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The Cars Of Monterey Car Week – Daily Video

By   August 23, 2016

The Cars Of Monterey Car Week

The Cars Of Monterey Car Week

Each day we will share an automotive video that we think you will enjoy. Unlike other articles featuring a video we won’t give our thoughts on this video, but will just give a brief description and share the car related footage.

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Would You Buy A 911 Equivalent Cayman Or Boxster If It Cost The Same? – Question Of The Week

By   August 6, 2016

Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, 911 Turbo S and Boxster Spyder

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?

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Porsche Recalls All 918 Spyders For Possible Seat Belt Safety Issue

By   July 13, 2016

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder is an incredible technical achievement. The Hybrid Supercar cost those fortunate enough to purchase one about $1 million, depending on options.

Porsche has issued a recall of all 918 Spyders because of a possible problem with the seat belts. The issue has to do with screws possibly being put in the wrong location because of an error in the original parts catalog. The German performance car maker will be checking each car to guarantee that safety is not compromised.

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The Legendary Porsche 550 Spyder – A Guide To Porsche

By   March 29, 2016

Porsche 550 Spyder

Porsche 550 Spyder Guide

Today is the second installment in our overview about Porsche. This guide is for both those new to the German performance car maker and for those who want to know just a bit more of the marquee’s history and nomenclature.

Over the next few weeks we’ll have articles covering:

  1. The Early Years, Porsche 356
  2. The Legendary 550 Spyder
  3. The Air-Cooled 911s
  4. The Entry Level Porsche, 912
  5. Porsche And VW Have Some Mid-Engined Fun With The 914
  6. The Front Engined Four Cylinders, 924, 944 and 968
  7. Porsche’s First V8, The 928
  8. The Water Cooled Mid-Engined Boxster
  9. Enter The Cayman
  10. The 911 Gets Water Cooled
  11. Porsche Makes an SUV, The Cayenne
  12. The Panamera Performance Sedan
  13. Another SUV, The Macan
  14. The Supercars, 959, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder
  15. Porsche in Motorsport

Today we’ll be going over the early mid-engined legend, the 550 Spyder.

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