The Truth About Cars » 911 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:54:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » 911 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Sunday Cinema: Snow Dancing in a Porsche 911 SC RS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sunday-cinema-snow-dancing-in-a-porsche-911-sc-rs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sunday-cinema-snow-dancing-in-a-porsche-911-sc-rs/#comments Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:45:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276985 The year was 1984. Rally was all the rage. Danger was mainstream. And carcinogens weren’t exclusively advertised by the rumble of tailpipes. Also in 1984, Porsche was developing a legend, but it was behind schedule: The 959 wasn’t ready when David Richards, the orchestrator of the Porsche-Rothmans deal, wanted to go rallying. So, along with […]

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The year was 1984. Rally was all the rage. Danger was mainstream. And carcinogens weren’t exclusively advertised by the rumble of tailpipes. Also in 1984, Porsche was developing a legend, but it was behind schedule: The 959 wasn’t ready when David Richards, the orchestrator of the Porsche-Rothmans deal, wanted to go rallying. So, along with […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Let’s Talk Carbon Emissions, Volkswagen’s Bigger Headache, and Plug-in Porsches http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-lets-talk-carbon-emissions-volkswagens-bigger-headache-plug-porsches/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-lets-talk-carbon-emissions-volkswagens-bigger-headache-plug-porsches/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:15:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269977 FCA has to clean up its act in a hurry, or pay a lot more to sell cars in the future. That, Europe wants Volkswagen to treat its owners the same as American owners, General Motors’ lawyers get down and dirty and Porsche’s plug-in 911 … after the break! Fiat Chrysler finishes last in fuel […]

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FCA has to clean up its act in a hurry, or pay a lot more to sell cars in the future. That, Europe wants Volkswagen to treat its owners the same as American owners, General Motors’ lawyers get down and dirty and Porsche’s plug-in 911 … after the break! Fiat Chrysler finishes last in fuel […]

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Here’s The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe and Cabriolet – Wait, Aren’t They All Turbos Now? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/heres-2017-porsche-911-turbo-coupe-cabriolet-wait-arent-turbos-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/heres-2017-porsche-911-turbo-coupe-cabriolet-wait-arent-turbos-now/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1232601 Proving that all turbo Porsches aren’t created equal, Porsche announced Tuesday its eye-wateringly expensive 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S hardtop and droptop versions that make up to 580 horsepower and dropkick the car from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds. In the trunk is Porsche’s 3.8-liter flat-six married to twin turbochargers that spin up 540 […]

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Proving that all turbo Porsches aren’t created equal, Porsche announced Tuesday its eye-wateringly expensive 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S hardtop and droptop versions that make up to 580 horsepower and dropkick the car from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds. In the trunk is Porsche’s 3.8-liter flat-six married to twin turbochargers that spin up 540 […]

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Giving Thanks: Money Isn’t Everything: What an $8,500 Porsche 996 Really Costs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/giving-thanks-money-isnt-everything-what-an-8500-porsche-996-really-costs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/giving-thanks-money-isnt-everything-what-an-8500-porsche-996-really-costs/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1230025 Editor’s note: Some of you loved it. Some of you loved to hate it. Yoav’s story about his brief affair with a Porsche 996 was read far and wide by our own B&B and many in the Porsche community. It originally ran July 30th, 2015. I really should get Yoav back on TTAC. About two […]

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Editor’s note: Some of you loved it. Some of you loved to hate it. Yoav’s story about his brief affair with a Porsche 996 was read far and wide by our own B&B and many in the Porsche community. It originally ran July 30th, 2015. I really should get Yoav back on TTAC. About two […]

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No Fixed Abode: Singer Song of Sixpence http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/no-fixed-abode-singer-song-sixpence/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/no-fixed-abode-singer-song-sixpence/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1217489 A few years ago, I wrote an opinion piece about Porsche vandal tuner RWB and the ethical aspects of damaging historically valuable air-cooled 911s. Some of you agreed, some of you disagreed, some of you took it very personally. This past week the article gained some traction again via a wave of FB shares, which […]

