Porsche 911 Turbo S
Porsche's engineers have developed the new top model in the 911 series for the sports car driver demanding the very best in performance and driving dynamics: the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
Reigning at the highest level, this outstanding new model is a wonderful example of the Porsche Intelligent Performance philosophy. For despite a significant increase in engine output and phenomenal performance on the road, the Porsche 911 Turbo S does not consume any more fuel than the Porsche 911 Turbo, thus standing out by far also as the most efficient sports car in its class.
The new 911 Turbo S is entering the market at the same time in both Coupé and Cabriolet guise.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S comes with the highest level of drivetrain technology in the sports car segment Porsche has to offer. It therefore boasts as standard all performance-enhancing features available as an option on the 911 Turbo.
The "heart" of the new top-of-the-range 911 is of course the six-cylinder boxer engine featuring two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry (VTG) as a highlight unique worldwide on gasoline engines. Output is up by 30 hp over the "regular" 911 Turbo.
The Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe conveys the full power of the engine without the slightest interruption when shifting gears to active PTM Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive. Dynamic engine mounts and PTV Porsche Torque Vectoring including a mechanical differential on the rear axle ensure an even higher standard of driving dynamics.
Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet (2011)
Porsche 918 RSR Concept
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is continuing to extend its performance and high efficiency competence via intensive development work in the field of hybrid technology. With the Porsche 918 RSR, the manufacturer of sporty premium vehicles is presenting a high-end synthesis of 2010's successful hybrid concepts. The two-seater mid-engine coupé 918 RSR clearly reveals what happens when the technology fitted in the 911 GT3 R hybrid and the design of the 918 Spyder are transferred to a modern, innovative super sports car.
With its highly-efficient flywheel accumulator, the 911 GT3 R hybrid racing car proved to be an attention magnet during competition racing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit, during the American Le Mans Series races (ALMS) in Road Atlanta/USA and the ILMC run in China's Zhuhai. It demonstrated its massive performance potential under realistic motor racing conditions against top competitors. The 911 GT3 R Hybrid, referred to internally as the "Race Lab" actually surpassed the high expectations of Porsche Motorsport. Competitiveness, high reliability and exemplary fuel efficiency combined with top performance underscored the Porsche technicians' basic idea of generating additional power in an intelligent manner. The 911 GT3 R Hybrid obtains its additional power from its own vehicle dynamics when braking. Porsche is now transplanting this technology into the mid-engine coupé Porsche 918 RSR, the motor sports version of the 918 Spyder concept car.
Porsche Boxster S Black Edition
The Porsche Boxster S Black Edition combines the timeless appeal of the classic open-roofed roadster with a powerful engine and dramatic styling. Just 987 will be available worldwide, each one finished in black and with a range of special features that accentuate the driving dynamics and muscular appearance of the two-seater sportscar.
As is typical of a Porsche sportscar, at the heart of the Porsche Boxster S Black Edition beats a flat-six 'boxer' engine. Mounted in front of the rear axle behind the seats, the 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine is similar to that fitted to the Boxster S, with direct fuel injection for greater power and efficiency. In the Black Edition its output is 320 hp - 10 hp more than in the Boxster S. The revised engine reaches its rated power at 7,200 rpm, the Boxster S power pack at 6,400 rpm. Peak torque of 370 Nm - boosted by 10 Newton metres - is available at 4,750 rpm.
This increase in output and power equals more dynamics, and the Porsche Boxster S Black Edition underpins its leading position with a superior driving performance. With its standard six-speed manual transmission, it accelerates from 0-62 mph in 5.2 seconds, a tenth of a second faster than the Boxster S. This extra performance has not been achieved at the expense of fuel economy, however, for the Porsche Boxster S Black Edition contents itself with as much fuel as the Boxster S: 28.8 mpg Combined (NEDC).
More dynamic and more efficient, more spacious inside and lighter overall, pointing into the future of technology and in sporting, elegant design - the new Cayenne is more Porsche than ever before.
Led by the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, the first production car from Porsche with hybrid drive, the new generation of models paves the way in terms of modern efficiency, with a reduction in fuel consumption by up to 23 per cent versus the former models.
Like every Porsche, the new Cayenne has been developed according to the principle of Porsche Intelligent Performance: more power on less fuel, greater efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
Given these facts and figures, three out of five models in the range remain below the limit of ten litres fuel consumption per 100 kilometres in the New European Driving Cycle. Two models - the Cayenne Diesel at 195 g/km and the Cayenne S Hybrid at 193 g/km - also remain below the emission limit of 200 grams of CO2 per kilometre.
