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The Best Porsche Cayman GT4 You Can Buy

By   February 24, 2017

Sharkwerks' Porsche Cayman GT4

Sharkwerks’ Porsche Cayman GT4

The Porsche Cayman GT4 just may be a perfect car. It has suspension components from the track tested 911 GT3, an engine from a 911 Carrera S and a six-speed manual transmission all in a mid-engined package.

The GT4 is perfect for track days, weekend drives on a winding road or a daily commute. The styling gives a hint that this is not a normal Cayman in the same way a GT3 separates itself from Carrera. But can it be even better?

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This Is Why You Should Never Shut Down A Road With Your Body

By   January 31, 2017

Protesters Blocking Cars

Protester Blocking Cars

There has been a lot of protesting recently here in the United States. Most of it has been peaceful, but some has turned very violent which is when a protest becomes a riot. People either think we are on the right track or well off the rails and passion is on display (sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse).

Update: The video was removed from YouTube for showing violent content. We watched the video and there was no blood or anything like that, but it apparently violates their policy as was removed.

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What You Need To Know About IMS Bearing Issues Before Buying A Porsche 986, 996, 987 Or 997

By   January 11, 2017

Porsche 986 Boxster

Porsche 986 Boxster

Currently, the best values in used Porsches are the 986 and 996 generation cars. Both the Boxster (986) and 911 (996) offer a good amount of performance with prices of both being south of $20,000. In fact you can find a clean running early Boxster for as low as $5,000.

While the 996 will run you a bit more, you can find clean running early examples of the 911 For under $15,000 and we’ve seen a few as low $10,000. While there are a few things that attribute to these low prices, there is one major reason that they are so affordable, the Intermediate Shaft Bearing (IMS).

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The 2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype Makes Its Debut

By   December 1, 2016

2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R

2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R

When you think of Cadillac chances are racing is not the first image that comes to mind. If you are like me, you picture riding in American luxury in the back of your Grandpa’s large vehicle. More recently, cars like the CTS-V have taken the GM brand in a more performance oriented area, but it is still hard to shake that image (until you drive one that is).

With Cadillac wanting to capture a more successful youthful market, the need for high performance vehicles is a must. While much of what models like the CTS-V have done is borrow parts from the race proven Corvette, the luxury brand is looking to do some high speed development of their own. The best place to test and perfect performance technologies is on a circuit. Enter the 2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype to help further improve development.

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