New entry-level 911 remains PDK only – for now
Sport Classic fetches half a million at RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale; Speedster sells for $423,000
Fighter Jet Cette 911 brouille les cartes. Peut-être une Classic, ou un Speedster, mais pas les deux, ça n’a jamais eu cours. Peut-être même aucune des deux, allez savoir. À moins que ce ne soit un avion de chasse. Encore un coup des Allemands de DP Motorsport…
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.
It's the 26th February and Florian Böhme is on his way to the historic Werk 1 plant in Zuffenhausen. It's a very special day for him: not only is it the Porsche fan's 43rd birthday, but he is also collecting a Taycan 4S in Carmine Red. This makes Böhme the very first customer to grab the keys to a Taycan from the parent factory.
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.
The simple answer is yes, of course it is. Shifting from combustion to battery power is a huge shift for both Porsche and the industry. Inevitably, planning for that future is an enormous challenge. It won’t all go smoothly.
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’.
Opens in 2021, meanwhile second German Experience Centre is go
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.
Frank-Steffen Walliser admits package could also be offered for Carreras
Porsche has released an optional (7spd) seven-speed manual gearbox for the 911. The 2020 992-generation car has been sold exclusively with an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic so far, but the stick-shifter arrives in the UK in the first half of next year. It’s being offered first in the US, where there is increased demand for manuals from enthusiasts.
Only in the USA, for now
In pictures Mark Webber on the 2020 Porsche Taycan “It’s a game changer, this car. Quite literally, it is stealth in motion.
Last month I promised I’d share a thought or two about driving the Porsche 961 – the one-off racing version of the 959 that got binned at Le Mans in 1987 and which I drove at Weissach after its painstaking rebuild by Porsche. So here goes.
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.
Two distinctly sporty models enter Porsche's mid-engined product range
Porsche 911 flagship is unveiled with more punch than ever before and better aero
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.