Gratuitous Car Porn

16 Beautiful Porsches To Make You Sweat

Few brands anywhere in the world—let alone car brands—inspire passion like Porsche. What follows are 16 Porsches throughout history, ready for desktop wallpaper duty.

There's just something about the 917 in a Gulf livery, isn't there?

The 959 won the legendary Dakar Rally in its prime. Now it lights up Goodwood's Festival of Speed.

The 550 Spyder, of course, was James Dean's sled of choice.

We're not entirely sure what's more awesome here...that this 500 hp 1974 RSR Turbo raced at Le Mans, or that it did it in the classic Martini livery.

We get it, Porsche. Hybrids can be sexy. Can we drive the 918 now?

Porsche gauges. Timeless.

So much want—this 911 Targa shot was captured using a rig. It sounds complicated, but it's really just a matter of attaching a camera to the car using a sort of boom, and taking a long exposure.

There's something magical about Le Mans at sunset, but that magic increases exponentially when you're looking at a Porsche going through the track's legendary Porsche Curves.

Long before Doc Hollywood, the 356A GS Cabriolet was a classic.

Old and new. In an odd way, they've changed as much as they haven't over the years.

Note the giant tail: that shape is why this 935 was known as Moby Dick.

Technically this isn't a Porsche. It is, however, a very, very nice replica of a Porsche 917, and its California owner actually drives it on the streets on occasion. It's okay to be jealous.

Bonus! This is technically a Porsche. It's a diesel. Aaaand it's a tractor. Lamborghini isn't the only one with a tractor or two in their past.


Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He'd love to own a 914, but he lives in SUV territory, and he's afraid no one would see him.