The New Porsche 911 GT3 With 3 Piece Wheels and New Drivetrain

The Porsche 911 has spawned numerous variants throughout its history ranging from the luxurious to the hardcore, stripped-down models designed for maximum performance on the racetrack. The past 20 years has seen the 911 be made into a special GT3 model variant that focuses on creating the best driving experience on the race track by offering a number of exclusive options, weight saving measures, and high-performance technology to make the 911 into a race car for the road. The newest 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3 carries on the success of the previous GT3 models and becomes the fastest of its kind to ever hit the race track thanks to new aerodynamics, a better powertrain, 3 piece wheels, and an array of new technology.

One of the special parts of the Porsche 911 GT3 is its powertrain that has always been a high-revving version of the standard 911 Carrera S engine and a manual transmission. For the new 991-generation of the GT3, a few things changed, most notably being the transmission. Instead of the standard six-speed manual, a seven-speed reinforced and modified PDK duala-clutch transmission is used that is similar to those used in the company's racing programs. While this may ruffle the feathers of true Porsche enthusiasts, they'll be happy to see a high-revving 3.8-liter flat-six powering the rear 3 piece wheels. The engine is capable of reaching speeds of 9,000 RPM and produces 475 hp at 8,250 RPM and 324 lb. ft. of torque at 6,250 RPM. This allows the super car to reach 60 mph from rest in only 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 195 mph, good for a faster Nurburgring lap time than its more powerful 997 911 GT2 predecessor.

Much of the Porsche 911 GT3's success as a track car and in terms of sales is largely due to its nimble chassis. The car is based on the wider body of the 911 Carrera 4S model to improve traction and maneuverability, and features special motorsports upgrades such as aluminum components and 3 piece wheels. Parts of the suspension such as the springs and dampers are made from lighter materials and offer better bound, rebound, and height characteristics for improved overall performance. New lightweight aluminum alloy brakes are used that feature four-piston monoblock calipers and 380 mm ventilated discs that are cooled by new integrated ducting. New 3 piece wheels with a center locking mechanism and forged aluminum alloy construction help to reduce weight at the wheel hub and provide better overall performance.

New technology also helps to make the Porsche 911 GT3 more composed and perform better on the race track. Porsche Active Suspension Management helps to instantly alter the damper settings to keep the car composed and handling well during tight turns and elevation changes. Porsche Torque Vectoring brakes the inside 3 piece wheel during a turn to provide more agile handling in tight turns and corners. For the first time rear-axle steering is used to virtually elongate the track of both front and rear axles for better grip characteristics.

New aerodynamics are also featured on the 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3. A larger rear spoiler wing, new side skirts, a new front splitter, and advanced bumper design with cooling inlets are all improvements over the previous generation that reduce drag and increase downforce for better overall performance.

Douglas Cougevan is a contributing writer at COR Wheels. COR Wheels specializes in 3 piece wheels, 3 piece wheels and monoblock rims in a variety of both traditional step lip, reverse, and concave designs.

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2014 Porsche Cayman – Lightning Fast!

cr 47007bd1402e486638658db00b6ac52f Porsche Caymen 2014The Porsche Cayman is lightning fast and a thrill to ride being so close to the road.  It's sleek hood design and some really cool and comfortable sport seats show off the Cayman's inherent qualities.  The 2014 Porsche Cayman is truly special and provides the motor enthusiast with something fantastic to drive and experience as well as for onlookers to admire.

At the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2014 Porsche Cayman was revealed which is lighter, speedier, more efficient and more powerful than its predecessor.  At $63K the S variant has appoximately 325 horsepower with a 3.4 liter motor that can achieve 60mph in 4.4 seconds.  The base model starts at $52K and includes a 2.7 liter(6 cylinder engine) 275 horsepower engine.  For either model the manual or PDK transmissons are available.

The Porsche Cayman Turbo model is geared by a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder (turbo boxer engine) which is capable of achieving approximately 348-hp and 368 foot pounds of torque. By adjoining to the PDK 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, a 0 to 62 mph sprint for the Porsche Cayman Turbo is possible in about 4.9 seconds.

The 2014 Porsche Cayman power is derived from a 2.7 liter engine comprehending 275 horsepower and allowing for a 0 to 60 mph time of 5.13 seconds (Sport Chrono Package). The 2014 Porsche Cayman S is powered by a 325 horsepower (3.4 liter engine) providing for a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.41 seconds achieved via the Sport Chrono package. The 2.5-liter turbocharged 4 cylinder version of the Cayman should be even faster than the S variant out now.  Prices start at $52,650 = Porsche Cayman and Cayman S = $63,750.

