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Spy Shots: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet spotted testing in the nude

By Steven J. Ewing

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The Porsche 911 wouldn’t be the Porsche 911 unless there were twenty-something different models to choose from (note: we are not complaining), and the latest one was just spied by our trusty photographers out on Germany’s Nürburgring. Feast your eyes on the 911 Turbo Cabriolet – the droptop version of the new Turbo wonder that debuted in May – looking all sorts of stealth in its black-on-black-on-black prototype scheme.

Mechanically, the 911 Turbo Cab should be identical to the fixed-roof version, meaning a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six engine will live in the car’s rump, putting out something like 520 horsepower. Of course, there’s also the hotter Turbo S version of the coupe, and we expect that to get the droptop treatment, as well, with 560 horsepower on tap. The added weight of the folding top and additional structural supports will likely make for slightly slower 0-60 times for both cars, though considering the base Turbo will hit 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds, “slower” is a very relative term indeed. All that force will run to the ground via all-wheel drive, managed by Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.

The wide stance of the 911 Turbo Coupe carries over to the Cabriolet, no doubt fitted with the same (standard) 20-inch wheels. Inside, the usual luxury amenities will be on hand, along with nearly endless customization options.

Given that the Frankfurt Motor Show isn’t too far off in the future, we expect to see the Turbo Cabriolet officially bow before then. For now, check it out in the high-res spy shot gallery above.

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Rumormill: Porsche reportedly working on new turbocharged flat-four boxer engine?

By Michael Harley

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These days, we’ve seen just about every automaker dropping cylinders in an effort to appease tightening fuel economy and emission standards – and Porsche is no exception. Nearly three years after introducing an all-new V6 powerplant under the front hood of its Panamera sedan (launched with a range of V8 engines) comes word that Porsche is working on an all-new turbocharged flat-four boxer to replace the flat-six engines mid-mounted in its Cayman and Boxster models.

Specifics have yet to be learned, but reports say the engine is a derivative of the current 3.8-liter six (shown above) found under the rear decklid of the Carrera S, yet with two fewer cylinders. Fitted with a turbocharger, direct-injection and the automaker’s VarioCam Plus, the new all-aluminum 2.5-liter flat-four will likely develop upwards of 350 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque. Redline should be about 7,500 rpm. Initial indications say that Porsche will only offer the new engine with its seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic, tuned to take advantage of the low-end torque, but a traditional six-speed manual gearbox has not been ruled out. Despite the loss of two cylinders, enthusiasts will likely embrace the new engine as it promises to be lighter, more fuel efficient and more powerful than the 2.7-liter and 3.4-liter sixes in the Cayman/Boxster today.

Even though Porsche has been using Volkswagen Group engines for years (e.g., Cayenne V6, Cayenne Diesel and upcoming Macan), all indications are that the new flat-four will not be shared. Instead, it will be kept in-house for the automaker’s sports cars and possible future fitment in an entry-level 911.

Porsche reportedly working on new turbocharged flat-four boxer engine? originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Porsche Details The New 911 GT3’s Engine And Gearbox: Video

By Kurt Ernst

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The new Porsche 911 GT3 is the next 911 model to make its debut in the United States, and like the Type 991 versions of the 911 Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S, it’s a better car in every regard than its (admirably quick) predecessor.

Out back, the 3.8-liter flat-six engine now benefits from direct injection, while receiving a stratospherically-high (for a production automobile engine, anyway) redline of 9,000 rpm. It cranks out 475 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque, sending this though a standard seven-speed PDK gearbox (a first for the Porsche 911 GT3). Though purists will decry the absence of a manual gearbox (which may still be introduced post-launch), the double-clutch PDK delivers much quicker shifts (especially in Sport mode), resulting in lower lap times.

While the new engine produces lower emissions coupled with improved fuel economy, it also serves up a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of just 3.5 seconds, as well as a top speed of 315 km/h (195 mph). Pricing in the United States has not yet been set, but pricing in the U.K will start at 100,540 pounds ($150,187).

For a complete look at the details of the new Type 991 Porsche 911 GT3, see our comprehensive preview.

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Geneva: Porsche 911 GT3 wows the crowds in Geneva

By Jeremy Korzeniewski

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Porsche has a long and storied history of taking its range-topping 911 sportscar racing, with an enviable record of achievements in tow. The latest machine with which the automaker will take to the track can be seen above: the fifth-generation 2014 911 GT3.

With 475 horsepower strumming through the 3.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine, this is the pinnacle of naturally aspirated performance from Porsche. It can go from 0 to 60 in just 3.3 seconds, hit a top speed of 195 miles per hour and has lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in less than seven and a half minutes.

A dual-clutch PDK transmission (no standard manual gearbox will be offered) with shorter gearing than lesser 911 models sends power to the rear wheels. Providing forward motion isn’t the only thing those rear wheels will be doing – Porsche says the 2014 911 GT3 is fitted with the manufacturer’s first active rear-wheel steering.

Exterior modifications include unique front and rear fascias, a massive rear wing and a body that’s 1.7 inches wider than the regular Carrera to cover the massively wide 20-inch rear wheels. Scroll down below for the official release info from Porsche, but not before scrolling through our high-res gallery of live images above.

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Official: 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 Cup step out early

By Seyth Miersma

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Though Porsche won’t be feeding us the full 911 enchilada until tomorrow’s Geneva-based festivities, we have managed to scare up some official images of the 2014 911 GT3, as well as the all-new 911 GT3 Cup. As Porsche is celebrating 50 years of the 911, we anticipate a good day for great cars.

The new GT3 looks every bit the proper successor to the racy 911 nameplate, with a fixed rear wing large enough to serve cocktails on, a curvaceous body kit and 20-inch wheels that offer a dominating on-road stance. It’s a good bet that Porsche will have coaxed something like 450 horsepower from the naturally aspirated, 3.8-liter flat-six engine that hangs over the car’s rear axle. A seven-speed manual and Porsche’s own PDK transmission are the likely gearbox offerings.

Should the mental quickness and imposing wingery of the standard GT3 not be enough for you, future racecar driver, Porsche is also bringing a GT3 Cup car to Geneva. The German automaker has given just a few scant details about this Cup car – 460 hp on tap, a production run of just 2,400 units – including three images of the kitted out racer. Certainly more and finer details will emerge, when Porsche shines the spotlights on its new 911s tomorrow.

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2014 Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 Cup step out early originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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2014 Porsche 911 GT3 (991) Official Photos Leaked

By Malcolm Hogan

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When it comes to a Porsche 911, you can never have too much – especially in knowing how the 911 has been nearly perfected due to a subtle evolution year after year. Like a nicely aged wine, the Porsche 911 ages well and the latest iteration of the Porsche GT3 has made its way to the internet through a leak before its reveal this week at the Geneva Motor Show.

What you see in the images here is the newest Porsche 911 GT3 hiding the rumored 3.8-liter boxer engine and PDK gearbox. It looks as if Porsche has done it again and time will only confirm that testament as official details start to roll out this week from Geneva. For now, enjoy this awesomely tasteful eye candy.

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