Porsche 718 Cayman & Boxster Launched In India
Porsche today launched the new 718 Cayman and the 718 Boxster in the Indian market. The Boxster is priced at INR. 85.53 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) the Cayman is priced comparatively lower at INR. 81.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Porsche decided to rename the Boxster and Cayman and add the ‘718’ prefix when they decided to give a mid-cycle facelift last year.
Both these cars get some subtle updates to its exterior and interior while the biggest change can be found under the hood. Both the Boxster and the Cayman now is powered by a smaller 2.0 Liter four cylinder, turbo petrol engine which is capable of producing about 300 PS of peak power and 380Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a seven-speed automatic PDK gearbox. If we talk about performance then the official figures suggests that the cars can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 4.7sec when equipped with Porsche’s PDK automatic gearbox and Sport Chrono package and can touch a top speed of 275kph. For the International market, the Cayman is also offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as well.
7 Upcoming Cars Launching This February 2017 (Updated!)
We have witnessed two of the biggest launch of this year already in the month of January 2017 in the form of the Tata’s Flagship offering the Hexa and Maruti Suzuki Ignis Crossover. Now as we have stepped into the second month of the year we will witness plenty of new launches as well. The good thing is that in the month of February we will not only witness new car launches but also cars both for the mass market as well niche segment.
We have provided the complete list of cars that will be launching in the month of February 2017 here in India.
New Porsche Cayman 718 & Boxster Launching On February 15th
This is definitely good news for the sports car and especially for the Porsche lovers of the Country. Porsche will be launching the 718 Boxster and Cayman in India on February 15th 2017. The 718 pairs will also be the first sports car which will launched in India in 2017.
The biggest update that both the Porsche 718 Cayman & Boxster has received comes in the form of both these sports cars ditching the old flat six gasoline units and replacing them with the smaller, frugal yet powerful turbocharged 4 cylinder units. This is also the first time that both the Cayman and Boxster now produces almost the same amount of power.
The newly introduced 2.0 Litre powerplant produces about 296 Bhp of peak power and 380 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be paired to a 7 speed PDK gearbox. If we talk about performance then surely none of the car actually disappoints anyone. Both these cars can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 4.7 seconds that offcourse only after the addition of PDK and optional Sport Chrono pack to the package.
Apart from the new powerplant both these sports car has also received a reworked chassis and suspension setup. The springs have been also further stiffened and both these cars now also get thicker anti roll bar as well. The Cayman and Boxster also features a quicker steering rack and also a slightly wider rear wheels as well. To improve the overall driving performance the Cayman718 also gets better brakes which have been hired from the old Cayman S model for the Cayman 718.
Watch A Porsche 718 Cayman Takes On 6 Race Drone: Video
This definitely has to be one of the most exciting videos that we have seen recently. In this video you can watch a Porsche 718 Cayman takes on not one, not two but six hunter drones. The stage is set the game begins between three check points. If the drone is able to catch the car then a proximity sensor releases smoke whenever the drone is able to catch the car. The car is driven by Mauro Carlo who actually is actually is a stunt driver and he is being instructed by You Tube gamer Mauro Carlo.
The next thing that you realise is that the car is being chased by 6 drones and the stunt driver is actually trying to avoid them. The car drifts and powerslides as it tries to maintain some distance from those drones and that is actually quite interesting to watch.
The new Porsche 718 Cayman is powered by 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine which is capable of producing about 350 Hp of peak power and an equally impressive 420 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a manual transmission while there is also an option of PDK transmission as optional which sends power to the rear wheels. The updated Cayman gets a bi-xenon headlamps, 19 inch Boxster S or Cayman S wheels and plenty more.
Watch and enjoy the video here.
Patrick Dempsey takes the steering of the new Porsche Panamera at Goodwood FOS
Patrick Dempsey is a very well known American actor for his role in Grey’s Anatomy. But do you know, he is accomplished race driver as well? Yes. He took part in several racing competitions around the world. Recently he was seen at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. He drove the all new Porsche Panamera luxury sports sedan at Goodwood. Check him speaking about his experience and about the new Panamera as well.
