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The Porsche Design PD01 wristwatch.

I was chatting to a friend recently about watches and the subject of the Porsche PDO1 watch came up. Now, I’m not a fan of Porsche Design’s more recent watches but its first offering, the PD01 (Porsche Design 01) or Porsche Design Chronograph 1, is subtly understated and a design classic. My friend Kevin Yeung owns a PD01 and has written the following review of the watch. I hope you enjoy it! What is the most important motorsport watch yet to become a cult classic? My good friend Peter Chang posed this excellent question over lunch. I didn’t have a clue but […]

Why the glass-roofed 911 Targas are great

A lot has been written about the latest Porsche 991 Targa and, I have to admit, I do like the way the new Targa apes the appearance of the classic 911 Targa, with its wrap-around rear window. It’s a good looking car in a retro way. However, what I don’t like about the new Targa is the overly complex way the roof is opened. The entire rear window opens, the Targa panel drops down under it before the window returns into place. Sure, it’s a triumph of engineering but it’s not an elegant solution and, unusually for Porsche, it’s a […]

New entry level Porsche Cayenne V6 for 2015

I’ve woken up to a press release from Porsche telling me all about the new Cayenne GTS. No doubt this will be a superb car but what caught my eye was hidden at the end of the text – Porsche has also announced a new entry level Cayenne, and it looks impressive. Now, the original base Cayenne was, to my mind, a bit of a disappointment with its lacklustre 250bhp 3.6-litre V6 engine. It made (and still does with a second-hand purchase) much more sense to go for the V8-powered Cayenne S which offered much better performance with little difference […]