Porsche could use abandoned F1 engine in new hypercar
Reports suggest the stillborn six-pot could be used in a 918 successor. Porsche's stillborn Formula 1 engine project could find a new lease of life in the manufacturer's next halo car according to reports. Autocar is reporting that the six cylinder engine, made as Porsche was evaluating a return to F1 for the 2021 season, could power the successor to the 918 Spyder.
This is the new Porsche Boxster Spyder , now essentially a Porsche GT4 with a retractable roof! The Boxster Spyder has received the full GT treatment with an
During the Industry Pool I have filmed the 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder ! You see it on track during some test laps. Power is expected to come from the
When it comes to celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Mini, what better way to let your hair down and party like it’s 1959 again than releasing a 160mph tearaway like the new John Cooper Works GP?
To be specific, the third-generation GP is a 164mph tearaway. As anyone that’s followed the Mini’s evolution will know, the range has matured since the evocative name returned to our roads in 2001. And the GP is no exception.
Where the original, supercharged R53 was a handbuilt special that was assembled by Bertone and finished by Mini dealers, its R56 successor was more sophisticated, a car that you could drive to the Nurburgring for a hot lap or five without regretting the decision the moment you hit the first stretch of motorway.
Porsche Cayman GT4 v Renault Megane RS Trophy R review - which is fastest?
Can a hatchback ever compete with a pure sports car? The Nurburgring record-breaking Megane RS Trophy-R stands a better chance than mostThe 2019 Cayman GT4 picks up where the old GT4 left-off, with a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat six engine rather than the four-cylinder turbo of standard Caymans.
Повторите попытку позже. Опубликовано: 30 июн. 2019 г. A firebrand. A go-getter. Aiming for the skies. The new 718 Spyder is an exclamation mark in a world full of ‘what ifs’. And it is a promise – to every road and to every driver. Here is a roadster with no two quite the same.
This vehicle Introduced in 2016, the present age Porsche Boxster got a couple of significant changes appeared differently in relation to its precursor.
Since Mini showed the latest GP concept at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, a lot of drivers have dared to dream that the third-generation car might recapture some of the attitude of the original car, which was a bit of a riot on the right stretch of road. That’s because the concept, overseen by Oliver Heilmer, looked for all the world like a TCR touring car.
That attitude remains intact for the production model. Each car bears its number on the front wheelarch extensions, which are fashioned from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic of the sort found in the BMW i3. The stance is, well, slammed, and those arch extensions allow for 40mm of extra track compared with a JCW hatch.
The back wing is nearly as large as an original Mini and the neat looking 18-inch alloy wheels wear 225/35 Hankook Ventus tyres, with a choice of treaded S1 Evo Z rubber or semi-slick TD versions.
Porsche Cayman GT4 v Renault Megane RS Trophy R review - which is fastest?
Today, we review the Porsche Cayman GT4 and the Renault Megane RS Trophy R. Matt Prior and James Disdale take both cars to Anglesey race circuit for a track test to find out which is quicker: the Porsche pure sports car or the Renault hot hatchback. The 2019 Cayman GT4 picks up where the old GT4 left-off, with a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat six engine rather than the four-cylinder turbo of standard Caymans. The 2019 Megane Trophy R also does what its predecessors did: it's a front-wheel drive master, with a powerful 2.0-litre four cylinder engine, no back seats and is so fast that it's the front-wheel drive Nurburgring lap record holder. Join us, then, as we find out whether the Cayman GT4 or Megane Trophy R is quicker. New videos are uploaded to Autocar each week. Don't miss a single one. Subscribe now: http://smarturl.it/autocar Watch next: Lamborghini Huracan Evo v McLaren 600LT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DWzuoR3RuU&t=130s Ford Ranger Raptor v Bowler Bulldog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwbVOOv8jVM&t=2s 1,000 miles in the new McLaren GT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJg7W95wMW4 Visit our website at http://www.autocar.co.uk Autocar, the world's leading motoring magazine and website, delivers industry-leading news, the most in-depth car reviews and opinion from our team of experts.
