The lines of the Porsche 911 are one of its defining features; its silhouette is a product of evolution rather than revolution. One of these lines was, however, drawn not for design purposes but, indeed, to save the German automaker’s rear-engined sportscar from extinction.
Last hurrah for Porsche’smid-engine pairing
With 50 years having passed since Porsche looked to broaden its appeal with a more practical model, Drive-My remembers the unique B17. Written by Chris Randall. Photography courtesy Porsche Archive.
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...
A gifted engineer who played a key role in the creation of the Porsche empire but was airbrushed from history. Gone but not forgotten Porsche designer Erwin Komenda. Words Delwyn Mallett.
Porsche’s GT Team extended its world championship lead with a win in the 1,000-mile race at Sebring...
Collecting Cars, online auction late May
Hillclimbing the Porsche 961 It ran around the Circuit de la Sarthe for 24 hours in 1986. Now, Total 911 climbs behind the wheel of the 961 for a short, albeit exhilarating drive.
Conquering America. How Porsche became big Stateside. And Porsche needed the USA too. Delwyn Mallett tells the story of how, with importer Max Hoffman, the 356 conquered America.
Old’s Cool In celebration of 70 years of Porsche sports cars, Porsche Classic has restored 20 vehicles in matching styles... Story: Simon Jackson. Photography: Dan Bathie.
It’s now 51 years since Vic Elford’s 1968 Monte Carlo Rally victory in a 911, a seminal moment in the history of Porsche. Drive-My’s Tony McGuiness continues our series of sit-down interviews with the legendary Porsche Driver, nicknamed ‘Quick Vic’.
Jens drives home from Le Mans in the “first” production car to offer laser headlights. Or is it? The second weekend in June was automotive heaven. I spent two-and-a-half days at Le Mans to see the 24-hour endurance race. Over the past decade, it's become a veritable technology showcase - thanks to unique regulations that aimed to push first for diesels, then for hybrids. This year, fuel consumption was measured by lap - and in order to keep the race close, Audi was punished at the last minute with a smaller fuel allowance.
My life in cars. I have always adored the internal combustion engine and everything that goes with it. John behind the wheel of a Porsche 911SC. He wishes that another 911 had played more of a part in his life. Known affectionately as ‘Smokin’ John Rhodes for burning out set after set of Mini tyres, the 86-year-old race legend recalls the many exciting cars in his life. Words: MIKE TAYLOR Photography: RORY GAME/ARCHIVE.
In pictures Mark Webber on the 2020 Porsche Taycan “It’s a game changer, this car. Quite literally, it is stealth in motion.
Hottest Cayman gets naturally aspirated flat six derived from 911 Carrera 991
A new naturally aspirated flat-six has made its way into Porsche’s latest Cayman GT4 and Spyder. And this time around you may even be able to buy one, too… Words by Richard Meaden.
New electric Porsche SUV will arrive in 2021 with potentially 700bhp in Turbo S guise
Singer’s 500hp ‘DLS’ debuts at Goodwood. Singer’s quest for the most advanced air-cooled 911 ever continues. Singer takes the ‘resto/retro’ Porsche scene to new heights with Dynamic Lightweight Study, a collaboration between Singer, Williams and Hans Mezger. Quite a cast.
Treatment includes new 500bhp air-cooled Williams flat-six The latest stunning design by the Californian firm that specializes in 're-imagining' Porsche 911swas Unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 1989 Porsche 911 Re-imagined by Singer Vehicle Designuses the results of a Dynamics and Lighting Study (DLS) byF1's Williams Advanced Engineering.
Singer’s DLS breaks cover Outstanding reception at Goodwood public debut for all-new, $1.8 million re-imagined 911… Singer Vehicle Design’s new DLS – Dynamics and Lightweight Study – of the Porsche 964 has made a stunning world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.