There's no denying the Porsche 918 Spyder is a devastating piece of motoring machinery. In pre-production form, it can hit 93 mph in all-electric mode, then, race mode engaged, scream off in a 580 hp V8 huff. But what's it like to ride in?
The Porsche 962 is one of the most storied of the company's many storied racecars. In 1987, wearing Rothman's livery, the 962 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, giving Porsche its record seventh consecutive victory. But, what's that monster like to drive? Let's find out.
Some call Virginia International Raceway a "golf course with faster carts." But it's also one of the most demanding courses on the sports-car calendar. If the young hopefuls of Porsche GT3 Cup can't cut it here, they'll never get a coveted seat in the post-ALMS Grand Am racing world.
It seems we've been talking about diesels a lot this week, and there's none more controversial than the Porsche Panamera. A large, oil-fired sedan wearing the seal of the stud farm of "stuotgarten"? The mind absolutely boggles.
In the Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge, the cars share a technical makeup but the racers aren't quite to spec — that's why they call it a racer's series. Like top-gun pilots, most prep for a race in one of two ways: "get pumped" or "light a candle."
Of course, you know by now the Toyobaru/Scion FR-S is the second coming of every svelte speeder that ever slew a sports-car circuit sideways on a Sunday. You know that because, well, it is. But how does it fare on the goosepimples-per-dollar scale?
Did you know you can bring a car's paint back to its original color and lustre with a little skill, knowledge, high-tech gadgetry and elbow grease? Paint correction is one of the most difficult, but most satisfying detailing skills to master. Especially on a 1958 Porsche Speedster.
Arguably, there are two kinds of racing. There's racing that, despite increasing standardization, still pits engineer against engineer in a development contest that mirrors the on-track throwdown. Then, there's racing that pits driver against driver in identical cars, leaving the crew only to handle car/track setup.…
Porsche doesn't need a flux capacitor to turn back time. It's got a shop where the most haggard, wrung-out and beaten-down members of the vast Stuttgart diaspora can be rebuilt and rejuvenated. Welcome to Porsche Classic. Don't step on any 959s, please.
The BMW M3 GTS has a great engine and amazing chassis dynamics, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black has a wickedly charismatic V8 and quick-acting autobox. Both are lighter than their downmarket counterparts and sport huge premium price tags. But can they compete with the Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 on road and track?