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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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Porsche Macan Getting Ready For One More Facelift 4
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in porsche, Porsche Macan, Porsche Scoops, Scoops on 01 4th, 2018


It’s been about four years now since Porsche first introduced the Macan. Since then, Audi has completely replaced the Q5 with which it shares its underpinnings. Porsche will eventually follow suit, but in the meantime, it’s relying on updates.

It rolled out one such facelift in 2016, and from these latest spy shots, it would appear that the German automaker is preparing to roll out another.

Undergoing cold-weather testing way up north in Scandinavia, these two prototypes bear only what looks like modest visual enhancements. But underneath and inside, we can expect to find updated technologies – both in terms of powertrains and infotainment.

Will that be enough to keep the Macan current in the face of newer competition? Hard to say: rivals like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, BMW X3, Jaguar F-Pace, and Volvo XC60 all present fresher prospects than Zuffenhausen’s baby crossover. But if Porsche has shown us anything over the years, it’s that it can keep an old design driving sweeter than most anything else on the road – almost indefinitely.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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2019 Porsche 911 Cabrio Takes Its Top Off For The First Time 2
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in porsche, Porsche Scoops, Porsche-911, Scoops on 01 2nd, 2018


While Porsche’s next-gen 911 Cabriolet might be high on body cladding, this marks the first time we’ve gotten to see it with its top down.

This prototype was spotted in relatively cold weather (just a few degrees), while continuing to hide its true appearance from us with the help of some light yet effective camouflage.

Visually, we’re seeing the same things all over again when it comes to these prototypes. The Mission E-inspired taillights, the new bonnet, which appears to run all the way to the front of the bumper, and the “flap-type” door handles, which we haven’t seen on a 911 ever since the 997.

Since this prototype is a convertible, we should mention that its “rear hunch” is somewhat similar to that of previous models, although the body panels are different. It’s also possible that the edge of the rear-end light strip won’t reach as far forward towards the fender as it did on the 991 – but we’ll need the camouflage to come off in order to confirm this theory.

Compared to the current-generation 991 model, the new car (rumored to be dubbed 992) is believed to have a longer wheelbase and wider tracks, although overall length will remain unchanged.

Inside, we can expect certain tech and design traits to be brought over from the second-generation Panamera (such as the new high-res displays, touch-sensitive commands, sharper sound system etc), while the engine range should feature slightly updated versions of the automaker’s turbo flat-six units.

The all-new 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet, along with its Coupe sibling, is expected to make its debut later this year, followed by the Targa version at a later date.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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Porsche Mission E Prototype Spotted Testing In -20 Celsius 6
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, porsche, Porsche Scoops, Scoops, Sweden on 12 6th, 2017


Before its 2019 estimated arrival date comes about, the Porsche Mission E still has a lot of testing left to do, this time traveling to Sweden for some cold weather action.

Porsche is aiming the Mission E directly at the Model S, and we even saw some earlier prototypes testing alongside Tesla models, not to mention doing high-speed runs on the Nurburgring back in October.

Speaking of which, this prototype looks just like the one we saw at the Ring, wearing light yet efficient camouflage, plus a set of fake exhaust pipes – make no mistake, this is a fully-electric car.

In fact, we’re expecting over 600 PS coming from its electric motors, propelling you to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 12 seconds. Porsche is also claiming that you’ll be able to do more than 531 km (330 miles) in-between charges, which should take just 15 minutes if you’re happy with an 80% fill-up.

Just like its American rival, the Porsche Mission E should also bring Level 4 autonomous driving to the table, with over-the-air updates, making ownership that much easier.

In the end, the production-ready Mission E will probably look like a toned-down version of the concept that broke cover at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s definitely missing the concept’s massive wheel arches, has a more traditional bonnet and regular doors.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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Porsche Mission E Prototype Spotted Testing In -20 Celsius 6
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, porsche, Porsche Scoops, Scoops, Sweden on 12 6th, 2017


Before its 2019 estimated arrival date comes about, the Porsche Mission E still has a lot of testing left to do, this time traveling to Sweden for some cold weather action.

Porsche is aiming the Mission E directly at the Model S, and we even saw some earlier prototypes testing alongside Tesla models, not to mention doing high-speed runs on the Nurburgring back in October.

Speaking of which, this prototype looks just like the one we saw at the Ring, wearing light yet efficient camouflage, plus a set of fake exhaust pipes – make no mistake, this is a fully-electric car.

In fact, we’re expecting over 600 PS coming from its electric motors, propelling you to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 12 seconds. Porsche is also claiming that you’ll be able to do more than 531 km (330 miles) in-between charges, which should take just 15 minutes if you’re happy with an 80% fill-up.

Just like its American rival, the Porsche Mission E should also bring Level 4 autonomous driving to the table, with over-the-air updates, making ownership that much easier.

In the end, the production-ready Mission E will probably look like a toned-down version of the concept that broke cover at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s definitely missing the concept’s massive wheel arches, has a more traditional bonnet and regular doors.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Comes Out With Hardly Any Camo 15
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Cayman GT4, Porsche Scoops, Scoops on 11 15th, 2017


It looks like Porsche has begun testing the new 718 Cayman GT4 on public roads, and unlike earlier this month, there’s no doubt we’re looking at the real thing.

