Archive for the ‘Porsche’ Category

Standing out for all the wrong reasons

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We all know that advertisers often like to extend the truth in order to sell product. That’s all well and good, but when you have douchebag trying to put his expensive Finnish luggage in the “boot” of a Porsche 911, well, that’s just plain stupid. Even better is the tagline: “For those who know that […]

“I’ve got a stinking headache”

Mark Webber spent last night in hospital after crashing out of the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo yesterday morning. He suffered bruising and concussion but is in good spirits and has had teammates visit him to wish him well. Former F1 driver Rubens Barichello also popped in to say g’day. “I’m quite sore this morning, […]

Mark Webber OK after big crash in Sao Paulo

The final FIA WEC race for the year, the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo, ended behind the Safety Car after a massive crash involving Mark Webber. Webber, driving the #20 Porsche 919, appeared to have some contact with a Ferrari 458 which saw both cars crash into the concrete barrier on the outside of second […]

Porsche to enter third 919 for Spa and Le Mans

Porsche has announced it will run three cars in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans (13–14 June). Further, in preparation for the 24 hour classic Porsche will also run its three car program prior to Le Mans at the 6 Hours of Spa (2 May). All six current Porsche LMP1 drivers will remain in […]

2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 says hello

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The Porsche Cayman GT4 has been spotted testing again. We can’t give you a lot of detail, other than to say this model will be to the Cayman range what the GT3 is to the 911 range. Interesting that it’ll wear a GT4 badge, though. And actually, with the expected improvements to handling (revised suspension), […]

VIDEO: McLaren P1 v Porsche 918 Spyder

It’s the McLaren P1 versus the Porsche 918 Spyder. It’s Evo. It’s Angelsey. This needs no further introduction. Suffice to say, like Jethro, I’d be prepared to sell my soul. And I suspect you would too.

2014 6 Hours of Bahrain in pictures

Toyota capped off a weekend of mixed results with champagne for both cars at the WEC 6 Hours of Bahrain yesterday. The #7 TS040 driven by Mike Conway, Stephane Sarrazin and Alexander Wurz won the race. It’s the first win for the #7 car this year and Toyota’s fifth race win for the season. However, […]

2014 6 Hours of Shanghai in pictures

Strap yourself into the AUSmotive time machine and tavel to China with us to look back at the WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai. Held across the first weekend in November Toyota’s late season form continued securing a one-two victory and edging closer to drivers’ and manufacturers’ championship success. Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi consolidated their […]

2014 6 Hours of Fuji in pictures

Toyota won its home round of the World Endurance Championship—the 6 Hours of Fuji—a couple of weeks back, leaving Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi with broad grins on their faces. It was a one-two finish for Toyota and Porsche filled the final podium spot with Mark Webber’s crew tasting the champagne. We’ve had five of […]

A decent day out indeed

Steve Sutcliffe and his mates from Autocar recently spent the day at Castle Combe with half a million quids worth of track toys. Fighting for their attention was the Ferrari 458 Speciale, the McLaren 650S and the Porsche 911 GT3. Which one do you think will be the fastest? And which one would you take […]

Andreas Preuninger earns his keep

Now that those embarrassing engine dramas are behind the Porsche 911 GT3 the man responsible for what is otherwise one of the world’s most desirable driving cars has hit the hustings to win your vote. In this five minute clip, showing the GT3 being thrashed around a racetrack, Andreas Preuninger, Head of GT Cars at […]

Listen to the new Cayman four-pot turbo

The 981.2 Porsche Boxster/Cayman will be released next year and it will be the first time the models have been sold with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. At least it’ll be a boxer configuration, meaning it should sound better than the ubiquitous 2.0 litre inline four-pots found under the bonnet of most hot hatches these days. […]

Porsche gets ready to blow 911 history to pieces

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When Porsche made the move from air cooled to water cooled engines the purists would have you believe the sky was falling. The end was nigh. In truth, some of the best 911s ever made are water cooled and the sun is still coming up every day. However, we could be facing renewed predictions of […]

Timo Bernhard laps the Circuit of the Americas

If you take a quick look inside the cabin of the Porsche 919 Hybrid it’s soon apparent that visibility may not be as good as you might expect. Those A-pillars are damn thick. This dash-mounted video from inside the cabin doesn’t give you the driver’s eye view, but you still get an idea of the […]

Check out the Porsche 919 Hybrid steering wheel

Who doesn’t love a close up look at the steering wheel of a thoroughbred racecar! Here’s the wheel from the Porsche 919 Hybrid, there’s 24 buttons and six paddles in all, along with a multi-function display in the middle. Two of the most important and most frequently used buttons are on the hand grips: the […]