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5 Tips On Buying A New Performance Car

By   August 6, 2013

These 5 Tips will Help You Buy a Car like the BMW M6

These 5 Tips will Help You Buy a Car like a BMW M6

Buying a new performance car can be a very exciting experience. You can also have a bad experience if you are looking for a high end vehicle, but are prepared to have the dealer take you seriously. What if you have worked for years and you can now buy that new BMW M6 that you have been dreaming of, but you want to make sure the dealership knows you are serious about buying? Well, we are here to help with that.

We have put together our top 5 tips of for buying a new performance car. Many of these tips are good for buying any new car, but are especially made with higher end performance cars in mind. So, if you are thinking of buying a new Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Ferrari or some other higher end performance car, this list should help you make that purchase.

  1. Dress Nicely
    Car dealers that deal in luxury and higher end Performance cars need to know that you are interested in buying the car and not just taking it for a joy ride. By dressing nice, you don’t need to wear a suit and tie, but something like a nice polo shirt and khakis shows that you are more serious about buying the car. So, in general leave the t-shirt and jeans at home (unless you are famous or already have a relationship with the dealership).
  2. Bring a Friend
    When buying any new car it is easy to fall in love with the new car. This is especially important when buying a performance car as they can provide an even more emotional experience for you. A friend can help you keep from making a bad purchase, they can also help you know if the car is as good as you might think it is.
  3. Drive in With a Decent Car
    You don’t need to drive in with a new luxury or performance car, but you also don’t want to drive in with a car that looks like it barely made it. Even if you have an older car, at least wash it so that the dealer knows you are able to afford a new car. You want them to take you seriously and if you drive in with a 90’s Honda Civic that looks like it was hit by a train, they probably won’t.
  4. Research the Car
    Before you go into a dealership you will want to research the car that you are wanting to buy. You’ll want to checkout reviews on various websites and magazines to see what they think of the car. This will let you know of things that the reviewers liked or didn’t like. Knowing this information will let you know what to pay attention to when test driving the car. You want to see if any flaws in the car are deal breakers for you.
  5. Call or Email in Advance
    Calling or Emailing a dealership in advanced is good to make sure that the car that you would like to test drive will be available. If you are pretty sure you will be buying it if you like the way it drives, you can often hammer out most of the deal at home and have everything ready for the purchase once you get to the dealership.

Those are our top 5 tips for buying a new performance car. Let us know in the comments below what you think of them or if you have any other tips.

Porsche Cup Racer Ashley Freiberg Talks Racing

By   July 13, 2013

Porsche Cup Racer Ashley Feiberg Talks Racing

Porsche Cup Racer Ashley Freiberg

Ashley Freiberg is a rookie sensation in the Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge series. She currently leads the points race in the series and is the first woman to have captured an overall victory in a race. The season is six races in, but there are sixteen races left in the season, so there is still a lot of racing action left. In the one make series, so far, she has managed to keep her Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car ahead of all the boys in the points race.

In this video interview she talks about her background and all the hard work that has to be put in to give you a competitive racer. She is asked about the season and how she has been able to win a race, instead of just being able to drive fast. She also talks about some of her racing and driving techniques and her hopes for the future. You very well may see this young lady driving with the big boys in the United SportsCar Racing series next season.

Checkout the video interview and then let us know what you think about Ashley and her future in the comments below.

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Do You Know A Lot About Cars Or Want To?

By   June 30, 2013

Porsche 928

Knowledgeable about cars like this Porsche 928?

Are you knowledgeable about cars or would you like to learn more about them? No matter if you know (or want to know) about the latest Ferrari, Porsche or Corvette; or if you are all about classic sports cars we want your help in a project of ours. We are working on a new service to add to this site and need both knowledgeable people and folks that want to learn more about cars.

If you are interested in helping us please contact us via our contact form. Once we hear from you we’ll give addition details on how you can get exclusive early access to our new service. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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The Technology Behind The New Porsche 911 GT3 – Video

By   March 12, 2013

The new Porsche 911 (991) GT3 looks to be the most technologically advanced 911 to go into production. It is fitting that in the new GT3s debut at the Geneva Motor Show that it debuted along side the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car because much of the technology behind the race car made its way to the street car. The new GT3 has a redesigned PDK transmission that is so fast that it is pretty much the same as what the race car is using.

The above video features an interview with Andreas Preuninger, Porsche’s Manager of High Performance Cars. In the video Andreas talks about the technology behind the new car and what makes it so special and yet still a driver’s car. Andreas personally guarantees that the car will be even more fun than previous GT3s, which will be interesting to see if it holds true.

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Ryan Dalziel Takes Stunning Second In Texas

By   March 4, 2013

2012 Speed.com Sports Car driver of the year Ryan Dalziel produced a driving masterclass to help Starworks Motorsport to second place at the Grand-Am Of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

The proud Scot – who now lives in Windermere, Florida – needed all his battling qualities to fight his way up the field in the #2 Ford Riley. He had an excellent crowd on its feet as he started the last lap in third place, but finished just four tenths of a second down in second place.

But that only tells part of the story. Starworks team-mate Alex Popow, from Venezuela, had qualified the car in seventh place. He had climbed two places before he was sent spinning at Turn 15. That dropped him to 11thwhen he handed over to Ryan with just over two hours to go.

Ryan, originally from Airdrie in Lanarkshire, Scotland, soon had the #2 car up to 10th and, within 25 laps, was up to second for the Fort Lauderdale-based team.

A yellow flag caution put him down the field again, but he was in third place going into the final lap. He passed Scott Pruett’s Chip Ganassi BMW, then hunted down Alex Gurney and the two crossed the line almost together.

RYAN SAYS: “We will have to invent a new word for ‘charge’. I don’t think I have ever driven so hard in the last four laps of a race. The car was excellent and we came into the race full of confidence. We got involved in that incident at the start, but we got back on track.

“The car was damaged after the hit but it tells you how fast we could have been – to be that good with a damaged car. Alex and the whole Starworks crew did a great job and we are really proud of this result.

Blocked image“That last yellow didn’t help us. I think, if it hadn’t been for that we could have won it.

“It was an amazing race – I hope that everyone enjoyed it! It was hard. We knew where our strengths and weaknesses were going to be heading into the weekend and went down our own path in terms of strategy.

“We struggled a bit with straight line speed and with one more lap maybe we could have got the win. But we go away with good points and have risen up to third in the Series. Overall, it’s a great result for the #2 car, Team Popow and everyone at Starworks.”

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