In case you didn’t realize…APRIL FOOLS!!!
Although there is some accuracy to a Chrysler 100 and Rolls-Royce SUV, none of these are reality. Were you fooled??
The Supervan for Supermoms:
Porsche has been adding new types of vehicles to their lineup for the past few years, trying to move into markets in which they’ve never been. First there was the Cayenne SUV, then the Panamera Sedan, to the Macan small SUV, and they waited until after the New York International Auto Show to release this…
The first image of the Porsche Ducane minivan. It will be built on an up-scaled version of the Volkswagen Routan platform (which is shared with Dodge/Chrysler) but it won’t be powered by the same Chrysler engine as the Routan. No kids, mommy gets the same V8 engine as the Cayenne S, which pushes 400hp. Not only is it the most powerful production minivan ever, it gets a set of Cayenne wheels and brakes making it one of the safest minivans as well.
Now you may think there’s no market for this type of luxurious super-minivan, and you may be right. But tell that to the folks who buy brand new fully loaded Toyota Siennas that would love that extra 100hp and the sound of a sports car exhaust rumbling beneath their kids’ butts. Pricing is said to fall somewhere between the Boxster and Cayenne.
First & Last: Porsche Celebrates 50 Years of the 911
To celebrate 50-years, Porsche showed off the new GT3 alongside Jerry Seinfeld’s own immaculate 911, the first one imported into the U.S. They’re both beautiful in their own ways.
Which would you choose if you were given the option?
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Porsche 997 Sport Classic: 1 of 250
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Porsche 991 Carrera vs. Carrera S:
I know, I know, you probably haven’t really been wondering what the differences are between the new Porsche 991 Carrera and Carrera S until now that you read that title. Well now that you’re wondering..
These are the differences in standard and optional features straight from the Porsche website, everything else is the same (and there are endless identical features for both):
- 3.4L 6-cylinder making 350hp/287 lb-ft torque
- Top speed 179mph
- 0-60mph in 4.6 second
- Resonance intake system
- Dual-pass exhaust system with 2 single-tube tailpipes in brushed stainless steel
- Front 19-inch Carrera alloy wheels with 235/40 ZR 19 performance summer tires
- Rear 19-inch Carrera alloy wheels with 285/35 ZR 19 performance summer tires
- 4-piston aluminum fixed monobloc calipers front & rear
- Brake disc diameter: 330mm front & rear
- Black brake calipers
- Rear 911 Carrera badge
- Height: 51.30-in
- Curb weight: 3,042 lbs
- Door entry guards with Carrera logo (Carrera S logo available for posers)
- Coat hooks on seat backrests and B-pillar
- Price: $84,300
- 3.8L 6-cylinder making 400hp/325 lb-ft torque
- Top speed 188mph
- 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds
- Resonance intake system with control valve
- Four-pass multi-flow exhaust system with valve control and 2 twin-tube tailpipes in brushed stainless steel
- Front 20-inch Carrera S alloy wheels with 245/35 ZR 20 performance summer tires
- Rear 20-inch Carrera S allow wheels with 295/30 ZR 20 performance summer tires
- Ride height lowered 10mm (.39-in)
- Sport suspension
- Porsche dynamic chassis control
- 6-piston aluminum fixed monobloc calipers front & 4-piston aluminum fixed monobloc calipers rear
- Brake disc diameter: 340mm front & 330mm rear
- Red brake calipers
- Rear Carrera S badge
- Height: 50.98-in
- Curb weight: 3,075 lbs
- Door entry guards with Carrera S logo
- Price: $98,900
…and surprisingly, fuel mileage stays the same for both cars even though the Carrera S increases horsepower by 50 and weight by 33 lbs.
In conclusion, the Carrera S costs $14,600 more, but in the end there are some pretty significant differences and surely the ‘S’ owner will appreciate every extra penny spent.