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’72 Porsche 911 RSR – Encore… (Vidéo)

Allez, encore une Porsche qui risque de faire grincer des dents aux Porschistes ayatollahs  du matching number et de l’origine. Encore une 911, encore du restomod, encore une réplique, encore et encore… Il n’empêche qu’un road trip californien à son volant.. Ca vous dit ? Alors c’est parti ! Et pour une fois, mes recherches […]

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Porsche previews new 911 Turbo and Turbo S before Detroit debut

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The top-end turbocharged 911s will make their official debut at the Detroit auto show in 2016

Once upon a time, Porsche made 911s, and it made 911 Turbos. Standard 911s were naturally-aspirated, and the Turbo was turbocharged. Today, the standard Porsche 911 is turbocharged. But it isn’t called the 911 Turbo – that name is reserved for… a turbocharged 911. It’s about as clear as Weißbier.

If you’re still following, Porsche has now revealed the latest iterations of the 911 Turbo and Turbo S, which sit atop the range of existing turbocharged 911s just as they did to those cars’ naturally-aspirated predecessors.

Thankfully, they can still be differentiated by their swollen power outputs and a host of visual indications, including revised front and rear bodywork, a wider body than Carrera and Carrera S models, and a set of generously-proportioned alloy wheels.

The engine is still central to the 911 Turbo and Turbo S’s appeal, however. Each produces 20bhp more power than before, raising the Turbo’s total to 532bhp, thanks to modified inlet ports, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure. The Turbo S climbs to 573bhp, largely down to new turbochargers with larger compressors.

Both models also feature ‘dynamic boost’, a system that improves engine response as throttle position changes. In transient conditions – for example, a lift of the throttle before re-applying it – the engine can cut power by interrupting fuel injection rather than fully closing the throttle, maintaining charge pressure and improving response. Porsche describes the effect as ‘more pronounced’ in Sport and Sport Plus modes.

Acceleration figures are as minuscule as before – the Turbo reaches 62mph in three seconds flat and hits 199mph flat out, while the Turbo S shaves a tenth from the Turbo’s 0-62mph sprint and adds 6mph to its top speed. Overtaking performance will be strong too; the standard Sport Chrono package featyres a Sport Response button on the steering wheel’s mode switch, which preconditions engine and gearbox for 20 seconds of ‘optimal acceleration’.

The cars’ cornering prowess is enhanced with several revisions to their electronic systems. PASM is standard and broadens the gap between performance and comfort modes, with PDCC roll compensation and PCCB carbon ceramic brakes also standard. Optionally available is a lift system for the front axle, which raises ground clearance by 40mm.

The Porsche Stability Management system has new Sport Mode, which allows for detailed exploration of the car’s limits without significant stability control intervention.

Those limits are sure to be high, not least as the Turbo has wider wheels front and rear – 9x20in at the front and 11.5x20in at the rear, matching the Turbo S. As well as their effect on grip, the new design freshens up the Turbo’s styling, and joins detail changes from the rest of the revised 911 range.

Pricing begins at £126,925 for the standard 911 Turbo, and £145,773 for the Turbo S. Both are also available as Cabriolet models, which adds £8841 to the cost of each coupe. All are available to order from today, with deliveries starting in January 2016.

Antony Ingram

30 Nov 2015
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The top five Porsche motorsport victories of 2015

Porsche has enjoyed another incredibly successful year in the world of motorsport. From victories by the factory team to independent wins, this has been one of Porsche’s best seasons since the heady Group C days of the dominating 956/962s. Here are our five favourite triumphs.

5) East African Safari Classic Rally
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The first victory on our list is the most recent. Tuthill Porsche is something of a Safari Rally specialist having won the bi-annual event with the late Björn Waldegârd in 2011 and finished second in 2013.

This year, the team returned to the top step of the podium with rally legend, Stig Blomqvist taking victory in the gruelling nine-day event across Kenya and Tanzania. The Swede and co-driver, Stéphane Prévot finished eight minutes ahead of Tuthill teammates, Richard Göransson and Emil Axelsson.

4) Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
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Jeff Zwart is no stranger to success on the fearsome Pikes Peak International Hill Climb course in Colorado however his 2015 triumph in the famous Race to the Clouds is undoubtedly his best yet.

Racing in the Time Attack 1 class, Zwart took his turbocharged 997 GT3 Cup car up the hill in 9m46.24s to decimate his competition and finish a barely believable fourth overall.

3) Six Hours of Nürburgring

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Porsche 911 RSR (92), Porsche Team Manthey: Patrick Pilet, Frederic Makowiecki, Porsche 911 RSR (91), Porsche Team Manthey: Richard Lietz, Michael Christensen

Formerly known as the Nürburgring 1000km, one of the most prestigious endurance events in Europe returned to the world championship for the first time since 1991 this year.

Porsche’s factory cars completely dominated with a one-two finish in both the LMP1 and GTE-Pro classes. The victorious no. 17 Porsche 919 Hybrid and no. 92 Porsche 911 RSR would go on to take their respective world titles last weekend in Bahrain.

2) Petit Le Mans
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Winning any endurance race is hard. Winning an endurance race in a GT car against a field of prototypes is even harder. But, that’s exactly what Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet did in the no. 911 Porsche North America Racing 911 RSR at Petit Le Mans.

In atrociously wet conditions, the Anglo-French duo had the pace to win outright and, when the race was conclusively red flagged after eight hours, found themselves in the lead. Victory secured all three United SportsCar Championship crowns for Porsche.

1) 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Undoubtedly Porsche’s greatest victory of 2015 was Weissach’s historic 17th overall triumph at the 24 Hours of Le Mans courtesy of the no. 19 Porsche 919 Hybrid raced by Earl Bamber, Nico Hülkenberg and Total 911’s very own columnist, Nick Tandy.

After securing the lead around midnight, some blistering night time pace from the trio saw them eventually come home one lap ahead of the sister no. 17 car driven by Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley.

Have we missed off your favourite Porsche triumph of 2015? Join the debate in the comments below or head to our Facebook and Twitter pages now.

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Actualité : WEC : Porsche confirme ses équipages 2016

Le Porsche Team a confirmé les équipages qui défendront ses couleurs dans le Championnat du Monde d’Endurance ainsi qu’aux 24 Heures du Mans 2016, où…

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Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2016: Entry list

The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix will present the world’s best once again in 2016. Seven Top 10 players in the WTA World Ranking will compete in the Porsche Arena next year from 16 to 24 April.

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