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Project Boxster Clubsport Part 6: Insignia Delete And Paint Correction

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Last year we introduced you to our newest project car, called simply "Project Boxster Clubsport". In that first installment we found the right car, we purchased it for a song, and it was sitting politely in our garage waiting for its first modifications. So far, the Boxster has been happy to simply rack up the miles and keep things rocking along. …

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LEONARD TURNER PORSCHE PIC THE LAST TURN LeMans 2000

The 2000 Le Mans race was not a high water mark for Porsche. The factory sent no prototypes, so there was only a clamor of GT2 and GT3 911s to carry the banner. Audi, without much competition at the top, finished 1-2-3, and there were no Porsches at all in the top 10. Not the best year to pick to make the pilgrimage across the pond to see the 24 …

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1993 Porsche Boxster Prototype seen from rear

Some 20 years on it may seem strange, but Porsche was in a world of pain in the ‘90s. Sales were slow, money was tight, and the 924-944 series had been around for a very long time, eventually breathing its last via the relatively short-lived 968: a great car, but not enough different to be more than a stopgap. The factory had planted rumors of a …

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Project Boxster Clubsport Part 5: Tail Lamp Tinting

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Last year we introduced you to our newest project car, called simply "Project Boxster Clubsport". In that first installment we found the right car, we purchased it for a song, and it was sitting politely in our garage waiting for its first modifications. So far, the Boxster has been happy to simply rack up the miles and keep things rocking along. …

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1965 was an exhilarating time for a pair of seriously committed young Porsche enthusiasts making the pilgrimage from Atlanta to Sebring in a 356 coupe. It was the second year that the Porsche factory had brought the stunningly beautiful 904 out to play with the four, five, and six-liter monsters from other manufacturers. In the inaugural year, …

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997 Or 991: How Do You Decide?

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Over the past decade or so, Porsche has been making arguably the best 911s in history. They are pillars of performance, attractive aesthetic, aural seduction, and comfort. They aren't just the best 911s in history, they're among the best cars, full-stop. The 996 led the 911's watercooled revolution, but it was the 997 that really put the edge on …

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The infamous flying Porsche seen before the start of Petit Le Mans in 1998

It was the inaugural year for Don Panoz’s Petit Le Mans race, held on the newly reconfigured Road Atlanta track, and Ferraris and Porsches were thick on the ground, piloted by any number of very well-known drivers. Porsche brought its GT1-98, rather different in a vaguely arachnid sort of way from the original more zaftig GT-1, for Alan McNish and …

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Russia’s Frozen Lake Baikal Is An Epic Backdrop For Porsche’s Newest Adventure #PlugIntoSiberia

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For the next 12 days a group of 12 journalists will travel a total of 7000 kilometers across Siberia from Irkutsk (near Russia's Lake Baikal) to Ekaterinburg (in the Ural Mountains) on a trip known as "Plug Into Siberia". The average temperatures in Siberia during the coming weeks will hover at around minus 20 degrees. This is permafrost country …

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Porsche Weissach Facility photographed by Leonard Turner

It had been a vigorous day of shooting, with several hundred images already made in and around Porsche’s center in Leipzig. The trip, showcasing the new Cayenne Turbo on a cold and drizzly February day in 2006, had given us the chance to drive this potent monster on both Porsche’s highly technical test track, with its various corners inspired by …

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Project Boxster Clubsport – Part 4: Porsche Headlight Polishing

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Last year we introduced you to our newest project car, called simply "Project Boxster Clubsport". In that first installment we found the right car, we purchased it for a song, and it was sitting politely in our garage waiting for its first modifications. So far, the Boxster has been happy to simply rack up the miles and keep things rocking along. …

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