If you had attended the Pebble Breach Concours d’Elegance a few years ago and then attended this year then you may have been asking where the Porsche display was. For a number of years the German performance car maker had a display at the top of Peter Hay Hill.
However, the last few years this has not been the case and their presence of the headline event of Monterey Car Week has been absent. Just where has Porsche been during Pebble Beach?
Monterey Car Week is about to hit its grand finale with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In the time leading up to the show we have captured quite a few images of some of the impressive cars in the area. Many are on display and there are also quite a few just driving around the Monterey area to attend various events.
Below are some of the pictures that we have taken so far. Check them out and then let us know which is your favorite.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, 911 Turbo S and Boxster Spyder
A few days ago we wrote about how the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR could potentially position a replacement for the 911. The rear-engined 911 is the car that the German performance car maker is best known for, but it has a layout that is less than ideal for handling. When looking at Porsche’s latest models the GT4 and Boxster Spyder represent the biggest challenge to the king thanks to their 991 sourced flat-six engines.
While neither the Spyder or GT4 are the cheapest Porsches that you can currently buy new, they are both more affordable than the 911 – although not by much. Both also have potential to be better performers than the base 911 Carrera. But what if the folks in Stuttgart did decide to replace the rear-engined car that has been with us for over 50 years now? Would you purchase a 718 Boxster or Cayman that had the same specs and quality as the 911, but with a mid-engine layout and for a higher price?
It’s a story that has been written plenty of times before – The Death of the Porsche 911. Simply put, rumors of the rear-engined sports car’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Needless to say the 911 is going very strong and it just appears to keep getting better each year.
But is there another performance vehicle from the German automaker that may threaten to replace the king? With the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport GT4 MR making its debut at the Total 24 Hours of Spa it could be the beginning of the end.
Many of us dream of owning a Ferrari. More than just about any other manufacture a car with the prancing horse lets others know that you have made it. The problem is most of us don’t have at least $200,000 to spend on a car. Is it possible to get into a car from the Italian sports car maker for an affordable price? Is there such a thing as a cheap Ferrari?
The answer is yes, yes there is. However there is a bit of a catch, which we will talk about later. Before we get into the negatives, let’s look at 5 of the more affordable Ferrari options on the used market that won’t cost you about the same as a house (depending on where you live).