Spanish designer Miguel Angel Bahri got to thinking about how BMW has two-wheeled models that let customers buy into the brand with a different kind of machine at a different price, and he decided that Porsche needs to get in on the motorcycle action. So while this concept design isn’t actually from Porsche, it is Bahri’s notion of how the brand could diversify into two wheels.
Porsche has perfected the art of scheduling the launch of new variants of its 911 range to keep something fresh and new in the lineup throughout a model generation. Case in point: This 2017 911 GTS model of the platform launched in its initial 991 form at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show and then updated to 991.2 specs in 2015. One and a half years later, the newest GTS appears—eagerly awaited because it has been one of our favorite models in its previous iterations. It marks the most powerful 911 outside of the monstrously powerful Turbo models and the thinly disguised racer that is the GT3.
Porsche first unveiled its electric car, the Mission E, last December as a luxury model fit to compete with Tesla’s Model S. 1,000 new jobs would becreated to bring the concept vehicle to life, but today they increased the total to more than 1,400, likely to channel good press and move beyond its parent company Volkswagen’s emissions scandal.
Today the world was introduced to the first major redesign of the Porsche Panamera. Nice smooth lines front to back, with a retractable spoiler like a freaking badass robotic razor blade.
Rumors flew for years that Porsche’s Boxster and Cayman would getturbocharged four-cylinder power at some point in the future. And to place the cars in line with the brand’s historic mid-engined, four-cylinder racing machines, Zuffenhausen announced late last year that the new cars henceforth would be known as the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman.
THE HISTORY OF automotive design is littered with bold attempts to create vehicles so different in how they look and how they work that they render obsolete everything that’s come before. The most daring of these are usually concept cars, which aren’t limited by practicality or government regulations and can therefore allow automakers to really push the limits.