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Matt Farah Is Blown Away By A Clean Porsche 928 S4

By   April 9, 2016

Matt Farah Driving a Porsche 928 S4

Matt Farah Driving a Porsche 928 S4

At one time the Porsche 928 was planned to replace the 911 (at least according to most accounts, although some say that the 944 Turbo was to be the replacement). That never happened and what was one of the best GT cars ever made is no longer in production.

The 928 was the first car from Porsche with a V8 engine sitting up front. A transaxle was placed out back to help with balance and that helped make it one of the best handling cars on the road in its day.

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The New Audi S4 Can Go From 0-62 MPH In 4.7 Seconds

By   September 16, 2015

Audi S4

Audi S4

Today Audi unveiled their new S4 and S4 Avant. The S4 is powered by a turbocharged direct injected 3.0-liter V6 engine. That equates to a healthy 345 horsepower output.

When you couple this to the 3,593 pound weight you get a 0-62 mph time of just 4.7 seconds. Flat out it can keep going all the way to the limited top speed of 155 mph. Plus, when you consider the performance, it pretty much sips on gasoline with the ability to get a very good 31.8 mpg.

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What To Buy: Porsche Boxster, 928 Or 944

By   August 25, 2013

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster, 944 or 928

Recently, I’ve been looking at a few different used Porsches (thinking of adding another one to the garage in the near future). In my searching I’ve noticed that in the $7,000-$12,000 range you can find 944s, 928s and early Boxsters.

Porsche 944 S2

In that price range you can afford most 944 models in good condition. You can get a standard car, S, S2 or even a Turbo in that range. While a good cabriolet or Turbos S is a little out of the range, you have plenty of variants to choose from with the Turbo and S2 costing a bit more, but offering much better performance.

Porsche 928 S4

In that price range you can also find quite a few 928s. You can even find a better performing 928 S4. Some of the later cars have more modern styling and are pretty fast V8 cars. The 928 was the first production Porsche with a V8 engine and sat at the top of the model lineup for most of its production run, so you are getting a lot of car for the money.

In this price range you can afford an early Boxster (1997-2000). I’ve seen these cars as low as $7,000, but about $10,000 is what you should probably expect to pay. While not blazingly fast these early Boxtsers are capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and have a top speed of 155 mph. The great thing about the Boxster is that, at least from the front, you may get mistaken for a 911. With the mid-engined flat-six you get a great sounding car with styling that people will know as a Porsche when they see it (with the other two you may have to tell people that don’t know much about Porsches what kind of car you are driving).

It is a tough choice between these three cars as they all have great neutral handling and in this price range you can get decent performance. If you go for the 928 you are getting perhaps the best GT car ever made, but the Boxster feels more like a pure sports car and the 944 offers a good balance between the two.

All three of these cars are great Porsches, but if you had that kind of budget what would you buy? Let us know in the comments below.

Picture Source: Porsche Boxster, Stahlkocher; Porsche 928, Flickr; Porsche 944, Randy43

What Is Better A Tuned Audi S4 Wagon Or A Base Porsche Cayman?

By   June 4, 2013

A Tuned Audi S4 Wagon and a Base Porsche Cayman

A Tuned Audi S4 Wagon and a Base Porsche Cayman

Recently, Matt Farah and Chris Harris decided to answer the question, what is better a tuned Audi S4 Wagon or a base Porsche Cayman? The tuned Audi S4 Wagon is quite a sleeper that can put out 415 horsepower. That is quite different from the base Porsche Cayman that has a mere 275 horsepower.

The S4 belongs to Chris and after watching the video, you start to wonder if he has ever heard of a vacuum. Perhaps the folks over at Dyson can help him out a bit. Even though the car is dirty and scratched, it just disappears into the distance when the gas pedal is punched. While capable of hauling around the family the car provides plenty of performance in a package that nobody would expect to be quite so fast.

On the other hand you have the Cayman, which has much less horsepower than the Wagon. However, the car is lighter and much more balanced helping to get the driver more involved. So, with the Porsche it is all about the driving experience. The downside is when driving behind the tuned car it just isn’t fun watching the more powerful sleeper get away from you so quickly.

In this video the two cars are tested and then Chris and Matt try to decide which is more fun to drive. It is a tough choice between theses two cars, but if you were to go for the Cayman S over the base model much of the horsepower disparity would go away.

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