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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: No turbo for you?!

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A prototype 911 GT3 RS has been spied at the Nürburgring in recent days and judging by the fearsome sound of the car it is not turbocharged. There’s been speculation that Porsche would boost the 991-based RS in order to achieve the 500hp+ target pencilled in for the 3.8 litre flat six. Porsche has also […]

Jeff Zwart, a 700hp 911 and Pikes Peak

We all know the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car is a pretty good wepon of choice on a track. And now that Pikes Peak is tarmac all the way to the summit it’s probably a pretty good choice for that epic climb too. But what if you bolt on some turbos, strengthen the engine internals […]

Volkswagen Group tipped to rebrand as Auto Union

Here’s a rumour from GoAuto that has grabbed our interest, according to its report Volkswagen Group is considering a name change to Auto Union. A possible theory for the change would be to establish greater sense of independence for each of the brands under Volkswagen’s control, by removing the Volkswagen name from the umbrella company. […]

Porsche: The gift of life

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Long-term readers of AUSmotive will know of our love for the Porsche 914. It’s a bit daft and a bit ungainly, but that just makes it uniquely cool in our eyes. We reckon after you watch this video you might begin to like the 914 too. Many years ago the guy above, named Dave, sold […]

Porsche Cayman GTS v 996 911 GT3

Evo has come up trumps with a great Porsche comparison. Jethro Bovingdon takes a brand new Cayman GTS and compares it to a 10-year-old GT3. Which is better? Which one would you buy? [Thanks to Tim for the tip]

Re-introducing the Porsche 718

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Porsche plans to introduce a sub-Boxster model called the 718 roadster and it will be on sale in 2016, according to various media outlets. We say “re-introducing” the 718 because those of you playing at home may recall there was a 718 open-top racecar back in the late 1950s. This time, though, we’re talking full […]

The Porsche 911 GT3 is back!

After its time on the sidelines it appears as though the 991 Porsche 911 GT3 is back in the hands of owners. Here’s a video from a US owner who was kind enough to record his first drive in anger after getting his GT3 back. We’re not so sure the authorities will approve of some […]

Introducing the Porsche 988

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You’re looking at a rendering for the Porsche 988 published by Autocar. Just what is a Porsche 988 we hear you ask. It’s the latest model rumoured from Stuttgart to take on the Ferrari 458 Italia and the like. If that all sounds a little bit familiar, welcome to 2012. This time, however, plans for […]

Mark Webber in the Porsche 911 GT1-98

We’d been waiting for video footage of Mark Webber driving the Porsche 911 GT1-98 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and now here it is. There’s two clips and the second one from Goodwood TV has some good banter from Mark comparing the 911 GT1 to the Mercedes CLR-GT1 which he originally raced in competition […]

Jim Richards talks about his new Cayman S

Jim Richards is an eight-time Targa Tasmania winner. Each of those wins has been at the wheel of a Porsche 911 of some description. This year, though, Jimmy drove a mid-engined Cayman S with PDK. So what was it like? Watch this video to find out…

Porsche 918 tackles Goodwood FoS hillclimb

Let’s start your week with a run up the famed Goodwood hillclimb course, filmed aboard the Porsche 918 Spyder at the Festival of Speed on the weekend. The brief clip Porsche has made with titled “Sounds of Goodwood 2014″ is a nice little treat as well. Mark Webber was at Goodwood on the weekend and […]

Über cool Porsche 917 up for grabs

The Porsche 917, in Gulf Racing colours, is one of the coolest racing cars ever made. It was incredibly fast and that racing livery is as stunning today as it was over 40 years ago. The 917 even gave Steve McQueen a run for top billing in the movie Le Mans. In mid-August when Gooding […]

2014 24 Hours of Le Mans in 3 minutes

Couldn’t sit down all day Sunday to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans? Then fear not because here’s all the best bits put into a three minute video. It’s produced by Michelin so see how many times you can count their logo during the video! There’s also a bonus clip with just under a […]

Porsche looks ahead to 2015

Porsche says it has already begun its journey to the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. For the less successful of us out there, Porsche also says it’s okay to be a loser. So long as you have a bloody good crack!

A sneaky preview of the 911 GT3 RS?

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This image of a scale model might just have given the game away as far as the looks for the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 RS are concerned. Certainly the massive rear wing follows expectations. Those front wheel arches, though, are a new thing. What do you think, is this going to be legit? We still […]