Official Hype: Porsche Expansion Now Available For Forza Horizon 2 (With Video)

Posted on 06.09.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


It looks like its all been made official today as Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games have announced that the Porsche expansion pack for Forza Horizon 2 is real and is available now!  For 10 bucks some of the best Porsches from three different decades can be made available for hoonage within the open world of Forza Horizon 2.  Also since this is not merely just a DLC pack, there is more beyond the cars.  The expansion pack also grants buyers 10 new Porsche themed “bucket list” events, 10 Porsche themed Rivals events, and 15 new achievements that are worth a total of 500 “Gamerscore” points on Xbox Live.

How was all this awesomeness possible?  Well just as we hoped they would, the guys from Turn 10 Studios went to the bargaining table with EA Games (who holds the rights to Porsche in video games), and Porsche directly to work out a deal so that Forza can bring the iconic brand back to their series.  Which brings me to the next bit of news.  This agreement isn’t just for Forza Horizon 2; it expands to Forza Motorsport 6 as well!  Yes, Porsche will definitely have a part in the next Forza Motorsport game!  We will likely learn more about that during the E3 event next week so stay tuned!

In the meantime check out the official car list of the Porsche Expansion, video trailer, and press release below!

Porsche Expansion trailer:

Porsche Expansion car list:

-2003 Porsche Carrera GT
-1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
-1987 Porsche 959
-1982 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3
-1970 Porsche 914/6
-2015 Porsche Cayman GTS
-2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 (997)
-2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S
-2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
-2015 Porsche Macan Turbo

Press Release:

Porsche Returns to Forza with “Forza Horizon 2” Porsche Expansion

Racing fans rejoice – Porsche is coming to “Forza Horizon 2!” Arriving on June 9 for Xbox One, the “Forza Horizon 2” Porsche Expansion will bring ten amazing Porsche models for the first time to an Xbox One Forza game. With Porsche models like the 1989 944 Turbo, the 2003 Carrera GT, and, perhaps the most exciting Porsche in recent memory, the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder, the Porsche Expansion Pack will give fans the chance to explore southern Europe in some of the legendary German manufacturer’s most beloved cars.

In addition to an amazing lineup of cars, the “Forza Horizon 2” Porsche Expansion will include 10 new Porsche-themed Bucket List events in “Forza Horizon 2,” 10 exclusive Porsche Rivals events, and 15 achievements worth a total of 500 Gamerscore points on Xbox Live.

Bringing Porsche to “Forza Horizon 2” is fantastic news for Xbox fans and, even better, it’s just the start! We’re excited to share that we are working together with Porsche and EA to deliver the Porsche experience to Forza Motorsport 6 players in 2016. We’ll have more details to share in the future on the integration.

The “Forza Horizon 2” Porsche Expansion now available on Xbox One for $10 in the Xbox Store or through the Forza Hub app for Xbox One. Check out the trailer and here’s the list of cars included in the expansion:

2003 Porsche Carrera GT

Unveiled at the 2003 Geneva Auto Show, the 2003 Carrera GT was Porsche’s first concept car since the last 959 rolled off the line in 1988. With the Carrera GT, Porsche has taken the use of lightweight materials to a new level with its carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, magnesium wheels and titanium pushrods. The result is a motor with almost zero rotational inertia, and a chassis that has nearly zero flex. And yes, it’s light. The 5.7-liter V10 creates 605 horsepower and throttle response likened to an F1 racing car. The Carrera GT will hit 124 miles per hour in less than 10 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. This is a driver’s supercar that is superbly engineered and puts the responsibility of reaching its performance potential firmly with the pilot. Unlike faster cars in its class, handling in corners was not compromised for top speed potential. These factors spell one thing – Porsche!

