Fish or Fowl? – Porsche Macan GTS

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We say: Stuttgart manages to split its own sporty SUV range As a single exhibit to sum up where we’re at, car-wise, in 2016, you could do worse than the steering wheel for our test Macan GTS, a plump number clad lavishly (and optionally) in Alcantara. Not the first Alcantara-clad steering wheel to feature on … [Read more…]

Four Doors. Four Seats. Four-Wheel Drive. Formidable

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Once ungainly but now blooming, Porsche’s coupe-like limo-cum-sports car emerges from finishing school as the Mk2 Panamera Phrases you never hear in car dealerships, no. 1: ‘What I’m really after is a four-seater coupe, preferably really expensive.’ But Porsche has always been the king of answering questions nobody asked, and has made such of a … [Read more…]

Panamera Gets New Entry-level And Stretched Models

PORSCHE HAS SWELLED its second-generation Panamera line-up with an entry-level model powered by a new 3.0-litre V6 turbo petrol engine and a long-wheelbase version called the Panamera Executive. In total, there are six new models: the Panamera and its four-wheel-drive sibling, the Panamera 4, and a quartet of long-wheelbase four-wheel-drive models: Panamera 4 Executive, Panamera … [Read more…]

Porsche Macan: A Leopard Among SUV Big Cats

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Well, this Macan is lightened, but not because of carbon fibre or magnesium. It just has a smaller engine. A 2.0-litre four-cylinder one. In a Porsche. That’s like coming for a tiger and having to make do with a leopard. Which is why we are in this place. The Borivali National Park. An anomaly of … [Read more…]

From Naturally Aspired to Turbocharged Engines: BMW, Honda and Porsche Show Off Their Muscles

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BMW, Honda, and Porsche have built some of the finest naturally aspired engines in the world. In the last two years, they have all turned their backs on tradition in favor of turbocharged engines for their most iconic models. So what have the M3, Civic Type R and 911 gained? And perhaps more important, what … [Read more…]

New Electric Fisker To Have 400-mile Range

Fisker Inc Will launch a new electric vehicle next year that makes use of innovative graphene battery technology to enable a range of more than 400 miles. The Fisker EMotion, the first model from car designer Henrik Fisker’s new company, will be a high-priced, low-volume model with a carbonfibre and aluminium structure and batteries stored … [Read more…]

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S

PORSCHE FANBOYS are a sensitive bunch, prone to fits of fluster when the brand’s sacred cows are slaughtered in the name of progress. The latest threat to their sanity is the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster, a disruptive newcomer whose subtly tweaked bodywork cloaks an engine that subtracts two cylinders and adds a turbocharger. Purists are … [Read more…]

Porsche 718 Cayman S

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It’s long been the sweet-spot in Porsche’s model line-up, but has turbocharging affected the Cayman’s appeal? The banging sound you hear is one more nail being hammered into the coffin of natural aspiration. In line with most of the rest of the automotive industry, Porsche is downsizing and turbocharging its engines, and hot on the … [Read more…]