Author Archives: David Hurth

About David Hurth

I write about performance cars and make some YouTube videos as well.

Singer Porsche 911 Lightweight Design Study Concept To Make North American Debut At Pebble Beach

By   August 15, 2018

Singer Porsche 911 Reimagined

Singer Porsche 911 Reimagined

Singer Vehicle Design showed off two of their lightweight design concept Porsche 911 reimaged creations at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. These same vehicles will make their North American debut during Monterey Car Week at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The special no expenses spared 911 creations are exquisite examples. These vehicles are a result of a partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering. The air-cooled 911 with vintage styling offers 500 horsepower from its flat-six engine.

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How The Original Mazda MX-5 Miata Saved The Roadster

By   August 13, 2018

Original Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata

When you look at classic cars, many of the most desirable vintage cars offer an open-aired driving experience. Cars like the Porsche 550 Spyder and Shelby Cobra are roadsters that any enthusiast would love to have in their garage. Those two examples are so popular and rare that they have become some of the more common replicas.

In the 60’s roadsters like the MGB, Lotus Elan and Triumph TR6 showed the model that a roadster should follow (other than reliability). They weren’t the most powerful cars, but they let you have the wind in your hair in a fun to drive package.

In the early 90’s Mazda wanted to bring back the roadster in the spirit of these great British examples, but in a more reliable package.

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The Original Porsche Boxster Welcome Video

By   August 8, 2018

Original Porsche Boxster  Welcome Video

Original Porsche Boxster Welcome Video

Back when the Porsche Boxster first came out, in model year 1997, there was a huge waiting list to get an example of the new roadster. The Boxster would go on to help save Porsche from financial difficulties.

For those fortunate enough to get an early Boxster when new, the experience was different than many other vehicles. In general Porsche dealerships provide a no pressure, up scale selling environment. After all, the car sells itself.

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What The Press Said About The Porsche 911 SC When It Was New

By   August 6, 2018

Porsche 911 SC

Porsche 911 SC

The Porsche 911 SC is currently shooting up in value. What is incredible is just about 5 years ago, nobody saw it coming. In the world of air-cooled 911s it was one of the less desirable models. This may not be totally fair, but the 911 SC is overshadowed by the later 3.2 Carrera.

The 911 SC has performance that won’t make you take notice when compared to modern cars. However, it is an analogy driving experience that is difficult to find in newer vehicles.

Comparing a vintage car to modern cars is not fair. Technology has progressed to the point that the two are barely comparable. Because of this it is good to go back and see what reviews of the vehicle were like when it was new.

Below we have gathered a few snippets from various publications that reviewed the 911 SC when you could still get one in showrooms.

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Is The Porsche 924 The Next Collector Car

By   August 1, 2018

Porsche 924

Porsche 924

The Porsche 924 was not originally planned to be a Porsche at all. The sports car was to be designed by Porsche for Volkswagen. VW would eventually change their plans a Porsche bought back the design for the 924.

In recent years the classic car market has gone crazy. Examples of once cheap air-cooled 911s, 912s and 914s have risen to prices unthinkable just 5 years ago. Even the 944, 968 and 928 have seen prices jump.

The 924 hasn’t experienced this quite yet, so it could be a good time to buy.

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