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The Coolest and Craziest Vehicles of the Dakar Rally (2024)

The 2024 edition of Dakar has kicked off in the deserts of Saudia Arabia. Here’s a look at some of the more left field entries for this year.


Porsche Vision 357 – The Best Birthday Present Ever?

A peak at Porsche’s 75th birthday present to itself, a concept that re-imagines the classic 356 for modern times.


Tesla-powered Porsche 912: vintage meets electric

The Verge:

This 550-horsepower 1968 Porsche 912 is getting all of its power from an unexpected source: the electric motor from a Tesla Model S P85. It was made by two Southern California shops, Zelectric Motors and EV West, which convert old Volkswagens and Porsches into modernized electric cars. It’s a new way to rescue aging vintage cars — though not everyone is happy with the idea.

Get used to it people, this is only going to get more and more popular.


Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991.2) Nürburgring Record Onboard

On April 16 the Porsche 911 GT3 RS set another benchmark for road-approved sports cars at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in Germany: Porsche works race driver Kévin Estre set a lap time in 6:56.4 minutes with the 520-hp GT3 RS. The Frenchman’s lap time was 24 seconds faster than the best time achieved with the previous GT3 RS model. […]

Regardless of its real-world importance or relevance, kudos to Porsche for continuing to blow minds with each generation and subsequent iteration of its sportscars.

Don’t miss the short prologue video either.


Porsche's analogue renaissance

Jack Rix for Top Gear reviews the two newest members of the ever increasing Porsche 911 family - the 911 GT3 Touring and Carrera T - on the twisting roads of the Alpes-Maritimes.

Both models feature a rare thing in today’s crowded supercar market: manual gearboxes.


For Sale: 1995 Porsche 911 (993) RSCS

It doesn’t get more desirable than this. One of 12 delivered to Australia and one of 124 Clubsport versions built. Many of the Australian delivered cars went on to be campaigned in local production car series, this one appears to have escaped intact with matching engine and chassis and just 51,845km on the clock.

Chassis No. WP0ZZZ99ZSS390217. Currently listed on, AU$730,000.


Ed Pink Racing Engines

Go behind the scenes as the craftsmen at Ed Pink Racing Engines build what is the pinnacle of air-cooled Porsche engines for Singer Vehicle Design.



Porsche 911 GT2 Smashes Auction Sales Records

A 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 (Type 993), one of 57 road-going examples, finished in ‘Riviera Blue’, being sold as part of the original owner’s collection with just 12,730 km on the clock.

Sold! for an astounding £1,848,000.

Porsche prices have been kooky for a while now but this one is beyond kooky.

The recent London sales by RM Sotherby’s featured a few other stand-out results for desirable Porsches: 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 got £716,800 and this 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight fetched and equally astonishing £974,400.

Us? We’d have taken home this (relative) bargain 993 RSCS over any of that lot for ‘just’ £403,200.


Under the Hammer: 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR

Here’s something special. One of only 17 924 Carrera GTR models produced by the factory and with an incredible 109 kms on the clock.

This amazing one owner, 109 kilometres from new, survivor has an even more incredible story to tell. One of only two cars delivered to Japan from new (the other example having been used for racing), the GTR was brought into the country in 1981 by Porsche importer ‘Garage Italya’. In 1983, after being stored for 2 years, it was purchased by a Japanese businessman and classic car enthusiast who wanted to add it to his private collection.

The car was never used on the road but was enjoyed a handful of times on the track at Suzuka and the Fuji Speedway. On each occasion, our fastidious Japanese owner made a record of the distance travelled at each track day. According to his records, the car covered just 109 kilometres in the first 7 years of his ownership, after which the 924 was carefully stored in his two-storey garage, safely in the first-floor attic space accessible by a car lift. The GTR was removed from storage each year, taken on a trailer to be serviced, brought back, then placed back in position in the garage. From 1981 to 2006 the car was serviced by Porsche specialist ‘Tomei Car Service’, then latterly by Porsche specialist ‘Garage Tool Box’. In the intervening period, the engine was started and run regularly.

Goes under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions upcoming ‘Silverstone Classic Race Car Sale’ on 28 Jul 2016. Bidding range estimate £475,000-575,000.


Porsche 2015 Review

Porsche AG:

Goodbye 2015. Accompany us on a journey through 2015 and see all our highlights on four wheels in this video.

A banner year: Le Mans triumph, an almost entirely refreshed product line, Australian sales up 45% for the year. How could 2016 possibly top this?


