Porsche

Although the Porsche Company was founded in 1931, the first Porsche car developed wasn't until 1939. Proud of their German Heritage, Porsche continues to be one of the most prestigious car makers and also the world's largest race car manufacturer. In Australia there are 5 different models available including the Boxter, Cayman, Panamera, Cayenne, 911 with the new 911 GT2 RS one of the newest on the market. Porsche is part of the Volkswagen Group.
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Porsche Cayman GT4 inadvertently revealed on car maker's website

One of the automotive world’s worst kept secrets, the Porsche Cayman GT4, has been inadvertently revealed on one of the German manufacturer’s websites...

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Porsche planning luxury EV to rival Tesla Model S - report
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Porsche planning luxury EV to rival Tesla Model S - report

Early development work has begun on an electric Porsche to rival the Tesla Model S, according to reports out of Europe. German media is reporting that Porsche chairman Matthias Muller made comments suggesting that its first-ever pure-electric production model will form part of an upcoming five-door mid-sized family...


Porsche Macan locks up, skids during moose test
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Porsche Macan locks up, skids during moose test

The Porsche Macan hasn't performed as well as expected through the Swedish moose avoidance test, locking up its outside front wheel, understeering and spending too much time facing oncoming traffic...


Porsche 911 Carrera GTS : $268,700 for 316kW non-turbo flagship
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Porsche 911 Carrera GTS : $268,700 for 316kW non-turbo flagship

The Porsche 911 Carrera GTS nameplate has returned to the sports coupe lineup for the first time in three years, with the latest 991-generation GTS again squeezing itself in between the 911 Carrera S and 911 Turbos, in a quartet of rear- or all-wheel drive and coupe or cabriolet versions. A tweaked version of the existing 3...


2018 Porsche 911 likely to have hybrid model
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2018 Porsche 911 likely to have hybrid model

The next-generation Porsche 911 will likely utilise hybrid power, with the sports car brand's CEO Matthias Muller responding to the question of whether petrol-electric power is applicable for its most iconic model with "of course, why not?" "We have been doing some analysis to see whether it will work," said Muller...


Entry-level Porsche 718 ruled out
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Entry-level Porsche 718 ruled out

Porsche has ruled out building a four-cylinder entry-level convertible, dubbed the Porsche 718, based on the Boxster. Detlev von Platen, CEO of Porsche Cars North America, told Automotive News, "You won't see anything lower than the current Boxster model. We had many discussions about this in the group, and the decision was made that the time is not right...


2016 Porsche Panamera : "the design could be better" says CEO
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2016 Porsche Panamera : "the design could be better" says CEO

The 2016 Porsche Panamera is being readied for production, with the German sports car brand’s CEO Matthias Muller revealing that “there has been some mistakes” with the four-year-old first generation model. Speaking at the Paris motor show, where Porsche unveiled the Cayenne e-hybrid, Muller outlined his hopes for the next-generation five-door executive car...


Porsche 918 Spyder catches fire, is destroyed at Toronto petrol station
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Porsche 918 Spyder catches fire, is destroyed at Toronto petrol station

A Porsche 918 Spyder has been filmed burning to the ground at a petrol station near Toronto, Canada. Be warned that the video (above), from YouTube user David Jenkins and his girlfriend, contains expletives, so you'll want to turn the volume down or don a pair of headphones if you're at work or near children...


Porsche 911 cop car goes on NSW patrol
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Porsche 911 cop car goes on NSW patrol

NSW police officers are likely to be fighting over the keys the newest member of the state's patrol fleet - a Porsche 911 Carrera. The 911 looks, ahem, arresting in its blue and white livery complete with sirens. A 911 Turbo S would be better suited for police chases, of course, but the Carrera is more focused on catching the eye of the community than catching criminals...


2015 Porsche Cayenne Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Porsche Cayenne Review

The Porsche Cayenne has been subtly face lifted for 2015 with the German manufacturer hoping to keep it atop the performance SUV pile.


