This car went up in flames a few days after this photo was taken, but let’s not think about that. Let’s think about how hot it’ll look on your desktop instead.
It wasn’t long before we crossed what had been the East German border, the prow of our borrowed black Rolls-Royce cutting a clean line through arterial highways out of Berlin. Highways turned into two-lanes, two-lanes into little village streets, until we pulled into an unassuming edge-of-town industrial lot. On a far…
If a Porsche 911 GT2 is too expensive, do you just give up and resign yourself to a more subdued life of all-wheel-drive motoring? No! You get the higher-revving engine out of a GT3, turbocharge the crap out of it, add a sequential shifter, and toss on a lot of GT3 Cup race car parts. Meet Project Swan.
In Porsche’s 911 lineup, it’s hard to argue against the Turbo S. But it’s also hard to swallow the $188,000 starting price tag, so, um, let’s just appreciate how pretty it looks for now.
DriveTribe sent Henry Catchpole to Sweden’s Below Zero Driving School, where they teach you how to drive rally-prepped air-cooled Porsche 911s on ice. Everything about the phrase “rally-prepped air-cooled Porsche 911s on ice” sounds like paradise to me. Holy crap, I need this in my life.
A mid-engined Porsche 911? Yeah, sure, it’s a possibility. Everything is. But this Porsche 911 right here is a reality, and it sure is beautiful.
Will they or won’t they have a manual transmission on the 911? What about the engine? Will the next 911 be mid-engine or no? But Porsche told an outlet “maybe” or “we’ll consider it” last month and they took it as the supreme gospel truth? Let’s face it, everybody, Porsche is the world’s biggest troll.
Whenever we show you some major damage to a beloved car here on Jalopnik, we like to make up for it with a nice, pretty wallpaper—at least, we do when it’s the weekend.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. So it stands to reason that for every 911 that Singer has meticulously “re-imagined” there is another craftsman who takes a classic Porsche and goes in a completely opposite direction.
By now, it seems safe to say that Doom can be played on any device a person wants. It’s been adapted for printers, ATM machines, calculators, the Apple Touch Bar and many others. But none of those devices have 370 horsepower to send you careening down a road, honking like a maniac while you blow demons back to hell.
You know, $18,000 will buy you a lot of car. You could get yourself a reasonably well-equipped new Nissan Sentra, if you hate yourself and hate driving, or any number of nice older used cars. But none will be as good and nice as this car, because it is a Porsche 911 Turbo. A 911 Turbo, for under $18,000! The mileage…
I’ve always had a love hate relationship with the Porsche 911. Long before I was old enough to start a 911, let alone drive one, I had dreams about racing them, the monster 935 slant nose turbo ones being my favorite. Years later, driving license in hand, I got a chance to take a neighbor’s water-cooled 911 out for a…
You know what view I wouldn’t like to see? The side of a Porsche 911 GT3 R spinning in front of me. This is how wet it was before tonight’s 24 Hours of Daytona got even wetter and was yellow-flagged for heavy rain.
Perhaps my favorite quote of the weekend is from Porsche Vice President of Motorsport Frank-Steffen Walliser on the new Porsche 911 RSR. The engine is in between the axles now, but calling it “mid-engine” is just a step too far.
Frank Honsowetz of Ed Pink Racing Engines doesn’t even consider himself a “Porsche guy,” and specializes in building drag racing motors. But he is the only man that Singer Vehicle Design trusts to assemble their drool-worthy flat-six motors.
Porsche 911s are known for being good in foul weather thanks to the weight of the engine pressing down on its rear drive wheels. However, that unusual engine placement also makes the car one big pendulum that wants to go butt-forward all the time. Here’s how tough it was to drive on the ice of this year’s Rallye Monte…
Taking risks in life can sometimes lead to great things. If you took those risks and they made you rich enough to buy a Porsche 911 R, congratulations. I’m just not sure the risk of drifting that 911 R on a snowy mountain road is worth it, though.
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…
With 415 rear-mounted horsepower, optional enormous ceramic brakes and a list price of over $100,000 the 997 Porsche 911 GT3 was a certified supercar when new. Ten years later it’s still the stuff of dreams for most of us, so I was pretty jealous to find out somebody’s owned one for less than a cost of a Chevy Volt.
Last year the base Porsche 911 debuted with what was, to Porsche purists, a menace. To everyone else, it was a turbocharger on a Porsche 911 that was not labeled “turbo.” It turns out the world didn’t end, and now the next half-step up in the 911 line, the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, is getting one too.