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


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


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…]

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


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


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


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…]