At one point in 2007, Porsche owned 4 of the 10 fastest lap times around Germany’s Nurburgring. The other owners? Well, a couple belonged to specialty-car makers Donkervoort and Radical. Pagani had the 7th spot with the Zonda F Clubsport, and the remaining position was held by the McLaren F1. Things have become a bit more diverse in the past 10 years, but with 20 of the top 100 lap times belonging to Porsche, it’s safe to say the engineers in Stuttgart are still the world’s best when it comes to building a ‘Ring king. Continue reading >>>
As more and more 2016 cars pour onto (and off of) dealership lots and our planet Earth approaches yet another successful revolution around the Sun, it’s time to wave farewell to the automotive Class of 2015. In 2014, BMW brought us the spaceship-like i8 and first showed us its new 2 and 4 Series coupes. Jaguar rolled onto the scene with its convertible F-TYPE, putting the rest of the sports-car world on notice, and Chevrolet responded with authority as it unveiled the C7 Corvette. But, if anything, 2015 brought even more excitement to the market. Dodge began selling 707-hp Hellcats, Jaguar put a roof on the F-Type, Volvo brought a stunning new wagon to the United States, and Jeep gave us a Renegade that is surprisingly good off-road.
As given away in the headline, the 795-hp hybrid hypercar will carry a price in the U.S. of $845,000. But that’s not even the whole story.
In proper Porsche fashion, the options list carries ridiculously priced packages that cost more than an optioned-out Cayman. I mean, really, what’s a Porsche supercar without an $84,000 options package?
I’m not as lucky as Slash.
True, I’m not a rock star, I can’t shred on a Les Paul, and I don’t look quite as cool in a top hat. But even if I had all that, Slash would still make me jealous in one very important way: His Porsche contact apparently has a lot more influence than mine.
According to his Twitter account, Slash recently had the pleasure.
The first Tweet announcing his ride went like this:
Prepare for all kinds of superlatives.
McLaren, maker of the epic MP4-12C, has started to unveil pictures of its newest supercar, the P1. Specs will come next.
Words like fastest, best, quickest and most rewarding already fill descriptions of the car, and no official specifications have been released. What we do have, though, are pictures of what the P1 will look like. While there are certain hints of the MP4-12C, I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything quite like this much-anticipated follow-up to the legendary F1.
While not necessarily gunning for the title of fastest production car ever, McLaren seems to want this car to be the overall best supercar… ever.
Let there be no mistake: When it comes to sports cars, there are few better than a Porsche.
In fact, take a moment and try to name one company that serves as a direct competitor to Stuttgart.
While individual Porsche models certainly have a slew of competition, the company as a whole is pretty unique.
Porsches are some of the best handling cars in the world and, even without class-leading horsepower, are among the fastest in their respective classes. Many models are priced well below Ferrari levels, though if buyers choose, prices can quickly ascend to supercar heights.
Porsche’s styling may not be for everyone, and its trademark flat six may not be music to everyone’s ears, but for many others, a Porsche is as close to automotive perfection as humanity will ever get.
And now there are four more examples of Porsche perfection on the way.