The Unnerving, Ferocious, Unflappable Thrills of Driving a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
The best SUV, pushed to its engineered limits. That is the Porsche Turbo S.
The best SUV, pushed to its engineered limits. That is the Porsche Turbo S.
The 53-acre, $100 million Porsche Experience Center demonstrates performance, stability, and safety of Porsche cars. It also kicks your ass.
The V8 now competes against twin-turbo V6s and tuned up four-cylinders that get markedly better efficiency. But the V8's still better in every other way.
Is it the best of the best, or the best of the rest?
The greatest sports car ever created? In 1981, Porsche made a strong argument.
There's a moment burned in every kid's memory of his father and his father's car. We recall some of our fondest.
Porsche wins Le Mans, Steve McQueen's last special-order 911 is up for sale, the Mustang GT 350R screams and more.
Aston Martin expands to the deep south, Jeremy Clarkson opens up about "Fracasgate", Need for Speed gets a reboot and more.
The next-gen Camaro is unveiled, the BMW M6 gets more power, Porsche unleashes a track-only 911 GT3 R and more.
Hamilton wins the Bahrain F1 GP as Raikkonen takes second, Rossi earns an Argentina GP win after clash with Marquez, Dodge starts production of custom Vipers and more.
An action-packed trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road, the new Porsche Boxster Spyder, McLaren reveals the 570S, Cadillac introduces the CT6 and more.
We scoured the convention center floor for the best of 2015 NYIAS.
Every emblem has a story, and we're telling the history and evolution of these iconic brand badges.
A Porsche-designed hard drive, Italian leather watch pouches, aerospace-grade titanium combs and more.
Let the first guy take the hit; be the savvy secondhand buyer. Here's 10 cars to get your used car hunt underway.
We round up the best metal from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
The new Ferrari gets a turbo, the US will finally get a Focus RS, Porsche dials the Cayman up to 11, GM looks to compete with Tesla and more.
A Ferrari V8 gets a turbo, America gets the Ford Focus RS, the Porsche Cayman gets more power, denim bike seats from Brooks England and more.
A limited run of 60 special-edition 911 GTS Club Coupes, Paul Smith's essential travel suit, a smart bed that kids will love/hate, Italian ball caps and more.
Jeff Gordon retires, the Porsche 911range gets more turbos, Conan rides shotgun with Archer, a Shelby Cobra sells for $5.1 million and more.
An assassin ex-girlfriend (possibly), a more insane McLaren P1, a rally-prepped Porsche and more.
The 2015 North American International Auto Show was a no-holds-barred showing. We've selected the most noteworthy cars and trucks of the entire show amid a field of fantastic new vehicles.
Porsche’s 911 GTS is built around premium speed and ultimate control. It's a performance car with the purity of naturally aspirated power but without the harshness of a racer like the GT3. It’s luxury with grit. A toothsome beast with leather seats.
Bespoke Ferraris, Neymar goes rallying, McLaren announces the 2015 F1 line up, the Ford Focus RS goes global and more.
The 2014 LA Auto Show is the last chance of the year for the automotive industry to show off what they have now and what's coming up next. From realistic to only-in-your-dreams, the LA Auto Show has a lot to offer, but only the best are worth mentioning.
This Week In Motoring: The new Batmobile caught on camera, Ferrari loses its chairman, Honda's dream of a collision-free world and more.
This Week in Motoring: a whale of a plane, the Uber/Lyft wars, one man's reunion with his vintage Porsche, a commemorative Land Cruiser and more.
Today in Gear: A new spin on absinthe from Nashville, Wolverine's 1,000 mile boots, a convenient iced coffee maker, and more.
Twelve years ago, we said a Porsche truck was a bad idea. Boy, were we wrong. A quick drive in the 2015 Porsche Macan made our eaten words that much more delectable.
Crossovers have changed in the recent past; you no longer have to trade in your testicles and driving sense to drive one. Even the haters (car nuts) have been proven wrong now that more horses, better driving dynamics and sleeker silhouettes have shown up in performance-focused crossovers. Here are five that break hard from the pack of mediocre crossovers still stuck in the driver's ed parking lot.
The biggest story behind this year’s running of Le Mans was no doubt the return of Porsche, who have been absent from the race’s top class for 16 years. The storied automaker teamed up with Michelin to create “We Are Racers”, a series of short films documenting the company’s 2014 journey to Le Mans.
Your buddy's Rosso Corsa Red Ferrari makes your blood boil with envy. Unfortunately, your better half won't let you mortgage the house so you can buy one yourself. Though they may not have the prancing horse on the grille or elicit gazes from the bold and the beautiful, these 10 affordable driver's cars still delight with great driving dynamics and the kind of motoring spirit that makes you feel like a kid again.
