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  • Porsche 718 Cayman 6-cylinder spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Porsche booted the flat-6 engine from the Boxster and Cayman when it updated the cars for 2017, and added a 718 to their names in the process. The automaker will add back a flat-6 for upcoming Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 models due later this year, but our latest spy shots suggest the regular Boxster and Cayman might feature the option as well. The shots show a Cayman with the same exhaust tips featured on prototypes for the Cayman GT4, suggesting the same engine resides within. The engine is thought to be an uprated version of the 3.8-liter flat-6 fitted to the previous Cayman GT4. The...

  • Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo
    Have a closer look at the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo

    Porsche's "Top 5" series returns but this time it's all about one car: the 919 Hybrid Evo. The race car adopted from the Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid went on a global parade to claim lap records before both cars were escorted to their final homes inside the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, Germany...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spy shots
    2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spy shots and video

    There's a new generation of the 911 waiting in the wings but before it arrives Porsche will launch one last hurrah for the current-generation 991 911 family. The car will be a limited edition 911 Speedster, which was previewed in concept form in June as part of Porsche's 70th anniversary...

  • 2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots
    2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots and video

    Behold the production version of 2015's stunning Mission E concept: the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The car is a small fastback sedan with an electric powertrain. Don’t worry, those exhaust tips are just dummy units to fool onlookers. The rest of the design is very close to the concept we first saw...

  • 2016 Porsche 911 R, via Gooding & Company
    WhatsApp founder offloading minty-fresh collection of Porsches

    Porsche-philes, prepare your bank accounts. Gooding & Company will oversee an auction of 10 incredible Porsches from WhatsApp founder Jan Koum's collection. Koum says he's out of space and time to take care of these 10 Porsches, and we wonder what kind of cars took precedence over these. The...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
    Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport earns its own single-make race

    This July, during the 24 Hours of Spa weekend, fans will catch the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport in its own single-make race. SRO Motorsport Group's new GT2 racing series will debut during the 24 Hours of Spa weekend July 26-27, and it will mark the first race for the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, according...

  • 1973 Porsche 917/30 Spyder race car

    Owning a classic or rare Porsche is a sure-fire way these days to make a lot of cash, really quickly. Today, we'll take a look at the five most expensive Porsche vehicles ever sold, courtesy of Porsche's "Top 5" series on YouTube. The list isn't based on cars sold at the MSRP, but rather what a car has sold for at auction or privately, so don't expect any traditional Porsche models. Without further ado, number five is the 1973 Porsche 917/30 Spyder race car. Porsche developed the racer for the Can-Am racing series, and gave it an air-cooled 12-cylinder engine that produced 1,200 horsepower...

  • Porsche Carrera GT restored by Porsche Classic
    Porsche Classic restored a Carrera GT at owner's request

    After 15 years, this Porsche Carrera GT received a new lease on life. At the owner's request, he or she commissioned Porsche to perform a full restoration to make the Carrera GT even better than when it came off the assembly line, and Porsche shared the results in a Monday announcement. Porsche...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Valencia, Spain, January 2019
    What to expect in a Porsche 911 hybrid

    The idea of a hybrid seems anathema to the spirit of the Porsche 911 at first blush. A hybrid aimed at fuel economy betrays the 911’s sports car mission, and adding motors and batteries to increase power would increase weight, which is a sports car’s natural enemy. Then again, one of...

  • 1958 Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster from the Jerry Seinfeld collection - Image via Gooding & Company
    Jerry Seinfeld sued for allegedly selling fake Porsche

    Jerry Seinfeld is famous for his affinity for Porsches, but it seems even he may have been caught out by a less-than-authentic example—if a lawsuit filed against him proves genuine. Seinfeld was sued on Friday by a company based in the Channel Islands called Fica Frio, which at a 2016 auction...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 tipped with flat-6, available DCT

    Fans of the manual gearbox, rejoice! Porsche seems keen on ensuring that pure driving pleasure remains a core competency of its upcoming 718 Cayman GT4. However, for buyers after the speed and ease that only a dual-clutch transmission can offer, Porsche looks to have them covered as well. CAR...

  • Walter Röhrl driving Porsche 718 Cayman rally car concept
    Watch Walter Röhrl test the Porsche 718 Cayman rally concept on ice

    Porsche plans to return to rally racing for the 2020 season with a new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport-based race car and we're excited about what we've seen so far. At the GP Ice Race in Austria, Porsche let legendary racer Walter Röhrl climb behind the wheel to show off the 718 Cayman rally concept...

