Porsche was not the first company to offer disc brakes. That honor goes to the lowly Crosley Hotshot back in 1948! Indeed, Porsche began offering disc brakes in 1962, the same year that Studebaker introduced a Bendix system on the Avanti. Porsche had been using rotors and calipers on racing cars for a few years by the time it introduced them for …Continue to the full article
Two Takes on What 992 Turbo S is Like to Drive and Live With
The climb to the daily-drivable supercar has been a long one. While the Miura was nicely appointed, it was the later Maserati Bora that showed the world that a world-beating supercar could actually be a civilized machine. Porsche cemented that idea a few years later with the original Turbo Carreras of the mid-1970s, and ever since other models from …Continue to the full article
An In-Depth Look At The New Wider-Than-Ever 992 Turbo S
Compared to the 991 the 992's greatest growth was lateral. While all 911s are now (effectively) wide-bodies- even the haunches of a base Carrera don't taper towards the rear of the car as they did on 911s of old, the Turbo seems to take this to extremes. The front track is an astounding 42mm wider than its predecessor, and the rear is up 10mm from …Continue to the full article
The RUF Rodeo is a Carbon Fiber Take on the Safari 911
Since registering as a manufacturer in the late 1970s the creations of Alois Ruf have avoided, at a legal level, being Porsche 911s. Though they may look like 911s, often sound quite like 911s, are made of 911 parts, and probably even smell like 911s the pfolks from Pfeffenhausen are distinct from those in Stuttgart. Since launching their carbon …Continue to the full article
Is the 981 GTS Peak Modern Porsche?
Turbocharging did not gain the Boxster and Cayman any fans. The models kindly picked up 911 fans' spare derision when the transaxle cars left production in the mid-1990s, and have carried the torch of poor public perception from their predecessors. Real enthusiasts should only be buying 911s after all, or so the line goes. Despite having something …Continue to the full article
Why Have Rear-Engined Designs Survived with Porsche?
Being rear-engined does have some drawbacks. Even a 356, which carries far less weight aft of its rear axle, can have a penchant for bringing the tail around under certain conditions. As an avowed lover of the 356, you can only imagine the amount of jealousy I am feeling that Jalopnik's Jason Torchinsky even had the chance to spin an America …Continue to the full article
What Will Porsche’s New Vision GT Car Look Like?
No, Porsche is not creating a new racing series for Marvel's favorite android superhero. Porsche is instead joining the shockingly long list of manufacturers to create a bespoke concept for the Gran Turismo series. When Gran Turismo reached its fifteenth year back in 2013 the developers reached out to manufacturers to create concepts to include in …Continue to the full article
Is the 992 the best 911 thus far?
Porsche has long been a brand invested in evolution rather than revolution, though not all of their changes have immediately proven popular. When the much-loved (but admittedly slow-selling) 993 was replaced by the 996, fans balked. When the 991 moved to an all-turbocharged engine range in the non-GT models, fans clambored for the naturally …Continue to the full article
Inside the Brumos Collection’s New Museum
Brumos Racing folded in 2013, and their namesake dealership, Brumos Porsche closed its doors in 2016. In the world of Porsche racing in America though, there are few names more legendary. The institution driven into the psyche of race fans by Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood spent decades seemingly turning from success to success, and in that time …Continue to the full article
This Porsche 944 Was Neglected For 19 Years, Watch Its Revival!
This 1984 Porsche 944 has been off the road for more than half of its life, and was last registered when it was just 16 years old. After 19 years spent sitting, apparently outside based on the sheer volume of mold and mouse waste, the car was donated to Kars 4 Kids. The car was filthy, not running, and had a stuck brake caliper. Kars 4 Kids was …Continue to the full article
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