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2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
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  • Porsche 911 Targa 4S
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    7 speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    350 @ 4500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    390 @ 5600
  • Displacement:
    3.4 L
  • Top Speed:
    175 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    5.2 sec.
  • Price:
    15900000
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The ‘Targa’ name derived from the semi convertible car body style whose roof can also be removed, but the rear windows normally remains fixed. Porsche originally used the Targa name in their 1966, 911 and since then they have been using the name. Recently Porsche unveiled the seventh generation 911 Targa top which made its debut at the 2014, Detroit Auto show.

This car takes some of its inspirations from the original model which was launched back in the year 1965; the new generation car comes with wraparound rear window and also removable front roof section. However this new version also has a push button system for opening and closing the roof and infact the roof can be opened or closed in just 19 seconds.

Porsche has launched both the Targa 4 and the sportier Targa 4S in the Indian market. Under the hood the Porsche 911 Targa packs lot of punch it uses a 3.4-liter six-cylinder unit while the more powerful Targa 4S uses a 3.8 Litre six cylinder unit. You can even install a more powerkit which will bump the power to 30 Bhp. Both the engines are 7 speed duel clutch transmission.

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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Limited to just 500 units

Porsche has renamed their "Porsche Exclusive", the in-house workshop which is responsible for all those special edition cars that are exclusively made for customers to "Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur" located at the headquarters in Zuffenhausen. To celebrate the renaming Porsche perhaps unveiled this limited edition Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series which has been restricted to just 500 units worldwide.

So what could be the main reason behind Porsche launching this limited edition 911 Turbo S? Is it only because of the renaming of the "Porsche Exclusive", in-house workshop or could it be something else. Whatever may be the reason we definitely get to see another exclusive and perhaps the most desirable 911 ever made. What is even more fascinating is also the fact that for the first time the customers can now also get their hands on a matching Chronograph watch which has been designed by Porsche design that matches with the limited edition Sports car.

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How To Crash Your Exotic Ride In The Most Bizzare Way: Video

How To Crash Your Exotic Ride In The Most Bizzare Way: Video

in this case it was an unfortunate Porsche 911 GT3

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.

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Porsche 911 R product highlights: Video

Porsche 911 R product highlights: Video

It’s a purists dream

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.

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Porsche 911 R shows its power: Video

Porsche 911 R shows its power: Video

It’s old school, new thrill

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.

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Purist's Dream: Porsche 911 R unveiled at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Purist’s Dream: Porsche 911 R unveiled at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Limited Special Model Gets Classical styling and naturally aspirated flat engine

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.

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2016 Porsche 911 R

2016 Porsche 911 R

Wingless 911 GT3 offering real driving pleasure with manual transmission

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 911 Turbo S Vs Audi R8 V10 : Video

Porsche 911 Turbo S Vs Audi R8 V10 : Video

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.

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Porsche makes Muhammad Ali, Maria Sharapova and Magnus Carlsen fighting against themselves: Video

Porsche makes Muhammad Ali, Maria Sharapova and Magnus Carlsen fighting against themselves: Video

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.

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Video: Porsche launches anti texting campaign featuring Mark Webber

Video: Porsche launches anti texting campaign featuring Mark Webber

Texting while driving can be dangerous; it is certainly not a surprise. As we are getting more and more obsessed with our smart phones and tablets, the problem of texting while driving is increasing. Porsche recently tried to focus on the issue and started an awareness campaign featuring world famous racing driver Mark Webber.

In the video named “Mark Webber gets off track in a 911 GT3 Cup”, Mark Webber is seen driving a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. As his mobile phone rings, he gets distracted and started losing control of the car, which ultimately make him stop the car in the middle of the track. Porsche made the video to prove that an accomplished and championship winning driver like Mark Webber cannot focus on driving because of mobile phone, then every single ordinary driver has the chance to meet a fatal accident due to texting while driving. In our country, people tend to text while driving, and we all know how every month several accidents occur due to this. Therefore this video talks about a very serious problem, and we praise Porsche’s effort to spread the awareness on the issue.

