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Find Porsche news from today and latest stories covering Porsche cars from expert Torque News reporters. Since 1931, Porsche has been designing cars for the people. Starting out as a small vehicle development and consulting company, they designed vehicles for the German government before and during WWII. From tanks and equipment to the Volkswagen Beetle, Porsche has had its place in history. Porsche’s first complete car came from the underpinnings of said Beetle, and became the 356. Porsche continued developing cars for motorsport and eventually the rest of the world. The company found huge success in the 911 model of 1968. Porsche is renowned for designing their automobiles with quality, refinement, and performance.

Porsche now offers a wider range of cars from the iconic performance in the 911, to the spacious Panamera sedans/wagons, and the luxurious Macan and Cayenne SUVs. The 718 Cayman and Boxster models are the entry level sports cars for Porsche and are getting ever so good over the years along with the new electric Taycan which leads Porsche into a new era of innovation.

On Torque News, we post daily news reporting regarding the various layers of Porsche’s lineup and give you a view on the latest news from the brand. We’re committed to sharing creative topics that will intrigue enthusiasts and inform buyers.

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2020 Porsche 911 RSR

The Porsche 911 RSR Has A Great History, And The Newest One Makes Its Debut This Year

Homologation cars are an interesting thing in the automotive world. Manufacturers being forced to make road versions of their race cars could be the coolest thing that has ever happened to enthusiasts, and the Porsche 911 RSR is one of the most well known and sought after homologation cars in history.
Flat 6 Porsche Engine

Porsche Cayman and Boxster Will Return To a Flat 6, Allowing the 718 Twins to Reach Further Audiences

Contrary to some opinions, Flat 6 engine, often associated with Porsche, is better than 4. But instead of the new 4.0 Flat 6 having a monopoly over the 718 chassis code, it will give the old 4 cylinder a second chance at a new life at the entry level.
2020 Porsche Carrera

Driving Your Porsche 911 On Loose Surfaces Makes More Sense Than You Think

Ever since the Safari 911 nostalgia had gained full traction, owners have been rushing to test the Porsche’s off-road ability. At first, glance, taking a car worth more than years salary on dirt or snow seems unintelligent. And the argument for saving your paint and body panels is completely valid. But the dynamic workings of a loose-surface 911 are historically effective.
Top Gear Tesla Model S vs Porsche Taycan

Tesla vs. Porsche Taycan Race, Top Gear Controversy

Top Gear (British car show) recently ran a drag race on a dry road between the two quickest/fastest EVs in the world. And in their video the Porsche Taycan Turbo S won over the Tesla Model S Performance. However, there are some notable problems with the video. First, it looks like they were NOT racing against the current Model S Performance (Raven) version, but the previous Model S, and even so the race was very close.
Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S

How Porsche’s new Taycan EV flagship competes against the Tesla Performance Model S and Model 3

Take a look at where Performance EVs started and where they are today. Also in this story we look at the design and performance specs of the production Taycan, and compare them to the performance versions of Tesla’s latest Model S and Model 3.
Taycan Turbo

How Can An Electric Sport A Turbocharger? Think About It!

After publishing a story this week about the Porsche Taycan lineup and its pricing, folks began to do a bit of thinking about the top-of-the-line model, the Taycan Turbo! Do you notice there could be a bit of an issue with its name? If so, you pass our very basic English test, if not, it's to detention for you until you find out what is wrong with the sentence.
All photos from either ChargePoint, Tesla, Electrify America, US DOE, or Porsche Media sites

Attention Electric Car Owners: Here’s an Update on Choices for EV Public Charging Options

One of the most frustrating things about owning an electric car is missing the easy dynamic once had by going to a gas station to refuel. As electric cars proliferate and investment money is spent, however, more and newer options, either now or coming on the horizon, will make public charging easier, and in a few cases, even for free.
2018 Porsche Panamera

Finally, Porsche Announces It Is Done With Diesel

Though the handwriting has been on the wall for some time, there was no officials announcement from Porsche. During the weekend that announcement came and it was Porsche is done with diesel. It's not done with standard gas engines as they have a significant investment in that type of technology. However, the automaker is ramping up its electrics.
Porsche production

In a First, Porsche Builds, Sends Macan To Top Market, China, In a Month

In a bold move for Porsche, the automaker has turned its build and sales planning on its head. Usually, the automaker debuts a car and about a year later, give or take, it appears ready for sales. This year, to take advantage of its hottest market, China, the automaker has done its turnaround, in about a month.
New Porsche Macan production in Leipzig

Production of the New Porsche Macan Begins After Facelift

After word premiere of Porsche Macan facelift in Shanghai, China, just a month ago, Porsche starts production of the updated model. Current generation compact SUV Porsche Macan was launched back in 2014 and Porsche sold more than 350’000 Macans since then, so let’s see what Porsche has done to inject new life to its volume-seller.

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