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A few years ago, I wrote an opinion piece about Porsche vandal tuner RWB and the ethical aspects of damaging historically valuable air-cooled 911s. Some of you agreed, some of you disagreed, some of you took it very personally. This past week the article gained some traction again via a wave of FB shares, which […]

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From the Vault: Hide Your Aircooled Porsches, Because “RWB” Is Raping Every One Out There http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/from-the-vault-hide-your-aircooled-porsches-because-rwb-is-raping-every-one-out-there/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/from-the-vault-hide-your-aircooled-porsches-because-rwb-is-raping-every-one-out-there/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:15:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1216049 Editor’s note: With SEMA just wrapped up, there seems to be some renewed interest in Jack’s take on RWB. Here it is for the rest of you who didn’t find it plastered all over Facebook the last couple of days. This article originally ran on November 8, 2011.  When Porsche “tuner” Uwe Gemballa was found dead and wrapped […]

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Editor’s note: With SEMA just wrapped up, there seems to be some renewed interest in Jack’s take on RWB. Here it is for the rest of you who didn’t find it plastered all over Facebook the last couple of days. This article originally ran on November 8, 2011.  When Porsche “tuner” Uwe Gemballa was found dead and wrapped […]

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The End, And The Beginning, Of The Porsche Turbo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/end-beginning-porsche-turbo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/end-beginning-porsche-turbo/#comments Tue, 08 Sep 2015 15:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1163346 So. They finally did it, didn’t they? Porsche followed the lead of Ferrari (with either the California T or 208GTS, depending on your awareness of history) and Ford (with the Fiesta EcoBoost, of course) by making the entry-level 911 a small-displacement turbo. It had to happen, because in its successful quest to become primarily a […]

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So. They finally did it, didn’t they? Porsche followed the lead of Ferrari (with either the California T or 208GTS, depending on your awareness of history) and Ford (with the Fiesta EcoBoost, of course) by making the entry-level 911 a small-displacement turbo. It had to happen, because in its successful quest to become primarily a […]

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It’s All Turbos From Here: 2017 Porsche 911 Comes Boosted Out of The Box http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/its-all-turbos-from-here-2017-porsche-911-comes-boosted-out-of-the-box/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/its-all-turbos-from-here-2017-porsche-911-comes-boosted-out-of-the-box/#comments Mon, 07 Sep 2015 16:34:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1163018 Porsche announced on Sunday that when its new 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S go on sale in March 2016 they’ll be force-fed air through twin turbochargers — and not naturally aspirated like nature intended. Instead of a 3.6-liter flat-six behind its rear wheels, the new 911 Carrera and Carrera S will sport a twin-turbocharged, 3-liter, flat-six engine. (Porsche […]

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Porsche announced on Sunday that when its new 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S go on sale in March 2016 they’ll be force-fed air through twin turbochargers — and not naturally aspirated like nature intended. Instead of a 3.6-liter flat-six behind its rear wheels, the new 911 Carrera and Carrera S will sport a twin-turbocharged, 3-liter, flat-six engine. (Porsche […]

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Trackday Diaries: Eyes Up, Mr. Outlaw http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/trackday-diaries-eyes-mr-outlaw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/trackday-diaries-eyes-mr-outlaw/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1155017 You really can’t ask for a more pleasant, harmless example of schadenfreude than the recent, and well-publicized, decision by “outlaw” Porsche painter/sticker-applier/Vimeo-movie-star/used-clothing-retailer Magnus Walker to crash into his own car hauler. Nobody was hurt beyond his own sore back and no one besides Mr. Walker himself had any monetary loss from the incident. Heck, with […]

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You really can’t ask for a more pleasant, harmless example of schadenfreude than the recent, and well-publicized, decision by “outlaw” Porsche painter/sticker-applier/Vimeo-movie-star/used-clothing-retailer Magnus Walker to crash into his own car hauler. Nobody was hurt beyond his own sore back and no one besides Mr. Walker himself had any monetary loss from the incident. Heck, with […]

