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Great write up on the new 911

Any Given Reason

The launch of a new Porsche 911 is a special occasion. Probably the worlds benchmark sports car, each 911 is an icon of its time and is proof that constant refinement and re-engineering is the key to success. Since the 911’s introduction in September 1963 as the replacement for the 356, this new 911 is only the 6th generation from Porsche and only the third clean sheet design in almost fifty years!

Codenamed Type 991 (for added confusion), the new car is bigger, more luxurious and more comfortable than the Type 997 it replaces. But as an example of how technology progresses, the 991 is also lighter, faster and uses less fuel. It has an all new 3800cc flat 6 that loves to rev, and produces its peak power of 294kw some 900rpm higher than the old motor. That’s 24kw more and at the same rpm as the 996 GT3…

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Our favorite source for E30 love. Thanks for the great write up!

Wheelmen

After our earlier story of the B6 2.8, it is now time for the M20 powered C2 2.7. The E30 with the biggest displacement M20, coming in at a healthy 2693 cc. Exactly the same as the efficiency oriented 325e, but instead of looking for low-down grunt, trying to extract as much hp and torque as possible. The result is 210hp and 267Nm with a higher redline and a very linear power delivery. Alpina is using their normal magic to achieve this power hike; Mahle pistons, Alpina camshaft, custom cylinder head, Alpina equal length headers, full exhaust system, new motor management and some other goodies.

Not only the engine was overhauled, also the suspension and brakes were taken care of. And to give the car its own identity, the standard Alpina recipe was being followed; unique front spoiler, Alpina staggered wheels (7Jx16 and 8Jx16), rear spoiler and the well-known striping. These were…

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Volk Racing VR. G12 for Porsche

With Porsche moving to center lock for the ultra high performance cars, it comes as a mix blessing for tuners as this kind of system seems to have “weeded” out the bad wheels from the good (at least to some degree) but also limited choices. Used to be that any wheel company making 3pc wheels in the US could build wheels for such cars as the GT3 or the Turbo. With some great lighting and even better photography, they even made it look good.

The trick is really to build something that adds positive value to the car. That includes performance and looks. I don’t like the idea of one without the other and unless you drive your car really fast all the time and on the track and it’s visible only to a handful of car junkies for 10 weekends a year, I am quite sure that you’d like it to look good as well.

Volk Racing VR G12 brings tons of positive value. Built by Rays Engineering of Japan, the technology and research and development is not just a marketing punch line. Rays Engineering builds wheels that has graced the tarmac of the F1 circuit through the (now no-more) BMW Sauber F1 cars and endured the torture of the LeMans on the heels of the RLL BMW GT cars. Rays Engineering is also the wheel of choice for the Porsche Motorsport 911 GT3 R.

(source: www.porsche.com)

Volk Racing has not always been synonymous with Porsche or much of the European Marques. Over the past decade, Volk Racing has slowly been developing and designing wheels for the European cars. The efforts have been very successful. Within the 2012 line up, you can find multiple wheels specific to Porsche; Volk TE37 (TUV approved), Volk TE37 Super Lap, and of course the VR. G12 in both the regular lug bolt set up as well as the Center Lock variation.

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Tribute to a great machine!

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The BMW E30 is arguably on of the best sports cars of the 1980s. It competed in DTM motor sports in Germany against rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz 190E. Some BMW enthusiasts believe that this first generation was the best of all the M3 models due to it being built specifically to homologate the model for racing. The BMW M3 would start a frenzy of German compact sports sedans from other manufactures such as the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 evolution models and Audi S4. Other manufactures around the world would use this first generation M3 as inspiration for future sports coupes. In contrast the E30 is powered by a 4-cylinder engine and future models of the M3 would use inline 6-cylinder engines and now currently the M3 is powered by a V8 engine. When discussing The top sports cars of the 1980s any true automotive enthusiast would include the BMW E30 M3.

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Renault Sherpa now available to buy in civilian guise (Video)

It doesn’t look too Parking-friendly but should give hummer a scare.

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Picture Perfect

This pictures perfectly captures the lines that make the 911 and perhaps I’d go as far as saying it has made “Porsche” what it is today.

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Porsche Panamera by Vorsteiner

Vorsteiner started life in the BMW world and they have certainly come a long way.

The Porsche Panamera as penned by Vorsteiner.

More on Vorsteiner from StyleSevenSeven to come soon

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Fastest Cars Until Now…

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What a list!

Racing Wheels

10.Mercedes Benz SLS AMG

Top Speed: 315 Kmph

Engine: 6.3-liter V8 engine

Horsepower: 563

0-60 Time: 3.7 Seconds

9. Lexus LFA

Top Speed: 323 Kmph

Engine: 4.8 Liter V10

Horsepower: 560

0-60 Time: 3.7 Seconds

8. Mclaren MP4-12C

Top Speed: 328 Kmph

Engine: 3.8 Liter twin turbo V8

Horsepower: 592

0-60 Time: 3.3 Seconds

7. GTA Spano

Top Speed: 347 Kmph

Engine: 8.3 Liter V10

Horsepower: 820

0-60 Time: 2.9 Secs

7. Lamborghini Aventador LP-700-4

Top Speed: 347 Kmph

Engine: 6.5 Liter V12

Horsepower: 691

0-60 Time: 2.9 Secs

6. Aston Martin 177

Top Speed: 352 Kmph

Engine: 7.3 Liter V12

Horsepower: 750

0-60 Time: 3.4 Secs

5.Gumpert Apollo

Top Speed: 358 Kmph

Engine: 4163 cc Bi-turbo Audi V8

Horsepower: 650

0-60 Time: 2.9 Secs

4.Noble M600

Top Speed: 360 Kmph

Engine: 4.4 Liter V8

Horsepower: 650

0-60 Time: 2.9 Secs

3. Pagani Huayra

Top Speed: 368 Kmph

Engine: Mercedes 6.0…

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Ah~Ha There you are!

ahhaproject: Car Compass

This really makes me go ah ha! How many times have you parked your car in a structure, only to forget which floor and which section, you parked in. Well, frat no more. The Car Compass by ahhaproject makes sure that your car is a click away.

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