Porsches with turbochargers used to be terrifying. So much so that older 911s were frequently derided—or praised, depending on how you look at it—as “widowmakers.” Now, they are the easiest way to go really fast, something that dawned on me as I drove a 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S with two turbochargers down a twisting…
The Big News about the 991.2 Porsche Carrera and Carrera S was that the flat-six went from being naturally aspirated to twin-turbocharged. As you know, turbocharging a car usually deadens the sound a bit and drops the redline. And since sound is a big part of the 911's following, I’m sure there was some lamenting from…
Can you tell what this melted blob of steel and despair used to be? There’s a hint in the title. And maybe you can guess from the wheels.
Many people were not thrilled when Porsche revealed that the updated 911 Carrera would be getting some turbo action because it makes the actual 911 Turbo (capital T) less special or something. Chris Harris is among that camp, and says if you’re going to bother with the finance papers, get the actual Turbo.
A lot of vehicles get much more hate than they deserve. I’m not talking about the PT Cruisers and Corvairs of the world, although I have opinions regarding them as well. No, today I’m talking about the 996 generation of the Porsche 911. Porsche, as a company, tends to not change its ways without dutiful consideration.…
Beautiful, just, beautiful. That’s the only way I can describe this Aventurine Green 993 Turbo. It was by far my favorite car hanging out at Period Correct last Saturday, a title not easily won. In addition to this final edition of air cooled wonderfulness, there were a number of other interesting vehicles on hand, or…
We talk often about the "death of the manual", but is it really dead? Or is it just momentarily dormant as the 6-speed slowly peters out and the 7-speed ramps up? I wish. More than likely, these +1 gear'd anomalies will remain just that; anomalies. Beautiful looking, amazing handling, anomalies.
Porsche has been stirring the pot of technological goodies this year, creating a 911 Carerra 4S that not only breathes fire, but can mete out that power judiciously to all four wheels for people who think they need that kind of thing.
Porsche has taken 911 special variant editions to all new levels, with this — the Porsche 911 GT3 RS VM edition. It's the first ever Porsche designed to withstand the insane pressures found on both the race track and in highway construction zones.
Does the 2012 Porsche 911 continue to advance the 911's sports-car capability, while making it accessible to the widest possible pool of potential drivers, and without throttling its famous rear-engined motoring quirkiness? Let's drive the new Carrera S and find out.
In The Pit and the Pendulum Edgar Allen Poe imagines a diabolical death machine involving an arcing scythe. If Poe were alive today, he might find this Nice Price or Crack Pipe Porsche 930 equally fiendish for its pendulum-like handling properties, but would he also find its price horrific?
When Jalopnik reader Richard unloaded his Porsche 911 GT3 RSR racer in front of his house he couldn't help but send a photo. "Cool," we thought, "it's painted up like the Le Mans-winning No. 31 Petersen Motorsports Porsche." Oh, wait, it is the Le Mans-winning No.31 Petersen Motorsports Porsche. Damn.
Wicked, the Broadway musical is a re-imagining of Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Wicked Porsche Twin Turbo has also been re-imagined, but is its price as fat as its ass?
Let's cut to the chase: This is a 563-hp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, those are its amazing doors, and I took this picture in Mexico while hanging out of the car at 50 mph. Safety is for pansies. Viva velocidad!