The beauty of classic automotive design is often in direct struggle with modern safety and fuel economy standards, not to mention the latest in technology. But there are still a number of shining examples around today, ones that echo the past and ones that break new ground but don't break the rules of good taste. These ten prove that less is more and that automotive design is not on the rocks.
A car is certainly more than the sum of its parts, but sometimes it's the little details that make an otherwise good car iconic. These details can be subtle as the Mona Lisa's smile or bold as the LED spire on the new Freedom Tower, or, more often, somewhere in between. We've assembled a list of some of the best automotive features -- both innovative and artistic, groundbreaking and evolutionary -- to ever see the light of day.
Nissan's third generation Murano bowed at the New York Auto Show this spring. The reason you didn't see it in our Ten Best list from the show is because I hate it the way my architect wife hates attached garages and vinyl siding. Car design is trending toward overbearing, thanks in no small part to the tastes of drivers. But there's still hope out there.
In the snowy streets of Chicago, the Porsche Panamera 4S -- 420 horsepower V6, all-wheel-drive, stability and traction control, front-to-weight distribution and all -- proves a surprisingly spectacular winter car.
Some car models start out great but then topple from grace -- the Nissan Maxima comes to mind (as much as we try to push it out). Then there are those automobiles that have only gotten better with time, tweaks, and tender loving care. Some have evolved gracefully, while others desperately needed a hefty dose of attention. Here are five models basking in the glow of recent changes that have brought them into their primes.
Today in Gear we examine Sony's take on virtual reality, Porsche's new Cayman and Boxster GTS, Ghurka's Norwalk collection and more.
Audi has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 12 out of the last 14 years, a feat that cannot be understated. But there's another brand whose record at the race is yet unmatched: Porsche, which has 16 wins total. But those wins came during a different era. This year, Porsche re-enters the Le Mans fray with a brand new car that will compete in the LMP1-H (Le Mans Prototype 1 - Hybrid) category, the spectacular 919 Hybrid car, just unveiled in Geneva.
Most drivers, including Porsche owners, spend little time at the ragged fringe of control. Daydreams of record-time morning commutes are one thing, but precise, high-speed driving is rarified air for most. Porsche has a solution: driving school. At Porsche Sport Driving School you won't come away with points off your license or a lower insurance rate. Instead, you get a crash-course in precise driving at high speeds.
Most sixteen-year-olds spend their time learning how to parallel park and struggling with acne. Just after his sweet sixteen, Patrick Long moved to Europe to work on racing strategy and focus on becoming one of America's best drivers. It worked. He's since become the youngest American to take class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans -- all while performing as Porsche's go-to driver for testing new cars. We grabbed a few minutes with the Southern Californian -- now 32 years old -- between his surf sessions and race day.
Just about every morning, before our cup of joe, we slap ourselves as a reminder of how lucky we are to drive some of the best cars in the world and get paid for it. 2013 was another year of stupendous privileges, with wheel time in Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Land Rovers, Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, Porsches, Jaguars, Mercedes-Benzes, Audis, BMWs, Aston Martins and more. We've been the beneficiaries of a huge upswing in the automotive marketplace in terms of style, quality and driving excitement through virtually all segments. And you know what that means: 2014 should prove to be even better. Here are the cars we most covet for the new year, each one a standout in its segment by virtue of its quality, technology, design, driving experience or all of the above. In a stellar field, these are the ones that stir the petrol in our veins the most. As we embark on a new year, here's a toast to what should be an incredible 2014 on the digital pages of Octane.
You're an hour late to the Christmas get-together, but not because that red velvet blazer you love so much is nowhere to be found. No, instead you're trapped in a snowdrift in your vintage AMC Gremlin. No fruitcake for you. You could've fared better this holiday season with some better wheels. May we suggest some truly treaded steeds for your hapless self?
There are a scant number of nameplates that have lasted half a century with uninterrupted production: Mercedes-Benz SL, Jaguar XJ, Chevy Corvette, Chevy Suburban, Ford F-Series. But there's only one car whose iconic design and sporting identity has remained truly consistent, only one whose recognition as among the best sports cars in the world has gone unmatched for 50 years...the Porsche 911. The 911's DNA is a formula that's intoxicating, one that the car world respects and envies. The half-century mark for a car is a colossal achievement, and when that car is the Porsche 911, that much more so. In this 50th year of the 911, we decided to take a deeper look into the generations and iterations of this remarkable car to see how far it's come. Not all of the car's modifications were good ones, but they will all be remembered as part in parcel of what it takes develop an icon through multiple decades.