Mar 24 2009

Paul Walker, Tanner Faust and Matt Farah, the Gravity Masters

Bittersweet video for me, I was invited to attend this video shoot but wasn’t able to make it, now after watching this video, I feel completely stupid for not attending…oh well. Great stuff. HD version on Vimeo.

Gravity Masters on Vimeo.

Feb 9 2009

Porsche releases first footage of the 911 GT3- Video

I’ve had some seat time in a 997 GT3, and can say with little doubt it’s one of the great cars of our time. Now Porsche has decided to give the “997.2” treatment to what may be their masterpiece. I’ll reserve judgment until I find myself behind the wheel, but I will say I’m crushing on the new look. Hope it’s bite matches it’s bark.

Porsche releases first footage of the 911 GT3- Video.

Jan 28 2009

Next generation 998 Porsche 911 spied?

I tend to believe World Car Fans, but to be honest it’s so hard to tell a new generation with Porsche.

+5 hp = New Generation
Second cup holder = new model!

YouTube – Next generation Porsche 911 spied.

Jan 11 2009

LED Tail Lights on 911 Turbo

997 Turbo LED tail
Can’t wait for ext year to get a facelifted turbo?  Looks like you can make the swap today on a current 997 Turbo. “Gormanlad” from 6SpeedOnline has done the swap, more pics after the jump.

LED Tail Lights on Turbo – Forums.

Jan 11 2009

Why does SharkWerks get it and Porshe doesn’t?

I was just reading through the latest SharkWerks build up on 6SpeedOnline, and I noticed that they did what Porsche should have done years ago.  Proper paddle shifters for the tiptronic transmission.  With the new PDK dual clutch hitting dealers with some janky push-pull button arrangement I really am wondering if Porsche engineers have even driven a car with proper padle shifters?  Anyhow, happy that options exist, hope this aftermarket solution works on the new PDK system

SharkWerks 2009 997TT EVT700 Project – Forums

Jan 11 2009

California Dream’n on such a winter’s day Part 2

Much better photo of today’s drive into Malibu, this time from Jason from VODcars. Sunny 70 degrees….gotta love Southern California sometimes.

Jan 5 2009

Panamera making it’s Chinese Debut

For the record I really love Porsche, even the Boxster and Caymen.  You would be forgiven for thinking otherwise given how found I am for Porsche competitors like the Aston Martin Vantage or Nissan GT-R, but I think that just further proves how good they are…. Except their stylist keep trying to make non sports cars look like sports cars.  They somewhat redeemed themselves with the faclifted Cayenne, but this new Panamera really is a buzz kill for me.  I can sum up the car saying it’s a really cool trick spoiler wrapped in a tragically unatractive body.

So that’s my opinion take it or leave it, but sitting in my inbox today was some Panamera news that they’ll debut the car in China.

Full press release after the Jump

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Nov 9 2008

Porsche underground garage- Video

Yet another underground garage, this time a Porsche

Porsche underground garage- Video.

Oct 28 2008

Video Top Speed Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Porsche 911 GT2, Ferrari 599, Nissan GT-R

ZR1 Top Speed 200.4mph

2009 GT-R 195mph

Ferrari 599: 201.5mph

Porsche 997 GT2: 199.8mph

Test Results

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Nissan GT-R Porsche 911 GT2
Base Price $106,520 $317,595 $77,840 $192,560
Engine 6.2L/638-hp 604-lb-ft supercharged OHV
16-valve V-8
6.0L/612-hp 448-lb-ft 48-valve DOHC V-12 3.8L/480-hp 430-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC,
24-valve V-6
3.6L/530-hp 505-lb-ft twin-turbo, DOHC 24-valve flat six
Transmission 6-speed man 6-sp auto-clutch man 6-sp auto-clutch man 6-speed man
Curb weight, lb 3364 3975 3868 3270
0-60 mph, sec 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.4
0-100 mph, sec 6.9 7.1 8 7.3
Quarter mile 11.2 sec @ 130.5 mph 11.3 sec @ 126.4 mph 11.6 sec @ 120.0 mph 11.4 sec @ 127.9 mph
MT Figure 8 23.7 sec @ 0.87 g (avg) 25.0 sec @ 0.79 g (avg) 24.1 sec @ 0.86 g (avg) 22.9 sec @ 0.90 g (avg)
60-0 mph 97 ft 104 ft 105 ft 98 ft
Lateral Acceleration 1.10 g (avg) 0.95 g (avg) 0.97 g (avg) 1.10 g (avg)
Top Speed (observed) 200.4 mph 201.5 mph 195.0 mph 199.8 mph
Lap Time 56.9 sec 58.0 sec 58.1 sec 57.5 sec
EPA City/Hwy Fuel Econ 14/20 mpg 11/15 mpg 16/21 mpg 16/23 mpg

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vs Porsche 911 GT2 vs Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano vs Nissan GT-R – War of the Worlds Supercar Shootout – Motor Trend.

Oct 28 2008

New York Motor Club at Pocono Raceway

Pretty cool track day video

NYMC – Pocono Raceway, BMW M5 and F430 Spin out- Video.