Driving on pavement is great and all, but driving on gravel is more fun. But which car built for gravel is the best?
In the car world today, nothing is more desirable than a vintage Porsche 911. And this owner knows it.
Word to the wise: don’t stand in front of a rally jump.
Colin McRae will always be one of the greatest rally drivers of all time. Here he is comparing one of Prodrive’s most basic cars with one of their most complicated: a 911 to a WRC-spec Subaru WRX STI.
This is a Rothmans-backed Porsche 911 at the '86 Circuit of Ireland rally. The car was quick on the all-tarmac event, but easy to handle it was not. Just watch to the end of this video and you'll see what I mean.
All you need is a competition-prepped 911 on studded tires, a frozen lake in Sweden, and suddenly, that biting wind chill doesn't seem so bad.
Three Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars entered the Rallye Monte Carlo this year. They were glorious.
The Tuthill Porsche 911 R-GT rally car is out and testing for next week's Monte Carlo Rally and I have already died of joy.
You might think that the real place for testing a Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 liter would be on a racetrack. I would argue it's right here.
Before all-wheel drive took over the WRC in the '80s, the Porsche 911 was the only way to put big power down on loose surfaces. Here's a little tribute to the rear-engine marvel.
I was searching for rally Porsches (because I am deeply in love with rally Porsches) when I came across this vintage 1981 Porsche Rally 924 in a lovely Martini livery. It's perfect.
I've seen lots of modern rally Porsches, but never in a top-level WRC event. That all changed at Rally Finland over the weekend.
I've got an idea! Let's take a car known for difficult to manage oversteer and race it flat-out on some windy, narrow rally tracks. Sounds insane? Well, it is, and this video can attest to that.
You know the Porsche 911 GT2, right? The 523 horsepower, 210 mph, rear-drive ultra 911? It's the kind of car that's so rare, so desirable, so expensive you hardly want to stand too close to it lest you scratch it. Well, here's a guy who's rallying one.
Many Porsche 911s spend their lives being slowly driven to the country club or to some nightclub. This one is flat out over a crest like a baja trophy truck. This is how it should be.
Rally cars all follow a regular formula: 4WD, turbocharged 4cyl engine, family car body. Screw that, this is a rally Porsche 911 and it kicks ass.
Nothing gives you quite a sense of how insane it is to take a 400+ horsepower Porsche GT3 rallying than this manic video, shot from the navigator's helmet. It's epic.
This is a Porsche 911 running in the 1986 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Northern Ireland. The speed and the sound are hypnotic.