If you're thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle, but feeling a little bit anxious having heard various things about their limitations, we aim to alleviate some of that anxiety. In this article we look at the cars available, some of the grants that you can get if you decide to go electric, and plans being made for a more effective electric vehicle infrastructure in the UK.
Every one of the highlights of the auto calendar, the Geneva Motor Show always gets our engines going here at OSV. Last year, highlights included the blistering Ferrari 812 SuperFast, the McLaren 720S and the Lamborghini Aventador. Catching the eye and capturing the imagination this time around is a brand new Skoda gas hybrid, Porsche’s stunning rival to the Tesla X - and, um, a Volkswagen school bus that drives itself. There’s more too, including a brand spanking new Aston Martin that’s so fast the brand themselves aren’t letting us know quite how fast just yet!
Fancy a trip to the dump in a Porsche? Sounds bizarre. But the new Porsche Panamera Saloon is a gorgeously designed, highly desirable machine that’s fast, fun to drive - and super practical enough to help with the chores.
Fancy a trip to the dump in a Porsche? Sounds bizarre. But the new Porsche Panamera Saloon is a gorgeously designed, highly desirable machine that’s fast, fun to drive - and super practical enough to help with the chores. Because these don’t sell in great numbers, owning one always feels a bit special. And since Porsche have smartened up its previously in-cohesive looks, owning a Panamera now feels even more special. So much prestige is invested in the badge, and despite this being a more practical Porsche than usual (it comes with ISOFIX child seat mounts), it’s still got that bit of va-va voom that sets it apart from pretenders.
Welcome to the bad boy of the Estate world. The new Porsche Macan Estate is one of the best cars of its type on the market right now. It’s a blast both on and off-road, and can’t be beaten when it comes to driver involvement. It’s a luxury performance vehicle in the top bracket, a car for drivers who like to go fast, but who like to feel good while doing so. It can also offer an incredible amount of space, and it’s highly refined. The best thing is that there are sensible engine options for sensible people, and explosive one for those who want to drive on a knife’s edge.
Planning a summer road trip is great fun. Getting the nearest and dearest together for a staycation in the UK. Or inviting the whole family on a European camping trip in the warm summer months is what life is all about. Don't spoil the perfect moments by trying to cram all of your road trip 'essentials' into a micro vehicle. Take a look at our list of the best cars for road trips...
The whole 911 range has been revised to include energy-saving turbochargers, but it’s the new Porsche 911 Targa 4 that’s arguably best suited to the controversial new turbocharged 3.8-litre engine. Just as gutsy as its naturally-aspirated predecessor, it’s not lost any performance but has gained an edge over its rivals by virtue of the fact that it’s now more efficient and more economical.
The new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet is fun, great to look at and responds to your mood. The ultimate happy-go-lucky sports car, it is ideal for you if you’re in the mood for a high-performance convertible that could stop traffic. Priced much lower than a monstrous supercar, the 911 Turbo convertible handles better than most of those automotive narcissuses. It’s also rapid and has enough power in its tank to make you feel on top of the world each time you get out on the road. This is exactly, what a convertible should do. OSV takes a look at what it’s all about with our Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet review.
The new Porsche Boxster Roadster is claimed by many to be the best all-rounder in this sector. There are no denying its strengths - powerful engines, crisp handling, and surprisingly low running costs. Even better, it’s what you could even call affordable. The Boxster has been setting the standards against which all other small roadsters are measured for quite some time now. Unlike its rivals, its engines are plonked in the middle, which is good for balance. It comes with a fabric roof which folds down in less than ten seconds so that you can enjoy the sunshine out on the open road, and it’s also practical. If you’re finally in a position to afford a Porsche and quite fancy a racy sports car, join OSV as we take a closer look at what the new Porsche Boxster Roadster is all about.
The new Porsche Cayman Coupe is one of the best cars to drive at this price point. It also looks like a dream and doesn’t cost as much to run as you might look like. It’s faster than the 911 but 25K cheaper. Just two seats, but that’s all you need to have some balls-out fun in the new Cayman. Cheaper than the 718 Boxster, it’s affordable but formidable. If you’ve always wanted to let your hair down in a rapid Porsche and grin like a Cheshire cat but have never been able to afford it, there has never been a better chance than now. This a pleasure machine that doesn’t cost the earth. OSV takes a look at this absolute steal with our Porsche Cayman review...
The new open-top Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet gives the 911 class a different dimension. A magical convertible that gives you a chance to match the warmth of the sun caressing your face with the the thrill of driving, it’s got all the equipment to be a runaway success. The equipment in question starts with a “questionable” turbocharged 3.0-litre engine. While the idea of a turbocharged 911 might have some critics biting hard on their biros, the engine here suits the car’s character to a tee. The edge it has over its rivals is that it’s more efficient, which means you can spend a bit more time on the open road and less time at the filling stations. Open-air thrills are, of course, provided by the convertible roof, while the car’s usability means that it’s also a solid everyday choice. OSV takes a closer look at what it’s all about with our Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet review.
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