2014 Porsche Cayman

Mar 24th
I stood beside a Porsche public-relations man at the company’s Atlanta headquarters looking for the last time at our long-term Cayman S, determinedly not saying what I wanted to say, which was, “How much money would it take to make this my personal car?”Even with 40,000 miles on its clock, I knew the Guards Red, lightly optioned Cayman S was…
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

Mar 21st
In our previous reviews of the stablemates for this 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S—the Boxster, Boxster S, and base Cayman—we’ve already detailed the transformation from the previous naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine to turbocharged flat-four power. In short, the new engines are more powerful but sound completely different. This transformation stirs debate. Is a forced-induction four-banger that makes more power “better”…
2017 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

Mar 9th
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition plug-in hybrid thumped up onto Car and Driver’s California scales and punished them to the tune of 5373 pounds. That’s 54 pounds less than we recorded for the slightly less lavish non–Platinum Edition version during testing in Michigan. Hey, California gravity is groovier than Michigan gravity. Or maybe it was the nearly…
2016 Porsche 911 R Review

Mar 7th
With the entire human history’s worth of knowledge and enough computing power in our pockets to go to the moon, it comes as a startling revelation when our digital devices get the simplest things so wrong. In this particular instance, I’m sitting in the driver’s seat of a Porsche 911 R en route to Tuttlingen, Germany, three hours west of…
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

Mar 2nd
If you’ve read anything about Porsche’s junior sports cars, the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster, during the last year, you probably know that its mid-cycle update went well beyond the cosmetic nips and tucks typical of automobiles entering midlife. In addition to de rigueur fascia, headlight, and taillight revisions, each got new sheetmetal stampings for all fenders and both door…
2017 Porsche Macan

Mar 1st
Porsche’s marketing department likes to say that the Macan is a compact crossover, but that’s not how we see it—especially not in its new GTS trim. Compared with others in its segment, the Macan GTS has a low-slung body free of gaudy plastic cladding, a ferocious appetite for high-performance driving, compromised rear-seat and cargo space, and relatively limited off-road capability.…
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

Feb 27th
The weather gods of Northern California cooperated by hurling rain at our Porsche 911 Carrera 4S during a 250-mile drive through the Mendocino National Forest up to the region of misty mountains and storm-lashed shoals known tantalizingly as the Lost Coast. What better challenge could you wish for when first encountering the latest all-wheel-drive Porsche 911 than to soak down…
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

Feb 24th
Porsche has perfected the art of scheduling the launch of new variants of its 911 range to keep something fresh and new in the lineup throughout a model generation. Case in point: This 2017 911 GTS model of the platform launched in its initial 991 form at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show and then updated to 991.2 specs in 2015.…
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

Feb 22nd
A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but what if that rose had a four-cylinder engine? That’s the dilemma raised by the new Porsche 718 Cayman S, the replacement for a car that was pretty much perfect and one that has traded its predecessor’s charismatic flat-six for a new turbocharged flat-four. We know that engines everywhere are…
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S Coupe

Feb 17th
What can you say about a car that hits 60 mph in 2.6 seconds? That it’s quick, and that quick is beautiful. From the high perch of a crossover, the Turbo might look like a thousand other 911s, but that’s because the reactor core behind the rear wheels can’t be seen from above. We’d call that inner beauty, and isn’t…
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Feb 15th
Well, bless their hearts, as they might say around Porsche’s U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Porsche officially says the 2017 911 Carrera S cabriolet with the PDK automatic transmission and the Sport Chrono package can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. But that number is way off. It takes just 3.2 seconds, according to our measurements. So…
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Feb 13th
To put Porsche’s new top-dog Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid plug-in sports sedan in perspective, please leap back half a century. While building the 917 sports racer that earned Porsche its first Le Mans victories, in 1970 and 1971, development director Ferdinand Piëch ordered his engineering team to trim weight by any reasonable means. A seemingly trivial idea worth a few…