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The Porsche 959: Porsche’s First True Supercar

By   December 6, 2018

Porsche 959

Porsche 959

The Porsche 959 was the first true supercar made by the German car maker. Sure Porsche had made some very fast road cars, such as the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 and the 911 Turbo. While very fast, they weren’t necessary supercars.

These special cars would be considered borderline supercars, but the first fully recognized production supercar made by Porsche was the 959. When the special vehicle was made it was so quick that Ferrari had to respond with another legendary supercar, the F40.

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70 Years Of Porsche At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed In Pictures

By   July 15, 2018

Porsche 356 Number 1

Porsche 356 Number 1

In 1948 the first car designated as a Porsche was produced. That means it has been 70 years of sports cars from the German performance car maker.

To celebrate the anniversary, the Goodwood Festival of Speed honored Porsche as the main central feature. The cars from the automaker were front and center and many historic machines made the legendary hill climb.

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Just How Much Faster Are Cars Now Than In The Mid-80’s

By   May 28, 2018

Porsche 959

Porsche 959

Automotive technology has come a long way. Much of what we see in cars today started with exotic cars from the mid-80’s. From early two-turbocharger setups, all-wheel drive setups and ride adjustment, these are all things that are common in cars today, but back about 30 years ago these were new concepts. Some of them came from a necessity to meet stricter fuel consumption and emission laws.

Today it is normal to see cars pumping out well over 300 horsepower without thinking much of it. Back in the mid-80’s when the Porsche 959 was introduced it made 444 horsepower, which was considered enormous power at the time. That figure is now bested by a Ford Mustang GT.

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Porsche Or Ferrari, Which Is Faster?

By   February 26, 2018

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS and 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS and 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista

Just last week Ferrari revealed the Ferrari 488 Pista and Porsche unveiled the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. These track oriented machines boast extremely good performance figures that rival each other.

For these two machines the Italian sports car maker gains the advantage. The 488 Pista can spring from 0-60 mph in 2.85 seconds for the Ferrari, where the 911 GT3 RS takes 3.0 seconds to reach the same mark. Top speed also goes to the Italian as the German car can only hit 193 mph, but the Italian can go all the way up to 211 mph.

Porsche and Ferrari may be two very different companies, but each have made some of the fastest cars you can buy. Let’s take a look at some of the cars that were the fastest available for each marquee.

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