Resale pricing on Porsche cars remains among the best in the industry so making any purchase is a non-risk event for the auto consumer.

The new Porsche Cayman Turbo will make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt, Germany Motor Show.

Porsche 2013 918 RSR

Porsche originally revealed the 2013 Porsche 918 at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. Some automotive experts refered to the Porsche 918 RSR as a cross between the 2011 Geneva Auto Show concept and the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid which ran so well for so long at the 2011 Nurburgring 24hours race.

The 2013 Porsche 918 RSR uses a direct injection V8 derived from the Porsche RS Spyder and tuned to develop 555 horsepower at 10,3000rpm, but adds to that with a pair of electric motors on the front wheels that each contribute a further 101 horsepower, bringing the Porsche 918 RSR’s total power output to 757 horsepower.

If you compare the Porsche 918 RSR with the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, the GT3 R Hybrid’s energy is harvested under braking and stored in a flywheel spinning at up to 36,000rpm and mounted where Porsche usually install the passenger seat. A button on the steering wheel allows the driver to use the power in eight second bursts. The two electric motors are linked, allowing the 918 RSR to vector torque between the front wheels, improving traction. One weird installment made by Porsche which was a fan on the rear deck between the intakes of Porsche 918 RSR. Porsche has not yet revealed if the fan actually serves any purpose. Perhaps the rear spoiler which identically dimensioned to that of the Porsche RS Spyder does serve a purpose. The color which is liquid metal chrome blue, according to Porsche is new, but it is hard to avoid the feeling that the scheme has been chosen to replicate the classic Gulf colors. Have you noticed the number 22? That number is important because it is the same with the ones on the 1971 Porsche 917 short tail that won the Le Mans having covered a record distance of 3315,21 miles. The interior of 2013 Porsche 918 RSR has racing atmosphere domination from the figure-hugging bucket seats, the gear flasher on the steering wheel, a minimalistic dash and center console with rocker switched, and instead of second seat, a flywheel accumulator right of the center console.

How much is the base price of this Porsche hybrid car? It is in the neighborhood of $600,000.

Stars and Cars: Lindsay Lohan Hits a Man with Porsche Panamera

Lindsay Lohan's Porsche Panamera

Tell us what you think if we mention Lindsay Lohan other than drugs, alcohol, party all the time, lesbian love with DJ Samantha Ronson, the detention, problem with father, and Herbie movie which probably one thing she did it right. So, what’s up with LiLo this time? Well, it seems like the not so A-list Hollywood celebrity is going to add more record on her rap sheet as she reportedly involved in hit and run with her Porsche Panamera.

Yup… it seems like the Porsche 911 wasn’t big enough for Lindsay Lohan to store her stuffs and so she changed the ride into Panamera which offers her more room with the same power and speed. According to autoevolution.com, the actress wanted to leave a club in Hollywood and when her Panamera couldn’t exit the parking lot due to the group of people who were standing on the way. The classy German saloon tried to turn and got out but accidentally hit a man in the process.

Actually, Lindsay Lohan’s Porsche Panamera was barely scrapped and the man who later found out that he was the manager of a local establishment wasn’t injured. Furthermore, our aforementioned source reported that LiLo fled the scene with her Panamera without anybody getting out seeing if the person was alright. Good thing for LiLo as she wasn’t drive the German four-door saloon although no official report who drove the vehicle.

Tuning Series: Porsche Carrera 4S Covered in Gold

Porsche Carrera 4S Covered in Gold

Do you know that Chinese has two favorite and must have colors on every happy occasion or where they celebrate something? Yup… the Chinese always have red and gold as their favorite colors where the red is intended to scare away the ghosts and other uninvited bad spirits while the gold symbolizes fortune and wealth. But, one Chinese owner of Porsche Carrera 4S decided that his German sportscar is his wealth that is why he covered it with what we refer as one of the most expensive paintjobs in the world.

The Carrera 4S we attached on this article is covered in gold foil wrap. You see, covering your vehicle like what the owner of the German sportscar did is considered to be new method and technology in tuning world. We don’t know if the gold foil wrap is made from actual gold or not, but we think that the shiny foil is pretty much takes the luxurious level of the Porsche Carrera 4S one bar higher.

Just so you know, according autoevolution.com, before the Chinese puts the golf foil wrap on the Porsche Carrera 4S, an Arab millionaire – which not surprise us at all – coated his ride with actual gold. What a way to spend the wealth you have, eh? The whole body of the German sportscar is covered in gold wrapping including the big fixed rear wing and the wheels, but not the taillights as they are blacked-out.