This sort of publicity stunt is a near guaranteed crowd pleaser. Since Audi sent a 100 up a ski jump in 1986, it's been repeated several times, including by Audi themselves. While classic Audis worked wonderfully on snow, the original Quattro systems were decidedly old school. The driver-controlled locking diffs at the center and rear made for a …Continue to the full article
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Top Gear’s Chris Harris Take a R8 V10, Acura NSX and a 911 Turbo Drag racing….in a downpour.
Top Gear presenter and resident hot-shoe Chris Harris is not one to waste an opportunity, no matter how bad the weather is. Chris Harris tested the Acura NSX, Audi R8 V10 and the Porsche 911 Turbo at Bruntingthopre Proving Ground, Leicestshire and the weather was wet even for the UK. All three automobiles are highly technical and feature …Continue to the full article
Acura NSX vs. Audi R8 V10 Plus vs. Porsche 911 Turbo
You almost have to feel bad for the new NSX. Its legendary predecessor gave the new car a lot to live up to. While the original NSX was radical for being an accessible supercar, the new car is very bleeding edge. The car hits a technological benchmark otherwise occupied by hypercars, though the performance is less stratospheric. In Motor Trend's …Continue to the full article
Our Favorite Porsches On Ebay This Week: Volume 67
We've been compiling some amazing Porsche models on eBay for over two years now, and we've seen some pretty astonishing cars pop up now and again. We recently started publishing our picks once a week instead of our prior bi-weekly schedule, in an effort to bring you more exciting Porsche auction action. Check back often for different cars! This …Continue to the full article
New Video From Porsche Explains The Sport Chrono Package
We're constantly being asked from readers about the features and benefits of various options available from Porsche. Perhaps the one most commonly asked about is the Sport Chrono Package. What does it do? What does it include? Is it worth the cost? The video below does a great job of answering the first two questions. Is it worth the …Continue to the full article
The New Porsche 911 Turbo is a Shape Changer Thanks to Active Aerodynamics
Obviously, the physics involved in optimum aerodynamics are fairly complicated. Maybe that's why Porsche's narrator talks to us so slowly in this video. Regardless, by the time you're done you should fully understand the concept of 'Active Aerodynamics' and how it helps the new Porsche 911 Turbo grab the ground harder than any of it's predecessors. …Continue to the full article
Forget PDK! What about the Paddle Shifters?
By now, most of you are aware that the recently unveiled Porsche 2010 Turbo not only received a much anticipated facelift, but is also available with their optional double clutch gearbox (PDK). Porsche, however, has a habit of announcing new cars and products that focus on a certain subject while hiding sliding other important information into the …Continue to the full article
Who or What Caused the Porsche vs. Nissan Rivalry?
Prior to the GT-R bursting onto the scene, Nissan and Porsche were not competitors. They serve(d) two completely different market segments. They have little to no history as competitors in motorsports and until the introduction of the Nissan GT-R to the US, they were not really thought of as a sports car company (and no, I’m not forgetting about …Continue to the full article
A Simple Solution to the Whole Nissan GT-R vs. Porsche Debate
Just when the fire(s) started by the Nissan GT-R vs. (insert most any Porsche model here) had started to burn themselves out, Porsche goes and throws fuel on the flame war by calling into question Nissan's publicly announced lap times at the Nurburgring. If you haven't been following the story that closely, don't feel bad, you're not alone. …Continue to the full article
Competition makes the Porsche 911 a Better Car
In a post last month we asked the question is Porsche the “Benchmark” for all Other Supercars? That particular post showcased a video of the GT-R facing off against a 997 Turbo and referenced a prior entry regarding a road test of the new Nissan GT-R vs. a Porsche 997 Turbo and the resulting debate about which car is better/faster. There was …Continue to the full article