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2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

Well, it is finally here. The much talked about new, next generation Porsche 911. Why is this car so important you ask?

The 911 is the best selling sports car in the world. Launched in 1963, it is the best selling sports car in the world. It is known for its rear engine and for its precise and superb handling characteristics. For generations, the 911 has stuck with its rear engine layout and its engine has always been a six cylinder boxer unit. Over decades of development by Porsche engineers have made this car perfect.

While the base models were naturally aspirated, the more powerful versions were turbocharged.

If the previous generation 911, called the 991, is hated by purist, the new one might get an even worse response from them. Why?

The previous car, for the first time, replaced the hydraulic power steering unit with an electric one. This was perfectly ok for you and me but for the purists, it was the worst thing possible. It felt less 911 like.

With the new one, unfortunately, things have gotten worse. And by worse, I mean less 911 like. It will still be a great car to drive but not to the satisfaction of a 911 fan.

Finally, ill end the suspense and come to the major change. For the first time in its more than half a century history, the complete 911 line-up is going turbocharged.

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Mercedes AMG GT Takes On A Porsche 911 GTS : Video

Mercedes AMG GT Takes On A Porsche 911 GTS : Video

The battle between a rear wheel drive vehicle and 4 wheel drive vehicle always is interesting and things becomes really more interesting when you have got two of the top most cars battling it out on a racetrack.

In this video you can watch the Mercedes AMG GT takes on the Porsche 911 GTS in a drag race and then actually they take their battle to a proper race track. The AMG GT is a true blue eyed sportscar which is powered by a 4.0 Liter V8 biturbo engine that produces an impressive 503 Hp of peak power and 700 Nm of torque while on the other hand the Porsche 911 GTS is powered by a smaller 3.8 Litre, 6 cylinder unit which produces about 430 Hp of peak power and 440 Nm of torque. Offcourse! The Porsche produces lesser power than the mighty AMG GT but it has an advantage of an all wheel drive and is also lighter than the AMG GT.

As you clearly see that during the drag race the Porsche 911 GTS takes off quickly than the AMG GT from the starting line but soon the AMGT GT catches up and even beats the Porsche that was all possible because of the sheer power that the AMG GT produces from its engine. Auto Express, who is also conducting these tests, also explains that the Mercedes AMG GT has got a more responsive engine and number of settings to play with while on the other hand the Porsche 911 GTS too got a precise and typical 911 handling characteristics.

Watch and enjoy the video and do tell us which of this car would you choose as your daily ride? Will it be the powerful and performance oriented Mercedes AMG GT or the more involving driver’s car the 911 GTS.

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Video: Porsche 911 Turbo Dies A Horrble Death In Hyderabad

Video: Porsche 911 Turbo Dies A Horrble Death In Hyderabad

Just when we were focusing more on road safety and well being of the people who travel on Indian roads daily I was really shocked when I saw this video. Just yesterday in Hyderabad which is counted amongst one of the beautiful cities of India witnessed a shocking accident.

According to the reports the owner of this burnt yellow Porsche 911 Turbo was driving his one of a kind sportscar way above speed limit and suddenly lost control of the car and his beautiful Yellow sportscar which is worth well above INR. 2 Crore aquaplane and skidded of the road and crashed onto the crash barrier, fortunately there was no fatality. Later Police identified the car owner as Ravi Kumar who is a local businessman and he was lucky enough and managed to escape this major crash with only minor injuries.

The impact was so severe that the car immediately caught fire and even the bystanders could not do anything to save the car except watch the it burn to crisp. As you can all notice the German sportscar was heavily damaged by the fire and died a horrible death, although the local firefighters arrived at the scene but the damage was already done.

These types of incidents are not new in India and these sportscar owners should learn to drive their car responsibly before owning them because these surely are fun machines but can even take your life as well as others life if you mess with them.

But who cares right!!

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Video: Porcshe 911 GTS Vs BMW i8

Video: Porcshe 911 GTS Vs BMW i8

Evo Magazines has tested number of interesting sports cars in the past but recently they have compared two of the most important sportscars cars that are available in the market at this moment right now the Porsche 911 and the BMW i8.

