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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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Would We Buy A Cadillac Escalade – Video

By   February 14, 2018

Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade is an all American luxury SUV. The GM vehicle is large, roughly the size of Texas. This makes it a tempting choice for a growing family with a good income.

The styling of Cadillac vehicles is polarizing. People either love it or hate it. The Escalade is no different with its boxy styling, large grille and unique headlights.

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The 5 Best Bargain Porsches – Part 1: The Porsche 944

By   February 13, 2018

Porsche 944 S2

A Porsche 944 S2

When it comes to sports cars there are a few marquees that show you have made it. Included in this list are Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche. Of these three Porsche is the most attainable of the bunch, yet they build cars that rival the performance of the Italian cars we mentioned. All this while largely being dependable and relatively practical, for the type of car.

New Porsche sports cars, even the “entry level” Cayman (for those not aware the Boxster now sits above the Cayman in the model lineup) are too expensive for most folks (with the 718 Cayman starting at over $55,000 and you know you’ll want some options on top of that). Fortunately, the used market provides enthusiasts with plenty of options. Below are what we think are curt the best 5 bargains for those looking for an affordable Porsche. This list includes cars that can be found in fair condition for low as $3,500. This means Porsche ownership is available to just about anyone in the market for a sports car.

Over the next few weeks we’ll highlight the below models with their current market value as well as common issues that you need to know about before purchasing a cheap Porsche. If you haven’t subscribed to Daily Rides do so now to make sure you don’t miss an article (scroll down to the end of this article to signup).

  1. Porsche 944
  2. Porsche 914
  3. Porsche 928
  4. Porsche Boxster (986)
  5. Porsche 911 (996)

Today’s post will cover the incredibly handling Porsche 944.

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