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.
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...

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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...


Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition unveiled, not coming to Australia
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Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition unveiled, not coming to Australia

The limited edition Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition has been built to celebrate the company's return to the Le Mans 24 Hour race. Just 80 units will be built sporting the vermouth company's distinctive blue, red and black racing livery. Other changes include a fixed rear spoiler and an altered front bumper with modified air intakes and lip spoiler...


2015 Porsche Cayenne : Best look yet at luxury SUV facelift
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2015 Porsche Cayenne : Best look yet at luxury SUV facelift

The updated 2015 Porsche Cayenne has been spied again ahead of its anticipated debut later this year and local arrival in 2015. Snapped by CarAdvice’s spy photographers wearing gloss black alloy wheels and only mild camouflage in the form of headlight and tail-light stickers, the facelifted Porsche Cayenne looks set to continue the German car maker’s tradition of making subtle design tweaks to its model updates...


Porsche developing 1.6-, 2.0-, 2.5-litre four-cylinder boxer engines - report
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Porsche developing 1.6-, 2.0-, 2.5-litre four-cylinder boxer engines - report

Porsche is developing a new range of horizontally opposed four-cylinder engines for its sports car and SUV ranges. According to the report in the UK's Car magazine, Porsche is currently working on a range of smaller-displacement engines with fewer cylinders. Like other car makers, the Zuffenhausen-based brand is chasing the holy trinity of decreased weight, increased fuel economy and improved performance...


Porsche's growing SUV sales won't tarnish brand
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Porsche's growing SUV sales won't tarnish brand

With the introduction of the new Porsche Macan and continuing success of the Cayenne, the German sportscar maker runs the risk of turning into an SUV manufacturer as its core models begin to form an ever smaller part of its sales volume. In 2013 Porsche Australia sold more Cayenne SUVs (1,120) than 911s (276), Boxsters (249), Caymans (179) and Panameras (81) combined...


2014 Porsche Macan Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2014 Porsche Macan Review

The most important car Porsche has made in almost a decade.

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$84,900 to $122,900

2014 Porsche Macan : Pricing and specifications
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2014 Porsche Macan : Pricing and specifications

The much-anticipated 2014 Porsche Macan SUV launches in Australia this week to become the most affordable Porsche model to date. With a starting price of $84,900, the Audi Q5-based Macan will take the leadership in the compact SUV segment not just in terms of performance, but also price, with the range-topping Porsche Macan Turbo starting from $122,900...


Porsche Macan: 600 local orders ahead of launch
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Porsche Macan: 600 local orders ahead of launch

The upcoming Porsche Macan has already found 600 buyers in Australia ahead of its local launch for what is expected to be the brand’s second best-selling model this year. With a starting price of $84,900, the new Macan is destined to change the brand’s attainability rate in Australia, with 71 per cent of the 600 buyers so far being new to the badge...


Porsche Cayman GTS Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Porsche Cayman GTS Review

A GTS badge, more power and specialist touches only reinforces the Porsche Cayman as one of the world's greatest sports cars.

Priced At
$161,400

Porsche Cayman GT4 : Hardcore track-focused coupe spied
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Porsche Cayman GT4 : Hardcore track-focused coupe spied

An extreme performance version of the Porsche Cayman speculatively dubbed the GT4 has been spotted near the Nurburgring in Germany. The images, captured by CarAdvice’s spy photographers, suggest the German luxury sports car maker is developing a hardcore, track-focused Cayman to headline its compact coupe line-up above the current, range-topping GTS...


Vladimir Putin enlists Porsche to help with Russian limo, SUV range for government use
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Vladimir Putin enlists Porsche to help with Russian limo, SUV range for government use

The Russian government, under the direction of Vladimir Putin, has engaged Porsche to help four Russian car makers develop a unique range of new vehicles for official Russian government use. A report carried in the Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Russian government's official newspaper of record, says that work began on February 6 when a decree was issued...


Porsche Cayenne coupe to rival X6, MLC from 2018 - report
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Porsche Cayenne coupe to rival X6, MLC from 2018 - report

A sportier Porsche Cayenne with coupe-inspired styling is allegedly under consideration to join the next-generation luxury SUV line-up from 2018. Autocar reports design proposals for the ‘Cayenne coupe’ are at an “advanced phase”, and quotes a senior Porsche official who says the brand has been “considering launching a more sporting derivative of the Cayenne for some time now”...