October 23, 2017

Porsche: Decades of Disruption (Documentary)

From 3xx series to 911 to Panamera.

July 17, 2017

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is an automated double clutch transmission similar to VW/Audi DSG or BMW SMG.

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July 9, 2017

Sport Chrono by Porsche

Porsche Sport Chrono provides an

  1. Elegant in-dash watch and clock

  2. access available sport mode(*) in

    • Suspension

    • Steering

      • steering wheel effort
      • steering ratio
      • steering feel
      • engaging rear-wheel steering

    • engine/throttle response
    • transmission shifting and rev matching

      In connection with the PDK, the Sport Chrono Package comes with three additional functions. The first function: Launch Control. This allows for the best possible starting acceleration, a race start. The second function: race track gear change strategy. Here, the PDK uses extremely short shift times and optimum shift points to achieve the maximum acceleration

* In some cases, access Normal, SPORT, SPORT PLUS or the Individual mode.

June 8, 2017

Best Porsche 911 value ? The 996 Turbo, 2001-2004

There are only two truly desirable 996-generation Porsches in our market: The 2001-2004 Turbo and the 2004 GT3. They have the effectively bulletproof split-cased engine, and they're both fast enough to keep up with modern performance cars. Values for these cars are already on the upswing. Feel free to jump on the bandwagon, if you have the $40,000 or more that's required to get a good example.

For everybody else, I would suggest buying a 997-generation Porsche instead. Although the pre-facelift 997s continue with the troublesome M96 engine, they are much nicer-looking inside and out. If you squint a bit, a 2005 997 looks quite a bit like the current car. That matters to people regardless of what they say or write on the Internet.

December 26, 2016

Boxster: value

A first-generation Boxster, 986 chassis code, is neither particularly attractive nor terribly quick. In 1996 the car's 2.5-liter flat-six motor only pumped out about 201 horsepower. But you didn't buy this car for raw speed, you bought it because you wanted a more affordable and arguably better balanced Porsche sports car.

Just be prepared to pony up to keep it running today. YouTuber Road and Race added up the costs of his Boxster over two years, including parts and maintenance, and it comes out to $3,668.78.

And the Cayman 987 offers value.

August 7, 2010

Orange Cayman S


2010 Porsche Cayman S Orange