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2015 Porsche 911 Turbo S Review: Video Game Fast - XCAR
For those Porsche fans who missed out on the Porsche 918 Spyder or need something slightly more civilized for day to day commuting, you should check out the Porsche 911 Turbo S. It is Porsche's top of the range daily driver and the new 2015 model in true 911 Turbo S style, takes things to the extreme.
Make no mistakes about it, this is a mind-bogglingly fast car and more than any person could ever truly need. In the old days the Turbo was always an unweidly beast. The 911 Turbo celebrates its 40th birthday this year, so it's only natural that Stuttgart made a new one. In recent iterations (think 997 and 996 versions) have become relatively civilized performance cars, really leaving the GT3 to take up the hardcore Porsche duties.
So is this new the 2015 Porsche 911 Turbo S a lunatic and proud of it or a subdued super-cruiser?
XCAR has taken the time to review the Turbo S and they're view is that it is still a little nuts. Sure, the looks are still rather restrained compared to the older cars, but there's plenty to differentiate it from the everyday 991s. And, yes, then there's the comical speed of the thing, which in S form is 560 horses.
Porsche Boxster & Cayman GTS Both Look Great, Sounds Awesome & Are Worth Every Penny.
The latest Porsche Boxster and Cayman are two of the most amazing sports cars already on sale today, so we have no idea why Porsche would go and do a bunch of work to make them even better. I guess that's just another reason to love the guys at Porsche.
Porsche’s GTS versions of these popular models are really designed for buyers looking for that little something extra in terms of performance, something beyong the S models. The GTS version have more power, more aggressive styling and some pre-loaded awesomness in terms of packages.
You can expect to pay an extra $11,400 over the Boxster S (MSRP: $62,100) and Cayman S (MSRP: $63,800). Besides the 15hp increase in power that brings the 3.4-liter six-cylinder boxer engine's total to 326hp (330PS) in the Boxster GTS and 335hp (340PS) in the Cayman GTS, Porsche adds the Sport Chrono package and Active Suspension Management (PASM) system along with some distinct visual tweaks such as the 20-inch wheels, black detailing and Alcantara interior trim as standard.
A 6-speed manual comes standard with Porsche's 7-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission available optionally.
Porsche 911 GT3 vs Aston Martin V12 Vantage S vs Mercedes C63 AMG. Yep, This Video by Chris Harris is Awesome.
Driving the Porsche 911 GT3, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series is a special occasion indeed. Which is best for the track and on the road, and which one would you have?
Porsche Is Getting Closer to Releasing Its Ultimate 911.
While we expect the new 911 GT3 RS to make its debut sometime in the latter half of 2014, it is hard not to get excited early. Most pundits agree the the current Porsche 911 GT3 is one of the best drivers cars Porsche (or anybody else for that matter) has ever created. How can't we get excited by a car that Porsche is making that tops the best drivers car ever.
Today, details about 2015 911 GT3 RS have emerged thanks to AutoExpress. Autorcar says that testing has begun with Porsche driver Walter Rohrl at Nurburgring. Added aerodynamic aids like a whole new aero kit mean that downforce could be up be around 50 per cent when compared to the ‘regular’ 991 GT3. The GT3 RS is also expected to have a wider track than the normal GT3 and will probably sit a little lower too, giving it an altogether more aggressive look.
Elsewhere, Porsche will save weight wherever it can such as through the fitment of lightweight, thinner glass, a stripped out interior and featherweight body panels. Just like the 991 GT3, the new RS will only be available with a PDK transmission.
Under the hood, the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS will see a slight power increase from the standard car pushing the total figure towards the 500 hp mark. It will also feature different gear rations and should be able to sprint to 60mph in 3.5 seconds. We're pretty excited over here at RevToTheLimit.
Enjoy the "Standard" 911 GT3 while we wait...
With a bargain price tag and supercar performance, the Corvette C7 Stingray has rebooted the iconic American sports car. But can it compete with Europe's best: the Audi R8, Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-type?
The seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette. It marks the return of the Stingray; in name, at least. It certainly looks good on paper: all-new styling, chassis, cabin and - most importantly - the new LT1 V8 engine. But how does it fare against the best that Europe can offer? Can it out-accelerate and out-brake a Porsche 911? Does it sound better than a Jaguar F-type? Can it out-handle an Audi R8? Steve Sutcliffe referees the biggest sports car battle of 2014.
This isn't the first comparison test for the new C7 Stingray either. Late last year the guys at Motor Trend pitted it up against the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and the explosive Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The Ferrari is the most powerful car they had ever taken around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with its ferocious 6.3-liter 731 horsepower V-12. The Corvette comes packing the latest version of GM's venerable small block, a 6.2-liter cam-in-block V-8 that kicks out 460 hp and 465 pound-feet of torque. The Porsche and its relatively tiny 3.8-liter flat-6 might seem out gunned, but remember that for the last two years the 911 has beaten back every BDC challenger they had thrown at it. Does the Corvette have what it takes to dethrone the 911? Does the wailing Ferrari? Watch and find out!
More recently our personal favorite car journo Chris Harris compared the new Corvette with the Porsche 911 Carerra S. Interestingly, Chris points out that the Corvette costs the same as the optional extras fitted to the Porsche. And it still does 190mph. Which wins?