"You don't lock the doors when you're driving, you don't even really close them all the way," is not something I've ever heard in a review before, but such is life in a Koenig C62. Not much about this car is like anything you've seen on a normal road car before. Unlike Groups 5 and 6 which were replaced quite rapidly by Group C in the early 1980s, …Continue to the full article
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Is The Taycan Turbo S Too Fast?
We know the Taycan Turbo S. We love the Taycan Turbo S. It's not just another electric car with a quick 0-60 time. It's not just some commuter box that is comfortable and quiet. It's a proper sports car. Forget all that, it's a proper Porsche. This thing has all of the touchstones of a real deal European sports car with just bucket …Continue to the full article
The 1986 Porsche 928S With A Manual Is The German Muscle Car To Get
This gorgeous blue-skinned shark belongs to Muscle aficionado and personality behind House of Muscle on YouTube, Mr. Mike Musto. Both the car and its owner are about as nice as they come, and it's quite clear that Zack Klapman and Mike have quite the rapport, being that they worked together for a number of years. When Mike was in Los Angeles with …Continue to the full article
What Is It Like To Drive Bisimoto’s Center Seat Turbo Boxster On Track?
It wasn't particularly visible during last year's SEMA show, as it was tucked away in some out-of-the-way booth, but I knew I had to track it down as soon as I heard about Bisimoto's Boxster. The trek to see it was well worth the walk, as it is easily the wildest Boxster I've ever laid eyes on. With a huge wing slung out where a 996's engine would …Continue to the full article
Comparing The GT3 Touring With A 911T Is An Interesting Exercise
In a special episode of The Smoking Tire's One Take series, Matt Farah brought along a friend in the form of Spike Feresten for a glorious drive in the canyons with a pair of special Porsches. Because Porsche loaned a 911T to Farah for the week, he called up Feresten who owns a GT3 Touring to bring it out for a back to back comparison. The two …Continue to the full article
Is Porsche’s 718 Cayman GTS Better Than The Old GT4?
The steady march of progress often comes with some compromises. In Porsche's case, the naturally aspirated 981-generation GT4 has given way to faster and more capable turbocharged 718-generation mid-engine monsters. With a flatter torque curve and an earlier power delivery, the 718 Cayman GTS puts up a faster lap-time at nearly any track than the …Continue to the full article
Turbo-swapped 911 Is So Fun You Can’t Give It Up
Have you ever ridden a roller coaster at an amusement park that was just so much fun you had to immediately get back in line to try it again as soon as possible? When I was younger, I'd do that all the time. In the below video, Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire, takes Marco's turbocharged "Carrera Turbo" (a narrow-body 911 with a non-intercooled 911 …Continue to the full article
The Benton-Built ‘Bahammer’ Is A Daily Driver 912 That Delivers
You can drive something unique and not have to put a mint into it. That's what Kevin Lynch says of his awesome Bahama Yellow 1968 Porsche 912 he affectionately calls "The Bahammer". The stock 90-ish horsepower 1.6-liter flat four has been pumped up quite a bit by Benton Performance in Anaheim, and now features a set of twin-plug cylinder heads, …Continue to the full article
This Unmodified Porsche 944 Turbo S Is A Rose With No Thorns
The most recent episode of Matt Farah's One Take series features a very rare one-year-only Porsche 944 with a special commemorative options package, an incredible 1988 944 Turbo S Silver Rose Edition. Only 380 of these were built, and they're held in high regard among transaxle-lovers. And for good reason. Technically the 944 Turbo S was only built …Continue to the full article
This 930 Slant Nose Is Pure 1980s Nostalgia
There is no Porsche more anachronistic than the slant-nose 911 Turbo. It could not have existed were it not for the flash, exuberance, and absolute wealth of the 1980s, and looks out of place in any other era (look to the 964 Flachbau and you'll know this to be true). This particular car, as featured in Matt Farah's One Take show, is painted in …Continue to the full article