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Ownership Update: Time To Buy a New (To Me) Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ownership-update-time-buy-new-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ownership-update-time-buy-new-car/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1116777 Rather than begin in media res, let’s recap: I sold my first Porsche 911 (a “993” as they call it, which means it was built sometime from 1995 to 1998 and was the last version of the 911 to feature air-cooling; mine was a 1996) to a nice guy in Minnesota. The very next day, […]

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Rather than begin in media res, let’s recap: I sold my first Porsche 911 (a “993” as they call it, which means it was built sometime from 1995 to 1998 and was the last version of the 911 to feature air-cooling; mine was a 1996) to a nice guy in Minnesota. The very next day, […]

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Bro, Do You Even Lift? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/bro-even-lift/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/bro-even-lift/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1133017 Last week, our own Doug DeMuro asked the B&B for their opinion on the stupidest automotive feature. He then gave his personal opinion as to what that feature might be. I’m here to tell you why he’s completely wrong, and why he’s probably also completely right. Let’s review Doug’s suggestion for “stupidest automotive feature” right […]

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Last week, our own Doug DeMuro asked the B&B for their opinion on the stupidest automotive feature. He then gave his personal opinion as to what that feature might be. I’m here to tell you why he’s completely wrong, and why he’s probably also completely right. Let’s review Doug’s suggestion for “stupidest automotive feature” right […]

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Money Isn’t Everything: What an $8,500 Porsche 996 Really Costs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/money-isnt-everything-what-an-8500-porsche-996-really-costs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/money-isnt-everything-what-an-8500-porsche-996-really-costs/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1129177 About two months ago, I purchased my fourth new-to-me car in as many years — and I still had two of the previous three. Of those three, one was purchased for adventure (a 1977 Porsche 911S that I drove cross-country and back nine days after purchasing it), one because of nostalgia (a Honda S2000, I […]

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About two months ago, I purchased my fourth new-to-me car in as many years — and I still had two of the previous three. Of those three, one was purchased for adventure (a 1977 Porsche 911S that I drove cross-country and back nine days after purchasing it), one because of nostalgia (a Honda S2000, I […]

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Steve McQueen’s Air-cooled Porsche Turbo Up at Auction http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/steve-mcqueens-air-cooled-porsche-turbo-auction/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/steve-mcqueens-air-cooled-porsche-turbo-auction/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1121249 The last car the King of Cool custom-ordered will be up for sale next month in Monterey, California. Mecum Auctions (via Autoblog) details the 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera (sold here with the internal type number — 930 — in its name) that McQueen ordered shortly before he died. The 3.0-liter, air-cooled turbo 911 will be […]

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The last car the King of Cool custom-ordered will be up for sale next month in Monterey, California. Mecum Auctions (via Autoblog) details the 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera (sold here with the internal type number — 930 — in its name) that McQueen ordered shortly before he died. The 3.0-liter, air-cooled turbo 911 will be […]

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Audi Confirms Turbos in Future Editions of R8 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/audi-confirms-turbos-future-editions-r8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/audi-confirms-turbos-future-editions-r8/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1116665 Future engines in entry-level Audi R8s will be inevitably turbocharged, Audi executives told Motoring (via Car and Driver). Instead of replacing the 5.2-liter V10s found in the 2017 R8 standard and Plus models, the boosted V6 from the upcoming RS4 (or maybe a turbo five cylinder?) would slot below the naturally aspirated models. “It is inevitable that […]

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Future engines in entry-level Audi R8s will be inevitably turbocharged, Audi executives told Motoring (via Car and Driver). Instead of replacing the 5.2-liter V10s found in the 2017 R8 standard and Plus models, the boosted V6 from the upcoming RS4 (or maybe a turbo five cylinder?) would slot below the naturally aspirated models. “It is inevitable that […]

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Ownership Update: The End of a Porsche http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/ownership-update-end-porsche/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/ownership-update-end-porsche/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1088793 Much has changed since I last had the opportunity to humblebrag on TTAC. My good friend Derek has monetized the skills he developed and honed here into an actual, real-life job in the automotive industry, and I’ve gone from owning two Porsche 911s to owning zero cars — at least temporarily. Keen readers will recall that I […]

