The Queen of the NÃ¼rburgring, Sabine Schmitz, was sent out to lap the Nordschleife in a new Porsche 911 GT3 by the folks from RSR NÃ¼rburg. Her conclusion is not really much of a surprise, but the clip is worth a watch nonethless. And for the females viewing, make sure you catch Sabine’s pro-tip for tackling the Karussell.
Porsche has gone live with the first details for its facelifted 991.2 range, showcasing the now all bi-turbo 911 Carrera models.
Letâ€™s get the key numbers of these new turbo engines out of the way. For starters both the entry-level Carrera and the up-spec Carrera S 3.0 litre flat-six engines.
Receiving a literal and metaphorical boost for both power and torque compared with the first-gen 991 models the Carrera now has 272kW/450Nm, while the Carrera S has 309kW/500Nm to play with. That represents a steady 15kW increase in peak power for both models.
To achieve the extra power for the Carrera S, Porsche says it has modified the turbos, uprated the exhaust and refined the engine software.
The new Carrera models are available for order in Australia now, with deliveries due in March 2016. For more details read the introductory press release available below.
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera
- Engine: 3.0 litre bi-turbo flat six
- Peak power/torque: 272kW/450Nm
- 0â€“100km/h: 4.2 seconds (with PDK and Sports Chrono pack)
- Top speed: 295km/h
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S
- Engine: 3.0 litre bi-turbo flat six
- Peak power/torque: 309kW/500Nm
- 0â€“100km/h: 3.9 seconds
- Top speed: 308km/h
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Australian list pricing*
- 911 Carrera Coupe â€“ $217,800
- 911 Carrera S Coupe â€“ $252,800
- 911 Carrera Cabriolet â€“ $239,300
- 911 Carrera S Cabriolet â€“ $274,300
More pics to follow.
UPDATE: 11 new pics, 2 videos and 1 press kit added below.
In the grainy video stills we can see the BBQ-style rear air intake at the rear and, for the first time, the Macan-like rear light detail.
Official pics and information is due for release in the coming days, ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show.
[Source: Rennteam | Thanks to Wayne for the tip]
There’s revised styling at the front compared with the 2013 911 Turbo (pictured below), along with updated styling and cooling vents at the rear.
The updated 991.2 range will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show (17â€“27 September). You can probably expect some official details from Porsche a few days or so before.
Here’s two videos from Evo on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The first is all about the emotion, the sound and the speed. The second is Henry Catchpole’s first impressions on the road. You’re going to have a smile on your face after watching these two.
And you’ll probably find yourself buying a lotto ticket or two as well.
[Thanks to Richard for the tip]
If you know your Porsches you’ll know the reverence the 911 R nameplate holds. And we have it on good authority that Porsche is hatching a new special model, along the lines of the 997-based Sport Classic, that could well bring the 911 R badge back to the future. It won’t be a racing model like the original, but it will still be quite unique.
Based on the information we have learned a special prototype rolled off the Stuttgart production line earlier this week. This hitherto secret 911 features a Turbo S body, a 4.0 litre GT3 RS engine and suspension components from the GTS and GT3. The model has rear seats and Porsche is toying with the idea of badging it as a 911 R.
And, if you know your Porsches, you’ll also know that when they make limited-run models they don’t come cheap. It’s expected the 911 R will have a â‚¬250,000 base price. That’s close to â‚¬70,000 more than the list price of a GT3 RS, or around the price of a Cayman S.
At this stage we can’t say this is any more than a well-founded rumour based on information from sources AUSmotive has come to trust. We won’t mind at all if you bookmark this post and hold us to account.
[Pic: The Revs Institiute ]
Following last week’s scooped images captured by Bridge to Gantry, Autocar brings us a gallery of images showing the Porsche 991.2 911 undergoing testing in South Africa. The images have been supplied by Porsche, although as yet not via their usual media outlets.
Technical details are being kept under wraps for now, even if the cars are not. So at this stage we can really only point to cosmetic changes to the front and rear bodywork, wing mirrors and the like.
We can bring your attention to the fact that a manual gearbox will still be available and that there will be (a no doubt optional) steering-wheel mounted controller to switch between four driving modes.
And, of course, we know the entry level Carrera and Carrera S models will be turbocharged. It appears as though there’s some debate over the capacity of the flat six engines.
We reckon it’ll be a 2.7 litre in the Carrera making something like 275kW (up from 257kW) and a 3.0 litre for the S with around 310kW (up from 294kW).
The 991.2 Porsche 911 is due to be revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, but an undisguised model was spotted lapping the NÃ¼rburgring industry pool session yesterday. And here it is!
You’ll notice the revised styling at the front compared with the first gen 991 911 launched in 2011. Also, at the rear there is new rear lights as well as a new twin exhaust arrangement.
Is that exhaust layout the first tangible signs of the new 2.7 litre turbocharged
UPDATE: A new image from an undisguised 991.2 on the streets of Prague can be seen below. Check out the new vented air intake at the rear.
UPDATE 22 July: New video has been added below.
This in from twitter:
@OllieDjMartin A friend in Dubai took his 911 in for a prang repair, this is what Porsche did… BRILLIANT!
For the record, it’s P-O-R-S-C-H-E.
Suffering from a bit of Mondayitis? Then watch this video, it’s almost six minutes in length and features a Porsche 911 GT3 RS on an otherwise empty circuit. No music. No commentary. Just the purity of machine and track.
[Thanks to John for the tip]
Porsche Cars Australia has announced an
updated increased price list for its MY16 models. That change also brings the 911 Black Edition (pictured) and Boxster Black Edition to the local market. Deliveries for the Black Editions commence in September.
The Black Edition models bring extra standard equipment and are available in any colour as long as you like black.
The 911 includes an extra $25,000 of standard options such as a full leather interior, 20″ Turbo alloys, LED headlights with PDLS+, front and rear park assist, a Porsche crest embossed on the seats and Black Edition decals on the door sills.
Meanwhile the Boxster gains $15,000 of freebies, including 20″ Carrera Classic alloys, Bi-Xenon headlights with PDLS, a black rollover bar, auto dimming mirrors, upgraded steering wheel, a Porsche crest embossed on the seats and Black Edition decals on the door sills.
Manufacturer’s List Pricing for the Black Edition models starts at $110,800 for the Boxster. The 911 Black Edition is available in both coupÃ© and cabriolet body styles in either Carrera 2 or Carrera 4 specification. Pricing starts at $209,500 for the 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, and goes up to $240,000 for the Carrera 4 Cabriolet.
All models across the line up also gain extra equipment as standard in MY16 spec, which can be viewed below along with full pricing details for the entire Porsche Australia model range.