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…
Happy 9/19, Jalopnik! If you love Porsches, you may perk up at the sound of several days in September, thanks to Porsche’s 9-themed model names. There’s 9/17! 9/18! And even the humble 9/14! Today, however, belongs to Porsche’s latest Le Mans prototype, which set the qualifying lap record at Le Mans in 2015. Let’s…
That moment when Mark Webber saw his team’s car win the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas. (Unfortunately, it was not followed by a shoey. Next time?)
The No. 1 Porsche 919 claimed its third win in a row at the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas today, taking the win ahead of both initially dominant Audi cars, who ran into mechanical issues and contact during today’s race.
Today’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race may have ended in sadness for one team, but for others, it was an epic win in the heat. Fortunately, celebratory champagne is cool. Here’s a few shots of the winners hoping to enjoy some of that cool bubbly on the podium.
It’s a car-nut cliché to be in love with the early Porsche 911. Before we even start talking driving experience or historical significance, just look at it. Today these cars are an endangered species, and you can’t exactly build a “new” classic. Except now it looks like maybe you can.
I’ll be honest: I usually don’t care about iOS updates until apps break or I get tired of dismissing reminders to update. However, this latest update allows me to communicate entirely with car stickers, so I can’t hate it. Why write words when I can get the same point across with a 356 or a 919? Also, my own race car…
Start your Wednesday with some Giugiaro goodness. Here’s the 1970 Porsche Tapiro concept, which totally should have happened.
When Aston Martin dropped the manual from its V12 Vantage in 2014 leaving only a seven-speed automated manual, the world became a darker, sadder place. Then Porsche showed us an automatic-only GT3 RS, and all hope was lost, sending car enthusiasts around the world searching for therapists.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is capable of reducing a grown man to giggles when it’s hooned around an open runway, but is it faster than a Red Bull Air Race plane? German television show GRIP put the 887-horsepower hybrid hypercar up against a Zivko Edge 540 V3 racing plane to see which was the fastest.
Just because something’s not morally sound doesn’t mean that you can’t objectively enjoy it. Just ask Hannibal Lecter. Sure, he was a psychopath with a penchant for the finer things in life; things like illegally poached Beluga Caviar, authentic Paté du Foie Gras and well conditioned human livers. But at least he knew…
While we were away at Monterey Car Week, Porsche held the most glorious parade of my people on the Nürburgring during the AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix. This massive herd of Porsche 944s, 924s, 968s and 928s was there to celebrate 40 years of the Porsche transaxle. Which one is your favorite?
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m most nervous about Jason Drives episodes that don’t put me in some tiny, miserable piece of crap that’s likely to kill me. This is one of those episodes. This car, the Runge Frankfurt Flyer 004, while tiny, is about as far from being miserable as you could imagine. It’s rolling art,…
The whole point of the evergreen Porsche 911 is that it provides the performance of a rarified exotic car, only at a lower price with more usability and reliability, too. But now here’s an air-cooled 993 GT2 selling for $2.4 million, and what’s even the point anymore?
Normally, when you think of a burnout, you think of American or Australian machinery laying sonorous V8 elevenses because it can. But let’s be honest: even sophisticated German machinery isn’t above leaving a delightful trail of smoke in its wake.
The Monterey Motorsports Reunion had some amazing machinery. Take, for example, this onboard of a 1969 Porsche 917K. Listen to it. Listen to it now.
A Ferrari 456 GT. A Ferrari F40. A Dodge Viper. A RUF CTR. A 930 Porsche Turbo. A Veilside Supra. Another Supra. And a Honda NSX Type R. Sugar, spice and everything nice.
I, once upon a time, got stuck watching a SEAT chase down an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio mule on the Nürburgring for three and half days. I only snapped out of it when my roommate invited me to Taco Bell. Now there’s video of a McLaren 675LT chasing down a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, so I guess I’ll be busy.
The ending of Sunday’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race at Virginia International Raceway took a page from IMSA’s kissing cousins over at NASCAR. Contact during the race led to a post-race spat, with one angry driver seeking revenge on the cool-down lap.