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      Published on 12-29-2011 11:31 PM
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      TPC racing does excellent work. They pretty much are the De facto Cayman turbo option offering bolt on kits to built motors as you see here. They drop the compression to 10.0:1 with their forged pistons and bore out the block. They add their forged connecting rods as well and the new internals paired with their turbo allow this Cayman to hit 515 whp. It is interesting to see how much displacement Porsche left on the table in the block which the stock displacement was no doubt chosen to protect 911 owner's egos. We can't wait to see what the upcoming 4.3 liter version does. ...
      Published on 12-29-2011 12:42 AM
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      Switzer builds some very strong cars. Their Porsche and Nissan GTR packages in particular offer some powerful options. This is just a basic 997 GT2 tune that anyone can upload themselves. It comes with the connection capable and a BMC filter as seen pictures below. You download your stock tune, e-mail it to Switzer, then they e-mail you a tune for your car. This is all done automatically through your computer and turn around time on receiving your new tune is about a business day. The baseline was 512 wheel and the tune brought it up 543.94 (544 rounded up). Very nice, simple, and effective. ...
      Published on 12-28-2011 03:01 AM
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      Here is an awesome Porsche naturally aspirated 6 cylinder battle. The new 991 Carrera S sporting less displacement and horsepower but with a PDK dual clutch transmission versus the lighter and more powerful 997 GT3 RS 4.0. Unfortunately, they only video the speedometers accelerating and do not show an actual head to head race between the two which is a major letdown. Still, a nice comparison and the 991 holds up surprisingly well until the horsepower of the GT3 RS 4.0 takes over. ...
      Published on 12-27-2011 09:24 AM
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      German tuner 9ff has made what can be considered the ultimate evolution of the Porsche 911. Although the vehicle looks like a 911 the skin is completely carbon fiber and underneath is a steel tube frame chassis with an integrated role cage. This leads to a curb weigh in the 2700 range. They use the front part of a 911 GT3 and then build the rest themselves for an impressive and unique vehicle. The standard GT9 ran to 254 miles per hour with just 987 horsepower. The club sport version shown here starts with 750 horsepower but can be optioned up to 1150. ...
      Published on 12-27-2011 02:40 AM
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      These chrome foil wraps seems to be getting more and more popular, at least overseas. This car was not done by Russians but by the Czechs. Wrapstyle is the name of the Czech company and unlike the green foil 5 series this is nowhere near as good. It isn't the fault of the wrap itself necessarily but the tacky neon blue lights under the car as well as in the wheels. ...
      Published on 12-25-2011 05:01 PM
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      Here is another Hamann creation, the Cyrano Porsche Panamera Turbo. This is a full package for the Panamera including engine, interior, and exterior modifications. Hamann starts with an ECU tune to bring the car up to 580 horsepower achieved with the combination of a rear exhaust section. The wheels and suspension are modified next with 9.5x22 front wheels and 11x22 rears allowing 265/30/22 tires up front and 305/25/22 in back. A lowering module drops the car 30mm. ...
      Published on 12-24-2011 06:31 AM
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      Do not know what this company was thinking but apparently there is a market for this. This is the ASMA body kit for the new 958 Cayenne and it just looks like someone tacked on as much plastic crap as they possibly could. The face of the car looks like it is going to eat you and throwing LED's on it does not exactly take attention away from the huge gaping hole in the front. The ducts in front of the rear wheel arch just do not look good either. The whole thing is just a mess. We will not say anything further except quote Autogespot who had this to say about the car, "Who would buy something like this? Arabs seem to be the right answer." ...
      Published on 12-24-2011 01:51 AM
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      Here is what should be an epic comparison. Problem is this is Best Motoring from Japan and there are Japanese cars involved. Like every Best Motoring video, a Japanese car wins. To make matters worse, the 911 GT2RS was driven by someone who misshifted not once but twice at critical points. The ZR-1 also was driven by an old lady on a leisurely tour of the road course not someone trying to win a race. The best drivers always seem to be put into the Japanese cars. Also, with unequal drivers all racing at the same time it makes this comparison pretty much worthless. We never were fans of Best Motoring and are not surprised it was cancelled with this being the last feature. ...
      Published on 12-23-2011 12:51 AM
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      Hard to control enthusiasm for such an epic comparison. Yes, these are all super expensive cars. The Aventador though is much, much more money than the GT2RS or the SLS AMG. Drag racing does not prove a supercars worth but it sure is fun to see. The Aventador was launched using launch control and with its all wheel drive and ISR transmission that does make a bit of a difference. We will not spoil what happens, watch the video and enjoy. ...
      Published on 12-20-2011 10:01 PM
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      We know the new 991 Carrera S is fast. We also know it is faster with the PDK than with the manual. If you need help being convinced of this the video below should provide plenty of evidence. The 991 Carrera S is launched using the launch control feature which revs the car up to about 6300 rpm and then it just slingshots away with minimal wheelspin. Absolutely incredible the way it was it takes off and bangs through the gears in rapid succession all the way up to 313 km/h. It's fast, very fast. ...
      Published on 12-20-2011 03:21 AM
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      Porsche has some pretty cool options. Actually, they have just about the best option list out of any German manufacturer. You can customize almost anything including the exhaust sound which in this case is done by ordering the Porsche Sport Exhaust option. We can see the appeal in it as you maintain your warranty and can have your brand new car with a more aggressive sound that you know is street legal. Check out the sound clip below in the video from about the 30 second mark. Ignore the Germans talking. ...
      Published on 12-19-2011 03:55 AM
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      This is not exactly a comparison that makes all that much sense. Comparing the new 911 Carrera S with PDK to the F12 650i and the Chevrolet Camaro? Neither have ever been in the 911's class and they are not exactly what you would consider a sports a car. They are not even in the same price range although the 650i certainly is closer than the Camaro. Autobild says the 911 is the fastest, most fun to drive, yet picks the 650i due to trunk space? Idiotic but with the 991 being new we want as much data as we can get. Look over the test numbers below. ...
      Published on 12-17-2011 03:13 AM
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      Supersprint makes a high quality product, this is well known. Their 997.2 Turbo exhaust is a great example of their work. The full exhaust setup includes headers, a sport muffler with 100 cell cats, and 90mm exhaust tips. A catless version is also available. The horsepower gain claims from their results on a MAHA all wheel drive dyno and the sheet is posted below for those wishing to verity. These components are sold as a complete exhaust system package, not individually. ...
      Published on 12-15-2011 08:02 PM
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      Russian tuner TopCar tends to do some very over the top things. This is one of their better efforts. The body pieces you see including the widened fenders are all made out of carbon fiber. The rest of the car is painted with carbon grey paint which is not exactly as good as having carbon replacement panels fabricated to cover the whole car but is definitely much cheaper and blends well with the exposed carbon. The end result is a great looking and unique Cayenne. ...
      Published on 12-14-2011 11:49 PM
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      The 997.2 has a new, well price exhaust option courtesy of Sharwerks. The exhaust is made entirely out of T304 stainless. It is basically a straight through design that improves on the stock muffler, the factory cats remain in place. Completely emissions compliant and it uses the factory mounting points. Weight savings are about 8 pounds. No dyno provided or any horsepower gains claimed so this seems to be an option for a more aggressive tone more than anything else. ...

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