Tag Archives: Porsche

Porsche expanded its fleet with Macan RWD and Macan 4S

After the presentation of the new generation Porsche Macan (Macan 4 and Macan Turbo) at the beginning of the year, which went into production in May, the German manufacturer expanded the fleet of this model with two new versions, Macan with RWD and Macan 4S with AWD.

Both new versions come with adaptive air suspension and electronically controlled shock absorbers (PASM) with the option of a steering system on the rear axle. Also, the Macan 4S is equipped with the electronically controlled Porsche Traction Management traction control system, with which the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus torque distribution system can be obtained as an option. They are equipped with an 800-volt architecture and a 100 kWh lithium-nickel-manganese battery that can be charged from 10 to 80 percent within approximately 21 minutes at a suitable fast-charging station.

The Porsche Macan is powered by a rear-mounted single electric motor with 340 hp/254 kW (360 hp/268 kW and 395 lb-ft/536 Nm of torque in overboost). That is enough to reach from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 219 km/h (136 mph). Thanks to rear-wheel drive, this version is the lightest in the range (110 kg lighter than the Macan 4), so it is assumed to offer a longer range than the Macan 4 (613 km/380 miles).

The Macan 4S is powered by two electric motors with a total output of 449 hp /335 kW (517 hp/385 kW and 578 lb-ft/784 Nm of torque in overboost). It reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph). That means it’s a second faster than the Macana 4 and 0.8 seconds faster than the Macana Turbo.

Also, Porsche took the opportunity to offer customers an optional off-road package that provides greater opportunities for those who want to experience rough terrain. The package includes a redesigned front bumper thanks to which the maximum approach angle is 17.5 degrees, matching elements on the sills and diffuser, underbody protection in body color and Vesuvius gray, and thanks to the air suspension, the possibility of increasing the ground clearance by an additional 10 mm. There are also new five-spoke 21-inch wheels in Vesuvius Grey. It should also be noted that all parts are compatible with all versions of the Macan.

Inside, the Porsche Driver Experience offers a 12.6-inch curved-design instrument cluster and the 10.9-inch central display, with new graphics and animations for the screens. The new Themes app allows the driver to customize the background color of the screen and ambient lighting to match the vehicle’s body color.

When it comes to prices, Porsche has not announced the prices of the new versions. As a reminder, the Macan 4 costs €83,993 in Germany, while the Macan Turbo costs €114,576.

Source: Porsche


Porsche Panamera is the fastest car on Nurburgring Nordschleife

The premiere of the new generation of the Porsche Panamera is approaching, and the current prototype is being tested on the world’s most famous track, the Nurburgring Nordschleife, on which it set the fastest lap time in the category of cars from the E-segment.

Porsche is still keeping the technical details of this car under wraps, but what we do know so far is that it is equipped with the Active Ride suspension, which was first introduced on the Panamera earlier this year. This prototype was fitted with a new optional carbon aerodynamic body kit, which included four-way adjustable Gurney spoilers for the rear wing. Porsche experts claim that the Gurney wing reduces the lift of the front part of the car and creates downforce, but the exact data is not specified. It was mounted on specially developed 21-inch Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

The Porsche Panamera covered the 20,830 km (12,943 mi) long track in 7:24.17, which is 5.64 seconds faster than the Panamera Turbo S, and three seconds faster than the previous record holder, the Mercedes-AMG GT63 S.

“The powertrain, the aerodynamics, the chassis, the new ultra-high-performance tires from Michelin – many aspects have contributed to this best time. The new Porsche Active Ride chassis has made a particularly big contribution. The car stays parallel to the road at all times. Its cornering and body stability are on a whole new level. As a driver, this gives me a good feeling and further underlines that our development doesn’t just offer maximum day-to-day driving comfort, but also makes a real difference on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. No other Porsche offers such a wide spectrum between comfort and sportiness. The new Panamera combines the positive properties of an exclusive touring saloon with the handling of a sports car,” said Porsche test driver Lars Kern.

Source: Porsche


1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A is up for auction

The Porsche 356 is a legend of the German, European and world auto industry. It was produced between 1948 and 1965 in four different series, the original (“pre-A”), 356 A, 356 B and 356 C. Each car, regardless of the series, is a magnet for collectors and all enthusiasts of this German brand. . One example, a 1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A is up for auction.

This 356 Pre-A is powered by a replacement 1300S flat-four (P-50039) equipped with 1.6-liter pistons and cylinders, mated to a four-speed manual transmission. Four years ago, the engine was removed and resealed (by Beck’s European), at which time the piston rings were replaced, replacement valves were installed, and the flywheel and clutch were balanced. In the same year, twin Weber carburetors were installed. In 2023, the valves were adjusted, while the oil, spark plugs and fuel filters were replaced.

In 2010, the car was restored which included stripping the Reutter body down to bare metal, installing replacement floor panels, side panels, diagonals, door trim and bumpers, and repainting in its original shade of Azure Blue (Azurblau 522). In 2020, a protective film was applied to the nose, rockers and windshield paint. Also, front disc brakes and a master cylinder were replaced, and Sway-A-Way front torsion bars and Koni rear shocks were installed. It’s mounted on a set of 16″ steel wheels wrapped in 5.50-R16 Michelin X tires.

Inside, tan leather covers the seats and door panels. Additional equipment includes oatmeal square-weave carpets and full-width rubber floor mats, replacement radio with Bluetooth and Pioneer speakers. In front of the driver is a white two-spoke steering wheel and a five-digit odometer showing 55,791 miles (total mileage unknown).

The car comes with an Illinois title in the name of the owner’s LLC.

The auction ends on July 9 and the highest bid at the time of writing was USD $122,999.

Source: Bring a Trailer