Octane celebrates 70 years of Porsche sports cars with a 46-page special, including a drive in the first ever 356, Derek Bell on the 917 and Stuttgart's biggest bargains
In the beginning there was Porsche 356-1 – mid-engined precursor of everything that followed. Andrew English drives it
Porsche conquers America
Porsche's success depended on capturing the US market. Delwyn Mallett tells the story of how, with importer Max Hoffman, the 356 conquered America.
Racing the 917
Greatest road cars
Four very different cars demonstrate the essence of Porsche's evolution. John Simister weighs up the 356 four-cam, 911 RS, 968 Club Sport and Carrera GT.
Peter Sellers' DB4 GT
Modena Cento Ore
The Modena Cento Ore takes on Italy's greatest roads and circuits and promises a party atmosphere every evening. Massimo Delbo took part in a Ferrari 275 GTB/4.
BRM V16 revived
BRM's V16 is motorsport's favourite white elephant. Now the first one's screaming engine has rebuilt.
The Octane Interview – Norman Foster
The world's most famous architect loves cars, owns some eclectic ones and considers them works of art, as he explains to Stephen Bayley over lunch.
Like the idea of a pre-war Alfa but not the price tag? This Zagato-style Riley Special ticks many of the boxes for a lot less outlay.
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