Stanceworks reflect on Porsche Rennsport Reunion V

Epic Andrew Ritter photo essay of the recent Porsche love-in at Laguna Seca Raceway.


For Sale: 1967 Porsche 911R, Rarest of the Rare

Chassis 017 of the original 20 Rennsport models assembled by the Porsche racing department at the behest of Ferdinand Piëch:

Piëch and his racing mechanics replaced front and rear deck lids, doors, front fenders, and both bumpers with duplicates in fiberglass-reinforced plastic, formed and assembled at Karl Baur works in Stuttgart. Wider rear wheels forced slight flares onto the bodywork. The hinges – doors and deck lids – were in aluminum. Because it was a racing car, engineers shaved windshield thickness to 4mm and side glass was thinned to 2mm. It’s safe to describe a 911R as “interior delete”, because Porsche’s racing shop pulled more content out than it left in. In fact, it was the job of one racing mechanic, Rolf Wütherich, to run a drill press, perforating every pedal, lever, handle, and panel with holes to lighten each by a gram at a time. By the time they finished, the cars weighed just 800 kilograms – 1,764 pounds.

Even the legendary 2.7 RS pales in comparison to the 911R, this is the early 911 to have. #017 is more special still, not only does it have a fully documented history, it is also fitted with a very special engine with a thick race-winning history file.

Currently offered by Road Scholars, $POA.


Audi RS2 Twenty Years On

evo take a nostalgic drive around the Peak District in a pristine example of Audi’s RS2 Avant, a Porsche-engineered weapon from 1994.


The GT3 Class of 2016 preview next years crop of new and revised GT3 sportscars.

Looks like 2016 is going to be another banner year for the ever expanding category.


Seattle Speedometer: The Craftsman

eGarage profile Buz Ras, owner of renowned vintage instrument restorer Seattle Speedometer.

I get to do something that there aren’t really a lot of people left that even know how to do. I want to be the one that … keeps it going.



That Time Porsche Took Their RS Spyder LMP2 to Bathurst

During the lead up to the 2012 V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000, Porsche ran a number of demonstration laps around the iconic 6.2 km Mount Panorama circuit with Dutch sportscar ace Jeroen Bleekemolen at the tiller of their dominant RS Spyder LMP2 car.

Although not officially timed, the lap record didn’t stand a chance.

Official press release.


Porsche 919 Hybrid Night Ride

Ride onboard with Timo Bernhard as he laps the Circuit of the Americas in his Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 at night. Incredible speed.

via WTF1


Chris Harris Does Frankfurt 2015

Chris Harris peruses the latest metal at IAA Frankfurt, with a short intermission involving a quick blat around the Lauitzring in the updated 380bhp Mercedes-AMG A45.

That VW Kombi Ducati hauler…


Gulf-Porsche 917K Shakedown

A short four minute video of Porsche shaking down the iconic 1971 1000km of Spa winning Gulf-Porsche 917K at Willow Springs Raceway.

Turn your volume to 11 for this one.


Inside the Porsche Museum's Warehouse

Classic Driver take a stroll through the Porsche Museum’s now-not-so-secret warehouse of concepts, prototypes, retired race cars, and other special examples produced by the famed marque from Stuttgart.


Mark Webber Takes Delivery of His Personal 918 Spyder

A short news item from Porsche celebrating the delivery of Mark Webber’s personal 918 Spyder, just in time for his 39th birthday on 27th August 2015.

Webber’s car, chassis #605/918, features the iconic ‘Salzberg Racing’ livery worn by the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans winning 917K. Standard in the lightweight ‘Weissach Pack’ fitted to this car is a full-body wrap which would otherwise contribute 2.3 kg of the total 41 kg stripped out of the standard car. Interestingly Mark’s opted to forgo that saving by having one of the available wrap schemes painted on his car instead.


In the Classifieds: 1996 Porsche 911 993 Carrera Cup

How special is this? One of only 69 factory Carrera Cup cars—with no racing history:

Quite unbelievably it is still finished in its original coat of paint and this designated race car still retains all of its factory fitted panels. Plucked out of a collection it is believed this Cup car has never been subject to anything other than light recreational track use rather than bumper to bumper competitive racing and as such displays only a peppering of stone chips to its wheel arches and a perfectly aged patina. Clearly dry stored over its minimal mileage, the car presents as quite the unique prospect having never been adorned with a livery and in its original factory build spec.