Porsche Panamera is certainly the fastest luxury sedan with a sporty soul underneath. The new Porsche Panamera comes with design and feature updates at exterior and inside the cabin as well. The car is available in two different variants. One is the Porsche Panamera Turbo, while the other one is the Panamera 4S. The Panamera Turbo gets power from a 4.0 litre biturbo V8 engine which is mated to an 8 speed automatic gearbox and churns out 550 hp of peak power and 768 Nm of peak torque. The Turbo can reach 0 – 100 kmph in 3.8 seconds with 306 kmph of top speed. The other model Panamera 4S gets power from a 2.9 litre V6 engine paired with an 8 speed PDK automatic transmission kicking out 440 hp of peak power and 550 Nm of peak torque. This car accelerates 0 – 100 kmph in 4.4 seconds with 289 kmph of top speed.
2017 Porsche Panamera
Porsche Panamera is certainly a different car among all the luxury sedans around us. The German luxury car is called as the sports car among the luxury sedans. The Panamera was first launched in 2009. Known as their performer souls and engine placed at the back the Porsche models have always stunned us. The Panamera in that case was a bit different. It was a sedan instead of a sports coupe. But the Porsche body language and the performer soul was intact under the hood of the car.
The Panamera has been the company’s first four door luxury sedan. No wonder, it gave the German automaker a chance to explore the new niche. Recently Porsche took the cover off the all new 2017 Panamera, and it looks absolutely gorgeous. The new model comes with several design updates both at exterior and inside the cabin. The features have been updated to give the car more luxurious and premium feel. And the sporty character is also intact. The car takes on the other beauties in the segment like Mercedes Benz S-Class, Audi A8L, and BMW 7 Series etc. Significantly, all the competitors are placed at the top of the respective auto manufacturer’s sedan segment lineups.
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Five Cars Creating Headlines This June
The year 2016 has been seeing a surge in the car launch in Indian market. Several automakers have been launching or unveiling their upcoming new models or the facelift versions of the existing models. The month of June is no different as well. Automakers like Mercedes Benz, Mahindra & Mahindra and Datsun is launching their new products in Indian market, while the Volkswagen has chosen the month to reveal the pricing detail of its upcoming compact sedan Volkswagen Ameo. On the other hand, the Porsche is also beginning the booking process for its upcoming Macan 2.0L, which is about to hit the market later this year.
So far, several automakers have created headlines with their products in Indian automotive space in June 2016. Here let’s take a look at the cars creating headlines in June.
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman
Porsche is all about elegant design, powerful engine and extra ordinary performance blended into one package. The Porsche Cayman was first introduced as the second generation of 1996 introduced Boxster. Since then it has been one of the very popular models across the world for its affordability, high performance, which both come in proposition with the range topping 911.
Unveiled at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show the Porsche new Cayman has donned a new name – Porsche 718 Cayman, which gets new design updates inside out and a new set of engines as well. The updated car has ditched the iconic flat six engine and received a couple of all new four cylinder turbocharged engines, which are powerful and fuel efficient at the same time. While many Porsche lovers around the globe are cheered with the introduction of the new car, the purists are fuming as it gets turbochargers. However, here we take a look at the all new Porsche 718 Cayman.
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Porsche 718 Boxster S Review: Video
First of all let me mention here I loved the way the video started with rain pouring down from the skies and the sea waves hitting the shores. Usually car throttle videos do not start so gently but this video surely looks different. In this video you can watch them driving a brand new Porsche 718 Boxster. Now as you are already aware by now that Porsche has downsized the flat six engine and now it is powered by a smaller four cylinder turbo charged engine.
Obviously the flat 718 Boxster sounds a little different than the bigger engine but you cannot actually tell that this sounds complete disaster (watch 1:00 time mark). There are some new improvements made by Porsche in this new Boxster for instance you can now open the soft top while the car is moving, the new Boxster derives some of its parts from the old Boxster and other cars from Porsche lineup. The new Boxster also gets bigger front disc brakes, while trhe rear axle is shared with the Cayman GT4. While the turbo in particular has been taken from the 911, the 2.5 Litre engine which is capable of producing about 350 Hp of peak power and an impressive 420 Nm of torque in between 1900 to 4500 rpm. The car gets paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox while one can also opt for the PDK transmission as well. The gearbox has also been tweaked to match the overall performance of the engine.
You can watch the video to learn more about the new Porsche 718 Boxster and find our the rest of the changes.
