Published on 06-08-2013 12:16 AM
Good runs here showing the strength of the Porsche Panamera Turbo especially from a stop. This particular Panamera Turbo has a PP-P Performance ECU tune but also 22 inch wheels and a Techart body kit which are not doing it any favors. The BMW F10 M5 is stock other than catless AMS downpipes. In stock form, the M5 is the faster of the two cars but since it is rear wheel drive versus the Panamera's all wheel drive that is a detriment from a stop. ...Published on 06-07-2013 01:42 AM
The 2.5 liter to 3.0 liter displacement category of the Engine of the year awards is a hotly contested category. It is also a category BMW tends to dominate. For the first time in eight years someone other than BMW has won the award and it is Porsche breaking the streak with their 2.7 liter flat-6 motor out of the 981 Boxster and Cayman. The 265-275 horsepower (265 Boxster 275 Cayman) wins the award for the very first time. ...Published on 06-05-2013 04:02 AM
For those unfamiliar Ron Simons is a racing instructor who started RSRNurburg which is a racing school plus car rental facility on the Nurburgring. One can rent a sports car and take it out on the Nurburgring with an instructor for a hot lap or just have fun at their own pace on a lap of the famed track. Pretty cool and for promotional purposes Ron Simons and the queen of the ring Sabine Schmitz (of BMW M5 ring taxi fame) got together for a little grudge match on the ring. ...Published on 05-31-2013 09:20 PM
The Porsche Macan design has already been basically completely leaked online but Porsche states that the official reveal will take place at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November. What is interesting is that this same source regarding the reveal date also claims a starting price point in the $42,000 range. Will that be with a turbo 2.0 four cylinder motor sourced from VW? Most likely but being able to get a Porsche SUV under $50k will definitely pad Porsche sales quite a bit. ...Published on 05-28-2013 06:02 AM
This is a very odd comparison by two vehicles that do not exactly overlap in purpose or demographic. That is partially what makes it so fun to see. On one side you have the very powerful (550 horsepower) and very heavy (4883 pound) 958 Cayenne Turbo S. On the other you have its polar opposite relatively weak (140 horsepower) but very lightweight (1146 pound) Caterham 7 Supersport. So that begs the question, which is the fastest? ...Published on 05-27-2013 07:32 PM
The Lamborghini Aventador is a beast. Just a flat out best in stock form capable of 10's and traps speeds around 133 miles per hour. The car dynos 635 horsepower to the wheels in stock form on a dynojet. That is a lot of power and naturally aspirated power to boot. So it's fast, it's strong, but what happens when it races a Protomotive 997.1 Turbo? The video below shows the outcome and the 911 Turbo simply crushes it. ...