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Porsche 718, 911 recalled for airbag fix

Porsche has issued a recall for five vehicles in its 718 Boxster, Cayman and 911 model lines over concerns the side airbags may not deploy properly in the event of an accident. As a result of what the company is calling a supplier's manufacturing error, the front side airbags in the affected vehicles could be installed with incorrect detonator units...

2018 Porsche 911 spied with production body

The next-generation Porsche 911 has been spied again, but this time it's wearing a disguised version of the production body, rather than panels borrowed from the current car. Usually when car makers switch to testing with production body panels, they usually slather the new development vehicles with acres of disguise, but Porsche seems to have gone for a light touch with these two 911 test units...

Porsche 911, 718 models recalled for fuel pipe fix

Porsche Australia has issued a recall for 239 vehicles across its 911 Carrera, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman model lines over concerns the screws on the fuel collection pipes could come loose. The company says affected vehicles will have the fastening screws replaced with optimised screws as a precautionary measure...

2017 Porsche 911 GTS range revealed: on sale in Australia now - UPDATE

Update - Porsche's local arm has confirmed timing and pricing for the 911 GTS range. See bottom of article for details The new 2017 Porsche 911 GTS range has been revealed this week ahead of its Australian launch in the second quarter of this year...

2017 Porsche 911 RSR endurance race car revealed

The Porsche 911 RSR, which is engineered for endurance racing, was unveiled overnight. According to Porsche, the suspension, engine, transmission, body structure, and aerodynamic aids have been "designed from scratch". The RSR is powered by a naturally-aspirated direct-injection 4...

2018 Porsche 911 development mule spied again

A developmental version of the next-generation Porsche 911 has been spotted on and around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Unlike an earlier mule that was spotted at around this time last year, the latest 911 development vehicle uses a new body, albeit one that's still based on the current-generation car...

2017 Porsche 911 GT3 facelift spied at the Nurburgring

The facelifted 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 has been snapped again, this time doing high-speed testing around the iconic Nurburgring racetrack. While it doesn’t look very different from its predecessor (as is the Porsche way), trainspotters will notice the revised front and rear bumpers, along with the repositioned air outlet at the rear...

Porsche 911 hybrid still on the cards, but not a priority

There has been a burning question among Porsche purists for a while now: will the Stuttgart brand really put a hybrid drivetrain into its performance icon, the Porsche 911? According to Porsche executive board member for research and development, Michael Steiner, there is potential for such a version of the 911...

Porsche manual models still relevant, brand claims

There have been some brilliant drivers’ cars out of Porsche headquarters over the years, but the fact is that more buyers are shifting away from manual-transmission models. Porsche wanted to generate some desire for a manual model by releasing the Porsche 911 R, the first version in the current-generation range to be fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox (all manual 911 models had instead been fitted with a seven-speed stick)...

2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car unveiled

The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup has been unveiled at the 2016 Paris motor show ahead of the 2017 racing season. The new GT3 Cup features a naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six engine out the back that generates 357kW of power. According to Porsche, the engine has been tweaked to deliver "better durability" and "reduced maintenance costs" with rigidly mounted rocker arms, a central oil feed, an oil centrifuge, and a more rigid crankshaft...

2017 Porsche 911 GT3 spied with manual transmission

The facelifted Porsche 911 GT3 has been spied doing hot weather testing in southern Europe. These latest photos seemingly confirm a report last year claiming that the new 911 GT3 would re-introduce the option of a manual transmission. According to the spy photographers, this development vehicle was spotted in a fleet of GT3 prototypes...