Porsche Heritage Stories
Close-up of Porsche Pepita fabric on car seat
The story of the famous Porsche Pepita fabric It’s not just a celebrated Porsche design classic, it’s also one of the most famous patterns in the automotive world, with many decades of history. This is the story of the legendary Pepita fabric Read more
Classic 1964 Porsche 911 and 911 Carrera 4S (type 992)
How much is a Porsche 911? The Porsche 911 is one of the greatest sportscars ever made. Find out how much the 911 costs and other important facts Read more
Man next to green Porsche 911 Targa, ocean in background
Why Hollywood stuntman Riley Harper loves his classic Porsche 911 Targa Los Angeles-based stuntman and photographer Riley Harper on his classic 911, the joy of family road trips and California’s vibrant Porsche community Read more
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Who owns Porsche? Most people know that Porsche is named after its founder, Ferdinand A. Porsche. But who owns one of the best-known carmakers in the world today? Read more
Man crossed arms leaning on Porsche in snow, mountain backdrop
What is the F.A.T. Ice Race? Ferdi Porsche reveals all The story of how Ferdi Porsche revived the tradition of holding motorsport races on a frozen Austrian lake – and all about its new event in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains Read more
Porsche 917/20 in Pink Pig livery at Le Mans
What is the Porsche Pink Pig? The Pink Pig racing livery started life as a bit of an in-joke – but the car itself was a serious competitor. Today, it lives on in Le Mans-winning cars and even a kitesurf sail design Read more
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The top Porsche social moments of 2023 Our creative community captures the essence of Porsche via beautiful, awe-inspiring cars and breathtaking landscapes Read more
Two women with classic brown Porsche 911 Targa at dusk
A Porsche 911 love story that spans generations Yoko, a Porsche owner in LA, and Kyoko, a young neighbour who grew up admiring her 911 Targa, with a tale of memories and friendship, dedication and community Read more
Silver Porsche 918 Spyder driving down a mountain road
Speed list: meet the 10 fastest-accelerating Porsche sportscars ever 911, Panamera, Taycan, 918 Spyder? From naturally aspirated to hybrid to all-electric, here are the 10 fastest road cars in Porsche history Read more
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Five of the greatest Porsche hypercars The hypercar is the very zenith of automotive high performance. From the legendary 959 to the all-new Mission X concept, these dynamic Porsche hypercar models have helped redefine what’s possible when it comes to fast cars Read more
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Caring for a classic Porsche car Meet Stacey Chandler, a technical trainer teaching the next generation of Porsche Classic technicians, who tells us about ORIGINALE magazine and her tips to keep a Porsche in top condition Read more
Man standing in front of Porsche 911 in Guards Red
My first Porsche: New York barber’s Guards Red 911 When Richard Mendoza was a boy growing up in New York City, he’d watch his grandfather fixing cars. After forging a successful career cutting hair, he tells us how it led him to buying his own classic 911 Read more
Man wearing glasses sitting on bonnet of classic Porsche 911
The New Yorker who saved for 22 years to buy a classic Porsche 911 Hector Espinal spent 22 years in the US Navy. His retiring gift to himself? A classic Porsche 911, which he lovingly restored Read more
Rear of two Porsche 550 Spyder cars on Großglockner Pass
A history of the iconic Porsche Spyder name For Porsche, the Spyder name is special. From debuting with the ground-breaking Porsche 550 racecar that won the Carrera Panamericana and Targa Florio to today’s record-breaking 718 Spyder RS, let’s go for a spin through Porsche history Read more
People and Porsche cars outside F.A.T. Mankei, Grossglockner Pass, Austria
What is F.A.T. Mankei? Over 2200m up Austria’s highest mountain is an all-new version of a venue that’s been serving motorists driving up one of the world’s great roads for years Read more
Woman walks past garage doors revealing several Porsche 911 sportscars
Is this the world’s best private Porsche collection? Californian Lisa Taylor has built up an impressive collections of new and classic Porsche cars – racing them, showing them and sharing her love for them Read more
Porsche 911 Dakar driving across rugged terrain
8 legendary off-road and 4x4 Porsche cars When asked to name an off-road Porsche, most people will say the Cayenne – but the company has experience making 4x4 vehicles for decades. Here’s eight standouts from 75 years of Porsche in 2023 Read more
Porsche 944 S2 in blue by the docks
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Porsche 944 With its pop-up headlights, exciting curves and hatchback design, the 944 made headlines in the 1980s and is now a highly attractive entry into classic Porsche ownership Read more
