Posts Tagged ‘porsche 911’

Rauh-Welt Begriff Takes Over SEMA 2015


OK, so maybe they didn’t take over SEMA but there was quite a few of them, and it was pretty awesome to see them all in one place. Nakai-San was here at SEMA as well, but unfortunately we didn’t run into him. RWB’s unique style is quite polarizing though as there are just as many people that hate Nakai-San’s creations as those that absolutely love it. While it isn’t something I personally would do to my own vehicle if I had one, I can certainly appreciate all the work that goes into each customer car. Pirelli brought a red RWB 911, LA’s JennaBelle to their booth and Forgestar/iForged hosted 5 other RWB 911s.

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Porsche 911 Targa Already Feels Irrelevant

When I first read that the Targa was the next trim of 911 to receive the 991 update I thought “Okay, whatever”. The 991 GT3 set the bar so high that I’m not sure anything can top it. Certainly not a car that I’m apparently not old enough to appreciate or feel sentiment for. I figured it would be revealed quietly, I’d write a quick article on how it looks just like the other 911s and go about my day. I’d say that it’s a 911 with a front window and a rear window and a removable piece in between the two. The removable piece retracts electronically.

But then I saw it. Porsche managed to take a series of vehicles that all look similar and make one supremely ugly. And useless. Does anybody seriously think that the difference in rigidity between an electronically folding targa and the same convertible is going to be so significant as to justify not spending the extra $1,600 for a cabriolet model? How about the fact that it only comes in AWD? I’m guessing it’s because they couldn’t fit the roof and motors into the narrower fenders of the RWD version, but I feel like if you’re buying a Porsche for that pure visceral driving experience, or whatever it is that old people say, that you’re not going to be buying the AWD version.

So yeah, I don’t know. I’m of the opinion that if you want to rekindle your love of a classic Porsche, you should buy a classic Porsche. They’re not in short supply and can be had for very reasonable prices. If you want modern comfort and convenience with an open roof you can either get a panoramic sunroof which, like me, didn’t exist in the 70s, or a proper convertible. Or you can do what you want and buy a 991 Targa. Just please come back and tell me your thought process so I can better understand.

Check the gallery for evidence that you can give birth to an ugly sextuplet.

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Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) Preview – Porsche

We showcased some of the vehicles that Audi will be unveiling and what Mercedes-Benz will be bringing to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show — or IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) but with Porsche celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 911, we know they’ll be bringing a fleet of special edition vehicles. Here’s what we know about the Porsche booth at IAA 2013.

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2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Revealed Ahead of Geneva Show

The latest update to the 911 GT3 has been revealed ahead of its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show tomorrow. I guess calling it an update is a bit of an understatement as it is much more than just a facelift to the to 991 design. The fifth-generation 911 GT3 is the first production Porsche that features active rear-wheel steering and optional full LED headlights. Power wise, the new 911 GT3 gets a 475hp 3.8L boxer engine full of titanium goodies that revs all the way up to 9000rpm.

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50 Years of the Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is a sports car icon. Every car guy, including myself, grew up with car posters on their wall, one of which was the Porsche 911. For me, the 911 was my dream car for as long as I could remember. My dad was a car guy, and Porsche toys were scattered amongst my childhood. He was a huge 911 fan, and by influence, so was I. Much like the Porsche commercial with the kid at the dealership, I was in love the first time I sat in a 911. Everyone remembers the first time they sat in one. I was 9 years old, I was at my first car show, and there sat an 82 or 83 911 SC, which to this day is still my favorite 911 body shape. Like many kids at that show, I set a goal for myself that very day; to own a Porsche 911 by the time I was 30 years old. See you in about 20 years. As an incentive, my dad promised to wash my 911 every day if I met the goal.

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Nakai San Powerslides First Canadian RWB 993

If you were wondering if it was still possible to kick out that tail on the crazy wide 345 Michelin Pilot Sport tires on the back of the first Canadian RAUH-Welt Porsche build then wonder no more. Nakai San, who was in Vancouver building the RWB993 was spotted having a little fun while testing out the car on the streets.

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2012 Porsche 911 – Hot Weather Testing

Porsche teases the next generation 911 doing some hot weather testing in South Africa. The interior is under heavy fabric camouflage but a more panamera-esque center console is visible and if you look closely enough, it appears that rumors of a 7-speed manual gearbox may indeed be true.

Blog: Journalist’s son crashes $177,000 Porsche 911 Turbo

This was my car only three weeks ago. The photos I took while the $177,125 car was in my care sit as my current desktop.

But the car suffered the nightmare every auto writer fears. The Globe and Mail’s Peter Cheney was being a responsible steward of the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo and parked it in his garage.

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