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Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: News, Porsche

This Porsche Blog has moved to a new location, so to find the latest Porsche stories head over to http://thesportscarguys.com/category/porsche/. We’ll see you there.… Read More

The Problem With Brake Override Systems

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Commentary, Porsche

Porsche Carrera und Carrera S 2011

Over at the “Share” section of our site (in case you haven’t heard of it, The Sports Car Guys: Share is a place where Sports Car Enthusiasts can share their thoughts, stories or news, you can check out “share” for yourself here) Ray has shared his experience with Brake Override Systems. He points out how the system can actually be a safety hazard as it doesn’t allow heal-to-toe braking or left foot braking.… Read More

The Art of the Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Porsche, Video, Video of the Day

This video shows the Royal College of Art’s (RCA) exhibit featuring the new Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S along side with fine artworks. The new Porsche 911 Carrera S feels right at home among these exquisite artworks and it is a testament to the 911′s timeless design and beauty. The video features Porsche General Manager or Exterior Design, Matthias Kulla, talking about the style of the latest 911 and how it is a work of art all of its own.… Read More

Would You Do This With Your Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Porsche, Video, Video of the Day

This video is a music video by Jamiroquai featuring a Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS. The video shows the rare car drives drives on dirt roads and does some great stunts. While this makes for a great entertaining music video, I find myself thinking that I wouldn’t let anybody drive my Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS on dirt roads like that.… Read More

A Porsche 911 SC Off-Roading – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Porsche, Video, Video of the Day

This video is something to watch. Watch as a stock Porsche 911 SC (other than the added lights) goes off roading on a course that some 4×4 trucks have a had time driving. The Porsche 911 has a history of making some great rally cars and this video really shows this heritage. The video will make you want to find an old 911 that needs some work, but has a good drive train and take it out to do this (after that you could start restoring it).… Read More

Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S vs Porsche 911 (997) GT3 – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Porsche, Video, Video of the Day

This video features Tiff Needell driving the new Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S on the track to see how it compares to the 997 variant GT3. The Porsche 911 (997) GT3 is basically a road going version of Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RSR race car. The question is how close is the wonderful brand new Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S to the GT3 and if it is close, just how fast will the new 991 variant GT3 be?… Read More

Carbon Wrapped Porsche 911 (996) GT2 Driven on the Track – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Porsche, Video, Video of the Day

This video contains footage of a track day that took place on the Park Zandvoort circuit. The video features a Porsche 911 (996) GT2 with a full carbon wrap. Apparently the car was originally silver but it now is being driven with the full carbon wrap. The 996 GT2 variant was incredibly fast when it was introduced with 0-60 MPH times of around 3.7 seconds.… Read More

New Porsche 911 Carrera 4: Heritage – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Porsche, Video, Video of the Day

This video shows the heritage of the new all-wheel drive Porsche 911 Carrera 4. The video shows footage of the first all-wheel drive Porsche 911 that won the 1984 Paris-Dakar rally. This same car was on display at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and it was a great looking car. Funny thing is that I posted another video featuring this car yesterday (you can see that video here).… Read More

Rally Driver Colin McRae Driving Porsche 911 Rally Car – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Porsche, Video, Video of the Day

This video features the late rally driver Colin McRae taking a drive in a classic Porsche 911 Rally Car. The Porsche 911 in the video was the first all-wheel drive Porsche 911 and was the winner of the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally. The car looks great in action on the video and having seen this car in person at this years Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, I can attest that in person it is a remarkable looking machine.… Read More

Vintage Top Gear Review of the Porsche 911 (964) Turbo – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Blast from the Past, Porsche, Video

The Porsche 911 (964) Turbo was quite a car in its day. In fact it is a car that is still very fast even by today’s high standards. This video of Old Top Gear shows Tiff Needell reviewing the 1993 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo. Tiff takes the then new 911 Turbo to the Millbrook proving grounds and puts the car through its paces.… Read More