Silver Porsche 911 Targa 4S on road in Sicily
A Sicily road trip with Targa Florio winner Gijs van Lennep On the Porsche Experience Sicily, the Dutch motor racing great revisits the scene of one of his greatest triumphs on a tour around a true jewel of the Mediterranean Read more
Close-up of gold Porsche 911 numbers on car dashboard
The most iconic Porsche numbers From the launch of is first-ever sportscar in 1948, numbers have been important to Porsche. From landmark years to the names of models, record-breaking lap times and more, here are some of the most notable ones Read more
Harry Metcalfe with his Guards Red 930 Turbo S
Automotive journalist Harry Metcalfe on how to become a Porsche collector How the car magazine publisher and automotive YouTuber went from running a farm to turning his love for fast cars into a career Read more
Mirage and Optimus Prime in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
What Porsche is in the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts movie? Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the latest in the Transformers franchise, features the Autobot Mirage – a 911 Carrera RS 3.8 (type 964). Here’s how a classic Porsche sportscar was turned into a movie star Read more
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Six things you need to know about the Porsche 911 (type 997) The 997 is now a classic Porsche. Time for a walk down memory lane to discover what a legend this 911 was Read more
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Six things you need to know about the 964 Porsche 911 When the 911 (type 964) appeared at the end of the 1980s, it introduced advanced driving and aerodynamic technology that paved the way for all future models. Today it’s one of the most loved of all 911 models Read more
Colour pencil design sketch of rear view of Porsche Boxster
It started with a sketch When Grant Larson first put pen to paper on the Porsche Boxster, he couldn’t have envisaged the impact it would have. Here, he and Porsche designers past and present tell the story of a car that 25 years ago set the company on a glorious new adventure Read more
Classic Porsche 911 in orange
A brief history of the Porsche 911 It’s a big year for the 911 – in 2023, it’s 60 years old. Dive into our guide on a sportscar that continues to define pure driving enjoyment Read more
View of line of Porsche 911 sportscars and rear wings
The greatest Porsche spoilers and rear wings Spoiler alert: Porsche rear wings add much more than just drama – their many innovative designs have helped to boost the performance of Porsche cars on both road and track. Discover some of the all-time greats Read more
Stripped-down Porsche 959 with doors removed in a photo studio
How to restore a classic Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar rally car Nearly four decades after three unique Porsche race cars shocked the world of motorsport with its rallying success, discover how one of them has been fully recommissioned by Porsche engineers Read more
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How to pronounce Porsche One syllable or two? Check out our guide on how to precisely say the Porsche name, and soon you will be pronouncing it like a seasoned pro Read more
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The complete A-Z guide to Porsche terminology Why go from A to B when you can explore Porsche from A to Z – or should we say air-cooled to Zuffenhausen? Brush up on your Porsche facts with our alphabetical rundown Read more
Cars outside garage: Porsche 911 Carrera Panamericana Special and 356 S Cabriolet
Discover the one-off Porsche 911 inspired by the legendary Panamericana road race With the one-of-a-kind 911 Carrera Panamericana Special, Porsche pays homage to the 356 S Cabriolet that marked the company’s debut in an infamous Mexican road race that would write its name in history Read more
Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (type 996) driving through fallen leaves
How to look after a classic Porsche 911 daily driver To these classic Porsche 911 owners, their cars are to be driven and not locked away. Whether your car is used for racing or road trips, choosing a Porsche Classic Partner to maintain it – and using official Porsche Classic parts – is key Read more
Porsche 911 in blue wrap, man kneeling next to it
The ultimate Porsche 911 US road trip Brad Danger has been a 911 fan for as long as he can remember. And when he finally bought one, it would prove the catalyst for a fantastic adventure Read more
Porsche 911 Classic Club Coupe in dark, industrial warehouse
Creating custom Porsche cars with the Sonderwunsch (special request) programme You dream it. They build it. The Porsche Sonderwunsch (special request) arm of the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur and Porsche Classic departments take personalisation to the highest level. Almost anything is possible when it comes to creating a custom Porsche Read more
Rear three-quarters view of Porsche 918 on a racetrack
