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Interesting, doesn't some of that depend on the gear ratios and such as well?
Yes, different gearing will multiply torque differently. But unless you're trying to measure the torque of an engine in isolation with your butt, this is kind of a moot point. Most people don't change a car's gearing (and when they do it's usually the diff gearing), so you have to judge the car as a whole package, gears and all.

Lower gears can give you more torque, but then you have to shift sooner as you reach redline at a lower road speed. This may be important if you're worried about 0-60 times, but at high speeds, higher gearing can help you get to higher speeds, assuming your engine has enough power. Gear spacing is another thing that can affect your perception of acceleration.
 

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What I love best about cars like this (including Porsch.......ahhhhh) is that it helps you slow down life and enjoy the little subtleties you wouldn’t otherwise notice. You’re much more in-tune with your surroundings too. At least for me that’s what I experience each time i Pilot the 328GTS.

@Dino944
 

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But to me it is like these morons in America that insist on calling soccer football.
Sorry, but when guys say Poorsh, to me they sound like country club wives who know nothing about cars. If you like saying it the wrong way, go for it.

As for the game of soccer/football- its not a person's actual name. You are talking about 2 different terms for the same game.
 

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If you're French you wouldn't pronounce the "th" sound. It's just a "t' sound. No one in America pronounces Louis Vuitton right because they don't say it in the proper French pronunciation.
People pronounce a lot of things incorrectly. However, it doesn't make it correct or mean they should get a reward for doing so.

If someone's last name was spelled Booth, and he/she told me it was pronounced BooT, then I would then say it that way.
 

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This conversation reminds me of my war against the non-existent cocktail referred to as the "vodka martini." No such drink exists on a technical basis but millions of vodka martinis are consumed in the US on a daily basis. So basically pick your nomenclature to suit the crowd you're currently speaking to.
 

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I’m with Booth on this one.

Unless you are saying it in a German sentence, it’s perfectly reasonable to say it the way the word reads in ‘murican. Pronouncing it like a German person when you are otherwise speaking in English is as discordant as people who pronounce other non-English words as if they were native speakers. Do you Portia speakers also say Folksvagen? Do you always pronounce non-English words the way a native speaker pronounced them or do you anglicize anything else? Is your car from Germany or Deutschland? Do you say jag-waar or jag you ar? Once you go down this road it never ends.

Also are you guys going to pronounce their new car the Tie-kahn (which is what Porsche prefers) or will you pronounce it like a normal person?
 

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I’m with Booth on this one.

Unless you are saying it in a German sentence, it’s perfectly reasonable to say it the way the word reads in ‘murican. Pronouncing it like a German person when you are otherwise speaking in English is as discordant as people who pronounce other non-English words as if they were native speakers. Do you Portia speakers also say Folksvagen? Do you always pronounce non-English words the way a native speaker pronounced them or do you anglicize anything else? Is your car from Germany or Deutschland? Do you say jag-waar or jag you ar? Once you go down this road it never ends.

Also are you guys going to pronounce their new car the Tie-kahn (which is what Porsche prefers) or will you pronounce it like a normal person?
Porsche is family name. Not merely a German word or German phrases. Again, why not call a Ferrari a Ferrar or a Lamborghini a Lamborghin.

Feel free to drop the last letters of all sorts of words if it makes you happy. It doesn't make it correct.
 

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I used to be annoyed at Ralph Fiennes. I always said, if you wanted to be called Ray Fines, why not spell your name Ray Fines!!
 

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Also, martinis should be stirred, not shaken. That said I'm sure the majority of martinis served everyday in the US are shaken.
 

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What I love best about cars like this (including Porsch.......ahhhhh) is that it helps you slow down life and enjoy the little subtleties you wouldn’t otherwise notice. You’re much more in-tune with your surroundings too. At least for me that’s what I experience each time i Pilot the 328GTS.

@Dino944
Thanks for thinking of me. I saw that video earlier today. Vintage cars are not for everyone. They have their quirks, but with the right car and some great roads they can be a lot of fun to drive. I was recently driving the 328 with friend who has a Testarossa and another with a Maserati, and we all had a blast!
 

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I’m with Booth on this one.

Unless you are saying it in a German sentence, it’s perfectly reasonable to say it the way the word reads in ‘murican. Pronouncing it like a German person when you are otherwise speaking in English is as discordant as people who pronounce other non-English words as if they were native speakers. Do you Portia speakers also say Folksvagen? Do you always pronounce non-English words the way a native speaker pronounced them or do you anglicize anything else? Is your car from Germany or Deutschland? Do you say jag-waar or jag you ar? Once you go down this road it never ends.

Also are you guys going to pronounce their new car the Tie-kahn (which is what Porsche prefers) or will you pronounce it like a normal person?
What if I pronounce it jag-wire?
 

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Porsche is family name. Not merely a German word or German phrases. Again, why not call a Ferrari a Ferrar or a Lamborghini a Lamborghin.

Feel free to drop the last letters of all sorts of words if it makes you happy. It doesn't make it correct.
Well I don’t pronounce Ferrari like an Italian would say Ferrari if that answers your question. I pronounce it like an American.
 

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