The Cayman R was not a big car, but compared to a vintage 904 it was huge.
Most everyone knows that automakers buy competitors’ cars to test and take apart to see how they can make their better and faster. But when Porsche caught Honda in the act, they left a sassy little note.
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If you’re feeling the artsy—and the old-school—vibe heading into this week, it’s only right to pass it along to as many people as you can. With a tweak to your desktop, you can do that without even having to hold a conversation. (But if a passerby wants to have one, these cars are a good place to start.)
The hotly contested GTLM class—the top GT class in American endurance racing—makes its triumphant return to Lime Rock Park this afternoon. Here’s a Porsche blasting through the Connecticut woods, as it should be. Today’s race starts at 3:00 p.m. ET on Fox.
Porsche in the 1970s and 1980s was struggling to determine its future. Would it keep the beloved 911, which was getting long in the tooth? Or would it replace it with an all-new grand tourer, the 928? Fortunately for fans of the timeless 911, these front-engined coupes saved the company’s bacon.
Here is a video of the godly Porsche 911 R singing its heavenly song at the hands of tester Christian Gebhardt. He canes the thing good and well on the Hockenheim “little” course and the up the Col de Nivolet alpine pass. Then, for good measure, gives us the viewing pleasure of a 318 kmh (198 mph) acceleration run.
There was some concern in the 911 purist community regarding Porsche’s decision to twin-turbocharge all Carreras moving forward. You see, purists hate turbos on sports cars because of turbo lag. Here’s an explanation of what that is and what it does.
Driving on Germany’s network of speed-unrestricted roads known as the autobahn is an experience that every gearhead around the world should try at least once. However, here are a few things that no one tells you before getting into the left lane and smashing the loud pedal.
Looks like even the Porsche 918 Spyder isn’t immune to egregious factory errors: Porsche has issued yet another recall of the hybrid hypercar and the mistake comes down to the nuts and bolts of the thing.
In the classic film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a young boy fulfills his dream of working on a deranged man’s assembly line made of candy. The only thing more verifiably nuts than the insane premise of the story was the factory itself, with its unorthodox methods of creating something from nothing. As it…
If Porsche really wanted me to test the new Macan GTS in its natural environment they’d have sent me to the mall. But here we are playing rally cars in Colorado, on a public-road-turned race course with more turns than a small intestine.
This is 1994 Karisma concept by Bertone, building a gullwing sedan off of a Porsche 911 platform. The Panamera doesn’t seem so weird now, huh?
One of Volkswagen’s lawyers said at a court hearing today that the automaker thinks it has a fix for 85,000 3.0-liter diesel V6 VWs, Audis and Porsches that don’t meet emissions requirements, Reuters reports. The four-cylinder engines are another story.
The Bentley Continental GT has never been a Bentley. At the moment it’s an Audi A8 coupe. Before that it was a shorty Phaeton. In the future it will be a Porsche 928, so to speak.
The 2017 Porsche Panamera cleaned up so nice that it’s my new automotive crush. That’s the good news. The bad news is I can’t afford one.
Not only is the new 2017 Porsche Panamera impressively pretty with a wing straight out of a comic book, it’s also really flipping fast. According to Porsche, the new Panamera Turbo beat the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio as the fastest luxury sedan to lap the Nürburgring with a time of seven minutes and 38 seconds.
Today the world was introduced to the first major redesign of the Porsche Panamera. Nice smooth lines front to back, with a retractable spoiler like a freaking badass robotic razor blade.
The Porsche problem child once known as the four door, long-in-all-the-wrong-places Panamera has been revamped, restyled, and re-engineered for the 2017 model year, but you knew that already. What you might not know is how it will rightly smash your organs into dust when you hit the go pedal in anger, because holy…