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80s/90s Icon As the manufacture of the Porsche 964 3.6-liter Turbo was winding down towards the end of 1993, there were purportedly 93 Turbo coupes left in factory inventory. In response, Porsche sent these remaining chassis to its Exclusive Department – a specialized division within the company that focused on...
Background Perhaps no company has celebrated the heritage of the air-cooled 911 with such obsessive attention to detail as California-based Singer Vehicle Design. Founded in Los Angeles in 2009, Singer has become globally renowned for bespoke restorations of Porsche 911 sports cars—each carried out on behalf of the car’s owner....
Initially shown as a concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the 918 Spyder combined classic Porsche qualities with bleeding-edge technical capability; it featured an innovative hybrid drivetrain that promised to impart otherworldly performance with low fuel consumption and long electric range. Met with an ecstatic reception from the motoring...
Porsche Penske Motorsport will once again field three Porsche 963 race cars at the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans in the 2024 season. The organizer, ACO, confirmed that the Porsche works team will campaign a third car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. French works driver Mathieu Jaminet...
Unveiled at Porsche’s 70th-anniversary celebration at Rennsport Reunion VI in California in September 2018, the new 935 was a limited-edition, track-only special that paid homage to the original 935 race cars. Achieving remarkable success on racetracks worldwide during the late 1970s, 935s secured victories at the 24 Hours of Le...
Gruppe B Rally aspirations In the early 1980s, Porsche was keen to prove its technological superiority learned throughout the previous decade’s racing efforts. The “Gruppe B” Study was created to display these advancements with development underway as soon as 1981. Turbocharging, first used on the 917/10 Can-Am racing car in...
Mad Max meets Burning Man A little over two decades ago, a bunch of off-roading enthusiasts decided to create the “ultimate off-road challenge” that would test the abilities and capabilities of the entire spectrum of off-roading—from rock crawling to “closed course/stadium racing” to high-speed desert-floor runs. While this event started...
“A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.” This philosophy guides Singer’s work and epitomizes the quality of their artistry, which is evident once you lay eyes on one of their lauded restorations. Founded by Rob Dickinson in 2008, Singer Vehicle Design‘s reputation was built on the results of the original “Classic Study,”...
Carrera Speedster In 1955, less than a year after the 356 Speedster model was introduced, Porsche built the first example equipped with the competition-derived four-cam Carrera engine. The result was a brilliant dual-purpose sports car, and the Carrera Speedster continued to be improved and refined throughout production. For 1957, Porsche...
The 300th Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer has been completed in California. The 1990 Porsche 911 was restored in collaboration with its owner, who named their car the ‘Sotto’ commission. This car exemplifies Singer’s personalization services and love affair with the 911. Its specification represents requests made by its owner....
Tools of the trade Metal blades and scrapers, delicate wire loops, wooden sculpting tools, and brushes – this suitcase contains over a hundred instruments. But what they’re used for is not immediately clear. They’re the tools of a modeler, at the exterior studio of Style Porsche, who is responsible for...
Spying the Le Mans-winning Porsche 911 GT1 against a wintery Colorado mountainside, veteran Porsche racer Stéphane Ortelli could be forgiven for thinking he was dreaming. It’s a far cry from the Circuit de La Sarthe on that sweltering June afternoon in 1998, when Ortelli and teammates Laurent Aïello and Allan...
Carrera GT background In 1998, Porsche planned on a new Le Mans prototype for 1999. The car was initially intended to use a turbocharged flat-6, but was later redesigned to use a new V10 engine, pushing the project back to planned completion in 2000. The V10 was a unit secretly...
Background The Porsche 908/02, an evolution of the initial 908 model, was introduced in 1969 as a response to the increasing competition in the FIA World Sportscar Championship. This variant optimized weight distribution and aerodynamics, yielding a lighter, open-cockpit configuration. The 908/02’s engineering was underscored by its advanced flat-8 engine,...
Along came a Spyder Unveiled in January 1960, the RS60 represents the ultimate evolution of Porsche’s aluminum-bodied, four-cam Spyder – an iconic series of sports racing cars originating with the Type 550 in 1953. The RS60 was, in essence, a refined version of the highly successful works RSK built for...
Highlights Recuperation increased to up to 400 kW at high speeds Increased 105 kWh Performance Battery Plus capacity Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is up to 0.6 seconds faster, depending on the model. The Taycan Turbo S develops up to 938 hp and goes from 0 to 60 mph...
The worldwide Porsche Experience Centers, currently nine in total, offer a fully rounded experience, from the curves of the demanding routes to the diverse world of brand experiences and tailor-made training courses. “Porsche is more than just a car. Porsche is a promise of a unique brand and product experience,”...