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The Porsche Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder are probably the greatest gifts Porsche could give the true enthusiast. Both cars (yes, even the Spyder ) have the front axle from the 911 GT3. At the rear, there's a reinforced lightweight axle; due to the different engine position of the 718 , you can't simply
I drop into the passenger seat of a car wearing the semi-slick tyres. Remember, there’s only one passenger seat in the GP, with the back chairs binned and a bright red brace spanning the space. My driver is Jürgen Metz, who developed the chassis of the latest GP. That could be good news; he has worked on both previous iterations and has benchmarked competitor vehicles including the RenaultSport Megane and Honda Civic Type-R, so should have a feel for what makes a GP distinct.
The acceleration is fast but the engine remains just a tad characterless and nothing like the first GP’s manic little supercharged 1.6-litre unit. With such a flat torque curve, speed builds in a predictably linear fashion, and there isn’t a rush toward the rev limit from the 302bhp motor. Mini says the GP takes 5.2 seconds to get from 0-62mph, and can continue all the way to its top speed of 164mph (no limiter here, thank you very much).
Porsche and Lucasfilm create one-off Star Wars spaceship
Stuttgart teams up with movie giant to design a fantasy fighter with sports car-derived design cuesNamed Tri-Wing S-91 x Pegasus Starfighter, the starship will be presented as a five-foot-long scale model measuring at the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on 16 December.
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The most noticeable characteristic is the rigid structure. With a front strut brace, the brace in the back of the cabin and strengthening beneath the back of the car, it responds immediately to changes of direction and exhibits a high level of mechanical grip, at least on the semi-slick TD tyres. The return to a mechanical limited-slip differential should help get the driver more involved, but anyone that buys one can no longer get involved in setting up the suspension; the passive springs and damper set-up aren’t adjustable like they were on the last GP.
Will the brakes be up to it? They’re borrowed from the Clubman and Cooper JCW, and those weren’t entirely confidence inspiring on test cars we drove at the BMW and Mini West Coast Performance Centre, at Thermal Raceway, so how well the system will handle the lighter, faster GP remains to be seen.
Talking of weight, the GP is only 10 kilos lighter than a JCW hatch, compared with almost 50kg of savings on the first GP. That’s because of the bracing, larger brakes and changes to the cooling systems, as well as the eight-speed automatic gearbox.
2020 Porsche 911 Speedster video review: the best convertible Porsche ever?
Last-of-the-line 991 generation 911 could be the best open roof Porsche ever made - we drive it in the UK to find out if it's a classic in spite of poor weatherWith a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated engine, a six-speed manual gearbox, and GT-department suspension the Speedster is the last of the line for the 991-generation 911. It's incredibly focused to drive and engaging, like the best Porsches, on road or the track.
2019 718 Porsche Boxster Spyder spied with the roof down. Now that we're entering summer, the weather has become ideal for convertible driving, and Porsche testers seem to agree. A 2019 718 Boxster Spyder was spotted testing with its complex — but lightweight — soft top lowered.
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It’s not the fastest-shifting transmission. Petra Beck, product leader for the GP defends the use of the automatic unit over a manual gearbox, pointing to the car’s lap time at places like the Nurburging. But surely the point of the GP is how involved it makes the driver feel, rather than what split seconds it’s able to shave from a leaderboard?
A total of 3000 GPs will be built at Mini’s Oxford factory, with 575 for the UK market, and around half of those are accounted for already. During the event, talk amongst BMW executives is of how difficult it is to get low-volume cars like this one through emissions approval. Whether that means this GP might be the end of the road for the most feisty Mini of all is probably something few car enthusiasts won’t want to spend too much time mulling over.
Where Thermal Raceway, California Price £33,895 (NZ$68,000) On sale Now Engine 1998cc turbocharged four-cylinder petrol Power 302bhp at 5000-6250rpm Torque 332lb ft at 1750-4500rpm Gearbox eight-speed automatic Kerb weight 1255kg Top speed 164mph 0-62mph 5.2sec Economy TBA CO2 TBA Rivals xxxx
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Added six appeal: New 2020 Porsche 718 GTS 4.0 Cayman and Boxster .
Modified version of the 4.0-litre flat-six engine from the GT4 model features in the latest version of the 718 GTS pairing The post Added six appeal: New 2020 Porsche 718 GTS 4.0 Cayman and Boxster appeared first on Motoring Research.