On top of that, the car is hardly wearing any camouflage, which is both surprising and greatly appreciated, since we can see pretty much everything except for the interior.

On the outside, all the proper GT4 parts are there to see in plain sight, including the aggressive rear diffuser, fixed wing, and large front bumper, which by the way looks chunkier than it did on the previous car.

Now, while the current 718 Cayman is powered by a turbocharged flat-four, the GT4 will reportedly get a de-tuned version of the high-revving 4.0-liter six-cylinder unit found on the latest 911 GT3, and since the previous GT4 (Cayman sans the 718) put down 385 PS (379 HP), expectations are that the new one will exceed 400 horses, controllable with the help of a manual gearbox or an optional PDK transmission.

With the automaker sending this prototype out in the wild looking the way it does, it’s possible that the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is only months away from its public debut.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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Is This The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4? 9
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in porsche, Porsche 718, porsche cayman, Porsche Cayman GT4, Porsche Scoops, Scoops on 11 9th, 2017


An image has just surfaced online which may show the upcoming Porsche 718 Cayman GT4.

We’ve known about Porsche testing the new model for about six months but this car, shared online by the Porsche Universe Facebook page, shows a 718 Cayman equipped with all the necessary GT4 parts and without any camouflage.

Unlike recently-spied prototypes which were based around the previous-generation Cayman, this example is clearly based on the 718, as evidenced by its taillights and rear decklid. Notable GT4 parts include the wheels, fixed rear wing and modified rear diffuser. A set of red brake calipers complete the obvious styling tweaks.

While it remains to be seen if this is a factory prototype for the 718 Cayman GT4 or simply a standard 718 Cayman which has been modified by its owner, the finished product should be very close to how the new GT4 looks.

A key matter of debate for the new GT4 surrounds its engine. The current 718 Cayman makes use of a turbocharged flat-four but our sources tell us that the GT4 will receive a detuned version of the 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated six-cylinder from the latest 911 GT3.

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What’s Porsche Cooking With Mystery 911 GT2 RS Prototype? 7
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in porsche, Porsche Scoops, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, Scoops, video on 11 7th, 2017


The current GT2 RS is not only the range-topping version of the 991 generation, but more importantly, the fastest stock 911 ever.

However, it appears that the German company isn’t satisfied, as they have been spotted testing a 911 prototype, equipped with similar aero addenda as the GT2 RS, but with an even larger rear wing – if you can call it that.

The tester was recently seen pushing hard at the Monza track, in Italy, but because the new 911 GT2 RS was presented to the world just a few months ago, we cannot say for sure what its true purpose is.

At this point, it could be just about everything, including an even more hardcore version of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, equipped with additional bits, that would allow it to be better overall than the current model that makes 690hp from a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine, and which lapped the ‘Ring faster than the Lamborghini Huracan Performante.

We could also be looking at a new racecar, or even possible Cup or RSR variants of the next generation 911, so until the Stuttgart-based brand decides to shed some light on the case, we’re left scratching our heads.

So, what’s your take on this prototype?

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Porsche Mission E Prototype Hunkers Down On The Nordschleife 26
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, Nurburgring, porsche, Porsche Scoops, Scoops on 10 26th, 2017


With the Mission E set to be the Tesla Model S' first real mass-production rival once it launches in less than two years time, the fact that it wears a Porsche badge makes it extremely appealing.
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Future Cars: 2020 Porsche Mission E Takes Game Right Into Tesla’s Face 21
Oct
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in Electric Vehicles, Future Cars, porsche, Porsche Scoops, Scoops on 10 21st, 2017


Would you believe Porsche’s stunning Mission E concept debuted all the way back at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show? Time flies doesn’t it.
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Electric Porsche Mission E Benchmarked Against Teslas In Its Spy Debut 4
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, Galleries, porsche, Porsche Scoops, Scoops on 10 4th, 2017


Porsche has started testing the all-electric Mission E on public roads, with our spies spotting plenty of production-bodied prototypes next to some Teslas for obvious benchmarking purposes.
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Porsche’s Incoming 718 Cayman GTS Should Silence The Critics 22
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in porsche, Porsche 718, porsche cayman, Porsche Scoops, Scoops on 09 22nd, 2017


Porsche was spotted working on the upcoming GTS version of the 718 Cayman at the Nurburgring.
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Porsche’s Incoming 718 Cayman GTS Should Silence The Critics 22
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in porsche, Porsche 718, porsche cayman, Porsche Scoops, Scoops on 09 22nd, 2017


Porsche was spotted working on the upcoming GTS version of the 718 Cayman at the Nurburgring.
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Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Pack Images Leak Ahead Of Frankfurt Unveiling 11
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, porsche, Porsche Scoops, Porsche-911, Reports, Scoops on 09 11th, 2017


By staying faithful to the 991.2 GT3 while adding the rear wing and diffuser from a 911 R, Porsche have managed to build their sleekest-ever GT3 model.
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Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package Snapped Before Frankfurt 29
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, porsche, Porsche Scoops, Porsche-911, Reports, Scoops on 08 29th, 2017


A few months ago, spy shots emerged of a curious Porsche 911 GT3 prototype without a rear wing and looking very similar to the 911 R.
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