Although the weather put a spanner in the works of this year’s Ice Race with heavy rain and temperatures that were far too warm, the participants and the 3,000-plus spectators at the sold-out event didn’t let it spoil the fun. With a broad field of entrants ranging from pre-war racers...
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a video worth?  Enjoy this throwback to 2023’s premier celebration of the Porsche automobile. 356 #001 What Happened Saturday at Rennsport Reunion 7? Rennsport Reunion 7 Daily Package Racing on Saturday at Rennsport Reunion 7 Spectacular Women at Rennsport Reunion...
This 356B Carrera GT is a superb representative of the early Carrera legend and the sole known survivor of only three right-hand drive T5 Carrera GTs. Benefitting from a newly-built pushrod race engine in addition to an incredibly rare Fuhrmann-designed Porsche 4-cam, she is suitable for racing or the road...
Fifteen years ago, the Porsche Museum opened its doors to visitors from all over the world for the first time. Since 31 January 2009, it has taken 5,824,325 people on a fascinating journey through the history and development of the Porsche brand. This figure includes celebrity visitors such as Paris...
The No. 7 Porsche 963 fielded by the Porsche Penske Motorsport works team has won the 24 Hours of Daytona. Works drivers Felipe Nasr from Brazil, Dane Cameron from the USA and Matt Campbell from Australia as well as American IndyCar star Josef Newgarden extended Porsche’s record number of victories...
Kalmar Automotive, enhancer and restorer of bespoke sports cars and special purpose-built adventure vehicles, has revealed its first water-cooled ‘Adventure Range’ 911. The KALMAR RS-6 is its latest rugged all-terrain 911 engineered to challenge perceptions of what a classic sports car can do. After customers fell in love with the...
The new Macan is finally here, and while numbers never tell the complete story, they are impressive: Two versions of the all-electric SUV celebrate their world premiere Fully electric powertrains with up to 630 hp and 833 lb.-ft. 100 kWh battery and up to 270 kW charging performance Porsche Driver...
Before the extensively revamped version of the Taycan comes to market in spring 2024, the all-electric sports car is currently undergoing final intensive testing. The sports sedan, Cross Turismo and Sport Turismo models of the new generation have put in some 3.6 million test kilometers on proving grounds, racetracks and...
Innovation with Porsche roots Within a few days, the world will see what Porsche’s future vision is for the second generation of the Macan EV. The new Macan is the first model Porsche is electrifying from an existing, established product identity. Paramount to the current management at Porsche is that...
Top Tier Penske Porsche Penske Motorsport has set its sights on overall victory at the upcoming 24 Hours of Daytona. At the opening round of the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the works team competes with two Porsche 963 and a top driver line-up. The hybrid prototype from Weissach heads...
1973 Porsche Carrera RSR
From the creators of Luftgekühlt comes the largest single-brand automotive experience to hit Southern California. It embarks on a fresh format that traces Porsche’s journey from its inaugural moments to the contemporary masterpieces and most cutting-edge examples of today. Following its successful debut in 2023 at Luftgekühlt 9 on Mare...
If you were lucky enough to visit Rennsport Reunion 7 in Monterey, California, then chances are you gazed at one of Mark Morgan’s illustrations without even realizing it. An illustrator based in the U.K., Mark has mixed his passion for Porsche and his artistic talents to yield some truly exciting...
26 seconds faster Porsche development driver Lars Kern has outdone himself at the Nürburgring: driving a pre-series Taycan, he posted a lap time of 7:07.55 minutes on the Nordschleife. This official lap time is a whopping 26 seconds faster than he was on his last record drive, in a Taycan...
More personalization for the 911 Turbo S TECHART will unveil the limited customization concept GTsport for the Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2024 from January 12-14. The TECHART GTsport is a modular individualization concept for the 992 series Porsche 911 Turbo S model, limited to...
While covered here on Stuttcars several times before, it never gets old hearing a car’s owner and visionary discuss a project like the Nardone Automotive 928. Founder Thierry Nardone, 39, is a great car enthusiast and has always cultivated a deep passion for the so-called “transaxle” Porsche, which he is...
Dr Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG is mourning the loss of the former racing driver and Operations Manager of the Weissach Development Centre, Herbert Linge, who died on 5 January 2024 aged 95. Linge played an instrumental role in setting up Porsche’s proving ground, while through his work with motorsport’s...
Just like standing on a scale or looking at your lap times, numbers don’t lie, and the recent market trends for modern Porsches are no different. With 2023 behind us, we now have the hard data to investigate what happened between 2022 and 2023 regarding used Porsches. Summarizing information released...
