After more than 50 years, the Porsche 911 line will still catch the attention of aficionados and bystanders alike, and the 2018 Turbo S is no exception. Some say the adjectives are now overused — it’s amazing, it’s powerful, it’s perfect. But once you drive the Porsche 911 Turbo S you will be spouting those same adjectives.
The 2019 Porsche Macan hasn’t been subjected to an overhaul this year, because the Macan was already exciting and a load of fun to drive. What has been done is the addition of features to emphasize style and add to driver comfort.
The Porsche Pamnamera lost its GTS badging with the last redesign in 2017. Now Porsche is bringing back the Panamera GTS with a new V-8 engine with twin turbochargers and a big kick in performance. As they have been doing with other GTS models in the line, Porsche is adding a lot of standard performance features and some new technology to boot.
The next generation of the venerable Porsche 911 will be revealed at the November 2018 LA Auto Show. Porsche brought several pre-production models to the San Francisco area to test them in the varying road and weather conditions that area is known for. Here are some reflections from passengers who rode with the test drivers.
The 2019 Lamborghini Urus combines the best of luxury, performance sports car, and sport utility vehicle to offer you a SUV which will outperform anything in its class. It is best defined as a super sport utility vehicle, delivering pure emotional satisfaction over every mile and any terrain. And, it will be coming to Manhattan Motorcars this fall!
If such a thing is possible, Bentley has added even more luxury to the 2017 Mulsanne. Bentley’s keystone sedan is now quieter, smoother, and … well, luxurious. For owners interested in additional rear seat room, there is even an Extended Wheelbase with 9.8 inches of wheelbase dedicated to the rear seats.
The Lamborghini Spyder is no ordinary vehicle. Just by looking at the sports car, you can tell it channels physics into a fun, fast, and fascinating vehicle. If you want to learn more about the 2019 Lamborghini Huracan Performance Spyder, continue reading.
Porsche surprised and delighted their loyal owners when they announced last year they were bringing back a manual transmission for the Porsche 911 GT3. Why make such a move when the PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission can shift more quickly? Porsche believes the driving experience should be about emotion, not just efficiency. The 911 GT3 is specially tuned for performance on the track, and the manual will simply add to the thrill. It uses a naturally aspirated 4.0 liter flat-six engine. It’s rated for 500 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. This is the last non-turbocharged engine in Porsche’s inventory.
The 24 hours of Le Mans were run June 16-17, 2018 at the fabled Circuit de la Sarthe. Porsche once again made history by winning both GTE classes at Le Mans, one of the world’s most difficult long-distance competitions. This was the 86th Le Mans 24 Hours, and Porsche 911 RSR number 92 placed first in the GTE-Pro division. This first and second place finish has extended Porsche’s lead in both the driver’s and manufacturer’s classes of the FIA WEC world championship.
Porsche continues to provide the market with the best of both worlds in the Manhattan 2018 Macan — a sports car with all the convenience of a SUV. You don’t have to compromise for some ho-hum SUV when you can drive the Macan with its choice of five powerful engines. Throw in a stylish exterior and a luxury interior and you won’t even look at other SUVs.