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      Published on 06-28-2013 10:51 PM
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      These types of comparisons are somewhat troublesome. Now, the graph shows GIAC in a great light and no doubt GIAC can tune and tune well. However, without knowing what software was on the car previously one does not exactly know the quality of the previous tune or if a weak tune was put there in first place to bolster GIAC's claims. GIAC is a reputable company so they would likely not play those types of games but leaving the tuner out may avoid a vendor mud slinging war while at the same time doing a disservice to the quality of the comparison and the consumer. ...
      Published on 06-28-2013 01:22 AM
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      It's coming, oh yes it's coming. The fastest Porsche 911 ever produced, the 2014 911 GT2. Wow does it look good even in spyphotos. The design is aggressive and taking some hints from the GT3 with a center exit style exhaust changing the rear look considerably from the 997 generation. The styling looks great and is more aggressive while at the same team cleaner than the 997. The 991 just looks great as a GT2. ...
      Published on 06-25-2013 06:26 PM
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      Here is yet another comparison between the new Jaguar F-Type and the Porsche 911. The F-Type seems to be getting compares to various Porsche models depending on the trim. The supercharged V6 F-Type S model recently was in a comparison versus the 981 Boxster S and the Boxster trounced it pretty well. The V8 supercharged version of the F-Type seems to be getting compares to the 991 Carrera S and on paper it appears to be a mismatch. ...
      Published on 06-22-2013 12:31 AM
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      The 997 Porsche Targa was not really a traditional Targa design. It was more of just a giant sunroof that could be opened unlike the original Targa 911 with its removable roof panel. The 991 Targa goes back to the lift off roof design as seen in the spyvideo and looks much better in doing so. The Targa will provide the best middle ground between a coupe and a convertible offering more structural rigidity than the soft top 991 Cabriolet. ...
      Published on 06-20-2013 07:03 PM
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      Road and Track decided to take the Jaguar S and the new Jaguar F-Type S to Limerock to see which sports car is the best. Now, the Boxster S is the highest performance Boxster that Porsche sells with its 315 horsepower 3.4 liter flat-6 (shared with the 991 Carrera). The Jaguar F-Type S is the mid-range model with a 380 horsepower supercharged 3.0 liter V6. There is a V8 Type S model above with a 495 horsepower supercharged 5.0 liter V8 although the Boxster has no answer for it. ...
      Published on 06-18-2013 12:41 AM
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      The Porsche Macan should make its debut relatively soon likely later this year at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Some details have leaked out although they can not be confirmed. The interior spy photo clearly shows design elements from the Panamera and new 991 generation 911. The center console also shows a PDK style shift lever so the entry level SUV will have a dual clutch transmission. Lack of a traditional automatic will likely affect tow capacity. ...
      Published on 06-16-2013 07:55 PM
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      Some very nice results here of a USP Motorsports built 997.2 Turbo. The car has a built motor and upgraded turbos although the specifications are not listed by USP Motorsports. The car is a 6-speed manual and that is reflected in the elapsed time and trap speed as well. For 827 wheel horsepower as claimed at 21.7 pounds of boost one would expect a bit more as PDK 997.2 Turbos with far less power are in the 9's on stock turbos (9.8 @ 135). ...
      Published on 06-08-2013 12:16 AM
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      Good runs here showing the strength of the Porsche Panamera Turbo especially from a stop. This particular Panamera Turbo has a PP-P Performance ECU tune but also 22 inch wheels and a Techart body kit which are not doing it any favors. The BMW F10 M5 is stock other than catless AMS downpipes. In stock form, the M5 is the faster of the two cars but since it is rear wheel drive versus the Panamera's all wheel drive that is a detriment from a stop. ...
      Published on 06-07-2013 01:42 AM
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      The 2.5 liter to 3.0 liter displacement category of the Engine of the year awards is a hotly contested category. It is also a category BMW tends to dominate. For the first time in eight years someone other than BMW has won the award and it is Porsche breaking the streak with their 2.7 liter flat-6 motor out of the 981 Boxster and Cayman. The 265-275 horsepower (265 Boxster 275 Cayman) wins the award for the very first time. ...

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