Open-topped cars have been an integral part of Porsche’s DNA ever since the first 356 burst onto the scene back in 1948. Porsche ditched fully open cars and went down the Targa route in the early 1960s due to US safety regulations, but the ragtop format was reprised with the debut of the first 911 Cabriolet at the 1982 Geneva Motor Show.
The 2020 Porsche 911 finally showed its face at the 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show in its Carrera S and Carrera 4S guises. Called the 992 generation, this new 911, as usual, comes with only subtle updates to the design, more power, an eight-speed dual clutch transmission, and a host of other updates.
Half a decade into its production, the legendary Porsche 911 is prepared to enter its 8th generation. Codenamed the 992, the new Porsche 911 will be revealed at the beginning of 2019 but before that, the prototype of the 2019 Porsche 911 is going through some rigorous testing to prep it for the most extreme of conditions.
Sounding the last hurrah for the 996 generation of the Porsche 911, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS comes to light as the fastest road-going naturally aspirated Porsche 911 ever. Debuted at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the 2018 GT3 RS is more powerful and lighter than ever before.
Porsche’s 911 range is already a confusing maze for every petrolhead other than the rabid Porsche nuts. Now, a new model called Porsche Carrera T — T for Touring — adds to this complex picture. Following the lines of the 911 R and 911 GT3 Touring models, this new model is a stripped-out base Carrera which believes in the equation of less weight and more speed.
The next-generation Porsche 911, due as a 2020 model, was spotted undergoing hot-weather testing in Dubai.
Porsche has taken the wraps off the most powerful road-going 911 ever produced. Called the GT2 RS, it slips in as a halo model to the iconic sports car range which sold more than a million units since its inception 55 years ago.
First drive: 2017 Porsche 911 1,000,000 and 911 classics in Scotland (’67 Targa, ’85 Clubsport, 964 Turbo & 996 GT3)
It’s not very often a car museum wheels its finest exhibits out the door, transports them to a destination with fantastic driving roads, throws you the keys and says: “Here you go. Have fun!” It’s not a common occurrence even for us weather-beaten career motoring hacks. However, the Porsche Museum handed a small selection of automotive hacks from around the globe (including this DriveArabia scribe) what amounted to an early Eid present, laying on an epic road trip through the Scottish Highlands in some of the finest ‘toys’ in its collection.
Porsche’s lightweight contender in the super-sports car fist-fight, the 2018 911 GT3 was officially revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show with more power and a manual gearbox available again.
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