03 May 2013 06:02
This blog was inspired by the CAR online forum thread Anatole "Tony" Lapine RIP. Many thanks to CAR forum moderator Kubrick and the other users whose comments informed this work.
16 May 2012 07:00
Some people will scoff at this, but I like to think of myself as a fair and considerate driver: I don’t undertake people, I don’t tailgate (okay, I sometimes give dodderers a gentle push out of the fast lane, and there’s another caveat below, but bear with me), I stick to my urban speed limits, and on motorways and dual ...
05 March 2012 11:45
1. The 911 is still awesome at hunting down tail-lamps There's a savage sound as you pin the 911 Carrera's throttle in third, an 'awoooo' like the howl of a wolf. It's spine-tingling and utterly appropriate, because this leg of my journeys in new 911s is a pitch-black B-road blast across Salisbury Plain. Like American Werewolf in the west country ...
In the new March 2012 issue of CAR Magazine Ben Pulman has taken Porsche's new 911 on a 1400-mile road trip, seeking out the best driving roads in California. From the famous Pacific Coast Highway, to the snowy Angeles Crest Highway at over 7000ft, down to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, it's an epic adventure (and comprehensive review) in the first all-new 911 since things ...
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01 March 2012 09:01
I wasn’t expecting a dose of manual labour when I arrived at the Porsche Museum last month to interview Hans Mezger. And to deviate slightly, Mezger, if you haven’t read the feature in this month’s issue of CAR, is the man who designed the first 911’s flat-six engine. And the Le Mans-winning 917 racer (both its engine and the car ...
20 February 2012 14:45
Porsche must by now be used to the stunned silence every time it announces the name of a new model. Last week the news that its baby SUV would be called Macan was greeted by a global shrug of super-Gallic proportions, and equally unsurprising was the risible ‘explanation’ that the word is ‘derived from’ the Indonesian for tiger (Blah blah ...
13 January 2012 09:36
In the current January 2012 issue of CAR Magazine, before anyone else, we’ve pitched the new Porsche 911 in Carrera S guise against the latest MY12 Nissan GT-R, BMW’s Competition Pack-spec M3, and Audi’s R8 V8. You can read Georg Kacher and Jethro Bovingdon's verdicts in the magazine, but here's a counterpoint from CAR's road test editor. The BMW M3 ...
29 December 2011 16:02
Doing a spot of last-minute shopping for my four-year-old, I was sorely tempted to buy this superb £40 build-it-yourself Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Probably far too tricky for the boy but I would have loved to spend Christmas morning 'helping' him to put it together. It's heartening that model makers are still switched on to the latest hot cars. Car ...
27 December 2011 09:00
The Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone is a purpose-built facility that’s located just next to the Silverstone GP circuit, on a bit of land that once formed the super-special stages at Rally GB. These days there’s a swish showroom with a mix of new and classic metal, a restaurant, a short, twisty track that looks more like a British B-road ...
20 September 2011 12:44
Can you tell what it is yet? Yes, it's Porsche's answer to BMW's art cars. A new art exhibition opens today at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, the Colección Goméz. But instead of using canvasses to display their wares, a collection of enterprising South American artists has used the next most obvious medium: the bonnet from a Porsche 911 GT2. ...