Porsche goes fully turbo with all 911s in the eighth generation of the stalwart German sports car


The Porsche 911 first saw the light of day before Ford’s Mustang, before the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan’s TV show, and just 78 days after JFK’s ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech in West Berlin.

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The Porsche 911 first saw the light of day before Ford’s Mustang, before the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan’s TV show, and just 78 days after JFK’s ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech in West Berlin. Yet, the German sports car will enter its eighth generation next year as a 2020 model with the same essential shape, layout, and cylinder count as that very first one in 1963. There are few things as consistent and as vociferously loved by enthusiasts in the automotive universe as Porsche’s 911.

Porsche may have unveiled that very first 911 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, 1963, but it chose California, the largest single market for its cars in the world, to debut the next-generation 911 Carrera S and 4S sports car, immediately ahead of this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

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  • Publisher: Boston.com
  • Date: 2019-02-22T18:51:13-0500
  • Author: jack pickell
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It’s Time To End The Non-Sporty Coupe

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to bring an end to an automotive segment that simply needs to die: the non-sporty coupe.

For those of you who aren’t sure what I mean when I say ‘non sporty coupe,’ allow me to describe the two types of coupes that currently exist today. One is the sporty coupe. This is a car with sleek styling, and a cool interior, and a lot of power, and some modicum of performance suspension, or performance brakes, or something performancey, like a faux carbon fiber door panel.

Examples of the sporty coupe include the Porsche 911, the Ford Mustang, the Subaru BRZ, and ‘ if you ask the Germans ‘ the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, though the rest of us just consider that to be an overpriced sedan.

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Porsche 911 2019 Type 992 First Drive

This 80-per-cent-new 992-generation invigorates the venerable 911 formula by taking what we know ‘ a familiar and much-loved silhouette, honed over 56 years ‘ and making it more aggressively modern, yet also more elegant. And more progressively modern in its mechanical layout, while also making it faster, cleaner, and sweeter.

For the first time, features such as all-wheel steering and a level of performance that used to be the domain of the flagship Turbo and GT3 and GT2 variants is now accessible to, er, humble Carrera S customers. Yet this focus on cutting-edge technology has taken nothing away from the 911 driving experience.

  • Publisher: Drive
  • Date: 2019-01-24T07:55:40+0000
  • Author: Nathan Ponchard
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Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door vs Porsche Panamera Turbo S

We’re in the little market town of Barnard Castle, on the edge of the Pennine Hills, and the Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door is attracting so much attention, it’s almost as though some minor royal has decided to pay a surprise’visit.

Nobody takes any notice of the Panamera. It’s a hulking presence, but its grey mass blends into the scenery so effectively it may as well be the world’s longest, most powerful and most expensive Volkswagen’Passat.’

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The Panamera is the reason the Mercedes exists, of course. Despite a wealth of options at the top of the Mercedes/AMG tree, customers were supposedly deserting the three-pointed star because they couldn’t upgrade to the car they really wanted to own – a four-door coupe bigger, more focused and more expensive than the CLS. A Mercedes’Panamera.

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