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Reining In The Horses

Just how extreme can a road car get before it belongs on the track? This 600 horsepower 993 GT2 Evo comes close, yet it has an amazingly docile temperament, too.

10 mins read
911 & Porsche World
December 2017

Boxster Gets An Overdue Service

Brett Fraser removes head from sand and confronts the various issues with his Boxster S, just not all at once though! First on the agenda is to replace ragged front tyres and brake discs.

7 mins read
911 & Porsche World
December 2017

If You Can't Stand The Heat...

American correspondent, Matt Stone, sets about getting his oil cooler working just so in the Californian heat, which, let’s face it, is not something us mainly chilly Europeans have to worry about.

4 mins read
911 & Porsche World
December 2017

At Power Throttles Ltd

What will throttle bodies give your Porsche? Well, if it’s an air-cooled 911, 964 or 993, then about an extra 25bhp of pure bolt on power, more when combined with other mods. We get the lowdown from AT Power Throttles and its ingenious ‘shaftless throttle’ design.

6 mins read
911 & Porsche World
December 2017

The Ultimate 911

The 911 Turbo, it even sounds fast. Back in 1974 the Turbo was a revolution and planted the 911 firmly into supercar territory alongside Lamborghini and Ferrari. Unlike the Italian duo, though, the Porsche was a genuinely useable machine and famously durable. We take a look at the buying pros and cons.

9 mins read
911 & Porsche World
December 2017

American Beauty

Want to see America via the windscreen of a Porsche? Of course you do, and so did Aussie travellers, Stewart and Ross Perry. To live the dream, they bought a Carrera 3.2, sight unseen, and set off for the trip of a lifetime. Not even an engine rebuild halfway was going to stop them and, at the end of the trip, they shipped the Porsche back to Oz.

10+ mins read
911 & Porsche World
December 2017

Bluebird Sings

A very special drive in a very special car as we get nfettered access to a 964 restored by Singer ehicle Design.

10+ mins read
911 & Porsche World
December 2017

Ground Missile

Gas platform worker, David Hamilton, has amassed quite a collection of Porsches – 924s mainly, with a daily driver, a spares car, a US market Weissach Commemorative Edition and a Turbo. However, today he’s keen to show of his 996 Turbo and we’re keen to see it!

7 mins read
911 & Porsche World
December 2017

Improving On Perfection

The 987 Cayman’s sweet chassis is its defining feature. But that hasn’t stopped one intrepid Croc owner from attempting to improve on near perfection with help from Ohlins and Center Gravity.

8 mins read
911 & Porsche World
November 2017

Sonic Boom Boy

In an unplanned attempt to emulate Bloodhound’s world land speed record challenge, Johnny Tipler discovers his 986 S is halfway to the sound barrier with a Cargraphic silencer, which provides the required acoustic effect.

8 mins read
911 & Porsche World
November 2017

Attack Of The Clone

It’s a 993 RS in all but its VIN plate, that would have most experts fooled. We take a drive in the ultimate clone.

5 mins read
911 & Porsche World
November 2017

Art Of Class

Successfully fitting a brand-new windscreen to your Porsche – in this case a 993-model 911 Carrera – is hardly a DIY task but, even so, it is invaluable to know how it ought to be done, if only so that you can be sure your car will not subsequently suffer the consequences.

6 mins read
911 & Porsche World
November 2017

The Blues Brothers

Two friends, two Porsche 993s, two shades of blue. Between them they’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and they’re wearing sunglasses… Except they’re not, of course, and neither Paul Madden nor Mike Moore smoke. They may not be on a mission from God – or driving to Chicago – but getting their cars to this level of detail was pretty close to being a spiritual experience…

10+ mins read
911 & Porsche World
November 2017

Talking Italian

Racer, road tester, instructor and scribe, Roberto Giordanelli has handled many exotic machines over the years. His current inventory includes a rare Porsche 968 Sport, and he also has a stake in an even scarcer 968 Turbo RS race car.

8 mins read
911 & Porsche World
November 2017

Market Watch

Despite the hype surrounding it, the hybrid 918 Spyder did not sell like hot cakes when it went on sale in late 2013, a hypercar insider tells us. But that was before people realised that ‘you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone’.

