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The fascinating Porsche 919 Street concept and the futile dream of road racers

A few months ago, Toyota created a stir at the 24 Hours of Le Mans start by “returning” the trophy in a development prototype of its GR Super Sport LM-Hypercar class contender. Toyota’s publicity stunt was proof that the dream of track-related road cars was a step closer to reality. Though as it turns out, […]

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Time to embrace the madness of the rally-ready Porsche Cayenne

If you love perusing second-hand car classifieds, it is depressing to see just how expensive some used cars have become. Five-figures for a high-mileage Honda EG Civic Type R? Six for a decent unmolested Toyota Mk4 Supra? Don’t ask questions because they “know what they’ve got”? Equally depressing are the used prices on early-2000 luxury […]

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The car that taught the world not to be afraid of the future

With the 2010s drawing to a close, it would be very remiss of this site not to join the year-end tradition of dedicating a commemorative epilogue to be tossed into the trough of the internet. But where does one begin? Even in the context of the automotive industry, the 2010s reads like a Greek epic […]

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20 years of the Porsche 911 GT3: The car that started a craze

Welcome to the year of our Lord 2019, where Jaguar can sell you a stripped out four-door sedan with two race-harness equipped front seats and a massive roll cage in place of its rear seats with the headlining boast of lapping the Nordschleife quicker than a Ferrari Enzo. Truly it is a time to be […]

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The Porsche 935/78 “Moby Dick” lived up to its literary symbolism

Just when we thought that Porsche’s 70th anniversary party couldn’t get any grander, with the unveiling of the delectable 911 Speedster concept and a “brand-new” 1998 911 Turbo, it seems that the boys at Zuffenhausen have been saving the best for last with the surprise debut of a brand new clubsport Porsche known as the […]

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Remembering Porsche’s mid-engine origins

You can not call yourself a petrolhead if you are completely oblivious of the celebrations going on in Stuttgart this past weekend, or indeed this year. For those in the dark or have had their cognitive abilities hampered by excessive petrol fume inhalation, last weekend was the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Porsche ‘brand’ as […]