1989 Porsche 944 Turbo

The 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo represents the highest level of performance the 944 model line ever reached. For 1989, the 944 Turbo retained all the features of the 944 Turbo S, except the “S.” This includes 30 more horsepower, larger brakes, larger sway bars, a limited-slip differential and ABS. Many will attest to the 944 Turbo’s performance being that of a supercar, but at a sports car’s price. Delivering almost 250 horsepower from its four-cylinder 8-valve 2.5-liter engine, it will do a quarter mile in about 14 seconds, 0-60 in 5.5 seconds, and reach a top speed of 162 mph. Even though quite affordable today and readily available, the experience you get in “Forza Horizon 2” will give you a taste, without having to sign any paperwork.

1987 Porsche 959

Porsche’s deep pockets and never-ending desire to explore possibilities drove the near-endless list of innovations that make up the Porsche 959. Some call the 959 Porsche’s supercar. Technologically speaking, the car is worlds away from any car of the era and, with only 230 built, the term “exotic” is fitting. The estimated build cost of each 959 was more than $500,000 but the cars sold for $225,000 at the time. Porsche called it an investment, hoping components could be used in future models. However, the only technology ever used was the four-wheel drive system that was part of the Carrera 4. The 959 derives its power from the 962 Group C racecar and puts out 450 horsepower, the highest on record at the time for a road car. The car uses a sequential twin-turbo which aids responsiveness and efficiency in power delivery. The 959’s race history is both on and off-road; it even won its class in the Paris-Dakar Rally.

1982 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3

The early 1980s were a challenging time for performance cars in the U.S. due to ever-increasing EPA regulations. Things were so challenging, in fact, that the 911 Turbo – known as the 930 in America – was withheld from U.S. and Japanese markets until 1986. The flared wheel arches and whale-tail are definitive characteristics of the 911 Turbo. Despite its evident turbo-lag, the 296 horsepower, air-cooled, flat-six delivers aggressive performance and strong acceleration. Power was delivered through a four-speed, though a five-speed was available in the non-turbo Carrera. While 911’s have always been blessed with oversteer, when coupled with the turbo-lag, the car can be more than a handful when accelerating through a corner. It’s hard to believe that at the time, some at Porsche considered letting the 928 replace the 911. Thanks to Peter W. Schultz, then CEO of Porsche, the 911’s future was ensured and thus the continued success of the iconic 911 line and the company maintained.

1970 Porsche 914/6

Conceived in collaboration with Volkswagen, the 914 was to be an economical sports car replacing the VW Karman Ghia and giving Porsche something to call entry-level. Most were produced with VW flat-four-cylinder motors and, in Europe, these were VW badged as well. The 2.0-liter flat-six makes significantly more horsepower than the largest VW flat-four available in the other models of its era. All had a five-speed transaxle. Porsche entered a 914/6 GT in the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race and it took its class and sixth overall – not too shabby for an entry-level sports car. The 914’s mid-engine, rear-wheel drive and near perfect weight balance make it a confidence-inspiring driver through corners. It’s also an endearing starting point for those wishing to own a Porsche, with a combination of fine performance and elegant aesthetics.

2015 Porsche Cayman GTS

There is nothing entry-level about the Cayman GTS. Performance numbers put the Cayman GTS right alongside a base 911 Carrera. When you look at it from the perspective of what car you are getting for your money, it really just comes down to where you want the engine. The Cayman is, of course, a mid-engine design that eliminates the back seat while providing improved weight balance. In car that is meant to take the twist out of every turn, who needs a back seat anyway?

2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 (997)

The 911 GT3 RS 4.0 takes the 997 out with a bang. It was so late in the coming that Porsche had to restart production on the model. The result was something special. All 600 RS 4.0 models sold like hot cakes thanks to the car’s amazing performance. The fact is, most GT3 owners take their rides to the track regularly, and the RS 4.0 is the king of GT3s. The 4.0 in the moniker stands for the displacement, which is 0.2 liters larger than the GT3. That displacement comes from a longer stroke and, coupled with enhanced air-flow, titanium connecting rods, and a single-mass flywheel, the RS 4.0 brings 50 more horsepower to the track. The roar of the flat-six is more than enough to encourage hitting the 8,500 rpm redline, but this race-bred brute just loves to scream throughout the powerband. Sure you can drive the GT3 RS 4.0 on the road, but just make sure that road leads to the nearest race circuit just in case.