Porsche Macan S Diesel v Audi SQ5 TDI Drag Race
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Porsche Macan S Diesel v Audi SQ5 TDI Drag Race

http://www.caradvice.com.au/308887/?yt_desc - Read our comparioson of the Macan, SQ5 and X4 here. CarAdvice.com.au pits the Audi SQ5 TDI against the new Porsche Macan S Diesel to see if it can retain its crown as the drag race champion.


Porsche Macan S Diesel v Audi SQ5 TDI drag race: video
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Porsche Macan S Diesel v Audi SQ5 TDI drag race: video

It's diesels at dawn in a duel to the death! Well, perhaps it's not quite that dramatic, but this battle royale between oil-burning SUV cousins has been so eagerly awaited by the CarAdvice team that we put the contenders together as soon as we had the chance. On the right (below): the current champion, the self-proclaimed 'fastest diesel SUV on the planet' - the Audi SQ5...


Audi SQ5 v BMW X4 30d v Porsche Macan S Diesel : Comparison review
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Audi SQ5 v BMW X4 30d v Porsche Macan S Diesel : Comparison review

We are just about getting used to the idea of sporty cars powered by diesel engines, but the Audi SQ5, BMW X4 30d and Porsche Macan S Diesel further test the scepticism of purists. Can a diesel-powered SUV be a genuine performance star? It’s fitting the SQ5 is here because it was Audi that started the modern era of diesel performance with its R10 and R15 TDI race cars that, with the exception of 2009, dominated Le Mans between 2006 and 2011 (before hybrids became trendy)...


Porsche Macan : No plans for 2WD version; no four-cylinder engines for Australia
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Porsche Macan : No plans for 2WD version; no four-cylinder engines for Australia

Porsche has scotched rumours of a two-wheel-drive Macan for any world market, and Australia won't get a four-cylinder version - diesel or petrol - at any stage either. Porsche SUV sales and marketing director Julian Baumann told CarAdvice that the Macan range would grow to match the five-model grade Cayenne range and there would be the potential for a plug in hybrid Macan "if market demand dictated it"...


2016 Porsche Cayman spy photos
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2016 Porsche Cayman spy photos

The current and second-generation Porsche Cayman was unveiled only in 2012, so it’s interesting to see development mules of an update already testing in public. Even so, it’s likely that an updated model, pictured here in development form, will not see local Porsche showrooms until the end of next year at the earliest...


Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid to be a "significant" addition to the range
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Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid to be a "significant" addition to the range

The new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid will be a "significant" model in the updated range, according to the brand's local arm. Porsche Cars Australia public relations manager Paul Ellis told CarAdvice that the new plug-in hybrid Cayenne will be the real kickstarter for that technology for the German sports car brand, despite a plug-in drivetrain also being available in the Panamera sports sedan...


2015 Porsche Cayenne pricing and specifications
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2015 Porsche Cayenne pricing and specifications

Specifications of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne have been finalised ahead of the luxury large SUV’s Australian arrival in November. Five Cayenne variants will be available from launch: Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Diesel, Cayenne S E-Hybrid, and the flagship Cayenne Turbo. All Cayenne grades are extensively equipped, and Australian vehicles get extra standard kit compared with other international markets...


Former Porsche CEO, CFO to stand trial over failed Volkswagen takeover
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Former Porsche CEO, CFO to stand trial over failed Volkswagen takeover

Both former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and CFO Holger Haerter have been ordered to stand trial over the company's failed takeover bid of Volkswagen. Bloomberg is reporting that a Stuttgart appeals court has overturned a lower court's decision in April that stated that there wasn't enough evidence to proceed with the case brought against the two by prosecutors in December 2012...


