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@Popcorn123456 I think you miss the point. The 911 turbo is a car that offers supercar performance whilst still being docile and practical (and reliable) enough to use on a daily basis.As for the need to "pay the bills", Porsche makes less than 25% of it's annual profit from selling cars...
1 week, 5 days ago on THE NEW 911 TURBO IS HERE
@reno808 How is this hacked up? There's nothing on this car that couldn't be put back to stock if the owner desired.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on MGAWOT II: A 1500HP GT-R STREET CAR THAT RUNS 8S
No one else noticed the centrelock wheels? (ala 997 GTS and 997.2 GT3).2.9 sec 0-60mph for the turbo S is staggeringly quick!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on THE NEW 911 TURBO IS HERE
Is that Richy's Cedric in the second to last pic?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on PROJECT Z: FROM THE BEGINNING
Oddly enough Porsche built nearly twice as many 956/962 racers as McLaren did road and race F1's put together.Still an awesome car, though I remember being quite annoyed that it had dethroned my newly adopted favourtie supercar, the Jaguar XJ220 as the fastest production road car.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on SPEEDHUNTERS MEET THE MCLAREN F1 LM
I agree, I think most people are assuming it's the same as driving the early 2000's automatics that had paddles added to make them "sporty". Proper automated manuals (R8, 599) and twin clutch boxes (991, SLS, rs4, rs5) are a world away from the crappy tiptronic rubbish of old.
I love manual transmissions, but having driven all of the above cars (I work at a Porsche/Audi dealership) I don't think a single one would be better to drive spiritedly with a manual box. Full throttle upshifts faster than you can blink, rev matched downshifts, not having to take your hands off the wheel! Not once have I gotten out of one and thought "I wish that had 3 pedals".
1 month ago on POLL: FAST OR FUN?
Brilliant article about an amazing car.
It's too young and powered internal combustion to be steam punk though, Diesel punk definitely!
4 months ago on THE 564HP STEAM PUNK SPEED FREAK
@Larry Chen The rumble when you're just cruising, the roar when you give it a boot full and the pops and crackles on overrun, perfect.
4 months, 1 week ago on DREAM DRIVE SLS AMG: A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
Buy a new car/project to replace the one that was stolen 6 months ago.
4 months, 1 week ago on POLL: 2013 AUTOMOTIVE RESOLUTIONS
Amazing photo's, love your work as always.That gas price is per litre not gallon though. Oh, and the 63 engine is actual 6.2Litre.I had the good fortune to get to drive a gullwing SLS for work last year, truely an amazing bit of kit, almost worth the asking price just for the noise IMO.
@Ace2cool @450bill I certainly think that shooting the revival on film rather than digital would've fitted nicely with the period feel of the event. But given it's harder to get the result you're after with film without a significant amount of experience (not saying d-slr's are point and click, but limited number of shots + not being able to instantly check the results is more challenging) we could've ended up with a much shorter post.
8 months ago on L'ATMOSPHERE AT THE REVIVAL
@MaxMotter A well reasoned response. Though an AC/Shelby Cobra is perhaps the definitve example of big American V8 engine into a lightweight British Chassis and it certainly has soul! A very different soul to the original AC Ace certainly, but a soul nonetheless.
I agree that for a swap to be successful all other aspects of the car need to be considered/modified as well as the engine swap itself.
8 months ago on POLL: THE ENGINE SWAP DEBATE
Where I grew up it was more common to see KE70 Corolla's with Rotary engines than with the original Toyota motors, nowadays they'll stick 'em into anything. Anything goes for sure.
@Jmayhem Have you actually driven a 991?
8 months ago on POLL: THE GREATEST PORSCHE 911 GENERATION
If you'd asked which was my favourite I'd've said the '73 Carrera RS, but as you asked which was the "greatest" the answer has to be the 991, it's faster*, comfier, handles better and is more usable than any of it's predecessors.
*Not neccessarily in a straight line, but certainly round a track. The 991 Carrera S laps the Nurburgring quicker than the 997.2 GT3
8 months, 1 week ago on POLL: THE GREATEST PORSCHE 911 GENERATION
@Ikazuchi @Melvin H Or buy used wheels and refurb them. I've had 3 sets of Enkei's and a set of Work's for less than any one of those sets would've cost new.
8 months, 1 week ago on POLL: KNOCKOFFS & REPLICAS VS. THE REAL DEAL
@Ikazuchi @bakayaru Very much so. It's ironic that people will buy a fake Takata harness that has never passed any safety tests when they could get a genuine FIA approved harness from a brand that isn't "cool" for less money.
Company B making a similar looking wheel/part to company A and selling it under their own brand isn't the problem.Company B making a close to identical looking wheel/part, branding it with company A's logo and selling it as if it was produced by company A is.
Not automatic, R-tronic. Electronically shifted Sequential manual gearbox.Why? Because they are faster.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on A LATE NIGHT IN STOCKHOLM WITH A CARBON R8
@Option86 I did. Commentary from someone who knows what they are talking about is much more worthwhile to read than the other 40 replies consisting of: "it's wierd/ugly/gay looking"
9 months, 3 weeks ago on THE WORLD'S WILDEST NSX?