Philip Raby Porsche

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Modified Porsche 993 is surprisingly good

Now, I’ve driven some modified Porsches over the years that have been, well, rather disappointing. Sometimes, messing around with a car can spoilt what was previously a perfectly good car. However, today I had a long drive in a 993 Cabriolet that was owned by the director of top exhaust specialist Hayward and Scott, so it’s fair to say he knows a thing or two about making an engine breath better. He’s done some gentle work on the car’s engine that gives  a modest power boost to 297bhp and made the engine feel freer revving and more willing. It’s good. […]

Porsche 997 Turbo – is the Edition 918 a good buy?

I had an email from someone in the USA wanting to buy a Porsche 997 Turbo S Cabriolet.He wanted to know if he would be better off buying a limited edition Edition 918 (pictured) because it would prove to hold its value better. He also asked if  it would be worth waiting until next year to see if the last of the 997 Turbo Ss would depreciate in that time. Here is my reply: The Edition 918 is meant to be reserved for buyers of the Porsche 918 Spyder but it seems that they are available on the open market. Porsche […]

How to save £100,000 on a Porsche 911 Turbo

I’ve just returned from the Isle of Man where I was driving the latest Porsche 911 Turbo S for Total 911 magazine. It’s an astonishing car and a lot of fun – especially on an island without speed limits! However, this example cost £130,000 (specced with Aerokit, rear wiper and, er, floor mats) which, for most people, is a helluva lot of money. More than they’d want – or could – spend on a car. However, help is at hand. You can save £100,000 simply by buying the previous-generation 911 Turbo S – the 996 variant. With essentially the same […]