We lost an hour of time today, so you can only allocate 39 seconds to looking at this gorgeous Porsche 930.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again; our roads have become far too gloomy and serious. Parking lots are filled with a kind of grayscale sadness thanks to the prevalence of white, black and silver paint on cars. Bright colors are rare, and non-metallic pastels? Forget about it. That’s sad, because this lilac…
The concept of a free lunch is an impossibility in nature. You need to put energy into a system to see it come out. However, used Porsche 911 prices, as we all know, don’t obey things like the laws of physics, and therefore sometimes present the market with world-beating cars for the equivalent of loaded minivan…
Only 76 Porsche 911 Turbo Flatnoses were ever made for 1994. It was an option so rare on this 964-generation 911 that Porsche themselves didn’t acknowledge it existed until 2004. I’ll tell you exactly why: not only did it require a $20,000 deposit to reserve one, but it’s downright creepy looking with the headlamps…
Everyone loves the Porsche 911. Even my wife, who couldn’t care less about cars, appreciates a Porsche. The only disagreement I’ve ever heard when it comes to Porsches is whether we love the 914 now because it has no coolant, or still hate it because it’s a Volkswagen.
It’s not often that I get out of my Aston Martin, I get into another car, and I want that other car more than I want my Aston Martin. Usually I get into my aging Range Rover and I wonder why the automatic windshield wipers are on high even though it hasn’t rained in three weeks.
When the Nissan GT-R first arrived on U.S. shores, it was immediately pitted against the all-wheel-drive and boosted Porsche 911 Turbo. While the GT-R was a great performance value back in the day, the tables have turned in such spectacular fashion that you can now get a great example of Germany’s finest sports car…
An Audi R8 V10 Plus and a Porsche 911 Turbo drive into a drag race... and one completely destroys the other. No, that wasn’t the punchline to a joke. It actually happened.
[Porsche just unveiled their new 991 Turbo, but what about the old 996 generation? What was it about that car that has these models staring wistfully into the distance? Photo via Porsche]
A car with pedestrian roots beating the established purebreeds — this is the story of the current Nissan GT-R and the Porsche 911 Turbo before it.
Or more like life with one of the last of the first Porsche 911 Turbos, since what Harry Metcalfe bought is a late 930 with a five-speed gearbox from 1989. And what a car it is!
It’s cool and all to go sideways in some old Nissan coupe. It’s absolutely mental to try the same in the last aircooled 911 Turbo.
Spoiler Alert: Not really. But the AMG GT S is way more exciting and almost as fast around a track where you won’t ever drive it anyway, so you already see where I’m going with this.
On day three of 930 ownership I have to admit to a mild case of postpartum depression.
Early Porsche 911s became notorious for their wayward handling characteristics with all of their weight hanging in the back – add a primitive turbocharger to the equation and you get this, the "widowmaker."
Car reviewers traditionally harp of the Porsche 911 Turbo for being a little quiet, the twin turbos muffling the exhaust note. This particular 993 hillclimb car doesn't have that problem.
Though the Porsche 911 kinda, sorta, maybe looks like its original progenitor (okay it looks exactly the same), it doesn't function exactly the same. Part of the reason why Porsche 911s are no longer free-wheeling death machines is because of their aerodynamics, and the way they all move about these days.