Archives for July 2010

1957 356 Cabriolet Restoration – Part 9

We’ve got a new round of pictures from James detailing the latest progress on the 1957 356 Cabriolet restoration. Things are coming along nicely. From James… As promised we will cover the outer rockers today. I will stick to one side since they are the same on both sides  and we can move on to […]

25,000th Porsche Panamera Rolls Off The Line

I’m sure Porsche has meticulous record keeping along with tight, pre-planned production schedules that are set potentially years in advance, so this should not be a surprise to me. I’m always still a little surprised though when they announce different production milestones like this. The milestone this time around is the 25,000th Porsche Panamera. It’s […]

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet vs. Vespa GTS

This reminds me of a showdown Top Gear put together a couple of years ago that pitted a Porsche Cayenne Turbo against a Red Devil Parachuter (Porsche Cayenne Turbo vs. Red Devil Parachuter Race). Only this one is a bit more outrageous. Now, of course you can guess this isn’t a test of pure speed, […]

Porsche Green Lights Production of the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid

A dang exciting day yesterday! As anticipated, the Porsche Supervisory Board green lighted the production of the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid during it’s meeting yesterday. The car will be developed in Weissach and assembled in Zuffenhausen. This is in line with Porsche’s recent commitment to Germany as it’s manufacturing base. Michael Macht had this to […]

Darn Near Polar Opposite Reviews Of The New Porsche Boxster Spyder

Car reviews oftentimes are a dime a dozen. Seems like most of the comments, conclusions and thoughts on the cars reviewed are recycled from one journalist to the next. Not so today. I’ve come across a couple of reviews that are darn near polar opposites of each other. The first can’t get over how crappy […]

Porsche Design P’6612 Dashboard Le Mans 1970 Limited Edition Watch

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a big watch fan. I’m not any sort of a collector, but I appreciate a fine time piece and would love to have the means to buy one or two on my list. You can guess, then, that I’m all for any reason that comes up for Porsche Design to […]

Porsche 911 Sport Classic = Happiness

I happened on a post on this weekend about the Porsche 911 Sport Classic. The title of it was “2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic is proof that money really can buy happiness.” Classic! Judging just from the video I posted a few months ago (911 Sport Classic Video), I’d have to agree. Based on […]

Spectre 341 Challenge in a Porsche 911 Turbo

Ezra Dyer, a writer for Automobile Magazine, took a Porsche 911 Turbo to the Spectre 341 Challenge this year. Originally organized by Hans Turner during his stint as the president of the Ferrari Owners Club of Southern California in the 1970’s, the Spectre 341 is a 5.2 mile hill climb up Nevada Highway 341. The […]

Weekly Porsche Wrap

New Porsche CEO – I guess I’ve been living under a rock for the last week. I didn’t realize that this inevitable transition had already taken place. Looks like Michael Macht got “promoted” (I didn’t realize moving a person from CEO to a lesser position could be considered a promotion) to Volkswagen AG’s production chief […]

858 HP Porsche By Sportec

Thanks to Lyndon, one of our readers, for sending this link over. Some of the numbers tuners are getting out of the Porsche 911 are just mind boggling. When you start getting up to 600, 700, 800 or even 1,000 horsepower, you’re talking a world most of us will never experience. I can’t imagine […]