Auto Express Reviews The New Porsche 718 Boxster: Video
Porsche recently introduced the all new Boxster Roadster and although it looks quite identical to the old car but the most important thing is that it is now called 718 which also happen to be this auto brands successful car back in the 60’s era. Although this car looks identical to the old car but Porsche explains that every single panel is new in this car except bonnet, windscreen and the boot. Apart from the exterior the interior too gets a subtle update. However the interior changes come in the form of a new smaller steering wheel and a new infotainment system.
In this video you can Auto Express drives the all new Porsche 718 Boxster. Porsche has made number of changes to make the new Roadster much better handling machine, they not only have tweaked the rear suspension but also has borrowed a more faster steering from the 911 Turbo. Apart from all the Porsche has also ditched the previous engines in favor of a smaller 2.0 Liter four cylinder flat engine. This engine is capable of producing about 300 Hp of peak power and 300 NM of torque.
The car driven in this video is the S Model and thus it gets the 2.5 Liter engine which also comes with a turbocharger unit and thus it produces 350 Hp of peak power and an impressive 420 Nm of torque. Both the models get 6 speed manual transmission as standard but one can also opt for the PDK transmission as well.
Watch and enjoy as the Auto Express drives this not so purist dream car across the windy roads to the top of the mountain.
How To Crash Your Exotic Ride In The Most Bizzare Way: Video
Well we have seen plenty of accidents in our life and hopefully you were not involved in any one of them that is also the reason why you are able to read this article. Well in this video you can watch this driver of the Porsche 911 GT3 who was driving his car at an extreme speed misjudged a turn and ended up crashing his exotic ride.
Although we are still unsure why the driver was driving at such great speeds but perhaps this could be a supercar meet which took place on Beirut Coastal Road. In the beginning of the video we could see couple of sportscars racing down the road and then we see this red Porsche 911 GT3 which gets off our view and suddenly crashes in the corner of the street. Fortunately the driver was lucky enough and survived the crash because of the safety features that were installed in this super exotic sportscar car. Watch and learn with great power come great responsibility as well and if one does not drive these supercars with caution then perhaps could end up like this.
For your information the Porsche 911 GT3 is powered by a 3.8 Litre, flat six cylinder unit which is capable of producing about 474 Hp of peak power and it can reach the 0-100 km/h mark in under 3.4 seconds.
Watch this horrific video of the crash and at the end you can also notice the aftermath of the crash.
Porsche 911 R product highlights: Video
When Porsche launched the 911 GT3 with a PDK transmission, purist Porsche lovers couldn’t be happy with that decision. Although the PDK transmission offers sharp and quick handling along with amazing performance, but there was certainly no old school charm of driving for them. Then Porsche decided to offer the purists something new in form of 911 R, a new road centric 911 GT3 with a manual transmission offering old school charm to the purists with a re-badging from the 1967 race spec Porsche.
Porsche unveiled the new sports car at the recently concluded Geneva Motor Show. Recently the German automaker released a video, which shows the significant features of the car. Check that video here.
Porsche 911 R is basically a rebadged 911 GT3 with some minor restyling and a manual transmission. The differences seen in the 911 R than the 911 GT3 are the removal of the rear wing, an underbody rear diffuser. The new car is 50 kg lighter than the GT3. The car adorns 911 R badge at different places inside the cabin. The interior also gets tartan cloth which were seen in the 1967 911 R.
Power comes from a 4.0 litre flat six engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission, pumping out 500 hp peak power and 460 Nm peak torque. It can reach 0 – 100 kmph in just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 322 kmph.
New Porsche Macan looks like a stylish beast: Video
When it’s a SUV it might ring a bell in your mind. When it’s a Porsche, it will surely grab your eyes. Porsche Macan is one of the luxury SUVs in the world, which can act as your daily car punching out the maximum performance.
The car sports a revamped look, which makes it aggressive with style.
Porsche has released a new video of the new Macan, which looks absolutely stylish, with the growl from under the hood. It gets a powerful 2.0 litre 4 cylinder engine under the hood churning out massive 252 hp peak power at 5000 – 6800 rpm and 370 Nm peak torque at 1600 – 4500 rpm. The car can reach 0 – 100 kmph in just 6.7 seconds with a top speed of 229 kmph. The transmission duty is done by Porsche Doppelkupplung automatic transmission (PDK). It also gets equipped with Porsche Traction Management (PTM), VarioCam Plus system, direct fuel injection, auto start/stop function, thermal management, electrical system recuperation.
