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A Review Of the Porsche Cayman GT4 On The Track

By   March 13, 2015

Porsche Cayman GT4

Porsche Cayman GT4

The Porsche Cayman GT4 is getting its initial reviews and it looks very good. The mid-engined sports car has the power plant from a 911 Carrera S and plenty of suspension parts from the GT3.

It has all of this plus thanks to its six-speed manual it provides quite a driving experience. It may not have the power of the GT3, but it will leave just as big a grin on your face.

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Video: Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Driven

By   November 22, 2014

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

The Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is a car that fits a gap. It fits in between a Carrera S and GT3. It really is a car for someone that wants more than an S, but wants a more friendly daily driver than a GT3.

But does the GTS fill the void and is the 911 Carrera GTS a huge leap from a Carrera S? The Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS are certainly a notch above their respective S models, but is their 911 sibling the same?

This video from Autocar features a review of the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS. It contains footage of the car being driven on the road and has the wonderful sound of the flat-six engine.

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Video: Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet Or 930 Flatnose Cabriolet

By   July 12, 2014

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (991) VS 930 Flatnose Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (991) VS 930 Flatnose Cabriolet

Old or new? That is the hard decision that Autocar tries to make when it tests a new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet against a classic 930 Flatnose Cabriolet(also called a Slantnose).

Both turbocharged cars were very fast in their day (or today as the case may be). The new 991 Turbo is just about perfect. The open-aired version of the rear-engined sports car punches well above its class, with the most comparable convertible being the McLaren 650S Spider. That makes the new 911 Turbo quite the bargain in the supercar world.

The older 911 Turbo (930) has classic charm. While some purists are not fans of the Flatnose design, it does make this turbocharged machine stand out even more in the crowed. With the classic 930 you do get a great vintage ride with lots of character.

What that also means is that you get a lot of turbo lag and some noticeable flex in the chassis. However, all of this kind of adds to the charm of the older car and it is enjoyable to drive even at lower speeds.

So the choice is a tough one. The modern car is almost too perfect (if that is possible), but it is the classic 930’s imperfections that make it almost perfect.

But what would you choose? Let us know in the comments.

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Video: Porsche 911 Turbo S Or Formula 4 Car On The Track

By   June 23, 2014

Porsche  911 Turbo S VS Formula 4 Car

Porsche 911 Turbo S VS Formula 4 Car

We all know that the Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) is a very fast car. A cabriolet version of the rear-engined turbocharged monster beat a Nissan GT-R badly in a drag race. But can the Porsche keep up with an open-wheeled race car?

To find out, Autocar decided to pit a 911 Turbo S against a Formula 4 car. The dedicated racing machine is powered by a 2.0-liter ford engine. It can launch from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of just over 140 mph.

Compare this to the 911 which can also rocket from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds (although it has been tested as fast as 2.6 seconds) and has a top speed just under 200 mph. So, in a straight line it would win easily, but what would happen on a track with corners?

Can a Porsche 911 Turbo S manage to lap a track faster than a Formula 4 car? Or will the purpose developed car keep the turbocharged car from getting too close?

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Video: Porsche Boxster GTS Driven On Back Roads

By   June 11, 2014

Porsche Boxster GTS

Porsche Boxster GTS

The Porsche Boxster GTS is possibly the best pure sports car you can buy. That is unless you get the Cayman GTS as that is simply a flawless car.

Deciding between the two driver’s machines is more a matter of taste. The Cayman feels a little lighter and more agile than the Boxster, but only by the slightest bit.

While the Cayman GTS is incredible, the Boxster has the added drama that comes with the ability to drive with the top down. This allows for you to better hear the wonderful sound of that exhaust, including the popping and crackling that happens when you downshift.

This video from Autocar features a review of the Porsche Boxster GTS. It shows the mid-engined roadster driving on some great back roads and has the great sound of that flat-six engine.

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