The combination of Porsche’s cornerstone flat-4 air-cooled engine (from the model 356) with a more modern 911 chassis is what became the model 912. For some, the lighter 912 yields a more pure sports car experience than the heavier 911, especially if it has been upgraded. Enter KAMManufacture Wanting to...
This 2019 Porsche 935 is the 13th of 77 examples built as a track-only, non-homologated homage to the original 935 racing platform as part of Porsche’s celebration of its 70th anniversary. It was delivered new to the selling dealer at the Portimao Algarve International Circuit in Portugal and was subsequently...
Before we submerse ourselves in a new year of challenges and innovations, we take a look back on out top picks of what Porsche’s 75th year brought us. Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 Just like in 2022 the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team achieved a brilliant one-two result in Mexico...
While originating from the East Coast, 5001 Workshop founder Marlon Goldberg gravitates towards building Porsches for their experience, not their collectible value. “I grew up in New York, where I feel Porsche collectors are more interested in originality and value, so it’s all about having an original 73 RS... But...
What makes the Porsche brand so legendary? What inspires people to keep it young and full of life 75 years later? And how does this emotional, often lifelong bond with the Zuffenhausen sports cars come about? A very personal declaration of love to Porsche and its global community. Introducing Pete...
Whether in Portugal, Brazil, China or Switzerland: the world of Porsche has been celebrating 75 Years of Porsche Sports Cars with events all over the globe. An excerpt of the highlights. Porsche Brazil Motorsport, music and art were united at the Porsche Fest in Brazil. The Interlagos race track in...
Everrati Automotive Limited, the leading sustainable-luxury technology company specializing in redefining and futureproofing automotive icons through the integration of cutting-edge electric vehicle (EV) powertrains, has just revealed its most driver-focused electrified Porsche yet – a new addition inspired by the Type 964 RSR. Respecting the original RSR 3.8 Building on...
“We are aware of the power of emotions,” says Sebastian Mertke, Manager of Global Community Management at Porsche, in an interview with Christophorus. In his interview, he spoke about the values and ideals of the world’s biggest automotive community and unique experiences with the Zuffenhausen-based sports car brand. Christophorus: Mr....
Ready to spoil yourself? Manthey Racing is proud to announce the new dates for the Porsche Track Experience. 2024 promises to be an exhilarating year for the Porsche Track Experience – as Europe’s legendary racetracks await you. Improve your driving skills on the Nürburgring Nordschleife or live new experiences on...
Hambach Castle is one of the many highlights of this year’s Porsche Heritage Experience cultural format organized by the Porsche Heritage and Museum department. “It has always been our mission to enrich the future with important insights from the past. We created the Porsche Heritage Experience to enable our heritage...
Over a hundred years ago, Ferdinand Porsche designed an extraordinary race car, the Austro-Daimler ADS-R, in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Today, Christophorus and 9:11 Magazine brings the former Targa Florio class champion, whose nickname is Sascha, back home. Following a vigorous turn of the crank, the gas pedal is applied ever...
You already read about our preview of The White Collection auction here on Stuttcars. Fifty-five Porsches, mostly in white, with a few tractors thrown in for color, were carefully amassed by one man over several years. Stored in a white building with white floors and walls, it was enough to...
Porsche Motorsport heads into 2024 with big aspirations. Next year, the sports car manufacturer from Stuttgart is determined to win titles with its factory teams in the world’s largest endurance championships, at Le Mans, and various esports series. A variety of customer racing activities will supplement this program. Porsche announced...
In a garage full of legendary vehicles, one in particular stands out: the Porsche 935. The Porsche 935 was the first rear-engine race car to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. On the occasion of the classic car’s centennial, we visited the 1979 winning vehicle in its current owner’s...
The original light-weight The Speedster variant of the 356 was introduced in 1954, featuring a low-raked windscreen, bucket seats, and an easily operated soft top. Directed towards the Southern California market, the Speedster offered a stripped-down, lightweight variation of the 356. With a more affordable starting price and a driver-oriented...
Speedster, the one and only Introduced in late 1954, the Porsche 356 Speedster was a true dual-purpose sports car – one that could serve as both daily transportation and, with minor modifications, a successful weekend race car. Originally priced at $2,995 – well below Porsche’s Coupe and Cabriolet models –...
Background The Porsche 917, unveiled in 1969, stands as a testament to Porsche’s commitment to innovation and their quest to conquer the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Its debut at Le Mans in 1969 revealed its formidable speed and reliability, yet aerodynamic issues resulted in high-speed instability. After major changes,...