How much is a Porsche 918 Spyder? Porsche has made many outstanding sportscars – but few, if any, can match, this hybrid-powered supercar. With its lightweight construction, innovative power unit and mind-blowing performance, it left the world reaching for superlatives. We explore its history and legacy Read more
The Porsche 917 – the greatest racing car of all time? From securing Porsche its debut Le Mans win to incredible speed records and North American victories, this is the story of the 917. One that conquered the world, made history and been an inspiration for Porsche motorsport ever since – including today’s Porsche 963 race car Read more
1967 Porsche 911 S 2.0 Coupe beside aeroplane
What are Porsche Fuchs wheels? In 1965, a brand-new wheel was presented for the 911 S, the sportiest version of the soon-to-be iconic car. The five-spoke design would eventually achieve legendary status of its own – and to this day remains one of the go-to wheels for classic Porsche 911 owners everywhere Read more
Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 4x4 Paris Dakar (953) on course
The story of how a Porsche 911 won the 1984 Paris-Dakar rally For its new 911 Dakar, Porsche was inspired by a car that nearly four decades ago shocked motorsport by winning the world’s greatest long-distance off-road event. We pay tribute to a truly remarkable vehicle Read more
Restored Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa parked outside modern house
How Porsche Classic restored a 50-year-old 911 Targa Signed by F.A. Porsche, finished in his preferred colour of black, and two years in the making, this unique restoration project pays homage to the 50th anniversary of Porsche Design Read more
Porsche 956 speeding along racetrack, background blurred
How the Porsche 956 became an endurance racing legend From Nürburgring records to Le Mans victory, the 956 dominated the racing world for more than a decade. This is the story of how engineering innovation way ahead of its time helped create one of the world’s most successful racing cars Read more
Side profile 2008 Porsche 911 (997) GT2 against green hill
Why the 997 is set to be a modern Porsche classic Belgium-based 911 fan LEM – aka Maxime Lecluse – and his father own three 911 sportscars between them – and two more Porsche SUVs besides, including a classic Cayenne S. He tells of a love for Porsche that burned slowly and then exploded, leading to a life of roadtrips and racetracks Read more
Grand Prix White and Green Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7
The remarkable story of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 The ducktail spoiler. Those iconic wide wheel arches. The debut of the Carrera nameplate. Germany’s fastest production car. Fifty years ago, a genre-defining Porsche legend was born in the shape of the Carrera RS 2.7 Read more
Nick Heidfeld standing behind white Porsche 959 S
Nick Heidfeld’s glorious and rare Porsche 959 S restoration This Porsche 959 S is one of only 29 ever made. Giving it the new lease of life it deserved, Porsche Classic jumped onboard to restore the gamechanging car back to factory condition Read more
Interior of car, woman driving Porsche 911 cabriolet on road
The history of Porsche two-door sportscars From the 356, the first-ever Porsche, to the latest 911, every two-door Porsche sportscar has been underpinned by a desire to deliver excitement and a passion for driving Read more
Red Porsche 911 Turbo speeding around bend of racetrack
25 years of 996: 7 facts about the iconic Porsche 911 model At the time of its release in 1997, the fifth generation of the Porsche 911 reset how the iconic sportscar looked. Today, the 996 is highly sought after. Here is its story Read more
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7 things you might not know about the Porsche Cayenne Two decades ago, Porsche stunned the world with its first-ever SUV. Let’s look back at the fascinating stories behind this gamechanging car Read more
Woman with classic Porsche 911 Targa in a workshop
What is the best engine oil for my classic Porsche? Prevention is always better than a cure – and that’s certainly true when it comes to looking after your engine. Choose the right engine oil for your classic Porsche car and it’ll help prolong its lifespan for more happy motoring Read more
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Analogue never dies To Johannes Huwe, ‘throwaway’ culture is nonsensical and obscene. From classic cars to cameras to clothing, he celebrates the enduring attraction and practicality of time-honoured craftsmanship Read more
Capturing timeless minimalism One man’s passion for photography and affection for Porsche has led to a labour of love becoming a beautiful, elegant celebration of the 911 in print Read more
Holidays spent in the family 911 ignited Catharina Allaert’s love for Porsche. It’s one that endures
A passion for Porsche Holidays spent in the family 911 ignited Catharina Allaert’s love for Porsche. It’s one that endures Read more