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World premiere of the New Porsche 911 Targa @ NAIAS

At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Porsche is presenting the latest generation of the extravagant 911 model to the public. This model is the first to combine the classic Targa concept with state-of-the-art roof technology. Just like the legendary original Targa model, the new model features the characteristic wide bar in place of the B-pillars, a movable roof section above the front seats and a wraparound rear window with no C-pillar.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

But unlike the classic models, the roof segment on the new Targa can be opened and closed at the push of a button. When the button is actuated, the fully automatic roof system stows the convertible top behind the rear seat system, providing a real spectacle. The rear-weighted design of the PTM all-wheel drive fitted as standard is a typical Porsche feature, and guarantees that this latest 911 model also offers optimum driving dynamics on all road surfaces and in all weather conditions.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

With these features, the new 911 Targa is presenting itself as a high-quality, innovative remake of the classic vehicle from 1965. The model shares a great deal in common with the 911 Carrera 4 cabriolet models; up to the window line, the technology and body of the vehicles is more or less the same. The combination of the wide rear end that is typical of all-wheel drive models, the Targa bar and the dome-shaped rear window gives the latest 911 an extremely sporty appearance and a low-slung profile. 

As with the predecessor model, the new Targa generation comes in two versions available exclusively with all-wheel drive. The 911 Targa 4 is powered by a 3.4-litre, 350 hp (257 kW) flat engine. Equipped with the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Sport Chrono package, this model accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds and boasts a top speed of 282 km/h. Its NEDC fuel consumption figures are between 9.5 and 8.7 litres/100 km, depending on transmission, which corresponds to a CO2 emissions level of between 223 and 204 g/km. The top model is the 911 Targa 4S, which delivers 400 hp (294 kW) from a displacement of 3.8 litres.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

This model reaches a top speed of 296 km/h and, with the PDK and Sport Chrono package fitted, accelerates in 4.4 seconds. Its fuel consumption fluctuates between 10.0 and 9.2 litres per 100 km, depending on transmission, which corresponds to a CO2 level of between 237 and 214 g/km. With these figures, the model is on a par with the high standard set by the 911 Carrera 4 cabriolet models in terms of engine and road performance, as well as efficiency. Both sports cars are certified for compliance with the Euro 6 emissions standard. 

The new 911 Targa model is scheduled to be launched in Malaysia Q3 2014.

Photo Gallery: 2014 Porsche 911 Targa

All New 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Unveiled

I am not sure about what you think. However, I agreed that the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the most successful race car in the world. In each continent, Porsche having its own successful cup races.

 

The new edition of the 911 GT3 Cup is the motorsports version of the future 911 GT3 and as such is the first race car that is based on the 7th generation (991 series) of the sports car icon from Zuffenhausen. The 911 GT3 Cup will be run exclusively in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2013. The car for one-make racing made its debut on the occasion of the end of motorsport season “Night of Champions” celebration at the R&D Centre in Weissach.

 

The 911 GT3 Cup is always identical to the GT3 RS. So, this is how the upcoming 911 GT3 RS will look alike minus the stickers and the large rear spoiler. So, I speculate the new 911 GT3 RS will look amazing for sure!

 

2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

 

The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is powered by a 3.8-litre flat 6 cylinder engine that generating 460hp (338kW) @ 7,500rpm and mated with a 6-speed dog-type gearbox developed by Porsche Motorsport which is operated via shift paddles at the steering wheel for the first time in a Porsche brand trophy race car transmits the power to the rear axle. Precisely, it is now 10hp more than its predecessor.

 

The single piece race wheels with centre mount were also newly designed by Porsche Motorsport. The width of the Michelin race slicks was increased by 2cm to 27cm at the front and by 10mm at the rear axle to now measure 31cm.

 

2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

 

A newly developed race braking system further improves the excellent endurance qualities compared to its successful predecessor. The 380mm slotted and inner-vented steel brake rotors at the front axle are decelerated by 6-piston aluminium fixed callipers. The rear axle features a 4-piston version.

 

On the safety aspect, the newly designed safety cage protects the driver in case of a roll or a collision as does a newly developed race seat which is distinctively shaped around the head and shoulders and can be adjusted individually with the help of padding. A rescue hatch in the roof provides easy access for primary medical attention and for the extrication of the driver.

 

2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

 

“The new 911 GT3 Cup is much easier to drive at the limit,” says Porsche works driver Timo Bernhard, who was significantly involved in the development of the new vehicle. “The car is excellently balanced. The new axle geometry is enormously positive for the handling. Apart from that the new Cup 911 is great fun to drive.”

 

Like its predecessor the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is produced in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen on the same assembly line as the road legal models. At the Motorsport Centre in Weissach it receives a general set-up for the circuit and is tested by a professional race driver before delivery to the customers. Just like its predecessors, the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is only available exclusively in white.

