Porsche 991 GT3 Engine Fires: Con Rod Bolts to Blame

March 18, 2014

The spontaneous combustion of 991 GT3s is down to con rod fixings, reports Jalopnik. Porsche will rebuild all 700-something GT3 engines when the replacement components have been tested. The diagnosis makes me scratch my head a bit, as you’d expect the con rod fixings to let go when the car is screaming along, not when […]

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Porsche wins at Sebring Under Bad IMSA Karma

March 17, 2014

Porsche stormed to a double class win in last weekend’s 12 Hours of Sebring, claiming victory in both GTLM and GTD categories. Driven by Michael Christensen, Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long, RSR 912 powered from pole position to the overall win in GTLM. In GTD, there was victory for the Magnus Racing 911 GT America […]

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Porsche Cayenne Gearbox Failure: Saga Continues

March 17, 2014

I’ve bowed to defeat in the Porsche Cayenne gearbox saga and am sending the car off for a transmission rebuild. What should have been a simple valve body refurb is now a transmission-out overhaul costing thousands of pounds. The last straw came on Saturday, when I spent all day at SVP checking through the metres […]

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Porsche wins First Hedge Fund Court Case

March 17, 2014

Case number 28 O 183/13, brought in the Regional Court of Stuttgart against Porsche Automobil Holding SE, has been dismissed by the court. The news is not a huge surprise, after presiding judge Carola Wittig commented last month on the high risk of the plaintiffs losing their case. The case is one of a bundle […]

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Fiat 500 Lampshade over Porsche 911 at Racing Restorations

March 12, 2014

Had a very quick stopoff at Rob Campbell’s Racing Restorations in Pershore yesterday evening, to look at a Mercedes E55 estate he is selling (nice) and to drop off some carpets for my 924 Turbo, which is still there waiting for me to screw it back together. Rob and the guys have three Porsche 911 […]

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Super Clean ’70s 911 SC Coupe for sale at SVP Porsche

March 10, 2014

My Cayenne is still sitting at SVP Porsche. The boys are fully booked out on service work and Cayman SV builds pre-season, and I’ve had a virus so been laid up, but I’m hoping to make something happen this week. Maybe tow it home so I can check through the wiring or have it recovered […]

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EB Lightweight Rear Lamp Units for Porsche 911

March 10, 2014

Nice surprise in the mail this morning, when a package of Porsche 911 backdate parts I was expecting from EB Motorsport turned out to be a pair of lightweight Porsche 911 rear lamp units instead. I’ve been keen to check these light weight parts out for a while, and they do not disappoint. Finished to […]

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New Falken Porsche RSR Video: For the PS Generation

March 10, 2014

Falken Motorsport has just released a new video featuring its all new Porsche 911 991 RSR, to be raced in the 2014 Tudor Championship, starting with this weekend’s 12 Hours of Sebring. The team recently tested the RSR at Sebring alongside some of the competition. These great pictures from the test are courtesy of Halston […]

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Another California Porsche 911 Resurrected Down Under

March 9, 2014

Had a good email from friend of Ferdinand, Patrick, down in Christchurch, New Zealand. Patrick won a Jagermeister 934 print in one of our newsletter giveaways a year or so ago and has kept in touch. Here’s his print hanging on the office wall: He also sent some pics of a nice early car, recently […]

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Happy Birthday Brian Redman: Porsche Hero

March 9, 2014

If Ferdinand Magazine was a car, it would be the Porsche 908. So many high points in the career of this prototype, and so many heroes who drove it. Amongst them was Brian Redman, who is 77 today. Whether he was en route to another Formula 5000 championship or keeping it flat in a Porsche […]

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