  • Porsche 959 S

    Porsche knows a thing or two about building sports cars, but the brand's "Top 5" series returns with an episode dedicated to the fastest among the marque's historic portfolio. The fifth spot goes to a bread-and-butter Porsche model, the current 911 Turbo S. With a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-6 engine pumping 580 horsepower, the sports car easily cracks 205 mph. Not only can it run to incredibly high speeds, it'll clip the 0-62 mph sprint in just 2.9 seconds. We quickly move into supercar territory with No. 4. The Porsche Carrera GT. The "oughties" darling packs a 5.7-liter V-10 engine...

  • The Porsche White Collection
    The Porsche White Collection is heavenly motoring bliss

    This might be the afterlife for Porsche enthusiasts. It's called The White Collection. Location? Unknown. The collection owner? Also unknown. All we know is the white walls and pristine white floors house a collection of low-mileage Porsche sports cars and supercars all finished in, you guessed it...

  • Porsche Taycan prototype
    Easing range anxiety: Porsche Taycan to come with 3 years of Electrify America charging

    Porsche won't leave Taycan owners to their own devices when it comes time to charge their electric sedans on the road. The German luxury and sports car maker announced Monday that every Taycan will come with three years of free charging at Electrify America stations. The goal is to provide Taycan...

  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo spy shots
    2020 Porsche Cayenne coupe spy shots and video

    A coupe-like version of the Porsche Cayenne has been rumored for several years and prototypes testing in the wild confirm the vehicle is finally coming. Their sighting follows comments made last year by Porsche CEO Oliver Blume that the green light for production had been given. From the spy shots...

  • Porsche 911 RSR Brumos racing livery for 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona
    Porsche goes retro for 24 Hours of Daytona with Brumos livery

    Porsche likes to honor the racing liveries of its past, and the company's racing team is climbing aboard the throwback bandwagon for this weekend's 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona. The company will run two 911 RSR race cars with historic Brumos Racing Team liveries. The white cars with red and blue...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain, January 2019
    2020 Porsche 911 S models start at $114,550, configure your own

    The 2020 Porsche 911 is here and it's spectacular. So far, Porsche has only announced the S and 4S models in coupe and convertible form, and we've driven the coupes. Without fanfare, Porsche added the 2020 models to its car configurator when the coupes were introduced in November at the 2018 LA...

  • Porsche Taycan prototype

    Before it even launches, demand for the Porsche Taycan is surging. In December, the company confirmed it would build more Taycan electric sedans than it had initially planned as it experienced stronger-than-expected demand, but now we know Porsche plans to double production. The brand confirmed with CNBC in a Wednesday report that production will increase from 20,000 to 40,000 Taycans globally for its first year. In December, CEO Oliver Blume said the increase in production would be split between the standard Taycan sedan and the Cross Turismo variant Porsche confirmed for production last...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS at the Nürburgring
    First details on the next Porsche 911 GT3 RS

    Sleep easy, GT3 RS fans. Porsche has no plans to muck around with the winning formula carved out by previous generations of the track-honed marvel. Speaking with Wheels magazine (via Which Car) in an interview published Wednesday, soon-to-be-retired Porsche 911 engineer August Achleitner mentioned...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain, January 2019
    2020 Porsche 911 S and 4S first drive review: Unflappable by design

    Valencia, Spain may hug the Mediterranean coast, but this morning it’s a chillier than normal 45 degrees and the massive tires on the 2020 Porsche 911 have gone stiff in the crisp air. That’s no good when the next thing they’ll do is scrabble for grip during track laps that could...

  • Porsche 718 Cayman rally car concept, Austria
    Porsche plots its return to rally racing with 718 Cayman

    After decades of missing out on the action, Porsche will once again return to rally racing. The company announced last Friday that it will develop a purpose-built factory rally race car along the lines of the Cayman GT4 Rally concept car shown last August. The factory race car, meant to do battle...

  • 2020 Porsche 911
    2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S laps 'Ring in 7:25, or 5 s faster than previous generation

    Porsche has a new 911 on its hands, the 992 generation, and naturally it's faster than the model it replaces. However, we've just learned that the performance gap isn't a small one, at least when it comes to the Carrera S variant. Speaking on Thursday during a drive event for the redesigned 2020...

  • 2019 McLaren 600LT
    Luxury brands rack up record sales in 2018

    Last year was a banner year for numerous luxury automakers. We've compiled 2018 global sales for five of them, and each of them saw sales expand to new records. The feat is particularly notable as the overall new-car market begins to plateau, and consumer confidence, even in once-booming China...

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