Reunion Over 44 Years – 2 Models of 1973 Porsche Carrera RSR IROC

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In 2017, the Porsche Supercup celebrates its 25th anniversary. The one-make series has, alongside the various national Carrera Cup Championships, used its level playing field to allow the best up-and-coming racers to rise to the top. Two decades before the Supercup was even formed though, Porsche was involved in another one-make series, one with a … [Read more…]

Is Four-Wheel Drive Better Than Rear-Wheel Drive In The Case of Porsche? 2016 Porsche 991.2 Carrera S Cabriolet Vs 2016 Porsche 991.2 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

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S erendipity, they call this. It is the hottest day of the year in Britain, the 911’s on-board thermometer showing a scorching 34.5o C, and your favourite automotive magazine team are out on road test with a delectable double of 991.2 Carrera Cabriolets. Basking in the sun’s intense glare, both 911s are topless, their fourpanel … [Read more…]

Take a Risk Or Play It Safe? 2010 Porsche Carrera GTS 997 Vs 2008 Porsche 997 GT3

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The nomenclature consists of three simple letters: G, T and S. During the past few decades, many sports car manufacturers have employed the GTS designation in naming selected models, so much so that the abbreviation has become synonymous with “sportiness”, but the value of the respective distinctions can vary dramatically. Even Porsche is guilty of … [Read more…]

The Old Champ In Front of The Challenger – 2003 Porsche 996 Turbo Vs 2016 Porsche 991.2 Turbo

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I t’s incredible, in terms of engineering evolution, what Porsche has achieved in 15 short years with the 911 Turbo. As the 996 Turbo sits silently next to its younger 991 brethren, their respective exhausts still making light ‘pinging’ sounds as they cool from our country blast, the overarching theme of change – even visually – is very much evident. For context though, we first need to look outside of … [Read more…]

Battle For The 996 Supremacy Part I – 2004 Porsche 996 GT3 RS Vs 2002 Porsche 996 GT2 Clubsport

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For anyone investing in Mezger engined 996 Porsches, the GT3 RS has long been the default choice. Iconic in appearance and exceptionally rare, the 996 GT3 RS was a collectable for Porsche enthusiasts well before the current global 911 collecting phenomenon. But there are other 911s of that era produced in limited numbers that are … [Read more…]

What Details Make The Difference? 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera Vs 1994 Porsche 993 Carrera

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Launched exactly a quarter of a century after the original 901, the Porsche 964 was meant to be “the 911 for the next 25 years”. Printed in the press material at the 964’s unveiling, these were the words of then Porsche AG Chairman, Heinz Branitzki. As corporate claims go, it was simultaneously extravagant and conservative. … [Read more…]