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Porsche being sued over Paul Walker’s death

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Paul Walker was killed in late 2013 while taking a ride in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. Walker’s friend Roger Rodas was driving at the time of the accident. Excessive speed is thought to have been the main cause of the accident, but Porsche is now being forced to defend itself following news that Walker’s […]

Arthur Schening delivers Porsche 917 masterpiece

You may remember a chap by the name of Arthur Schening who we featured earlier this year. He’s a graphic designer by day and automotive artist by night. Here’s one of his latest releases, the beautiful Porsche 917K in Gulf Racing livery. Having purchased a couple of pieces already we can vouch for the quality […]

VIDEO: Sabine says you should buy a 911 GT3

The Queen of the Nürburgring, Sabine Schmitz, was sent out to lap the Nordschleife in a new Porsche 911 GT3 by the folks from RSR Nürburg. Her conclusion is not really much of a surprise, but the clip is worth a watch nonethless. And for the females viewing, make sure you catch Sabine’s pro-tip for […]

Porsche boss takes on VW CEO position

Matthias Müller will move from his role as Porsche CEO into the Volkswagen Group CEO seat left vacant by the disgraced Martin Winterkorn. On his appointment Müller said: “My most urgent task is to win back trust for the Volkswagen Group—by leaving no stone unturned and with maximum transparency, as well as drawing the right […]

Numero uno

If an Italian family of coachbuilders with a history of working on Ferraris can’t be immune from the Porsche disease then who can be? There’s nothing spectacular about this latest video from Petrolicious, but it captures the intangible feeling revheads from across the globe have for their cars. And who wouldn’t love to have a […]

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera revealed

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Porsche has gone live with the first details for its facelifted 991.2 range, showcasing the now all bi-turbo 911 Carrera models. Let’s get the key numbers of these new turbo engines out of the way. For starters both the entry-level Carrera and the up-spec Carrera S 3.0 litre flat-six engines. Receiving a literal and metaphorical […]

Porsche 991.2 911 facelift leaked

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The last visual details of the forthcoming 991.2 facelift for the Porsche 911 have been revealed in a video leaked to Porsche-based Rennteam forum. In the grainy video stills we can see the BBQ-style rear air intake at the rear and, for the first time, the Macan-like rear light detail. Official pics and information is […]

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 […]