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S

If you have a problem accepting progress, or if technology frustrates you, the 2014 911 Turbo S is here to help. The car’s amazing healing powers come in the form of 560 horsepower emanating from the 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six. Those compressors offer further therapeutic benefits from variable vane technology that helps them spin up even faster. To keep the tires from spinning, the Turbo S is all-wheel-drive. Thanks to a new liquid-cooled Haldex hydraulic device, the front wheels can handle even more torque. When you put this kind of uncanny acceleration together with world-class top speeds, the 911 Turbo S could be considered a supercar in touring car clothing. New four-wheel steering technology enables tighter and more stable turns at slow or high speed, ensuring that any questions about the value of progress are completely validated.

2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

The 918 Spyder is the starting point of a new era of performance and has raised the bar of what can be expected of a hypercar. With nearly 900 combined horsepower from its 4.6-liter naturally-aspirated flat crank V8 and its hybrid electrical system, and built almost completely of carbon fiber, the 918 is a technological marvel. Consider its accomplishments: the 918 Spyder already set a production car lap record at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and shattered the production car record at the Nürburgring by 14 seconds.  It is also visually stunning in all regards and distinctly Porsche, despite looking like nothing else the company has ever produced. In short, with the 918, convention was left by the wayside and innovation can be found at every angle. The result is nothing less than the spark of a new generation of the highest performing vehicles the world has ever seen.

2015 Porsche Macan Turbo

When Porsche entered the SUV market years ago with the Cayenne, some were skeptical. What should have come as no surprise is that Porsche created something amazing. Like the tiger from which it gets its name, the Macan is at once beautiful and powerful. It barrels its way to highway speed, delivers its occupants to their destination in stately comfort, and has looks that draw the eye. With the Macan, Porsche has created one of the most exciting vehicles in a class where excitement isn’t usually the rule of law. But, then again, it’s Porsche – shouldn’t we have expected this?



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Hype Rumor: Porsche Expansion Coming To Forza Horizon 2?

Posted on 06.08.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


We were a bit late on this one but it appears that Microsoft may have accidently spilled the beans on an upcoming Forza Horizon 2 announcement.  Last week the official trailer for the Duracell Car Pack was released, but if a few images are to be believed, the Duracell Car Pack trailer was accidently uploaded with the title and description for a Porsche Expansion.  According to the screenshot allegedly captured by users who noticed the mistake the Porsche Expansion will give players 500 gamer points, new events, and several Porsches including the 918 Spyder.

If this is true it would make Forza Horizon 2 the first current console racing game to include LaFerrari, the McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder AKA “the trifecta of hypercars”.  According to the rumors this YouTube mistake was quickly fixed and this expansion will be announced in a more official manner at E3 coming up in less than 10 days.

Could this rumor be true?  The evidence does look legit but at the same time amazing things can be done in Photoshop these days.  If this rumor is true are you excited to see Porsche come to Forza Horizon 2?  If you were a hold out on Forza Horizon 2 because of the lack of Porsche, would this change your mind about trying the game out?  Let us know in the comments or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype!

[Source: and Forza Motorsport Forums]

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Hype Video: Take A Lap Around Downtown LA With Magnus Walker In “Midnight Rambler” By eGarage

Posted on 05.14.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


Normally driving through, around, or anywhere near downtown Los Angeles is an exercise in frustration and a massive test of patience.  I know this from experience.  What I didn’t know is that once it gets late in hours, the LA streets open up and it actually becomes one heck of a place to take a drive.  This is demonstrated by Porsche aficionado Magnus Walker in a beautifully cinematic fashion in a 5 minute film dubbed “Midnight Rambler” produced by eGarage.