Porsche 911 R shows its power: Video
Porsche 911 R is the new wine in old bottle. It is a 911GT3 with revamped look and a manual transmission to those who takes the driving old school way. Purists have been complaining for so long about the new GT3 doesn’t come with manual transmission. They have been demanding for a manual gearbox. Although Porsche cleared that they won’t offer a GT3 with manual transmission, but the German automaker changed their decision, and therefore made a limited edition 911 R, which gets a manual transmission. The car debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show early this month.
Porsche has released a new video, where the power of the car can be seen. Check it out here.
At exterior, the car gets several restyling. The rear wing of the GT3 RS is not there. The front grille and retractable front spoiler is there, which can be seen in the Porsche Carrera models. The rear underbody diffuser is also different than the 911 GT3. The 911 R is 50 kg lighter than the GT3. Inside the cockpit 911 R sports a few bit of restyling as well. It brings the old charm of the 1967 Porsche 911 R.
Purist’s Dream: Porsche 911 R unveiled at 2016 Geneva Motor Show
Porsche has unleashed the 911 R at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The sports car offers all the drama of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS in a classic design package that appears restrained, as in the proverb “Wolf in Sheep’s clothing”. This special edition is limited to 991 units with a focus on “lightweight construction, maximum performance and unfiltered driving experience.”
The exterior of the car is an amalgamation of the Carrera and GT3 models; finished in white colour that is accentuated with red stripes as a nod to its heritage. The unique design elements of the body are a redesigned front spoiler lip, Porsche logos on the sides and a retractable rear spoiler along with an R model-specific diffuser.
The Porsche 911 R is a lesson in weight savings. With an overall weight of just 1,370 kg it is currently the lightest 911 in the range and is even slimmer by 50 kg compared to the 911 GT3 RS. This has been achieved by utilizing carbon for the bonnet and wings, magnesium for the roof and lightweight plastic for the rear windscreen and side windows. On the inside, further weight-reduction measures like reduced insulation, rear bench seat delete and removal of air conditioning and radio systems are also implemented.
The race-oriented interior is seen with carbon full bucket seats with fabric upholstery in Pepita tartan design. Many R-specific parts such as sports steering wheel, short gearshift lever and clutch pedal also make their way into the cabin. The exclusivity of this model is conveyed through an aluminium badge affixed on the front passenger side which displays the number of this limited edition.
2016 Porsche 911 R
At the Porsche pavilion at ongoing Geneva Motor Show 911 R took the centre stage. It is their tribute to a 1967 model wearing the same badge. The most interesting fact lies somewhere else. When Porsche launched the 911 GT3 with PDK transmission, many petrolheads complained against it. The sharply quick transmission delivers amazing performance, but gives no pleasure of driving to the purists. Now Porsche took a note of it and developed a more road centric version of 911 GT3 with a manual transmission.
Although the German sportscar maker has declared that the 911 GT3 won’t get a manual transmission anymore, but finally they built a GT3 with a manual gearbox, christened as 911 R. Surprisingly, it took Porsche designers and engineers one year to develop and build this amazing car. Being a special edition car it will be built in less than 1000 units, and the pricing is expected to higher than the GT3 RS, which is the range topper.
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Porsche has used the iconic 718 mid engine sportscar powered by the four cylinder flat engine to win races including some of the most enduring and tough races like the Targa Florio and Le Mans back in the year 1950’s and 1960’s. Recently Porsche announced that they will be introducing the next generation Boxster and Cayman which will carry the 718 initials before their name and will be powered by the four cylinder flat engine inspired from this classic sports car and which will be more powerful as well fuel efficient at the same time.
With the introduction of this new engines which will power the 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S variant Porsche actually becomes the first car maker to introduce VTG technology in petrol driven production cars. When we talk about the benefits let us just inform you that with the introduction of the turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, the Boxster S model was able to achieve an extra 35 Hp gain over the previous Boxster models while also attaining the efficiency of this turbo engines. Apart from the new engine the new Boxster convertible models also underpins a new chassis and also sports stronger brakes which has made the handling a lot sharper and crisper.
