The Porsche 718 Boxster S was announced at the start of 2016 with the news that two cylinders would be taken away. In the place of a 3.4 litre flat-six would sit a 2.5 litre turbocharged flat-four. David Errington gives us his thoughts.
The Gen 2 991 Porsche 911 Carrera caused a little bit of a stir when it was announced in 2015. Both the Carrera and Carrera S models would have their engine capacities cut to 3 litres and become turbocharged. So the non 911 Turbo is now turbocharged. Die-hard Porsche fans winced and I must admit, I was uncertain – but why? Why don’t people trust the manufacturer who have been evolving their flagship model for over half a century? It’s as if they think they know better. This is why they’re wrong.
For decades, Porsche and Aston Martin have been manufacturers that hold the pleasure of driving as a core value of building cars.
Shortly after the excitement began to settle surrounding the launch of the Porsche 911 R, Aston Martin have announced the launch of the V12 Vantage S, with a seven-speed manual gearbox. First deliveries are expected in late 2016.
So I mentioned in my last post, My Daily Driver, that I have another car. Well, now that the first 14 months of the winter are nearly over, it will be coming out of hibernation in the next few weeks. During its hibernation period, I have been checking on it every so often in the garage and on the odd occasion, have been unable to resist a quick rub down with polish.
Hats off to the Chef at the restaurant of Porsche Experience Centre Silverstone. The food is excellent.
David Errington gets to grips with the Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS…