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Kia Now Compares Stinger GT To Porsche Panamera And BMW 6-Series 17
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW 6-Series, BMW Videos, Film, Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Videos, porsche, Porsche Panamera, Porsche Videos, video on 01 17th, 2018


The Kia Stinger is a more affordable alternative to cars such as the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback, undercutting the latter in the USA by over $10,000 in base form.
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Guntherwerks 400R Is A Wide-Body Porsche 993 With GT3 RS Levels Of Performance 11
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Film, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, tuning, video on 01 11th, 2018


Remember the Guntherwerks 400R? Well, even if you don’t, it’s time to find out if this Porsche 993 restomod drives as good as it looks.

Matt Farah had a go in the 993-based Guntherwerks 400R, giving us the opportunity to learn more about this wide-bodied beauty that wants to make an impression in the Porsche world, in much the same way Singer Vehicle Design does with their 964-based works of art.

Guntherwerks trimmed all of the 993’s fat, opting for a full carbon-fiber bodywork, minus the door skins, while the cabin was stripped and redone in Alcantara, lightweight fabrics and leather. Not a single surface was left untouched, with the seats now being carbon fiber buckets and the driver’s gauges featuring machined bezels.

The naturally aspirated 4.0-liter engine in the 400R is based on the 3.6-liter unit originally found in the 993 Carrera and is tuned by Rothsport Racing to produce up to 430hp. With the car now weighing just 2,660lbs (1,206kg) wet, the power-to-weight ratio beats that of the current 991 GT3 RS.

Combine this with a properly sorted chassis that brings the best out of the 993, and what you have is probably one of the best 911 restomods out there.

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That’s Not A Porsche 919 Hybrid, It’s A Panamera With A 3D Projector 10
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Film, Porsche Panamera, Porsche Videos, video on 01 10th, 2018


The program may have been shut down, but Porsche is keen to show how its dominant 919 Hybrid prototype racer has affected the development of its electrified road cars. And it’s driving the point home, so to speak, with this video.

The minute-long clip seems to show the Le Mans prototype driving through city streets, which would be a rather unusual sight to say the least. But there’s more going on beneath the surface.

Instead of closing down the roads and getting permission from local authorities to run the racer around town, Porsche used a giant 3D projector to superimpose the image of the 919 on top of a moving Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid – a world first, according to the manufacturer.

The clip’s gone viral since going live on YouTube ten days ago: As of the time of writing, it’s been viewed nearly 18 million times. That may not seem like all that much considering that the most popular videos have been watched literally billions of times, but those are almost invariably music videos.

When you consider that only about half of the world’s population (some 3.8 out of 7.5 billion people) has access to the internet, that means that (on average) one in every 200 people who can watch this video has. Have you?

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That’s Not A Porsche 919 Hybrid, It’s A Panamera With A 3D Projector 10
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Film, Porsche Panamera, Porsche Videos, video on 01 10th, 2018


The program may have been shut down, but Porsche is keen to show how its dominant 919 Hybrid prototype racer has affected the development of its electrified road cars. And it’s driving the point home, so to speak, with this video.

The minute-long clip seems to show the Le Mans prototype driving through city streets, which would be a rather unusual sight to say the least. But there’s more going on beneath the surface.

Instead of closing down the roads and getting permission from local authorities to run the racer around town, Porsche used a giant 3D projector to superimpose the image of the 919 on top of a moving Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid – a world first, according to the manufacturer.

The clip’s gone viral since going live on YouTube ten days ago: As of the time of writing, it’s been viewed nearly 18 million times. That may not seem like all that much considering that the most popular videos have been watched literally billions of times, but those are almost invariably music videos.

When you consider that only about half of the world’s population (some 3.8 out of 7.5 billion people) has access to the internet, that means that (on average) one in every 200 people who can watch this video has. Have you?

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Watch A Mercedes E63 AMG Estate Race A Porsche 911 And Audi R8 6
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Audi R8, Audi Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, video on 01 6th, 2018


Last August, Doug DeMuro purchased a 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG for $44,000. The YouTuber claimed that the 520-horsepower (525 PS) wagon would become his daily driver and promised to do all sorts of fun things with the machine.

Well, he’s taken a break from reviewing cars, like the Tesla Model 3, which he called the coolest vehicle of 2017, to take his E63 AMG wagon to a drag strip.

DeMuro’s wagon was joined by an Audi R8 and a Porsche 911 at Atco Dragway in Atco, N.J. to see if the E63 AMG could keep up with them. While it certainly isn’t a sports car like the other two, the E63 AMG can get to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds, so it had more than a fighting chance against them.

On the other hand, the wagon may have more power than the R8 and the 911, but it’s heavier and compared to the R8’s all-wheel-drive layout and the 911’s rear-engine setup, is down on traction, as well. So, it wasn’t really surprising when (spoiler alert) the Merc lost a quarter-mile drag race against the R8. The times were pretty close though, with the E63 AMG wagon setting a time of 13.293 at 109.12 mph. The R8 was a little quicker, with 13.120 110.23 mph respectively.

DeMuro claimed that the Mercedes was in Eco Mode and in its comfort settings. The second time around, he chose the proper go-fast settings and things turned out better.

We won’t get into too much details, as that’s what the video’s for, so if you want to find out whether a super-estate can outrun bona-fide sports cars in a drag race, just click the play button.

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Facelifted Porsche Macan Getting Ready For Its Big Day 5
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, porsche, Porsche Macan, Porsche Scoops, Porsche Videos, Reports, Scoops, video on 01 5th, 2018


The facelifted Porsche Macan is edging closer to its reveal this year and was recently snapped on film with very little camouflage.

To the casual observer, this black Porsche is just any old Macan. However, a closer look reveals that it has hints of camouflage on the headlights and taillights, identical to the touches applied to previous prototypes.

Alongside the revised lights and obligatory new bumpers, our sources suggest that the refreshed Macan will also receive an LED strip running the width of the rear that connects the taillights, just like the latest Porsche Panamera.

Interior changes are expected to be minor and will likely consist of Porsche’s latest infotainment system with touch capacitive surfaces.

A premiere in the first half of the year is to be expected.

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Toronto Police Hunting For Porsche Cayenne Arsonist 5
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Canada, Film, Offbeat News, porsche, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Videos, video on 01 5th, 2018


Toronto police are hunting for an arsonist who set fire to a Porsche Cayenne in a brazen attack on December 29th, 2017.

The unidentified arsonist, believed to be a man, was filmed by a security camera outside a home, dousing the interior of the German SUV with gasoline before lighting it on fire and making his getaway.

While it is not clear from the footage, police suggest the man smashed the front passenger window before starting the fire.

Taking to YouTube, the Toronto Police Service is asking for public assistance in finding the man, asserting that he fled the scene in a white four-door sedan. He was seen wearing a dark jacket, gloves, and black boots. Authorities believe the man could have sustained serious injuries.

Those with information have been urged to contact the police at 416-808-5500 or to call Crime Stoppers on 416-222-TIPS.

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Do You Know How The Iconic Porsche 911 Got Its Name? 1
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Film, porsche, Porsche Videos, Reports, video on 01 1st, 2018


Choosing a name for a new model is far from an easy process for automakers, and unless they are related to mythology or a place, car names often make little sense in the eyes of consumers.

Take the 911, for example, Porsche’s iconic sports car, whose exterior design is an evolution of the 1963 original, the year it was born.

Nevertheless, ‘911’ wasn’t the original moniker that Porsche was going to use, as they initially planned to sell it as the 901. However, they soon received a “friendly” letter from Peugeot, informing them that all three-digit numbers with a zero in the middle are a no-go as they had already trademarked them.

This meant that it was time for a brainstorming session, whose result was supposed to keep production costs to a minimum. Still, before knowing that they cannot use the original moniker, Porsche had the idea to add ‘901’ badges on the tailgates and dashboards of the vehicles, so they already had the ‘9’, ‘0’, and ‘1’ printed out and ready to use.

So what did they do? Well, basically, they put 1 and 1 together, thus giving the sports car the iconic name that’s become famous worldwide as revealed in this case not by Google, but by Porsche themselves, in an official video.

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Porsche Macan Turbo Vs Audi SQ5 Rev Battle Is Tough To Call 31
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi SQ5, Audi Videos, Film, porsche, Porsche Macan, Porsche Videos, video on 12 31st, 2017


When it comes to straight line performance, the Porsche Macan Turbo definitely holds all the bragging rights in the face of its Audi SQ5 rival. But which one makes more of a racket?

Their engines aren’t all that different. Both of these fast compact premium SUVs have petrol-powered V6 units, although the 3.6-liter twin turbo one in the Macan is good for 400 PS (394 HP), whereas the SQ5’s 3.0-liter TFSI is rated at 354 PS (350 HP).

At idle, both cars produce a nice low rumble, though nothing spectacular – just enough to let you know you’re not listening to the base models.

Get more lively with the throttle and the Macan Turbo will growl a little more heavily than the SQ5, letting off a few crackles, but otherwise the soundtracks can be described as comparable.

They even sound alike on the move, although if this was a performance comparison, the Porsche would clearly ace it thanks to its faster acceleration and higher top speed.

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Pro Racing Driver Shows Cayman GT4 Owner What His Car Can Do On The ‘Ring 30
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Film, Nurburgring, porsche, Porsche Cayman GT4, Porsche Videos, video on 12 30th, 2017


No matter how skilled or experienced a driver you might be, riding shotgun with a professional racing driver will definitely be an eye-opening experience as far as your ride’s abilities are concerned.

Reddit user abe12345 opted for Porsche’s European delivery of his new Cayman GT4 as he wanted to combine the arrival of his new car with a visit at the Nurburgring through the track’s official driver education events.

His instructor for the event was an ex-DTM driver that also races in the European GT4 class with a GT4 Clubsport and the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. At the end of the day, the Cayman GT4 owner asked the instructor to take him with his car on a flying lap.

This was also the instructor’s first time in the street-legal Cayman GT4, but that didn’t stop him from posting a 7min 42sec Bridge-to-Gantry lap with mild traffic on the track.

It goes without saying that having a proper racing driver showing you the correct lines and speed your car can achieve on a track like the Nurburgring is simply priceless, as the owner of the car clearly demonstrates during the whole lap.

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New Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS Detailed In 85 Pics 29
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Galleries, new cars, PASM, porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, porsche cayman, Porsche Videos, video on 12 29th, 2017


Until Porsche gives us a new GT4 version of the 718 models, the new GTS will be the most focused variant of the Boxster and Cayman on sale.

Porsche has released a detailed gallery of the new GTS versions of its mid-engined sports cars, giving us a better look on what the differences are from the “regular” S models.

Porsche has updated the turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four engine with a redeveloped intake duct and an optimized turbocharger with variable turbine geometry and a larger compressor that also comes with more boost pressure. Instead of the maximum 1.1 bar the 718 S models make, the new GTS is now capable of 1.3 bars of boost pressure.

Maximum output is rated now at 361hp (365PS), 15hp more than the regular 718 S versions, while torque is rated at 317lb-ft (430Nm) when fitted with the optional PDK dual-clutch transmission and at 309lb-ft (420Nm) with the standard six-speed manual gearbox.

The new Porsche 718 GTS models come with the Sports Chrono Package as standard. When fitted with the PDK transmission, Porsche claims a 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than the S versions, while the manual version takes 4.6 seconds for the same procedure. Top speed on both cases is set at a rather pleasing 180mph (290km/h).

The chassis in the 718 GTS sits 10mm lower compared to the S and features the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard, as well as a mechanical limited-slip differential with torque vectoring. Standard steel brakes measure 330mm in diameter up front and 299mm at the rear. A sports exhaust with black tailpipes is also standard. Porsche offers an even more focused PASM sports chassis option, which lowers the car by 20mm.

Porsche says that the outcome of these revisions is a 7min 40sec lap time on the Nurburgring, two seconds faster compared to the 718 Cayman S and 13 seconds faster than the previous Cayman GTS.

Visually, both the 718 Boxster and the Cayman GTS can be spotted by their standard 20-inch Carrera S wheels, as well as by the -typical for GTS models- black tinted headlights and taillights, the new Sport Design front apron and the black rear apron, and of course the black GTS badging.

Porsche has already opened the order books for the new 718 GTS models in Europe, with US sales set to begin this March.

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718 BOXSTER GTS

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Hans-Peter Porsche Would Rather Play With Toy Trains Than Sports Cars 27
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Games, porsche, Porsche Videos, Train, video on 12 27th, 2017


Ferdinand Porsche fathered both Volkswagen and the sports-car company that bears his name – but he also had two children, and through them, eight grandchildren.

Several of them (like former VW chairman Ferdinand Piëch and current Porsche Holding chairman Wolfgang Porsche) have gone into the family business, but not Hans-Peter Porsche, who seems more interested in model trains.

