Porsche Singer 911
Singer has released their new Porsche 911 Reimagined creation. Now Singer 911s are known for using some of the finest materials possible to create their creations built off a Porsche 964.
Unlike some other builds, Singer keeps away from less desirable parts such as fiberglass and uses materials like carbon fiber. Of course this means that their machines have a hefty price tag. In the past this was somewhere around $250,000 and up to about $500,000, but this new car takes it to the next level.
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The new Jaguar F-Type is looking to take on the big boys, specifically the Porsche 911. The 911 is the better car; it is faster, handles better and is more desirable to many people. Having said that the F-Type is a beautiful looking car that when mated to the right engine and supercharger can provide you with plenty of performance.
The car is all about the driving experience and a bit of theater when driving. The 911 is a precision tool, like a scalpel, but the F-Type is more like a chain saw. Either car is good and if you are driving on the track the 911 is the one to get, but if you are just looking for a bit of fun while driving on the road then the F-Type is hard to beat.
Check out this video and then let us know if you would rather own a Porsche 911 or a Jaguar F-Type in the comments.
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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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
1968 Porsche 911 is One of the 5 Quickest Production Porsches of the 60’s
Porsches have been some of the best performing cars of their time. Earlier this week we ran down the list of the 5 quickest Porsches of the 1950s and now we are on to the 1960s. To get this list we took a look at the available data and used the standing quarter mile time as the main metric. While quarter mile times aren’t the only measure of performance, it is what we will use for this list and we will have future lists using other measurements to try and put together lists of the best handling cars.
- 1966 Porsche 911 S
The 1966 911 S could go from 0 to 60 mph just 8 seconds and could run the standing quarter mile in 15.5 seconds. And remember that in the mid-60’s this was quite good performance.
- 1964 Porsche 911
The ’64 911 is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds. Its quarter mile time was 16.2 seconds, not bad for its time and near the beginning of production of a new model.
- 1968 Porsche 911 Sportomatic
The ’68 911 equiped with Sportomatic could go from 0 to 60 mph in 10.2 seconds and run the quarter mile in 17.3 seconds.
- 1960 Porsche 356B
When the 60’s started the 356B had some good performance for its time. It could go from 0 to 60 mph in 11.5 seconds and run the quarter mile in 18.0 seconds. Although, if you ever drive one it feels faster than those numbers.
- 1967 Porsche 912
The entry level 912 was able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 11.6 seconds and run the quarter mile in 18.1 seconds. Those times are pretty close to the 356 which makes sense as it had essentially the same engine.
This list is based on the data that is available to us, so feel free to let us know if you have different data. All of these cars are great in there own right and they were some of the faster cars available in the 1960s. Plus if you drive one of these cars they all feel faster than these times imply.
Let us know in the comments below what you think of the cars in this list.
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The new Porsche Cayman is a good performing and fantastic handling car. The car, especially in S trim, won’t leave you disappointed when driving quickly in a straight line, but it is in the corners that it will really put a smile on your face. After all the world isn’t flat.
This video is from a trip were Porsche took the new Cayman to the Las Vegas. It mainly contains footage of the car being driven on the track at speed. The video is taken during the night, so the track’s lights make for some stunning visuals. Having seen the new car in person it looks even better in person than it does on film.
Checkout the video and then let us know what you think of the new Porsche Cayman in the video below.
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