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RM Auctions's Audi Sport Quattro May Be Most Original Extant

RM Auctions's Audi Sport Quattro May Be Most Original Extant

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Dec 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

Underhood, a downsized 2,133cc five-cylinder engine was turbocharged to the tune of around 450 bhp in competition tune. A massive KKK turbocharger rated at 1.05 bar meant that the car’s engine displacement actually needed to be reduced in order to comply with FIA regulations. Even so, the Sport Quattro competed against cars in the 3,000 cc category.

A Porsche 959, the Lottery, Government, and You

A Porsche 959, the Lottery, Government, and You

By Yoav Gilad / 17 Dec 2014 / 14 Comments Read More

The NHTSA will test vehicles that account for eighty-five percent of the passenger car fleet sold in the US this year in order to verify that OEMs are, in fact, meeting the FMVSS. Nevertheless, fifteen percent of car buyers will have to rely on the respective manufacturer's word. How can this be? I remember reading somewhere that Porsche refused to ship the NHTSA four 959s for crash testing.

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Help Us Find This Stolen BMW 325iX

Help Us Find This Stolen BMW 325iX

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Dec 2014
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Back in August, we featured this Diamond Black 1990 BMW 325iX, Phase 2. It features BBS wheels, a sport interior, electric sunroof, and Hartge spoiler. Unfortunately, it seems that the car was stolen earlier today while undergoing service in a closed garage in Maurepas, near Paris, next to the Pariwest shopping mall.

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Cost-No-Object Porsche 935 Was Built To Win

Cost-No-Object Porsche 935 Was Built To Win

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Dec 2014 / 12 Comments Read More

While many of the specs were borrowed from previous 935s, the rest of the vehicle was a high-tech, custom racecar with a light fiberglass body, the latest aerodynamics, and suspension. However, JLP Racing wasn’t satisfied, and so John Paul Sr. commissioned Dave Klym’s Fabcar to build his son the fastest possible Porsche 935, capable of winning any race. According to Paul Sr., price was no issue.

Previously a Black Sheep, The Porsche 912 Has its Revenge

Previously a Black Sheep, The Porsche 912 Has its Revenge

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Dec 2014 / 56 Comments Read More

Borne had been racing in the French Supermoto series for years, so he was no stranger to risk but his decision to move into his grandparent’s long-vacant farmhouse in a village on the outskirts of Paris and devote himself to rebuilding classic Porsches nevertheless required a new level of gumption on his part. Borne has since focused his energies on the Porsche 912...

BMW 3.0CSL is a Speeding Art Exhibit

BMW 3.0CSL is a Speeding Art Exhibit

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Dec 2014 / 12 Comments Read More

Back in 1975, artist Alexander Calder created the first ever BMW Art Car in the now famed series. Commissioned by French auctioneer and racing driver Hervé Poulain, the 3.0 CSL competed in the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by Jean Guichet, Sam Posey, and Poulain. It failed to finish, retiring after nine hours with universal joint failure...

Four Days in a Four Speed BMW 2002 at 4,000 RPM

Four Days in a Four Speed BMW 2002 at 4,000 RPM

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Dec 2014
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At some point in in South Dakota, I think, I entered a small town where a group of teenagers gaped at my strange small car. Later on, I had an exciting stretch in remote Wyoming where the fuel tank's range was tested; the fuel efficiency was really bad. And approaching home, I drove through a big cloud of bugs (in Moses Lake, Washington), which overwhelmed the wipers and washer system...

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Mercedes-Benz AMG Baby Hammer Is a Dream Fulfilled

Mercedes-Benz AMG Baby Hammer Is a Dream Fulfilled

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Dec 2014
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In 1993, a few years after my frequent encounters with the Baby Hammer, I became a respiratory therapist and worked the night shift at Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, CA. During my down time I always looked at the LA Times automotive section used-car ads and a one liner ad caught my attention: it read "190E 3.2 AMG $18,500". Curiosity overwhelmed me...

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BMW Baur E21: The Original 3-Series Cabriolet

BMW Baur E21: The Original 3-Series Cabriolet

By Doug DeMuro / 21 Nov 2014 / 12 Comments Read More

It happens every few years, like clockwork. First, they come out with the sedan. Then the wagon. Then the coupe. Then the convertible. Invariably, there’s always a performance version, and occasionally a hatchback. Except, that isn’t how it always happened. Once, they made one that looked like it was wearing a hat.

The Porsche 911 Arrived, Then Refused to Go

The Porsche 911 Arrived, Then Refused to Go

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Nov 2014
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The second day, we discovered a much less compliant Porsche. It had developed electrical problems and we took the car to two or three mechanics for help. They were very, very kind people who tried their best to fix the problem but ultimately couldn’t. The poor 911 wasn’t running well and we were so close!

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Hanns Lohrer Helped Create Porsche's Bold Graphic Identity

Hanns Lohrer Helped Create Porsche's Bold Graphic Identity

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 19 Nov 2014
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Ferry Porsche, the company’s head, and founder, was initially not fond of advertising. Colorful advertising pictures made him distrustful, which makes some sense, as his training was as an engineer. He would have surely thought that the technical data would have been enough for the consumer to make a wise decision. Hanns Lohrer would soon change that.

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