The 911 is THE iconic sports car and the raspy note from its air-cooled engine became its trademark.Two years after the 911 hit the showrooms, Porsche came out with the even more powerful 911S. Under the hood was a 2 liter motor pumping out 160 PS. It was enough to take car and driver to a top speed of over 220 km/h. The original design from 1963 was the work of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who was just 28 years old at the time. The car's timeless silhouette still catches the eye today and provides the blueprint for all 911s that followed.
Vintage - the Honda S800 | drive it!
Our car tester Christoph Bauer takes a trip back in time with a real
automotive milestone from the 1960s: the Honda S800. Its elegant contours
are reminiscent of classic British roadsters like the Triumph TR 4 or MG B.
But the ride factor in this baby is more medieval than modern, thanks in
particular to the solid axle at the back.That said: even by today's
standards, a ride in the Honda S800 really is something special. No other
car could coax so much power and fun out of a 0.8-liter capacity.
vintage: Porsche 3.0 SC | drive it
Just about everyone dreams of buying a Porsche 911 - but a new one is a
pricey investment.One option is to buy an older model. The Porsche 3.0 SC,
which was built from 1978-1983, takes just 6.8 seconds to go from 0-100
km/h, and its top speed is 225 km/h. But when you are buying an old Porsche
you need to be clever - repairs can be costly. Porsche specialist Helmut
Freinecker tells us about the pitfalls.
Vintage: Porsche 911 Turbo | Drive it!
Our test driver Christoph Bauer regularly borrows classic cars from the
Zeithaus museum in Wolfsburg and takes them out for a spin. All of the
vehicles in the museum's collection represent milestones of automotive
history. This time around Christoph wants a lean, mean driving machine --
and the Porsche 911 turbo fits the bill
perfectly.The car made its debut at the Paris Motor Show in 1974. Initially
fitted with a 260 horsepower engine, the 911
turbo got a power Boost in 1977. Thanks to its new intercooling
system, the 3.3-liter motor could generate 300 horsepower. As the world's
first turbocharged, series production
supercar, the Porsche 911 turbo combined
power with luxury. And it still impresses over 3 decades later -- rocketing
from 0 to 100 kilometers an hour in 5.5 seconds flat.
vintage: Mercedes C111 | drive it!
More than forty years ago, car lovers the world over watched as the
Mercedes C 111 rounded the track. Presented in 1969 as a two-seater with a
fiberglass body and Wankel engine under its hood, the C 111 created a real
stir in the motor world. True to the Mercedes motto"only the best is good
enough,"it was developed almost to the point of going into series
production.The C111 was widely praised for its unusual design, but the 1973
oil crisis blocked it from getting onto the road. The Wankel engine was
thirsty, not thrifty, so the car was sent out to the track instead. drive
it! recalls a much-loved model that never made it into the showroom.
Ninemeister: Porsche - 993 - RSR
(Updated info below)
A dear friend collecting his freshly, custom built, rhd, 993 RSR by
Then a blat around Brands Hatch, NOT by the owner in the video clip but a
Music - VNV Nation 'Ghosts'
These are the typical questions cropping up so I thought I'd get some
answers for you guys.
1: What was the car originally?
2: What kind on engine is he running, sounds naturally aspirated but
sounds larger than usual ?
3: Don't like to be vulgar but how much would something like this cost
4: Can u tell me what year is this awesome porshce?
5: What are these small "intakes" next to the signal lamps?
1: A RHD 993 rs , damaged on track . re shelled , seam welded , fully
rollcaged , motorsport spec body .
2:. 3.8 na 993 rs engine running nine meister heads , gt3 rsr crank , trick
rockers and other secret shit
3: To this quality around the price of a new 997 gt3 rs ( depending on what
parts you already own )
4: Built in 2009
5: Brake cooling ducts
Porsche 964 vs 996 - Total 911
Total 911 head to Wales to test drive two starkly different 911s, both can
currently be bought for around £15,000. The question is, which is
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Montage Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Motor
Ein Film über die komplette Montage eines Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3,0
Rennmotors. Gezeigt wird der detaillierte Zusammenbau vom nackten
Motorgehäuse bis zur Volllastmessung auf der Motorbremse.
A film about the complete assembly of a Porsche 911 Carrera RSR race
engine. It shows the detailed assembly starting from the bare engine case
and ending in the measuring of its maximum power and torque on the Dynometer.
Barn Find: Classic Porsche 912 Restoration -- /DRIVE CLEAN
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Today's story is about a true barn find. The car in question is a 1966
Porsche 912, which was last registered 23 years ago. We discovered the car
thanks to our friend Roger Garbow, from Full Throttle Marketing. He had
received a call about the car's discovery and immediately forwarded the
info to us, here at Drive Clean. Address in hand, we turned our crews
around and headed-off to a northern region of Connecticut where we
unearthed and restored this classic car. Watch as we assess our find,
remove years of accumulated filth and grime, and initiate the paint
correction phase on this 912's "Irish Green" shell.
Porsche Singer 911: The Coolest Porsche Ever?
Singer Design in California has created a Porsche 911 that isn't a
restoration, it's a new car. No system has been left unrefined and the
base for the car is the iconic 1970's Porsche R and RS. If it drives as
good as it's constructed, it could the best example of a 911 ever made. The