Even thirty two years on the little details of the 959 can make other 911-based cars seem pedestrian. Where the GT2 RS is a wild machine covered in scoops, wings, and hyperbole, its floor is mere metal. The 959 separates its occupants from the pavement with nomex. Point, 80s dream machine. It seems that every other trait about the car is similarly …Continue to the full article
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Comparing The GT3 Touring With A 911T Is An Interesting Exercise
In a special episode of The Smoking Tire's One Take series, Matt Farah brought along a friend in the form of Spike Feresten for a glorious drive in the canyons with a pair of special Porsches. Because Porsche loaned a 911T to Farah for the week, he called up Feresten who owns a GT3 Touring to bring it out for a back to back comparison. The two …Continue to the full article
Incredibly Skilled Drone Pilot Races GT3 While Riding Shotgun In Car He’s Racing
The Goodwood Hillclimb course up the Duke of Richmond's driveway is 1.86 kilometers (1.16 miles) long. A blazing fast run up the hill takes about 50 seconds, and includes nine corners and a number of hazards for the racers. One of the straights is stone lined, a far cry from nice, soft Armco. While a fast car can make short work of the hill, could …Continue to the full article
Rear Wheel Steer vs. Thrust Vectoring: Turbo S Meets F-22 Raptor
Saabs may have been born from jets, but even the mightiest SPG has no place on a runway alongside the F-22 Raptor. The current 911 Turbo S has a spec sheet that reads more like the ultimate air superiority fighter than a mere road car. Dynamic roll control, dynamic boost, and a whole bevy of acronyms that sound more like missile systems than …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
964 Vs. 993: Battle of the Air-Cooled RS Clones
Two near-clones of consecutive generation Porsches, specifically modified for different people and different occasions. Both share a stellar air-cooled soundtrack, and both have the perfect proportions to make any gearhead salivate. Both these Porsche RS clones serve an undeniably strong cocktail. In the red 964 clone, owned by a man named …Continue to the full article
80’s Icons Battle Head-To-Head: Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Vs. BMW E30 M3
In an age of honest sports cars, the late 1980s provided some of the most iconic cars that have ever been built. If you think back to that era and you're asked to name a German sports car, chances are pretty great you'll come up with one of these two. The fact is, despite being built in the same country at the same time, these two cars could not be …Continue to the full article
Alfa Romeo Stelvio QF Takes On Porsche In The Performance CUV Game
Porsche's Macan Turbo has been the car to beat in the performance compact utility vehicle segment for quite a while, because it has an excellent blend of power, weight, and agility. There are a few competitors trying to take the Macan's crown recently, including the more lux Volvo XC60 T8, the Jaguar F-Pace, and this stunning Italian beauty, the …Continue to the full article
Nervous, Oversteering 993 Chases 964 RS at Dijon!
Showdown911 is already a YouTube legend in his own right. Videos of him driving his 993 without a shred of fear have garnered him a respectable following. Sandro Ziegler, as he's better known, took a fairly plain-jane 993, added a few clever modifications, and made himself a rewarding track car that can outrun some fairly high-dollar …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
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