 

Photo Gallery: 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

The New Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S @ 2012 Paris Motor Show

The new 991 series of Porsche 911 has introduced the new generation of the 911 Carrera 4 and 4S. The 911 Carrera 4 comes with the latest version of the active all-wheel drive system PTM (Porsche Traction Management). The typical Porsche all-wheel drive with rear-focused layout in this latest 911 version guarantees maximum vehicle dynamics in wider road and climate conditions.

 

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 und 4S

 

The new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 will make its first public appearance at the 2012 Paris International Motor Show. The new 911 models will launch at the end of 2012.

 

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 und 4S

 

The new all-wheel drive 911 is being launched on the market in four versions – as the 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S and each as Coupé and Cabriolet. They sport the same traits as the rear-wheel drive versions: their lightweight body design, suspension, engines and gearboxes are identical, the only exception being modifications related to the all-wheel drive. This means that despite a higher level of engine and driving performance, all four models consume significantly less fuel than the previous models; total savings for individual versions are as much as 16 per cent. In addition, the new 911 Carrera 4 is up to 65 kg lighter in weight.

 

The most distinct identifying feature of the 911 with all-wheel drive is still the wide rear section: compared to the two-wheel drive 911 Carrera models, the rear wheel housings each extend further outward by 22 mm, and the rear tyres are each ten millimetres wider. The traditional red light band that connects the two taillights has also taken on a new form.

 

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The new 911 Carrera 4 models have a 7-speed manual gearbox as standard, and the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox is available as an option. The 911 Carrera 4 Coupé with 350 hp can sprint from 0-100 km/h in as little as 4.5 seconds, 4.7 seconds for the Carbiolet and reach a top speed of up to 285 km/h, while 282/h for the Cabriolet. Fuel consumption with PDK is 8.6 l/100 km for the Coupé and 8.7 l/100 km for the Cabriolet.

 

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 und 4S

 

The Coupé and Cabriolet of the 911 Carrera 4 S each have a 3.8-litre rear-mounted boxer engine that produces 400 hp. The acceleration takes 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds for the Coupé, while 4.3 seconds for the Cabriolet. The top speed up to 299km/h for the Coupé, while 296km/h for the Cabriolet. Fuel consumption values with PDK are 9.1 l/100 km for the Coupé and 9.2 l/100 km for the Cabriolet.

 

In the new 911 Carrera 4, a new menu in the instrument cluster informs the driver how the PTM all-wheel drive is currently distributing engine power. In addition, with the debut of the 911 Carrera all-wheel drive models Porsche is introducing the optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) to the entire model range, which controls distance to traffic ahead and vehicle speed. When ordered with PDK, the ACC system adds the safety function Porsche Active Safe (PAS), which helps to prevent front-end collisions. In addition, Porsche offers a new sliding glass sunroof as an optional feature for the 911 Carrera Coupé. Driving 911 cars with a manual gearbox and Sport Chrono pack can now be even sportier: In Sport Plus mode, the system automatically double-declutches during downshifts.

 

Lastly, the new Carrera 4 and 4S models replace a very successful previous 997-series, of which a total of about 24,000 units have been sold since 2008.

 

Photo Gallery: 2013 Porsche Carrera 4/4S

Sime Darby Auto Performance Confirmed The Prices For The New 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S

Follow up from our previous article about the launch of the new 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S for Malaysia market that took place on 17th February 2012 at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.

 

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

Sime Darby Auto Performance has just confirmed the retail prices for Peninsular Malaysia and specifications of the new 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S.

 

911 Carrera

257 kW (350 hp) at 7,400 rpm

0 – 100 km/h :4.4 sec*

Top speed :287 km/h*

From RM 800,000

 

911 Carrera S

294 kW (400 hp) at 7,400 rpm

0 – 100 km/h:4.1 sec*

Top speed:302 km/h*

From RM 900,000

* 911 Carrera and Carrera S with Sport Chrono Package and PDK

 

Note: The above prices include a 4-year factory warranty and 4-year complimentary service and maintenance package. All above prices include all applicable duties and taxes and exclude registration fee, road tax and insurance. Specifications and prices are subject to change without prior notice. 

 

Photo Gallery: 2012 Porsche 911 Launched in Kuala Lumpur

 

Photo Gallery: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

A New Porsche 911 Crash in the Netherlands

It is interesting yet sore to see such a beautiful new Porsche 911 involved in collision with airbags deployed. According to news in the Netherlands, the driver was heading down a narrow street when he was greeted with a Volvo V50. With no room to move, the two collided.

 

 

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With any luck, this new Porsche 911 is likely to be repairable and back on the road. However, we wish that this car will not be exported to country like Malaysia as another reconditioned car that source from Europe by grey importer.