Both these sports cars are of different kind, while the i8 relies on its Hybrid powertrain the Porsche 911 depends on the 3.8 litre engine to produce an impressive 424 Bhp of peak power and 325 lb ft of torque. It can hit the 0-100 km/h mark in 4.4 seconds and is also backed up by an all wheel drive system. While on the other hand the i8 which is more of a future sportscar depends on its hybrid powetrain to deliver all the 325 Hp of peak power on to the road. The i8 too surely comes with an all wheel drive system but the skinny tyres towards the front surely hamper the confidence of the driver in the turns.

If we compare the prices the Porsche 911 GTS is the closes that one can get to the i8 and this GTS variant of the 911 picks up the best of everything from the 911 options list and it is surely capable of delivering on track. Although the 911 GTS is a 4 wheel drive coupe it still can slide and move around in the track if you want it to. Before getting in to the i8 you have to keep in mind that this car shows us a glimpse of how the future sportscars will be like.

Definitely the Porsche 911 is more fun to drive on track with its powerful engine and great handling characteristics whereas the i8 struggles a bit if you push it hard however the chassis surely intervenes and tries to fix everything for the driver. But this is just the beginning for BMW’s “i” brand you can expect lot of improvements coming in the near future which will make the future hybrid sportscars from the BMW even more fast and fun to drive.

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2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

The ‘Targa’ name derived from the semi convertible car body style whose roof can also be removed, but the rear windows normally remains fixed. Porsche originally used the Targa name in their 1966, 911 and since then they have been using the name. Recently Porsche unveiled the seventh generation 911 Targa top which made its debut at the 2014, Detroit Auto show.

This car takes some of its inspirations from the original model which was launched back in the year 1965; the new generation car comes with wraparound rear window and also removable front roof section. However this new version also has a push button system for opening and closing the roof and infact the roof can be opened or closed in just 19 seconds.

Porsche has launched both the Targa 4 and the sportier Targa 4S in the Indian market. Under the hood the Porsche 911 Targa packs lot of punch it uses a 3.4-liter six-cylinder unit while the more powerful Targa 4S uses a 3.8 Litre six cylinder unit. You can even install a more powerkit which will bump the power to 30 Bhp. Both the engines are 7 speed duel clutch transmission.

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Second Generation Porsche 911 GTS Unveiled

Second Generation Porsche 911 GTS Unveiled

Porsche has recently unveiled the second generation 911 Carrera GTS models for the year 2015. Now these models are actually placed in between the standard carrera models and the Carrera GT3 track car which actually competes in various races all over the world. Available in Coupe and cabriolet body form the second generation 911 carrera GTS actually uses the same engine which powers the first generation Carrera GTS launched back in the year 2010.

Under the hood of this new generation car is a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine which churns out 430 hp of peak power at 7500 rpm which helps the car to accelerate from standstill to 100km/h mark in just 4.0 seconds while the cabriolet variant does the same in 4.2 seconds. The top speed of the GTS models is above the 300km/h mark, while the coupe version with the manual transmission and rear wheel drive configuration can reach a top speed of 306km/h.

These new car comes with number of interesting standard fitments such as smoked bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and also the sport exhaust system for that sweet GTS sound. Inside the cabin you will be getting both the driver and front passenger seat wrapped in exclusive Alcantara leather while the center panel too is made entirely out of Alcantara. This new generation car also comes with 20-inch wheels with centre wheel locks as standard which are painted in matt black. The rear of the car gets black chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes which are actually signature styling of the GTS cars.

The entire Porsche 911 Range now actually consists of twelve cars in the coupe and cabriolet body form. All the models will go on sale in Germany from November 2014 onward.

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Video: Drag Race BMW i8 VS Porsche 911

Video: Drag Race BMW i8 VS Porsche 911

So readers it’s another Saturday and like every other weekend we have here picked yet another interesting video for you people.