A 911 Turbo Sonderwunsch and the new Panamera were among the highlights of Dubai’s annual Icons of Porsche festival. Fans of classic cars, arts, and culture were on hand to commemorate 75 years of Porsche sports cars, as well as 60 years of the 911. The gathering at the Dubai...
Theon Design has revealed its latest bespoke Porsche 911 (964), its second for a UK customer. Finished in classic Oak Green Metallic with dark ‘ghost’ stripes, warm satin chrome brightwork, and complementary matching 18” Fuchs-style wheels, it further exemplifies Theon’s respect for Porsche’s ethos. As with each of its bespoke...
The third generation of the Panamera is presented in a unique form. Alongside this completely redeveloped model, Porsche is unveiling a specially created one-off car in Shanghai. The Panamera Turbo Sonderwunsch shows the attention to detail with which Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur implements the Sonderwunsch program. This highly exclusive, unique car...
Porsche revamps the Panamera: the third generation of the sporting luxury sedan is characterized by a wider range of digital features, a fresh and expressive design and a broader spectrum between dynamic performance and driving comfort. More powerful E-Hybrid powertrains (Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid: Fuel consumption* combined (WLTP) 1.7 – 1.2...
This Porsche 908/02 Flunder Spyder is one of the most extensively raced examples of one of Porsche’s most successful sports racing cars ever. In its inaugural season, chassis 908/02-018 was victorious with works pairing Jo Siffert and Brian Redman at the 1969 Watkins Glen 6 Hours – competing prolifically in...
While I admit the title is misleading, American company Sacrilege Motors does have the answer to the question; “Both.” That’s because they have literally taken the best attributes of both machines and combined them into a triple-black, road-going missile nicknamed “Black Bird.” Time to buckle up… Background Sacrilege Motors, founded...
The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight is a true legend in the world of sports cars, representing the pinnacle of automotive engineering from that era. This iconic vehicle, hailing from the renowned Stuttgart-based manufacturer, is celebrated for its exceptional blend of power, precision, and lightweight design, making it...
1st Place Coupe in Tuning Class As you Stuttcars readers know, TECHART is no stranger to the Porsche tuners industry. For 2023, first choice of Sport Auto readers for the third time in a row is the TECHART program for the Porsche 911 Turbo models wins the Coupe class in...
A genuine display of vehicle craftsmanship and ingenuity, The Nationales Auto Museum: The Loh Collection, showcases an assemblage of approximately 150 automobiles that chronicle 135 years of motoring heritage. The museum boasts artifacts from over 50 distinguished marques, a testament to the motoring rarities and the ubiquitous cultural symbols that...
For almost 50 years, the Turbo models have enjoyed an exalted position at Porsche. They stand for a distinctively high performance and represent the epitome of every model series. To emphasize their uniqueness, Porsche is once again sharpening their look. The Turbo models are, for one, being given a particularly...
If you think post-war sports cars or muscle cars from the late 1960s are the staple of the collector car industry, it’s time to broaden your horizons. 80s and 90s enthusiast cars have recently forged their own niche in the collector car world, and appreciation of the period’s shining stars...
1,000 copies worldwide Forget your Apple watch that needs charging; it’s time to go Old School and order the new TECHART Calendar 2024.  TECHART presents the latest edition of the TECHART Wall Calendar – a collector’s piece for Porschephiles. Exclusively limited to 1,000 copies only, the 2024 calendar is now...
The Race The 8 Hours of Bahrain got underway at 2 pm local time with air temperatures of almost 32 degrees Celsius and asphalt temperatures over 40 degrees. For the Porsche Penske Motorsport works squad, the order was thrown into disarray after the first corner: starting from P4 on the...
If you’re ready to imagine the next “ultimate restomod” 911, you’ve come to the right place. Located in Switzerland just across the border from Germany, Sportec has released a new model, the Sub1000, to the frenzied air-cooled 911 world. While the list of so-called “re-imaginers” continues to grow, the expertise...
The adventure begins Organized by the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Rennsport Reunion 7 Rally began September 27th at an amazing private collection in Southern California. Porsche enthusiasts ventured through some of the most exciting canyons, and gorgeous vineyard roads, and cruised along California’s most famous highways. Day 1 ended in...
When discussing breakthroughs in sportscar technology, the Porsche 959 merits its own chapter, if not a book. Introduced in the mid-1980s, this genuine supercar emerged as a spearhead of innovation, vastly surpassing the technology Porsche had developed to date. While the standard 911 was not short on performance or prestige,...
