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.
2016 Porsche 911 facelift spy photos from the Nurburgring

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2016 Porsche 911 facelift spy photos from the Nurburgring

Car Advice's spy photographers have snapped pictures of what, we believe, is a prototype of the facelifted Porsche 911. The current-generation Porsche 911 was unveiled in 2011, so the timing is about right for us to be seeing developmental versions of a facelifted model running around on public roads and on the Nurburgring...

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Porsche trademarks GT5 name - report
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Porsche trademarks GT5 name - report

Porsche has trademarked the name GT5, sparking speculation the German manufacturer is planning a new motorsports-inspired version of one or more of its luxury sports cars. Autocar reports Porsche submitted its application for the GT5 trademark with the German trademark office in August last year, and was granted approval for the name – along with the GT4 moniker that’s already in use – in October...


Porsche Australia introduces 2016 pricing and specification updates
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Porsche Australia introduces 2016 pricing and specification updates

Porsche Cars Australia has announced specification upgrades and some pricing revisions for its 2016 model year line-up. The Boxster, Cayman, Panamera and Macan models all benefit from additional standard equipment, while Boxster, Macan and Cayenne pricing has increased by between $1400 and $3800 across most variants in those model lines...


Porsche Boxster and 911 ranges add feature-packed Black Edition variants
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Porsche Boxster and 911 ranges add feature-packed Black Edition variants

The Porsche Boxster and 911 Carrera sports car ranges have been expanded with the introduction of feature-packed Black Edition variants. The Porsche Boxster Black Edition adds a claimed $15,000 in additional equipment to the entry-level Boxster on which it’s based, yet costs just $5700 more with the manual transmission ($110,800 plus on-road costs) and $6100 more with the dual-clutch PDK automatic ($116,190 plus on-roads)...


Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid may be approved by end of 2015
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Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid may be approved by end of 2015

The fate of the potential Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid will be decided later this year by the board of the German luxury car maker. Porsche CEO Matthias Muller told Automotive News that a decision on whether to go ahead with a plug-in hybrid version of the 911 would be made this year...


2016 Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrid spy photos
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2016 Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrid spy photos

Our spy photographers have snapped pictures of the next-generation Porsche Panamera in plug-in hybrid form. Both the prototypes spotted by our photographers have filler caps on both rear flanks, indicating that the cars seen here are plug-in hybrids. It's not known at this stage whether the plug-in hybrid drivetrain in the new car will differ significantly from the current model's...


Next Porsche 911 GT3 and RS will feature manual option, shift focus to reducing weight
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Next Porsche 911 GT3 and RS will feature manual option, shift focus to reducing weight

According to the man behind the Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 RS, his team will focus more on weight reduction rather big jumps in power output for future editions. Andreas Preuninger, head of Porsche's high performance division, told Car magazine that he's "not a believer in this horsepower monster, up, up, up, more, more, more"...


Porsche and BMW among first to offer Apple Watch apps
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Porsche and BMW among first to offer Apple Watch apps

The much anticipated Apple Watch doesn't hit buyers' wrists until June, but that hasn't stopped German luxury manufacturers Porsche and BMW rolling out updates to their smartphone apps to support the new tech gadget. Apple's smartwatch isn't a standalone device, and essentially acts as a remote interface to your phone...


2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS Review

The ultimate blend of open-air style and substance in a Porsche 911, but you do pay for the privilege - from $305,300 plus on-roads.

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$305,300 - $311,250

Porsche 918 Spyder hits 350km/h on Northern Territory Highway
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Porsche 918 Spyder hits 350km/h on Northern Territory Highway

Not content with setting a production car lap record at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, the $1.5 million Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar has recorded another first - this time on a public road. Using just its pair of electric motors, the 918 Spyder cruised from Alice Springs at a leisurely 60km/h, before unleashing the 4...


Porsche 918 Spyder Review : Track Test
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Porsche 918 Spyder Review : Track Test

Tony takes the ballistic Porsche 918 Spyder on a hot lap of Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit.


2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Review : track test
Rating: 1010 /10
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Review : track test

The Porsche 918 Spyder offers mind-blowing on-track performance and Prius-crushing fuel consumption in the same package

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$1,500,000

Porsche Panamera Edition models add more features for no extra cost
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Porsche Panamera Edition models add more features for no extra cost

The Porsche Panamera Edition range will arrive in Australian showrooms in late September, offering local customers enhanced specification on the car maker's entry-level grand tourers for no extra cost. From mid July, Porsche Cars Australia customers will be able to order the $204,600 Panamera Edition, the $208,400 Panamera Diesel Edition and the $216,800 Panamera 4 Edition variants from local dealerships (all prices before on-road costs)...


Porsche Boxster Spyder revealed
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Porsche Boxster Spyder revealed

The 2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder has been revealed ahead of its global premiere in the metal at the New York motor show and Australian launch around September. Likes its predecessor, this iteration of a famous nameplate exemplifies lightness with features such as its hand-operated fabric roof...


2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Roof
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2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Roof

The first thing anyone will notice when the 911 Targa 4S prowls by is the styling, so let’s take a look at that first. Externally, the new Targa echoes its parent, the original 1965 model, back when a Targa was just that – not a hardtop with a sunroof...


Porsche says no to fully electric cars – at least for the time being
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Porsche says no to fully electric cars – at least for the time being

While German carmaker Porsche admits to being seriously interested in electric cars, it also believes that current battery technology is not yet advanced enough for the high-performance brand to develop production series EVs (Electric Vehicles). Thomas Becki, director product and technical press for Porsche, spoke to CarAdvice about the issue at the recent launch of the 911 Targa 4 GTS in Spain...


