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Porsche Taycan: Production Name for Mission E

Porsche Taycan: Production Name for Mission E

The Official Name for the Mission E

Recently, the Porsche Mission E concept received an official production name. The Mission E will be for sale as the Porsche Taycan. To resolve confusion, Taycan loosely translates to “lively young horse” in the Eurasian language. This statement references to “the imagery at the heart of the Porsche crest, which has featured a leaping steed since 1952.” (Reference: Porsche News Release – See Below) On top of this, the Taycan was recently seen testing in the U.S. This is not surprisingly as sales begin in 2019.

Porsche Taycan Specifications

Porsche Mission E - Side with Open Doors - IAA 2015 - Wikimedia - EuroDrift

Porsche Mission E – Side with Open Doors – IAA 2015 – Wikimedia – EuroDrift

The Porsche Taycan, previously the Mission E, is a fully electric 4-seater sport sedan. Being fully electric, this car sports two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PSMs). These motors work in combo to produce over 600 horsepower. Furthermore, the Taycan uses a 800 V charging system for optimal battery management. From 0 to 60 mph, the Taycan will take around 3.5 seconds. This is very quick for a sedan and is sure to fulfill the needs of many auto enthusiasts. The only downfall to the Taycan is the lack of a roaring V8 engine… but that doesn’t mean scheisse.

The Porsche Taycan Aims at Tesla

Soul, electrified. – The Porsche Taycan is coming. – Porsche – YouTube

Not surprisingly, the Porsche Taycan will take aim at the Tesla auto market. Being a fully electric sedan, this car will challenge the Model S. But, nobody knows how this car will truly impact the electric auto market just yet. Many Porsche fans will be stuck in a debate of enjoying the Porsche V6 of V8 engine versus the new electric system. Although the car definitely doesn’t lack in performance, it does lack in sound. In conclusion, the Porsche Taycan will signal the openness of the worldwide market to fully electric European cars.

Porsche PDF News Release: https://press.porsche.com/download/prod/presse_pag/PressBasicData.nsf/Download?OpenAgent&attachmentid=1347866

Porsche Mission E - Rear Corner - IAA 2015 - Wikimedia - EuroDrift

Porsche Mission E – Rear Corner – IAA 2015 – Wikimedia – EuroDrift

Porsche 918 Spyder Hits 218 MPH on German Autobahn

Porsche 918 Spyder Hits 218 MPH on German Autobahn

The Beastly Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder is a stunning feat of electrical engineering. Although it is now over 3 years after production, this car still reverberates with fans worldwide. From October 2013 to May 2015, the 918 Spyder was produced at Stuttgart, Zuffenhausen, Germany. There is only 918 units of the 918 Spyder… surprising, right? No… probably not. Either way, that number is no longer exact due to the 918s that were considered a total loss in accidents. Furthermore, the designer for the 918 Coupe and Spyder is Michael Mauer. Thanks to him, Porsche fans can melt in awe as the 918 accelerates to 218 MPH.

4.6-Liter V8 with 2 Electric Motors

Porsche 918 Spyder - Engine Bay - Wikipedia - EuroDrift

Porsche 918 Spyder – Engine Bay – Wikipedia – EuroDrift

The Porsche 918 Spyder sports a 4.6-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine. Furthermore, there are two electric motors on the front and rear axles. The V8 itself produces 608 horsepower and 389 lb.-ft. of torque. Next, the electric motors add 279 horsepower and 555 lb.-ft. of torque. So, overall, this vehicle produces a whopping 887 horsepower and 944 lb.-ft. of torque… phew! Not surprisingly, this allows the 918 Spyder to reach high speeds quickly:

  • 0 to 60 MPH: 2.5 Seconds
  • 0 to 124 MPH: 7.2 Seconds
  • 0 to 186 MPH: 19.9 Seconds

Finally, Porsche states the 918 Spyder’s top speed is 217 MPH, but the video below shatters this by 1 MPH (218 MPH).

Reaching 218 MPH with Technology

Porsche 918 Spyder - Rear Corner - Wikipedia - EuroDrift

Porsche 918 Spyder – Rear Corner – Wikipedia – EuroDrift

As shown above, the Porsche 918 Spyder is a beast of a machine. This engine setup works in combo with a 7-speed PDF dual-clutch transmission. Furthermore, there is a 6.8 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery with a 420-mile range built-in. All this tech allows the driver in the video to hit amazing speed. The German Autobahn has sections in which there is no speed limit, allowing cars like this to reach their full potential. Caution is still advised, but as seen, many people in Germany respect the rules of the left lane. In the video below, enjoy as this vehicle surpasses expectations and reaches high speed.

