While four-wheel steering wasn't uncommon twenty-five years ago in the heyday of tech-heavy sports cars, we seem to have left some of those gizmos behind with the implied understanding that they were superfluous. Yet, with lengthening wheelbases in the current Porsche lineup and more and more weight, it's become a useful tool to make the latest …Continue to the full article
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What Does The 919 Have In Common With the Power Supply for a Village?
Porsche's won Le Mans an astounding 18-times. But all Porsche fans know that, don't they? But what time did Mark Webber complete his first ever lap in an LMP1 car? Or, when did Porsche celebrate its first hybrid race car success? How many times will the 919 stop for fuel at Le Mans? What about tire? We've compiled a list of 31 interesting …Continue to the full article
There Are 7 Generations of the 911. Here’s How Many Porsche Produced of Each!
Last week Porsche announced that the 911 hit a significant milestone when the one-millionth example rolled off the production line. That's a fairly significant number given how humble the beginnings were for Porsche. Today, the 911 has evolved through seven main generations*: 1963*: The original 911 1973*: G Series 1988*: Typ 964 …Continue to the full article
Have You Read Porsche’s Annual Report? Here Are 7 Reasons You Should
Editor's Note: We spend a lot of time looking through what Porsche publishes on their various media sites, and believe me when I say it's a lot. One item that's always of interest to us is Porsche's annual report. Not only can you learn more about what the company accomplished in the past year you can get a look into their plans for the future. …Continue to the full article
14 Cool Facts About Porsche’s History At Sebring
This year marks the 64th running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. Every year since 1953 at least one Porsche has competed at Sebring - 61 straight races (there was no race in 1974). No other manufacturer is even close to that record. Here are 13 other facts about Porsche and Sebring you may not have known. Porsche scored its 70th class …Continue to the full article
Behind The Scenes At Le Mans With Michelin
Le Mans. Just saying the name brings to mind grainy images of brave racers running to their cars and battling for glory on the world's biggest racing stage. Modern in-car videos of daring passes at dizzying speeds, shots of haggard crews working seamlessly as one to keep their cars fueled and running until the flagger waves the checkers one last …Continue to the full article
20 Fascinating Facts & Figures About Porsche’s 17th Overall Le Mans Victory
Unless you've been living under a rock, or intentionally trying to avoid the news, then you know that on Sunday, June 14, 2015, the trio of Earl Bamber, Nico Hülkenberg and Nick Tandy gave Porsche their 17th overall victory at the Le Mans 24-Hours. Following right on their heals, in second place, was their sister car piloted by Timo Bernhard, …Continue to the full article
Consider Yourself A Porsche Aficionado? We Bet You Don’t Know These Obscure Porsche Terms.
When it comes to the world of Porsche, we know we're not experts, but after producing this site for nearly 8 years we've come to learn a lot. That's why, when we found a source of mostly obscure terms that even we weren't familiar with, we knew we had to share. I mean let's face it, when talking or reading about Porsche, and the nomenclature used …Continue to the full article
Video: Porsche Museum Secrets
The new Porsche Museum exhibits about 80 Porsches at any given time. That's just a tiny fraction of the 505 porsches in their collection. So, where do all those other Porsches reside when they are not on display? Well, some are on loan, some are being repaired, others are part of the the "Museum on Wheels". The remainder? Watch the video below …Continue to the full article
Porsche Factoid Part 4
This month's Porsche Factoid came to me in a round about sort of way. Even better and as an added benefit is inclusive of a book review. Henry Carraro, a FlatSixes.com subscriber and retired business executive living in Central Arkansas is interested in all facets of Porsche, past and present. Henry was nice enough to copy me on an email in his …Continue to the full article