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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 […]

You’d love to get caught in this Spyder’s Web

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Imagine your day job is a factory Porsche driver and that you’re thrown the keys to a new Boxster Spyder to drive to work: You have to get the basics right. It doesn’t matter how much performance a car has if the driving position is terrible, or the seat doesn’t hold you properly. This is […]

First look at the 991.2 Porsche 911 facelift

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The 991.2 Porsche 911 is due to be revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, but an undisguised model was spotted lapping the Nürburgring industry pool session yesterday. And here it is! You’ll notice the revised styling at the front compared with the first gen 991 911 launched in 2011. Also, at the rear […]

2015 LM24: Porsche claims win number 17

If Porsche didn’t have such a proud history at Le Mans achieving a one-two result in its second year would be difficult to believe. But Porsche went about the business of returning to the LMP1 category with enormous respect for its competition and seeing Porsche dominate and indeed tame the Circuit de la Sarthe for […]

Porsche wins 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans

The #19 Porsche 919 Hybrid (Bamber/Hulkenberg/Tandy) has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and delivered Porsche its 17th win in the endurance epic. The winning car led for more than half of the race and completed 395 laps (two off equalling the distance record) and finished one lap ahead of the #17 Porsche 919 […]

2015 LM24: LMP1 gallery first 12 hours

The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans is now into its second 12 hours and the #19 Porsche 919 Hybrid enjoys a reasonably comfortable lead (live timing). Keeping the lead Porsche honest is a pair of Audi R18s, with the #17 Porsche 919 fighting to stay on the lead lap. In the early stages of […]

Want to buy your own Porsche 919 replica?

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Up for sale on eBay at the moment is this life size Porsche 919 replica, which is being offered up for charity by Porsche Asia Pacific. It’s a rolling chassis only with no drivetrain, otherwise known as a ‘buck’. And right now you’ll need over fifty thousand bucks (US$) to get your name at the […]

2015 LM24: Porsche claims pole position

The #18 Porsche 919 Hybrid will start the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans from pole position. Yesterday’s time from first qualifying of 3:16.887 was enough for the crew of Dumas/Jani/Lieb and could not be bettered in the next two sessions. It’s a clean sweep for Porsche, too, as all three 919s will start from […]

2015 LM24: Porsche dominates qualifying 1

After qualifying 1 at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans Porsche has claimed a new qualifying record for the current circuit configuration. That’s thanks to Neel Jani in the #18 919 Hybrid who topped the timesheets with a 3:16.887 lap. Second fastest was the #17 919 which lapped the 13.629km circuit in 3:17.767, while […]