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Back to the Future in a DeLorean or a Porsche?

Marty: “Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Doc, uh… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?” Doc: “Yes, the way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? Besides, the stainless steel construction makes the flux dispersal… look out!” Today, 21st October 2015, is the point in the future that Marty McFly travelled to from 1985 in his time-travelling DeLorean, in the film Back to the Future Part II. Back in 1985, the DeLorean DMC-12 certainly was a futuristic looking machine. […]

The truth behind the Porsche 924’s VW connection

The 924 has often been criticised for being a Volkswagen in drag. That’s not strictly, true, though. It’s rather more complex than that… Codenamed EA425, it was originally a joint project between Porsche and Volkswagen, under the snappily titled umbrella company VW-Porsche Vertriebsgesellschaft which had the remit to build affordable VW-based sports cars and had been loosely responsible for the 914. The plan for the 924 was to make a more practical, more profitable and more widely appealing car than the 914. To tick those books, the designers raided VW’s parts bin and ended up with a front-engined coupe with […]

The new Gen2 Porsche 991

Here’s a great video of the new Gen2 Porsche 911, which was unveiled on 6th October.