Simple in presentation there are no added frills or effects.  The only theatrical score in this film is the sound of Walker’s 1971 911 street/track car.  Having said that, you’ll definitely want to turn the sound up for this video.  Enjoy it below!

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Hype: Porsche Opens New 100 Million Dollar HQ Which Is Also Virtually A Theme Park For Porsche Fans

Posted on 05.08.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


Are you a Porsche fan?  If you are I want you to try a mental exercise for me.  Imagine a place, a large place that is completely dedicated to the object of your affection.  Imagine that in this place lies a gallery dedicated to classic Porsches, a center completely devoted to restoring said classic Porsches, a specialized gym designed to get you into the perfect shape for driving, Porsches, a simulator lab for those times when you want to drive virtual Porsches, a driver development track with 5 different modules for learning how to drive Porsches in virtually any type of situation, and finally a high end fine dining restaurant, because all that other stuff is bound to make you hungry.  Now imagine that this place is large enough to take over 27 acres and is also filled to the brim with Porsche artwork and memorabilia.

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Now, imagine no more because this place is totally real!  Porsche just opened this new magical facility which is a combination of their new North American HQ as well as the first of two brand new Porsche “Experience Centers”.  Their new head quarters is located at the Northeast corner of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in at Atlanta, Georgia.  Naturally the official address is “One Porsche Drive” and its a whole new reason to visit Atlanta.  I would be very jealous except I’m not.  Why?  Well remember how I mentioned that this new facility is the first of two?  Well the second one is opening up literally 20 minutes away from me here in sunny Southern California.  I’m sure it probably wont be as big as the new one in Atlanta but hey, I’m not greedy…  Although I am a bit impatient as the California Experience Center won’t open until 2016.  Ah well, in the meantime I highly suggest paying the new Porsche HQ a visit if you have the means.  It looks like a fun place to hang out for any car enthusiast!  If you want to know just how awesome this place is then simply click any of the thumbnails in this post for pictures.

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Press Release:

Largest investment for Porsche outside Germany features industry-first facility in North America complete with dynamic track, classic car gallery, restoration center, event space, and fine dining restaurant

Atlanta. Porsche Cars North America today officially opened its new $100 million Porsche Experience Center (PEC) and headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The 27-acre complex located at the Northeast corner of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the largest investment outside Germany for the sports car manufacturer. The industry-first facility is complete with a driver development track, classic car gallery, restoration center, human performance center, driving simulator lab and a fine dining restaurant. A state-of-the-art business center features 13,000 square feet of conference and event space. The experience center has been specifically designed as a destination for the public, including automotive enthusiasts and Porsche customers.

“Today we celebrate a significant milestone in the history of Porsche as we expand our footprint in the United States and reaffirm our commitment to the state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta,” said Matthias Mueller, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche. “We are investing more than ever before, heightening visibility for the Porsche brand in the U.S. and worldwide.”

An estimated 30,000 guests are expected to visit the uniquely designed Porsche Experience Center each year. Visitors and corporate groups can hone their driving skills, reserve meeting space in the fully-equipped business center, view classic Porsche automobiles or dine at Restaurant 356, aptly named after the first production Porsche model.

“Our vision for our new home was to create a bold, energizing environment here in Atlanta to demonstrate the unique capabilities of our sports cars,” said Detlev von Platen, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “The experience center coupled with our headquarters is truly the first of its kind in the automotive industry where we welcome employees, partners, customers and enthusiasts alike.”

The 1.6-mile Driver Development Track runs through the courtyard of the facility and includes six instructor-led driving modules. The Handling Circuit, Off-Road Course, Dynamics Area, Low Friction Handling Circuit, Low Friction Circle and the only Kick Plate in North America are designed to demonstrate the engineering and technological capabilities of all Porsche models.

