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Quick Spin

Solid suspension and the best go-fast parts shine in new package

A six-speed manual transmission gloriously is standard. Porsche's intuitive PDK double-clutch automated manual is optional, and infuriatingly better at everything shifty than you'll ever be.

First Drive

Porsche's moneymaker only gets better

By now, most Porschephiles accept the existence of the rolling cash cow that is the Porsche Cayenne. Count us among them: Crossovers and SUVs sell, and building cars is a business. The success of the Cayenne, Macan and Panamera has allowed Porsche to continue to build cars like the 911 GT3 RS, Cayman GT4 and the 918 Spyder. But it's not just enough to play dress-up with a Porsche badge. A Porsche needs to feel special, too.

Video

Sporty without being abusive. Attractive without being audacious.

718. These are magic numbers for Porsche. They are linked to its great Motorsports heritage and its modern, mid-engine expertise. But what does that mean to you, the enthusiast, today? Let's take the 718 for a drive and find out.

Deep Dive

You don’t need to drive all the 911 RS cars to get it, but it helps

A line of Porsche 911 GT3 RS cars, spanning several generations, splays out along the narrow two-lane road. The Isle of Man is damp, rain sputters against the grassy hills, and as we climb Snaefell mountain road, each car in succession is obliterated by fog. Suddenly, I'm alone in the oldest and most precious of the lot, an original 2.7 RS, feeling my way up the mountain at a snail's pace, peering ahead at the massive RS wings swimming in and out of the mist. There'd be breaks in the weather in

Track Test

The track car that makes everyone feel like Mark Webber

While the advances on the previous generation are discernible, they are not revolutionary. Worth noting are overall tweaks to the already brilliant suspension, with higher spring rates and metal ball joints on all bearings on the chassis. The previous model had rubber joints up front. These small changes are alchemy, but as proved by the Ring record, they yield results.

Quick Spin

The hot rod wagon, German style

We all love fast wagons. Their combination of practicality and performance scratches an itch for most of us here at Autoblog. What other vehicle on the market can carry a family of four along with all their luggage and still hit 60 mph in fewer than four seconds and a top speed close to 200 mph? These are supercars wrapped in a family-friendly package.

Review

Classic 911 looks with a heavy dose of modern engineering.

This is meant to be the ultimate air-cooled Porsche, not just a retro-mod classic.

First Drive

Jaw-dropping wagon can hit 192 mph with its twin-turbo V8 and offers a 30-mile electric range.

And then your entire world hits you in the back of the head as the PDK's clutches slam together with a bang and the Panamera's four enormous Michelin's claw at the asphalt.

First Drive

Powertrain, turbo improvements help make these the automaker's best-performing machines

The 718 GTS twins are more than quick enough to keep you entertained and to impress your friends.

First Drive

It's like nothing else in Porsche's lineup. Or on the road, for that matter.

It's also a turbocharged car that is intended to feel turbocharged. That means lag, and turbo whoosh.

First Drive

A pinch of Panamera, a dash of Macan, and a lot of aluminum.

A bunch of handling technology and a healthy dose of lightweighting complement a massive restyle inside and out. But which engine makes for the best Cayenne?

Quick Spin

Don't say it sounds like a Subaru.

The 718 Cayman S now uses a turbocharged flat-four.

Comparo

An old friend's old Porsche is finally on the road, alongside its great-great-grandkid.

How the 911 Targa has changed over the 40 years between two great cars.

First Drive

That one time “Why not?” resulted in a practical decision.

Does Porsche need a reason to add another $100,000-ish wagon to its lineup?

First Drive

A four-seat 918? That's the idea, if not the reality.

The Turbo S's hybrid system is an obvious sign of how Porsche will electrify its future.

Deep Dive

The improbable ascent of the attainable exotic.

The more things change, they say. But that flat-six is still way out back, and that's all right with us.

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