The car has a 3.8 liter flat 6 putting out 408 horsepower and 310 pound-feed of torque mated to either the PDK dual clutch or a 6 speed manual. Base price is a steep $110k which would definitely have us leaning toward a GT3, but that's us. ...
      Published on 05-18-2011 04:00 AM
      Article Preview

      People sometimes ask, why do you need an automatically opening trunk? So you can do cool stuff like this. A bunch of Panameras and Cayennes are lined up in a row and the owners open their trunks one after the other simulating the wave effect that you often see from crowds at sports arenas. Kind of funny to see all the owners then walk up to close their trunks afterwards, maybe an auto-closing remote feature is next? ...
      Published on 05-17-2011 09:43 PM
      Article Preview

      Squeezing more power of a Porsche turbo motor is pretty normal normal stuff in the 911 world. Kubatech takes a 997 GT2 and modifies the turbos, adds larger intercoolers, new exhaust manifolds with 200 cell cats, and tunes the ECU for the new parts. All this nets you about a 130 horse bump which is not bad. As European tuners often do, no dynograph provided. Oh, and did we mention you get all this for 23,000 Euros? Yes, there are much better tuning options available providing more power for far less money. ...
      Published on 05-15-2011 03:37 AM
      Article Preview

      Vorsteiner has been on a tear as of late releasing kits for all the major German makes. The Vorsteiner V-PT kit for the Panamera is the latest and adds necessary aggression to the Porsche sedan. The complete V-PT setup includes a front bumper, side skirts, spoiler, rear bumper, and also an exhaust system. The exhaust offers weight savings of up to 40%. Check out the pictures and video. ...

      Page 42 of 42 FirstFirst ... 32404142