Porsche has created numerous concepts over the years, but just a handful have never been revealed to the public, that is until…now. One of these vehicles is the Porsche 919 Street. Put simply, it’s the road-going version of its Le Mans hybrid race car from 2017 that makes 900-horsepower, complete with carbon-fiber monocoque. Unlike most hypercars, this one does not have a large rear ring in the back, but it does boast a full-width LED light strip.
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What better way to kick off the 24 Hour Le Mans Season Opener than by driving the new safety car, a Porsche Taycan Turbo, from the automaker’s experience center in Hockenheim? That’s exactly what happened, using the vehicle’s battery-electric all-wheel-drive drivetrain with a permanent-magnet synchronous motor on each axle generating 671 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to Porsche Destination Charging, making sure the Taycan is charged was a breeze. Guests of selected hotels, golf courses and marinas can also access these 1,000+ charging points across 20 countries.
Cars with Luke wanted to take his Porsche Cayman GT4 out for a spirited drive one lazy Sunday, but little did he know that this journey would end up becoming a short film. Titled “The Sunday Escape,” think of this as just a day trip with no plan in mind driving around the beautiful Zurich, Switzerland. Compared to the standard Cayman, the GT4 boasts a 30mm lower ride height, upgraded brakes from the 991 GT3, a limited slip differential combined with Porsche Torque Vectoring, as well as Porsche Active Suspension Management with dampers derived from the 991 GT3.
First introduced nearly 13-years ago, the Gemballa Mirage GT is a mid-engine supercar based on the Porsche Carrera GT. Despite looking vastly different, the only performance modifications are a quad-pipe stainless steel exhaust system, ram-air intake system, and remapped ECU that boosts output to 670 hp, or to be more specific, 58 hp more than the factory Carrera GT. This one-of-a-kind specimen is headed to auction at RM Sotheby’s with 4,038 miles on the odometer, with an expected selling price between €775,000 – €875,000 ($861,505 – $972,667).
If the Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S are just a bit too pricey for your tastes, there’s the Taycan 4S. This entry-level model is offered with two battery sizes; the standard Performance Battery that generates 522 hp and the optional Performance Battery Plus, which churns out 563 hp. The single-layer Performance Battery comes standard with a total capacity of 79.2 kWh, while the two-layer Performance Battery Plus from the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo with a capacity of 93.4 kWh can be selected as an option.