Showing posts in the category of Porsche Concepts

Porsche's Secret 984 and 968 Roadster Concepts [w/Videos]


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For motoring enthusiasts, finding secret concept cars from the past is as exciting as the discovery of a new species is for scientists.

Porsche Built a Miata Before Mazda Made the Miata, In Addition to Other Concepts


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What if Porsche had introduced a lightweight roadster in the '80s, before anyone was thinking of the Boxster and even before Mazda re-ignited the class with the MX-5 Miata? It could have actually happened.

Take a Look at Porsche’s Secret Warehouse with 300 Rare Cars


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The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart is one of the most interesting car galleries in the world, but the German sports car manufacturer also has a secret warehouse.

Porsche Panamera Coupe Could Give Mercedes S-Class Coupe a Run for its Money


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Imagine the familiar and appreciated traits of the Porsche Panamera all wrapped in a sexier two-door body, replacing the still ugly shape the regular model.

Porsche Cayman Gets a Crossover Safari Rendition


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They have already ventured into a number of previously taboo segments like SUVs, sedans and diesel-powered models, so what's stopping the people controlling the fates of Porsche from continuing down this path and expanding their reach into new sub-segments?

Future Cars: Crystal Ball-Gazing Porsche’s Next 928


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When you think of Porsche, images of its racing heritage, the Carrera GT and the iconic 911 usually come to mind - and of course some will think ‘glorified beetle’ as well.

One of the German manufacturer’s more forgotten models is the Porsche 928 - a response to dwindling 911 sales back in the late 1970’s. It was a car that never quite emerged out of the 911’s shadow, even though it did survive an eighteen-year production cycle.

1984 Porsche 911 Aerodynamic Concept Was as Slippery as a Fish


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While this 1984 Porsche 911 doesn’t look particularly special, that’s not the case for the trained eye which would not have a hard time at all spotting the different front bumper and rear wing, as well as the aerodynamically-profiled wheels.

New Porsche Macan Rendered as a GTS Coupe


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If you come to think about, the best thing about this overload of SUVs and crossovers that we're experiencing right now and will continue to do so over the next few years is that, model by model, we're slowly edging closer to the point that consumers will have had enough.

Porsche 921 Vision is a Design Concept for a Modern 928 GT Coupe


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Since we were on the topic of French industrial designer Anthony Colard this week (he's the talented guy who penned the AC 5-28 Mont Ventoux, aka the misreported "Dubai Roadster"), we thought we'd share another one of his projects, the Porsche 921 Vision made as a modern interpretation of the classic 928 built from 1977 to 1995.

Artist Humors Us with Porsche Boxenne City Car, But You Never Know…


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Okay, this is one of the rendered-hoaxes from April Fools' Day that escaped us, but before you place your giggly face on, just remember how absurd it was to imagine the possibility of a supercar brand like Aston Martin entering the sub-compact segment - not with any city car, but a rebadged-Toyota city car

Porsche Reportedly Preparing 911 Safari Off-Road Study for Beijing Auto Show


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Back in the days when Porsche didn’t have the Cayenne in its lineup, the brand’s off-road ambitions had to be satisfied with modified 911 models featuring raised ground clearance and all-wheel drive.

While these models were only intended for off-road racing and didn’t make it to production, they later served Porsche well when the Cayenne was touted as their successor.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Makes its Driving Debut in Beverly Hills


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When Porsche launched the Type 970, aka the Panamera saloon at the 2009 Shanghai Auto Show, it received quite a lot of criticism. Though in no way did it induce the wrath of the press and the public like the Cayenne SUV did, they all agreed that its design was, if not ugly, then certainly heavy-handed.

It was an issue that came up in each and every review: the Panamera was praised for its sporty ride, quality interior and ability to transport four adults and a fair amount of luggage but its exterior styling was always the sticking point.

Fast forward three years to the 2012 Paris Auto Show and the Panamera Sport Turismo concept. In sharp contrast to the production Panamera saloon, the shooting brake received universal praise for its sleek styling that, the company said, “is an outlook on a possible Porsche sports car of tomorrow”.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo in Detail with Live Photos and Promo Video [Updated]


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Porsche is giving us a strong hint at the future of the Panamera series with its new Sport Turismo Concept that was unveiled during a press event on the eve of the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

With the Panamera Sport Turismo concept, Porsche's intention is to kill three birds with one stone, in the sense that it is previewing both a new design language for the next Panamera saloon and a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, while also testing the waters for an expansion of the series with a more practical and roomy, estate-like model.

