It is not very often we get to see one of the new exotics, and when
the opportunity to see one made by our favorite manufacturer we
thought it was worthwhile grabbing a few images.
You will not see many of these on the highway. They
expect about 250 to be shipped to the U.S. this year depending on how
well they are received. It is a production based racing car that is
intended for the street.
Aggressive and distinctive styling Porsche
describes as "modest and discrete". About 10% more horsepower than the
latest 911 Turbo and 221 pounds less weight. These side vents provide
air for brake cooling.
There is a center opening at the front edge of the
hood that lets air over the luggage compartment to provide
down force. The air comes in the center bumper opening and goes through
a heat exchanger.
0-60 mph in 3.6 sec. 0-100 kph in 4.2 sec.
Quarter mile in 11.9 sec at 120.6 mph.
Engine air enter here.
The tires are 235/40R18 on the front and 325/30R18
on the rear. The yellow calipers cover 6 piston aluminum calipers on
the front and 4 piston on the rear that work against 13.8 in. ceramic
There is a Club Sport version with a roll cage and
six-point belt for the driver that can not be imported to the U.S. for
street use. The U.S. version also has a smaller gas tank to
accommodate some emission system extras.
325/30R18 tires on the back are wide. There is no
spare nor room for the tire in the car if it were to go flat.
It is the fastest production car ever produced by Porsche (ignoring
the 20 "street" GT1s made to homolgate the Le Mans winning entry) and
currently holds the Nurburgring lap record.
There is not much here that looks like a 912.
Sticker shock. We decided not to drive it home.
MSRP is about $70K less than this.
The last view. Imagine going around a bend in the
middle of the night at some rapid rate and driving over some wet
leaves. How delicate is your throttle foot with 456 hp on tap?