The Macan is Porsche’s best selling model in most markets, and with one look at today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 3.0 S it’s pretty easy to see why. Let’s see if easy also applies to its price. Okay, we’re going to start off the w$28,000 2005 BMW Z3 1.9 that was dressed up to look like a Shelby Cobra. And to the 284 of you who didn’t join in voting it down in Advertisement That all being said, I’ve made sure that today’s candidate is 100% certified troll-free. I don’t want to turn every morning into some sort of Pavlovian shell shock of odious With that as preamble, let’s have a look at this 2015 Porsche Macan S in Rhodium Silver Metallic over an arresting garnet red and black leather interior. Now, some of you refuse to so much as acknowledge any of Porsche’s inroads (off-roads?) into crossover country but I for one welcome each and every model Advertisement These are based on a platform adopted from the last … [Read more...] about At $37,000, Could This 2015 Porsche Twin-Turbo Crossover Have You Saying “Yes, We Macan?”
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The 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S debuted this week. Despite its name, it does not include a turbocharger. It can not and it could not. It’s an electric car. Instead, the word “turbo” has taken on a symbolic meaning in the Porsche’s nomenclature. But before you get too mad, let’s remember that the annihilation of the word started years ago, with the Porsche 911. Advertisement Things used to be simpler, but Porsche’s lineup has been absurd for a long time. Let’s go back to 1975, when Porsche first introduced the 911 Turbo. Capital “T,” from when this tech was new and novel, the first to be marketed with turbocharger hardware that promised improved performance from the automaker’s motorsport legacy. So good you have to put it on the tin. It was the flagship. Then the Turbo S came along as a hardcore, limited run enhanced performance package version of the Turbo, usually sold near the end of a generation’s life … [Read more...] about Porsche Started Killing The Meaning Of ‘Turbo’ Way Before The Electric Taycan
The beautiful unobtanium Porsche Cayenne S Diesel birthed of magical unicorn tears and luxurious fancy-torques that of course America doesn’t get just set a new Guinness World Record. The Cayenne just towed the heaviest aircraft ever towed by a production vehicle: a 314-ton Airbus A380. Air France lent Porsche’s torquey wondertruck one of their big jets for the stunt. The Cayenne towed it a distance of 42 meters across Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Porsche claims it’s a completely normal Cayenne S Diesel with a 4.2-liter V8. Advertisement When they were done towing the plane with the Cayenne S Diesel, they did the same feat with the Cayenne Turbo S—which we do get. You know, in case any Americans need to tow a plane. Hey, why not? This A380 weighed a full 126.7 tons more than the previous heaviest aircraft towed by a production vehicle. Either way, 314 tons translates into approximately 232 Porsche 944 race cars in various states of repair, so I … [Read more...] about See A Porsche Cayenne Tow The Heaviest Aircraft Ever Towed By A Production Vehicle
Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk accepted the implicit challenge of the recently revealed 2020 Porsche Taycan by promising to send a Tesla Model S to the infamous Nürburgring, implying an attempt to beat Porsche’s claimed record lap time. Musk now claims the Model S has set a record at Laguna Seca—likely a distraction from the fact that Tesla can’t set a ‘Ring time yet. Advertisement claimed that the Taycan Turbo S had set a record Nürburgring lap time of 7:42. The Nürburgring is (debatably, we’d say) The problem for Tesla last week was that Musk sent out his tweet promising a Model S at the ‘Ring, but Tesla didn’t seem to Road And Track: A Nürburgring insider tells R&T that Tesla has a car leaving California today headed for the German track. When asked if Tesla could get exclusive track time, the insider said that was highly unlikely this late in the ‘Ring testing season—manufacturer track time is … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Claims Tesla Model S Sets New Record At Laguna Seca, Which Is Not The Nürburgring
Evan currently drives a brown Audi wagon, but like many of us he can’t seem to stay focused on owning the same car for a while. He’s looking to change it up with something faster that can sacrifice some practicality but still has all-weather versatility. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy ? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. ) Advertisement Here is the scenario: When it comes to cars I have a short attention span. After 2.5 years, I am selling my 2011 A4 Avant (in Teak Metallic Brown). I purchased the Avant based on its looks and the uniqueness of the brown color. I am ready to move on to something with more performance. Although I love the silhouette of a wagon, I am in my 30s and without a child, so I do not need the space that it affords. I have driven the Tesla Model 3 and enjoyed it, but I don’t know that I’m really sold on the Tesla. Since I like to change things up I will probably lease … [Read more...] about I Have A Short Attention Span When It Comes To Cars! What Should I Buy?