Apart from all that the 718 Boxster has actually also received significant cosmetic updates as well made to its exterior and interior. Now the introduction of the new engine has surely made the Boxster more powerful and fast but will this new 718 Boxster will be able to impress us ‘car lovers’? Let’s find out
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Porsche has been in India since 2004. The luxury automaker’s most popular offering in the country is the Cayenne SUV, which holds almost 85% share of the total sales figure of Porsche India. As the demand for luxury cars in India is rising gradually, and interest for the expensive sporty cars is on rise, Porsche decided to launch a new variant of the Panamera luxury sedan. The new variant just launched is the Panamera Diesel Edition.
Porsche Panamera was first introduced in 2009, and since then it has been a stylish and gorgeous four door sporty sedan. In India this car is not popular although, like its sibling Cayenne. The new Panamera Diesel edition looks equally impressive like the regular edition, and being a special edition car it comes with a few additional exterior and interior features.
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The Porsche 911 Turbo S is definitely one sportscar which you can drive daily but it received a threat recently from Audi who introduced the new generation R8.
Now the Porsche 911 Turbo S is definitely more expensive than the R8 V10 but when it comes to power the R8 V10 surely wins all the bet because the V10 produces an impressive 602 Bhp of peak power at 8250 rpm while the Porsche 911 Turbo S produces 552 bhp of peak power at 6500 rpm from its 3.8-litre, twin-turbo six-cylinder engine. Now when it comes to acceleration The R8 V10 can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 3.2 seconds while the Porsche 911 Turbo S achieves the same in 3.1 seconds.
Both these cars are exciting to drive and are the perfect track machines. In this video you can watch them being tested on a wet track with almost zero grip. The Porsche driven in this review gets a seven speed PDK unit which is extremely quick and is paired to a monster of an engine. While on the other hand the R8 V10’s engine can rev upto 9000 rpm which actually gives plenty of edge to the owners, the R8 V10 also provides 50 Hp more power than the Turbo S. However the place where the R8 V10 lacks is that this car produces a lot lesser torque than the 911 Turbo.
Watch the review and find out more about what these cars are capable of doing in a wet track and find out which can be the perfect weapon of choice for you amongst the duo.
If you talk about hybrid powertrains, people will readily tell you hybrid cars are not fast enough, not beautiful. Well, that might be true in some cases, but not entirely. However, this decade has been the decade of hybrids. Plenty of hybrid cars have made their appearance in front of us. Porsche being one of the famed sports car makers also tried their hand in the hybrid segment. They made some beautiful vehicles which are not only beautiful and faster, but also powered by hybrid drivetrain.
Porsche 918 Spyder was one such car which has been a showpiece model in the history of sports cars. First unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show this car was depicted as the direct successor of the Porsche Carrera GT. Built in two different body types, roadster and coupe - the car was manufactured in a limited number of 918 units in the time period of 2013-2015. In March 2015, the last Porsche 918 Spyder rolled out of the assembly line. Although, this car is not anymore in production, but the legacy surrounding the beauty and superb performance is still on.
How was this car in flesh? How did it perform? Let’s take a look.
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Ever imagined what it would look like, if eminent sports persons like legendary Muhammad Ali, tennis ace Maria Sharapova or chess champion Magnus Carlsen starts fighting against themselves? Well, I have never thought anything like that. But, it seems Porsche did, and they brought all three star sportspersons to their own arena, court or board to fight against themselves only.
Yes. The latest Porsche TVC for the Porsche 911 is named as “Compete”, and it shows exactly what we just talked about. In that TVC we can see Muhammad Ali is all laced up against Muhammad Ali, Maria Sharapova serving and shooting forehands to Maria Sharapova, and chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen is sitting face to face against Magnus Carlsen in a tense game. The unique TV commercial will surely engage the viewers to it. As it seems, Porsche took the concept of this TVC from a Gatorade campaign, the energy drink maker once used with Michael Jordan. In the TVC two Porsche 911s are seen racing on the tarmac, which delivers the ultimate message. That is, Porsche 911 can only be challenged by Porsche 911 only, resulting the 911 reaching a new height by improving itself.
The Porsche 911 Carrera is powered by two differently tuned 3.0 litre 6 cylinder flat boxer engine, mated to a 7 speed manual or 7 speed PDK automatic transmission. It produces a peak power of 370 hp and 420 in two different tunes, while the torque outputs are 450 Nm and 500 Nm respectively. The Top speed is 295 kmph to 308 kmph respectively.