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From the Editor…
UP FRONT… “No other sports car manufacturer inspires in quite the same way that Porsche does”
Another packed month of Porsche goodness. Is there a manufacturer that’s quite so prolific as our own favourite, or quite as diverse? Based on the new models driven in this issue, I would say not. Indeed the only sort of cars that Porsche don’t build are those that could be described as ‘normal.’ And then there’s the Porsches built by others, from our own staff ‘Projects’ to the likes of Singer and Gunther Werks also featured in this issue. Starting at the source, we’ve pedalled a near 200mph e-hybrid super saloon, a bludgeoning twin-turbocharged V8 off roader and a near perfect two-seater roadster, with a bespoke flat-four engine: Panamera, Cayenne and Boxster. That’s quite a body of work.
“Porsche inspires others to take its product and build on it”
Some might say that Porsche is spreading itself rather thin, but when each of the above pretty much dominates its niche, then that argument doesn’t really work. And as intimated, Porsche inspires others to take its product and build on it in a way that no other manufacturer does. The aforementioned Singer and Gunther Werks are just two players in a market that starts at cottage industry level and peaks with the likes of Ruf, which is acknowledged as a manufacturer in its own right. And there’s ‘us’ as in the Porsche tinkerers and modifiers who impose our own take on what we think a Porsche should be. This doesn’t happen in quite the same way with other sportscar manufacturers, so why Porsche? Why indeed? The Cult of Porsche. It’s a subject for another issue, but I think it’s worth investigating…
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