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Octane issue 184 – on sale now!

Octane issue 184 – on sale now! Classic and Performance Car

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

From the first car to wear the badge to the most frenzied hypercar of modern times, via the scariest racer ever and a few other massive legends along the way... It's time to celebrate Porsche at 70.

Porsche 356-1

The first Porsche – 356-1

In the beginning there was Porsche 356-1 – mid-engined precursor of everything that followed. Andrew English drives it

Porsche conquers America
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

Racing the 917

Octane's own Derek Bell was one of the first to race the 917, tales of which he has related to Richard Heseltine for a new book. These extracts are the highlights of that incredible season.

Greatest road cars

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 

Peter Sellers' DB4GT
Peter Sellers drove his own Aston Martin DB4 GT in a 1963 Police comedy. We take that same car back to where it all happened.

Modena Cento Ore

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

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.

Riley Special

Riley Special

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. 

Octane magazine captures the exclusivity and excitement of the classic car world

Every issue features the cars, the people, the action and excitement of the last 100 years of automotive history. Drives of the most revered classics accompany stunning photography, along with news and event coverage from around the globe.

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