Porsche will be out to impress at this years IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. The German manufacturer has already stated its aim of selling 200,000 vehicles a year by 2015. The Volkswagen AG owned high-performance car builder will we showcasing and impressive collection of cars at this years event.
Porsche 918 Spyder
We have all been waiting for the unveiling of the production ready 918 to battle the LaFerrari and McLaren P1. Porsche showed the crowds at Pebble Beach the closest road ready 918 we have seen. The 918 Spyder is predicted to feature a 4.6-liter V8 engine linked with two electric motors. The combined horsepower is expected to be somewhere around a monstrous 885hp, with the petrol powered engine alone producing over 600 hp. The two electric motors will make up the remaining 300hp! These figures are still only speculative and we hope Porsche will confirm all the stats this week at Frankfurt!
The face-lifted Panamera is arguably better looking than the last generation of the executive saloon. The Stuttgart-based company will presented the plug-in-hybrid with the new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, a Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive and a Porsche Panamera 4S at the Shanghai Auto Show this year. At the beginning of next year, a new diesel engine with 300hp will replace the current diesel and also a new Porsche Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S Executive will become available.
Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Porsche 911, Porsche announced a special commemorative model, the 2014 Porsche 911 50 Years Edition. The car is based on the popular 395hp Porsche Carrera S and features a selection of modern and retro design elements to pay homage to the legacy of the Porsche 911 such as the modern take on the classic Fuchs style wheels, redesigned wing mirrors, special badges and chrome trim.
1963 units of the 911 50 Years Edition will be created, significant as 1963 marks the year when the Porsche 911 was first created. From a styling standpoint, the 2014 Porsche 911 50 Years Edition features a wider body seen on the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S.
Unique touches also appear in the interior with the car featuring green dials with white needles and fabric seats similar to those featured on Porsche 911’s from the 1960’s. Furthermore, the car then features brushed aluminium inlays on the dashboard, door cards, center console and transmission surround.
Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S:
Porche will be showcasing the 911 Turbo and Turbo S, which we tested a few weeks ago.
Both cars are extremely capable and very quick. The 2014 Porsche 991 Turbo comes with a turbocharged 3.8-litre six-cylinder with direct petrol injection producing 520 hp in the 911 Turbo and 560 hp in the Turbo S. It comes with two turbochargers and variable turbine geometry. Together with a new thermal management system for the turbo engine, fuel efficiency technologies have reduced average fuel consumption up to 16%.
Compared to previous models, the power level of the 911 Turbo was boosted by 20 hp and its torque was increased 10 Newton metres up to 660Nm. In the S model, power was increased by 30 hp and torque was increased by 10 Nm to an unbelievable 710 Nm. The power hike was achieved primarily through improving engine efficiency with higher combustion pressures, new valve timing and ignition angle tuning. In the engine of the S model, charge pressure was increased to 1.2 bar to enhance power and maximum engine speed was increased 200 rpm to 7,200 rpm.
The Turbo will hit 60mph in a respectable 3.4seconds and the Turbo S smashes through the 60mph mark in a supercar busting 3.1 seconds, certainly rapid enough to keep up with the bombastic Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.