“Porsche’s investment in its new headquarters represents the confidence it has in the future success of our state, our economy and our workforce,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “The facility at One Porsche Drive is as innovative, forward-thinking and performance-driven as the company itself. From their windows on I-75, travelers have borne witness to the progress being made here, and now, the day has come when these same visitors can truly experience all that Porsche and Georgia, have to offer.”

More than 70 alternative locations in a number of states were considered during site selection. In the end, Atlanta’s transportation infrastructure, skilled workforce and strong support from the city and the state were key reasons for the decision to expand in Atlanta. The proximity to the world’s busiest airport allows approximately 80 percent of the U.S. population to reach the Porsche Experience Center within two and a half hours of flying time.

“I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to Porsche Cars North America and congratulate them on their grand opening,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. “Porsche discovered why Atlanta has the third-highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies: a low cost of doing business, a high quality of life, access to the world’s busiest and most efficient passenger airport and the fastest-growing container port in the country. Businesses are voting with their feet and choosing Atlanta as the place to build and grow.  We are proud to have Porsche, an iconic, best-in-class company, make their new home here.”

Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) has called the Atlanta area home since 1998. PCNA is now joined by Porsche Financial Services, Porsche Business Services, Porsche Consulting and Mieschke Hofmann & Partners, with all five entities housed under the same roof. Ultimately, 450 employees will be based at the new headquarters, over 100 of whom fill positions that are new to Georgia.

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Event Hype: Mother’s Exotic Car Show 2015 (Gallery)

Posted on 04.28.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


Yes, we still have yet more pictures from the Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach a few weekends ago!  In this gallery we stroll through the annual Mother’s Exotic Car Show.  If you are unaware, Mother’s car care always takes over the vacancy left by the TUDOR Sports car paddock after they pack up Saturday night and fills the area with a ton of rare exotic and classic cars!  Naturally I took a stroll through the area and snapped all the best looking cars.  To see it all just check out the Facebook gallery below.  Just make sure you are logged into your Facebook account to view it!

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Hype Video: Can You Add Up The Total Value Of The Supercars Driving By In This Shot?

Posted on 04.21.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


For the last few years Mother’s Car Care has hosted a car corral at the Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach.  They take over what is now the TUDOR Sports Car Series paddock after the race teams leave Saturday night and fill the area in with amazing cars from classics to modern supercars.  Then, just before the big race they let several of the cars do a parade lap around the Grand Prix course.  I grabbed my trusty camera and filmed the cars returning from their lap and attempted to tally the total value of each vehicle driving by.  By my estimate there is at least 5 million dollars worth of cars driving by in this one shot.  Most of that total is made up from a pristine Ferrari Enzo, so my total may be a bit off.  Watch the clip below for yourself and see if you can more accurately add up the total price tag and post it in the comments or tweet it to us at @MotorworldHype.

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Hype: McLaren P1, Porsche 918, and LaFerrari All Part Of LEGO’s New “Speed Champions” Line And It Is All Awesome! (Video)

Posted on 03.05.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


LEGO just made a whole bunch of gear heads very happy!  Why?  Because they just announced a new line of building sets dubbed “Speed Champions” and it includes the three hyper cars of the hour: The McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder, and LaFerrari.  If that wasn’t cool enough there are also sets for a Ferrari 468 Italia GT2 race car, a McLaren Mercedes “Pit Stop” set complete with pit crew and a MP4-29 race car, a set with not one but two Porsche 911 GT cars at the finish line, and a set featuring the Ferrari F14T F1 car with transporter and crew!  Is your mind blown yet??  They already had me at McLaren P1!

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The sets range in price with the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, and LaFerrari coming in at $14.99 each.  The McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop set is $29.99, the Porsche 911 GT “Finish Line” set is $49.99, and hefty Ferrari F14 T & Scuderia Ferrari truck set comes it at $99.99.  A nice range of prices for those who want these sets but do not necessarily want to bruise their wallets in the process.

