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 Discount Dakar Dream: The Perilous Proposition Of A Budget Porsche 911 Safari Turbo - image 186751

Discount Dakar Dream: The Perilous Proposition Of A Budget Porsche 911 Safari Turbo

Tyler Hoovie takes the cut-price route to find out how much of an off-road 911 can you build for $40,000

Who needs a Porsche 911 Dakar when you can have the same amount of fun for a fraction of its eye-watering price? This is the question that Tyler Hoovie from Hoovie’s Garage YouTube channel set out to answer. While Safari 911s have been popular in the aftermarket for a while now (and cost a pretty penny), Porsche too caught up on the action with the 911 Dakar, a spectacular machine that was purpose-built to be taken off the beaten path. Unfortunately, it costs $2,25,000 before options and markup when new. They are also very rare since Porsche only made 2,500 examples.

Mystery Of The Missing Vent: Why Does the Porsche 911 GT3 RS Get More Air While The Standard GT3 Doesn’t? - image 186654

Mystery Of The Missing Vent: Why Does the Porsche 911 GT3 RS Get More Air While The Standard GT3 Doesn’t?

We get under the skin of both models to try to decode why the GT3 doesn't feature the side vent and here's what we found

The 992.1 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a beast, no question about it. That massive wing and aggressive bodywork scream track monster. But there’s one detail that had me scratching my head: that side vent, or the lack of one. Unlike the standard GT3, the RS has a gaping maw right on the rear wheel arches. Why the difference between the two models? Let’s find out.

What The 2025 Carrera GTS Can Tell Us About The 992.2 911 Turbo S - image 186593

What The 2025 Carrera GTS Can Tell Us About The 992.2 911 Turbo S

Hybridization is the 911's new gospel, but can the upcoming 992.2 Turbo S truly sing its praises?

The Porsche 911, an icon of automotive excellence, is on the cusp of a revolutionary transformation. The 2025 911 Carrera GTS emerges as a trailblazer, the first-ever production hybrid 911 to grace the asphalt. This electrifying marvel heralds a new era, whispering secrets of the rest of the forthcoming 992.2 generation of cars, including the highly anticipated Turbo S.

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The Auto Union Type 52 Is Ferdinand Porsche's Forgotten 16-Cylinder Supercar From The 1930s

Audi realizes Porsche's long-lost Schnellsportwagen dream after 90 years with a one-off concept at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2024

Auto Union, which eventually became Audi was formed in 1932 by the conglomeration of four companies - Audi, DKW, Horch, and Wanderer. This is how the logo of 4 intertwined rings came to be, each representing a founding member company. Auto Union wanted to build race cars, to quickly establish its credentials as a reputable brand. As luck would have it one of the directors of the company had previously worked with Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, who had helped him develop a prototype racing car known as the P-Wagen (the P stood for Porsche).

Here's Why The 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera Should Make A Lot More Power Than Advertised - image 186159

Here's Why The 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera Should Make A Lot More Power Than Advertised

For 2025, Porsche is giving the base 992.2 Carrera some 992.1 GTS hardware, but claims minimal power gains

Porsche sports cars have always punched above their weight, and most people who have driven one will testify that nothing handles and launches from a standstill quite like a 911 does. The 992-generation Porsche 911 finally gets a refresh. Despite the first production hybrid 911 being introduced for the 2025 model year, the 992.2 facelift will not be bringing radical changes to Porsche’s rear-engine sports car. It will be business as usual, meaning more power for each of the 911 versions, along with a few special-edition models.

The Last Production Porsche Model To Feature The Iconic Mezger Flat Six Engine
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The Last Production Porsche Model To Feature The Iconic Mezger Flat Six Engine

The last Porsches to feature this race-bred engine is also what many believe to be the purest of all 911s. Here's why

We can all agree that amidst all variants of the Porsche 911, there are those that truly stand out. One person who is largely responsible for shaping Porsche’s identity as a builder of epic sports cars is Hans Mezger. The German engineer started working for Porsche as soon as he graduated from the Stuttgart Technical University and would stay there until his retirement in 1994. Now, that’s what I call a dream resume. Porsche has since moved away from the Mezger design, making all cars featuring these powerplants desirable collectibles. We are taking a look at what many Porsche fans consider to be peak 911. The last Porsche 911 to feature the iconic Mezger engine - the 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0.

