The Truth About Cars » carrera http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 It’s All Turbos From Here: 2017 Porsche 911 Comes Boosted Out of The Box http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/its-all-turbos-from-here-2017-porsche-911-comes-boosted-out-of-the-box/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/its-all-turbos-from-here-2017-porsche-911-comes-boosted-out-of-the-box/#comments Mon, 07 Sep 2015 16:34:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1163018 Porsche announced on Sunday that when its new 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S go on sale in March 2016 they’ll be force-fed air through twin turbochargers — and not naturally aspirated like nature intended. Instead of a 3.6-liter flat-six behind its rear wheels, the new 911 Carrera and Carrera S will sport a twin-turbocharged, 3-liter, flat-six engine. (Porsche […]

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Porsche announced on Sunday that when its new 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S go on sale in March 2016 they’ll be force-fed air through twin turbochargers — and not naturally aspirated like nature intended. Instead of a 3.6-liter flat-six behind its rear wheels, the new 911 Carrera and Carrera S will sport a twin-turbocharged, 3-liter, flat-six engine. (Porsche […]

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I’m Wrong A Lot: Steve McQueen’s Porsche Fetches Nearly $2M http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/im-wrong-lot-steve-mcqueens-porsche-fetches-nearly-2m/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/im-wrong-lot-steve-mcqueens-porsche-fetches-nearly-2m/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1145617 Steve McQueen’s 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera fetched $1.95 million at auction, according to Hemmings Daily. The specially ordered, air-cooled turbo Porsche had a few cool factory features including dual mirrors, limited-slip differential, black leather buckets and the original tag with McQueen’s custom-ordered slate gray color still riveted to the door jamb. Considering a fine 1976 Porsche […]

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Steve McQueen’s 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera fetched $1.95 million at auction, according to Hemmings Daily. The specially ordered, air-cooled turbo Porsche had a few cool factory features including dual mirrors, limited-slip differential, black leather buckets and the original tag with McQueen’s custom-ordered slate gray color still riveted to the door jamb. Considering a fine 1976 Porsche […]

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Steve McQueen’s Air-cooled Porsche Turbo Up at Auction http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/steve-mcqueens-air-cooled-porsche-turbo-auction/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/steve-mcqueens-air-cooled-porsche-turbo-auction/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1121249 The last car the King of Cool custom-ordered will be up for sale next month in Monterey, California. Mecum Auctions (via Autoblog) details the 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera (sold here with the internal type number — 930 — in its name) that McQueen ordered shortly before he died. The 3.0-liter, air-cooled turbo 911 will be […]

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The last car the King of Cool custom-ordered will be up for sale next month in Monterey, California. Mecum Auctions (via Autoblog) details the 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera (sold here with the internal type number — 930 — in its name) that McQueen ordered shortly before he died. The 3.0-liter, air-cooled turbo 911 will be […]

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Review: 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S – Track and Field http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/review-2013-porsche-911-carrera-s-track-and-field/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/review-2013-porsche-911-carrera-s-track-and-field/#comments Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451010 Imagine it’s 1998 and you’re the successful CEO of a company that makes, oh I don’t know, jewel cases for CDs. Business is booming and your four-year-old 911 Carrera coupe isn’t quite the paradigm you want to project. You’re moving with the times, and there’s a new, modern 911 coming. Keys in hand, you walk […]

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Imagine it’s 1998 and you’re the successful CEO of a company that makes, oh I don’t know, jewel cases for CDs. Business is booming and your four-year-old 911 Carrera coupe isn’t quite the paradigm you want to project. You’re moving with the times, and there’s a new, modern 911 coming. Keys in hand, you walk […]

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Review: 2012 Porsche Carrera 4 PDK http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/review-2012-porsche-carrera-4s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/review-2012-porsche-carrera-4s/#comments Mon, 14 Nov 2011 18:24:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=418160 I know what you’re thinking. I’m thinking it too. Why me? How, with a host of competent hot-shoes, seriously-journalistic scribes and industry insiders here at TTAC, do the keys to a presser Porsche 911 get handed to the guy who publicly admitted to being not a very good driver and who has an unfortunate tendency […]

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I know what you’re thinking. I’m thinking it too. Why me? How, with a host of competent hot-shoes, seriously-journalistic scribes and industry insiders here at TTAC, do the keys to a presser Porsche 911 get handed to the guy who publicly admitted to being not a very good driver and who has an unfortunate tendency […]

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New 911: It’s A Porsche! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/new-911-its-a-porsche/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/new-911-its-a-porsche/#comments Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:14:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407640 Though this new 911 is all-new from the ground-up, and some two and a half inches longer than its predecessor… well, it looks like just another 911, doesn’t it? The Panamera-style interior is the biggest change in terms of design, but the rest of the design is just a tweaked-and-smoothed version of the shape we’ve […]

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Though this new 911 is all-new from the ground-up, and some two and a half inches longer than its predecessor… well, it looks like just another 911, doesn’t it? The Panamera-style interior is the biggest change in terms of design, but the rest of the design is just a tweaked-and-smoothed version of the shape we’ve […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Porsche’s Slow Burn Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-porsches-slow-burn-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-porsches-slow-burn-edition/#comments Tue, 09 Nov 2010 18:03:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371978 According to Auto Motor und Sport, the next-generation Porsche 911 (991) will have its wheelbase extended by ten centimeters compared to the current model, a concession to US emissions standards which are categorized by footprint. The new elfer will also lose about 88 pounds and gain stop-start technology, in yet another nod to tightening global […]

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According to Auto Motor und Sport, the next-generation Porsche 911 (991) will have its wheelbase extended by ten centimeters compared to the current model, a concession to US emissions standards which are categorized by footprint. The new elfer will also lose about 88 pounds and gain stop-start technology, in yet another nod to tightening global […]

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Ask the Best And Brightest: Should Evolution be Fat or Skinny? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/ask-the-best-and-brightest-should-evolution-be-fat-or-skinny/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/ask-the-best-and-brightest-should-evolution-be-fat-or-skinny/#comments Fri, 10 Sep 2010 15:03:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=365325 While reading the responses to a recent BMWBLOG posting by Josh Lewis, I noted that one of the posters had put together a very interesting comparison of the BMW M3 and the Porsche 911. To put it mildly, somebody’s gone Kirstie Alley while somebody else has stayed Goldie Hawn: Here’s the comparison, with the data […]

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While reading the responses to a recent BMWBLOG posting by Josh Lewis, I noted that one of the posters had put together a very interesting comparison of the BMW M3 and the Porsche 911. To put it mildly, somebody’s gone Kirstie Alley while somebody else has stayed Goldie Hawn: Here’s the comparison, with the data […]

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