It’s not often that I get out of my Aston Martin, I get into another car, and I want that other car more than I want my Aston Martin. Usually I get into my aging Range Rover and I wonder why the automatic windshield wipers are on high even though it hasn’t rained in three weeks.
When the Nissan GT-R first arrived on U.S. shores, it was immediately pitted against the all-wheel-drive and boosted Porsche 911 Turbo. While the GT-R was a great performance value back in the day, the tables have turned in such spectacular fashion that you can now get a great example of Germany’s finest sports car…
An Audi R8 V10 Plus and a Porsche 911 Turbo drive into a drag race... and one completely destroys the other. No, that wasn’t the punchline to a joke. It actually happened.
[Porsche just unveiled their new 991 Turbo, but what about the old 996 generation? What was it about that car that has these models staring wistfully into the distance? Photo via Porsche]
A car with pedestrian roots beating the established purebreeds — this is the story of the current Nissan GT-R and the Porsche 911 Turbo before it.
Or more like life with one of the last of the first Porsche 911 Turbos, since what Harry Metcalfe bought is a late 930 with a five-speed gearbox from 1989. And what a car it is!
It’s cool and all to go sideways in some old Nissan coupe. It’s absolutely mental to try the same in the last aircooled 911 Turbo.
Spoiler Alert: Not really. But the AMG GT S is way more exciting and almost as fast around a track where you won’t ever drive it anyway, so you already see where I’m going with this.
On day three of 930 ownership I have to admit to a mild case of postpartum depression.
Early Porsche 911s became notorious for their wayward handling characteristics with all of their weight hanging in the back – add a primitive turbocharger to the equation and you get this, the "widowmaker."
Car reviewers traditionally harp of the Porsche 911 Turbo for being a little quiet, the twin turbos muffling the exhaust note. This particular 993 hillclimb car doesn't have that problem.
Though the Porsche 911 kinda, sorta, maybe looks like its original progenitor (okay it looks exactly the same), it doesn't function exactly the same. Part of the reason why Porsche 911s are no longer free-wheeling death machines is because of their aerodynamics, and the way they all move about these days.
Singer, dancer, Lamborghini owner, and terrible person Chris Brown wrecked a Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet in February while avoiding the paparazzi. Well, it now looks like that very car can be yours! Great news?
One of my favorite #oppositelock games is #DDTrackBurn, which implies you'll get three choices and you have to pick one to daily drive, one to take to the track, and one to burn. In his review of the 2013 Audi R8 Travis mentioned that the R8 V10 is competitive with the Lamborghini Gallardo and Porsche 911 Turbo.
Remember Zach the Legomaniac? He was a rank Lego slacker compared to the guy who built this unreal Lego Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio. The details are OCDifying: The steering even turns 2.6 rotations lock-to-lock, just like a real 911. Amazing.
Since the moment I first saw a CTS-V Sport Wagon parked outside of the Hennessey headquarters in Sealy, Texas I knew a quarter-mile run video was coming. But a Porsche 911 Turbo versus a 650 HP Hennessey-tuned Caddy station wagon? Ridiculous.
Star winger Jermaine Pennant left his new Porsche 911 Turbo at a Spanish train station for five weeks, slowly accruing parking tickets. Locals spotted the car, with the license plate P33NNT, and alerted authorities. His excuse? Both awesome and maddening.