1955 Porsche 550 Spyder Sells For Record $3.685 million

A 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder sold for an amazing $3.685 million at yesterday afternoon's Gooding & Co. Amelia Island auction setting a new record price for a Porsche 550. » 3/10/12 11:00am 3/10/12 11:00am

This Is Why People Think BMW Drivers Are Asshats

A BMW 550i at a Whole Foods is not an uncommon sight. Parking in the "Electric Vehicle Parking" space with your gasoline-powered car? Hilarious. But also instant asshat status. (Hat tip to Max!) » 7/07/10 10:30am 7/07/10 10:30am

Cool Porsche Ad Does Its Job, Makes Us Wish We Owned A Porsche

Rallying, Le Mans, a Le Mans start, skinny-tired spins, a Rothmans 959, mud, French police, Daytona, hairy-chested flat sixes, the Nürburgring, and more, all crammed into ninety-five seconds. If you don't want a P-car after this, your brain is broken. » 2/04/10 4:20pm 2/04/10 4:20pm

Roewe Brings Modified 550s To Guangzhou

Taking a leaf out of their Western counterparts’ books, Roewe is showing off a group of badly modified Roewe 550s in an effort to get down with the young folk. Apparently, Chinese males between the ages of 18 and 34 find tacky modification as “groovy” as we do here in the states. We’re particularly impressed by the… » 11/21/08 4:00pm 11/21/08 4:00pm

Richard Hammond's Ferrari 550 Up For Sale

Looks like Top Gear » 10/30/08 9:30am 10/30/08 9:30am co-host Richard Hammond has decided to part with one of his cars, in this case a 1997 Ferrari 550 with just 49,000 miles on the clock. Despite the fact this supercar was owned first by magazine before falling into the hands of Hammond, the advertisement states the 550 has "had every care possible…

Roewe 550 Sports Edition, With Bonus Haiku

Those of us living in the United States will probably never see, let alone have the opportunity to buy, a Roewe product, but the brand marches on, and the Roewe 550 Sports Edition shown here is proof. What it adds to the standard 550 we have no idea, other than the go-faster boy-racer body parts. Despite Roewe being a… » 7/31/08 1:40pm 7/31/08 1:40pm

SpeedART Reveals Cayenne Based Titan BTR 550

If a 500bhp Cayenne Turbo isn't a good starting point for a tuner car, we don't know what is. Adding 50bhp and 96lb/ft of torque (for a total of 612lb/ft) the Titan BTR 550 should live up to it's monstrous name. In addition to the engine mods, the Titan benefits from a sports exhaust that's switchable between loud and… » 2/19/08 6:00pm 2/19/08 6:00pm

Son of 550! The Porsche 718!

We're not sure, but the instance of the Porsche 718 has to be one of the last times a GP car was derived from a roadgoing vehicle. In this case, it was the 550 Spyder, which itself was born as a derivation of the 356 — which of course is the scion of the Beetle, only with a meth problem. In any event, the 718 didn't… » 6/07/07 9:30pm 6/07/07 9:30pm

Rawlings and Collins on their Transcon Record Attempt

Richard Rawlings and Dennis Collins sit down with Bullrun's Rory Camangian for the first segment of what's apparently a four-part interview. They cover the issue of fatigue, their bet with Jay Riecke and prepping the car. Interestingly enough, although Bullrun has posted the methods used to prove that Rawlings and… » 5/16/07 9:30pm 5/16/07 9:30pm

Ad Watch: The Peyton Manning Meatloaf Mercedes 550

Our sports-obsessed site was all atwitter about Peyton Manning hosting SNL this past weekend. We, on the other hand, as usual, were rather unimpressed with the show and spent the majority of the time fast-forwarding through our DVR-ed copy of the episode. But we did happen upon one clip that made us wish the… » 3/26/07 3:00pm 3/26/07 3:00pm

Steve Terrien's 550A Spyder

The strapping men of Zuffenhausen only ever built 35 550As, but what mighty wee machines they were. Taking the first through fourth places in the '59 Targa Florio, the A-model 550s were a beefed-up and lightness-added version of Porsche's first purpose-built racing car. Steve Terrien, a former Porsche employee and… » 6/20/06 1:30pm 6/20/06 1:30pm

The Chamonix Spyder: Li'l Bastard for Less

You know, to be honest, we prefer the 550 Coupe to the Spyder. Especially when it's all Panamericana'd out. We just 'bout choke on our tongue over those cars. Reader Alex, offended (and rightfully so) by the 356 custom job we posted yesterday tipped us off to the Chamonix Spyder, which features a 'glass body built on… » 3/30/06 3:08am 3/30/06 3:08am