Does the Porsche 918 Spyder Have More Potential?

[50fps] Top speed Porsche 918 Spyder German Autobahn 218 mph / 350 km/h – GTBoard.com – YouTube

The Porsche 918 Spyder is a dream worthy car for many auto enthusiasts. From it’s overly powerful engine setup to its visual appearance, this car is of the new age. Electric cars are starting to take over the market, slowly, but steadily. In the future, it shouldn’t be a surprise when Ferrari decides to delve into the electric power realm. The Porsche 918 Spyder shows the world that electric cars can be the crème of the crop. In conclusion, the 918 Spyder can reach 218 mph… do you think it can go any higher?

2018 Ford GT Elevator Ride to Porsche Design Tower Penthouse

2018 Ford GT Elevator Ride to Porsche Design Tower Penthouse

Elevator Ride in 2018 Ford GT to Penthouse

At the Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isle Beach, Florida, wealthy individuals may park their fine automobiles in their own private sky garage. Not many cities boast the luxury of Miami and its surrounding area. This building, specifically built with a robotic car lift, aims for auto enthusiasts with a large bank account. At the top, the building offers a $32 million USD penthouse. In the video below, a 2018 Ford GT takes a ride to the top in the stunning glass elevator.

2018 Ford GT: Worthy of Euro Auto Enthusiast Respect

2018 Ford GT - Front Corner - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

2018 Ford GT – Front Corner – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

The 2018 Ford GT is a stunning vehicle that usually wouldn’t be discussed on this site. But, due to its relation in the video to the Porsche Design Tower, it deserves a spot.
The 2018 Ford GT sports a 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine. This motor produces 647 horsepower and 550 lb.-ft. of torque. The V6 GT engine works in combo with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. With a top speed of 216 mph, the Ford GT can reach 60 mph in only 3.0 seconds. Furthermore, on the quarter mile, the Ford GT completes it in 10.8 seconds at 134 mph. Not surprisingly, this car has a roadholding value of 1.11 g. Finally, the 2018 Ford GT has an EPA of 11 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.

Porsche Design Tower: Miami Luxury

Porsche Design Tower - Front - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

Porsche Design Tower – Front – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

On April 19, 2014, the Porsche Design Tower began construction. In 2017, the building is officially complete. The Porsche Design Tower is located at 18555 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Developed by Dezer Properties, this tower is along the Atlantic Ocean at 641 feet tall. The Porsche Design Tower offers stunning views from it’s 60 stories with floor-to-ceiling windows. Most noteworthy, each condo has access to a robotic car lift with private sky garages. For the most elite, there is a $32 million USD penthouse with around 20,000 sq. ft. of space.

Wealth, Wealth, &… Well, More Wealth

$32M Elevator ride with the 2018 Ford GT at the Porsche Design Tower – DragTimes – YouTube

The lifestyle of the wealthy is filled with the best luxury and modern technology. Riding a 2018 Ford GT into Porsche Design Tower is a statement on its own. The 2018 Ford GT is worth over $450,000 and is limited to 1,000 units. On top of this, taking it to the top is an additional $32 million USD. That alone, is $32.5 million USD in assets. Honestly, who wouldn’t want to live this luxurious lifestyle? In conclusion, the 2018 Ford GT is quite the complement to the penthouse at the Porsche Design Tower.

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: A Tech Powerhouse

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: A Tech Powerhouse

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

For the 2018 model year, the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid arrives in six different variants. Starting with a base model at a MSRP of $99,000, this car can reach up to $250,000 in its peak range. Currently, Porsche offers the Panamera in the following options: Base, Sport Turismo, Executive, Turbo S, Turbo S Executive, and Turbo S Sport Turismo. Each model varies in purpose but share only two engine options. In this article, each version of the Panamera E-Hybrid will be discussed in more detail. Furthermore, this article will act as an overview of the technology in the E-Hybrid.

