When introduced in 1969 the mid-engined Volkswagen-Porsche 914 showed that the traditional British roadsters from MG and Triumph had rested on their laurels for too long and were now hopelessly outmoded. Breaking into the American market had long been the key to success for any sportscar with sales success in the USA virtually guaranteeing a profitable production run. By the end of the 1960s Porsche and Jensen both planned to add cars to that list and both would do so in conjunction with another well-known name. Volkswagen and Porsche have… Read more


Porsche Macan T is the first four-door sportscar that will bear the special designation, which was previously reserved for the 911 and 718 models. The letter T stands for ‘Touring’ and identifies models that offer authentic driving experience thanks to precise tuning, exclusive equipment and efficient engines. The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine has an output of 195kW and 400Nm and drives through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and the Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive system. Porsche Macan T accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and reaches a top… Read more


Porsche is launching a new Platinum Edition of selected Cayenne models. This special- edition of the SUV is characterised by exclusive coordinated design elements in a satin Platinum paint finish as well as by additional standard equipment. The result is a particularly stylish appearance. Platinum Editions are available for the Cayenne with a system output of 250 kW, Cayenne E-Hybrid with a system output of 340 kW and Cayenne S with a system output of 324 kW, as well as the corresponding CoupĂ© variants. The refined and exclusive appearance of… Read more


The German car makers are all very serious about the need to lower the emissions of greenhouse gases, so are working hard on reducing them by designing electric vehicles. As a high-performance marque Porsche is one of the leaders in the field. Hence the introduction of the all-electric Taycan high-performance sedan – yes sedan, this is a four-door family car, not a two-door coupe. Porsche tells us the name Taycan is composed of two terms of Turkic origin and can be roughly translated as “soul of a spirited young horse.”… Read more


The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is the new flagship model in the 718 family. It’s an uncompromising driver’s car with lightweight construction, sophisticated aerodynamics and sporting soundtrack. On the Nurburgring Nordschleife it outperformed its sibling, the 718 Cayman GT4, by more than 23 seconds. That’s a huge difference. The naturally-aspirated flat-six engine, familiar from the 911 GT3 Cup racing car and the 911 GT3 series production model revs as high as 9,000 rpm. Compared to the 718 Cayman GT4, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS has an extra 59 kW… Read more


Porsche has presented a new version of its GTS electric sports car at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport. Since the Porsche 904 Carrera GTS of 1963, these three letters have held special significance for Porsche fans. “The Taycan model range has grown steadily since its world premiere in 2019. Up to five variant options offer something for everyone,” said Kevin Giek, Vice President Model Line Taycan. “I am particularly pleased that we now also have a Taycan with the legendary GTS moniker. It… Read more


Porsche is offering an exclusive version of the Panamera: the Platinum Edition. Combining discreet Satin Gloss Platinum design features with an extended list of standard equipment over and above the regular models, it is a refined special edition of the Panamera, Panamera 4 and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid models. It features Platinum-painted 21-inch Exclusive Design Sport wheels, Black sports tailpipes, side window trims in High-Gloss Black and Exclusive Design tail lights. Note that 20-inch Panamera Style wheels in Platinum are available as an option. For the hybrid model, the on-board AC… Read more


Dr Ferdinand Porsche’s first mass-produced car was the VW Beetle, and he used many of the design principles which made this car famous for the first production Porsche. At the end of World War II, Dr Porsche was imprisoned by the French for nearly two years but, despite being in poor health and over 70 years of age, he survived the ordeal and rejoined his family in Stuttgart. During his gaol term his son Ferry restarted the family business and built a prototype that would become the 356. The Porsche… Read more


In the early 1970s Volkswagen planned to introduce a sports coupe to lift its image in some markets, particularly the USA. The car was to use as many VW parts as possible including a current engine to minimise retooling costs. The VW management approached Porsche to design the vehicle for them and the project soon got under way but as it approached finality the VW people suddenly dropped the whole project and it went into limbo. Fast forward a couple of years and there was suddenly a fuel crisis on… Read more


Most people tend to think of Porsches as two-door sportscars with styling overtones of the original 911 models from way back in 1963. The ones with the engine behind the back wheels that could cause inexperienced drivers to lose control. But the legendary German company has also branched out into the four-door sports sedan and station wagon field (and Cayenne SUVs, but that’s another story). The Porsche Panamera range recently received an upgrade – which gave us the opportunity to enjoy one of our all-time favourite four-door sedans. Our test… Read more