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Much has changed since I last had the opportunity to humblebrag on TTAC. My good friend Derek has monetized the skills he developed and honed here into an actual, real-life job in the automotive industry, and I’ve gone from owning two Porsche 911s to owning zero cars — at least temporarily. Keen readers will recall that I […]

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QOTD: Why Do People Shame You For Having More Car Than You “Need”? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/qotd-why-do-people-shame-you-for-having-more-car-than-you-need/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/qotd-why-do-people-shame-you-for-having-more-car-than-you-need/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1095665 As many of you know, I drive a Range Rover, which is a giant, gas-slurping SUV that simultaneously kills babies and harms small animals. This is a horrible vehicle, according to the majority of people I meet, and because of it, I’m always being judged for having more car than I “need.” It is, after […]

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As many of you know, I drive a Range Rover, which is a giant, gas-slurping SUV that simultaneously kills babies and harms small animals. This is a horrible vehicle, according to the majority of people I meet, and because of it, I’m always being judged for having more car than I “need.” It is, after […]

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Müller: Porsche 911 PHEV Under Negotiation For Production http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/muller-porsche-911-phev-under-negotiation-for-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/muller-porsche-911-phev-under-negotiation-for-production/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 15:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1067306 Could there be a Porsche 911 PHEV on the showroom floor in the future? The decision to build and market one could be made sometime this year. Porsche CEO Matthias Müller said a plug-in variant of the iconic vehicle could happen, alongside PHEVs of every other model in the automaker’s lineup, Automotive News reports: That […]

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Could there be a Porsche 911 PHEV on the showroom floor in the future? The decision to build and market one could be made sometime this year. Porsche CEO Matthias Müller said a plug-in variant of the iconic vehicle could happen, alongside PHEVs of every other model in the automaker’s lineup, Automotive News reports: That […]

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2015 Porsche 911 GT3: The Capsule Track Test http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/2015-porsche-911-gt3-capsule-track-test/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/2015-porsche-911-gt3-capsule-track-test/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1032033 19 months ago, the illustrious Jack Baruth wrote a brilliant op-ed painting the Porsche faithful akin to a battered spouse in a Lifetime film about empowerment. No, the other film about empowerment. No, the one with Tiffani Amber Thiessen. No, I mean the other one with Tiffani Amber Thiessen. Nevermind, it doesn’t matter When it […]

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19 months ago, the illustrious Jack Baruth wrote a brilliant op-ed painting the Porsche faithful akin to a battered spouse in a Lifetime film about empowerment. No, the other film about empowerment. No, the one with Tiffani Amber Thiessen. No, I mean the other one with Tiffani Amber Thiessen. Nevermind, it doesn’t matter When it […]

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Ownership Review: Porsche 911 GT3 (997 Vintage) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/ownership-review-porsche-911-gt3-997-1-vintage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/ownership-review-porsche-911-gt3-997-1-vintage/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:18:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=928346 The last time my friend Derek allowed me to write for TTAC, I narrated a brief test drive of a Porsche 911 GT3 from the 996 generation, a a car that provided an intense and immersive driving experience, but that presented a heinous proposition as a sole car / daily driver, even for a young, […]

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The last time my friend Derek allowed me to write for TTAC, I narrated a brief test drive of a Porsche 911 GT3 from the 996 generation, a a car that provided an intense and immersive driving experience, but that presented a heinous proposition as a sole car / daily driver, even for a young, […]

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Corvette Stingray Bests Viper, 911 In Sales Through First-Half Of 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/corvette-stingray-bests-viper-911-in-sales-through-first-half-of-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/corvette-stingray-bests-viper-911-in-sales-through-first-half-of-2014/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=867178 The current Corvette is doing well for itself as of late, not only moving off the lot at a greater clip between January and June of this year than last, but also besting the SRT Viper and Porsche 911. GM Authority reports 17,744 Corvette Stingrays made it to the highway during the aforementioned sales period, […]