Porsche Pajun on hold as global sales boom
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Porsche Pajun on hold as global sales boom

Rumours surrounding the Porsche Pajun, the German sports car specialist's proposed rival to the BMW 5 Series, have largely been quashed, as sales surge and the company struggles to meet demand across its entire range of high-performance cars and SUVs. As the profitability jewel in Volkswagen Group’s 12-brand portfolio, Porsche has showed the greatest year-on-year performance in relative terms, with sales up from 155,000 to 187,000 in 2014...


Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS officially launches at Ascari
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Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS officially launches at Ascari

This week’s international launch of the Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS at the Ascari race circuit in Spain takes the number of 911 model variants on offer to an astounding 21. The newest 911 also marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic Porsche 911 Targa and the first time a GTS version of the design classic has been built...


Aston Martin Vantage GT3 renamed to GT12 after dispute with Porsche - report
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Aston Martin Vantage GT3 renamed to GT12 after dispute with Porsche - report

The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 race and road vehicles will henceforth be referred to as the Aston Martin Vantage GT12, due to intervention from Porsche's lawyers. According to a report on the Goodwood Road and Racing website, lawyers from Porsche contacted Aston Martin around the time that the English company launched the Vantage GT3 road car at the recent Geneva motor show...


Porsche to add new model line by 2020
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Porsche to add new model line by 2020

German sports car manufacturer Porsche looks set to add a seventh full-scale model line by the end of the decade in a bid to meet increasing demand for its high-performance cars and SUVs. Speaking late last week at the company’s annual press conference, Porsche CEO Mattias Mueller told the audience that “in the not too distant future, we will present a seventh model line” that would join the current production line-up by 2020...


2016 Porsche 911 Turbo : Facelifted model spied inside and out
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2016 Porsche 911 Turbo : Facelifted model spied inside and out

The 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo will debut a new look and a range of changes inside and out. The Porsche 911 Turbo prototype spotted during winter testing by our European spy photographers wears clever stickers disguising the front and rear lights of the updated model, but the interior shots snapped by our guys on the snowy ground appear to show what to expect from the revised 911...


Mark Webber returns to Albert Park in a Porsche 918 Spyder
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Mark Webber returns to Albert Park in a Porsche 918 Spyder

Australian Formula One racing driver, Mark Webber, will return to the Albert Park circuit for the first time since his retirement in 2013 — driving a Porsche. Mark Webber will pilot the hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder supercar on a series of demonstration laps around the Albert Park Grand Prix circuit...


Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed with 368kW motor; due here in Q3
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed with 368kW motor; due here in Q3

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been revealed and detailed on the night before the 2015 Geneva motor show kicks off. Behind the rear axle of the GT3 RS lives a 4.0-litre direct-injection horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine with 368kW of power and 480Nm of torque at its disposal. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a "specially developed" dual-clutch transmission...


Porsche develops touchscreen sat nav system for its classic cars
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Porsche develops touchscreen sat nav system for its classic cars

Porsche Classic has developed a new touchscreen entertainment and navigation head unit that can be installed in classic Porsche sports cars. According to Porsche, the new head unit has been designed for vehicles as old as the first generation 911 from the early 1960s through to the 993-series 911, which was the company's last air cooled model and was sold up until 1998...


Porsche 911 GT3 RS has 368kW, only available with PDK - leaked spec sheet
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS has 368kW, only available with PDK - leaked spec sheet

According to a leaked spec sheet, the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 RS will feature a 4.0-litre six-cylinder boxer engine with 368kW of power and 460Nm of torque. The specifications sheet, which is watermarked with "Confidential" and "Draft", was published online by Axis of Oversteer...


2015 Porsche Boxster GTS Review: Yarra Valley weekender
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Porsche Boxster GTS Review: Yarra Valley weekender

Driving your first Porsche is exciting enough, sharing that moment with your dad is even better...

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$145,500 - $151,790

Jaguar F-Type S Coupe v Porsche Cayman GTS : Comparison review
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Jaguar F-Type S Coupe v Porsche Cayman GTS : Comparison review

England and Germany have seen their fair share of beefs throughout history. No, you haven’t accidentally clicked through to waradvice.com.au – and we’re not going to dwell on years gone by. Instead we’ve brought the best of British to take on some Teutonic might in a $160K sports car battle...


Porsche Cayman GT4 uncovered
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Porsche Cayman GT4 uncovered

The all-new Porsche Cayman GT4 has been unveiled ahead of its 2015 Geneva motor show debut and before going on sale in Australia priced from $190,300 plus on-road costs. The first-ever Cayman GT4 is claimed to be "the benchmark in its class", and the first time Porsche has offered a GT version of its Cayman sports coupe (the GTS is a very different thing)...


2016 Porsche Panamera : Sleeker second-gen sedan spied in the snow
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2016 Porsche Panamera : Sleeker second-gen sedan spied in the snow

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured the most revealing images to date of the 2016 Porsche Panamera. Seen here undergoing cold-weather testing in icy Sweden, the lightly camouflaged Panamera prototype shows off the sleeker lines of the second-generation luxury five-door grand tourer, which is expected to launch towards the end of next year...


Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe: limited edition model marks 60 years of US Porsche club
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Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe: limited edition model marks 60 years of US Porsche club

A new limited edition Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe has been revealed, commemorating 60 years of the Porsche Club of America (PCA). Based on the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, the rear-wheel-drive GTS Club Coupe will be limited to 60 units, with all finished in 'Club Blau' – a unique hue created exclusively for the anniversary edition model...