The International Race of Champions (IROC) was first introduced back in 1974, and its organizers wanted to have 12 identical car raced by different drivers to see who would come out on top. A total of fifteen 1974 Porsche 911 RSR’s were designed specifically for the race, with 12 to be used by drivers and 3 as spares. This could be your chance to own the Fittipaldi car, which was originally owned by Roger Penske and then John Tunstall before being acquired by Pablo Escobar. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The most recent Barrett-Jackson, which took place at the Inaugural Houston Auction at NRG Center in Houston, Texas, achieved $37.5 million in total sales, including a record-setting $1.98-million for a 1979 Porsche 928 driven by Tom Cruise in “Risky Business”. These vehicles normally sell for $20,000 – $50,000+ USD depending on the condition, but this is one of three used during filming and received the most screen time with Tom Cruise behind the wheel. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Unveiled at the 2021 IAA Mobility show in Munich, the Porsche Mission R is essentially an all-electric GT race car, with performance that is on par with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Its power output remains constant over the duration of the race, thanks to electric motors with direct oil cooling developed by Porsche. In qualifying mode, the all-wheel-drive vehicle has a peak system output of over 1073hp, enabling it to hit 62mph in just 2.5-seconds, while topping out at 186mph. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
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Supercar replicas are nothing new, but rarely do they come close to their real-life counterpart. Ilya Strekal may have found the best looking Ferrari 458 Italia replica yet, but the hardest part may have been tracking down an actual owner of one in St. Petersburg and having them agree to do a side-by-side comparison video. How long did it take to build? So far, it has taken the shop over 2-years to get to this point. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Who would have thought that an all-electric van could look cool? Meet the futuristic Porsche Vision Renndienst. The company has just revealed its interior and it combines minimalist design with a few high-tech touches. Featuring a centered 180° swiveling driver’s seat, a digital instrument cluster, individual second row seats, a third row bench with floating headrests and an asymmetric window layout. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Based on the Porsche 911 Turbo S (992 generation), the Gemballa Marsien is an off-road ready supercar ready to take on the famous Dakar Rally and limited to just 40-units worldwide, priced from $583,000 USD, which doesn’t include the donor vehicle. RUF Automobile modified the original six-cylinder boxer engine to now output 818 hp and 685 lb-ft of torque, mated to a reinforced PDK transmission that power to all four wheels, enabling it to hit 62 mph in a mere 2.6-seconds. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Baber Afzal
Photographer Baber Afzal recently shot a series, titled “Reflections of Passion,” for Porsche Middle East, and it involved drones. That’s right, his team took a few Porsche Panamera vehicles to the desert and then used light-equipped drones to create some incredible shots to say the least. He wanted to create a sense of order in natural chaos, while reflecting the stunning lines of the Porsche Panamera as well. Read more for a video and additional information.
Jerry Seinfeld is not only a comedian / actor, but a well known car collector. Sometimes, vehicles from his collection are put up for auction, like his rare 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS finished in “Liquid Chrome Blue Metallic” paint to sample. It also comes equipped with the sport chrono package, LED lighting, a navigation system, an axle lift system, carbon-ceramic brakes, and a 23-gallon fuel tank. The vehicle is expected to fetch up to $330,000 USD, a bargain considering its window sticker is $448,890 USD. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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A total of 90 Porsche 550s were produced during its production run between 1953-1956, so you could imagine how Bobby Green of Old Crow Speed Shop felt when he unboxed one last week. This particular example was built in Stuttgart before being raced in Hawaii and the Bahamas. Once retired, it was transported over to Orange County, California and then stored in a shipping container ever since. Its previous owner, Les Gunnarson, has since passed away and in addition to this rare Porsche, left a collection of British motorcycles behind as well. Read more for a video and additional information.
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When you cross a Ferrari Testarossa with a first-generation Porsche 911 Turbo, you get the bizarre Rinspeed Porsche R69 Turbo. Only twelve examples were ever made, all powered by a turbocharged 3.3L flat-six engine making 296 hp and 304 ft-lb of torque, mated to a four-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. This particular example has 69,478-miles on the odometer and left the factory finished in Petrol Blue metallic before being repainted in Pearl White. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.