You’ll be familiar with his films, but the “King of Cool” was also a discerning 911 owner. Written by Chris Randall. Photography courtesy Porsche Archive.
Few drivers have been more closely associated with Porsche’s racing activities than the late Bob Wollek. Drive-My looks back on his legendary story. Written by Chris Randall. Photography courtesy Porsche Archive.
911 icon Anatole Lapine was a pioneering designer who had a close relationship with Porsche for decades. Head of Porsche Design for almost 20 years, we take a closer look at the life and work of a true 911 hero. Written by Chris Randall. Photography courtesy Porsche Archive.
Porsche doubles down on EV strategy
New printing technology enables unusual finish for the bonnet of your new 911
We have always known that Porsches are super to drive, now according to Germany’s Suedwestbank vintage car index, certain 30+ year-old classic 911 Porsches are also an outstanding investment, having experienced a 683 per cent increase in value over the past 13 years.
The 992 has been spotted undertaking lying laps around the Nürburgring Nordschleife as Porsche looks to cement a lap time at the famous circuit ready for the car’s imminent release. Porsche took two mules out onto the ‘Ring, the most noticeable difference between them found at their rears: the twin oval pipes of one prototype indicates the shape of the stock exhaust system, while the quad-tipped prototype hints at the appearance of cars fitted with optional Sports exhaust.
The new 911 is coming and the re will be a hybrid model… New Porsche 992 911 is almost ready. Redesigned model range appears later this year. Hybrid model will be most powerful 911 yet, while GT3 could retain natural aspiration.
All-new battery-electric Porsche SUV due by 2022 Big electric SUV will join German brand’s line-up, potentially replacing the Macan.
Porsche debuted its E Cross Turismo at the Geneva show, and while the Macanesque electric SUV won’t reach production until 2021, the concept car did provide us with a first look at the interior of next year’s Mission E electric saloon.
1948 and all that The Land Rover was far from the only stand-out in a watershed year. Giles Chapman picks his highlights from around the globe.
That Porsche intends to transform its Macan model into a battery-electric SUV comes as no surprise. It’s virtually inevitable that every new Porsche will be pure electric eventually. But the timing of the move is pretty startling. Very likely, the new all-electric Macan will be on sale by 2021. Is Porsche really going to kill the combustion Macan so soon? Or could it offer both electric and combustion models in parallel?
Alongside Vice President Product lines 911 and 718, “Mr 911” August Achleitner, who was keen to learn what the former racing driver thought, Webber had the chance to inspect the car with its camouflage almost completely removed. Returning from his fast laps at Porsche’s development centre in Weissach, he said: “In a word, that was awesome. There are so many highlights. The wide front axle, for example, seemed to give it greater cornering performance and turning-in became even more precise. The different front and back wheel sizes make a big difference to stability when you’re changing direction quickly too. As for the design, I love it: it’s very clear and typical Porsche.”
Head of 911 line has made his final model, hands over to Frank-Stefen Walliser
Turkish driver will compete in 2020 Supercup with additional support
Having now driven all three variants of the Taycan on sale I am convinced of two things, one you know already, namely that it is the finest electric car on the market right now. But behind those svelte lines lies a less convenient truth. The more I drive the Taycan, the more convinced I am that making an electric sports car – rather than an electric car that happens to be sporting in nature – presents a challenge of almost unimaginable proportion. And that makes me fear for the next generation of Boxster and Cayman which, if the rumour mill is correct, will have electric powertrains, as an option at first, but surely in time as a permanent solution.
All-wheel drive non-S Coupé and Cab arrive
Speedster calls time on most successful generation of 911
Highly respected air-cooled Porsche technician, Chris Boys, has joined RPM Technik’s Special Projects Division…
Now before you start being rude, understand this – the Cayman GT4 is very nearly as good as a 911 GT3 991. That’s right. A proper hardcore track-centred Porker that’s preternaturally poised. Launched in 2015 and built at Porsche’s Weissach ‘Motorsportzentrum’ racing centre using many GT3 suspension parts, the most powerful Cayman yet is good for sixty in 4.2 seconds and a 182mph top speed. But behind those lightning numbers is a chassis so sublime that some say the GT4 could be one of the best-handling Porsches ever. In 2015 there was so much hoop-la with every car pre-sold and £30k premiums being paid to jump waiting lists. Three years later things are calmer and instead of costing £110k, a modest-miler could now be yours for £75k.
Seasoned Porsche pilot who co-founded new CALM series
Porsche Digital announces online platform for vehicle livery design
A British cyclist has set a new speed record using pedal power and a Cayenne Turbo…
Peering through the spray, Alain de Cadenet saw first-hand the genius of Mexican rainmaster Pedro Rodriguez. It's a performance that he'll never forget. On the subject of heroes and heroic performances, nothing is more enlightening than witnessing such deeds oneself. Apart from the actual driving in a race, one of the perks of taking part in a serious event is to get a free lesson from the ‘big deal’ drivers in factory cars. Never more so than when it’s wet. Very wet.
Honorary board member role for grandson of Ferdinand Porsche.
A dream garage chock full of iconic modern classics ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s is due to come to auction soon. The incredible 140-strong collection belongs to a single private owner, and will be offered across four different sales in 2019 – two in Florida and two in Europe.
Porsche 356s are in vogue at the moment, with most of the action confined to the connoisseur ‘pre-A’ cars. That’s probably to be expected, because these rare little cars are often referred to as the Swiss watches of the classic car world.
Eighth Wonder Officially revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the eighth generation 911 – the 992 – subtly evolves the lineage, mixing fresh styling with new technology... Story: Simon Jackson. Photography: Porsche.
Porsche is tooling up for 85 per cent of its sales to be all-electric cars by 2028 – including the sports car icon. By Georg Kacher.
2018 Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion, Tio Ellinas, will race in the Porsche Supercup in 2019...