This time it’s a race and no it’s not just any race Evo has recently conducted an interesting drag race between two very interesting contenders. As you can clearly see that the drag race is being conducted in an airstrip and the two contenders are the recently launched BMW i8 and the Porsche 911 Carrera S. But here is a twist this is not just any standard 911 but this Carrera S also comes with a powerkit.

As you all know that BMW has been telling everyone that their i8 is not just a fuel efficient car but also a sportscar because it has a hybrid heart which means that the i8 also has petrol powered 1.5 Liter three cylinder engine which also comes with BMW twin turbo technology producing about 231 hp of maximum power and 320 Nm of torque beside the electric motor and it produces a total of 362 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, now those are pretty impressive number for a car which will not only save fuel but also will help keep the environment clean . While its opponent here is the Porsche 911 Carrera S with a powerkit which definitely gives more power than the standard 911 producing exactly about 420 bhp of peak power but generates lesser torque than its rival i8 here so what exactly is the torque amount then? 320 pounds feet of torque to be exact, now many might think for acceleration we only need that meaty torque amount, So watch the video and you will be shocked when you will find out who comes out as the clear winner here.

Enjoy the video and share with us what do you think about both these cars.

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India-bound Audi A3 sedan named "World Car of the Year 2014"

India-bound Audi A3 sedan named "World Car of the Year 2014"

The "World Car of the Year 2014" was announced at the ongoing New York International Auto show. This year’s contenders for the coveted prize included the first ever BMW 4 Series, Mazda3 and the Audi A3 sedan.

It was a tight battle between the two Germans, but in the end the Audi A3 took the top honors to be named the "World Car of the Year 2014". So, what is so special about the A3 that made the judges vote for it?

First of all, the A3 sedan will be launched in India later this year which means we can discuss about it. The A3 sedan is based on Volkswagen’s MQB architecture and is the cheapest product from the German giant; it features front-wheel drive and won’t use ’Quattro’ which is so synonymous with Audis. Under the bonnet, goes a 1.8-liter turbocharged petrol and 2.0-liter diesel so, a no surprises there. The interior is typically Audi with premium materials laid end to end to make up a plush cabin. I still cannot point out what makes this Audi so special that it won the votes of the judges.

Anyway, the 2014, World Performance Car of the Year was awarded to the Porsche 911 GT3 and its quite surprising to know that the judges weren’t pleased with the new Corvette Stingray or Ferrari Speciale. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class was named the World Luxury Car of the Year, while the BMW i3 took home two awards with it.

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2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The Porsche 911 has been around in one form or other for decades now. Since its early days, Porsche has been trying to defy the laws of physics by perfecting a car with its engine behind the rear axle, a layout that has proved precarious. Porsche launched a new generation of the legendary 911 Turbo and Turbo S models on the sidelines of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the brand.

The new Porsche 911 Turbo S is based on a completely new platform that is wider and has a longer wheelbase. The iconic silhouette of the coupe has been retained. The rear track has been lengthened which adds more stability and the overhangs remain short. The engine powering the new 911 Turbo S is a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six cylinder with 560 horsepower. All-wheel drive has been integral part of modern 911 Turbos.

That said, making its debut are a host of other technologies and features including a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission and active rear axle steering. With all the new engineering that has gone into making the 991 generation Turbo S, Porsche claims to have set a lap time of 7 min 30 sec at the Nordschleife.

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2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

The latest addition to thePorsche 911 is the All-Wheel-Drive version of the Carrera. The 911 Carrera 4 was shown at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year and this car uses Porsche’s active all-wheel drive system and the Porsche Traction Management system. The all-wheel drive 911 would be available in four versions and the Carrera 4 and 4S is in both coupe and as a convertible. Deliveries will start in February next year and prices are expected to be priced at Rs 5 lakhs more than the 2WD version outside India. Porsche engineers are already claiming this car to be the ‘the best 911 yet’ and apart from the AWD system, mechanically the car is similar to the 911. Compared to the standard 911 the AWD version will have a few updates.

