PCA—The 718 Spyder brings what we love about the Boxster and then some... In fact, a lot of some. It's what enthusiasts have been yearning for since Porsche started putting turbo flat fours into the Boxster. We find out what it's like to live with.
PCA—Following on the heels of our modern-day renderings of what a new 914EV and a Panamera-based 928 would look like, we thought we’d try resurrecting the 944/968. Here is Editor Rob Sass’ take on the case for bringing back the
944, and how it might be done.
PCA—Unless you’re an active member of PCA, it is sometimes hard to explain the devotion members have to the club. Our members are not only passionate about Porsches, but they are also some of the most selfless individuals. The
contributions these individuals provide and the camaraderie they foster makes our club the best in the world.
e-Brake News to debut new mobile-friendly design in August
PCA—Next week, for the first e-Brake News of August, you’ll notice that when the newsletter is delivered to your inbox, it will have a new, more functional design to better present PCA and Porsche content from all over the web. Over the past five years, since
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PCA—We recently had the opportunity to drive the Porsche 718 Spyder for a week, and while we enjoyed our time behind the wheel, we also put it on a lift to see the upgraded suspension ourselves.
PCA via YouTube—In Episode 9 of Tech Tactics Live, we're talking about motor oil with Tribologist/Certified Lubrication Specialist Lake Speed, Jr., VP of Sales and Marketing at Total Seal Piston Rings.
Episode aired July 22 at 8 PM EDT.
Be sure to leave a comment in the live chatbox by 8:30 PM EDT with your viewing location or PCA Region for a chance to win a SPEEDiagnostix oil testing kit. We're giving away three! We'll be announcing the winner during the show, so be sure to stay tuned for instructions to claim your prize!
PCARMARKET Is Growing!
If you've been paying attention to PCARMARKET lately you will have noticed an increase in selection of Porsche collector cars, enthusiast cars, and race cars on the world's fastest growing Porsche online marketplace! We have been hiring more staff to keep up with the market demand of Porsche listings our audience is demanding. Whether its a GT3
Touring, a 3.6 Turbo, a 944, or a 928 - PCARMARKET has the market's best Porsches available today. Take a look now and bid on auctions ending this week that may just be the next Porsche in your garage before ending up with someone else!
Also - if you haven't already, Subscribe to our YouTube Channel, PCARMARKET Live! We have had a successful series kickoff with Porsche experts and enthusiasts
including Michael Strahan, Nick Murray, Rod Emory, and Bruce Canepa. Are you interested in learning about current Porsche market pricing? Watch our 'Inside The Market' series where we breakdown noteworthy auction results and commentate on The Porsche Market as a whole with guest experts and in-house PCARMARKET leadership!
Want to become a seller on PCARMARKET? Submit your Porsche here (or) submit your Porsche Part or Item here to be listed on PCARMARKET!
Club Racing—Read about the latest happenings in the PCA Club Racing world. With racing starting back up on an altered schedule, be sure to catch up on the latest news.
Carwow via YouTube—This is the one you've all been waiting for! Porsche 911 Turbo S v McLaren 720S! It's time for these two incredible machines to go head-to-head to find out which is the ultimate supercar of 2020! Combined, they put down an awesome 1,370hp and 1,570Nm of torque!
But you know all that power doesn't come cheap, with a combined value of £364,000!
and Driver—We drove the cars on Saturday morning. Stepping out into the courtyard at the Mas d'Artigny, high above Nice, we could peer out through the gate to the parking lot and see a whole bouquet of gleaming Porsche 928s awaiting our pleasure. Sun shining, temperature about 45 degrees Fahrenheit, a perfect day to drive the most spectacular production car to come along in ten years.
The Drive—Wagon worshippers know that some of the best longroof designs can come from the unlikeliest of places. The sleek lines of certain sports cars or grand tourers, for example, lend themselves to a shooting brake conversion—the Jaguar XJS, Corvettes, and most front-engine
Ferraris to name a few. However, I submit that the Porsche 944 is the perfect example of a performance car that really should've been offered as a performance wagon, too.
CarBuzz—The Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS 4.0 and debuted earlier this year to replace the outgoing GTS models and slot below the GT4. While the GTS 4.0 has less power than the GT4, its performance shouldn't be underestimated. SportAuto recently put the GTS 4.0 through its paces at the Hockenheim GP circuit in Germany, where it posted an extremely impressive lap time.
