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2019 Porsche Macan S pricing and specs

Porsche Australia has revealed pricing and specifications for the facelifted Macan S, set to touch down during February 2019. REVIEW: 2019 Porsche Macan  As we learned in October, the new-look Macan will kick off at $81,400 before on-road costs with the base, four-cylinder petrol engine...

Porsche Taycan production capacity increased

Initial demand for the Porsche Taycan is strong enough for the company to approve an increase in production capacity, as well as new variants. To be built at a plant in Zuffenhausen, near the company's headquarters, output was initially set at 20,000 cars per year. "Due to the positive response, we will adjust this number upwards," Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO, told Wirtschafts Woche...

Volkswagen: Next-gen platforms will be the last designed for petrol, diesel engines

At Volkswagen Group, the next generation of flexible component sets will be the last engineered for internal combustion engines. According to Automotive News, Michael Jost, head of strategy for the Volkswagen brand, told an industry conference in Germany “our colleagues are working on the last platform for vehicles that aren’t CO2 neutral"...

CarAdvice podcast 131: Around Australia in a Tesla Model X

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Porsche 911 and Mazda 3 have been revealed, Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs have been announced, and GM has announced it'll be closing factories and culling models. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2019 Kia Rio GT-Line. On The Shortlist, we help Mark look for a ute for under $40,000...

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport: Track-only special revealed

Porsche might have stolen the show with its new '992' 911 Carrera S in Los Angeles, but it hasn't given up on the current-generation car quite yet. Just 200 examples will be built and, if you hadn't guessed from the livery, ankle-breaking splitter and giant wing, the GT2 RS Clubsport isn't road legal – the 'standard' GT2 RS already fills that role...

Mark Webber: 2019 Porsche 911 comparable to 919 Le Mans race car

Mark Webber may not be piloting Formula One cars these days, or even Le Mans prototypes, but if you’re a potential Porsche buyer or one of the marque’s many repeat customers, that can only be a good thing given his involvement in new car development with the iconic German brand, including the new 911...

2019 Porsche 911: Talking everything 992-generation with 'Mr 911'

Porsche has launched the eighth-generation of its iconic 911 in Los Angeles after more than four years of development, a process comprising some serious challenges according to the man dubbed 'Mr 911'. August Achleitner, vice president of the Porsche 911 and 718 product lines, detailed some of the trickier parts of developing an all-new take on the world's favourite rear-engined sports car...

2019 Porsche 911 goes official, here in Q2 2019

Porsche has unveiled the new '992' 911 sports car for the Los Angeles motor show this week, to be priced from $265,000 before on-road costs when it arrives Down Under in the second quarter of 2019. While it doesn't look too different from the model it replaces (no surprises there), the 2019 Porsche 911 features comprehensive upgrades to its available technology catalogue, a revised engine for Carrera S models, and an all-aluminium body construction...

GLC63 v Macan Turbo drag race - video

Now that buyers are flocking to high-riding SUVs, manufacturers are finding ways to make crossovers as fast as sports cars – the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S and Porsche Macan Turbo are prime examples of that. In a new YouTube clip, Britain's Top Gear UK lines up the German SUV 'hot rods' for a drag race to see which is fastest...

2019 Porsche 911 leaked

Press photos of the new Porsche 911 have been leaked ahead of the car's official debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show next week. From countless spy photos we already knew the next-generation 911, codenamed 992, would feature an evolutionary body. From the even more pronounced wheel arches to the slimmer tail-lights and flush-fitting door handles, it's clearly new, but not too new, if you know what we mean...

Porsche 911 GT2 RS gains Clubsport Package option

Porsche has added a new Clubsport Package to the GT2 RS options list, further burnishing its track-ready nature. The headline addition is a new, FIA-approved steel roll cage where the seats are fitted to more mundane Porsche 911 variants. It's bolted into the chassis behind the front seats, and works with an FIA-approved fire extinguisher and six-point harnesses to make the car more race-friendly...