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The Speed Champions sets are due to release on March 18th but there may be a chance that those who are a part of LEGO’s “VIP” program may get early access.  For a preview of the new sets watch the video below and to check out all the sets in detail hit the source link below the video.  You can also click on the thumbnail pictures for larger shots of each of the Speed Champions sets.


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BREAKING Hype News: Porsche Crashes Ferrari and Ford’s Party With New Cayman GT4 (UPDATE: Video)

Posted on 02.03.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


Just when the internet thought it couldn’t take any more surprise reveals after Ferrari dropped their new turbocharged 488 GTB and Ford announced the America-bound AWD Ford Focus RS; Porsche decided to chime in and let us know that a Cayman GT4 is on the way!  Say whhhaaaatt?  We were already drunk in love with the Cayman GTS and now Porsche spins our heads right around (yes two music references in one sentence, high five!) with this new variant.

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So, what exactly is the Cayman GT4?  Well imagine a Cayman with the 385 horsepower 3.8 liter flat six engine from the 911 Carrera S, then throw in some of the more important bits from the 911 GT3, throw on some bigger brakes and wham! You’re in GT4 country!  And if you think the car just looks the part, guess again.  Porsche has already taken the Cayman GT4 to the Nurburgring and it ticked off a 7:40 lap time.  Not too shabby!  Further fanning the enthusiast flames is the fact that the Cayman GT4 will only come with a six speed manual transmission.  This is great news for H pattern fans who thought the last Porsche manuals would be found in the latest crop of GTS cars.

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For those who really want to get racy, the Cayman GT4 will have a carbon ceramic brake package and carbon fiber bucket seats as options.  Those who don’t opt for the carbon fiber bucket seats can expect leather and alcantara adorning the interior.  But no matter what all owners will get that big honkin’ fixed wing in the back that screams “I mean business”.

Above all though, one of the best things about this news is that unlike the Ferrari 488 and Ford Focus RS announcements, Porsche has provided pricing and release information.  Expect the Cayman GT4 to have a starting MSRP of $84,600 (not counting a $995 destination charge) and look to see it hit dealerships in the U.S. around July of this year.  For big beautiful pictures of the Cayman GT4 just click any of the thumbnails.  For the official press release scroll below.

UPDATE: Porsche has released the first official commercial for the Cayman GT4! Watch below

Press Release:

News Release February 3, 2015

A new member of Porsche’s GT family

The benchmark in its class: the Porsche Cayman GT4

Atlanta. Porsche’s GT family is proud to announce the addition of an exciting new member: the

Cayman GT4. This is the first Porsche GT sports car based on the Cayman and features

components of the 911 GT3.

Clocking a lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North

Loop of the Nürburgring, the Cayman GT4 earns the same lap time as the 2011 911 GT3 and

positions itself as the new benchmark atop its market segment. The Cayman GT4 clearly

demonstrates Porsche’s dedication and passion to continue to promote truly industry-leading

two-door sports cars in the future – sports cars that are developed at the Motorsport department

in Weissach.

The engine, chassis, brakes, and aerodynamic design of the Cayman GT4 are configured for

maximum driving dynamics while retaining the versatility and everyday utility that are typical of

the two-seater Porsche coupe. Powered by a 385 hp 3.8-liter flat-six engine derived from the

911 Carrera S engine, the Cayman GT4 transmits its power solely through a six-speed manual

transmission with dynamic gearbox mounts. Zero to 60 mph is accomplished in 4.2 seconds; its

top track speed is 183 mph. The chassis – which features a 30 mm lower ride height and a

generously sized brake system – consists almost entirely of components from the 911 GT3.

Ready for the race track: The first Porsche Cayman with added downforce at both axles.

The exterior of the Cayman GT4 highlights it as a member of the Porsche GT family and

provides a clear distinction to related mid-engine coupes. Three pronounced inlet openings at

the front and a large fixed rear wing are part of an aerodynamic package which is systematically

designed for downforce. Upon request, the performance capabilities of Cayman GT4 can be

taken even further. Available options include the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

system, full bucket seats made of carbon fiber composite, and a custom Sport Chrono Package

featuring a Track Precision app.