Jalopnik—The Porsche 944, like every other mildly cool car from the ’80s and ’90s, is starting to be appreciated anew now that it’s old enough to stoke nostalgia. The Porsche factory went ahead and restored this 1991 944 S2, essentially the ultimate production 944, to new-spec and looks sweet.
Motorweek via YouTube—In February, Brian Robinson headed over to Portugal for a Quick Spin in the all-new 2020 Porsche Macan GTS.
Hagerty—German cars offer high build quality, clean styling, and camaraderie among loyal owners that have made them attractive to buyers of all ages and backgrounds. Hagerty Contributor Brad Phillips sits down with Porsche’s Ray Shaffer, to discuss their favorite German cars. Join
the fun and tell us which cars you like during the livestream.
Roadshow by CNET—When Porsche announced a move to turbocharging across nearly the entire 911 range for the 991.2 generation, there was some concern that it might just undermine the legitimacy of the proper Turbo. That is, the one with the capital T and the swollen fenders and the swollen MSRP to match.
Motor1—Enthusiasts like to paint a rosy picture of sports-car shoppers. Everyone drives the big, fire-breathing models with manual gearboxes, rear-wheel drive, and all the safety nannies set to OFF. The colors are lurid, the wings are huge, and the cabins spartan. But the real
world, with its traffic, speed bumps, and only occasional opportunities for fun, has other ideas.
Business Insider—Porsche is simply crushing it these days. Its lineup of vehicles is basically second to none, ranging from classic sports cars, such as the 911 and Cayman/Boxster/Spyder, to SUVs like the legendary Cayenne and popular Macan, to executive four-door versions of the
Hagerty—The controversial Porsche 356 RSR by Rod Emory and Momo is up for sale at RM Sotheby’s Shift/Monterey online auction in August.
Porsche purists hated on this creation, the craziest yet by the 356 custom specialist, when it was revealed in May 2019. “People had strong reactions, it was too over the top,” said Emory. That’s something of an understatement.
Roadshow by CNET—The Porsche 911 is probably the world's greatest sports car. From racetracks and mountain roads to the highways in between, this purposeful machine has been delighting drivers for nearly six decades.
Motor1—Porsche may have just set a Nürburgring lap record for sedans, using the massaged and tweaked Panamera "Lion." As we reported last year, the Lion is a lightened and more powerful (and officially unconfirmed) version of the Porsche Panamera Turbo, and our sources say one
might have claimed the Green Hell’s lap record for sedans with a time of 7 minutes and 11 seconds. (Ed.: Please note, this is speculation based on reports from the Nürburgring.)
PCA—Due to the novel Coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, automotive events around the world have been postponed or cancelled, and events held by and/or related to Porsche Club of America are no exception. Below is a list of PCA National and Porsche-related events and their current statuses. We will update this page as more information becomes available. PCA National-hosted events are in bold.
Motor1—Due to a new energy law in California, Porsche enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to own the massive signs that adorn Porsche dealerships across the globe. This special opportunity comes to us from a Facebook Marketplace listing that is currently selling a couple of sets
of these Porsche signs for only $12,300 each. If you’re interested in owning these signs that will surely prove your love of Porsches you better move quickly as they’re sure to sell very soon.
NPR—One chapter of the Dieselgate saga has come to a close: Volkswagen and Porsche have finished paying out $9.5 billion in compensation to defrauded U.S. car owners.
The Federal Trade Commission filed its final report on the settlement Monday, declaring the process "materially complete."
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e-Brake Photo of the Week contest sponsored by Griot's Garage
PCA—Griot's Garage is sponsoring our Porsche Photo of the Week contest. Winners will receive a Griot's Garage Concours Lawn Kit, a $99.99 value. We will also randomly award a PotW voter each month a PFM Speed Shine Kit, a $28.99 value. All you have to do is cast a vote for your favorite Porsche
Please note: You must be a member, have taken the photo, and possess full copyrights to the image. We do not accept photos taken by non-PCA-members.
Photo by Greg Griffith. Shenandoah Region. "This photo was taken on August 21, 2019, at Big Run Overlook on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, on the way to Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA for IMSA races."
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