This significant reduction of fuel consumption throughout the entire range of Porsche Cayenne models results, among other things, from the introduction of Porsche's new eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission complete with Auto Start Stop and an even wider range of gear increments, thermal management on the engine and transmission cooling circuit, recupera tion of the on-board network, variable overrun cut-off and, not least, consistent reduction of weight and intelligent lightweight construction.
Porsche Cayman R
The Porsche alphabet reserves the letter R for very special sports cars: R for responsive and refined - but most especially for racy. The new Porsche Cayman R combines all these attributes without compromise. The mid-engine Coupé is lighter and more powerful than the Cayman S and therefore quicker and more efficient, and is designed purely for driving dynamics. With its specially adapted sports chassis, it provides an even more precise driving experience than the Cayman S.
The main aim during the design of the Porsche Cayman R was to improve the two-seater even further in its performance, driving dynamics and agility through consistent weight reduction. Overall, the vehicle weight of the Cayman R was reduced by 55 kilograms to a DIN empty weight of 1295 kilograms compared with the Cayman S. This means that the Porsche engineers were able to reduce the power-to-weight ratio of the Coupé with standard manual transmission to 3.9 kilograms per horsepower, and the PDK version has 4.0 kilograms per horsepower.
The largest savings were achieved through the use of lightweight components and doing without convenience fittings. For example, the series version is not fitted with an air conditioning system or radio, which results in 15 kilograms less vehicle weight. On the bodywork side, a further 15 kilograms was saved through the use of aluminium doors as used in the 911 Turbo. Light sports bucket seats do not just improve the driver's side support in bends, but they also contribute to a further weight reduction with a saving of around 12 kilograms compared with the conventional seats used in the Cayman S. The reduced door trim without storage compartment and with door opening strap, dispensing with the instrument cluster cover and the cupholder in addition to a wide range of minor measures round off the lightweight package. As for the 911 GT3/GT3 RS and Boxster Spyder, an optional lithium-ion lightweight construction battery is also available. In addition, the top model in the mid-engine Coupé is equipped with the lightest 19 inch wheels the entire Porsche program can offer. The 10 spokes are so finely designed - but still extremely robust - that the complete rim set only weighs 40 kilograms.
Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
Porsche AG is widening the top end of its Carrera model line and pairing up each of the two 911 Carrera GTS with an all-wheel drive twin. That means that the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé and Cabriolet will combine the 408 hp (300 kW) top of the range engine of the Carrera GTS family with the intelligent, all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM). Driving dynamics are not the only source of attraction. Economics are as well. Thanks to Porsche Intelligent Performance the new all-wheel 911s consume no more than the equivalent Carrera 4S version, the Coupé remains at 11.0 l/100 km (25.7 mpg imp.) and the Cabriolet at 11.2 l/100 km (25.2 mpg imp.) respectively based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Moreover both of them boast an even more comprehensive standard equipment package compared with the Carrera 4S models.
The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS power unit has its origins in the 3.8-litre, six-cylinder Carrera S engine. A wholesale revamping of the intake duct added 23 hp (17 kW), taking the power output to 408 hp (300 kW) at 7,300 rpm. The special aspiration system not only improves peak power output but flexibility and power development as well thanks to a more generous torque curve in the lower and middle engine speed range. 320 Newton metres kick in from as low as 1,500 rpm; the six-cylinder engine delivers its rated torque of 420 Nm in the broad engine speed range from 4,200 rpm and 5,600 rpm. The sports exhaust system fitted as standard ensures a distinctly sporty sound. It invests the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS with an unmistakable acoustic signature and the rear view of its tail pipe with its unique black surface design lends it a unique character.
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (2012)
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (2012)
Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
With the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, one of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart's most popular, coveted and successful racing pedigree production cars is entering the home straight. Limited to 600 vehicles, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 brings together in a road car all the attributes that have made the Porsche 911 GT3 a serial winner on the race track.
The new 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is a thoroughbred vehicle, uncompromisingly optimised for handling, with the performance of all vehicle components, including the suspension and aerodynamics, specially synchronised. Its true performance potential is especially evident on racing circuits: It makes it round the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 7:27 minutes. With its gearing designed for the racing circuit, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, available exclusively with a six-speed sports transmission, reaches the 200 km/h (124 mph) mark in under 12 seconds.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0's outstanding driving dynamics are the fruit of meticulously coordinated details. In addition to using the suspension components typically encountered in motor racing, weight reduction is also of supreme importance. Equipped as standard with lightweight components such as bucket seats, bonnet and front wings made of carbon fibre, plastic rear windows and weight-optimised carpets, the two-seater's ready-for-road weight is a mere 1,360 kilograms with a full tank of fuel. At 2.72 kg/hp, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0's power-to-weight ratio thereby dips below the magical threshold of three kilograms per hp.