Author Archives: David Hurth

About David Hurth

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

Why Buying A Cheap Performance Car Isn’t Always Smart

By   December 13, 2018

BMW M5

BMW M5

When people ask me about buying a used performance car, among other things, I always recommend buying the best well maintained example that they can afford. This can end up saving you thousands of dollars in future repairs and will often end up costing less than buying a vehicle with needs.

Modern BMWs are known as the “ultimate driving machine”, but this can come at a high price. BMWs get hit hard with depression, which can make them a tempting purchase, but repair costs are often high on these luxury cars.

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Manual Versus Dual Clutch Transmission

By   December 11, 2018

Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman

The manual transmission is on its way out in today’s automotive world. The reason for this is largely due to the fact that automatic transmissions have become quicker and sales of cars with manual transmissions have plummeted.

The dual clutch transmission has allowed for an automatic (or semi-automatic) to be faster than a traditional manual transmission. Porsche makes one of the best dual clutch transmissions available with their PDK.

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The Porsche 959: Porsche’s First True Supercar

By   December 6, 2018

Porsche 959

Porsche 959

The Porsche 959 was the first true supercar made by the German car maker. Sure Porsche had made some very fast road cars, such as the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 and the 911 Turbo. While very fast, they weren’t necessary supercars.

These special cars would be considered borderline supercars, but the first fully recognized production supercar made by Porsche was the 959. When the special vehicle was made it was so quick that Ferrari had to respond with another legendary supercar, the F40.

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Eighth Generation Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Can Hit 60 MPH In 3.2 Seconds

By   November 28, 2018

Porsche 911 Carrera S (992)

Porsche 911 Carrera S (992)

Porsche has unveiled the new eighth generation Porsche 911 (992). At first glance the new 2020 911 Carrera S looks a lot like the old 911.

Noticeable exterior styling changes over the outgoing model include the reworked front fascia and flush integrated electric door handles. The new 911 features a wide body design, from the rear it features a narrow light strip and exhaust tips that are integrated into the bumper.

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Has The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Lowered 911 R Prices

By   November 20, 2018

Porsche 911 R

Porsche 911 R

Not long after the recent Porsche 911 R was released examples were being sold for half a million dollars. The MSRP of the exclusive performance car started at $185,950, considerably less than what the 911 R would fetch shortly after its release.

Recently, the special Porsche has started to come back down to earth. Where prices between $450,000 – $650,000 were common for a while prices have fallen to between $250,000 – $375,000 depending on condition and mileage.

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