Price on application, available via The Octane Collection


Flat out in the Australian Outback

On a break from its promo tour of Australian Porsche dealerships, five-times Carrera Cup Australia winner Craig Baird unleashes a Porsche 918 Spyder on the Northern Territory’s unrestricted Stuart Highway.


Under the Hammer: 1982 Porsche 956 Chassis #003

A short video of the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans winning Porsche 956-003 that Gooding & Company have on the block at this weekend’s Pebble Beach auctions.

The illustrious racing career of 956-003 started at the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans when driven by Jochen Mass and Vern Schuppan. It placed second overall as part of a Porsche sweep of the top three positions. After that fantastic initial result, this 956 went on to win the next four races in which it was entered and was piloted by the best drivers of the era including Jacky Ickx, Jochen Mass, and Derek Bell. In 1983, 956-003 was again pressed into duty as one of three cars entered by the Porsche factory team for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After 24 hours of grueling competition, 956-003, with Al Holbert aboard, crossed the finish line in first place, 63 seconds ahead of 956-001 and Bell in one of the most thrilling finishes in Le Mans history. With its exclusive works car status, longtail Le Mans bodywork, iconic Rothmans livery, and exceptional competition record, 956-003 must be considered among the most significant Porsche racing cars, and thus, one of the finest competition cars built since WWII.

Don’t miss Goodman & Company’s even more detailed write-up and provenance statement.

Bidding range estimate US $7,000,000–$9,000,000.

UPDATE: Sold for US$10,120,000 (source)


Jeff Zwart does the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb

Short video of Jeff Zwart’s campaign, behind the wheel of his trusty Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Turbo.

Good enough for 1st in his class and 4th overall behind only an open wheeler and two very specialised electric machines.


Porsche 918 Spyder Coming Down The Line

11 glorious minutes of sights and natural sounds from Porsche’s Zuffenhausen production line as the last of the 918 Spyders are put together.


evo takes the Porsche 991 GT3 RS on a dawn raid

Jethro Bovingdon wakes early to take a Lava Orange GT3 RS presser for a dawn B-road blast.

Best make it full screen, headphones on, volume right up.


Chris Harris vs. Porsche 991 GT3 RS

4 litres, 500hp, and a lot of wing.

Yes, that rear wing. Have your seen the rear wing? Have your seen the rear wing on this car?!?!?

Chris Harris gets behind the wheel of the much anticipated next iteration of the venerable Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

I think he likes it.


The last Porsche 918 Spyder has been built

After 21 months of production, the 918th and last Porsche 918 Spyder has been built.

The 918 Spyder was systematically developed to be a performance hybrid with plug-in technology. The hybrid super sports concept car made its debut at the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show where it met with overwhelming approval. In the summer of 2010, the Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG gave the green light for its production development. When the car was launched on the market in late 2013, the 918 Spyder represented a continuation of a series of super sports cars in Porsche history. As technology pioneers they were, without exception, among the ultimate sports cars of their respective decades: the 904 Carrera GTS, the 959, the 911 GT1 and the Carrera GT.

Future classic?


Porsche's 2015 Le Mans campaign by the numbers

Porsche does a data dump from their Le Mans weekend.

  • The Porsche Team made 90 pit stops, 30 per car.
  • At 26 of the 90 stops, tires and drivers were also changed.
  • The longest distance covered with one set of tires was 54 laps for all three cars. In car number 17 Mark Webber did this ultra-long run, in car number 18 it was Neel Jani and in the number 19 prototype it was Nico Hülkenberg.

One for the true anoraks.


Porsche goes one-two at Le Mans

Porsche took its first overall victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours since 1998, with Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber leading a one-two.

The #19 919 Hybrid moved to prominence through the night, with stints from Hulkenberg and Tandy hauling it back into contention after it lost some ground during an early safety car period.

Bamber then picked up the mantle in the early hours of the morning, and as Sunday progressed any threat from Audi behind crumbled as all three of its cars required unscheduled pitstops.

All that was left after that was for Porsche to nurse its #19 and #17 home to a one-two finish, including taking care during a light rainshower in the final 10 minutes.

Porsche’s 17th outright victory at Le Mans, and a class act.


Porsche on pole at Le Mans 2015

It can’t get much better for Porsche at Le Mans, taking the first three grid positions for today’s race. The trio of turbo/hybrid V4 919’s have shown incredible pace during each qualifying session, hopefully this pace is also reliable enough to be sustained over the full race distance.