In the vast design world, few names resonate with as much acclaim and distinction as Porsche. While many associate this name primarily with high-performance cars, there’s another realm where the Porsche legacy thrives: product design. This evolution commenced with Porsche Design, founded by Prof. Alexander ‘Butzi’ Porsche in 1972. Early...
David vs. Goliath The story of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche is, without doubt, one of the most fascinating tales of dreams coming to reality on the scarcest of resources. Surviving WWII was in itself, a monumental challenge that the small German engineering firm somehow managed. As is well documented, Porsche contracted...
For many Porsche enthusiasts, the name Emma Raducanu isn’t familiar. But if there’s one thing she shares with the world of Porsche, it’s a competitive DNA flowing through her veins and her love for Porsche since childhood. A British professional tennis player, Emma reached a career-high ranking of No. 10...
Words and photos by Dom Miliano Deeply devout people of all stripes live their lives hoping to, someday, visit the holy of holies of their faith. Jerusalem, Mecca, Vatican City, Dwarka, Bodhgaya and probably a few more that my liberal arts college never told me about call their people to...
In a groundbreaking demonstration of Porsche electric performance, the Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo successfully completed the journey across Australia, from Darwin to Bondi Beach, reaffirming the power and viability of electric vehicles in long-distance travel. From the Northern Territory to the iconic Bondi Beach The expedition incorporated various charging...
Having just visited Porsche Experience Center LA for probably the twelfth time, I can’t think of another company’s permanent marketing exercise that has been this successful in the automotive car space. While something like the Mercedes Benz installation at Pebble Beach Lodge every year is something to behold during car...
TECHART has unveiled a head-turning new lightweight rear spoiler for the Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe models and the GT3 Touring. The striking new carbon fiber TECHART Rear Spoiler III is now available and extends TECHART’s range of aerodynamic options for the 992 generation. Carbon fiber The two-part rear spoiler is...
As the Porsche market continues its strong trajectory, RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to unveil “The White Collection” auction—a unique gathering of rare Porsche models, all wearing brilliant shades of white. The collection, set to go under the hammer on 1-2 December 2023, represents over a decade of dedicated collecting by...
Unsurprisingly, limited edition 911 models are hotter than the face of the sun, with six-digit markups the norm for recent releases (e.g., 911R, 911 Sport Classic, 911 GT3 Touring, etc). A dealer here in Southern California recently made a collector buy two 911s, one he didn’t want, so that he...
Having just experienced the seventh Rennsport Reunion at Weathertech Raceway, Laguna Seca, it’s clear absolutely nothing would get in the way of the Porsche faithful gathering to share their enthusiasm for the love of Porsche. What was given was received tenfold. Laughter, excitement, and pure joy were everywhere as participants...
The 911 GT3 R Rennsport, with a power output of up to 456 kW (620 PS) is based on the new 911 GT3 R of the current 992 generation. The limited-edition track tool is the result of a design-oriented approach and benefits technically from the freedoms that go beyond motorsport...
After what felt like an eternity for Porsche enthusiasts, the seventh “family affair” of monumental proportions kicked off on the Monterey Peninsula, California on September 28th. Rennsport Reunion 7 includes a spectacular array of everything from vintage 356s to the new Mission X all-electric Hypercar which is on display for...
Is the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS the “purist” sports car from Porsche? With the incorporation of the GT3 engine, innovative aerodynamics, and race-grade suspension, it meets every purist’s dream—though sans the manual transmission. However, the moment its starter whirs, the profound roar from its 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine...
“It’s a dream,” says Head of Design Michael Mauer, when asked about developing the next potential hypercar. “And a whole lot of stress.” He’s the picture of relaxation at the moment. The Mission X was just unveiled at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen – just in time for the sports...
Presenting the 000 Commission, a 911 Turbo S coupe edited by 000 in collaboration with Porsche Sonderwunsch. Available only in conjunction with the Lightweight Package and select optional equipment, this group of exterior and interior touches celebrates David Donner’s extraordinary win at the 100th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and...
Genuine TECHART carbon fiber aero kits, spectacular forged wheel designs, brand-new product highlights, and more unique upgrades for all Porsche models. The TECHART booth at the ultimate Porsche gathering, Rennsport Reunion 7, from September 28 to October 1 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, is a must-visit for all Porsche drivers...
Background For over eight decades, RUF  has epitomized automotive expertise. Situated in the Bavarian heartland, RUF Automobile GmbH is a distinguished family-operated vehicle manufacturer. Founded in 1939 by the visionary Alois Ruf Sr., the RUF moniker not only carries the heritage of its founder but also signifies a legacy of...