Porsche Video

On the growl

Alexander Bermudez and his 964 911

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 watch this video you’ll soon learn why. This is a great clip. Not because there’s great technical detail; there’s none. It’s great because it captures the spirit and the simplicity of pure driving.

Watch Bermudez driving in the hills near his home. There’s no mucking about, just driving for driving’s sake.

This has also been captured well with Alexander’s own words: “Because it’s so light, it has the speed and acceleration you’d typically find in the water-cooled cars, and yet, because it’s slightly older and has automatic steering taken out of it, it has really good steering feel.

“The closer you get to the edge, it becomes more comfortable, because it’s telling you exactly what’s going on.”

Auctions & Sales Porsche Video

Harry’s Porsche 911 buyers’ guide

Harry Metcalfe shows you how to buy your dream Porsche

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 buying an old skool 911. We reckon a few of you out there will enjoy this clip.

Motorsports Porsche Video

Take me to the river

Porsche 964 911

Left 3, 100, then into barrier and drop me in the water!

We’re guessing that’s not the actual pace notes read out to amateur racer Harry Kleinjan in the moments leading up to this spectacular accident. And, thankfully, we can joke about it because both driver and navigator escaped without harm.

The incident happened in the Hellendoorn Rally held in the Netherlands on the weekend. You can see before and after footage after the jump!

[Source: (translated) | Thanks to Paul & John for the tips]


A brief history of the Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche 911 Turbo

With its all-new 911 Turbo enjoying the limelight at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Porsche has taken the opportunity to bring us up to speed on the history of its iconic Turbo range.

The first 911 Turbo was released in 1974 under the watch of Ernst Fuhrmann (Porsche chairman 1972–80). In the press release below it’s stated: “Fuhrmann insisted the character of the Turbo – quiet, relentless, enormous power – lent itself to a true high performance GT with every creature comfort Porsche could conjure, and at a premium price tag. This ‘turbo template’ has been followed for every generation of 911 Turbo since.”

Porsche 911 Turbo

  • 1974 – (930) 3.0 litre, 190kW
  • 1977 – (930) 3.3 litre, 220kW
  • 1990 – (964) 3.6 litre, 235kW
  • 1995 – (993) 3.6 litre, 300kW (all-wheel drive introduced)
  • 2000 – (996) 3.6 litre, 309kW (twin-turbo and water cooling introduced)
  • 2006 – (997) 3.6 litre, 353kW
  • 2013 – (991) 3.8 litre, 383kW