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  1. I suppose it's no surprise that like many a petrolhead, spending time cruising the classifieds is not a strange habit. It could be likened in fact to a lady window shopping in her local designer outlet village and coming home with nothing but a receipt from Pret a Manger. When you spend that much time hanging out in the classifieds and coupled with a bit of talk among those in the trade you start to gauge a picture. So understanding the dynamics of used Porsche prices at the current time is not hard, but it does require some clear thinking and a bit of honesty if you are to judge the right
  2. Well the rumours are becoming more beefed up in regard to the possibility of the Cayman T arriving and following in the footsteps of it's larger brother, the Carrera T. It could also go someway towards bringing back some of what Porsche gave us with the 987 Cayman R and have never really delivered on again either with the 981 or 718, the GTS being a bit soft and the GT4 being a bit, well GT. Our favorite mid-engined coupe from Stuttgart will be going under the knife and and our sources suggest that the Cayman T will be losing c. 30kg over the standard 718 and gaining 10-20hp mo
  3. The next-gen GT4 has been spotted testing at Monza in CS guise. As we reported earlier in the year, the 2019 car will get a 4.0-litre borrowed from the 911 GT3 which is expected to deliver in excess of 400hp. The road going version's spec is still yet to be unveiled...PDK, Manual, PDK AND Manual....watch this space. For now, enjoy the video! View full record
  4. Rumours are mounting regarding a Cayman GT4 rally car. Stuttgart is currently working on a rally derivative of the the GT4 based on the previous gen car. The company’s motorsport arm posted on Twitter the other day a series of images of a rally car study based on the current Cayman GT Clubsport. The car will serve as a course car later this month during the Rallye Deutschland and is going to be driven by Romain Dumas, none other than the new record holder at Pikes Peak with the I.D. R electric rally car. Porsche has not been forth coming with details of t
  5. Porsche has announced its 600-hp Tesla opponent will be called the Taycan. This Friday Porsche introduced the official name of its new electric GT car that will take on Tesla's Model S marking 70 years of Porsche sports cars. Taycan, roughly translated as "lively young horse," references the imagery at the heart of the Porsche crest, which features a leaping horse. "Our new electric sports car is strong and dependable; it's a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomizes freedom," Porsche chief Oliver Blume said in a statement.
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  7. So the debate will always continue, but as Catchpole rightly points out in this video by Carfection, Porsche have listened to their discerning customers have have recently re-introduced the manual box on it's GT3. Andreas Preuninger, head of Porsche’s GT program, recently commented that the GT3 “is full of systems that make sense on the track, but for the purist, there may be something lost”. He also added “it is our long-term goal to have the customer decide between the two approaches”. Most interestingly though is the 911.2 GT3 is actually a 6 speed box rather than
  8. From the land of the rising sun has emerged a 987 Cayman like no other. It is often phrase head in Cayman circles "what if Porsche put the GT3 engine in a 987". Well, now its been done, and this time in a package which appears so thoroughly executed. Allow me to introduce M’s Machine Work's Cayman GT3. The car is the work of Takayuki Mizumoto, a Japanese motorsport engineer. Mizumoto-san is the proprietor of M’s Machine Works, an outfit that designs, builds and manufactures bespoke components for the Super GT race series, a race series for road-going c
  9. A member started a thread on the forum this week entitled ‘what’s in your garage’, and it got us thinking, the garage, man-cave, ‘office’, call it what you will it’s the pride of many a petrol head’s home. In fact some examples that can be found around the web are indeed enough to make you realise that even your bedroom is more than due for a lick of paint, because some people are taking better care of their cars than you are of yourself and your family it seems. Many of you have probably seen ’12 Gauge Garage’, the pride and joy clearly of one man and his classic 911 – it’s worth
  10. For those of you that don’t know allow me to introduce Magnus Walker and if you don’t know the man chances are you’ve seen his ’71 911T no.277 which has graced the covers of several Porsche magazines over the last few years. Like the R-Gruppe founder Cris Huergas before him Magnus is a marmite man… If you love early 911’s then you’ll either love or hate what he does. Either way his passion for Porsche and particularly his love for the 911 is plain to see but before we get into the cars let’s talk about the man. “Porsche collection – Out of control hobby” is where it begins (sounds
  11. With the wealth of knowledge on internet forums these days one would think that given the number of times we hear the phrase ‘Mezger’ (often twinned with ‘bullet proof‘) we ought to have some vague knowledge of the history of this terminology used to describe the engine used in various GT and Turbo 911 derivatives. Of course we know the name, but who is Hans Mezger, and probably more importantly why is his name so synonymous with these Porsche engines? Born in November 1929 in Besigheim, Swabia, and after narrowly missing being called up to fight in the dying days of G
  12. This is supposed to be a regular piece about Motoring Icons who would have hopefully at least a tenuous link somewhere in history with Porsche. However unless you keep a keen eye on the latest Nurburgring lap times or are a Porsche fan, you’ve probably not heard much of this chap and so household name he isn’t. But in the Porsche world he is very well known, the question is why and where’s he come from….who is Walter Röhrl? Walter Röhrl was born on 7th March 1947 in Regensburg, Germany, growing up he was an accomplished skier and became a ski instructor. His CV would probably sa
  13. As the silly season approaches there tends to be 2 questions that everybody struggles to answer, one being the obligatory “what are you doing for Christmas?” (although in my house that question has been asked as early as June by the in-laws). The next question that can often be tricky for the ‘person who has it all’ is “what do you want for Christmas?” So, we’ll try and make it easy for your dear other half/parents/children/work secret Santa – we’ve made a list for any Cayman fan to hand over whenever that question is asked! Cayman T-Shirt - £15 (Amazon)
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