Porsche returns to Le Mans for the first time in 16 years. To celebrate they’ve produced the special edition 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition. The racing stripes adorn either black or white Carreras. Look under the hood at 400 hp and 0-62 in 4.1 seconds. Check for these limited special editions in August and October.
By on Jun 11, 2014
Rides By on Oct 2, 2013
It’s tough to find a more iconic sports car than the Porsche 911. In fact, it’s so tough, we haven’t even bothered to look. But despite the 911’s legendary status, Porsche keeps piling on. In fact this time there’s a pair of German-made road-gulpers on the way. The Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (starts at $160,700) features a 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine that generates 520 horsepower, getting you 0 to 60 mph in what promises to be a coffee-spilling 3.3 seconds. If you need more (you freak), the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet (starts at $193,900) brings another 40 hp, good for an insane 3.1 second run.
Rides By on May 17, 2013
Perhaps you’ve noticed fewer and fewer eye rolls from car enthusiasts over the past couple of years when hearing the term “hybrid”? The Porsche 918 Spyder will do absolutely nothing to reverse that trend. Thanks to a 4.6-liter V8 taken from Porsche’s LMP2 RS Spyder racecar, the 918 Spyder will be the fastest and most fuel efficient vehicle in the company’s history. Assisting the V8 is a 115kW electric motor which takes a maximum time of four hours to recharge, or as little as 215 minutes, depending on how you do it. Only 918 are being made, but Porsche says this will be their blueprint for future sports cars. And when you can do 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, there’s just no time for eye rolling.
Rides By on May 9, 2013
Faster than the flavor leaves Fruit Stripe gum, the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S ($182,050) replaces the outgoing 997-series 911 with a horsepower boost to 560 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. That’s good for an extremely brisk 0-60 in 3.2 seconds with a top speed just under 200 mph. The freshness extends to the rest of the car too with standard carbon ceramic brakes, 18-way adjustable sport seats, and an active anti-roll system.
Media By on Apr 10, 2013
The Porsche 911 is 50 years old, and from what we’ve gathered, most 50-year-olds enjoy receiving a piece of quality literature for a gift. I know, the word “literature” is scary, conjuring up mental images of page after page of tedious text. Fortunately in this case the Porsche 911 Book: 50th Anniversary Edition ($84) features gobs and gobs of beautiful pictures from famed photographer René Staud. You’ll see the classic models in all their glory over the span of 304 pages. One note: The book weighs the same as a newly hatched infant (8.2 lbs), so there may or may not be some breastfeeding involved.
Rides By on Apr 4, 2013
I don’t often think hybrid when I think Porsche, but then again I don’t often think. It hurts. A lot. But the masterminds at Porsche have clearly been mulling things over with the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid ($99,000). A beefed up electric motor and battery are in the mix, with reportedly just two and a half hours needed for a recharge. You’ll be able to go more than 20 miles in all-electric mode, with a top speed of 84 mph. Porsche also says the Panamera S E-Hybrid won’t be a slouch from the starting line, with a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds.
By on Oct 29, 2012
If you have ever wanted to drive a palace around at a top speed of 175 mph and an acceleration rate of 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, then the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (at an infinitesimal starting price of $146,975) may be the car for you. Yes, I am aware that I sound like a stereotypical car salesman, but don’t let my smothering charm distract you. This car has it all, and more! Saddled with a 550-horsepower twin-turbo V-8 and 553 pound-feet of torque, this car will make you thank heaven that you live in a time where SUVs have more parts working in harmony than an orchestra at the Metropolitan Opera house. You can visit a car dealer like https://www.bluffusedcarscolumbiasc.com/inventory/ to see if they have one in their inventory.
Style By on Oct 23, 2012
So there’s this $634 pen that’s made by–what? You’ll take it? Hang on a second. At least let me at least go over its features. Anyway, the P’3115 LaserFlex pen from Porsche Design has a laser-cut interlocking stainless steel body which expands and contracts when the ballpoint tip hits the paper (or a groupie’s boob). It also writes in print and cursive, provided you know how to do both (Editor’s note: I don’t).