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Porsche 911 Hybrid is ready

For a long time, Porsche resisted the idea of producing its now legendary 911 model as fully electric or partially electric. However, under market pressure, the Stuttgart-based company gave up and began development of the first hybrid 911, which after testing in various conditions is officially ready for production.

“For the first time in our icon’s 61-year history, we’re putting a hybrid powertrain into a road-legal 911. This innovative high-performance hybrid makes the 911 even more dynamic. During development, we left nothing to chance and tested the new 911 in all kinds of conditions around the world. From extreme cold to extreme heat, as was the case during the final stages of testing in Dubai. Whether it’s putting a heavy load on the powertrain in the demanding conditions of mountain passes or in stop-and-go traffic in city conditions, the new 911 has mastered even the toughest challenges with ease. All in all, our engineers and test drivers have covered more than five million kilometers of development driving,” said Frank Moser, vice president of the 911 and 718 model line.

The car has so far been tested on snowy roads, but also on one of the most famous racing tracks, the Nürburgring. Spy photos showed that the test prototype has a similar design to previous models. The front end with large air intakes and vertical slats, additional lights on the sides that should not be part of the final design, narrower arches, a smaller spoiler and centrally placed exhaust pipes are just some of the features of this prototype.

On the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the Porsche 911 Hybrid achieved a lap time of 7:16.934, which is 8.7 seconds faster than the model with an internal combustion engine. “The new 911 has become significantly faster on the track. We have stronger grip, significantly more power, and the spontaneous response of the high-performance hybrid is a big advantage,” said Porsche brand ambassador Jörg Bergmeister.

Porsche is still hiding information about performance and powertrain. However, it has long been speculated that the 911 Hybrid could be powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0L engine, like the one in the Cayman GT4, with more than 650 hp (478 kW). Anyway, we will have to wait for the official presentation which should take place soon.

Source: Porsche


TechArt GTstreet R Touring based on the Porsche 911 992 Turbo S

When it comes to improving the performance and aerodynamics of Porsche 911 cars, TechArt is one of the best in the world. This time, from their workshop came the TechArt GTstreet R Touring, a lighter version of the Porsche 911 992 Turbo S.

The car is equipped with an equipment kit with more than 40 carbon parts, which include a new front fascia, carbon fenders, a new hood, wheel arch extensions, side skirts, air intakes, redesigned air ducts that bring cold air directly to the engine, a larger duck tail 60 percent lighter than standard. Thanks to suspension modifications and sports springs, the car is 25 mm closer to the ground. Also, customers can choose an adjustable suspension that makes the car closer to the ground between 5 and 30 mm.

The interior with lots of leather, Alcantara, carbon and aluminum adorns this vehicle. TechArt also offers a special interior package with additional leather, decorative stitching and other details.

When it comes to the powertrain, TechArt offers two performance packages, the TA092/T1 and the TA092/T2.1. The TA092/T1 boosts the 3.8-liter twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine to 710 hp (522 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque. The TA092/T2.1 package includes new turbochargers, new ECU software, and new PDK transmission software. That means 800 hp (589 kW) and 701 lb-ft (950 Nm) of torque, which is enough to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 350 km/h.

TechArt will produce only 25 examples of this car and deliveries will start in May.

Source: TechArt


Modified 1982 Porsche 911SC is up for auction

In October 2023, this modified 1982 Porsche 911SC Coupe was sold on BaT for $160,000 USD. Whether it was just an investment and an attempt to make a profit is unknown, but the current owner put the car up for auction.

This car is finished in black, and is equipped with modified fiberglass bumpers, steel fender flares, adjustable torsion bars, a rear spoiler, a custom exhaust system, a Steve Wong chip, a front-mount oil cooler, H4 headlights, a sunroof, Vitaloni Californian dual side mirrors, Bilstein shocks and rear helper springs, Rebel Racing RSR-style spring plate bushings, Elephant Racing ball joints, Elephant Racing bump steer kit, 930 Turbo rear torsion bars, and 930 Turbo tie rod ends.

Inside, the sport seats are upholstered in blue fabric with tartan inserts, while the door panels and dashboard are covered in black vinyl. In front of the driver is a three-spoke MOMO steering wheel and a six-digit odometer showing 13,751 miles (total mileage is unknown). Additional equipment includes an aftermarket harness bar, a JWest Engineering Rennshift shifter, a 917-style shift knob, power windows, RS-style door panels, and metal pedal covers.

Under the hood is an air-cooled 3.8L flat-six engine by Torque Power Engines of Reno. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a Type 915 five-speed manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential. It is mounted on gold 15″ Group 4 wheels wrapped in Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring (front) and Nitto NT555R (rear) tires.

The car has a clean Carfax report that shows no accidents or other damage. It comes with recent service records and a clean Montana title.

The auction ends on February 29 and the highest bid at the time of writing was $27,000 USD.

Source: Bring a Trailer