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2009 Porsche Cayenne | new car review

The motoring world collectively dropped its jaw in 2002 when Porsche, renowned as makers of the finest sports cars, unveiled an SUV. Going from 911s to a family wagon is quite a jump, but the Cayenne has been a massive success, selling by the bucketload across the world. The looks…

2009 Porsche Cayman | new car review

After the success of the Boxster, Porsche decided to launch a hardtop coupe version in 2006. The Cayman – named after the crocodile-like animal – shares much in common with its roadster sibling, aside from its roof and a hatch to access luggage space by the mid-mounted engine. The suspension…

Wheels within wheels

Wheels within wheels

Though there were those who doubted his motives from the start, Wendelin Wiedeking was clear in Porsche’s reasons for building up a controlling shareholding in Volkswagen.…

Wiedeking pays the price for ambition

Wiedeking pays the price for ambition

Germany's best-paid executive and Porsche CEO for 16 years finally lost a battle in his own boardroom. This is the man that turned a financially weak Porsche into a darling of the automotive world.…

2008 Porsche Cayman | new car review

Two years down the line, the mid-engined Cayman has taken Porsche closer to the masses. The Cayman’s platform is very clearly derived from the Boxster’s with some cross pollination in body panels. Available in base or S versions, they differ primarily in the engine department. In typical Porsche fashion, nearly…

2008 Porsche Cayenne | new car review

Large, imposing, aggressive and very fast – Porsche’s response to the Range Rover, Q7 and LX has gained a devoted following. This is the Porsche for all seasons and terrains. The Cayenne heralds the course the company has embarked upon and this vehicle takes sports car qualities off the tarmac…

2008 Porsche Boxster | new car review

The Boxster is exactly what a sports car should be – fast and fun with exhilarating handling and an intoxicating soundtrack. Designed in a way to follow Porsche’s usual process of steady and consistent evolution, the Boxster comes in two versions, the standard model and the S. Both underwent a…

2008 Porsche 911 | new car review

The Porsche 911’s famous, distinctive, and time tested design has undergone continuous development since its introduction way back in 1963. This evergreen nameplate is often cited as the most successful road as well as competition car ever, especially when its variations are counted, notably the powerful GT3/RS. The 911 is…

2007 Porsche cayman | new car review

The new Cayman Sports Coupé has only been in the market for a few months yet is already doing well, delivering, according to Porsche, a high conquest rate from its main competitors, the BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK. Offering an exemplary drag coefficient of just 0.29, this mid-engined sports car…

2007 Porsche boxster | new car review

In its looks and technical features, the Boxster is a dynamic performer through and through. The design of the car follows the evolutionary development so typical of Porsche: The “face“ of the Boxster with its oval headlights, the silhouette with its powerful, sweeping lines and 17-inch wheels fitted as standard,…