2021 Porsche 911 receives new tech, trickle-down love from Turbo S model

No big changes, but lots of little things.

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A round of updates for the 2021 Porsche 911 have landed, and they’re largely inspired by the bonkers 911 Turbo S.

Porsche said on Monday the 2021 model year will include three new packages of options first available on the Turbo S and the availability of InnoDrive and Smartlift.

InnoDrive and Smartlift are entirely new to the 911 lineup and will be optional with any model equipped with the PDK transmission. The adaptive cruise control works with this new system to predict an optimal speed for 1.8 miles ahead

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Tesla will need to cut Model 3 prices to qualify for updated Chinese EV incentives

The Model 3 will need to cost less to qualify for government subsidies.


If Tesla wants to partake in the generous incentives the Chinese government dishes out for new-energy vehicles, it’s going to need to cut the Model 3’s price.

Reuters reported Friday that as of April 23, the Chinese government cut subsidies for electric cars by 10% and new rules are now in place. For an automaker to receive the incentive, it must sell an EV for less than 300,000 yuan, or roughly $42,400 at current exchange rates. As the changes were announced, Tesla actually increased the price

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Polestar 2 vs. Tesla Model 3: How do these EVs stack up?

The Polestar 2 arrives in the US this summer.


Though many automakers have launched cars that sort of compete with the all-important Tesla Model 3, none of them have exactly matched that car’s formula. The Polestar 2, however — a fully electric four-door from Volvo’s spinoff brand — has Tesla’s baby squarely in its sights.

But Tesla isn’t the only automaker that should be worried about the new kid on the block. With its recently announced $59,900 starting price, 275-mile range and slick, Google-based infotainment system, the Polestar 2 brings a lot to the table.


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Porsche Taycan range will include RWD model with lower price

Another Taycan for more of the (upper-class) masses is coming.

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We could potentially see a Porsche Taycan variant that costs under $100,000, if the current model hierarchy’s pricing is anything to go by.

Porsche head of research and development, Michael Steiner, told CAR in a Monday report there’s a cheaper, rear-wheel drive Taycan in the pipeline. It’s the first public acknowledgement of a RWD model as the entire Taycan lineup is currently all-wheel drive.

A Porsche representative told Roadshow, “you can be sure our electrification initiative will not stop with just three Taycan variants” when asked for more

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