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Originally Posted by jet View Post

God damn this has sexy written all over it. Proper gearbox, old school cloth on seats, green instrumentation and my favorite door handle straps. Lack of a wing is pretty great too. I would cop this.

I love how there's this dichotomy of objectives that porsche has created as if purists don't track. GT3 is now a track car and the R is a street car, instead of simply offering the gt3 in manual like it's always been, fucking idiotic. How many times did he emphasize it was for the street.

Only problem is limited numbers resulting in hyper inflated market adjustments and no black option.

The dichotomy is wrong. It is going to the track for fun vs racing. If you are racing, you are going to get the GT3 since those split second shifts are going to matter. If you are a manual enthusiast and don't care about optimizing every last millisecond, then you get the R.
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If you are going racing, you are going to get an RSR with a sequential box.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

The new 911 R, meant to be a purist's GT car. Very cool and destined to be a classic.

Porsche is trying to do things to make everything a classic. Seems like it will be death by a thousand cuts. The collector market has gone full retard on these limited run cars. People charge a premium for the 50th anniversary 911, but let's be honest no one gives a sht. Queue the "black edition." Pass. GTS Club Coupe. Yawn. GTS Rennsport Reunion. Pretty stupid too, although at least it looks nice. The reincarnation of the 911 Speedster. Okay kind of a cute idea, but do people even like those 1989 Speedsters? Was really just a car that was meant to sit on the market in DuPont Registry.

People talked about gimmicks a few pages ago, particularly as they related to the Tesla Model X's doors (I agree, they're a gimmick). These 911 editions are just gimmicks too. There are what? 21+ versions of the 911 right now. That is insane.

Fwiw, I like 911s a lot and had one previously.
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

The dichotomy is wrong. It is going to the track for fun vs racing. If you are racing, you are going to get the GT3 since those split second shifts are going to matter. If you are a manual enthusiast and don't care about optimizing every last millisecond, then you get the R.

GT3 is a street car.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

If you are going racing, you are going to get an RSR with a sequential box.

Exactly.
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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post
 

 

The wife has a picture of me in front of an old caddy with a V16.  Its hanging in our house.  The topic of crazy engines/cars came up one day and I pointed to it and said something like "Like that car/engine"  It kinda caught her off guard as she had no idea what I was standing in front of.  After I told her that it was a rare V16 engine she realized why I had her take the picture with me in it.  The confusion with the V16 just reminded me of it.

 

The caddy I took a pic in front of is in the San Diego auto museum.

 

I guess all of this doesnt count because it is not a car I drive.



Didn't that engine make like 100hp?

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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post


Didn't that engine make like 100hp?

 165 hp in 1930

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Amazing how far we've come with engine technology.

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Now if you want 16 cylinders, you better put that shit in a W shape! Vs are so last century.
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They should start more exotic shapes such as an H-16. Two inline 7s in parallel with a I2 connecting them.

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16 cyl boxer for dat noise.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

They should start more exotic shapes such as an H-16. Two inline 7s in parallel with a I2 connecting them.

First you need some self-appointed expert to tell everyone who will listen (or even not listen that well) about the inherent design superiority of the H-16, complete with some charts and graphs. Many of the superior traits should involve intangibles like "rev harmony" and "valve sensitivity."
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WE need GF to resurrect this thread.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

16 cyl boxer for dat noise.

Yes. :nodding:    -- hmmmmm, now how do i connect 3 EJ207's together?  :hide:

 

it's an idea to throw around next time i'm at a table of drunk fabricators...

 

and Top gear? ditch Chris Evans. and get Phillip Glenister.

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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

WE need GF to resurrect this thread.

A couple of well placed "dat zhp" comments should do the trick
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Maybe this is the wrong place to ask and my apologies if it is. I'm looking at buying a Dinan BMW 335i XDrive. I have no idea what to expect maintenance wise, I drove Subarus and did most of my own own work on them, but when it had to go to the dealership it was quite expensive. I've been driving a newer Honda for the last year and a half and have had virtually no maintenance cost. I know it will need more attention than a Honda but I can't seem to find how much. It's only got 25,000 miles on it but I drive at least 2,000 a month. Should a get a warranty or avoid the car altogether?

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