Archive for the ‘Porsche’ Category

The green shitter

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Remember Drivers Republic? That’s when Chris Harris first published this video about his old skool 911. It was a cobbled together masterpiece, constructed by the expert hand of Richard Tuthill. Harris described this as his perfect sportscar. Even though that comment was made some seven or eight years ago, that’s still some claim.

VIDEO: Porsche 911 Carrera GTS v BMW i8

Dan Prosser from Evo magazine presents a very intriguing challenge here by pitting a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS against a BMW i8 on the track. We’ll let the cat out of the bag early, the i8 couldn’t match the 911 for outright lap times. In fact, it’s not even close. But can the i8 match […]

Germany, here I come!

AUSmotive is about to go into a hiatus of some sort while I head on an overseas holiday for the next five weeks or so. I’ll be flying to Germany later this week and the items on my magical museum tour, in itinerary order, include: Mercedes-Benz Museum (Stuttgart) Porsche Museum (Stuttgart) BMW Welt and Museum […]

Have you heard of Arthur Schening?

Arthur Schening is a graphic designer, so we already know he is a cool guy. All designers are cool, aren’t we? Anyway, Schening ups the cool factor by some margin by creating these stylish illustrations of some very cool historic racing cars. Thanks to Ferdinand Magazine for bringing these wonderful artworks to our attention and […]

“This thing is a riot!”

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I really want a Cayman GT4. Watch this video from Chris Harris and you will too. Not much more needs to be said.

Put up your hand if you’d like a Cayman GT4 RS

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If you don’t love the Cayman GT4 you bloody well should. And if you love the Cayman GT4 then you sure as hell will get hot under the collar at talk of a GT4 RS model. “This is just the beginning of the era,” Andreas Preuninger, Godfather of the Porsche GT program told Evo. “I […]

McLaren P1 v LaFerrari v 918 Spyder

Meet Paul Bailey. He’s from the UK and owns a McLaren P1, a LaFerrari and a Porsche 918 Spyder. What a bastard! In this video Bailey drives his P1 to pick up his new LaFerrari. Not content with taking delivery of one car for the day he shoots straight off to Porsche to collect his […]

Porsche Cayman GT4 in detail

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Porsche is showing off its new Cayman GT4 at the Geneva Motor Show. With that comes a raft of information, new pics and technical specifications. We’re very happy to bring that all to you now. Because cutaways!

VIDEO: Porsche 911 GT3 RS & Cayman GT4

Porsche has come good with some slightly comical videos of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Cayman GT4 in time for the Geneva Motor Show. Comical because they’ve been sped up in parts. It’s a little bit Wacky races! There’s two more GT3 RS clips after the break as well. Make sure you pay attention […]

2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed

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Here is the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It’s the most extreme factory road-going 911 you can buy. It’s powered by a 368kW/480Nm 4.0 litre flat-six and has, audible groan, a 7-speed PDK transmission. Porsche say it can lap the Nürburgring in 7 minutes 20 seconds, comfortably quicker than the V10 Carerra GT. More usefully, […]

“We race because it’s our tradition”

Porsche has won Le Mans a record 16 times. It’s return to the LMP1 category in 2014 brought with it a wave of nostalgia. Xcar ran with that and made this 25 minute video which they have declared is “the definitive history” of Porsche at Le Mans. [Thanks to John for the tip]

This is one cool Porsche buster!

A rare Porsche made in 1968, what’s not to love! Hang on a sec, hasn’t that bus got a Mercedes-Benz badge on the grille? That’s right, this old skool race transporter was built by Mercedes and used by the Porsche factory team from its creation up until the 1980s. ‘Buster’ as it is now affectionately […]

Porsche 918 Spyder drifting on ice

The Porsche 918 Spyder, it’s natural playground is the 20.832km of ribbon-like tarmac at the Nürburgring. But what happens if you find yourself faced with snow and ice as far as the eye can see? Don’t panic, just bung on snow tyres complete with 6mm spikes and let it rip!

Entry-level 911 set for 2.7 litre turbo

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When Porsche gives the 991 911 its mid-cycle facelift it will replace the normally aspirated 257kW 3.4 litre engine in the entry-level Carrera model with a turbocharged 260kW 2.7 litre engine. Similarly, the Carrera S will switch from a normally aspirated 3.8 litre to a turbocharged 3.0 litre engine. Power will increase from 294kW to […]