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A Porsche 959, the Lottery, Government, and You

A Porsche 959, the Lottery, Government, and You

By Yoav Gilad / 17 Dec 2014 / 17 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.

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.

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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...

How Far Would You Go?

How Far Would You Go?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 1 Dec 2014
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How far would you go? We're not talking about miles or kilometers here… What happens when a Petrolista finds his dream girl and decides to marry her? A rehearsal dinner and wedding that includes mementos to his love of cars, that’s what. But is it appropriate to shoehorn your car or love for cars into a party or event? I, for one, think it could be if done tastefully...

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Why Did You Buy a Classic Car?

Why Did You Buy a Classic Car?

By Yoav Gilad / 24 Nov 2014
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I suspect that most people, like me, buy cars to enjoy them and don't really care about a particular car's history (unless it's truly special), but that begs the question–why buy a classic when new cars are pound-for-pound better in every quantifiable way?

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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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Book Review: Porsche Unexpected

Book Review: Porsche Unexpected

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 14 Nov 2014
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Though the ride convinced him “how special a Porsche was”, it would be another twenty years before Robert would follow through on the purchase of his first Porsche, a 964 Carrera 4 convertible, in 1992. It would be a fateful purchase that would lead Robert and his family to assemble, at the time of this book’s publication, almost three-dozen road-legal cars and race cars...

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Classic Four-Cylinders Exploring Natural Beauty

Classic Four-Cylinders Exploring Natural Beauty

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Nov 2014
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I take the lead in my Alfa on a single lane road where tree tops form a canopy, its quiet and dark here. I have the top down and can hear the distinct sound of the air-cooled Porsche behind me. It is noticeably louder than the Alfa, and whilst in the Alfa a beautiful sound is produced between 2,000-3,500rpm,  the Porsche produces a very loud mechanical sound almost like it's roaring.

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The Porsche 356 Visualized

The Porsche 356 Visualized

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Oct 2014
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In conjunction with Tuesday's Outlaw Porsche video, we wanted to share more information about the wonderful bathtub Porsches. So we've created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that the 500th Porsche was built in the fourth year of production?

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