The sleek bodies and powerful engines of Porsche street cars are evidence enough of the DNA they share with their race-car counterparts. But what other track-born advancements have made their way into the car in your driveway?
Evolving from race-car customer to race-car driver seems impossible. But Porsche, and its Motorsports Pyramid, is unique in that it shows you just where — and how — you can hone your skills to do so.
Since June I’ve been writing and/or curating this series about European-style endurance racing, from Le Mans to the wider FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). One of the coolest things has been, at the end of each post, kicking the convo over to the readers, and hearing what you guys have to say about motorsports.
Eat your heart out, Wes Anderson: We built a scale model of Le Mans — and out of leather, no less! Drool over the whole thing above, and scroll down for detail shots of various notable points on the Circuit de la Sarthe, plus key moments from Porsche’s storied Le Mans history, presented in diorama form with 3D-printed…
America and the Old World fell in love with the automobile at the same time. In America, motor racing was — and remains — a rugged sport, campaigned on oval speedways in full view of paying spectators, who could spot every car at all times and therefore get their money’s worth. Sliding on dirt. Gunning it on the…
With a record 17 overall titles (and 102 class titles), Porsche already was the winningest manufacturer at Le Mans — and that was even before their dramatic first-place finish last weekend. To commemorate the race and to celebrate its most successful builder ever, check out this sweet illustrated GIF of every Porsche…
Arguably one of the greatest races ever, Le Mans (June 18–19) is coming up quickly in your rearview mirror. Clocking in at a full 24 hours, the race is a spectacle to behold — the ultimate endurance sport for drivers and fans (no seriously, watching TV for 24 hours is kind of a sport).
Since Dr. Ferry Porsche rolled the very first 356 prototype out of a garage in Gmünd, Austria, in 1948, every vehicle to bear his family name has been meticulously engineered to give its driver a visceral experience. From classic two-seat sports cars to hybrid supercars, no other manufacturer has so successfully…
A Porsche Cayman in the alps is pure car porn. Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself. It's beautiful.
A perfect car museum filled with classics is empty for the night and you have the keys inside — it's a dream we've all had. Watch this amazing video of these two kids getting to do just that at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.
Sometimes it feels like we already live in the future. For me it's the Porsche 918 hybrid. What currently existing technology makes you feel like we might already be living in the future?
This Osaka townhome designed by Kenji Yanagawa Architects was for a client with an unusual request — the entire structure needed to be oriented around the garage. The garage, you see, holds his silver Porsche 911.
You may know Patrick Dempsey as Dr. McDreamy from Grey's Anatomy, but did you also know he was the co-driver of the Porsche 911 GT3 that came in fourth place in his class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans? Or that he's the star of a new documentary all about the race? Ask him all about it right now.
The 918 Spyder, when it finally gets built, will be like no other hybrid on the road. Here's some gorgeous manufacturing porn that brings the amazing process to life. Seriously, it's almost magical.