TOURING PACKAGE: PORSCHE 911 GT3!

TOURING PACKAGE: PORSCHE 911 GT3!
New 911 GT3 with Touring Package breaks cover today at Frankfurt Auto Show. The 911 GT3 with Touring Package is unveiled at the 67th International Motor Show (IAA), in Frankfurt, Germany. Instead of the fixed rear wing, when equipped with the optional Touring Package, the GT3 will have an adaptive rear spoiler similar to that of the 911 Carrera. Beneath its understated exterior is pure motorsport-derived technology: The four-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine develops 500 horsepower and ...
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’17 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA S: THE EVERYDAY SUPERCAR!

Porsche continues to evolve its iconic 911 with a new turbocharged engine that adds power and sophistication, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. If you love cars, no really love cars; if you love the thrill of being swept forward on a tsunami of acceleration; love twirling a steering wheel so precise and responsive in its action it could be hard-wired into your gray-matter; love sitting in a driver’s seat that fits you tighter than a pair of Spanx, then you need to drive a Porsche 911. ...
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SPEED RACER: PORSCHE BOXSTER SPYDER!

Porsche’s glorious new hard-core Boxster Spyder is a 180-mph investment opportunity, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Maybe a decade from now, there’s an exceedingly good chance you’ll be lamenting the fact that you could have, no should have, bought a ‘16 Porsche Boxster Spyder. How come? Not only is this the most powerful version of Porsche’s much-loved mid-engined roadster ever, it’s the grand finale of the naturally-aspirated six-cylinder Boxsters. From now on, Boxsters will come...
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2016 WISKO GRAND PRIX: HSR AT VIR!

Our man on the track, Mike Matune, brings you four days of glorious historic racing at Virginia International Raceway. Memorial Day weekend marked the return of the Historic Sportscar Racing group to VIRginia International Raceway with the Wisko Grand Prix. Comradery and competition ran high, as an eclectic group of historic road racers did their best to tame VIR’s full course over four days. Here using all of the road, curbing, rumble strip and “gator teeth” available, we have Jeff McKain’s...
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SHOP TOUR & PIG ROAST: THE DIGITAL DRIVE!

Even if we didn’t love cars, the spit-roasted pig was well worth the drive from Manhattan to the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. The Porsche show of force really made the day. An example of Akira Nakai's Porsche 911 magic, top. Above, THE DRIVE's Mike Guy with Schorr, senior and junior,  bookends. Mike Guy, Editor-in-Chief of Time-Life’s new way-cool automotive website, THE DRIVE, hosted legendary Porsche tuner/coachbuilder, Akira Nakai and the conversion of a 911 into a wide-body RW...
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PORSCHE 911CARRERA GTS: RENNSPORT REUNION EDITION!

Built by Porsche Exclusive, there will be just 25 Reunion Edition 911s. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest Porsche dealer! In honor of the fifth Rennsport Reunion, Porsche has unveiled a special edition of the 911 Carrera GTS at this year’s gathering at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Rennsport Reunion Edition is limited to 25 units worldwide and will be sold exclusively in North America. Built by Porsche Exclusive, the Rennsport Reunion Edition is based on the 430 horsepower 911 Carrera GTS...
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PUT-IN-BAY (PIBRRR): ROAD RACES REUNION!

Mike Matune covers the 1950s-era road racing reunion, celebrating classic ‘airport & street racing' at its finest. The starter waves the green flag as the field accelerates down the front straight during the 2015 Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion on South Bass Island in Western Lake Erie. In period, the racers at Put in Bay occupied an important spot on the racing calendar for small-bore production and race cars. Its recreation as a vintage event has involved perseverance and dedication by ...
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AULT PARK: 38TH ANNUAL CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE!

Our Mike Matune discovered the Ault Park Concours in Cincinnati, OH only a few years ago and has been looking forward to covering it ever since. Tom Shaughnessy brought the famous “Caballo II” from California to grace the field at Ault Park. This car, top, is another piece of real Americana, having been hot rodder Ak Miller’s effort to take on the world’s best. Starting with a Frank Kurtis frame, it has a Jack Sutton crafted aluminum body. Under hood you find a Hilborn fuel-injected early ...
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JEFFERSON 500: VINTAGE RACERS INVADE SUMMIT POINT!

The Vintage Racers Group (VRG) takes over Summit Point Raceway with their latest rendition of the Jefferson 500. Our Mike Matune was trackside. Racers and spectators were treated to five days of driver schools, practice, qualifying and, of course, racing.  Here the Cunningham Cup cars, top, are caught coming under the bridge with Hobart Buppert’s Chevy-powered Lola and Michael Zappa’s Ford-powered Superformance GT40 racer at the head of the grid. Behind them comes a field chock full of...
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BMW, MERCEDES, PORSCHE: DEUTSCHE MARQUE CONCOURS!

Mike Matune checks out the 32nd annual German cars show produced by local area BMW, Mercedes and Porsche clubs. Marking its 32nd year, the Deutsche Marque Concours d’Elegance has become a staple on the National Capital Area’s Spring car event schedule. Put on by the local chapters of the BMW, Mercedes and Porsche car clubs, the Concours crowds the show field at Nottoway Park in Vienna, VA with all manner of German automotive finery. The Porsche “Outlaw” row contained some interesting variati...
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