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Base

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid base model starts at a MSRP of $99,000. This vehicle arrives with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6. The V6 motor produces 462 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows the base model to hit 60 mph in only 4.4 seconds. Furthermore, this car sports all-wheel drive. Overall, this is the cheapest E-Hybrid in the Panamera market.

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

The second stage of the Panamera E-Hybrid offerings is the 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. This version starts at a MSRP of $104,000. The 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo shares the same motor as the base model with 462 horsepower and 0-60 in 4.4 seconds. This model variates from the base design with a sportier body including a different rear end. Another notable feature is the rear roof spoiler above the back window.

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

The third available option for the E-Hybrid is the 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive. This model’s basis is a emphasis of luxury. Due to this, the E-Hybrid Executive is 0.1 seconds slower than the base and Sport Turismo models. Although it has the same horsepower of 462, this model is slightly heavier due to the executive styling. This model is for someone looking for a luxurious sedan while staying within the realm of Porsche. Not surprisingly, this vehicle starts with a MSRP of $104,100.

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Stepping up into an entirely new level is the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. The Turbo S E-Hybrid starts at $184,400, $80,000 more than the base V6 Executive or Sport Turismo. With this model, Porsche offers a beastly 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 with 680 horsepower. The V8 itself provides 550 horsepower while an electric machine produces 130 horsepower. This allows the Turbo S E-Hybrid to hit 60 mph in only 3.2 seconds. Phew, that’s as fast as a true sports car!

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive

The second to last model currently available on market is the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive. This version starts at a MSRP of $194,800 containing the same engine as the base Turbo S E-Hybrid. The only different, as with the base Executive, is a 0.1 second 0-60 gain over the base and Sport Turismo models. Again, this is due to the emphasis on executive luxury which increases the weight of the vehicle. This vehicle targets people looking for a luxury sports car with a deep pocket. Overall, this is the most expensive Panamera E-Hybrid base option.

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

For this year, there is the all-new 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. This vehicle sports the same 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 as the base and executive Turbo models. Furthermore, this vehicle also maintains the 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds. Even furthermore, this vehicle is the second most expensive base Panamera E-Hybrid model. For someone interested in sport over luxury, this model is a better decision than the Executive version. Fully loaded with options, this car can reach close to $250,000!

Active All-Wheel Drive, PDCC Sport, & PDK

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid - Rear Corner Charging - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid – Rear Corner Charging – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid may arrive in six different variants but each vehicle offers a ton of features. First, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid contains active AWD with Porsche Traction Management (PTM). Secondly, the engine works in combination with an 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission. Thirdly, the vehicle also has Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC Sport) and Porsche Vectoring Plus. On the suspension side, there is the well performing Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).

Ceramic Composite Brakes, Rear Axle Steering, & More!

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has additional features and optional features. One major addition is the rear axle steering which enhances performance. Next, is the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB). Furthermore, the optional Sport Chrono Package arrives with launch control for the car. Lastly, the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has the option of 21” 911 Turbo design wheels.

LED Headlight Technology, Night Vision, & ParkAssist System

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid - E-Hybrid Map - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid – E-Hybrid Map – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has many advanced technological options ranging from headlights to parking assist. First, the vehicle arrives with LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). For an additional cost, there is a package for LED matrix headlights including PDLS Plus. If this isn’t enough to see the road, even furthermore, there is an infrared night vision feature. Lastly, the car arrives with the ParkAssist system that provides a reverse camera as well as surround view.

Adaptive Cruise Control & Technological Assists

To no surprise, the 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid boasts a ton of technological assists. First, there is an adaptive cruise control (ACC) option. To step further into the wallet, the ACC is available with Porsche InnoDrive. On the assist technology side, there is Lane Change Assist with Turn Assist. Basically, the car will recognize if it is safe to change lanes as well as help the driver do so. Furthermore, there is a Lane Keep Assist which has traffic sign and cornering recognition. Basically, this car is on the way to driving itself.

Interior Enhancements & Sound Systems

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

On the interior, the 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid offers a ton of great options. First, the panoramic sunroof provides a great view for passengers in the vehicle. Second, if there is somebody in the back, there is a Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment setup that’ll impress anyone. Thirdly, the car contains a Four-Zone Automatic Climate Control including a touchscreen display in the rear. Each of these features create a technological powerhouse inside the vehicle.

