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    Quick Spin: The Porsche 959: Living proof the 80s Were Awesome

    #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-837195{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-837195, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-837195{width:630px;display:block;} If you had posters of awesome cars on your bedroom wall when you were a kid, chances are the ...

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    Video: Porsche's 959 is still poster-worthy after all these years

    Today, we have the Porsche 918 Spyder. Before that, there was the Carrera GT. While both of those cars are dramatic departures from the traditional, rear-engine Porsche formula, they owe their very existence to another wild child of the iconic German brand – the 959. Like so many of the ...

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    Video: Porsche resurrects V8-powered 911 prototype from the 80s

    These days, we take it for granted that the Porsche 911 uses a flat-six engine. That's because every version of the iconic rear-engined sports car has had one. Right? Well, for the most part. There was the 912 that joined the original in the late Sixties with a flat-four. And in the mid-Eighties, ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder [w/video]

    Raising The Technological Bar, One Decade At A Time "Do not pass the factory driver in the 911 Turbo S." Fifteen minutes later, I'm skeptically pondering that admonishment as I strap into the carbon-fibre tub of the Porsche 918 Spyder, the German automaker's latest supercar. The two-seat, ...

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    Frankfurt: Porsche 959 Prototype started it all

    While Porsche was unveiling the new Nürburgring-dominating 918 Spyder downstairs in Hall 3 here at the Frankfurt Messe, there was another Porsche supercar quietly and discretely on display upstairs in the same hall. That, of course, was the 959. But not just any 959: this was the original ...

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    Video: eGarage video features Helmut Bott's personal Porsche 959 prototype

    "We thought we were going to build a super-911," said Peter Schutz, former CEO of Porsche AG of the development of the Porsche 959. That was before it started getting expensive. At that point, Helmut Bott, Porsche R&D director got frightened. Costs ballooned because of the all-wheel drive, ...

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    Video: Porsche 911 climbs a steep hill better than most SUVs

    Jeep Wranglers are known for the hill climbing, off-roading prowess, but we would not even dream of an old-school Porsche attempting to conquer the steep sand dunes of Ocotillo Wells, California. Sure some Porsches have the abilities to overcome such feats, like the Porsche 959 and other models ...

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    Report: Jerry Seinfeld to be Grand Marshal for Monterey Porsche event

    Jay Leno isn't the only comedian that is an avid car collector, although he may have the most notorious collections (depending on who you are talking to). But to be realistic, car collecting is a hobby to many comics - not long ago we took a look at Adam Corolla's garage, and although we haven't ...

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    Video: (The Real) Top Gear returns this Sunday

    Top Gear returns for Series 16 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The first season of Top Gear USA is in the books and as it closes its rookie outing with mixed reviews, the original BBC version is ready to kick off. The new season will be the 16th series for Top Gear and is set ...

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    Review: 2010 Nissan GT-R - Does Godzilla Have A Soul?

    Being an automotive journalist is like being a male porn star. We're little more than Piloti-shoed buffers between the reader and the objects of their lust, and really, no one cares about us. Still, you only get one chance to make an initial impression, so my first review here on Autoblog had to ...