Have you scheduled your drive in the new Porsche Taycan yet? Porsche air-shipped many Taycans to dealerships as demo cars to get customers out driving the car. Here in Colorado one of our Porsche dealerships, Prestige Imports in Lakewood, managed to get a Taycan Turbo S as their demo car. Once we got wind of that, we called down and they were …Continue to the full article
The 718 Boxster (or Cayman), it’s Newer- But is it better?
I had been itching to try the latest Boxster with all the controversy surrounding this car. I will be the first to admit I’m leery of change. I often don’t want to accept the latest fad or lingo. I adored our ‘06 987 Boxster - the feeling with the top down, the handling and that great soundtrack. I love classics, and although the older Boxsters are …Continue to the full article
Beck Porsche 550 Spyder Review! Complete with Drive.
Have you ever fantasized as to what it would be like to drive a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder? That completely open feel, the roar of that air-cooled mid-ship engine right behind you. What would it be like to drive a car that weighs almost nothing but still has over 100HP? Well, unless you have about $4M in cash, you are a bit out of luck. …or are you? …Continue to the full article
It’s Amazing How Incredibly Fun and Easy it is to Work on a 550 Spyder Replica
Have you ever been tempted by some of the excellent replica Porsches out there? The iconic 1958 Speedster; 550 Spyder; 718 RSK; and even a replica 356 Cabriolet. In a lot of ways, they really make sense - much less expensive, parts are easy to source, upgrades like disc brakes and even air-conditioning! Construction quality can vary, but Beck has …Continue to the full article
Porsche Cayman Naturally Aspirated (the last of its kind)
I had never driven a Porsche Cayman before. Only a Boxster – a 987 Boxster S that we owned a few years back. So, when given the opportunity last month to drive one, I jumped at the chance. Boy, was it fun! It handled so well on the curves, and I could really feel the mid-enginey-ness in its handling. Still, I was a little sad when I drove this …Continue to the full article
You Just Got Your First Big Bonus. Porsche or Ferrari. Which Would You Choose?
It is 1986… You just made your first big score in the boardroom and got a nice bonus you can’t wait to spend. You stand on a corner – Porsche dealership to the left and a Ferrari dealership to the right. Which one would you choose? Porsche Carrera 3.2 vs. Ferrari 308Both the Porsche 3.2 Carrera and Ferrari 308 are iconic cars. They are also …Continue to the full article
Horse Power vs. Torque: Better Known as Horse Power = Horse Poo
Have you ever wondered about the difference between Horsepower and Torque? These two numbers are probably the most well known specifications in the automotive industry. Yet, I didn't feel like I really had a solid grasp on the differences. I had some idea of each separately, but I was missing just how they interact. I started doing some …Continue to the full article
What Does it Really Cost to Own a 996 Turbo?
Have you ever been tempted to buy a Porsche 996 Turbo? No IMS issue with that incredible Mezger engine and, if you find one with the X-50 Power Pack option, you get the same power as the current 911 GTS! These Porsches are the deal of the decade, but exactly what does it cost to purchase and maintain one of these powerful 996 Turbos? Back in …Continue to the full article
Comparing the Air Cooled Engine of a 993 to the Water Cooled Engine of a 996. What are the Differences?
I’ve been around air-cooled cars all my life. Both my parents had VW Beetles, so when it came time to replace my hand-me down first car, a ’71 Ford Capri, it isn’t surprising I went for a ’72 Super Beetle. Then years later, after I found out that Heidi had an heirloom 1958 Porsche 356A Cabriolet in the family, I made it my mission to get that car …Continue to the full article