Tag Archives: Porsche

1974 Porsche 914-6 GT tribute car visits Jay Leno’s Garage

At the end of the 1960s, Porsche was on the hunt for a model that could slot into the family lineup below the 911. Working with Volkswagen to make this happen, Porsche came up with the 914, and it proved to be quite popular. In fact, the relative affordability of the 914/4 helped push it past the sales figures of the more potent (and much more expensive)...

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Porsche not ready to abandon the steering wheel

The idea of a self-driving sports car seems like a ripe oxymoron, but even assisted self-driving could soon find its way to performance cars. Porsche won't flip a switch to drop the ability to actually drive its cars, but the luxury and performance brand does recognize times are changing. Porsche Vice President Lutz Meschke spoke about the brand's...

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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 Panamera video road test

To Porsche enthusiasts, the Panamera may be heresy. The engine is up front instead of mounted in the middle or the rear. The Panamera debuted in 2010 and immediately became the brand's second-best selling car. Heresy be damned. Now in its second generation, the 2018 Panamera atones for some of the sins of its father. The hump at the back of the roof that...

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Porsche equipping mechanics with augmented reality glasses

Porsche service centers will become even more connected come 2018 after the brand announced on Monday it will equip technicians with augmented reality (AR) glasses for increased efficiency. The glasses, called "Tech Live Look," are powered by AiR Enterprise software. Not only will they provide AR capability, but they include a high-resolution, autofocus...

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Porsche 911 hybrid back on the radar

With Tesla last week revealing a second-generation Roadster capable of 0-60 mph acceleration in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 mph, the major sports car marques have been well and truly put on notice. That's because while Tesla may miss deadlines and is currently in its own "production hell" over the Model 3, the company's...

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Alonso tests Toyota LMP1, Hartley signed by Toro Rosso F1 team

Fernando Alonso is testing the waters in more race series outside of Formula 1 than just the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Spaniard is already confirmed to be competing in the 24 Hours of Daytona next January, the opening race of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and now he's spent some time testing Toyota's TS050...

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