What would happen if you stuck a 911-based engine in the lighter, mid-engined Cayman? Well, you’d get the all-new Cayman GT4. Porsche has refrained from giving 911 power to it’s younger brother the Cayman, but the cries from enthusiasts have been heard and answered. Not only is the mid-engined layout now beefed-up, this car will reportedly be ONLY available with a manual transmission – which serves the complaints derived from the automatic-only GT3. Visually, the Cayman GT4 stands apart with aggressive side scoops and race spoilers, and when you tap into the 385 hp 3.8 L naturally aspirated 6 cylinder, you’ll know you’re not just in a Boxster with some effects bolted on. The GT4 will hit 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 183 mph. Pricing is expected to start around $85k.
With a naturally aspirated six cylinder boxer engine, the new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS gains 30 hp over the 911 S, placing it between the GT3and S models in the power lineup of 911′s. One major distinction, unlike the new GT3, the GTS is available with a manual transmission for those enthusiasts who want to be more engaged with the car, row through the gears, and use a little heel-toe action. However, the paddle-shifted PDK transmission does provide increased performance and gets the 430 hp GTS from 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, whereas it takes 4.2 when shifting yourself in the seven-speed manual. The GTS sits on menacing 20″ Satin Blak Turbo S wheels and receives an optimized front spoiler with aggressive large air intakes. Inside, the car gets special treatment and is loaded with alcantara, “Sport” seats and steering wheeling wheel, and GTS badges & accents. Coming soon, the Porsche 911 GTS is also available as a convertible and with four-wheel drive.
The Porsche 911 is already under attack from theCorvette Stingray, but now the latest competition comes from its own family. The new Porsche Cayman GTS packs 340 hp (a 65 hp bump over the base Cayman) and when paired with the PDK transmission hits 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Plus, with its mid-engined layout and lack of a back seat it may feel more at home on the track than it’s bigger brother the 911. Larger intakes and smoked daytime running lights help the GTS stand apart from the base Cayman, and the GTS treatment is also available for the Boxster if you prefer a roofless version. Starting at $75k.
There’s no hiding it, we get excited about everything Porsche does. Granted, they have a ridiculous amount of variations for every platform they make (there are now sixteen 911 models!) – but why do we care so much about so many of the iterations? It’s simple, a lot of them are just awesome. The upcoming Porsche 911 Targa model range has a new roof that is revolutionary, yet pays styling homage to it’s 911 Targa ancestors. Available only with all-wheel drive,the Targa range will adorn the 4 moniker with the additive Sport option, which boosts things up to 400 hp. The unique roof system is best explained by watching the video below and Porsche has yet to announce pricing and performance for the Targa. We expect the performance to be similar to the Cabriolet and the pricing to be a bit higher (the Carrera 4 Cabriolet starts at $103k).
Porsche just revealed their latest model, the all-wheel drive four door Macan, which in essence seems to be a little brother of the Cayenne. Very similar in design to the Cayenne, but shrunken down a bit – we’d have to speculate that it’ll behave even more like a sports car than it’s big bro. Considering it’s only offered as an S or Turbo versions, the Macan definitely has sportiness in mind. Yet, with room to hold your golf clubs and kids in the back, the Turbo packs a 400 hp twin-turbo V6 and is capable of hitting 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. The Macan starts at $50k for the S and $72k for the Turbo.
We’ve done several posts on the latest 911 Carrera body style (the 991) and we’re now drooling over the new Porsche 911 Turbo. Power from the twin-turbocharged 3.8 L 6 cylinder engine is plentiful – 520 hp for the Turbo and 560 hp for the Turbo S, allowing the S version to hit 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. For years, the 911 has had a rear wing that deploys at high speed – but the latest turbo has a three stage active aerodynamic system, with an adjusting front spoiler and rear wing. The large air scoops behind the doors will also help the Turbo standout, and the car certainly does not disappoint the eyes.
Porsche just revealed their newest racing car, the 2013 911 RSR. The RSR is built with the body of the newest 911 Carrera model (the 991) and it is incredibly awesome looking. While it maintains the classic 911 curves, the huge rear spoiler and agressive front air-intakes quickly remind you that this is a 460 hp track car. During this racing season, the Porsche 911 RSR will be sporting number 92 and piloted by Porsche works drivers Marc Lieb (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria). Go 92!
We’ve posted some pretty awesome vehicles this week including the 963 hp LaFerrari and the six-wheel Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6, but we couldn’t leave out the new 2014 Porsche 911 GT3. The Porsche 911 Carrera is already a dream car, but for those who dream a little bigger (and faster) behold the track hungry GT3. The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 bumps it’s muscle up to 475 hp and the result is a 0-60 mph time of 3.3 seconds and top speed of 195 mph. Starting at $130k, the GT3 also stands apart with it’s agressive front intakes, 20-inch wheels and fixed rear wing.
The new 2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S just premiered at the Detroit Auto Show and it’s one beast of an SUV. With a 4.8L twin-turbo V8, the Cayenne Turbo S packs 550 hp and 553 .lb-ft torque, enabling it to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds despite it’s 4,883 lbs curb weight. While this five-seater features a more spacious interior than other Porsche’s, the driver is still treated to a kidney shaped steering wheel and paddle-shifters as they hold on during the climb to the vehicles top speed of 175 mph.