Tag: Porsche

Porsche, Lamborghini, and Audi at Odds Over New Sportscar Platform

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Sibling rivalry is pretty adorable when it involves two toddlers. It’s not as adorable, though, when it involves billions of dollars and three of the world’s most prestigious sportscar brands. Porsche, Audi and Lamborghini are all fighting over the future of multiple sportscars, all on one platform.

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Building Horsepower: the Pros and Cons of Turbochargers

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“Turbo” is one of the most abused words in the English language. It’s used by marketers as a catch-all term for anything that’s supposed to act fast, from software to cold remedies. In reality, however, a turbo can seriously boost the amount of power an engine can turn out. The cost may or may not be worth the gains though, depending on the factors that we’ll look at in this article.

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8 Soccer Stars and Their Gorgeous Cars

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We’re smack dab in the middle of yet another exciting world cup. This year, teams took their talents to South America to brace the Brazilian heat, all while keeping the cup close within their sites.

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A Supercar Designer Penned this Super Luxurious Train

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Ferrari and Porsche build some of the most opulent vehicles around: rich in both materials and price. So check out what one supercar designer, responsible for cars at both companies, created for Japan’s JR East luxury train service. Continue Reading »

Porsche Looks Back At Its 1978 Porsche 911 SC Rally Car [Video]

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The Porsche 911 is arguably one of the best performance cars ever built, but in the mid-1960s, Porsche began dabbling in off-road rally racing with its rear-engine sports coupe. The earliest example of Porsche rally racing is the 1965 Rally Paris Dakar, but the 1978 Porsche 911 SC you see above may have played a more pivotal role in the development of future Porsche production cars. Continue Reading »

Porsche Developing a Flat-Eight Supercar to Rival the 458

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Is the Porsche 918 too far out of your price range? The Porsche 911 just too plebian? Well, you’re in luck. According to recent reports, Porsche is hard at work building a supercar to battle the Ferrari 458 and it boasts – gasp – a flat-eight engine. Continue Reading »

The Top 5 Forgotten Convertibles of the ’90s

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When people think of convertibles from the ‘90s, they tend to think of five cars: the Mazda Miata, the Ford Mustang, the Chevy Camaro, the BMW Z3, and then the Mazda Miata again. While all four cars defined the decade, there are a few noteworthy drop-tops that have a tendency to escape our memories. Continue Reading »

Across the Block: #22 Gulf Porsche 917 from Le Mans Film

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If you’re a true Porschephile with money to spend, you might want to be in attendance at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction. That’s because the star of Steve McQueen’s 1971 hit, Le Mans, will cross the block. Continue Reading »

Jaguar, Porsche and Chevy: Driving Three Superb Convertibles

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Yesterday our good friends at the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) invited us down to Miami for an event that involved a little sun, a little sand, and some sexy convertibles. Better known as Topless in Miami, we were called upon to judge some of the market’s best drop tops.

From Bentley to Jag to Fiat, there were so many great cars to choose from. But there were three that definitely stood out from the rest of the pack (click on the links to learn more).

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Racing-Only Footage of “Le Mans” is the Best Way to Watch [videos]

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When it comes to auto racing, there is LeMans, and there is everything else. The harrowing 25-hour endurance race has become something of a religious pilgrimage for die-hard racing enthusiasts, and inspired one of the greatest racing movies of all time, Le Mans. Considering the 2014 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is this weekend, it is a perfect time to bring up this film. Continue Reading »