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Porsche dévoile la 911 Carrera (992)

Après la Carrera S, le modèle d’entrée de gamme fait son apparition. Avec le flat-six biturbo. ​

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Porsche 911 Carrera : la gamme 992 enfin au complet

En novembre dernier, et après des mois d’attente, Porsche révélait lors du salon de Los Angeles la toute nouvelle génération de sa mythique 911. Baptisée 992 pour les connaisseurs, cette huitième représentante de la lignée avait reçu un accueil plus que favorable de la presse comme du public, grâce notamment à son style évoluant en douceur, se modernisant sans pour autant changer radicalement. Quelques mois plus tard naissait la version cabriolet, mais toujours dans les finitions les plus haut de gamme, à savoir Carrera S et 4S. Désormais, la marque de Stuttgart lève le voile sur les déclinaisons d’entrée de gamme Carrera, permettant à la sportive d’abaisser son ticket d’entrée, et d’offrir un plus grand choix à la clientèle.

Évidemment, le style iconique de la 911 n’évolue pas d’un pouce sur cette version, conservant ses traits bien connus, et notamment ses feux ronds à l’avant, sa marque de fabrique. Seul le lettrage permettra aux plus observateurs de voir la différence avec la finition plus haut de gamme. Enfin, la nouvelle 911 Carrera se chausse quant à elle des jantes un peu plus petites de série, à savoir 19 pouces à l’avant et 20 à l’arrière, bien que celles de 20 et 21 pouces des Carrera S et 4S sont aussi proposées en option. Dans l’habitacle en revanche, aucun changement n’est à noter, et nous retrouvons donc une présentation identique sur toute la gamme, avec notamment le grand

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet : en photos à Genève

Le GIMS 2019 (Geneva International Motor Show) est l’occasion de découvrir la nouvelle Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet. Elle est la première version de la Type 992 sans toit avec la 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. Pour cette nouvelle mouture, la mythique sportive se dote de nombreuses technologies. La Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet se montre après le coupé […]

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Los Angeles 2018 : Porsche 911 Carrera S et 4S

Le salon de Los Angeles ouvre aujourd’hui ses portes à la presse. Les huitièmes générations de Porsche 911 Carrera S et 4S y font leurs grands débuts. S’il y a bien une voiture qui ne fait qu’évoluer en douceur à chaque renouvellement, c’est elle. La Porsche 911 dernière du nom ( 992 ) fait cette […]

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Daffy The Race Duck

We at Elferspot Magazine are constantly looking for exciting vehicles and their history behind them. Of course, we are particularly interested in the people who, driven by love and passion, turn these cars into special vehicles. This time we were allowed to talk to Carl, who owns a very special Porsche 964.

Hello Carl! Thank you for taking time for Elferspot magazine. We follow you on Instagram for a while and your profile says: Racer, Porsche maniac and Photographer. That sounds promising and we are looking for people like you. You describe yourself as a Porsche maniac. How did that happen?

Like many, I grew up loving race cars.  The Porsche 911 has such a unique and beautiful shape.  Couple that with its race breed performance and I was completely sold at an early age.  Air cooled 911s are my absolute favorite cars.  They are just tough as nails and so rewarding to drive.  Most other super cars out there just can’t take real track duty for any extended period of time.  Both of my 911s are setup for the track and just run like demons, smiling at the end of every session or race.

So you also drive on racetracks. What do you like most about it?

The track is a safe environment where you can push you and your car to the limit and then some.  It’s such an incredible rush.  I’m now an advanced driving instructor with PCA and a PCA club racer.  When I’m not on track, I’m thinking about my next weekend at the track. A great friend of my often says “Race car driving makes a heroin addiction seem like a mild craving for something salty.”  It’s just an insane addiction.

“Race car driving makes a heroin addiction seem like a mild craving for something salty.”

Your beautifully modified 964 is called Daffy. How did this name come about?

My 74 Carrera racecar is named Taz.  It just seemed fitting to name it after the Tasmanian devil.  That started the Loony Toons naming.  My 964 is black with a ducktail.  She is a crazy black duck so I named it Daffy.

She is a crazy black duck so I named it Daffy.

You made your 964 very individual. Can you tell us something about your modifications? Who made it?

I bought the 964 with the track in mind.  I wanted to build an air cooled GT3. The motor and gearbox were built by Jeff Gamroth.  The motor is a heavily modified 964 motor now making 381hp.  The gear box is a 6 speed from a 993 with short gears, steel syncros and a Guard race limited slip differential.  She’s been stripped of most creature comforts including AC, heating and rear seats.  I’ve got her down to 2650lbs but a good friend of mine has plans to get her down to 2550lbs. The suspension is also heavily modified.  The front suspension is from a 993 GT2.  I’ve got adjustable coilover shocks and upgraded brake system that includes larger brakes and a dual master cylinder. The exhaust is a custom Gamroth set of headers with a modified dual center exhaust from a GT3. Cosmetically I’ve done just minor things.  Updated mirrors, ducktail, half cage, bumpers and the tow hooks.  I’ve also powder coated a set of MY02 996 wheels black.  They were the lightest wheel I could find that looked good on the car.

How often do you use your 964?

I drive it to work 3 times a week.  Without AC in the Texas heat it can be a bitch sometimes.

If you could choose another 911, which one would you take?

That’s a TOUGH one.  Part of me would love a new 911 Turbo just to have all the creature comforts.  I would thoroughly enjoy daily driving it.  On the other hand, I would love to build an old ST and really get all the weight out.

Without AC in the Texas heat it can be a bitch sometimes.

You are a professional photographer. What are your main motives?

I actually work in oil and gas primarily.  Photography and cars are my serious hobbies.  I photograph portraits and fashion.  I also enjoy photographing cars.  My favorite is to combine subjects so I’ve started a series with both fashion models and old vintage cars.

Many thanks, Carl. It was a pleasure speaking to you.

My favorite is to combine subjects so I’ve started a series with both fashion models and old vintage cars.

Pictures: Carl Fehres, all rights reserved!
Text: Elferspot Magazine

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