What is it? Well its a sort of Italian/French/German/Brazilian hybrid. Launched at the Bologna Motorshow today, it’s called the Interlagos and aims to revive the prestigious Brazilian Willys name. It’s built by Italian manufacture Maggiora and is clearly influenced by the Renault Alpine A310, a version of which was built by Willys in the 60s and called the Interlagos. Got all that? And the Porsche connection. Well this rather exotic looking machine is based entirely on Porsche Cayman running gear and uses a 610bhp, twin Turbo 3.8-litre flat six.
Top Porsche website and forum – 911uk.com – is once again inviting votes for its 2014 Porsche Industry Awards. There’s a whole bunch of categories, but here at 911&PW, we’d be chuffed to bits if our website, Facebook and twitter followers would vote for us in the Porsche magazine and media category.
Here’s the link and many thanks in advance:
We’ve just tested this track 944 Turbo. Built by Jim Wilkinson, it’s running 300bhp and weighs just 1200kg, which explains why it hassles GT3s and laps the Nurburgring in 7m 50s. It’s also built with the attention to detail worthy of a works Porsche racer. A great example of thinking outside of the box.
We’re celebrating 250 issues of 911 & Porsche World with a bumper 164-page issue. Back in 1990, when the magazine was launched, the Porsche line-up consisted of just three models: The 911, 944 and 928. Different times, and we’ve gathered them all together for a 250 issue group test.
250th issue out on Thursday Dec 4.