Will The Porsche Boxster Ever Be A Collector Car – Video

By   February 23, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

The early Porsche Boxster is possibly the best value that one can get in a sports car today. For around $7,000 you can get a well maintained 986 Boxster with a naturally aspirated flat-six and handling that is out of this world.

Sure there is that little IMS Bearing issue which is a large reason why prices are so low. But the early cars have a double bearing design that is much less prone to failure and you can get a retro fit kit that helps prevent it from causing issues.

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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: The Race Car For The Street Gets Even Faster

By   February 22, 2018

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Just its name is enough to make other sports cars tremble in their boots and now it is even faster. The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS builds on the success of past GT3 RS models. It is faster and yet in a turbocharged world it continues to use a naturally aspirated flat-six (and there was much rejoicing).

For those that can pay the price (and it is up there), the 991.2 GT3 RS provides a track focused machine that can also be driven on the road. When we say track focused we mean track focused. A look on the inside will tell you all you need to know with the lack of back seats and the full bucket seats with carbon fiber reinforced backrests. Door opening loops and reduced sound deadening help enforce that this is a car made for a single purpose.

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The Lotus 3-Eleven 430 Is Crazy Fast But It Won’t Come To The USA

By   February 21, 2018

Lotus 3-Eleven 430

Lotus 3-Eleven 430

The last evolution of the Lotus 3-Eleven is an insane blend of high power and extremely low weight. To show just how focused the 3-Eleven 430 is, look at the lack of a windshield. This prevents anyone from thinking this is a road car.

As is usual with Lotus the car weighs about as much as a feather. They simply add lightness, which in this case means removing everything except for parts that are completely necessary. It is an uncompromising track ready machine.

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Porsche 986 Boxster: What The Press Said About Porsche’s First Water Cooled Roadster – Video

By   February 20, 2018

Porsche 986 Boxster

Porsche 986 Boxster

When the Porsche 986 Boxster was first released it was a big deal. Up until the Boxster most entry level Porsches had close ties to Volkswagen or Audi.

The 912 originally was all Porsche, using an engine based on the outgoing 356 and a body nearly identical to the 911. However, the 912 E that filled the production gap between the end of 914 production and the start of 924 used a VW engine. For those critical of entry level Porsches, this gave some ammunition.

The 914 used a Volkswagen sourced air-cooled flat-four. Sure the 914/6 received an engine sourced from the 911, but the image of the car as a true Porsche was called into question from critics.

The 924 was very similar to the 914 as far as image was concerned. It was originally going to be sold as a Volkswagen with Porsche designing the sports car. When VW decided not to produce the car Porsche bought back the design and sold it as a Porsche. It retained its Audi / VW engine which made many comment that it wasn’t a “real” Porsche. While the following 944 and 968 received Porsche engines, they still had a clear bloodline to the 924, which caused critics to often lump them in the same boat.

The Porsche Boxster on the other hand was designed as a Porsche from the very beginning. It had a flat-six engine sitting behind the seats and it shared many parts with the 996 that was introduced not long after the 986 Boxster.

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