Porsche vs Porsche

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If you love the Porsche Boxsters, here is a comparison of the new vs the old…..

The Boxster has always been powered by naturally aspirated flat-six engines, that is until this new generation. In many ways all that the engine powering the 718 shares with the 986 is the 2.5-liter size that you find in the 718 S model.

http://thesportscarguys.com/2016/02/29/comparing-the-porsche-718-boxster-to-the-first-generation-986-boxtser/

Sports car vs Sports car

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Some history of famous names in auto/sorts car racing….

Porsche versus Ferrari. It’s a rivalry that has existed for over 50 years. Italy versus Germany.

The roots of the competition between the two storied brands started on the race track. In the 1960’s Ferrari was already a household name as the maker of some of the greatest racing machines in the world. Famously Enzo Ferrari is quoted as saying they they build road cars to finance their racing efforts.

http://thesportscarguys.com/2016/02/21/porsche-versus-ferrari/

Auction ended December 29, 2015 – a 1989 Porsche

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A bit of information you may need if you are looking for sports car values – based upon auction results…..

This 1989 Porsche 911 represents the very end of the mid-year body style’s 15-year production run. This example features just 46k miles from new, no mechanical modifications, extensive recent service and one respray in the original color. These late examples with the G50 gearbox feature all the improvements from the model’s run, and have long proven reliable sports cars which can happily be used every day.

http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-porsche-911/

1989 911 Diecast Speedster

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The author of the following article has a talent for photography. Some real nice pictures of a die cast made to look like the real thing……

If I was going to choose a favourite 911, I’d have to choose the car which would become known as the 911 Classic. This was the long-lived original model, which went through various nips and tucks and mechanical and stylistic upgrades over a 26 year period, before being succeed by the further evolved 964 variety. The car depicted by this ancient Maisto model is the ’89 Speedster, the very limited production low-roof variant of the 3.2 Cabriolet.

http://hooniverse.com/2015/11/23/diecast-delights-an-89-911-speedster-in-118-scale/

Porsche 911 with the least defects

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The design of the Porsche’s these days, verses when I was growing up in the mid-1900’s, is remarkable. I used to cringe…..

Even when of more mature years, the Porsche 911 is a trouble-free companion. No matter whether it is seven, nine or eleven years old – in the latest Autobild TÜV report, the sports car icon was again the model with the fewest defects among all vehicles in its age group. The same as the year before, in each of the general technical inspections, the TÜV inspectors found the least grounds for complaint. Overall, the 911,

http://www.fastmotoring.com/index.php/2011/12/porsche-911-with-the-least-defects-among-older-vehicles/

Learn More about Porsches

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Porsche Reviews For 2015

21 reviews of the 2015 Porsche models – find this all in one place…..

Porsche, the German automobile manufacturer, is known for its line of SUVs, sports cars, and sedans. These include the Panamera, Macan, Cayenne, and Cayman. The best Porsches, consumer models, sports cars, and hybrids are covered in detail on Gadget Review. Stay with us and don’t miss the latest dope on the newest releases by this German automobile powerhouse. We’ll keep you updated on the latest news on restored Porsches, engine upgrades, and of course, the best Porsche accessories available so that whenever you want to bring home a Porsche, you have all the necessary perspective to make an intelligent buying decision.

http://www.gadgetreview.com/reviews/porsche-reviews

2004 Boxster S Verses

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Learn what this race driver did to modify his Boxster S to run against those $100,000 sports cars and how things turned out…..

There was only one problem: the capabilities of the Boxster were far below those of the eight PCOTY contenders. Couldn’t I do something to bridge the gap a bit between the state of the  performance-car art back in 2004 and modern-day monsters like the 526-horsepower Shelby GT350R, without making any permanent changes to my old Porsche?

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a26908/is-a-15000-12-year-old-porsche-boxster-the-perf/

1966 Porsche 912

green porshe

I have never liked the design of the Porsche, but, that’s just me…..But for those of you who enjoy studying the history of these fine sports cars, this article should interest you.

When Porsche unveiled the Type 901 at the 1963 Frankfurt Auto Show, it marked a significant improvement on the Type 356 that established the firm’s reputation as one of the finest sports car manufacturers in the world. While maintaining the rear wheel drive and aft mounted engine of the earlier car, it substantially enhanced performance and practicality with the new model.

https://classicsportscarjournal.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/driven-1966-porsche-912/

Brendon Hartley: “This year”

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This article was published on the 3rd of April, 2015 – how is Brendon doing?

“Last year, Brendon Hartley stepped into his most important role yet. Having spent several years trying to break into Formula 1 the New Zealander decided to turn his attention to sportscars, a move that would eventually lead to an LMP1 race seat with the Porsche factory team. Now he’s entering his second season in the FIA World Endurance Championship, with the intention of furthering the experience he gained during a promising debut campaign.”

http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2015/04/brendon-hartley-this-year-we-are-continuing-to-push/

Porsche’s new Boxster Spyder

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Introducing for 2015 a new Porsche model…..

“The new Boxster Spyder is tipped to be essentially an open-top version of the Cayman GT4, but just how many of the latter’s components will make the jump from coupe to convertible remain to be seen. The GT4 packs the 3.8-liter flat six from the 911 Carrera S with 385 horsepower, channeled to the rear wheels through an old-school six-speed manual transmission. It also has carbon-ceramic brakes, revised aero, and a stiffened suspension. The Spyder version of the previous Boxster arrived in 2009 with a modest 14-horsepower boost, a retuned suspension and a good 176 pounds trimmed off its curb weight thanks to the elimination of the motorized soft top, air-con and other components.”

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/03/16/porsche-boxster-spyder-macan-gts-2015-official/