To put their relative speed into perspective:

It is the fastest pole lap set at Le Mans since the introduction of the chicanes on the Mulsanne Straight, and the sixth fastest in history in terms of laptime regardless of configuration.

It is also the first Porsche to take pole at Le Mans since Michele Alboreto in the Joest WSC 95 in 1997.


Porsche at Le Mans: The Definitive History

Published in the lead-up to Porsche’s return to the top flight LMP1 category at Le Mans in 2014, XCAR takes a detailed look at the history of Porsche at Le Mans.


Martini Porsche 936 flat out around Le Mans

Goodwood Road & Racing share a fantastic lap of the classic – and chicane free – Le Mans circuit, onboard Jurgen Barth’s 1977 race-winning Martini Porsche 936.


Under the Hammer: Sir Stirling Moss' 1961 Porsche RS 61

Sir Stirling Moss has listed his personal Porsche 718 RS 61 ‘718.070’ through Bonhams at their upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on June 26.

While not the actual car he shared for the 1961 World Sportscar Championship, this particular example has nonetheless been campaigned by Moss at numerous historic events throughout his ‘retirement’ from professional racing.

Sale estimate is listed as AU$3.4 to AU$4m.

via Motorsport Retro

UPDATE: Sold for £1,905,500 (source)


1971 Nürburgring 1000km: A Porsche clean sweep

A ten minute review of the 1971 Nürburgring 1000km, where the mighty Porsche 908/3 finished 1-2-3 beating the fancied Ferrari 312s and Alfa-Romeo T33s.


Daniel Schaefer's 1966 Porsche 912 race car

Stanceworks profile Daniel Schaefer’s immaculatly restored and uprated Agablau ‘66 912.


The fixie Porsche 911

Bugatti Design Director Achim Anscheidt tells us about his personal ‘fixie bike’ Porsche 911.

Based on a 1981 SC chassis, Anscheidt had all hanging panels remade in kevlar, replaced glass with plastic, removed the heater, and stripped out the interior to bring it down to featherweight 820kg.


How to drive an early Porsche 911 around Spa Francorchamps

Watch Roman Caresani overtake and oversteer his way around everything in his 1965 Porsche 911 around Spa.

(via Goodwood Road & Racing)


SRO Race Centre by MMC at Paul Ricard

dailysportscar visit Stephane Ratel’s ‘SRO Race Centre by MMC’ at the iconic Paul Ricard circuit in the South of France, home to an eclectic collection of old GT and sportscars.


Luftgekühlt Two

Deus Ex Machina describe Luftgekühlt as a celebration of Zuffenhausen’s finest air-cooled cars.

And finest they certainly got at their second event held earlier this month, hosted by Bandito Brothers in Southern California.

Here’s a short video of the event.


evo introduce the Porsche Cayman GT4

Jethro Bovingdon for evo magazine provides a comprehensive interview with Porsche’s Head of GT cars, Andreas Preuninger, about his new baby – the Porsche Cayman GT4.

Huge want.


Watch the Le Mans 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup support race

61 cars on a 45 minute tilt around the full Le Mans Circuit.

Look out for car #219 being driven by Kiwi gun racer Earl Bamber and #100 by Chris Harris.

The Porsche Carrera Cup race to end Porsche Carrera Cup races.


Brumos Porsche and their 1968 Porsche factory race transporter

One of two 1968 Mercedes-Benz (O317) Renntransporters with bodywork by Schenk Company used by the Porsche factory team right through to the mid-Eighties “Rothmans” era.


McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918 Spyder. Which is fastest?

evo’s Jethro Bovingdon gets behind the wheel of two of the latest breed of hybrid-hypercars and has a thrash around the Anglesey Ciruit in Wales to find out which is the faster of the two.


Porsche 911 GT3 RGT at Rallye Deutschland

After being granted approval to run their newly-developed RGT 997 GT3, Tuthill Porsche gave it a proper baptism at the recent ADAC Rallye Deutschland.


Porsche GT3 approved for WRC

UK Porsche specialist Tuthill have built, tested and gained approval to rally their RGT-spec 997 GT3 in the WRC.

“It’s taken a determined effort by our team to get FIA approval for a modern 911 in current WRC rallying, but we’re delighted to have finally accomplished this. Now that the door has been opened, the prospects offered by a Porsche 911 RGT rally car are incredibly exciting and nothing beats live stage rallying, so we just can’t wait to try it.”

Great news.


