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Porsche: "manual gearbox never going away", naturally-aspirated engines to stay

Porsche says that it will continue to make its iconic sports cars available with manual transmissions so long as there is even one customer that wishes it so, while the likes of the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS will remain naturally-aspirated for as long as possible...

Porsche Australia ‘displeased’ with profiteers and speculators on its special models

Porsche Australia says it is displeased with the profiteering and flipping that has occurred on its limited-edition vehicles such as the 911 R. The limited-edition and numbered Porsche 911 R, which is essentially a GT3 RS with a manual gearbox and road-focused body work, has seen prices more than double on the used car market as some owners have chosen to sell their vehicle immediately after purchase for a profit...

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS revealed at E3

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has been revealed on stage at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3. The car took centre stage at the unveiling of the new Forza Motorsport 7 game, which is one of the headline titles for Microsoft's new Xbox One X console...

Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series priced for Australia

The Porsche 911 Turbo S has gone extra special, with the announcement this week of a new Exclusive Series variant. The limited-edition 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series enters above the 'regular' Turbo S, the top-shelf 911, which is itself priced at a big $461,900 before on-road costs...

Audi diesels in EU recalled over new defeat device; Porsche under investigation

Around 24,000 diesel-powered Audi A7 and Audi A8 models will be recalled in Europe for a newly discovered alleged emissions testing defeat device. Last week, Audi confirmed it will began recalling these vehicles in July. Affected vehicles are 2010 to 2013 model year A7 and A8 models fitted with the brand's V6 and V8 TDI engines...

Porsche Sport Driving School Master Class review

You know the strangest thing about owning a sports car? Not knowing how to drive it properly. A lot of you reading this will probably smirk at that statement, because somewhere buried deep inside, you have those secretly-seeded grand thoughts of ‘I could’ve been a racing driver’. Well, join the club...

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Lego crash test is weirdly satisfying

German automotive organisation, ADAC (equivalent of NRMA, RACQ or RACV), has performed a crash test on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS Lego Technic set, and it is sensational - not least because you're unlikely to see a real 911 crash-tested anytime soon...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 mule spied

A mule for the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has been spotted undergoing testing on the Nurburgring Norschleife. The mule has a more aggressive aero kit, including a large rear wing, cross-drilled brakes, and extensions to the wheel arch lips In an interview Car and Driver, Andreas Preuninger, director of special vehicle projects at Porsche, noted "natural aspiration is one of [the] main selling propositions" of Porsche's GT-branded vehicles...

CarAdvice podcast 51: We interview Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery

James Ward and Mike Costello join Mandy Turner this week. Hear the latest car news, including 2017 pricing and specs of the Nissan X-Trail, Kia Picanto S, Volkswagen Golf 7.5 and Isuzu MU-X. Also, Mazda declared Australia’s most reputable car company, Kia Australia aims to get the Stinger sound right, and Mike covers April new car sales...

Audi and Porsche partner up for next-gen vehicle platforms

German stablemates Audi and Porsche have announced they'll collaborate on the development of a shared next-generation vehicle architecture for future mobility including autonomous driving, electrification and digitisation...