An instant legend, The Carrera RS became the classic 911 and is hailed as one of the ultimate road cars of all time. With lighter body panels and stripped out interior trim, the RS is simply a featherweight racer. The classic, flat-six engine was bored out to 2.7 liters and boasted uprated fuel injection and … [Read more…]
VW Beetle designer Ferdinand Porsche may have given the world the “people’s car,” but it was his son Ferry who, with Karl Rabe, created the 356. These days a Porsche stands for precision, performance, purity, and perfection, and the 356 is the first chapter in that story. Well not quite. The 356 was so named … [Read more…]
The Carrera GT is the most unusual car Porsche has ever produced, as well as the fastest and most expensive. Its debut at the Geneva Motor Show of 2003 caused a flurry of excitement. This was a supercar that looked as though it was meant for the track, not the road – and that was … [Read more…]
The very idea of Porsche entering the SUV market caused an uneasy stir when the Cayenne first appeared in 2002. But Porsche was keen to tap the new wealth of countries like Russia and China, where multi-millionaire oligarchs were sprouting up everywhere but crumbling road surfaces ruled out high-status sports cars.
With its satisfying guttural roar, the Cayman S is a beast of a car. Squeezed into a tiny corner of the market between the Boxster and the Carrera, it may be a rare sight on the road but it has become the benchmark for sports coupes, winning numerous plaudits in the motoring trade journals as … [Read more…]
If looks could kill, everyone who glanced at the Porsche Boxster would be struck dead, for this is one handsome roadster. Designer Harm Lagaay was helped by the fact that he was able create a stunning soft-top from scratch as the company’s first ‘clean sheet’ design since the Porsche 928 back in the 1970s. (Previous … [Read more…]
With unprecedented speed and performance the hybrid electric Porsche 918 Spyder has forever changed the way the world views eco-friendly sports cars. A few years ago. Porsche embarked on a three-year development plan to create a hybrid-electric supercar truly deserving of the automakers iconic nameplate.
The Porsche 959 was designed for ‘Group B’ racing, a new category for factory-built experimental cars, and the racing prototype was unveiled at the 1983 Frankfurt Auto Show. Porsche had only just initiated the homologation production when the class was abandoned. By then, the company was gripped by a different ambition. The new twin-turbo, all-wheel … [Read more…]
The philosophy of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ underscores the history of the Porsche 911. For more than twenty five years, Porsche colluded with 911 buffs by labeling every improvement arid styling tweak as an `edition’ or ‘version’ of the globally-beloved original. The Porsche 964 Carrera 4 changed that perception. The Owner’s Manual … [Read more…]