Mark Webber is a Porsche fanboy

Some insight into Webber’s collection of contemporary Porsches, soon be joined by some classics from the sound of it.

Perhaps unsurprisingly:

“Probably my biggest prize possession is the 997 GT3 RS 4.0-litre…”

Webber is one of many F1 drivers known, as this article confirms, or rumoured to have a 997 GT2 RS lurking in their garages.


Porsche 911 Secrets: the first 911 Turbo

Dieter Landenberger, Chief of Archive Porsche Museum, back again to profile the very first 911 Turbo, built as a present for Louise Piëch, Ferry Porsche’s sister, back in 1973.


Porsche 911 Secrets: Aerodynamic concept

Dieter Landenberger, Chief of Archive Porsche Museum, profiles a 1984 aerodynamic study based on the 911, another member of Porsche’s vast archive of special cars held in their museum.


Porsche 911 Secrets: SC East African Safari Rally car

Dieter Landenberger, Chief of Archive Porsche Museum, profiles the lightly-modified 911 SC that was entered into the 1978 East African Safari Rally.


In the Classifieds: 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport

Something a little different and more than certainly a little rare:

Only fifty-nine 924 Carrera GTS Porsches were produced, of which only fifteen were the type Clubsport. This is one of those fifteen, with only 5,000 km of experience.

Located in Drachten, The Netherlands. Listed for €285,000.


fifteen52 x Magnus Walker = Outlaw Fever

fifteen52 collaborate with serial Porsche tinkerer Magnus Walker to create a new wheel design, perfect for classic Porsches.

Be sure to watch the video.


McLaren F1 vs analogue rivals

evo magazine pits the iconic McLaren F1 against its contemporary and more modern ‘analogue’ supercar rivals.


Audi wins dramatic Le Mans

Motorsport Magazine reports:

Audi scored its 13th victory in 15 attempts at the Le Mans 24 Hours, and Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler their third in four years, but only after one of the most dramatic races in the grand euduro’s long history.

What a race! The last few hours had us on the edge of our seats. Porsche #20 was looking like an outside chance with just two hours to go, until engine issues put paid to a fairy tale return to La Sarthe.


Porsche reflect on their 2014 Le Mans campaign

And starts looking forward to 2015.


Porsche 919 In-depth Technical Analysis

Speaking of the 919, don’t miss Racecar Engineering’s peerless technical analysis of the development history and recent testing updates to Porsche’s clean-sheet WEC and Le Mans challenger.


Porsche Formula 1 rumours gaining traction

AUSmotive reports on swirling rumours of an engine deal with RedBull Racing from 2016.

Considering the synergies between the FIA’s new LMP1 sportscar and F1 technical regulations, rumours of this deal might have some legs.

Porsche’s somewhat odd choice of a V4 configuration engine for the 919 now doesn’t seem that odd at all, considering the possibility they may be able to use the same basic architecture to produce a V6 version of the same platform for F1.


The Porsche 911 By Singer Vehicle Design: An Exercise In Extravagance

Brian Makse for

“A 911 that comes through Singer’s shop isn’t just restored or modified, it becomes a creative exercise where the car is completely rethought - honed like a hand-crafted blade - into a Porsche that trancends the notion of an automobile, and into a work of art.”

A review of their RHD “Indonesia” car this time around.


How Singer Turns a Porsche 911 Into Art

Car and Driver:

The best early ’70s Porsche 911 that never existed.

Related article.


Porsche LMP1 2000 revealed

First time we’ve seen these photos of Porsche’s stillborn LMP car from 2000, the engine from which went on to form the basis for the Carrera GT supercar.

(More), (Even more)


Leno does Singer Vehicle Design

Nice long video review by Jay Leno interviewing Singer Vehicle Design’s Rob Dickinson and pouring over every detail of their “Dubai” car.


In the Classifieds: 1994 Audi RS2 quattro

We have a massive soft spot for wagons, particularly fast wagons. The Porsche-fettled RS2 right up there as one of our favourites.

This one-of-180 RHD, ex-UK specimen in classic RS Blau looks the goods. Seller mentions a throughly documented history and some recent suspension restoration work.

Located in Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW. Listed on Carsales for $69,950.

Update 12 Oct 2015: Still for sale - now listed for $88,000!


Mark’s mate's mate

Peter Windsor:

“…here, in Mark’s own words, are some pen-portraits of some of the key figures from his career.”

We’ll miss cheering on MW when F1 rolls around next year, though the prospect of him returning to the grid at Le Mans in a factory Porsche is epic.


