He makes keeping 500 horsepower together on a track look so easy! »
When the Christmas book rankings were released in 2014, it came as a shock to many that a certain truck mechanic from Grimsby had outsold Hilary Clinton’s greatly anticipated memoir ‘Hard Choices’. Bookshops all across London were asking, “who is this Guy Martin?”, “where has he come from?” and, “was he the bloke on… »
Vice President Joe Biden may think he’s running for the highest office in the land, but at a Yale Commencement Day speech he didn’t hesitate to tackle the big issue: Porsche v. Corvette. Specifically, he told the crowd that “Corvettes are better than Porsches. They’re quicker and they corner as well.” Shots fired. »
Porsche has long had a model in between the one-make-series-special 911 GT3 Cup and the Le Mans destroying 911 RSR: the GT3 R. The new GT3 R will ensure that Porsche 911s stay ubiquitous in every sportscar race ever, around the world. »
Most rich people suck at being rich. As a broke-ass liberal arts major living well beyond my means a few streets away from the 7th richest block in America, my daily interactions with wealth consist of being cut off by Teslas and dodging the construction zones of the hideous Branch Davidian-sized compounds being built… »
Racetracks are magical places. Even if you’re not there to race or drive at all, there’s a certain feeling associated with the acrid stank of race gas and burned rubber. Which is why I jumped at the opportunity to be a “spotter” for a Porsche Club of America member. »
By day, Los Angeles is a traffic-choked nightmare for cars, a never-ending maze of bumper-to-bumper congestion. But at night, if you have a cool car, that’s the time to come out and play. »
Porsche is working on a new form of intelligent cruise control called “Innodrive,” and it promises to do all the cornering work for you. Well, some of it. You still have to steer. »
Question: If Matthias Muller, the CEO of Porsche, readily admits that he doesn’t know anything about Tesla, should he really be the CEO of Porsche?
Thankfully, I visited the grand opening of Porsche’s new $100 million North American HQ on a junket. If I were a customer I’d have spent all of my own money getting lessons on their backyard track, strengthening my neck in their fitness center, and putting Poltrona Frau leather on everything I own. »
Porsche and the rear window wiper are inexorably linked in the annals of automotive history. And for good reason. While rear wipers were around as an accessory as far back as the 1940s, they never became commonplace. In the mid-fifties, interest picked up a bit in Italy. In 1955, Ferrari installed a pair on a 250 GT… »
Let this insane three-way battle between the #8 Audi, #17 Porsche and #7 Audi LMP1-class World Endurance Championship prototypes illustrate all the fun nuances of hybrid race cars. Running out of the added electric power must hit you like a brick when you’re in the middle of a battle like this.
Everyone has needs. Water, food, shelter, the occasional hug...and a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Yeah, that’s a need. Let the Mauro Motorsports 997 GT3 Cup demonstrate why that’s been added to my short list of needs: this rear-engined rocketship just passes everything with ease.
The sweet, sweet growl of the Porsche 911’s naturally aspirated flat-six is one of the finest sounds you can stuff into your ear-holes. Sadly, it’s about to be muffled by a turbocharger across the entire range soon, but did you know Porsche considered putting eight cylinders in their most famous car? »
Volkswagen Group board chairman Ferdinand Piëch stunned the business world this weekend by quitting in a huff (or getting ousted, depending on who you ask) following a very public disagreement with the board over who his successor will be. As he departs the company, I have to wonder what he’s taking with him. »