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  • 911 hero - Steve McQueen

    911 hero - Steve McQueen

    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.

  • 911 hero: Bob Wollek

    911 hero: Bob Wollek

    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 hero: Tony Lapine

    Anatole Lapine

    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.

  • 911 last Porsche to go electric

    2021 Porsche 911 Mission-E

    Porsche doubles down on EV strategy

  • A Porsche as personal as your fingerprint

    Porsche as personal as your fingerprint

    New printing technology enables unusual finish for the bonnet of your new 911

  • Air Cooled Porsches a rising asset

    Air Cooled Porsches a rising asset

    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.

  • All new 2019 Porsche 911 992 has been spotted undertaking flying laps around the Nürburgring Nordschleife

    2019 Porsche 911 992

    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.

  • All new 2019 Porsche 911 992-Series is almost ready

    2019 Porsche 911 992-Series

    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-electric new 2022 Porsche SUV

    Porsche plots e-SUV Macan-based EV is on the way

    All-new battery-electric Porsche SUV due by 2022 Big electric SUV will join German brand’s line-up, potentially replacing the Macan.

  • All-electric SUV charge Porsche Mission E coupé-SUV - Cross Turismo

    Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept: It's an Electric Porsche Wagon

    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.

  • Also in 1948

    Also in 1948

    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.

  • Are Porsche’s plans for electrification too much, too soon?

    Are Porsche’s plans for electrification too much, too soon?

    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?

  • As the World Premiere nears, Mark Webber drives the new 2020 Porsche 911 992

    2020 Porsche 911 992

    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.”

  • August Achleitner announces retirement

    Frank-Steffen Walliser will replace the retiring August Achleitner as Head of the 911 Model Series after almost two decades in charge of Porsche’s icon

    Head of 911 line has made his final model, hands over to Frank-Stefen Walliser

  • Ayhancan Güven is the new Porsche Junior

    Ayhancan Güven

    Turkish driver will compete in 2020 Supercup with additional support

  • Can an electric sports car ever stir the soul?

    Can an electric sports car ever stir the soul?

    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.

  • Carrera 4 finalises mainstream 2020 Porsche 911 992 range

    Carrera 4 finalises mainstream 2020 Porsche 911 992 range

    All-wheel drive non-S Coupé and Cab arrive

  • Chart busting Porsche 911 991 production comes to an end

    Chart busting Porsche 911 991 production comes to an end

    Speedster calls time on most successful generation of 911

  • Chris Boys joins RPM Technik

    Chris Boys joins RPM Technik

    Highly respected air-cooled Porsche technician, Chris Boys, has joined RPM Technik’s Special Projects Division…

  • Classic on the cusp 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport 981C

    Classic on the cusp 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport 981C

    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.

  • Club Racing Scene Mourns Ryan Lowry

    Seasoned Porsche pilot who co-founded new CALM series

  • Create your own Porsche 911 livery

    Create your own Porsche 911 livery

    Porsche Digital announces online platform for vehicle livery design

  • Cyclist slipstreams Cayenne for 149mph speed record

    Cyclist slipstreams Cayenne for 149mph speed record

    A British cyclist has set a new speed record using pedal power and a Cayenne Turbo…

  • De Cads heroes - Pedro Rodriguez

    De Cads heroes - Pedro Rodriguez

    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.

  • Dr Wolfgang Porsche joins Petersen Museum board

    Dr Wolfgang Porsche joins Petersen Museum board

    Honorary board member role for grandson of Ferdinand Porsche.

  • Dream garage to be auctioned

    Dream garage to be auctioned

    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.

  • Early Porsches give market trends a body swerve

    Early Porsches give market trends a body swerve

    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 generation Porsche 911 – the 992 – subtly evolves the lineage, mixing fresh styling with new technology

    992 Porsche 911

    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.

  • Electric Porsche 911 in just 10 years

    Electric Porsche 911 in just 10 years

    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.

  • Ellinas Graduates to Supercup

    Ellinas Graduates to Supercup

    2018 Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion, Tio Ellinas, will race in the Porsche Supercup in 2019...