Porsche unveiled the 918 RSR hybrid race car, which boasts peak performance of 767 horsepower at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 918 RSR is an evolution of the 911 GT3 R and the 918 Spyder hybrid concepts last year. The 918 RSR is powered by the 563 hp. V-8 from the RS Spyder racer and has electric motor on each of the front wheels that provide 75 kilowatts each for a total net horsepower of 767 at peak. Regenerative braking creates the electric power, which is stored with a flywheel.
► 2012 Porsche Panamera TURBO S (550 hp) on the road
The new Panamera turbo S is a unique
combination of performance and efficiency, driving dynamics and comfort.
The 4.8 litre, V8 biturbo charged engine
delivers 550 hp (410 kW), ten percent or 50 hp (37 kW) more than the
already very powerful engine in the Panamera turbo. By the same token, the torque also
increases from 700 to 750 Nm. In the "Sport" and "Sport Plus" mode of the
standard Sport Chrono Package turbo and
during kick-down in normal mode, the eight cylinder engine delivers fully
800 Nm with the so-called overBoost
The power pack is behind the new top-of-the-range Panamera's record sprint
times. Thanks to Launch Control, 100 km/h (62 mph) is reached in 3.8
seconds; the top speed is 306 km/h (191 mph). Despite the increased
performance, fuel consumption remains at the moderate level of the Panamera
turbo -- yet another example of "Porsche
Intelligent Performance". In the NEDC the Gran Turismo covers 100
kilometres (62 miles) on 11.5 litres of fuel. Fuel consumption falls to
11.3 litres per 100 km (25 mpg imp.) when fitted with the 19 inch,
all-season tyres with optimised rolling resistance developed for the
Panamera by Michelin.
The increased performance compared with the Panamera turbo can be attributed to two main enhancements:
Improved turbochargers with
titanium-aluminium turbine wheels and modified engine control. The use of
the innovative titanium-aluminium alloy reduces the weight of the turbine
and compressor wheel. This results in a lower moment of inertia and thus in
improved and more agile engine responsiveness.
Even for a top luxury class model, Porsche's new top-of-the-range Panamera
boasts an extraordinarily comprehensive equipment level. In keeping with
the sporty concept of the high-performance Panamera, it features the most
important driving dynamics control systems as standard. For example,
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilisation
system, nips in the bud the vehicle's tendency to lean when cornering, thus
enhancing agility and comfort in equal measure. Porsche Torque Vectoring
Plus (PTV Plus) applies a variable torque split to the rear wheels combined
with an electronically controlled rear differential lock, thus ensuring
superior traction and therefore greater agility in every driving situation.
The steering system uses the speed-dependent Servotronic. The Sport Chrono
Package turbo, which tunes the
suspension and power unit, making them even sportier by pressing the
additional "Sport Plus" button, is also fitted as standard, as is the
sports Exhaust system for an even more
emotional engine sound.
The sporty character of the new Panamera turbo S is apparent not just in its performance
but is also reflected on the exterior. The 20-inch turbo II wheels with increased rear axle track
width, side skirts from the Porsche Exclusive range and the adaptive
extending four-way rear spoiler in the exterior colour ensure particularly
sporty performance and look. The fusion of exclusivity and sportiness is
conveyed in the interior by the bi-colour leather finish, fitted as
standard. The new combination of black/cream is offered exclusively for the
new Panamera turbo S with agate
grey/cream also being added as an exclusive combination from the autumn.
The Panamera turbo S costs 167,076 euro
in Germany, including VAT and country-specific equipment. Deliveries start
in June 2011.
► Dacia Duster - Andros Trophy 2011
The acclaimed Trophée Andros is regarded globally as one of motor racing's
most uniquely challenging disciplines. The wintry conditions encountered at
a variety of challenging locations can shift extremely quickly,
consequently calling for precise and almost instinctive driving skills.
