Guy Martin: a new host for a new Top Gear

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… » 5/19/15 2:15pm 5/19/15 2:15pm

'Corvettes Are Better Than Porsches,' Says Vice President Joe Biden

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. » 5/18/15 10:00am 5/18/15 10:00am

The Best of the 1%: Vintage Sports Car Racing at CoTA

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… » 5/14/15 12:38pm 5/14/15 12:38pm

Porsche's New $100 Million U.S. Headquarters Is A Devious Work Of Art

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. » 5/08/15 1:40pm 5/08/15 1:40pm

The Unlikely Story of How Porsche DNA Probably Ended Up On Your Car

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… » 5/07/15 5:11pm 5/07/15 5:11pm

Petersen Porsche Wins Class At Greystone Mansion Concours

Exotic Ferraris to big block muscle cars and everything in-bewteen were on-sight at the 6th Annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance, this past weekend. The historic Beverly Hills mansion served as an elegant backdrop to over 130 of the world’s rarest and most sought after vehicles. » 5/04/15 7:50pm 5/04/15 7:50pm

Spa Shows What Happens When Hybrid Prototypes Run Out Of Electric Power

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.
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Porsche Considered A Flat-8 For The 911, Went With Turbos Instead

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? » 4/28/15 8:15pm 4/28/15 8:15pm

The Mad Genius Of VW's Former Chairman And His Legacy Of Audacious Cars

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. » 4/28/15 12:33pm 4/28/15 12:33pm