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1992 Porsche 911 Turbo Vintage Review

By   February 4, 2019

1992 Porsche 911 Turbo

1992 Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 911 Turbo has always offered performance that rivals some of Italy’s great exotics. When first introduced in the 70’s the turbocharged sports car received a reputation as a widow maker. Thanks to its turbo lag and the rear engine layout, the 911 Turbo was a recipe for disaster for lesser skilled drivers.

Over the years Porsche’s world class engineering has managed to take all of this away. Using what can only be referred to as technical wizardry, the latest 911 Turbo is fast and yet nimble even for less experienced drivers. Each evolution of the 911 has seen the Turbo change from essentially a Terminator to an R2-D2. The early 90’s Porsche 911 Turbo represents a major step toward the car we have now.

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Chris Harris Drifts The New Porsche 992

By   January 17, 2019

Porsche 992

Porsche 992

The 992 generation Porsche 911 Carrera S is quite the car, at least on paper. The rear-engined sports car has been turbocharged since the 991.2, but it is now even faster. When optioned with the PDK transmission the 992 Carrera S can go 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.

While not as impressive by today’s very high standards, not all that long ago this was supercar territory. The 911 is very fast and they have made it so the fact that it now uses a turbocharged flat-six doesn’t detract from the driving experience with any noticeable lag.

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The Insurance Costs Of A 19 Year Old Owner Of A 2,000 Horsepower Lamborghini

By   December 31, 2018

2000 Horsepower Lamborghini

2000 Horsepower Lamborghini

For younger automotive enthusiasts and their parents insurance costs can dictate what type of car they are allowed to drive. When I was in college I had saved enough cash to buy an air-cooler Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera that was in well maintained very good condition.

I came home and told my parents that I wanted to buy it and my Mother talked me out of it mainly because of the insurance costs. Of course she also thought I would kill myself and my response of “at least I would die happy”, didn’t help the conversation go well.

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A Tour Of The Petersen Museum Including The Porsche Effect And Cars Of The Movies Exhibits

By   December 30, 2018

Porsche Carrera GT Prototype

Porsche Carrera GT Prototype

If you are an automotive enthusiast and you visit the Los Angeles area then a trip to the Petersen Museum is a must. The three story Museum (four if you count the basement vault) always displays historically significant vehicles from the past and present.

We recently enjoyed a trip to the museum and were treated with historical cars from the time we entered the parking garage. Some vintage vehicles were in parking spaces and a few cars, including an early Porsche 356, were on display just before entering the building.

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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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