"The body concept of the Panamera Sport Turismo is an outlook on a possible Porsche sports car of tomorrow," said the company in a press statement.

The Sport Turismo is 1,990 mm wide, 1,401 mm tall and 4,950 mm long, which makes it 61mm wider, 17mm lower and 20mm shorter than the current Panamera.

At least in concept form, the Sport Turismo has a slightly more aggressive and simultaneously sleeker appearance than today's Panamera, but this could all change once it enters the realm of production.

New Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept Previews Next Sedan and Shooting Brake Model


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The rumors about Porsche readying a sporty-looking station wagon concept - much in the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, for the Paris Motor Show turned out to be true as the first images of the study hit the web today.

Named the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept, the prototype foretells the future of the Panamera series previewing the next generation model's design language, the addition of a second body style and judging by the ghost picture and the 'e-Hybrid' badge on the front door, a plug-in hybrid variant.

The lines and styling elements of the Panamera Sport Turismo including certain elements such as the shape of the headlamps and tail lamps, clearly inherit the design DNA of Porsche's latest models like the Boxster, 918 Spyder and the 991.

Porsche Rumored to Debut Panamera Shooting Brake Concept at Paris Motor Show


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Earlier this month, we told you that aside from the upcoming Macan crossover and the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid, Porsche is plotting a second supercar model with a conventional powertrain and a smaller version of the Panamera sedan, internally known as the Pajun.

As it turns out, these aren’t the only new models under consideration at Porsche's Stuttgart headquarters as Car&Driver is reporting that the German firm will unveil a station wagon concept of the Panamera with a "shooting brake" moniker at the Paris Motor Show in late September.

Porsche's 918 Spyder Comes to Goodwood Festival of Speed


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The Porsche 918 Spyder Concept made its debut on UK soil at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday offering visitors a first look at the German automaker's upcoming plug-in hybrid supercar.

Revealed in concept form at the 2010 Geneva Show, Porsche is currently completing the development of the production model that will go on sale in November of 2013.

New Porsche 929 Design Study by Julliana Cho


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The 2+2 coupe is a long-standing tradition in motoring. The Porsche 928, Lamborghini Espada and Ferrari 330 GTC all adhered to this formula with impressive results.

UK designer Julliana Cho’s Porsche 929 concept study builds on this tradition while also weaving aerodynamic styling, the brand’s design heritage and an innovating car sharing program into the mix.

The 929’s theoretical dimensions make it smaller than the Porsche Panamera but larger than the 911. Aside from the design itself, what makes the 929 stands out from the pack is Cho’s imaginative (though possibly impractical and expensive) car sharing scheme.

Porsche Engineering Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Special Museum Exhibition


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Porsche has been making sports cars for more than sixty years, but the historic roots of the brand go further back to 1931, when Ferdinand Porsche founded and registered an engineering design bureau in Stuttgart. Up until 1948, when Ferry Porsche built the first Porsche automobile (the legendary Type 356), the design bureau offered engineering services to important companies around the world.

RUF Developing Electric Test Vehicles Based on the Porsche 911 Carrera


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Porsche tuner RUF Automobile is developing ten electric vehicles with three different powertrains based on the 911 Carrera (997), which will be put to the test in “real life situations”. The prototypes are being manufactured in cooperation with German electronics giant Siemens AG and are going to be presented in the first half of 2011. The three eRUF variants feature a single motor concept, twin motor concept with 2-speed gearbox and twin motor concept with torque vectoring.

Porsche Quietly Rolls Out Pure-Electric Boxster E Prototypes


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In a German-language only press release and without much fanfare, Porsche announced the introduction of a trio of electric-powered Boxster E prototypes. Over the next few months, these pure-electric test vehicles will be trialed in and around the city of Stuttgart to provide feedback on the feasibility and usability of the concept in everyday use.

Porsche is keeping mum on most of the details surrounding the three prototype Boxster roadsters simply stating that the cars are equipped with two-electric motors that deliver up to 180kW or 241-horsepower, and are fed through a 29-kWh battery package.