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1970 Porsche 917K From Steve McQueen’s Le Mans Is Going Up For Auction 23
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in auction, celebrities, Classics, Motorsport, Movie Cars, porsche, Porsche Videos, video on 06 23rd, 2017


Gooding & Company has announced plans to auction off an extremely rare 1970 Porsche 917K that was used in Steve McQueen’s racing epic Le Mans.

Perhaps one of the most famous race cars in the world, this 917K was first used by Porsche during the 1970 Le Mans test session where it set the fastest time in the event with Brian Redman behind the wheel. The successful test paved the way for a Le Mans victory two months later.

Following some additional tests, the car was sold to Porsche factory driver Jo Siffert. Siffert, in turn, leased the car to Steve McQueen’s Solar Productions for use in the 1971 film Le Mans. The car not only starred in the movie but was also used as a camera vehicle since it was one of only a handful of models which could keep up with the racing action.

When filming concluded, the car was returned to Siffert and it remained in his collection until his death in 1971. The car was eventually sold to a private collector from Paris a few years later.

The car was largely forgotten until it was rediscovered in 2001 in remarkably original condition. The car has since been restored and is being billed as “one of the most correct and significant 917s in existence and easily one of the finest racing cars ever to come to public auction.”

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Final Lap Of The Porsche Carrera Cup At Le Mans Will Blow You Away 23
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Le Mans, Motorsport, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, racing, video on 06 23rd, 2017


The Porsche Carrera Cup support race to the Le Mans 24 Hours had an epic conclusion, with no less than four drivers separated by the tiniest of margin up until the chequered flag dropped.
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Matt Farah Finds 1965 Porsche 356C Slow But Delightful 22
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, porsche, Porsche Videos, reviews, tuning, video on 06 22nd, 2017


The Porsche 356C represents the last revision of the 356, featuring disc brakes on all four wheels as well as an optional 95 HP pushrod engine.
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GProgramm’s Restomod 911 Is Perfection For Half The Price Of A Singer 17
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Classics, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, tuning, video on 06 17th, 2017


Many companies can restore a classic G-body Porsche 911, but to reach this kind of quality, you’ll need GProgramm’s expertise.
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Chris Harris Drives The Facelifted Porsche 911 GT3 17
Jun
Posted by Brad Anderson in 911, Chris Harris, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, video on 06 17th, 2017


The Porsche 911 may be over 50 years old and, following traditional automotive logic, should have been ditched decades ago. However, the rear-engine sports car is still very much alive and kicking and, as Chris Harris' latest review of the facelifted GT3 shows, the German brand continues to build some of the finest sports cars ever.
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Chris Harris Invites NSX, 911 Turbo And R8 V10 Plus To Bad Weather Party 16
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Audi R8, Audi Videos, Chris Harris, Honda / Acura NSX, Honda Videos, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, reviews, Top Gear, UK, video on 06 16th, 2017


Top Gear presenter Chris Harris is a fan of the Honda NSX, going as far as to call it a "cut-price Porsche 918" during his first review of the car.
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Here Are 5 Reasons Not To Buy A Porsche 911 Turbo S; Do You Agree? 15
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, reviews, video on 06 15th, 2017


While some people consider the 911 Turbo S to be automotive perfection, others might beg to differ, especially if they happen to have a different perspective on supercar ownership.
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Behold, The New Porsche 911 GT2 RS! 12
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Forza, Games, new cars, porsche, Porsche 911 GT2, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, Reports, video, Xbox on 06 12th, 2017


The scariest version of the Porsche 911 range, the mighty GT2 RS, has been previewed at the launch of the Forza Motorsport 7 video game.
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Independent Test Laps New Porsche 911 GT3 Just 6 Sec Faster Than GTS On ‘Ring 8
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Nurburgring, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, video on 06 8th, 2017


We already know that the latest Porsche 911 GT3 managed to post an incredibly fast lap around the Green Hell, but this time, we get to see what it can do during an independent track test.
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Matt Farah Finds 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS More Composed Than The 997 Turbo S 8
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, reviews, video on 06 8th, 2017


With a fresh design and a new 450 PS twin turbo 3.0-liter straight six, the 2017 Porsche 911 (991.2) GTS is among the quickest 911s you can buy today.
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Guy Bought A Porsche Cayenne Turbo For $6,500 And It Runs Great 8
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in auction, porsche, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Videos, reviews, used cars, video on 06 8th, 2017


It looks as though this 2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo might just be the cheapest undamaged one in America, and it also happens to be in good running condition.
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2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Marks The Return Of The Widowmaker 6
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in 911, porsche, Porsche 911 GT2, Porsche Scoops, Porsche Videos, Scoops, video on 06 6th, 2017


Porsche continue to tempt their fans with the scariest version of the 911, the new GT2 RS, which has been scooped yet again -where else, but at the Nurburgring.
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The 996-Gen Porsche 911 Is Much Better Than What Haters Would Have You Believe 31
May
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, reviews, video on 05 31st, 2017


The 996 generation of the Porsche 911 was built right after the beloved 993 and preceded the critically acclaimed 997 and it never quite hit a sweet spot with purists.
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ADAC Crash Tested A Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS NCAP-Style 27
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ADAC, Lego, Offbeat News, porsche, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Porsche Videos, video on 05 27th, 2017


This crash test of a Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS by the German Automobile Club (ADAC), the largest of its kind in Europe, might be the coolest thing you've seen today.
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Matt Farah Samples A Porsche 911 GT3 Modded Like A Cup Racer 27
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, video on 05 27th, 2017


What's the solution if you want a racing Porsche 911 for the street but an actual racer poses too many restrictions?

Well, you could do what the owner of the GT3 below did by heading to a tuning specialist to have the sports car modified into a track day monster.
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