Porsche Macan v BMW X4 : Comparison review
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Porsche Macan v BMW X4 : Comparison review

Who will it be, the all-new Porsche Macan, or the BMW X4 for the title of best sporty SUV under 100k


Porsche Macan v BMW X4 Review: Potent Petrol SUVs under $100k
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Porsche Macan v BMW X4 Review: Potent Petrol SUVs under $100k

Spending $100,000 on an SUV is becoming an increasingly common occurrence in Australia, but never before has there been so much choice, particularly if the ‘S’ in SUV means anything to you. The new Porsche Macan and BMW X4 to take on the existing Range Rover Evoque and Audi SQ5. All four SUVs are all-wheel drive and showcase just how good an SUV can be for the driving enthusiast in all of us...


A quiet cruise in the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
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A quiet cruise in the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

What looks like a Panamera, but doesn't sound like a Panamera? The Porsche S E-Hybrid is the German luxury car maker's first plug-in hybrid to hit Australia.


Porsche sports cars added to Australian Hertz rental car range
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Porsche sports cars added to Australian Hertz rental car range

Getting behind the wheel of a Porsche Boxster or Porsche Cayman is now significantly more achievable with the sports car twins joining Hertz Australia’s rental car ranks. Retailing for $107,790 and $111,590 respectively, the soft-top Porsche Boxster and hardtop Cayman can now be rented locally through Hertz as part of its Adrenaline Collection from $564...


2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Review

The plug-in hybrid Porsche Panamera pushes the boundaries for the German sports car brand.

Priced At
$285,300

2015 Porsche Cayenne prices announced
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2015 Porsche Cayenne prices announced

The new 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid plug-in will be more than $10,000 cheaper than the conventional hybrid model it replaces when its reaches Australian showrooms in November. At $139,200, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid undercuts the outgoing S Hybrid by $10,700, despite featuring plug-in charging capability and a more powerful electric motor, and claiming a 59 per cent drop in combined cycle fuel consumption, down to 3...


Porsche Panamera Turbo S Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Porsche Panamera Turbo S Review

The beauty is in the engineering for the Panamera, especially in its fastest form

Priced At
$443,600

Porsche Panamera Junior sedan delayed until at least 2019 - report
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Porsche Panamera Junior sedan delayed until at least 2019 - report

If the latest rumblings out of Zuffenhausen are correct, the launch of Porsche's sub-Panamera sedan has been pushed back until 2019 at the very earliest. British magazine Car reports that Porsche has been asked by parent Volkswagen to pare back its model plans, with the future CLS and 6-Series rival drawing the short straw...


Eight-cylinder Porsche 988 to take on Ferrari 458 - report
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Eight-cylinder Porsche 988 to take on Ferrari 458 - report

Porsche is reportedly working on a mid-engined eight-cylinder sports car to take on the Ferrari 458 and its successors. According to sources who have spoken to Autocar, the new Porsche is currently being developed under the 988 code and will hit the market in 2017. Mounted in the middle of the car behind the driver and passenger will be an eight-cylinder boxer engine displacing about four litres...


Porsche's MY15 updates increase prices and spec
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Porsche's MY15 updates increase prices and spec

Porsche Cars Australia has announced a range of spec upgrades — and price increases — across its Boxster, Cayman, 911 and Panamera ranges as part of their respective model year 2015 updates, production of which will commence in Germany this month...


2014 JD Power Initial Quality Study: Porsche pips Jaguar and Lexus for top spot
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2014 JD Power Initial Quality Study: Porsche pips Jaguar and Lexus for top spot

Porsche has claimed top honours in the JD Power and Associates Initial Quality Study for the second consecutive year. Finishing ahead of iconic British marque Jaguar and premium Japanese brand Lexus, the German car maker secured its title by registering fewer quality issues than in 2013...


Porsche 718: A lightweight four-cylinder convertible to sit below Boxster - report
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Porsche 718: A lightweight four-cylinder convertible to sit below Boxster - report

The Zuffenhausen-based company is planning a new model, tentatively dubbed the Porsche 718, that will be smaller, lighter and less expensive than the Boxster. According to a report in AutoBild, Porsche is planning to bolster its sports car range with a new entry-level model that will undercut the Boxster by using many of its parts...