This makes the Championship an ideal hunting ground for driver of the Dacia
Duster team, former Formula 1 star Alain Prost. As with previous years,
Dacia demonstrate the robustness that has been worked into Duster's DNA.
What's more, the rules which govern this exciting competition restrict the
use of complex, costly technologies. This means that parts such as the
chassis, gearbox and tyres must all comply with specific regulations.
► Porsche 918 Spyder High-Performance Concept Sports Car - ENGLISH
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[02-Mar-2010] Porsche presents a high-performance mid-engined concept
sports car with ultra-efficient, low-emission drive technology. With the
release of the 918 Spyder, the company is further increasing its competence
in hybrid technology. The prototype combines high-tech racing features and
electro-mobility to offer a fascinating range of qualities.
Porsche 918 Spyder - On The Road
BrianZuk records the incredible all-new Porsche 918 Spyder. This is the
only one in the world at this time. The video begins with the cover being
stripped off the 918, then the 918 starts up and drives to the front of the
Lodge at Pebble Beach for the Concours. The video then shows all angles of
the 918, both the exterior and interior. And finally, the video concludes
with the 918 driving off in all-electric mode into a trailer. Incredible
car, enjoy this rare footage...
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Ferrari P4/5 driving away
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After the Greenwich Concours in Connecticut a lot of the cars get trailered
off back to their garages but the Ferrari P4/5 was driven home by its owner
Jim Glickenhaus. This is the only example of this car in the world! It is
based off of the Ferrari Enzo with a different body among other things on
the car. It is a treat to see this car being driven. Enjoy! :)
Inside Falken's ALMS Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Racecar
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We visit Falken Tire's racing team HQ and check out their new 450hp Porsche
911 GT3 RSR. Raced in the GT2 class of the ALMS race series with Falken
slick tires. Driven by factory driver Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers.
Porsche Panamera Techart GrandGT 580 PS roadtest (English subtitled)
Geloof het of niet, er zijn mensen die een standaard Panamera een saaie
auto vinden. Gelukkig biedt het Duitse Techart een oplossing. Zoals bijna
elk Porsche-model kan je ook je Panamera door het tuningbedrijf onder
handen laten nemen. Het resultaat is, eeh... Apart. En oh ja, natuurlijk is
extra power altijd welkom, dus heeft de Grand GT zoals Techart hem noemt,
580 pk. Goed voor een sprint van 3,7 seconden naar 100 km/h.
Porsche 918 Pebble Beach Debut Video HD
Exclusive video of the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Concept Debut; Highlight
of the Pebble Beach Concours! Gorgeous engine rev and then engages E-Drive
mode for the finale!
Porsche 918 Spyder Hot Lap with Patrick Long
Multi-time Champion Patrick Long, Porsche Works Driver, utilizes all the
systems of the new plug-in hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder for a hot lap of the
new Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas. Watch as the Porsche 918 exits
pit lane under all-electric mode, accelerates under sport hybrid mode, and
uses the hot-lap button on the back straight at 170mph.
*Combined fuel consumption in accordance with EU 5: 3.1-3.0 l/100 km; CO2
emissions; CO2 emissions: 72-70 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100
Ferrari 599XX Evo In Action
BrianZuk records a group of Ferrari 599XX Evo cars at Infineon Raceway. The
video includes footage of the engine bay, a start up, the 599XX Evos
driving onto and lined up on the track, then taking off and racing, doing
multiple accelerations, downshifts, and flybys. The Exhaust note is incredible, so be sure to have
your volume up :) Watch the front rotors as well under braking, cool to see
them glowing bright orange from the intense heat! There is also a standard
599XX, but I focused on the Evos... Enjoy!
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650 HP BBi Autosport Porsche 997 Turbo S - /TUNED
TUNED visits BBi Autosport in Huntington Beach, CA to drive their new
Porsche 997 turbo S. This unbelievable
machine balances big power with low weight and suspension and brake
upgrades to match. TUNED runs a quarter mile on a runway before heading
into the canyons to see if BBi has really built a no-compromises ultimate
street car for the track.