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Porsche wants to build naturally aspirated engines as long as possible

Following a report from Motor last week suggesting the next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 would ditch its naturally aspirated flat-6 in favor of a turbocharged engine, Porsche's head of GT motorsport and GT road cars, Frank-Steffen Walliser, offered a softly worded denial. Speaking to Drive in Australia, Walliser said Porsche plans to hang on to...

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS spy shots and video

The track weapon that is the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is about to be sharpened just a little bit more. Our spy shots and video reveal a prototype for an updated GT3 RS that we're expecting to be revealed next month at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Official photos of the car have already leaked. It features the new front bumper of the recently...

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Learning the unnatural at Porsche’s Camp4 winter driving school

Pierre Des Marais' voice cracked over the radio as he screamed, “Yo-el! Why do I hear throttle and see brake lights multiple times?” “Turn. Brake. Accelerate,” he said loudly into the radio. In most track situations you are told to brake hard, turn, then accelerate out of the corner. At Porsche's winter Camp4 driving...

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo spy shots

Spy photographers have spotted a test mule for a new generation of the Porsche 911 Turbo. The new Porsche 911 is coming next year, initially in Carrera and Carrera S guises. But you can count there being multiple variations to cater to Porsche's discerning clientele. We're talking close to two dozen distinct models. Included among the range will...

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Porsche 911 becomes a family heirloom with a touching story

Cars sometimes bridge a special bond between humans, and the story of this Porsche 911 is no different. The German sports car marque has put a spotlight on the touching story of a 911 after the car's owner, Naja, inherited it from his late father. The 964-era 911 was the final car Naja's father collected, and after he passed away, the family sold off nearly...

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Porsche marks 70 years of iconic sports cars

In 1948, the first road-going sports car from Porsche was registered: the 356. Now, 70 years later, the storied German automaker has looked back on its history and announced plans for numerous celebrations across the globe. Although Ferry Porsche turned the Porsche sports car into a reality, Ferdinand Porsche, Ferry's father, first ignited the dream...

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What does Porsche’s PDK stand for?

There are many abbreviations in the world of the automobile. You may think you know what most of them stand for, but others may leave you scratching your head. One of those is likely to be PDK, the name given to the automatic gearbox used by Porsche. And there's a reason you don't see the full name of this gearbox written out in most articles covering...

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Porsche has a best seller in its scale-model engine

We already know that visitors to the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen have an affinity for honey. That's just one of the many items available in the gift shop you'll find on site. It's not the sweet sticky stuff that is a best-selling item though, as Porsche fans are clamoring to get their hands on an actual engine. Not the full-size mill, mind you, but a 1:4...

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Porsche rally team installs an engine and transmission in 11 minutes

Any rally race is brutal on a vehicle. Constantly changing terrain, high speeds, and steely eyed competitors conspire to wreak havoc on a vehicle. The East African Safari Classic Rally is one such bit of motorsport, but it ups the challenge by restricting the field of entry to classic racing machines. If a rally race is difficult in a fresh, factory-built...

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2019 Porsche 911 Cabrio spy shots

Porsche is working on a new generation of its 911 and today we have a new set of spy shots of the convertible body style. The prototype is for the Carrera S Cabriolet though the basic design will be common to all next-generation 911 variants. The styling is clearly evolutionary. This is after all a 911 we're talking about. What's interesting...

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