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Visit the Goodwood Festival of Speed and buy a Porsche!

Are you visiting the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend? If you are and you’re also looking to buy a Porsche or other performance car, take a look at our stock. We’re based about four miles from Goodwood (away from all the traffic!) so if we’ve got a Porsche that takes your fancy, do get in touch via email or call Philip Raby on 07767 767361 to make an appointment to view this weekend.

What’s better looking, a Porsche 993 Turbo or Ferrari F355 Spyder?

I’ve had an interesting email discussion with some Porsche and Ferrari owning friends today. What’s the better looking car – a Porsche 993 Turbo or a Ferrari F355 Spyder. It’s a tough call, naturally I’m biased towards the Porsche but there’s no denying the Ferrari’s beauty. Here’s a photo of the 933 Turbo and the Ferrari F355 Spyder so you can make your own choice!

Autofarm Porsche 911 RS Recreation; the early days

Please follow me on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to my newsletter. Today, backdating Porsche 911s to make them look like older models – in particular RSs – is common practice and such projects are often referred to as ‘recreations’. That term was coined by Porsche specialist Autofarm in Oxfordshire when it began building its Classic Recreations, which have now become the benchmark for backdated 911s. Some eight years ago, I drove one of Autofarm’s first Recreations (not the car in the photo) and wrote the following report which I’ve unearthed from my archives. When the now-legendary Porsche 911RS was introduced […]

Porsche 918 Spyder makes its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Porsche’s 918 Spyder hybrid supercar will make its UK debut today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Here’s some information from Porsche about the innovative 918 Spyder: 918 Spyder concept design The design DNA of the concept car is clearly derived from the Carrera GT and Porsche 917 race car, as well as the RS Spyder. Unlike the open top of the concept car, however, the production version of the two-seater will feature a manual roof system with removable roof panels that can be stowed in the front luggage compartment. 918 Spyder concept drivetrain The 918 Spyder is driven by […]

Do you want to sell your Porsche?

Recent sales success means that we are actively looking for new stock. And, being a broker that means that, rather than buy your Porsche at a low price, we sell your car on your behalf, thus returning you a better price than if you sold it to a dealer. And you don’t have the bother of having to deal with potential buyers yourself! So, if you’re based in the UK and want to sell your Porsche or other performance car do please get in touch. Why sell your Porsche through Philip Raby? • We have a great reputation for honest […]

Porsche at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Porsche will once again showcase an exciting array of new, iconic and historic models at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, June 28 – July 1. The 2012 Festival’s chosen theme is Young Guns – Born to Win, and this is particularly appropriate for Porsche given the role played by racing cars from Stuttgart in the early careers of many drivers over the years. Dan Gurney, Vic Elford, Brian Redman, Richard Attwood, Derek Bell, Allan McNish and Richard Westbrook are just a few who made their names behind the wheel of a Porsche. Many drivers, including Bell, went on to become synonymous […]

When is a Porsche 911 not a 911?

I just spotted a comment on Facebook saying that the Porsche ‘991’ is a stupid name and ‘911’ was much better. It’s not unusual for people to get confused by Porsche model numbers as they don’t seem to make sense to anyone not familiar with Porsches. So here’s a quick lesson in 911 maths! First of all, the rear-engined, flat-six Porsche made from 1963 to the present day is a 911. Period. Even though it may be badged ‘Carrera’ or ‘GT3’, the basic model is a 911. However, there have been many different versions of the 911 over the last […]

Powerkit and Aerokit for new Porsche 991

Porsche Exclusive has announced a Powerkit and Aerokit for the new Porsche 991 range, continuing a tradition that goes back to the 996 and earlier. The Powerkit is for the 3.8-litre Carrera S only and boosts the output by a useful 30bhp to 430bhp. Not that long ago, that was 911 Turbo levels of power! Porsche claims a 0-62mph time of 4-0 seconds with PDK in Sport Plus mode. Fuel economy is said to unchanged. Porsche says: “The core elements of the Powerkit are special cylinder heads with different camshafts and an entirely new variable resonance intake system design with […]

Porsche 997 Carrera GTS or 991 Carrera?

There’s much talk at the moment about the Porsche 997 GTS. You see, there are still a few brand-new examples in dealers and buyers are wondering whether to opt for one of these over the new 991 Carrera. It’s easy to dismiss the GTS as a badge-engineered run-out special but it’s much more than that. Like the limited edition Sport Classic, the GTS combined the wider rear end of the Carrera 4 with a rear-wheel drive powertrain, plus the Powerkit which increased the 3.8-litre engine power to 408bhp. In addition, there were black 19-inch RS Spyder wheels, SportDesign front apron, new […]

Strange Porsche 997 Turbo S video

I was sent this via Twitter and don’t know what to make of it. There’s some nice filming and a decent soundtrack, mixed with some silliness. What do you think?  

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