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Around the tracks: An expensive accidental Tesla order and a Porsche retrospective

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

How big is the boot? Every SUV in Australia, ranked smallest to biggest

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

2020 Porsche Cayenne recalled for transmission fault

Porsche Australia has issued a recall of 189 Cayennes due to a transmission leak. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says an oil pipe fitted to the transmission on 2020 Cayenne (9YA) and Cayenne Coupe (9YB) SUVs may have been welded incorrectly, which can result in a leak...

More affordable rear-wheel-drive Porsche Taycan lands in China

A new base-model Porsche Taycan has debuted in China, devoid of additional badges like its 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S siblings. This new Porsche Taycan model only has a single electric motor powering the rear wheels, unlike the all-wheel-drive models currently available to buy in Australia...

2019-2020 Porsche Cayenne recalled for fire hazard

Porsche Australia has issued a recall of 244 examples of its 2019-2020 Cayenne SUV due to a potential fire risk. The recall includes model-year 2019-2020 Cayenne Turbo (9YA) and 2020 Cayenne Turbo e-Hybrid (9YA), Cayenne Turbo Coupe and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe models (9YB). Affected vehicles were sold between 29 November 2017 and 5 December 2019...

Struggle street: the cars yet to pass 25 sales so far this year

The new-car market has been competitive and cutthroat for a while, but the first half of 2020 increased the pressure to perform. With production delays due to coronavirus, a raft of exciting new models on the horizon, electric and hybrid cars upping their game and buyers facing financial limitations, every new vehicle on the market had to fight harder than ever to succeed...

Australian Porsche 911 buyers can now watch their car be built online

Australian buyers of Porsche’s 992 generation 911 sports car now have the option to watch their car be built at the brand’s Zuffenhausen plant in Germany. Porsche’s ‘Track Your Dream’ service is available to buyers who specify their own 911, giving them access to two still images taken at different stages of the production line...

Tesla Roadster versus Porsche Taycan in cyberspace

The Porsche Taycan has only just arrived in Australia and the second-generation Tesla Roadster is yet to even commence production, but a new rendering has allowed us to see what the two all-electric sports cars look like side-by-side. The image, created by designer Alborz Heydaryan and originally published by Motor1, shows how the direct competitors shape up according to their official dimensions – with the Taycan the far larger of the pair...

Million-dollar scrapyard: final resting place for supercars in Dubai  

One of the world’s richest scrapyards is likely to expand after authorities in Dubai announced plans to step up efforts to clear the streets of abandoned luxury cars. According to Gulf News, approximately 2000 to 3000 cars are abandoned in Dubai each year...

2020 Porsche Cayenne GTS V8 price and specs

It's back. Porsche has stopped short of an outright apology in its press release this week, acknowledging that in GTS models, "the powertrain plays a particularly important part". As it did with the return of six-cylinder power in the Cayman GTS, Porsche has blessed its 2020 Cayenne GTS with the engine it deserves: a V8. Where it had earlier traded its predecessor's 4...

Obituary: Hans Mezger, legendary Porsche designer

Hans Mezger, the man who gave us the air-cooled, six-cylinder boxer engine found in the back of the Porsche 911, has passed away. He was 90. In a career spanning 37 years, Mezger developed and worked on numerous Porsche engines, leaving a legacy that history will not forget...