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Porsche unveils 911 Carrera 4. India debut expected next year

Porsche unveils 911 Carrera 4. India debut expected next year

Ahead of the Paris Motor Show Porsche has unveiled the new 911 Carrera 4 and 4S model. The two 4WD cars that are destined to be shown at Paris are expected to make it into India in 2013. The Carrera 4 and the 4S will make use of the new active all-wheel drive system, with the ‘Porsche Traction Management’ system that allows the cars to retain their rear-wheel drive feel while not losing the benefits of four-wheel drive.

The new 911 would be launched as the 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S both of which will have a coupe and a cabriolet version. The new 911 Carrera 4 is around 65kgs lighter and will also be more fuel efficient.

Because of the AWD, the 911 has a wider rear section and all new models have a 7-speed manual gearbox as standard. You can also order your 911 with a Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox. The 911Carrera 4 comes with a 3.8-litre boxer engine producing 350PS. The coupe accelerates to 100kmph in 4.5 seconds and the cabriolet reaches the same time in 4.7seconds.

The 911 Carrera 4 has a new menu in the instrument cluster and another addition is the optional Adaptive Cruise Control to the entire model range.

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2012 Porsche Carrera S Cabriolet

2012 Porsche Carrera S Cabriolet

Porsche has now finally begun to take its Indian operations seriously. The manufacturer now would not be controlling its Indian operations from their Middle East office and has set up a team to run the show in India. While it has basically been the Cayenne SUV which constitutes of the bulk of Porsche sales in India, the manufacturer is keen in promoting and pushing sales of its sportscars. Porsche will be next launching the 911 Carrera Cabriolet in the next few months and cabriolet would be priced a little over 1crore.

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Volkswagen to import Porsches in India

Volkswagen to import Porsches in India

Volkswagen Group has been appointed as the official importer of Porsche cars in India. Post this announcement, Precision cars, which was earlier the official importer for Porsche in India will only sell and service Porsche models through its setup in India as Porsche cars start to come to India on its own. Volkswagen is anticipating a positive response from customers for Porsches and since 2004 the manufacturer has sold 1052 units in India, 85 percent of which are the Cayenne SUV models.

Speaking on the occasion, Anil Reddi, head of Porsche division at Volkswagen Group Sales India said, “Building on the growing success of Porsche in India isn’t a challenge; it’s something we are looking forward to embracing with pride. The India clientele expect a lot from their vehicles, and they will find Porsche not only meets, but exceeds their expectations. I am confident that with our dedicated professional team, we will take Porsche’s presence in India to the next level.” Porsche in India is about to introduce the new-generation 911 Carrera which will be priced at Rs 96.97lakhs and the rear wheel drive sports car produces 356PS and 390Nm@5600rpm. Another launch will be of the Panamera Diesel which produces 253PS between 3800 to 4400rpm with peak torque of 550Nm produced between 1750 to 2750rpm.

“With this new agreement, we are looking forward to exploring the opportunities across India even further. Development of emerging markets is clearly important forPorsche’s future, and we are confident sales in the sub-continent will continue to grow in the coming years, especially with new Porsche models being introduced,” said George Willis, Managing Director of Porsche Middle East and Africa.
Porsche in India currently sells the Boxster, Cayman, 911, Panamera and the Cayenne

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2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S

There is universal consensus that the Porsche 911 is an automobile masterpiece. For nearly 50 years it has been the benchmark against which manufacturers measure everything else. The Porsche 911 is the quintessential sports car of our times and is Germany’s best known export. It also happens to be Porsche’s bestselling sports car and its global fame is well deserved. The Porsche 911 has been a work in progress since it was first launched in 1963 and every time that Porsche launches a new 911, everyone unanimously believes that it can’t be further improved. Over the years Porsche has brought into the 911 technologies like fuel injection, turbocharging, 4WD and also moved from air to water cooling. On sale in India is now the 2012 all new 911 Carrera S and this all-new aluminium bodied car shares almost nothing with its predecessor. Prices for the 911 Carrera S start from Rs1,13,37,000 ex-showroom New Delhi.

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