Porsche - old v new

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Re: Porsche - old v new

Unread postby Matty » 16 Apr 12, 8:45 pm

VitalBlurs wrote:My favourite Porsche is this one....I don't even know what it's called.

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It's a Porsche 918. I think that model is the concept version?
EDIT: Perhaps it is the production model.

Believe it or not, it's a hybrid with a V8 and 3 electric motors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_918
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Re: Porsche - old v new

Unread postby Artful-dodgeR » 16 Apr 12, 10:02 pm

1974 carerra RS.

There's a reason it gets used in all the classic targa rallies. And wins.
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Re: Porsche - old v new

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Re: Porsche - old v new

Unread postby revengous » 16 Apr 12, 10:37 pm

I like the old 911 turbos
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Re: Porsche - old v new

Unread postby fun-any0ne? » 17 Apr 12, 10:15 am

Pretty much any 911 except the 996 911 series. So... old and new ones :D

Have already decided my midlife crisis car is going to be a classic 911 :P

And to the haters, there is a reason Porsches are constantly voted the worlds best sports car...because they are.
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Re: Porsche - old v new

Unread postby NISMAN » 17 Apr 12, 10:41 am

I used to be a hater, but then I worked a couple of years at the Adelaide Casino valet.

Porsche buyers know what they are getting with the car, unless of course it's one of those mid-life crisis purchases.

It's the pinnacle of a driver's car. Having driven so many of them, from old 1986 911's to a single 996 GT3 (I have no idea how the guy was willing to let other people drive that thing) one thing is consistent. Feedback and agility. You feel every little bump in the road and the car responds instantaneously to anything you do.

Whilst I don't think they are the nicest looking cars, many others would find them beautiful. What you really have to consider is that the design hasn't changed that much because it actually serves a purpose. Porsches are some of the most aerodynamic cars around. They are an example of form following function.

Lets not get into a horsepower argument. Power isn't everything but you do have to commend Porsche for the actual supercar performance they get out of their dinky little V6's.

As for old vs. new, I prefer the newer cars. Porsche does well with understating the ubiquitous LED running lights every car seems to have these days. Also, I feel that the newer cars at least don't just look like a "sports-beetle".
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Re: Porsche - old v new

Unread postby aussie » 19 Apr 12, 12:58 am

Out of what was posted this one.
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Do like the less bug eyed versions.
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Re: Porsche - old v new

Unread postby Dinwiddie » 19 Apr 12, 10:21 pm

The older and the newest. I once had (back in me youth when I was not going through a mid-life or old age crisis, so it was allowed :D ) a '60 SuperC , so I have to like the old don't I ? It was but a brief six month romance before dropping out with Dr. Tim thus being too poor to ever own one again. Oooom.... It was a sweet ride (*sighs heavily*).
The Cayenne are a nice update to that classic style - imo. My mate, who is going through a rich mans late mid-life crisis has one.
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The mid-engine concept in the Boxter is good, but the car didn't grab me overall.

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Re: Porsche - old v new

Unread postby That_Stevens_Guy » 5 May 12, 10:30 pm

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But I'm not fussy. I like how they persist with the engine being at the back, not every car has to be the same :) even if it doesn't work all the time. Calling a Porsche a Beetle is just immature.
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Re: Porsche - old v new

Unread postby RSOblivion » 5 Nov 12, 1:02 pm

That_Stevens_Guy wrote:But I'm not fussy. I like how they persist with the engine being at the back, not every car has to be the same :) even if it doesn't work all the time. Calling a Porsche a Beetle is just immature.

So is Jeremy Clarkson, but he makes a **** load of money off doing it :D

Dad used to have a 930 chassis 911 Turbo which was great fun but at the same time totally ridiculous. Handling was terrible compared to FR or MR cars and the big rear tires were only useful in the dry. When it got wet the damn thing wanted to pretend it was a ballerina.

Gimme an 1990 RX-7 anyday with a 20B Turbo...
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Re: Porsche - old v new

Unread postby MCUD » 25 Nov 12, 3:12 am

Definitely like the newer boxter styles, the others look like squashed frogs
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