BOSE or Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound Systems

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid - Embroidered Seat - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid – Embroidered Seat – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

For the surround sound system, there are two great options for the 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. The cheaper option, the BOSE Surround System, offers 14 amplifier channels at 710 watts. The expensive option, the Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System, creates a concert hall in the vehicle. The Burmester features 21 loudspeakers and 1,455 total watts. Basically, the Burmester has twice as much power as the BOSE version. Lastly, the whole system comes together under the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system.

The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is a Spaceship on Wheels

The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo – Venture On. – Porsche – YouTube

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is basically a spaceship on wheels. From its manageable V6 to its beastly V8, this car offers a casual drive to a thrilling ride. Starting at only $99,000, this car can reach up to $250,000 by selecting certain models and options. Either way, this car is a beautiful sports sedan that will impress anybody. In conclusion, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is a one-of-a-kind tech powerhouse.

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid - Panamera 4 Logo - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid – Panamera 4 Logo – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS: 4-Cylinder Sports Car

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS: 4-Cylinder Sports Car

Porsche’s 4-Cylinder Cayman GTS

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS - Front - Porsche - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS – Front – Porsche – EuroDrift

The 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS is a flat 4-cylinder sports car that is available now for order. Usually, Porsche tends to stick with V6 engines for their Carrera sports cars. On the other hand, the Cayenne and Panamera can arrive with a V8. Starting at $79,800 with a manual transmission, the Cayman GTS shows that Porsche can succeed with 4-cylinder engines. With the PDK transmission, the Cayman GTS MSRP increases to $83,530.

2.5-Liter Turbocharged Flat 4-Cylinder Engine

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS - Rear - Porsche - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS – Rear – Porsche – EuroDrift

The 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS sports a 2.5-liter turbocharged flat 4-cylinder engine. This motor produces 376 horsepower and 309 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows the car to hit 60mph in only 4.4 seconds. With the Sport Chrono Package, the Cayman GTS jumps to 60 mph in only 4.1 seconds. This is due to the launch control and PDK transmission available in this package. The top speed for this vehicle is 180 mph. At only 3,031 lbs., the Cayman GTS is a lightweight mean machine.

Alcantara Steering Wheel, Embroidering, & More!

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS - Side View of Interior - Porsche - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS – Side View of Interior – Porsche – EuroDrift

The 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS provides the usual luxuries that Porsche has come to be known for. First, the interior displays a beautiful Alcantara steering wheel. Secondly, there are sport seats plus with an optional sport bucket seats option. The sport seats plus are perfect for a daily driver while the bucket seats can be great for track experiences. Lastly, the Cayman GTS has ‘GTS’ embroidered logos in the interior.

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS - Steering Wheel - Porsche - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS – Steering Wheel – Porsche – EuroDrift

PASM and Sport Chrono Package

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) Transmission - Porsche - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS – Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) Transmission – Porsche – EuroDrift

As usual, the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS arrives with a ton of features and options. First, one of the major options is the Sports Chrono Package. This package arrives with a launch control feature as well as the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission. These combine to allow the car to hit 60 mph in only 4.1 seconds. Furthermore, there is a sport exhaust with a button for sound control. The sports exhaust allows the driver to alter the tone and volume of the car. Lastly, the car has the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) which allows for selecting a handling mode (i.e. Comfort/Race).

Ceramic Brakes & Dynamic Lighting

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS - Side - Porsche - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS – Side – Porsche – EuroDrift

On the exterior, the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS sports a multitude of features. First, there are the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB). These brakes are cross-drilled and internally vented for performance. This allows for an increase in performance for wet braking and optimal cooling. Second, there is the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). The PDLS arrives with bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights. Alternatively, there is an option of LED main headlights that include PDLS. This choice is called the PDLS Plus option.

Communication Management & Sound Systems

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS - Interior - Porsche - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS – Interior – Porsche – EuroDrift

The 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS has a Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. This is basically the navigation and all of it’s bells and whistles. This can be a basic version or be an upgraded version which arrives with the Porsche track application and other perks. Obviously, this option alters the price as each upgrade only increase the price. The basic version shall do for most people but for those looking for more, an upgrade may be worth it.

