Archive for the ‘Porsche’ Category

“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 has 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 […]

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 […]

Andreas Preuninger talks Porsche Cayman GT4

We already love the Porsche Cayman GT4, so hearing Porsche’s boss of GT cars Andreas Preuninger talk about his new toy was something we have been looking forward to. We thank Jethro Bovingdon and Evo magazine for bringing this video to the world. Preuninger goes through technical details of the 1340kg 283kW/420Nm GT4 sharing with […]

Porsche Cayman GT4 revealed

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Forget everything. This is all the sportscar you will ever need. It’s the new Porsche Cayman GT4. It’s got a 283kW 3.8 litre flat six engine from a 911. It’s got a 6-speed manual gearbox and only a 6-speed manual gearbox; this is a PDK-free zone! It’s got perfect mid-engined balance and poise. It’s got […]

VIDEO: Three days of fun

Chris Harris and mates at Portimao with his favourite cars from 2014. There’s no agenda, no forced result to pick a winning car. It’s simply a recipe for fun. Enjoy! Aston Martin V12 Vantage S BMW M3 Ferrari 458 Speciale Ferrari F12 Porsche 911 GT3 Porsche 918 Spyder Renault Megane 275 Trophy R [Thanks to […]

That’s gotta hurt!

These tyre marks were left by Mark Webber following his spectacular crash at the 2014 6 Hours of Sao Paulo. No wonder Mark had a “stinking headache”! The image was posted to Instagram by Lucas di Grassi. [Source: Lucas di Grassi]

Confirmed: Porsche 911 heading towards turbo future

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Porsche R&D boss Wolfgang Hatz has confirmed earlier rumours that the Porsche 911 range is heading towards a turbocharged future. “You have to respect legal requirements [for lower CO2],” he told Top Gear at the Detroit Motor Show. “So yes we’re thinking turbos for standard 911s. You can’t afford to keep an engine for 10 […]

The coolest rally driver on the planet

Sebastien Loeb may well be the best rally driver the world has ever seen, but we reckon Francois Delecour is the coolest rally driver to ever grace the gravel, tarmac and ice. His manner seems to make you think he just doesn’t give a f#@k, but when he’s behind the wheel he gets the job […]

Porsche debuts 2015-spec 919 Hybrid

Porsche has been busy working away on its 2015-spec 919 Hybrid since mid-December. But the car’s first serious testing got underway at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi on the weekend. The turbocharged 2.0 litre V4 internal combustion engine still beats at the heart of the 919, sending its power to the rear wheels. While electric […]

Harris goes nutty over Tuthill Porsche

To know the Tuthill Porsche is to love the Tuthill Porsche. Take one off the shelf 997 911 GT3 Cup car and adapt it to perform on the world rally stage in the RGT class and, well, what’s not to love?! In the eyes of Chris Harris he couldn’t find anything to dislike. The best […]

Detroit 2015: Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS

What do you get if you cross a Porsche 911 Targa 4 with a 911 Carrera GTS? Well, a 911 Targa 4 GTS, of course! This variation will stand at the top of the Targa model line and gives you a cool retro roof and 316kW to play with. It’ll spit you out to 100km/h […]

Detroit 2015: Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

Just in case anyone cares, Porsche has launched a Turbo S version of its Cayenne behemoth at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The super SUV boasts 419kW/800Nm thanks to its 4.8 litre biturbo V8, which is rather impressive. Even more so is the fact (or claim) that it can lap the Nordschleife […]