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2020 Porsche Mission E: Here's What We Know

Porsche's first all-electric car should arrive next year. Here's what to expect.<p><i>This story was updated 4/17/18. It will be continually updated as we learn more.</i><p>Porsche stunned the world two years ago with the debut of its all-electric Mission E sedan concept, later promising it'd go into production …

Electric Vehicles

Watch a Porsche 962 Pull a Wheelie

At a 1987 IMSA GTP race at Lime Rock, Al Holbert was racing hard.<p>We just got <i>Forza Motorsport 7</i> set up in our office, and naturally, the entire staff is distracted. When it was finally my turn to play, I decided to pick one of my favorite tracks, Lime Rock Park, and one of my favorite cars, the …

A 1956 Porsche 356A Is 85 Horsepower of Joy

Here's yet another victory for the slow-car-fast brigade.<p>You've probably heard the slow-car-fast argument by this point. If you haven't it goes like this—it's more fun to drive a slow car fast than it is to drive a fast car slowly. It's a cliche in the car world, but there's a good reason for that. …

The 16 Most Powerful Wagons On Sale Today

Think of these as the ultimate family haulers.<p>Even though SUVs dominate all aspects of our lives now, wagons still soldier on proudly. Even better, there's a bunch of wagons you can buy today with over 350 HP, and a handful of them are sold in the US. Here's all the most powerful wagons out now.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: Here It Is

With a hybrid drivetrain kicking out 680 horses and 626 lb-ft, this muscle-wagon has plenty of power to haul around its incredibly long name.<p><b>Update 11/29/2017:</b> <i>The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo just made its North American debut at the L.A. Auto Show. We've added live pictures for you to</i> …

The Coolest Stuff at the VW Meet at the Hungaroring

My best friend sells craft beer from a Volkswagen T2 bus, and it's Oktoberfest season, so I had to check out Hungary's VW posse for myself.<p>VW culture is fascinating. How GTDs seem to be more popular than GTIs. How R32 is a religion. The stickers, the obscenely large wheels, the impossibly clean …

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Just Obliterated the Lap Record at the Nurburgring

A 6:47.30 lap of the Nordschleife is nearly five seconds quicker than Lamborghini's recent record lap.<p>Just a few months ago, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante shocked the world when it ran a 6:52.01 lap at the Nurburgring, beating the record holding Porsche 918 Spyder by five seconds. It was such …

How the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Is So Fast at the Nurburgring

We wondered how the GT2 RS beat the Huracan Performante by nearly five seconds and the 918 Spyder by 10. For the answer, we turned to the man who developed it, Andreas Preuninger.<p>When we saw the Porsche 911 GT2 RS's incredible 6:47.25 Nürburgring lap time yesterday, we couldn't help but wonder what …

Listen to a Porsche 911 R Accelerate to 180 MPH

The 911 R is slower than the GT3 RS it shares an engine with. That doesn't make it slow.<p><i>Top Gear's</i> Chris Harris is spending a lot of time with Porsche's 911 R press car, the same one we drove last year, in fact. In what is surely an attempt to make the entire car world jealous, Harris just posted a …

VW's Former CEO Reportedly Knew of Diesel Cheating in July 2015

Report says Winterkorn was aware at least as early as July<p>It’s been almost two years since news broke that Volkswagen had installed emissions-cheating software on thousands of diesel vehicles. But while that information didn’t come out until September of 2015, the latest report suggests the chief …

Study: The Audi A3's Seats Get No Complaints

In J.D. Power's 2017 Seat Quality and Satisfaction Study<p>If you’re looking for a car with seats you won’t hate, which car should you buy? According to J.D. Power, it isn’t a Mercedes or even a BMW. It’s an Audi. Specifically, an Audi A3.<p>J.D. Power has released the results of its 2017 Seat Quality …

Audi Sport Deserves its Own Hypercar, CEO Says

High-performance e-tron is on the way<p>Ever since Audi Sport was born from the ashes of Quattro GmbH in late 2016, the performance unit went to work launching eight models within 18 months. Over the coming years, it will bring out its own versions of Audi crossovers and electric vehicles. Although …

Porsche Offers World's Longest Engine Warranty on the Wild 911 GT3

The 475-horsepower GT3, a track-attacking monster built from 2013-2016, gets a 120,000-mile warranty to quell owners' fears.<p>The Porsche 991.1 GT3, built from model year 2014 to 2016, got off to a rough start—engine fire risks sidelined the first 785 cars delivered, forcing Porsche to replace all of …