4 mins read
911 & Porsche World
November 2017

Dealer Talk:Nine Excellence

A passion for Porsches drew Ken Napier in from the IT world six years ago, and after initially offering workshop services, his Surrey-based operation recently began selling Porsches as well

3 mins read
911 & Porsche World
November 2017

Porsches? I've Had A Few

Whilst it hasn’t always been Porsches in Mike Calvert’s world, it’s safe to say that it’s mainly been cars from Stuttgart. Starting with a 924 in the ’80s he’s had the full gamut including a Carrera 3.2, 964 and even a 928. Today he owns a 924 Carrera GT replica and a wild TechArt 996 Turbo.

6 mins read
911 & Porsche World
October 2017

Roaring Forties

Sing it loud: “Happy Birthday!” Launched in 1977, the 928 design masterpiece is 40-years old.

6 mins read
911 & Porsche World
October 2017

The Specials

Anniversaries come upon us thick and fast, and car manufacturers commemorate the most significant ones with limited editions. We pay due diligence to a special pair, the 997 Sport Classic and the 911 50th Anniversary 991.

10+ mins read
911 & Porsche World
October 2017

Stuck, In The Middle

The 928 is a trans-continental express, and we cement its reputation by driving 928 miles from Silverstone to the Nürburgring and back in a 928 GT. There’s a bonus ball: Hans Stuck gets reunited with his 928 CS, too.

9 mins read
911 & Porsche World
October 2017

The Usual Suspects

The times they are certainly a-changing. Bennett ponders Porsche’s move from the World Endurance Championship to Formula E, and why by 2040 we’ll be enjoying our fossil fuel-powered machines recreationally, plus front-engined Porsches on the up.

6 mins read
911 & Porsche World
October 2017

Turning Air Into Water: 20 -Years Of The 996

The 996 generation 911 is 20-years old this year. Maligned by many, it’s time to acknowledge the 996 for its place in the 911 pantheon. The 996 is Porsche’s line in the sand, which separates the old school, classic aircooled 911 with the modernist water-cooled generation – a move that Porsche had to make or cease to be. In order to appreciate the giant-step involved in making that transition, it’s worth looking back, so we’ve drafted in the last of the air-cooled 911s in the shape of the 993. This is how Porsche turned air into water and created the first modern 911 and rebooted the 911 concept into the new millennium.

10+ mins read
911 & Porsche World
October 2017

Old Dog, New Tricks

Le Mans winner Richard Attwood never really stopped racing, while his current mount, a 39-year-old 928 S, never saw a circuit – till now. We watch the ace in action at Croft.

7 mins read
911 & Porsche World
October 2017

The Kitchen Sink

Having replaced 996 Pig Energy with another 986 Boxster S, Johnny Tipler is hellbent on raising its spec to that of its predecessor, a 550 Spyder 50th Anniversary Boxster S, AKA the Silver Bullet.

6 mins read
911 & Porsche World
October 2017

Finally Some Good News...

Yes, it’s good news from our man Laird and the Cayman. The suspension is working well with new springs and the blowing exhaust headers have been welded rather than replaced. Finally he’s happy... For now!

5 mins read
911 & Porsche World
October 2017

The Usual Suspects

Jeremy Laird on getting back to driving basics on some proper Brit B roads, why he would take driving dynamics over orginality and how the invevitable march of progress is dulling cars

6 mins read
911 & Porsche World
April 2017

Simply Red

For Greg Howell a passion for VWs and the VW scene inevitably led to the altar of all things Porsche and a passion for modified 964s, culminating in this slammed C4 

7 mins read
911 & Porsche World
April 2017

A Tooth for a Tooth

The 928 has a reputation for being fearsomely difficult to work on. And there is certainly a lot of it. In truth, however, even replacing the big V8 engine’s vital timing belt, and the water pump it drives, is only marginally more awkward than on a humble 944 

3 mins read
911 & Porsche World
April 2017

Top of the Pops

RAK Records’ swinging ’60s boss Mickie Most was so enthralled by Kremer’s 1979 Le Mans win he had them turn his ’74 2.7 Carrera into a K3 street car. We sample a music industry icon.

10+ mins read
911 & Porsche World
February 2017

Survival of the Fittest

Owned since new in 1974, Denele and Roger Somshor-Walsh’s 911 Targa has recently been put back on the road after 13-years laid-up. They’re now back behind the wheel and enjoying every moment.

6 mins read
911 & Porsche World
February 2017

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