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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    But he's not a highly experienced driver who knows when to shift simply by instinct.


    Been a pretty terrible day up until i read your post, cheered me up no end thanks


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    The Sultan of Brunei is selling off 21 cars in his collection; most of these cars have never been driven and still have the same mileage as when they were delivered from the factory, including the four below:


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    Apparently someone has shot a video of the 2012 911. I'm not sure how he could tell. Maybe brown is a new color.

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    Does Porsche even have a design team?? Seriously.

    And if it does, why haven't those lazy bums been fired yet. Think of the profits the company could make. It's clear by now the design team is about as effective as a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Does Porsche even have a design team?? Seriously.
    Don't give up on the 991 just yet; indications are that they've exaggerated the curve of the top-front fenders so it looks more like an original Spyder from the front, stay tuned..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Does Porsche even have a design team?? Seriously.

    And if it does, why haven't those lazy bums been fired yet. Think of the profits the company could make. It's clear by now the design team is about as effective as a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.
    Maybe not anymore, since they´ve been bought by VW.

    They will make them all look more and more like A5s in future, similar to that lovely Cayenne/Touareg couple.



    And the first estate will certainly come soon as well.



    But seriously, just wait a bit and you will see the first interior compenents of VW/AUDI/SKODA/SEAT integrated in a Porsche, like in the bad old times, motor components... rather sooner than later, it´s only a matter of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBR View Post
    But seriously, just wait a bit and you will see the first interior compenents of VW/AUDI/SKODA/SEAT intergrated in a Porsche, like in the bad old times, motor components... rather soone than later, it´s only a matter of time.
    Yup, I'm afraid you're right.

    Isn't 2012 the year that they will release the 911 2.0 TDi Blue Efficiency model with front mounted engine and fwd?

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    Yes, and a trailer hitch is announced to come soon as well.



    Cheers

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    My guess is that it'll be more mid engined.
    What ever the final body, there will be several versions for your taste


    nice cooling shot


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    Quote Originally Posted by RBR View Post
    Yes, and a trailer hitch is announced to come soon as well.



    Cheers

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    Don't think you're that far off. Check out the commercial Porsche has been running here recently.



    He's loading bags of potting soil into his Carrera.
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    This is Porsche guys, a company that has produced a car with a fundamentally flawed design for the last 70 years and has stubbenly stuck to it for those 70 odd years.

    It's only saving grace is that modern electrics have reeled in it's flawed design.
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    I knew Porsche was going downhill when they introduced an SUV . . . And everyone with more money than taste started buying them up.
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    Put some wasabi on your sauerkraut and wash down that bitter slab-side design taste with some RWB wider-than-wide wideness:

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeA View Post
    Don't think you're that far off. Check out the commercial Porsche has been running here recently.

    ...

    He's loading bags of potting soil into his Carrera.
    Muhahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa, excellent, that´s great involuntary satire !!!!



    But i think you might haven´t seen the Panamera yet.



    FOUR doors and watch what´s placed where the motor should be.

    http://www.porsche.com/germany/model...turbo/gallery/

    The rear and side/rear view remind me more on an eroded 80s Passat B2 hatch back or on that disastrous 924 than on a real Porsche. Only the trailer is missing.



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    Re: Shelby car soccer - This guy is on my team:


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    I Love Cars...specially the Lamborghinni Gallargo it beat them all hands-down
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    Quote Originally Posted by techcircolareda View Post
    I Love Cars...specially the Lamborghinni Gallargo it beat them all hands-down
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    We've got your back; enjoy an LP 570-4 Superleggera with the optional cougar package..


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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Re: Shelby car soccer - This guy is on my team:
    I'll take this guy...




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    Quote Originally Posted by gswitter View Post
    I'll take this guy...
    Some quality car tossing there; I have a feeling that if I owned a Caterham, I'd arrange some trash barrels on my street and do that all afternoon..

    I get the second guy in this video:


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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCFEr...ailpage#t=140s
    (link because video embed won't let me start at the timestamp I want)

    The above is my favorite, considering how little steering lock the car in the video has. He's on full oppo the whole time and doesn't spin until he wants to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeA View Post
    He's on full oppo the whole time and doesn't spin until he wants to.
    He drifted half the track, if that were a video game, he'd definitely have the high score..

