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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…

Active Aerodynamics on the New Porsche 911

What is Active Aerodynamics? Active aerodynamics implies actively changing the shape of the car, and therefore its wind profile, while you are driving. A long list of performance aspects depends on how air flows over your car. For example, a smaller profile will have lower drag and so will a smoother profile. But if you…

Keep Your Vintage Porsche Rolling with New Tires

New Tires to Give Your Classic Porsche a Boost As complex a piece of machinery as an automobile is and as much as it has been revolutionized, one of the few aspects of it that have remained unchanged are that your tires remain the sole link between the vehicle and the road surface. Whether you…

My New Love – Macan Turbo

Why the Macan Turbo could be Porsche’s Best Every Porsche fanatic has mused about which single model in the manufacturer’s history is the maker’s best, most complete package, with a number of 911 Turbos regularly mentioned, alongside the 2004 Carrera GT and a bunch of the classics, such as the 911 Carrera RS. The question…

The Legacy of Porsche 989

The Porsche Panamera That Never Was When it was first unveiled in 2009, the four-door luxury sedan Porsche Panamera left many loyalists of the brand stunned. Not only had Porsche entered an entirely new segment of the market, but here was a four-door Porsche, a dramatic departure from the 911’s iconic sports car silhouette. It…

The Great Divide – Manual vs. Automatic

The Battle Between Manual and Automatic Transmissions For the true motoring aficionados out there, we have reached a somewhat unsettling juncture in the great manual vs. automatic transmission debate. From smaller hatchbacks to the world’s best Porsche sports cars we love so dearly, we’re facing a very real concern: have we entered the twilight of…