Author Archives: Fred Hope

Porsche Uses Hemp In The New 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport

By   January 7, 2019

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Three years ago Porsche released the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The stripped down track ready version of the Cayman GT4 was perfect for club racing.

Now the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport takes this to the next level. The mid-engined sports car features a 3.8-liter flat-six sitting behind the driver and in front of the rear axle. With 425 horsepower, a 40 horsepower increase over the previous GT4 Clubsport, pushing just 2,904 lbs., the Clubsport is pretty fast.

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The Dodge Viper: A 90’s Supercar For Under $30,000

By   December 19, 2018

Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper

The Dodge Viper from the very beginning was an insane supercar. The first generation 1991-1995 car, thanks in part to the 400 horsepower V10, could launch from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.

The early Viper followed the model of the Shelby A/C Cobra roadster. Put a big engine in a fairly lightweight roadster (3,284 lb.) and you have a road legal rocket.

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When A Broken McLaren 12C Is A Supercar Bargain

By   December 8, 2018

McLaren 12C

McLaren 12C

When you pay about $100,000 for a car it is hard to call it a bargain. However, when you buy a supercar that cost over $200,000 just a few years ago, that is quite a bargain.

There are two main reasons that the McLaren 12C has depreciated so quickly, newer more desirable models and reliability issues. The 12C was the first production road car for McLaren since the F1 of the 90’s and there will usually be some bugs in a first experimental attempt.

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What To Buy: Aston Martin DB7 Or Jaguar XK8

By   November 26, 2018

Aston Martin DB7 and Jaguar XK8

Aston Martin DB7 and Jaguar XK8

The Aston Martin DB7 and Jaguar XK8 are both British GT cars that were built while their makers were under Ford control. Both cars were brought to the United States for the 1997 model year and both were sales successes.

Now over 20 years later and depreciation has hit both performance machines hard, but which is the better value on the used market?

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Porsche 997 Cost Of Ownership

By   November 6, 2018

Porsche 997 Maintenance

Porsche 997 Maintenance

Prices of the 997 generation of the Porsche 911 are becoming very affordable on the used market. You can currently find well maintained examples with reasonable mileage for under $40,000.

Of course with a high-end sports car maintenance costs can quickly add up. The good news is that when compared to used Italian sports cars, the German engineering of the 911 costs much less to keep on the road.

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