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 911 Targa 4S Review
  • Styling and retro appeal; targa top is clever and fast; 4WD system is exceptional as is PDK; all round drivability; comfort and ride that is much better than you might expect
  • Buffeting with top down at high speed; options can quickly jack the price up; no reverse camera; button heavy centre console

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9 / 10

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Porsche 911 Targa 4S Review

With retro styling and legendary driver engagement, the 911 Targa 4S once again sets the standard for others to follow...

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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 rides on latest Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres : 50 per cent more life on track, faster lap times
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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 rides on latest Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres : 50 per cent more life on track, faster lap times

The chosen tyre for the latest iteration of the Porsche 911 GT3 road car is still the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, though it’s been completely re-developed for better wear and more grip. Compared with its predecessor, Michelin claims the new tyre lasts 50 per cent longer on track and gives faster lap times, thanks to the company’s ongoing work in motorsport...


2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS  revealed
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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed

Porsche's ultimate 991 911 has been revealed without camouflage while cold-weather testing in northern Scandinavia. The Porsche 991 911 GT3 RS will be the most wild 991 iteration, given Porsche has said there are no plans for a 991 GT2 at this stage. The GT3 RS is expected to use an improved version of the 4-litre flat-six seen in the 997...


Keen on a Porsche 918 Spyder for Christmas? Too bad - they're all sold
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Keen on a Porsche 918 Spyder for Christmas? Too bad - they're all sold

The last of the limited-run Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercars has been sold. Porsche limited the build to just 918 units (see what they did there?) worldwide. As far as the odds of bumping into one at the shops goes (or outside your hotel as Tony did in Paris...), don't get your car-spotting notebook out just yet...


Porsche 911 GT3: what’s new for 2015
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Porsche 911 GT3: what’s new for 2015

• The all-new Porsche GT3 is based off the current 991-series platform that gives the car a wider track and longer wheelbase. Porsche calls it a composite body, using a combination of aluminium down the middle of the car and ultra high-strength steel for the outer skins of rear quarters and roof. The construction is said to draw the best balance between weight and rigidity...


2015 Porsche 911 GT3 Review : Track Test
Rating: 1010 /10
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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 Review : Track Test

The latest-generation Porsche 911 GT3 loses 'Mezger' engine and a manual transmission - for better or worse?

Priced At
$293,600

Willys AW 380 Berlinetta unveiled: Alpine A108-style body hides Porsche mechanicals
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Willys AW 380 Berlinetta unveiled: Alpine A108-style body hides Porsche mechanicals

The Willys AW 380 Berlinetta has made its debut at the Bologna motor show and will go into production from early 2015. A collaboration between two Italian companies, Maggiora and Carrozzeria Viotti, the Willys AW 380 Berlinetta has a body that's been patterned on the mid-1960s Willys Interlagos...


2014 Porsche 911 GT3: going, going, gone
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2014 Porsche 911 GT3: going, going, gone

Despite wearing a price tag of just under $300,000 before on-road costs, Porsche's allocation of 40 911 GT3 models in 2014 is all but sold out. That still leaves plenty of cashed-up enthusiasts who won’t get the opportunity to strap into one of the word’s most revered high-performance machines that lays claim to being equally at home on the track as it is on the road...


Porsche rival for Ferrari 458 may not happen after all - report
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Porsche rival for Ferrari 458 may not happen after all - report

If reports are correct, Porsche's rumoured Ferrari 458-fighter may have stalled at an early planning stage. Earlier this year rumours spilled out that Porsche was working on a mid-engine vehicle, tentatively dubbed 988, to take on the popular Ferrari 458 and its successors. The 988 was said to be powered by an eight-cylinder boxer engine with around 450kW at its disposal...


New Porsche Panamera due in 2016, MSB underpinnings to be shared with Bentley - report
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New Porsche Panamera due in 2016, MSB underpinnings to be shared with Bentley - report

Reports indicate that the Porsche Panamera will debut in 2016 with new engines, weight saving measures and underpinnings that will be shared with Bentley. It's well known that Porsche is leading the development of the Volkswagen Group's MSB flexible architecture. Developed specifically for front-engine, rear- and all-wheel drive vehicles, MSB will form the basis of the new Panamera...


Porsche Cayenne Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Porsche Cayenne Review

Is this the best Large SUV?

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$104,700 to $230,800

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

Without doubt, the Porsche Macan is the most complete high-performance SUV on the planet right now

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$122,400

2015 Porsche Cayenne : Entry V6 petrol and GTS coming in February
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2015 Porsche Cayenne : Entry V6 petrol and GTS coming in February

The 2015 Porsche Cayenne range that arrives in Australia later this month will be bolstered in February by updated versions of the base V6 petrol and powerful GTS performance model. Previously the cheapest model in the range, the upgraded Porsche Cayenne petrol costs $7800 more than before, priced from $108,000 plus on-road costs...


Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series headed for Los Angeles
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Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series headed for Los Angeles

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series will debut a number of new features for the German luxury car maker at this month’s Los Angeles auto show. One of a limited run of 100, the Panamera Exclusive Series show car is finished with a two-tone paint job – a first for Porsche...


Porsche Cayman GT4 inadvertently revealed on car maker's website
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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. The Cayman GT4 is listed on the global Porsche Driving website as one of the vehicles punters can select for the brand’s Driving Experience dynamic program, despite not yet being officially confirmed for production by the car maker...


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...