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My first Porsche, and why a 718 is better than a 911

Halfway through a week-long loan of a Porsche 718 Spyder, the penny dropped. To be specific, it happened after a long drive. There I was, sitting at a café, wistfully admiring its beauty, unlike my usual self. What happened? The Porsche vying for my attention was neither a 911 nor a GT-series car. Just a 718, in fact...

Porsche 911 GT2 RS breaks Mount Panorama production car lap record

A Porsche 911 GT2 RS has broken the production car lap record at Mount Panorama, with amateur driver Jeff Morton behind the wheel. The time of 2:14.24 – achieved during a Super Sprint session at the Challenge Bathurst event – shaved more than two seconds of the previous record of 2:16.50, set in 2017 by Bernd Schneider in a Mercedes-AMG GT R...

2021 Porsche 911 GT3 details emerge: 9000rpm redline, 375kW output, no weight gain

Official details of the upcoming 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 have surfaced overseas, ahead of the track-focused model's expected unveiling in early 2021. Porsche has given passenger rides to international publications in a prototype GT3, revealing a number of details and specifications of the new GT-branded 911, including its engine, suspension and aerodynamics package...

No electric Porsche 911 for the foreseeable future

The iconic Porsche 911 will retain an internal combustion engine for the foreseeable future – with no chance of an all-electric version of the halo car, according to CEO Oliver Blume. Blume told US-based news outlet Bloomberg, “Let me be clear, our icon, the 911, will have a combustion engine for a long time to come...

How the hell did Porsche shut down a major runway?

My recent test of the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S on the third runway at Sydney Airport was noteworthy for a few reasons. Firstly, the opportunity to safely test launch control on a car as fast as the Turbo S is special. Then there was the chance to crack 300km/h if the conditions were right...

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Cross: High-riding 'Safari' imagined

A prototype Porsche 911 has been spied testing in Germany, but with one curious detail: raised suspension. Why a brand-new 911 sports car would even be fitted with high-riding suspension remains a mystery. At this stage there have been no industry whispers about such a variant...

Porsche to unveil new 911 GT3 in January, auction reveals

The 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 is expected to be announced in January, according to information posted in an American charity auction. The Petersen Automotive Museum is giving one lucky person the chance to secure a build slot for a new Porsche GT model on the US website Bring A Trailer, stating the new car will be announced at the beginning of the new year...

Video: 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 Touring testing at Nurburgring

The 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 Touring have been filmed in testing at the famous Nurburgring in Germany. The video, posted on YouTube channel Auto Addiction, shows the camouflaged models being driven hard by Porsche test drivers. Porsche's GT3 range is a favourite among enthusiasts as track-ready, high-performance iterations of the 911 Carrera...

Porsche 911 '1965 Reimagined' pays homage to first Australian-delivered model

Porsche Cars Australia has revealed a very limited-edition Porsche 911 Carrera S that pays tribute to the first-ever Australian-delivered 911, back in 1965. Just two examples of what are dubbed '1965 Reimagined' models have been made, featuring styling flourishes lifted from that original car. The cars were specified through the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur program, using already existing options...

The $6 million crash: Bugatti Chiron, Porsche 911 and a camper van 

One of the world’s fastest and most expensive cars, the Bugatti Chiron, has done itself a mischief in an overtaking manouvre gone wrong in Europe. The Bugatti Chiron – valued at €2.4 million plus taxes – would cost about $6 million in Australia due to the $4.5 million purchase price plus another $1.5 million in Luxury Car Tax...

Porsche 911 Turbo S versus McLaren 720S in drag race

A quarter mile drag race between the new Porsche 911 Turbo S and a McLaren 720S has been conducted by carwow.com, with the results demonstrating the data as it appears on paper – or in the brochure – can be deceiving. The Porsche 911 Turbo S is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat six-cylinder engine that produces 478kW/800Nm...