2015 Porsche Macan

Jan 15th
Porsche doesn’t make yoga pants. At least not yet. What it does make is the Macan, an Audi Q5–based crossover that slots into the lineup below the larger Cayenne. But judging by the reactions of women of a certain age to Porsche’s smallest ute, the Macan might just be the vehicular equivalent of wearing tight black pants in a hot…
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Jan 9th
Sitting atop the hard-core branch of the sprawling Porsche 911 hierarchy, the $178,250 GT3 RS seemed a great candidate for some testing of its track-day mettle. So we spent three consecutive days pushing it to its limits—and sometimes slightly beyond—at our tenth Lightning Lap competition at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), before hopping back into its carbon-fiber bucket seat for the…
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S Coupe

Jan 7th
I’m sitting in the passenger seat of an updated 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S in the pit lane of the reborn old Kyalami race circuit in South Africa. Sitting left seat is Jörg Bergmeister, a Porsche factory race car driver and a man I see with some frequency on Porsche media trips. He’s here in South Africa to lead packs…
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

Jan 6th
The big news out of Stuttgart for 2017 is that the 911 Carrera and Carrera S are now turbocharged. That’s right, turbos aren’t just for 911 Turbos anymore.Both the Carrera and the Carrera S get two turbochargers hitched to a 3.0-liter flat-six that is smaller in displacement than last year’s naturally aspirated engines. Buying a Porsche turbo is now easier…
2014 Porsche Cayman

Dec 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

Dec 22nd
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

Dec 10th
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

Dec 8th
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

Dec 3rd
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

Dec 2nd
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

Nov 29th
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

Nov 26th
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.…