The interior of the Cayman GT4 focuses on maximizing the experience of unfiltered driving

enjoyment for both driver and passenger. Standard sport seats, which are upholstered in a

combination of leather and Alcantara®, offer excellent lateral support. The new Cayman GT4

sport steering wheel guarantees ideal control and direct steering feedback due to its compact


Technical aspects of this new GT sports car are based on the 911 GT3. As a mid-engine sports

car and a prime example of driving dynamics in its class, it follows the conceptual tradition of

such cars as the 904 GTS, 911 GT1, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder.

GT sports cars engineered by Porsche embody the most passionate connection possible

between everyday driving and Porsche’s competition heritage and highlight the sporty core of

the brand: Intelligent Performance.

The Porsche Cayman GT4 celebrates its world premiere in early March at the Geneva

International Motor Show. This vehicle will arrive at U.S. dealers in July 2015. The starting

MSRP for the Cayman GT4 is $84,600. MSRP does not include a destination charge of $995.



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12 Days Of Hype: Exotics Racing Is The Only Way To Drive An Exotic Car Like You Stole It…Without Stealing It..

Posted on 12.17.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


In the last “12 Days Of Hype” post I talked about Skip Barber racing school as a great gift for the hardcore motorsports fan in your life.  However, if you want to just gift someone a day on a race track with crazy exotic cars like Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and the like, then Exotics Racing is a good choice as well.  With Facilities at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway in California they are within relatively easy reach for anyone on the west coast.  Exotics Racing offers different packages that allow participants to take hot laps in one of up to 15 cars that cover the gamut.  Want to drive a Lamborghini Huracan? They have one.  What about a Ferrari 458 Italia? They have a few of those too.  McLaren MP4-12C? Yessir!  They even have Nissan GT-R’s available.

Since all of their experiences are one day they are much easier on the wallet than say a full racing school such as Skip Barber.  Driving packages at Exotics Racing start at around $199 and go up from there.  If someone just wants to ride shot gun then there are high-speed ride alongs offered for $99.  I have personally checked out the facility at Auto Club Speedway and I can tell you that the staff really goes the distance to make sure participants have a good experience.  If you are trying to think of a good gift then I would recommend considering a day at Exotics Racing.  Hit the source link below for more info.


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SEMA 2014: Mark Arcenal Reveals Fatlace x FRF Japan Porsche 997 Secret Project

Posted on 11.10.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments


It was a day or two before SEMA.  I had just walked away from my computer, confident that I had finally put together a solid list of all the cars I wanted to cover from the show; and then it happened… I get on instagram and see a post from Mark Arcenal (creator of the Fatlace & illest brands) with this crazy looking widebody Porsche with a caption saying “I lied. Here is my secret project”.  If you’re thinking that this was the point that I exclaimed an expletive then you would be correct.  However I knew this car was a must have on the list so I found out where it would be and sent my SEMA photo ninja after it.

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Despite my desperation to get shots of this car I admittedly do not know much about it.  What I do know is that the widebody kit design is all new and dubbed “FRF”.  I am speculating but I think this will be a new brand of body kits meant for modern Porsches as a sub-brand RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB) as typically the RWB brand deals more with older generation 911’s and not so much the newer stuff.  I also know that Mark Arcenal is working with Toshiya Ichiraku, the International Director of RWB to bring this FRF kit to the states in which Fatlace would be the exclusive USA distributor.  So, technically this kit isn’t here  yet.  In fact the car you see in the pictures was not built in the states but shipped to Las Vegas directly from Japan.  Although Mark did mention on instagram that they are taking pre-orders for the FRF kit but did not mention when the kit will officially release.  If you have a Porsche 997 and you’re interested in sporting the FRF kit then I would suggest hitting up Mark on instagram or contacting the RWB USA office and they may be able to help you out.

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