The third eldest child of Ferry Porsche, Hans-Peter built a museum just to hold his collection of scale trains and other toys in the southeastern German countryside and has opened it to the public.

It’s called TraumWerk, and not unlike the specifications of some of his family’s automobiles, the numbers are staggering: there are 180 model trains from his private collection chug along, 40 at a time, along 1.7 miles of track laid out on a 4,000-square-foot landscape that towers over 16 feet high, all decorated with 80,000 little trees.

It all started when Hans-Peter, now 77 years old, took his own son to the toy store to buy his first HO-scale Märklin train and ended up taking out a subscription for every single release the prolific manufacturer put out.

The model train set takes up almost 6,000 out of the TraumWerk’s 27,000 total square feet of floor space, designed by Berlin architect Volker Staab, who has designed countless other museums. The rest of the facility houses other toy vehicles, but also a handful of full-size cars; mostly Porsches, of course, like his mother’s 1966 912, a 959 that needs to be driven every month lest it causes problems, a 904, 356, 914, 944, and a 928. There’s a few others from the family’s history as well, like a new Volkswagen XL1 and an Austro-Daimler designed by his famous grandfather.

It all seems very impressive, which should come as little surprise given the stock from which he comes. The museum’s open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, Tuesday through Sunday, in Anger-Aufham, just across the Austrian-German border from Salzburg.

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A Singer Porsche 911 Is The Best Reason To Get Up Early In The Morning 26
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Classics, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, Singer, tuning, video on 12 26th, 2017


Singer Vehicle Design is perhaps the most famous Porsche 911 builder in the world, after Porsche of course.

It feels like an over-simplification to say that the 911 Reimagined by Singer is a restomodded Porsche 964 but it is, only one that takes the term ‘resto-mod’ to a whole new level.

The new bodywork is designed to make it look like the older long-hood 911s, with almost every body panel made out of carbon fiber for less weight and a lower center of gravity. Then there’s the gorgeous interior, dressed with the finest materials, bucket seats and that weave-pattern trim pieces that fit perfectly with the 911 ethos.

The engine is still air cooled, of course, measuring 4.0 liters in capacity and producing close to 390hp. And because this is a Singer 911, the engine spins up to 7,200rpm and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

These cars are also famous for their very steep price tags, with the average 911 Reimagined by Singer priced at $600k. This specific one is Matt Euson’s Indiana car, Singer’s 28th car ever built featured on Petrolicious’ latest film.

Euson likes to drive his very tastefully done Singer 911 with every opportunity and who can blame him. This right here might as well be the perfect sports car.

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Enjoy The Sight And Sound Of A Rally-Spec Porsche 911 Carrera 25
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, rally, Rally Cars, video on 12 25th, 2017


Although this rally-spec Porsche 911 Carrera isn’t an official ‘Safari’ variant produced by the German car brand, watching it being built and driven is hugely satisfying.

The off-road story of this Carrera started when it arrived at Emotion Engineering in Newport Beach, California. From there, the sports coupe has been transformed into a punchy rally car with a competition-spec suspension system, reinforced chassis, and roll cage, plus a beefed-up 3.2-liter flat-six engine.

Rounding off the rally specifications meant fitting this 911 with a set of large off-road tires, skid plates, front push bar, roof rack, and off-road lamps. So, not only does it look the part, but it is actually right at home on precarious gravel paths.

Only those with a lot of money could ever think about transforming an air-cooled 911 into an off-road toy, but we’re glad this owner did just that.

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McLaren 720S Dismisses Golden Rule, Takes On Tuned 911 Turbo 22
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Film, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, tuning, video on 12 22nd, 2017


As most drag racing aficionados know, going up against a Porsche 911 Turbo S is already hard enough, so why challenge one that’s pushing 675 horses at the crank?

Well, that may not be that big of a problem for the new king of the drag strip that is the McLaren 720S – whose name doesn’t even come close to revealing how much power it actually has.

However, unlike the McLaren, the 911 Turbo S has all-wheel drive for better grip off the line, and this particular one is rocking about 100 HP more than a stock model.

So, it ought to be close, right? At least of the line. That’s what we were thinking initially, since a stock Turbo S needs just 2.9 seconds to hit 100 km/h (62 mph), as does the 720S.

Without further ado, here’s what happened when these two titans faced off on the drag strip.

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