2012 Porsche Boxster S review - Auto Express
We drive the all-new Porsche Boxster on UK roads for the first time.
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Some people say the Boxster is a poor man's Porsche, but the new S model
puts that idea to rest -- it's as quick around Germany's infamous
Nurburgring circuit as the legendary 996 GT3.
It's not hard to see why. The Boxster S has one of the finest chassis of
any car, incredible brakes and a cracking 311bhp 3.4-litre flat
six-cylinder engine -- largely the same as the one found in the latest 911.
2012 Audi TT RS Test Drive & Sports Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/audi/tt-rs/2012/ The 2012 Audi TT RS has style,
luxury, comfort, and most importantly performance. This vehicle is quite
unique and makes for loads of fun while driving. This limited edition model
will be imported by Audi with only a few hundred models being sold here in
the U.S. per year. The amount of performance that comes from this car is
nothing short of amazing considering the starting price is only $56,850.
For under $60k you get a great little sports car that can run from 0-60 MPH
in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 174 MPH.
The 2012 Audi TT RS is all about performance. The engine is a high-powered
turbocharged 2.5 liter 5-cylinder that
cranks out an amazing 360 horsepower and 343 lb-ft. of
torque. The only transmission offered is a 6-speed manual. More power means
more stress on the engine components so Audi engineers reinforced the
engine internals to handle the additional stress of a turbocharger. Audi made a big name for itself with
the Quattro all wheel drive system. The TT RS employs a sophisticated
Quattro AWD system with an advanced dynamic torque vectoring technology
that yields great handling in all types of weather. The suspension is made
of Magnetic Ride control shocks that change with the road conditions. There
are large brakes and lightweight rims to help slow the car. Weight has been
kept down thanks to Audi's Space Frame technology.
The Audi TT is a very unique looking car and the TT RS takes this one step
further. Up front the 2012 Audi TT RS has a larger air inlet area located
in the front bumper with a gloss-black grille. Out back a really trick rear
diffuser helps move trapped air out from under the car while a great
sounding dual Exhaust finishes the
look. The rear wing is fixed and looks very aggressive adding much needed
down force at high speeds. There are a few TT RS badges located inside and
out that designate this little sports car as something special. Finally the
LED running lights are maybe one of the most recognizable features on an
The 2012 Audi TT RS packs some serious power for such a low base price. If
you are in the market for a sports car that combines luxury and performance
than the TT RS is a great bet.
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Audi TT review - CarBuyer
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The Audi TT is a beautiful piece of design, and it drives very well, too.
Available as a coupe or a convertible, Audi's small sports car is not the
most practical around, but few machines match its blend of prestige,
quality and comfort. Equipped with Audi's 2.0 TDI diesel engine, it's also
relatively cheap to run. At the other end of the scale, the range-topping
TT RS offers supercar-matching performance.
2012 Audi TT RS Review - Rough around the edges and demands to be treated that way
Go for a performance driving lesson and any instructor will tell you,
driving fast on a race track requires skill, precision and a light touch.
That is, unless you happen to be driving the Audi TT-RS.
Using a turbocharged 5-cylinder, the
TT-RS gives an historical nod to Audis past, while delivering decidedly
modern performance, blasting to 60 mph faster than even the R8.
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Porsche Boxster S 2013 First Test Drive & Car Review with Emme Hall by RoadflyTV
The new 2013 Porsche Boxster rides on a chassis derived from the current
generation 991 Porsche 911. The new Boxster has also been on a diet and is
about 55 lbs lighter than the previous model.
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Boxster S visit: http://www.roadflytv.com/2013-porsche-boxster-s.html
Interviews include: Porsche engineer Florian Sprenger and Hurley Haywood
Host: Emme Hall
Vehicle: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
Trim package: S, Convertible/Cabriolet
Base Price Standard Porsche Boxster: $49,500
Base Price Porsche Boxster S: $61,850
Engine: Boxer 6-cylinder, Mid-engine, 3.4L
Transmission: PDK, 7-speed
Chassis code: 981
horsepower: 315 hp
@ 6700 rpm
Torque: 266 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
0-60 MPH: 4.8 seconds
Top speed: 170+ MPH
Curb weight: 2960 lbs.
Warranty: 4-years/50000-mile warranty
Fuel economy (EPA miles per gallon rating): city 20 / 30 highway MPG
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2013 Porsche Boxster, first drive at Barber Motorsports Park
The new Porsche Boxster is lighter and more fuel-efficient, faster and more agile.
With its all- new lightweight body design and completely revamped chassis,
the latest generation of the Boxster has raised the bar for Porsche
Intelligent Performance. Considerably lower weight, a longer wheelbase,
wider track, larger wheels and new electro-mechanical power steering help
significantly enhance the mid-engine sports car's driving dynamics -
already far and away the best in its class and now even better.
As an additional Boost to improve
driving dynamics, Porsche offers the Sport Chrono Package as an optional
extra for the Boxster, featuring dynamic transmission mounts for the first
time. Also new in the Boxster is Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with
mechanical rear axle differential lock.
The new Boxster line up boasts superior performance and is up to 11 percent
more fuel- efficient. Each model boasts ultra-modern, direct fuel injection
and a flat six-cylinder boxer engine. All variants achieve at least 20 mpg
city, 28 mpg highway, and the Boxster with PDK even manages to achieve 22
mpg city and 32 mpg highway.
Audi TT Production
Györ, the Hungarian city on the Danube, is an ideal location for the
manufacturing of high-tech engines and cars. Its merits lie not merely in
the high availability of skilled workers and highly qualified university
AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft., a fully owned subsidiary of AUDI AG, builds over
1.9 million engines there each year, and assembles the Audi TT model range
and the A3 Cabriolet, among other vehicles, in tandem with the Ingolstadt
plant. Audi Hungaria is the principal engine supplier of the Audi and
Volkswagen Groups, one of Hungary's highest revenue enterprises and also
one of the country's biggest exporters.
ENGINE MANUFACTURING - Engine production (pre-series) started as long ago
as the end of 1993. The engine production plant in Györ, Hungary, was
inaugurated in October 1994. With this move, Audi not only safeguarded its
international competitiveness, it also created a strategic base in Hungary
that is gaining increasingly in importance. Györ now produces almost the
entire range of Audi engines. Some 400 different versions of basic engines
are built there: four, six, eight, ten and twelve-cylinder engines
featuring both TDITDISynonymous with muscular torque delivery and
outstanding efficiency: TDI. Today, TDI engines are sporty, smooth and
economical.TDI and FSIFSIGetting more out of every drop of petrol.FSI
technology. The ten millionth engine was completed there in June 2005.
Volume production of the new four-cylinder common rail engines started in
VEHICLE ASSEMBLY - Assembly of the Audi TT models at Györ commenced in
April 1998. The first second-generation Audi TT Coupé left the Audi
Hungaria production line in April 2006, and was followed by the first TT
Roadster of the same generation in that November. The bodyshells, which
have already been painted in Germany, are brought by train from Ingolstadt
to Györ, where they are delivered to the assembly hall. By the end of
2007, 382,445 Audi TT Coupé and TT Roadster cars as well as 216 of the new
Audi A3 Cabriolet had been assembled in partnership with the Ingolstadt
plant. Audi has systematically realised a new, process-oriented production
concept at the plant -- with short distances and fast, direct flows, from
the delivery of parts to the transportation of the assembled cars.