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The Ferrari F430 Is Affordable For A Ferrari

By   June 8, 2018

Ferrari F430

Ferrari F430

A new Ferrari 488 GTB starts at $252,800. That is way out of reach for most of us, but perhaps a used Ferrari is more affordable? The 458 that the 488 replaces will cost you about $160,000 for a car with about 30,000 miles on it (which is a little high for a Ferrari). But that is still a bit high for many of us.

A decent 360 the was two models before the 458 will run about $100,000 depending on a mileage and condition, but you can find them for as low as $60,000 for higher mileage examples. Not bad, but if you are in the $100,000 range all of the sudden the newer F430 (the F430 replaced the 360) is within reach.

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Is The Manual Transmission Unnecessary

By   June 7, 2018

Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3

The latest Porsche 911 GT3 reintroduced the traditional manual transmission. The first 991 generation GT3 removed the option with a PDK being the only option to shift gears. This decision makes complete sense.

Both Ferrari and Lamborghini have already moved away from manual transmissions, but Porsche was the last of three most influential performance car makers to still feature a traditional manual in their higher performance models. Porsche’s Italian counterparts realized that a dual clutch automatic inspired by Formula 1 has a performance advantage.

Is the manual transmission now an unnecessary piece of equipment?

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Just How Much Faster Are Cars Now Than In The Mid-80’s

By   May 28, 2018

Porsche 959

Porsche 959

Automotive technology has come a long way. Much of what we see in cars today started with exotic cars from the mid-80’s. From early two-turbocharger setups, all-wheel drive setups and ride adjustment, these are all things that are common in cars today, but back about 30 years ago these were new concepts. Some of them came from a necessity to meet stricter fuel consumption and emission laws.

Today it is normal to see cars pumping out well over 300 horsepower without thinking much of it. Back in the mid-80’s when the Porsche 959 was introduced it made 444 horsepower, which was considered enormous power at the time. That figure is now bested by a Ford Mustang GT.

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Porsche 964 Or Ferrari F355

By   May 8, 2018

Porsche 964 And Ferrari 355

Porsche 964 And Ferrari 355

Porsche or Ferrari; it is a debate that has raged since the two rivals first battled it out on the track. Ferrari makes the more expensive road cars and they are made purely for speed. In fact the Italian automaker started producing road legal machines to help finance their racing efforts.

Porsche on the other hand is a sports car that comes from relatively humble roots. The early sports cars had many parts sourced from Volkswagen, but Porsche transformed all of this into quite a sports car. The original Porsche 356 and 550 Spyder showed just what an air-cooled flat-four engine could do, but the 911 is what really made the German performance car maker into a legend.

In the 90’s the Ferrari F355 and Porsche 911 (964) where two of the most sought after cars, but which is the better drive?

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