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS - Bose Surround Sound System - Porsche - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS – Bose Surround Sound System – Porsche – EuroDrift

Furthermore, the car arrives with two options for audio. Firstly, the car’s factory choice is the BOSE Surround Sound System. This system uses 10-amp channels, 10 loudspeakers, and a 100-Watt active subwoofer. Secondly, there is the option of a Burmester High-End Surround System. This option has 12-amp channels, 12 loudspeakers, and a subwoofer. Either way, the sound signaling from the speakers shall please mostly anyone’s ears. Although, the Burmester may have an edge due to it’s additional 2-amp channels and 2 speakers.

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS - Burmester High-End Surround Sound System - Porsche - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS – Burmester High-End Surround Sound System – Porsche – EuroDrift

Porsche Proves the 4-Cylinder is a Possibility

Porsche 718 Cayman GTS: Did We Find The Greatest Road In The World? – Carfection – YouTube

The 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS is Porsche’s way of showing the world that 4-cylinders aren’t all that bad. True car enthusiasts love the purr of the V6 models but will realize this build will not disappoint. Fully loaded, this car hit around $126,000 with all bells and whistles. So, depending on choices, this car can run under $100,000 or jump in price by almost $50,000. Phew, that is a heck ton of expensive optional features. In conclusion, the 718 Cayman GTS is a vision of where sports cars may be heading in the future.

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS - Rear in Motion - Porsche - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS – Rear in Motion – Porsche – EuroDrift

 

Porsche 919 Hybrid: Winner of Le Mans from 2015 to 2017

Porsche 919 Hybrid: Winner of Le Mans from 2015 to 2017

Porsche LMP Team No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid

The Porsche LMP Team No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid is a sports-prototype racing car. This vehicle’s design is for competitive racing in the Le Mans Prototype 1-Hybrid (LMP1-H) category of the FIA World Championship. The development of the 919 Hybrid began in 2012 and continued into 2013. The 919 Hybrid made its first debut at the 2016 6 Hours of Silverstone in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, the 919 Hybrid was discontinued at the end of 2017 to allow Porsche to focus on Formula E. Furthermore, Porsche isn’t the only manufacturer to back out of this category. Similarly, Audi also sent shockwaves through the Le Mans community as it has left the category as well.

2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine with 900 Horsepower

The Porsche 919 Hybrid sports a 2.0-liter direct-injection 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with a battery-based hybrid system. This motor configuration produces a whopping 900 horsepower and 1,100 lb.-ft. of torque… phew! The 4-cylinder engine may seem small but in combination with the lithium-ion electric battery hybrid system, this car is a beast. For the transmission, Porsche uses a seven-speed hydraulically-activated sequential gearbox with a rear-lock differential. Another benefit to performance is the carbon fiber composite chassis with it’s honeycomb aluminum core. Furthermore, for the front and rear suspension, the 919 Hybrid utilizes an independent multi-link pushrod configuration with adjustable shock absorbers.

Winner of World Endurance Championship from 2015 to 2017


The Porsche 919 Hybrid is a legendary sports-prototype in the World Endurance Championship series. Overall, the 919 Hybrid has performed in 36 races with 16 wins, 36 podium appearances, 11 poles, and 4 fastest laps. Most noteworthy, this vehicle won the World Endurance Championship in 2015, 2016, and 2017. In it’s first year, the 919 Hybrid merely missed 1st and 2nd place obtaining a 3rd place placement. In the car’s second season, it is estimated that the car contains 85-90% new parts. As a result, this change also alters the class of the vehicle from 6MJ to 8MJ.

The Porsche 919 Hybrid is a Legendary Prototype


Overall, the Porsche Team No 2. Porsche 919 Hybrid is a beastly prototype racing vehicle. From its enormous power to its nimble structure, this car is a top contender in the racing world. Above all, the 919 Hybrid has been on the podium in every single race that it competed in, which speaks for itself. Unfortunately, at the end of 2017, the 919 Hybrid was retired to allow Porsche to focus on Formula E. In conclusion, the Porsche 919 hybrid is a racing legend that deserves placement in a museum as an artifact of automotive history.

Porsche Mission E: Tesla’s New EV Competitor

Porsche Mission E: Tesla’s New EV Competitor

Porsche Mission E to be Sold in 2019

In 2019, Porsche will begin selling the all-new Mission E sedan. The Porsche Mission E is a fully electric 4-seater sport sedan. The purpose of this vehicle is to compete in the electric vehicle industry which is the future of transportation. As expected, the Mission E has its eyes set on Tesla. On release, the Porsche Mission E will have a MSRP of about $85,000.

