Archive for the ‘Porsche’ Category

VIDEO: How to build a Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche takes us inside the 918 Spyder assembly hall with this 11 minute video. There’s no voiceover. No overwhelming stats on performance or the number of parts used. Just the workers going about their job. It’s strangely hypnotic. And what a car!

Mark Webber wins at the Nürburgring again!

Mark Webber must love the Nürburgring. Back in 2009 he cracked his maiden Formula 1 victory in the Eifel mountains and early this morning he, along with his Porsche teammates, won the 6 Hours of Nürburgring. It was Mark’s first WEC race win. It was a huge day for Porsche too, who dominated with 1–2 […]

Porsche 918 Spyder in Gulf Racing livery

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We don’t know much about this recent event at Porsche Centre Saskatchewan in Canada where a pair of Porsche 918 Spyders were unveiled in Gulf Racing colours, but we do know thse cars look damn hot! The only question is, would you like your 918 in Gulf colours or Salzburg red? [Source: VWvortex | Thanks […]

Mark buys himself a Porsche 918 Spyder

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It was Mark Webber’s birthday during the week. He turned 39 and, according to Porsche, he “gave himself” a new 918 Spyder. You can see it pictured here in its sexy Salzburg red paint scheme, based on the 1970 Le Mans winning 917. Obviously, it looks sensational, we’re sure you’ll all agree. Follow the link […]

Porsche extends LMP1 program until 2018

Success breeds success and Porsche is hoping to live that mantra after extending its LMP1 program until at least the end of the 2018 season. The news follows the company’s 17th Le Mans victory in June and ahead of this weekend 6 Hours of Nürburgring. “Motorsport is an important part of Porsche’s brand identity—but not […]

991.2 Porsche 911 Turbo S spied

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It’s been a bit over a month since we got an unhindered look at the facelifted Porsche 911 Carrera. Now, we’re getting a look at the 991.2 911 Turbo S, seen here driving around the Nürburgring. There’s revised styling at the front compared with the 2013 911 Turbo (pictured below), along with updated styling and […]

2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder in detail

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Porsche had the indecency to release the new Boxster Spyder while I was in Germany, so here’s a bit of a catch up. After the break there’s a host of videos, a big gallery of photos and the official press kit. The roof on the 981 Spyder is still made from lightweight fabric and it’s […]

Facelifted Boxster ready to move up food chain

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Above you see a pretty good shot of the 981.2 Porsche Boxster. When it goes on sale in Australia mid-2016 it will move up the family food chain, demoting the hardtop Cayman to entry-level status. Currently priced from $105,100 the 195kW/280Nm Boxster hits the market $1500 cheaper than the 202kW/290Nm Cayman ($106,600). The price gap […]

Porsche 956 for sale, only driven on Sundays

This Porsche 956 is up for sale at the forthcoming Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction (15–16 August). It’s chassis 956.003, the car that spectacularly won the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans. Astute readers will know there’s a strong Australian connection with this car as 1983 was the year Vern Schuppan won Le Mans, […]

On the growl

Alexander Bermudez is a photographer and car guy. Actually make that Porsche guy. His 964 911 has been featured on Petrolicious twice now. The first time was back in 2013 in a static story and photoshoot; his own photos of course. Bermudez’s 964 was nicknamed The Growler by one of his mates and when you […]

VIDEO: I love the sound of GT3 RS in the morning

Here’s two videos from Evo on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The first is all about the emotion, the sound and the speed. The second is Henry Catchpole’s first impressions on the road. You’re going to have a smile on your face after watching these two. And you’ll probably find yourself buying a lotto ticket […]

Is there a new Porsche 911 R coming?

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If you know your Porsches you’ll know the reverence the 911 R nameplate holds. And we have it on good authority that Porsche is hatching a new special model, along the lines of the 997-based Sport Classic, that could well bring the 911 R badge back to the future. It won’t be a racing model […]

Harry’s Porsche 911 buyers’ guide

Silverstone Auctions has its big sale coming up this weekend, the Silverstone Classic. In the list of cars up for sale are this 1972 Porsche 911 2.4 S and 1991 Porsche 964 RS. All round nice guy and classic car guru Harry Metcalfe has been commissioned to show you what to look out for when […]

Porsche’s Pink Pig lives on

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We thank Tom Ford for commissioning this rendering of a new 911 GT3 RS branded with Pink Pig colours. It looks great and reminds us of a true icon. Thanks Tom! The Porsche 917/20 “Pink Pig” is one of motorsport’s most iconic liveries. The 917/20 was an aerodynamic experiment designed in partnership with French company […]

Porsche 991 911 facelift in testing

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Following last week’s scooped images captured by Bridge to Gantry, Autocar brings us a gallery of images showing the Porsche 991.2 911 undergoing testing in South Africa. The images have been supplied by Porsche, although as yet not via their usual media outlets. Technical details are being kept under wraps for now, even if the […]