Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: 1989 W201.029/M103 3.0
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RE: for you porsche lovers...
The 996 drives beautifully and is a real supercar, even in basic form, with its dual-stage, twin throttle body intake manifolding, and is still cheaper than a comparable Ferrari or Aston Martin.
In GT-2 twin turbo or Carrera GT-3 form it's literally ready for a racetrack straight off the showroom floor.
The base model has 300hp and will do some 280km/h.
The earlier 911's still hold their value exceedingly well and to drive are a blatant hotrod, weighing next to nothing and maintaining the blistering acceleration (for their day...circa. 5.5 secs to 60mph in 1979), which made the name famous.
928's are probably the most undervalued car around at the moment, basic examples selling for around the price of a W126 SEC locally. The S-4 of the series however has the real reputation as a performer, with it's 32-valve quad cam V8.
The run of the mill 928 and 928S however still maintain 280-300hp and were remarked by wheels magazine for its neutral weight distribution and responsive handling and regarded as a "true supercar"
one could actually drive drive to a board meeting without hitting the side of a building.
The Boxters...well us real Porsche enthusiasts just kinda have a selective memory about those. The what?
There's one or two others which are also, best left forgotten. Best to concentrate on efforts like the 917/30 (500km/h Le Mans racer).
driving a fast car should feel like falling off a building.