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    A few shots from the Kohler International Challenge a couple weeks back.



    ^Supercharged Jag, hmm,, badass or built for ballers??




    ^I'll have the KR medium rare, and she'll have the....




    ^No riots needed




    ^Coffee anyone?




    ^When two just isn't enough






    ^Yellow on yellow is kinda like...

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    In the next few days I will upload some of the pictures from the Father's day Ferrari/lamborghini/maserati/Alfa Romeo show that I went to; I have some nice pictures of a 1964 250 GTO that I have been meaning to upload but due to my laziness I have completely neglected to do so yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orbital View Post
    ^Supercharged Jag, hmm,, badass or built for ballers??
    Badass, that's the only other RWD sedan that can match a CTS-V move for move around a track

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    ^When two just isn't enough
    Ferrari 458

    Quote Originally Posted by orbital View Post
    ^Yellow on yellow is kinda like...
    Fitting that the insane Scud would be the one picture that doesn't match the others..

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    ^

    Just snappin' shots,
    458 was parked right next to the 430, gotta say, 458 is a bit darth vader for me.
    I still think the 430 is a top 5 car ever,..for me


    there is no number 1 car though

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    All of those pushbutton tuned exhausts are just expensive fart cans.

    If someone said to me, "Pick an XFR or a CTS-V," I don't know if I could.

    the 308 is the prettiest Ferrari to me. Just not with 5mph bumpers.

    -----------------------
    At the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix a few weeks ago, a guy had this blown Marauder with a baby seat in the back.

    The plaque in the bottom left has his 13.12s timeslip.



    Also there was the CTS-V SCCA racecar. I don't have any pictures but I can assure you, it is very menacing in person. They had the hood up to show the restrictor and, I guess, how much stuff from the road car isn't in there. A Cadillac rep was talking to a guy about the engine. "Yeah, they actually had to detune it for the racecar." To which I said, "Not really. It just doesn't have a supercharger." Dirtiest looks I think I have ever been given.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeA View Post
    At the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix a few weeks ago, a guy had this blown Marauder with a baby seat in the back.
    Hope he brought a lot of beer, all Corvettes from ~2003 on are under 13, as is the current Camaro..

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Hope he brought a lot of beer, all Corvettes from ~2003 on are under 13, as is the current Camaro..
    Pretty sure the point is that most Corvette owners are old men who take their hats out for a ride in the car on sunny days and then put the car back in the garage without ever putting it through its paces. Or idiots burning tire or clutch.
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    A car forum recently did an homage to 70's era car design, some interesting highlights:


    1979 AMC Spirit AMX; this is technically the American forerunner to the Subaru WRX STi:



    1977 Chevrolet Monza Mirage; it looks sporty, that's the mirage:



    1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra; I'm used to seeing these in black, in red it actually does look a bit more like a sports car:



    1976 Dodge Aspen R/T Super Pak; no idea why you'd take one of the worst examples of 1970's cars and make a performance version, but the decals are nice:



    1977 Pontiac Grand Prix Can Am; looks pretty good for a land yacht, but it's the shaker hood that seals the deal:



    1976 Buick Century Pace Car package; with subtle decals:



    1979 Chevrolet El Camino Royal Knight; not even the El Camino was immune to the decal craze:



    Everyone knows about the "Bandit" Trans Am, but I had no idea there were plenty of other special edition models:


    Firebird Fire-Am:



    Firebird Trans-Am Macho T/A:



    Firebird Trans-Am Sky Bird (also available in Red Bird and Yellow Bird):



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    ^^^^^

    Welll blow my doors,


    it floors me that you have Firebird pictures, gotta love the Trans-Ams, Firebirds & Formulas.
    My Pop bought a '70s Formula* (unreal deal) in the early 80s',
    it was a blast to drive, you could drop a gear and get it sideways easily.
    winter on the other hand, was all throttle control ..

    At the last vintage event at Road America, there was a Historical Trans-Am race from the 70s' {Mustangs, Camaros, Dodges ect..}
    it was one of the best races I'v seen in several years.

    A White Camaro cleaned up,...just a killer race!


    *301 or 305 w/ the elongated headlight housing, that's all I remember
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