Here's Why The Porsche Cayman GT4 RS Doesn't Feature A Manual Transmission
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Here's Why The Porsche Cayman GT4 RS Doesn't Feature A Manual Transmission

Find exactly why, one of the most engaging Porsche sports cars on sale today, does not feature a stick

Unleashed and unfiltered, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is a swan-song for the revered gas-only mid-engined sports car. A renegade freed from corporate shackles, it embodies the Cayman’s ultimate evolution. With the GT3’s glorious naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six pumping out a healthy 493 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque, it’s a symphony of pure, unadulterated power.

Performance Vs. Poundage: Is The Panamera About To Get Elephant Weight Like The 2025 BMW M5? - image 185503

Performance Vs. Poundage: Is The Panamera About To Get Elephant Weight Like The 2025 BMW M5?

It seems BMW's first-ever hybrid M5 might start a trend, enthusiasts won't be thrilled about, and the Panamera might be the next car to grow “fat”

Yes, car obesity is a thing and it seems to be getting worse with each year. With more and more performance cars featuring various degrees of electrification, they become more complex and heavier. The latest offender is the 2024 BMW M5, which tips the scales at an SUV-like 5,390 pounds (2,445 kg). To add insult to injury, the new M5 is slower to 60 mph than the outgoing one, although it picks up the pace after. It seems Porsche is the only carmaker that properly electrified its iconic sports car - the 911 – without compromising its character, but another model of the brand might not be so lucky.

From Breathtaking Speed To Breathtaking Timepieces: Is A Bugatti Watch The Ultimate Status Symbol? - image 185541

From Breathtaking Speed To Breathtaking Timepieces: Is A Bugatti Watch The Ultimate Status Symbol?

Beyond hypercars, we explore the French automaker's passion for limited-edition ultra-high end luxury watches

The worlds of horology and automobiles share a surprising kinship. Beneath the gleaming exteriors of these timepieces, lie intricate mechanisms, meticulously crafted to propel us forward, whether on the road or through time. The name Bugatti has become synonymous with speed, luxury, and exclusivity. Bugatti has also forged relationships with luxury watchmakers. From 2004 - 2019, Luxury watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier and Bugatti joined forces in a licensing partnership that would blossom into a remarkably long and successful collaboration between the two high-end brands. This partnership resulted in several limited edition and high-end watches that captured our imagination for the better part of two decades. Since 2019, luxury Swiss watchmaker, Jacob and Co. have taken over this partnership.

This Porsche Is A Highly Underrated Forbidden Fruit That The U.S. Never Got. Here's Why - image 185520

This Porsche Is A Highly Underrated Forbidden Fruit That The U.S. Never Got. Here's Why

Often touted as one of the most analog 911's ever made, find out why this track focused Porsche never made it Stateside

We can all agree that the 996 was the most controversial Porsche 911 generation. Yet, the 996 ushered Porsche into the modern age by being the first water-cooled Porsche 911 and the first (and last) to do away with the iconic, round headlamps. Like all 911 generations, the Porsche 996 had its fair share of hardcore variants. The most track-focused, naturally-aspirated Porsche 996 was the 911 GT3 RS, which was as close to a racing car as it could be. Sadly, the 996 GT3 RS was never offered in the US, and there is a good reason why.

Bugatti Tourbillion's Potential Impact On The Successor To The Porsche 918
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Bugatti Tourbillion's Potential Impact On The Successor To The Porsche 918

The flagship V16 hypercar raises the hypercar bar with a hybrid twist. Could Porsche's upcoming halo car be next in line?

The Porsche 918 Spyder was an absolute beast, a hypercar that debuted the plug-in hybrid system and set the bar high for both performance and efficiency. Now, as the world awaits with bated breath for its successor, an unexpected muse emerges from the world of Bugatti: the Tourbillon. While the Tourbillon’s mind-blowing naturally aspirated V16 will remain its exclusive powertrain, could its more potent hybrid system hold the secrets to Porsche’s next hypercar adventure?

Here's Why Porsche Doesn't Use Numbers To Name Its Four Door Models - image 185462

Here's Why Porsche Doesn't Use Numbers To Name Its Four Door Models

There's more than one reason why Porsche's sports cars are the only ones to feature numbers in their names

Porsche is a sports car manufacturer first and foremost, but times have changed, and in order to stay in business, many high-end car companies need to adapt. Like other carmakers, Porsche eventually branched out into other segments, including four-door sedans. In fact, the automaker’s has been toying with the idea of a four-door model since the 1950s, but so far, Porsche has only two sedan models on offer, with a possible, third one on the way.