The Aston Martin DB5 They Blew Up In Skyfall Was Really An Old Porsche

Like any great American, or British person, you probably spent most of Christmas Day binge-watching James Bond movies because that is a far more palatable alternative to talking to your relatives. And you probably cringed at the scene in Skyfall where the bad guys blew up a classic Aston Martin DB5. » 12/26/14 5:30pm 12/26/14 5:30pm

This Is What A Modern Porsche 928 Could Look Like

The front-engined, V8-powered Porsche 928 was intended to be an eventual replacement for the iconic but aging 911, but Porsche-philes everywhere made it clear that they prefer their flagship car has the engine in the back. That didn't stop the 928 from being great, and a lot of people long for a new one. » 4/28/14 9:00pm 4/28/14 9:00pm

Offroading And Jumping A Porsche 928

Yes, a Porsche 928. Once one of the most expensive cars you could buy, still one of the most complex. Only a madman owns one and only a genius offroads it. » 1/28/14 1:00pm 1/28/14 1:00pm

How Sideways Can You Go In A Porsche 928?

The Porsche 928 was a brilliant car that had one problem — it was too expensive to buy, own, and fix for anyone to really hoon properly. Or was it? I shall put this theory to the test. » 10/25/13 1:00pm 10/25/13 1:00pm

Porsche: 'Our Cars Are Great Because We're So Freaking Great'

This week Jalopnik buddy and noted speed fiend Alex Roy made the insanely great but also somewhat questionable decision to become a Porsche 928 owner. For some strange reason he let Travis and Raph drive it a bit, and they seemed impressed. » 4/20/13 9:00am 4/20/13 9:00am

The 928 Is Everything A Porsche Should And Shouldn't Be

The phone rings. Friend of Jalopnik and cross-country record holder Alex Roy is on the other end. It's a simple conversation: "I'm outside the office. Come downstairs and see my new car." This is a man who daily drives a Morgan Three Wheeler, so I could only imagine what would be waiting for me. I was outside in… » 4/16/13 5:32pm 4/16/13 5:32pm

Used Car Face Off: Rationalizing An Aston Or Porsche Purchase

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 2/10/13 1:00pm 2/10/13 1:00pm

Porsche 928 From Risky Business Up For Sale

If you're a fan of large examples of movie memorabilia or short examples of Scientologists, you will be thrilled to learn that the Volo Auto Museum is selling a Porsche 928 originally used in the 1983 Tom Cruise classic Risky Business. » 2/13/12 3:30pm 2/13/12 3:30pm

The Porsche 928 as the ultimate male ego booster

Did you ever think of the 928 as an omnipotent Greek deity transmogrified into a giant aquatic bird who seduces—or, depending on the interpretation, rapes—the mother of Helen of Troy? Photographer Alex Rank did! Click through to experience this classical reinterpretation. » 6/02/11 1:30pm 6/02/11 1:30pm

The Coolest Car in Argentina Is 900 Miles from Buenos Aires

With its stupendous beef, acid trip scenery, and January summer, Argentina could be the greatest country on Earth. If it had any cars worth mentioning, that is. » 1/20/11 10:45am 1/20/11 10:45am

The Very First Porsche Wagon

Two decades before they would consider selling wagonesque sedans to the general public, Porsche took a 928 and added a bulbous rear as a gift for the 75th birthday of company founder Ferry Porsche. It was called the Study H50. » 12/23/10 2:30pm 12/23/10 2:30pm

Mythbusters Bust "Reverse Porsche" Myth

The crew at Mythbusters finally tested out the Porsche 928 is faster backwards myth. Turns out the designers knew what they were doing all along, though I'd still rather have the 829. » 12/06/10 12:30pm 12/06/10 12:30pm

Peek Inside The Mythbusters' "829" Porsche Experiment

Jalopnik commenter Scoutch has a day job many of us might try for free: Building stuff in the labs of Mythbusters. Check out his take on what's it like to drive a Porsche 928 with its body bolted on backwards. » 11/05/10 2:30pm 11/05/10 2:30pm

Mythbusters Tests The Porsche 928's Aerodynamics... In Reverse

The Mythbusters crew and Popular Mechanics will test later this month the old claim that the Porsche 928 could go faster if driven backwards. To do so, they flipped a 928's body to face the wrong direction. » 11/03/10 3:30pm 11/03/10 3:30pm

Malaise? What Malaise? Popular Mechanics Does Supercars, 1981 Style!

You know you're in the Malaise Era when the best quarter-mile times for the wildest street cars money can buy are barely into the 14s. But still, who doesn't want an '81 Aston Martin Volante or BMW M1? » 5/09/10 5:00pm 5/09/10 5:00pm

Decades Before The iPad, Steve Jobs Rode A BMW

Two years before even the original Macintosh was introduced, Apple’s then-and-current CEO was pictured for a National Geographic Magazine feature on Silicon Valley, riding a 1966 BMW motorcycle. » 2/19/10 11:00am 2/19/10 11:00am

What's It Like Racing A $500 Porsche 928 Shooting Brake?

First thing you need to know: the Members Only Porsche 928 LeMons car isn't a factory shooting brake; the freaks at Evil Genius Racing made that engine-turned roof themselves. » 11/29/09 1:00pm 11/29/09 1:00pm

Living With a Gas Turbine Is Not For the Faint of Heart

Remember the turbine-powered Porsche 928 from last May? Barely a year and a half after its debut on eBay, it was sold yet again—for $7500. » 9/10/09 11:00am 9/10/09 11:00am