Porsche 918 around the Nürburgring in 6m57s

Ride alongside Marc Lieb as he clocks an epic 6m57s lap around the Nürburgring behind the wheel of Porsche’s new 918 Spyder.


evo vs. Porsche 911 GT3

evo’s comprehensive video review of Porsche’s new 991-generation 911 GT3.


Porsche vs. Porsche 911 GT3 – Feast for the Senses

One to watch fullscreen, maximum volume.


Jay Leno's 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2

Back in Jay Leno’s Garage, this time for a profile of his newly acquired 356 Carrera ‘four-cam’.


Street driven Porsche 962 in Japan

Luke Huxham, Maiham Media:

The Group C Porsche 962 is an iconic race car to say the least. In the 80’s it won countless Le Mans races and to this day holds a very special place in car enthusiasts hearts. One particular Japanese car enthusiast loves this car so much that he can’t keep this race car restricted to circuit duties only. He feels the overwhelming need to spend much more time with it, on the streets!

With plates and a full-fat Rothmans livery? Badass.


The 911's Appeal Is a German Thing


Everybody has their “thing”. For John Willhoit, it’s certainly a German thing. For the past 37 years, he and his custom 1971 Porsche 911T have been Stuttgart’s outpost in Los Angeles County. Whether in his shop restoring classic 356s and 911s or on the road thrashing his own rear-engined machine, Wilholt’s German thing is a good thing indeed.


The Singer 911: All You Ever Wanted to Know

“everything is important”

Enough said.


Porsche at Le Mans 2013

Very nicely done, bravo Porsche.


Formula 1 pilot Mark Webber to contest Le Mans for Porsche

Mark Webber:

It’s an honour for me to join Porsche at its return to the top category in Le Mans and in the sports car World Endurance Championship and be part of the team. Porsche has written racing history as a manufacturer and stands for outstanding technology and performance at the highest level.

I’m very much looking forward to this new challenge after my time in Formula 1. Porsche will undoubtedly set itself very high goals. I can hardly wait to pilot one of the fastest sports cars in the world.”

After so many rumours for such a long time it’s so great to finally get this out in the open.

With Porsche’s factory tilt at the WEC and Le Mans, Mark’s vacated seat at Red Bull Racing stirring up more than a few line-ups in F1 and the wholesale technical changes in F1, 2014 is shaping up to be a vintage year for motorsport.


The true driving experience only comes from driving a classic

When you think of making a 2500 mile road trip across the United States you don’t generally think of hopping into a 41 year old car equipped with no air conditioning, no cruise control, no radio, and seats that don’t recline.

Kris Clewell documents a 4,000km cross-country journey behind the wheel of his long-hood 911.


Porsche 959 - You cannot do it alone

eGarage feature a 959 originally built for the late Helmuth Bott, former director of Porsche’s research and development division. One of six prototypes built.


Walking the walk: The Rotiform Porsche 964

Speedhunters’ Ben Chandler profiles the minty Rotiform 964:

“Some people walk the walk, whilst others talk the talk. Brian Henderson definitely falls into the aforementioned category – when it comes to cars, there’s not a great deal of talking and more a whole load of doing. In fact, with Brian, it almost seems like there’s no point in talking about what’s going to happen at all. There’s simply no time for it.”


Speedhunters does Canepa does cars and coffee

Speedhunters’ Mike Garrett:

“It’s part restoration garage, part race car maintenance facility, part showroom and part museum. In terms of privately owned temples of motoring, it’s surely one of the greatest in the world.”

Don’t forget to check out Part 2.


Porsche preview their 2014 Le Mans challenger

Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Executive Board at Porsche AG:

“The engineers were able to start with a blank sheet of paper in the design of the new LMP1 car that was out here today on the Weissach race track for the first time. Hence, they were able to apply many new technologies within the framework of the regulations that will also benefit the customers of our road legal automobiles in the future. After all, there’s a race car in every Porsche.”

Unlike Formula 1, Porsche can now undertake almost unlimited testing and development before joining the WEC and Le Mans next year.


Chris Harris scoops an early drive of the Porsche 991 GT3

Chris Harris:

“It’s incredible the calibration work they’ve done, the chassis is a massive step on. We’ve got a wider front track… The car just turns so much better than the 997 version.”

1,400kg, electric power steering and PDK only, more than made whole by that 9,000rpm redline, recalibrated steering software and bespoke front-axle tweaks.