Presented at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show, the new 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 boiled-up grand tourer will be officially the first Porsche ever to offer an active rear wheel steering system that will dramatically increase the car’s maneuverability (although you will probably have to spend some time adapting to it if you really want to become good at driving this monster.)
The turning rear wheels and the powerful 3.8-liter flat-six engine are responsible for the GT3’s outstanding performance on the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife race track. According to Porsche, the new car takes less than seven and a half minutes to complete a lap, which puts it in the same league with such tarmac scorchers as Pagani Zonda F Clubsport, 2010 Nissan GT-R and the red-hot Chevrolet Corvette S-Limited super-limited edition.
The German luxury brand will soon start selling the 2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS Design Edition 3 sports utility vehicle. With a production run limited to only a mere thousand of glorified performance SUVs, the special edition model may spur a wave of interest in the model that, truth be told, already stays on the production line way too long.
Current Porsche Cayenne may be one of the most versatile performance SUVs currently available on the market, but it has got a serious problem: it is old. In fact, it is so old that even the Biblical guy Methuselah looks like a boy scout when standing next to the German crossover SUV with its outdated sheet-metal and not especially inspiring plastic parts. JE Design, a tuning specialist of the same origin has made its own attempt at cosmetic surgery. Did they succeed? Hm…
There are tuners, there are super-tuners, and there is 9ff. Some limit their efforts to body parts and some hire the best of the best engineers in their field to create extensive engine upgrade programs that turn mundane cars into low-flying jets. As you have probably already guessed, the German tuning specialist doesn’t waste its time and energy creating plastic body kits and exclusive velour floor mats. Instead, they turn your “ordinary” 2008 Porsche 911 into a rocket that takes less than five seconds to accelerate from zero to 200 kilometers per hour.
The German Hofele Design tuning studio, which is specializing on making appearance kits for vehicles like Audi Q7, and different flavors of Volkswagens, introduced its new GT 500 body kit for the facelifted 2009 Porsche Cayenne SUV.
The German tuner will use the soon to be opened motor show in Frankfurt to unveil its revised TechArt Magnum personalization program for the refreshed Porsche Cayenne family of performance SUVs. Although the program doesn’t include an engine upgrade, it will at least make your beloved Cayenne look like it is ready to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The new Porsche 911 Turbo (model 997) has been exposed to yet another set of modifications from a major tuning specialist. Introduced last year as the 996 model’s replacement, the car not only looks extremely cool, but also offers more sleek, aerodynamic body with “historic” headlights and significantly revised interior that now better suits this ultra-luxury sports car. Still, lots of European tuners think that there is a room for improvement.
The Italian tuning specialist has unveiled its new Cayman-based baby: the StudioTorino RK Coupe. Painted fiery red and having all its body panels remodeled to better match its sources of inspiration -German and Italian supercars from 1960s- the coupe’s total production run will be limited to just a few thousands, which makes it even more exclusive than a super-expensive hand-built Swiss chronometer.