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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Porsche 996: What The Press Said About The Biggest Evolution In The 911 When It Was First Released- Video

By   February 17, 2018

Porsche 996

Porsche 996

There have been few cars for Porsche more controversial than the 996 generation of the 911. Sure the front-engined water cooled cars caused a stir, as did the VW sourced engine in the standard 914 and the 912 E. But, none of these changed the tried and true formula of the 911 that had represented Porsche since the mid-60’s.

Between the controversial headlights and the even more controversial move to a water cooled engine, the 996 was a major evolution for the 911. It’s a bit like the jump from an ape to a man, with nothing in between, the rational person would think that is simply impossible.

For the 911 the move to a water cooled engine was foreshadowed first by the 959. While it was still partly air-cooled it also had a form of water-cooling. That all other cars that Porsche had made, besides the 911, had used a form of water cooling since the late 1970’s was another clue. The 924, 944, 968, 928, 959 and Boxster all used at least partial water cooling. The 986 Boxster, which was released to the public before Porsche 996 911 (although the 911 design was started first) showed exactly where Porsche was heading, although many purists hoped it wouldn’t.

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Lamborghini Urus Descendent Of The LM002 And Countach – Video

By   February 16, 2018

Lamborghini Urus

Lamborghini Urus

When the Lamborghini Urus was first rumored many thought an SUV wearing the raging bull was just wrong. However, this isn’t the first time that the Italian performance car maker has made an off-road capable vehicle.

But before we talk about Lamborghini’s SUV history, you have to begin with one of their most famous supercars. In the mid-1970’s the Lamborghini Countach was the image of what a supercar should be. It had a mid-mounted V12, a futuristic angular body and it introduced the “Lambo” doors. Beyond this it could scare you to death with its out of the world performance.

The V12 engine in the supercar started at 3.9-liters and would grow all the way to 5.2-liters. Depending on the year power output would be as much as 455 horsepower. The top speed was claimed to be as much as 201 mph depending on the year.

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McLaren Thinks Nothing Says Love Like Their 570S Spider

By   February 15, 2018

McLaren 570S Spider

McLaren 570S Spider

Valentine’s Day was yesterday and hopefully you were able to spend time with your significant other. More than likely, your pocketbook is a little lighter today from purchasing gifts and / or dinner. But is there any gift out there that really says, I love you?

McLaren thinks so. They have introduced a special McLaren 570S Spider designed for Saint Valentine’s Day. At first glance it looks like the British supercar maker painted a car red and said there you go. But is that all they did?

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