“Our core area of expertise lies in complex, efficient, and high-performance power trains – just look at the 918 Spyder or 919 Hybrid”, stated Stefan Weckbach, the Mission E project head.

Two Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PSMs)

The Porsche Mission E sedan will sport two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PSMs). These were used in the Porsche 919 Hybrid that won Le Mans. This system allows for energy recovery while braking that can be used to continue propulsion. One of these motors powers the front axle while the other powers the rear. With these motors, the Mission E can hit 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds. Surprisingly, the Mission E can hit 124 mph in less than 12 seconds – phew. These motors produce a combined 600+ horsepower.

“Fifteen minutes is an acceptable amount of charging time. And with 800 volts, it’s also feasible.” – Stefan Weckbach

800 Volt Charging System

In the Porsche Mission E, the voltage is double the standard charging value at 800 volts. This allows for shorter charging times and decreases the overall weight of the vehicle. With a lithium-ion battery, the Mission E can drive more than 300 miles on a single charge. To get another 250 miles, simply recharge for 15 minutes – enough time to grab coffee, or a quick meal. With an 800 volt charging system, the Mission E can still be recharged at a typical 400 volt recharging station.

Electric Vehicles are the Future


Overall, the Porsche Mission E is expected to stir up the electric vehicle market. As Tesla currently holds reign in this sub-industry, Porsche and other brands will be making their appearances in the next few years. From Audi to Mercedes-Benz to Porsche, each brand understands the need for a motion towards a fully electric future. Without an exhaust, the cars may not sound the same but they sure are just as fact – if not faster. In the end, auto enthusiasts will probably be happy to take the Mission E for a ride, or two.

Porsche Passport: Car Subscription Service for $2,000 Minimum per Month

Porsche Passport: Car Subscription Service for $2,000 Minimum per Month

Porsche Car Subscription Service

In 2017, Porsche is bringing a brand-new car sales concept to market. Starting in the Atlanta area, Porsche will run a new pilot program that offers car subscription services called Porsche Passport. For $2,000 minimum per month, a Porsche subscriber will have access to any Porsche model they desire, whenever they desire it. Basically, with the subscription service, a subscriber will be able to load an application and request a different model whenever they please. This is an interesting take on profitability and I think this may be the future of auto leases.

Starts November 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia

Starting next month, in November 2017, Porsche will offer the subscription service in Atlanta. With a base price of $2,000 per month, this includes sports cars and SUVs. Porsche refers to this as “white-glove” service and plans to provide a flexible schedule to all subscribers. Porsche teamed up with Clutch Technologies, LLC to bring this concept to life. Porsche’s Strategy 2025 is a reason that this concept is being rolled out. Their plan is to appeal more to customers’ desire and to provide the experience of each Porsche sports car.

Starts at $2,000 per Month

For $2,000 per month, the driver will have access to models including the Boxter, Cayman, and 6 other models. At $3,000 per month, the plan increases the number of cars to 22 models including a Cayenne E-Hybrid. The subscription includes detailing, insurance maintenance, registration, and vehicle tax. There is also a $500 activation fee as well as a credit check for people to access the Porsche Passport app. The application will be placed on Android and iOS.

Audi on Demand & Care by Volvo

In San Francisco, Audi runs “Audi on Demand” which is somewhat of a concierge rental service. There is also a plan by Volvo for “Care by Volvo” which is another subscription service. Volvo will not debut this until early 2018 but it will include the new XC40 SUV.

Is the Market Ready for Car Subscriptions?


Overall, car subscription services may be a great way to “lease” vehicles. With access to multiple models at any time, the service is sure to attract many. While at the same time I’d love to own a Porsche, I’d also love to get a chance to drive each model. This method could also be used to allow customers to “test” the cars and could lead to purchases. The cars may not be fully loaded or customized to your liking, it’s still a great deal. In the end, the market will let us know if subscription car service is a go… or not.

Porsche 911 GT3: Dyno Testing at Fabspeed Motorsport

Fabspeed Motorsport 2017 Open House & Exotic Car Meet

At the Fabspeed Motorsport 2017 Open House & Exotic Car Meet, a Porsche 911 GT3 placed on the dyno. The beautiful purple 911 GT3 is a stunning vehicle with amazing performance specs. From its sporty design to its Fabspeed enhancements, this 911 GT3 roared on the dyno. As spectators surrounded the vehicle, ear plugs were handed out to prepare the guests for the scream of this beastly machine. Without the ear plugs, you could honestly expect ear pain and temporary hearing loss… no joke.