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The current Corvette is doing well for itself as of late, not only moving off the lot at a greater clip between January and June of this year than last, but also besting the SRT Viper and Porsche 911. GM Authority reports 17,744 Corvette Stingrays made it to the highway during the aforementioned sales period, […]

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Porsche Developing Ferrari-Hunter With 600HP Flat-Eight http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/porsche-developing-ferrari-hunter-with-600hp-flat-eight/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/porsche-developing-ferrari-hunter-with-600hp-flat-eight/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=862113 Feeling outgunned by the Ferrari V8 family, Porsche is working on a suitable hunter that will be armed not with its long-standing flat-six, but with a new flat-eight. Autocar reports the new vehicle — dubbed the 988 within Stuttgart — is part of a new quartet of Porsches in development, including a turbo-four version of […]

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Feeling outgunned by the Ferrari V8 family, Porsche is working on a suitable hunter that will be armed not with its long-standing flat-six, but with a new flat-eight. Autocar reports the new vehicle — dubbed the 988 within Stuttgart — is part of a new quartet of Porsches in development, including a turbo-four version of […]

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BMW M235i Bests Corvette, 911 In Consumer Reports Road Testing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/bmw-m235i-bests-corvette-911-in-consumer-reports-road-testing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/bmw-m235i-bests-corvette-911-in-consumer-reports-road-testing/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=855833 BMW’s M235i has earned the highest marks ever bestowed upon the German automaker’s lineup from Consumer Reports, while also besting the Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette in road tests whose results were recently released online. Bloomberg reports the coupe earned a 98 out of 100 in its road test, falling one point short of the […]

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BMW’s M235i has earned the highest marks ever bestowed upon the German automaker’s lineup from Consumer Reports, while also besting the Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette in road tests whose results were recently released online. Bloomberg reports the coupe earned a 98 out of 100 in its road test, falling one point short of the […]

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Capsule Review: Lone Star Region Porsche Club’s Every-Man’s Autocross With A 911 Carrera 2 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/capsule-review-lone-star-region-porsche-clubs-every-mans-autocross-with-a-911-carrera-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/capsule-review-lone-star-region-porsche-clubs-every-mans-autocross-with-a-911-carrera-2/#comments Mon, 26 May 2014 16:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=812682 Porsches and drugs are similar vices. They’re expensive, rather addictive and always fun to try — at least once. But there’s always a “gateway” drug, a low-risk and easily accessible drug to just get a sniff of what the air smells like outside of the box. To the Porsche Club of America, whose events mostly […]

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Porsches and drugs are similar vices. They’re expensive, rather addictive and always fun to try — at least once. But there’s always a “gateway” drug, a low-risk and easily accessible drug to just get a sniff of what the air smells like outside of the box. To the Porsche Club of America, whose events mostly […]

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Piston Slap: The Value of The Mid-Life Crisis http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-the-value-of-the-mid-life-crisis/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-the-value-of-the-mid-life-crisis/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 11:59:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=826074 TTAC Commentator HEATHROI writes: A friend–definitely a friend as I would just buy a new mustang and be done with it–is looking at early 00s 911 (probably the 996) as he has entered mid-life crisis mode. He must have the porker. I know there can be some issues with the drive train. I’d like to […]

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TTAC Commentator HEATHROI writes: A friend–definitely a friend as I would just buy a new mustang and be done with it–is looking at early 00s 911 (probably the 996) as he has entered mid-life crisis mode. He must have the porker. I know there can be some issues with the drive train. I’d like to […]

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Making the Call http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/making-the-call/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/making-the-call/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:48:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=809538 As we hover around the fifty mile an hour mark in the right lane, the car ahead begins to wander again. First to the right, correcting sharply as they touch the rumble strip. Then to the left, as they overcorrect and wobble back across the center line. Suddenly, there’s a white flash to outside my […]

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As we hover around the fifty mile an hour mark in the right lane, the car ahead begins to wander again. First to the right, correcting sharply as they touch the rumble strip. Then to the left, as they overcorrect and wobble back across the center line. Suddenly, there’s a white flash to outside my […]

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