Porsche lovers may be conflicted at times when trying to choose between a manual or PDK automatic transmission for the 911, Macan, Panamera, 718 Boxster, or the 718 Cayman. This could partly be due to some misunderstanding about how the PDK transmission works. So here’s a summary of its operation to help clarify it.
The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera is one of the new 992 models. This new generation has received some significant changes to keep it fresh. All new 992s are getting a wider stance previously used only on the GTS and all-wheel-drive models. This gives the 911 Carrera a more muscular look and a wider wheel track including a 2-inch wider front wheel spacing. Other changes include slightly flattened headlight bubbles, a square front trunk lid, the addition of a reflector bar visually connecting the rear taillights, and the rear spoiler has been widened to extend into the fenders.
Porsche has sold more than 460,000 of the sporty Macan models, more than either the venerable 911 or the Cayenne. It is Porsche’s best-selling model for good reason. The base Macan and S models got a refresh in 2019, but now it’s time for the Macan Turbo to have its turn.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season ended in Atlanta GA with the 10-hour Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta. When it was done, Porsche secured winning titles for the Drivers’ Champions Earl Bamber of New Zealand and Laurens Vanthoor of Belgium, as well as manufacturer and team titles for the season. The squad running the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR won the team title, and in the GTD class the 911 GT3R placed third.
Over the years, Porsche has created 24 variations of the legendary 911. The 992 model debuted in 2019 with the introduction of the 2020 Carrera S. What this means is that the Turbo, Targa, Carrera T, GT3, and even the GT2 will also be eventually released. But let’s focus on the base Carrera for a moment.
The 2020 Porsche Taycan is Porsche’s first modern all-electric vehicle, but it’s more than that and it’s not Porsche’s first electric car. In 1898 Porsche entered the vehicle market with an electric car. However, the Taycan is the world’s first all-electric sports car with the fit and finish you would expect from Porsche.
Have you heard of a hybrid vehicle that emits pops from the exhaust system when decelerating or accelerating through the gears? You will hear those sounds reminiscent of a sports car engine when you drive the new 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid. This isn’t your grandmother’s hybrid.
With summer now here, it’s a great time to drive a convertible, and a perfect choice is the 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder. Even if you don’t have sunny skies you will still get a thrill driving the 718 Spyder. Even sitting still the Spyder has a unique look with the radiator heat exhaust port just ahead of the hood and side air bypass vents that move air out ahead of the front wheels to improve downforce. The rear spoiler activates at 75 MPH and along with the rear diffuser offers owners the first Boxster member to actively create rear axle downforce. There is also the dual humps behind the seats which pay homage to the Porsche 550 Spyder and the two previous Boxster Spyders.
The Porsche Cayenne Coupé has three new models to choose from; Standard, S, and Turbo. The frame and engine are shared with the Cayenne, but there are some significant changes to support the Coupé line including a sleek roofline which is 0.78 inches lower than the Cayenne, a different suspension, body changes, interior refinements, and custom 22-inch wheels.
There have only been five Porsche Speedster limited edition vehicles produced since 1948, and the new 2019 911 Speedster is the first one based on the GT3 Touring platform. What has resulted is the creation of an open-top roadster with an aggressive performance profile. Only 1,948 of these special 911 Speedsters will be created with delivery starting in late 2019.