Porsche 911 GT3 Specifications

The current Porsche 911 GT3 starts at a MSRP of $143,600.00 (121,648.53 Euros). With 500 horsepower and 339 lb.-ft. of torque, the 911 GT3 can hit 60 mph in only 3.2 seconds with PDK. With a manual transmission, the 911 GT3 hits 60 mph in 3.8 seconds… a 0.6 second difference. The vehicle sports a rear wheel drive system connecting to a 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine. This engine allows the 911 GT3 to hit an astonishing 197 mph on the track.

The length of the 911 GT3 is 179.6 inches with a width of 77.8 inches. It is 50 inches tall and has a wheelbase of 96.7 inches. This vehicle has a 0.3 drag coefficient and weighs about 3,153 lbs. Surprisingly, the car has a 4.4 cubic foot luggage compartment and a 16.9-gallon fuel tank. These specifications lead to an overall phenomenal performance machine.

The Porsche 911 GT3 is a Powerhouse on Wheels

Overall, the Fabspeed Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 is a powerhouse on wheels. With the additional mods, the GT3 roars louder than a lion on the dyno. In the video, a few dyno run tests are shown without a true perspective of the extreme decibels produced by the sports car. If you look in the background, you can see spectators who didn’t have hear plugs attempting to cover their ears as much as possible. Experiencing this Porsche 911 GT3 screaming in the shop was a once in a lifetime experience.

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS: Microsoft Xbox One Controller

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS - Microsoft Xbox One Elite Controller - SCUF Gaming - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Microsoft Xbox One Elite Controller – SCUF Gaming – EuroDrift

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the new king of the Nurburgring Nordschleife, then you may have an opportunity to do so… or somewhat. A 911 GT2 RS inspired limited edition Xbox One controller is planned to hit market on October 7, 2017. While the real car starts at around $293,200 MSRP, the controller will have a price tag of $299.95. At this price, you could purchase a high quality Thrustmaster steering wheel or even a console itself. But at this price, compared to the car, this is the closest way to get a tiny bit of the experience at a margin of the price.

Lap Time Record on Nurburgring Nordschleife

Recently, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS broke the lap time record on Nordschleife leading it to legendary status. This isn’t surprising as GT2 has 700 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows the car to hit 60 mph in only 2.7 seconds and a top tested track speed of 211 mph. With RWD and a 3.8-liter six cylinder twin-turbo engine, this car is a beast on the track. On top of this, the car has a few other special accessories.

7-Speed Porsche Doppelkuppling (PDK) Transmission

The 911 GT2 RS’s engine is coupled with a performance based 7-speed Porsche Doppelkuppling (PDK) transmission with short gear shifts and different modes. PDK Sport, a dynamic mode, is included with this transmission. For the brakes, Porsche uses ceramic composite brakes (PCCB). On the front, lightweight bi-xenon headlights brighten up the roadway ahead. Lastly, the car is sold with the Porsche Track Precision application.

Forza Motorsport 7

Back to the Porsche 911 GT2 RS controller. Porsche collaborated with SCUF Gaming and Turn 10 Studios to develop this controller. The initial plan was to release it alongside Forza Motorsport 7 but the actual release date is quite a few days past that. Regardless, this controller will be the shining prize of a handful of gamer’s collections. If you love the quality of a Porsche, this controller brings you the experience at a fraction of the cost.

Alcantara on an Elite Xbox One Controller

As expected, the controller sports the elite controller’s body with modifications. The silver meshed with black and red highlights resemble the interior of the real car. To increase this thought, the controller has hand-stitched Alcantara on the back. We can only imagine that it adds a nice feel to the gaming experience. But, also an expensive enhancement.

Beautiful, but Pricey GT2 RS Limited Edition Controller

Although the price is quite steep at $299.95, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS controller will most likely sell out quickly. The beauty of the car has been worked into the Xbox One elite controller in many aspects. As a long time gamer, this controller would be a great addition to my collection, as well as any other gamers. Unfortunately, I don’t intend to purchase this controller for myself at this time. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on this controller, be sure to treat it with respect, just as you’d treat the real car.

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