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There’s a new Porsche 718 Boxster but don’t forget the original

Today, Porsche unveiled its next generation Boxster, and what a departure it is! First, the car’s got a new badge – 718. Previously, Boxsters were badged just that – Boxster – with the model number something that Porsche nerds used to differentiate the different versions. Now, though, the car proudly wears its number, leaving the ‘Boxster’ badge as a suffix. It’s a return to the days of Porsches being given numbers – 356, 911, 944, 928 and so on. Having a name and a number seems a little confusing, although Porsche does point out that there is also the 911 […]

Why the Porsche Cayman is so good

We’ve had several Porsche Caymans in stock recently and it’s been great getting reacquainted with such a great car. The Cayman was introduced in 2006 and was essentially a Boxster with a fixed roof and hatchback. However, to describe it like that would be to do the Cayman an injustice. The stiffer bodyshell created by the steel roof meant that Porsche could endow the coupe with stiffer suspension settings to make the Cayman a better-handling car. It was initially offered in two guises. First on the market was the S which was powered by a mid-mounted 3.4-litre, flat-six boxer engine […]

Ferdinand Porsche – the great innovator

When it comes to innovators, Ferdinand Porsche is hard to beat. This was the man who designed a four-wheel-drive electric car at the start of the 20th century which pioneered the principles behind NASA’s Lunar Roving Vehicle developed by Boeing in the early 1970s. And 100 years later car manufacturers are now exploring similar technology to produce the emission-free vehicles of the future. To say Ferdinand Porsche was ahead of his time would be an understatement. Porsche was born in Maffersdorf in Bohemia (now part of Czechoslovakia) in 1875. From an early age he enjoyed all things mechanical and electrical, […]