Honda NSX: The Fearless Rival Of Porsche?

ENCRUSTED IN A GRITTY CARAPACE OF SALTY winter crud, the NSX is a long way from the dazzling vision of hybrid technology and immaculate engineering that you might expect of Honda’s halo car. Here, high up on the North York Moors, a week’s worth of driving is crystallising – literally and metaphorically-into thoughts and feelings … [Read more…]

Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo

Five years we’ve waited. At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Porsche tested public perception on a Sport Turismo Panamera. The response was unanimously positive – not something you could say about the base car – and then with all that interest, Porsche let the project cool off. There was one saving grace that kept our … [Read more…]

2004 Porsche 996 GT3 Rallye

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It must have seemed like a brilliant idea: a onemake national rally championship using 911s. Certainly, the director of Porsche Motorsport, Harmut Kristen, was not alone in thinking so – after all, Porsche wouldn’t even have to design a car: the template already existed in the shape of a specially built 996 GT3 that Walter … [Read more…]

1996 Porsche 993 GT2 Evo

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With 18 overall triumphs at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in American endurance racing. But dyed-in-the-wool patriots need not wince; three of Weissach’s Daytona wins (and one of the Sebring triumphs) were achieved by a team of home state heroes: Brumos Racing. To … [Read more…]

1979 Porsche 930 3.3

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“It’s very stiff,” exclaims Autofarm’s Josh Sadler, wide-eyed as he clambers out of the blackand-orange Porsche 930’s roll cage-clad cockpit. “It just bumps around and wants to find its own path through the corners.” My heart skips another beat. Today’s test venue – Castle Combe – is not just one of the UK’s fastest circuits; … [Read more…]

1973 Porsche 911 2.8 RSR

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I have driven a Le Mans racer on a public road. Now, there’s a sentence I thought I’d never write. Having said that, if there is a manufacturer that has built race cars that can, with some effort, be road registered, it’s Porsche. Let’s start at the beginning of this incredible story. This 1973 Porsche … [Read more…]

 A 911R Replica? 1966 Porsche 912/6

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The 911R was developed out of a need to go quicker; to go racing. But the Porsche factory was slow offthe start line to develop a hot version of the 911. Only in 1965 did the factory field a works 911 in the Monte Carlo Rally. Prior to 1965 it was left to privateers to … [Read more…]