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Porsche 964 RWB – « Hyakka Ryoran »

Vous le savez, on ne manque jamais une occasion de vous faire profiter d’une création de chez Rauh Welt. Et aujourd’hui c’est une Porsche 964 cabriolet qui vient poser ses grosses fesses sur le circuit de Sepang en Malaysie pour un petit cruising pépax cheveux au vent… Cette Porsche 964 Cabriolet a été baptisée « Hyakka […]

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T3 2016 : Porsche augmente ses ventes et ses bénéfices

s16-0266Les chiffres dévoilés par Porsche au troisième trimestre 2016 continuent de témoigner d’une excellente santé pour …

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Eight alternative Great Roads you have to drive before you die

There are some roads that every discerning petrolhead has heard of: Route 66, the Grossglockner Pass, the Isle of Man’s Mountain Road. Cutting through some of the most iconic scenery, these hallowed stretches of tarmac will be top of many ‘must drive’ lists.

However, if you look a little off the beaten track, there are a plethora of alternative routes waiting to be discovered at the wheel of your Porsche 911. Here are eight lesser-known Great Roads you need to experience before you kick the bucket:

Douro Drive, Portugal
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Roughly following the route carved by one of Portugal’s largest rivers, the Douro Drive has it all: stunning scenery, great weather and, on top of it all, some fantastic tarmac that almost continuously twists its way through the valleys of the country’s wine-making region.

Wild Atlantic Way
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Comprising more than 1,500 miles down Ireland’s west coast, the Wild Atlantic Way has more than enough tarmac to satisfy every driver. The coastline the route traverses is, more often than not, breath-taking while the tarmac itself is pristine, allowing you to enjoy your Porsche 911 just as Ferry intended.

Marrakesh to Merzouga, Morocco
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One of the world’s greatest ancient trade routes, this road through Morocco’s hugely varied countryside will take you right up the edge of the Sahara Desert via the cosmopolitan capital city, dramatic cliff-side bends and mountainous forests.

B4391, North Wales
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A particular favourite of the Total 911 team, this small road, tucked away in the middle of Snowdonia, provides a stern test for all Porsche 911s (and their drivers). The views are often beautiful and the challenge is unrelenting all the way back to the English border.

Route 1, Iceland
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Route 1 may well be the best ring road in the world. Circumnavigating the entire perimeter of Iceland, the greatest challenge the road prevents are the wildly changing conditions you’ll encounter. It’s worth it though, providing some gorgeous vistas of this enchanting country.

Jebel Hafeet Mountain, UAE
Jebel Hafeet Mountain

Possibly the world’s greatest driveway, the road up Jebel Hafeet Mountain was built as an access route for Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s unused palace. It’s only seven miles long but the road doesn’t relent, providing plentiful switchbacks and well-sighted curves.

Route 130, USA
Route 130

While many of our American Great Roads are centred around California, most of those are local to Los Angeles. Route 130 however is a rare piece of automotive nirvana in the state’s northern half, twisting its way up and down through the aptly named Diablo Mountains just outside of San Jose.

Mulsanne Straight, France
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A 3.7-mile long piece of French ‘Route Nationale’, punctuated by two roundabouts, just outside of a major town may not sound particularly inspiring but this is where many of Porsche’s Le Mans legends have been born. You can almost feel the heady days of 917s blasting down the Hunaudières.

Which is your favourite lesser-known driving route? Share your Great Roads in the comments below or join the debate on our Facebook and Twitter pages now.

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Roadbook, la nouvelle expo du musée Porsche

la-porsche-959-paris-dakar-de-1986-expo-porsche-roadbookDu 30 octobre au 23 avril 2017, le musée Porsche propose une nouvelle exposition. Le thème de « roadbook » : les coulisses des happenings …

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Sales Spotlight: Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Supersport

While it’s hard to beat the purity of the early Neunelfer’s silhouette, we’ve always had a soft spot for Turbo-look Porsche 911s. Helping to accentuate the 911’s business end, those flared rear arches just look right in our eyes.

But, while a widebody appeals to many, not everyone wants a 911 Turbo (and all the inflated running costs associated with Porsche’s top-of-the-range sports car). That’s why, for over 30 years, Weissach has offered Turbo-look variants of certain Carrera models.

The craze started in 1984, when Porsche unveiled the ‘M491’ option code. Ticking this particular check box when ordering a new 3.2 Carrera resulted in the car you see before you: the 911 Carrera 3.2 SSE.

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Currently for sale at esteemed independent specialist, Paragon, this particular Carrera Supersport (SSE is short for ‘Supersport Equipment’) is one of the rare right-hand drive examples sold into the UK market.

While buyers in the US (where the Turbo had been removed from sale) were won over by the SSE’s purposeful looks, ‘tea tray’ spoiler and 930 brakes and suspension, sales on Total 911’s shores were more modest with just 226 cars coming to the UK.

Finished in Jet Black (with a matching black leather interior), Paragon’s Carrera 3.2 SSE is more unassuming than many wide-hipped 911s however, the stealthy aesthetic – completed with body-coloured centres on the 16-inch Fuchs alloys – is part of this particular example’s charm.

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Built in 1988, this Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Supersport benefits from the later G50 five-speed gearbox, bringing with it a much improved shifting experience over the 915 ‘box found on early SSEs.

Paragon’s car also comes with a host of period options, including sports seats, headlamp washers, central locking and an electric sunroof. As you would expect of classic 911 that has completed just 68,604 miles, the black SSE looks immaculately presented.

For more information on this Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 SSE, or to see more of their Porsche 911 stock, check out independent specialist, Paragon’s website now.

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