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Give the Gift of Porsche

The Gift of Gifts It’s the season to give and (maybe, hopefully) receive and there’s nothing better for those of us who live and breathe everything Porsche, than a Porsche related gift. There are gifts available for both him and her this festive season and here’s a list of the most amazing gifts that you…

The Story of SharkWerks

Sharkwerks – The Shark Bites Back SharkWerks Inc. is located in Northern California’s Bay Area and was established in 2005 by Porsche enthusiasts James Henry and Alex ‘Sharky’ Ross and successful entrepreneurs Joan Wood and Daniel Kennedy. They offer and install components that enhance the performance and appearance of your Porsche. How it all started…

To Turbo, or Not to Turbo – The 991.2 Generation

The Power of the Turbo In its seventh generation, the mid-cycle refresh is one of Porsche 911’s biggest evolutions. A decision was made that from the 991.2 generation, all 911’s would be turbo-charged. Although the 991 generation had a turbo model, the shift to all new 3.0-liter twin-turbo models provides an exciting glimpse into the…

It’s Not Just About the Car, It’s Also About the People

Porsche Club of America – Everything You Need to Know History Porsche is such an iconic car brand nowadays that you could ask anyone and the first number out of their month would be “911”. There were 51,756 Porsches imported to the United States in 2015, yet how did America’s obsession with Porsche begin? Bill…

Singing for Singer

The Epitome of a Porsche Taken to the Next Level Singer is a Californian based company founded in 2009 which explores the creative possibilities within the vibrant world of the classic automobile. They take Porsche 911s built in 1990-1994, (specifically the 964 model), dismantle them, and then rebuild them with the best quality parts in…

Why Flat 6?

Flat 6 The Cream of The Crop What Exactly is The Flat 6 Engine? Just in case you are a complete novice and you didn’t already know, the flat 6 engine, is a marvel of modern technology. The flat 6 engine, used mostly in luxury sports cars, cruising motorbikes, and aircraft, unlike other motors, has…

Preparing For Your Driver’s Education Track Day

Get Track Day Ready: A Driver’s Guide Finally, your day has come! You’re participating in a driver education track day. You have been itching to hit the tarmac and burn some rubber by going to the track to learn how to handle your vehicle like the precision machine it is. All the anticipation makes you…

Understanding how the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) Works

The Inner Workings of a Porsche’s Transmission The Porsche Doppelkupplung gearbox or as it is commonly known as, the PDK gearbox, is an alternative design to what you are used to seeing in cars. Instead of a single gearbox and one clutch, the PDK system has two clutches and two drive shafts. Porsche then expertly…

How the New Porsche Panamera is Making Waves

The Brand Spanking New Panamera, and Why You Want It The first Panamera was launched in 2009 and it caused an uproar among many enthusiasts who were unhappy with the design, specifically the high roofline. Even though it still sold incredibly well, many felt that the Panamera didn’t have a good start and, for many,…

The New Porsche 718 Cayman

When Porsche unveiled the 718 Boxster, with supercharged engines and enhanced body control, sports car enthusiasts were hoping that it was only a matter of time before the more affordable Cayman received a similar treatment. Come 2016 and the wait is over: Porsche has revealed its new Cayman 718 which, for the first time, gives…