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Video: Chris Harris Compares new Porsche 911 Turbo S against McLaren 12C Spider 3
Dec
Posted by Darryl in Auto Addiction, Automotive, Chris Harris, Drive, Drive Channel, mclaren, McLaren 12C Spider, porsche, Porsche 911 Turbo S, video on 12 3rd, 2013
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Super Cars! I once had a turbo car and thought it was the best thing since sliced bread, totally ‘Super’ in my book. I could hang with the big dogs on the street and get dirty looks from those who quite didn’t understand the outrageous sounds my car made even if it was standing still. In the world of new supercars, everything is simply “fast”. There is no way around it, they are all outrageously fast and Chris Harris has the dream job to test many of them out with the new Porsche 911 Turbo S and McLaren 12C Spider being his latest challenge.

Chris Harris in undoubtedly cheeky in is descriptive language about each and every car he drives and the latest comparison of the 911 Turbo S and 12C Spider is no different. Check out which one he ‘descriptively’ gives a bow at in this recent Drive video below. Enjoy!



2014 Porsche 911 Turbo First Look 3
May
Posted by Darryl in 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo, 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S, Auto Addiction, Automotive, porsche, Porsche 911 Turbo, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Porsche-911 on 05 3rd, 2013
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The all-new 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo is sure to be a hit among enthusiasts even if it only comes with the highly touted 7-Speed PDK Dual-Clutch Transmission. The new Porsche 911 Turbo gets 520 horsepower while the Porsche 911 Turbo S pumps out 560 horsepower from its direct-injected 3.8-liter boosted flat 6-cylinder engine.

Revealed before its official world debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, the new Porsche 911 Turbo will be able to dash from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. With an optional Sport Chrono Package on the Turbo S, the 911 should be good for 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds and top out at 198 mph.

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Nurburgring lap time for the new 911 Turbo is said to be well under 7:30, as claimed by Porsche.

Of course there is new gadgetry packed inside of the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo, such as a new rear steering system that turns the rear wheels in the opposite direction up to 2.8 degrees under 31 mph and steers the rear wheels parallel to the front above 51 mph.

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Obviously, Porsche didn’t just shoehorn two turbos on the 3.8-liter flat-six and forget about making it look different and make a different set of tire tracks. The new Porsche 911 Turbo is now wider than the current Carrera and sports a wheelbase about 9.8-inches shorter than the outgoing Turbo model. .

That about sums up the stuff you want to know about the 911 Turbo other than the price, which will start at $149,250 for the 911 Turbo and $182,050 for the 911 Turbo S. The new Porsche 911 Turbo will go on sale near the end of this year (2013).

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Hit up the video below to get a little taste of force-fed German engineering at its best. Enjoy!

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Chris Harris Pits The Nissan GT-R Track Pack Against The Porsche 911 Turbo S: Video 17
May
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Kurt, nissan, Nissan GT-R Track Pack, porsche, Porsche 911 Turbo S, video, Videos on 05 17th, 2012

Even in base form, the Nissan GT-R is almost unbelievably quick, and blessed with the kind of handling limits that few owners will test, even on track days. While we get the “Black Edition” in the United States, with extras like lighter Rays Wheels and a carbon-fiber rear spoiler, we don’t get the “Track Pack,” which is reserved for the right-hand-drive markets of Japan and Great Britain.

In Britain, the Track Pack adds nearly $16,000 to the cost of a GT-R, and on the surface it’s easy to question where that money was spent. The car gets lighter wheels (same as the Black Edition cars, as far as we can tell), a stiffer suspension, brake cooling ducts, sticky seat fabric and a rear-seat delete to save weight. Customers can even have the suspension set to road (less negative camber) or track (more negative camber) by their dealer.

It may not seem logical to benchmark the Nissan GT-R against Porsche’s uber-grand-tourer, the 911 Turbo S, but Harris makes a pretty good argument for the comparison. Cost difference aside (in Britain, the Turbo S costs some $71,000 more than the GT-R Track Pack), both cars have force-fed engines that produce over 500 horsepower and both feature all-wheel-drive. Both cars shift via flappy-paddle gearboxes, and both feature adjustable suspensions and variable stability control.

In the end, Harris gives a fair assessment of both cars, and we have to agree with his summation. Which is the winner? Watch Harris flog both cars on a wet Brands Hatch racetrack to find out.



The Two Second Club: Veyron vs. 911 Turbo S vs. GT-R Road & Track Comparison Video 22
Sep
Posted by Darryl in Automotive, Bugatti, Bugatti Veyron, nissan, nissan gt-r, porsche, Porsche 911 Turbo S, video on 09 22nd, 2011

If you want to make it to 60 mph in the 2 seconds range, your vehicle choices are very limited. There are only a few cars that are in the two second club and Road & Track shows us three of them and “how they go” in a new exclusive two second club video and article.

The Bugatti Veyron versus the new Porsche 911 Turbo S versus the new Nissan GT-R. Sounds like a match made in heaven right? You probably can guess who the king of this club is but you might want to see the full outcome of the race before you put your bets it. Check out the video below and hit up the Road & Track link to view the full article.

[source: Road & Track]







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