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Is The Porsche Cayman GT4 The Perfect Sports Car?

By   October 16, 2015

Porsche Cayman GT

Porsche Cayman GT4

When we first heard of the Porsche Cayman GT4 the first thing we thought was that it has finally been built. The Cayman (and Boxster) platform has always been held back to keep it from threatening the 911. Thanks to its mid-engine layout the GT4 is much more balanced than its rear-engined sibling.

The keys to the high performance version of the Cayman is an engine sourced from the 911 Carrera S and many suspension parts from the GT3. It is wider and has more aggressive styling that just begs for you to drive it hard.

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Is The Porsche 911 Carrera GTS The Company’s Best Road Car

By   February 11, 2015

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

The Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (991) is a very good sports car. It is better performing than the standard 911 Carrera but doesn’t have quite the hard edge as something like a GT3.

The GTS gets its name from the famed 904 Carrera GTS. The legendary racing machine is the car that started Porsche on the path to their first overall win at Le Mans.

The 911 Carrera GTS is the most powerful 911 you can get outside of a GT3 or Turbo. But is it worthy of the GTS badge?

In this video our friends at XCAR review the 991 Carrera GTS. They take the car on some nice back roads and give their thoughts on if it is actually the best current 911 road car.

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Video: How The Singer Porsche 911 Got Its Name And Much More

By   November 11, 2014

Singer Porsche 911

Singer Porsche 911

The Singer Porsche 911 is a very special car. It may be a custom car, but it is one that keeps to the essence of the brand.

It is a car with the style of a classic but has more modern running gear. Singer has created what is probably the best air-cooled 911 that money can buy.

Of course this comes at a price and most of us can’t afford one of these masterpieces. However, if you can, you get a wonderful driver’s car that will make you part of an exclusive club.

This video from our friends at XCAR features Rob Dickinson, the founder of Singer Vehicle Design. He talks over what makes the car so special and how the company got named Singer. There is also plenty of footage of the cars being driven and of the build process.

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Video: Ferrari 458 Spider Driven On Back Road

By   October 14, 2014

Ferrari 458 Spider

Ferrari 458 Spider

The Ferrari 458 Spider is a great mid-engined V8 open-aired sports car. The fact that it doesn’t have a V12 in it is something that owes itself to Enzo Ferrari’s son, Dino.

Dino sadly died at 24 years old, but before that he had worked on a smaller V6 engine for Ferrari’s racing efforts. After he passed away Enzo produced a car with a mid-mounted version of that same engine and it was sold as a Dino. Over the years a few models would go under the Dino name powered by a V8 engine and eventually these models and their concepts would be sold as Ferraris.

This led to cars like the F40 and eventually to the 458. In this video XCAR goes over the history of the V8 models and then they review the 458 Spider. They also talk about the possibility of a future turbocharged 458.

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Video: The Porsche 911 CSR Driven

By   September 23, 2014

Porsche 911 CSR

Porsche 911 CSR

You know what a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is, but you may have never heard of a 911 CSR. The CSR is a car for those who would like something between a 911 Carrera S and a GT3.

While the 911 GTS is what Porsche designed to fill that gap, the folks over at RPM thought that it could be a little more hard edge. Thus, they built the 911 CSR which is comfortable enough to drive on the road and has a back seat, but is very capable on the track.

This video from our friends at XCAR shows all the details of their Porsche 911 CSR. It also talks about RPM and how they decided to came to build the CSR. The custom 911 is also driven on the road.

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