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2019 Porsche 911 interior spied with big changes

Porsche is known for taking a softly-softly approach to change. Sure, the current 911 is bigger, faster and more comfortable than those before it, but it looks, well, like a 911. That same incremental approach to improving the breed has also applied to the interior. But for the next-generation 911, it looks like Porsche will make a big leap forward inside, with a new centre stack in keeping with the Panamera, Cayenne and Macan...

Dieselgate executive jailed for seven years

Oliver Schmidt, a former Volkswagen executive, has been sentenced to seven years jail for his role in the Dieselgate emissions cheating scheme. Schmidt agreed to a plea deal in October this year, and was officially given the maximum penalty this week: a seven year jail term and a US$400,000 ($525,000) fine...

911 GT3 Touring Package was a response to 'car flippers'

The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package was created to quell the skyrocketing prices of the limited-edition Porsche 911R on the used car market. Speaking to Road and Track, August Achleitner, product director of the 911 range, said the 911 GT3 Touring Package was released in response to people buying the 911R at or list price and 'flipping' it for a massive profit...

2019 Porsche Mission E spied during winter testing

The Porsche Mission E has been spied again, this time undergoing cold weather testing near the Arctic Circle. Although the prototypes seen here are wearing the same level of disguise as the vehicles in our first batch of spy photos, the snow-covered surroundings and low winter sun show off a little more of the Mission E's curves and detailing...

Porsche open to autonomous track mode, will be 'one of the last' with a steering wheel

Lutz Meschke, head of finance and IT at Porsche, has outlined the brand's strategy for autonomous vehicles, driver assistance and other technologies. In an interview published on the company's corporate website, Meschke said "digitalisation and autonomous driving [should be seen] not as a threat but as a tremendous opportunity" for the sports car brand...

Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder on the way with GT3 flat six - report

Porsche is reportedly working on a new pair of hardcore 718 models, both of which will trade turbo-four power for the aspirated flat-six engine from the 911 GT3. According to a new article by Autocar, the German sporting marque is developing a new 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Boxster Spyder, badges that were used on the most focused versions of the previous-generation Cayman and Boxster...

Rare 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder heading to auction

A rare 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder with a successful racing history will be going under the hammer early next year. Considered one of the most original examples in existence, it is one of only 40 built by the German marque. Chassis 0145 had class wins at Nürburgring, Reims, Zandvoort and was fifth overall at Le Mans...

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spied

The next-generation Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has been spied undergoing testing in Europe. The most hardcore model in the 718 range looks set to have styling to match. There's an aggressive front bumper design with large air intakes and a prominent front spoiler that juts out as far as Jay Leno's chin...

Singer and Williams reveal 373kW 1990 Porsche 911

Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced Engineering have unveiled the stunning result of their Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, in the form of a green 964-generation Porsche 911. By now, you're probably aware of what Singer does...

Mark Webber: “I’ve always been a Porsche guy. Even when I had to pay for them myself.”

The GT2 RS launch in Portugal gave us a chance to catch up with Mark Webber, recently retired from front-line racing duties but now working in both development and as a brand ambassador for Porsche. The 41-year old Aussie was brought along to give passenger rides on the circuit at Portimao, but sodden conditions put paid to that...

Porsche: GT3 manual doing well, but won’t be offered with the RS

Porsche’s decision to offer a manual transmission with the 911 GT3, off the back of the very limited run of stick-shift 911Rs, was seen as something of a gamble by the company, and not least by Motorsport Division’s head of road-car development, Andreas Preuinger. "We were having bets about how many we would sell," he admits, "and we recognised the risk that the demand might not be as strong as we hoped...