This Tribute to the 1980s Porsche 935 Race Car Is Actually a Modern 911 Turbo

Kremer Racing's K3R conversion takes a 997-generation 911 Turbo and gives it the look of the race-ready '80s masterpiece.<p>Back in March of 2016, Kremer Racing revealed its custom-bodied Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, modeled after its 935 race car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979. During the …

This Monterey-Bound Porsche Carrera GT Is Virtually Brand New

This 25-mile Carrera GT is a collector's dream find.<p>Porsche Carrera GT prices have skyrocketed over the last few years. In fact Carrera GT auction prices have grown to the point where this 25-mile example is estimated to bring in seven figures this weekend at Monterey.<p>This delivery-mile Carrera GT …

This Production-Looking Porsche 911 GT2 RS Looks Incredibly Fast on the Nurburgring

We're on the edge of our seats waiting for Porsche to set a lap time in its fastest 911 ever.<p>After a long wait for track-rats everywhere, Porsche unveiled the latest 911 GT2 RS to the world at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June. We've heard all the wild specs and performance numbers, but …

2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder First Test: Look and Listen

How much drama do you want in your supercar?<p>In an automotive age of downsized engines, Audi went big with the R8. Even the base-engine R8 gets a naturally aspirated V-10 engine that’s essential to the mid-engined supercar’s character, not to mention mine-is-different-from-yours bragging rights. The …

Watch Two Veteran Racers Flog the Porsche 911 GT2 RS on Track

Most powerful 911 conquers Circuit Paul Ricard<p>The highly anticipated Porsche 911 GT2 RS was recently unveiled, and its specs have us salivating for an opportunity to get behind the wheel. To whet our appetites, Porsche released a video showing what the most powerful 911 can do in the hands of two …

This 400-HP Widebody Cayman Is the Ultimate 911 Porsche Won't Build

This fully custom mid-engine Porsche uses the engine from a 911 and the suspension from a GT3 Cup. 911 who?<p>From the factory, the Porsche Cayman is one of the best backroad carvers you can buy. The car's mid-engine layout and fantastic capabilities make it the go-to for many enthusiasts looking for …

2018 Audi TT RS First Drive Review

The sound and the fury, together again<p>As the ultimate embodiment of the TT lineup, the RS adds even more performance swagger to the third-generation coupe’s brazen face. But unlike the previous TT RS, which at times felt like a brilliant engine in search of a proper home, the new TT RS feels like a …

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: VW's electric hatch edges toward 150-mile range - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf beat its 125-mile range estimate in our testing while its hatchback body makes for practical everyday use. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in the dashboard integrate nicely for navigation, audio and communications. At $28,995 before incentives, the e-Golf is an …

Electric Vehicles

2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo First Drive Review

Hamilton Intra-matic 68 Auto Chrono Review

Some watches cause quite the stir in watchworld and the Hamilton Intra-matic 68 Auto Chrono is certainly one of them. First announced in January of …

Watches

Blancpain 38 mm Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Watch - Ape to Gentleman

Blancpain first introduced its Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch collection in 1953 and today, the popular 43mm Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe gets a little …

My watch with Matt Hanson

For collectors of near enough anything, there is often one special piece that they could never part with, even when offered irrational sums of cash. …

EPA Approves Fix for Volkswagen 2.0-Liter Diesels

VW dealerships can start fixing vehicles with cheat devices<p>Finally, Volkswagen has received government approval on a remedy for its 2.0-liter diesel vehicles equipped with emissions-cheating software.<p>The fix, approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board, …

2017 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Review - Long-Term Arrival

Not my first A4 long-termer<p>My first car was hot. At least once or twice, in fact, worryingly hot, but maybe that’s not surprising when your first car is an older, high-mileage sport sedan. Beyond my incredible fortune at getting a car at all, my 1996 Audi A4 was attractive, fun to drive over the …

Caliber Spec: ETA 2824 – Rivals and Clones

<b>Not too long ago, we launched our series Caliber Spec with our first installment focused on the venerable ETA 2824. Today, we’re following up with an</b> …

Watches

Seven Things You Learn Driving the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

Porsche's first wagon is a dream come true.<p>The late Chancellor Helmut Kohl was six foot three. Porsche's former CEO Wendelin Wiedeking was even taller. David Hasselhoff is also 6'3” (plus hair). Many successful Germans are tall.<p>To suit these lofty Teutons of industry, Porsche built the first …

You Can Now Buy a COSC-Certified Dive Watch for Under $1,000

Here’s a fun fact: Only about 6 percent of watches made in Switzerland come with a COSC chronometer certification (to the uninitiated, that means …