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2007 Porsche 911 Turbo--Chicago Cars Direct HD

Test drive of a 2007 Porsche 911 turbo from Chicago Cars Direct.


 


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Porsche 911 GT3--Chicago Cars Direct HD
2007 Porsche 911 GT3 (997) test drive and walk around from Chicago Cars Direct. The GT3 is the road-going basis of the world's most popular race car (more than 1000 have been built since 1998). That makes it the pinnacle of the Porsche production-car pyramid as well as the homologation special that justifies the existence of the GT3 racing car. The secret to its split personality is Porsche Active Suspension Management, or PASM, which allows drivers to alter the dynamic character of the car by pushing a button to modify the shock valving of the three-way adjustable Bilsteins. "You can never be happy with one setup for both the road and the racetrack," Hartmut Kristen, Porsche's director of motorsport, says from the pit wall while Walter R"hrl rockets past in a screaming yellow GT3. "With PASM, we don't have to compromise." It's no coincidence that Porsche's motorsports honcho and a two-time World Rally Champion helped develop the GT3. Unlike the Ferrari Enzo, the Bugatti Veyron, and the Porsche Carrera GT, the GT3 isn't an exercise in corporate ego and wretched excess. Nor is it a car whose fundamentally uninspiring qualities have been overcome with heroic surgery, such as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, the Chevrolet Cobalt SS, and various AMG Mercedes-Benzes. The GT3 is the 911 pared down to its essence. As such, it embodies the very soul of Porsche, a company that considers motorsports not merely a marketing strategy but a corporate imperative. The first Porsche ever built won its first race a month after it was finished. The company established its bona fides during the 1950s with a series of giant-killing sports racers and burnished its image during the '70s with a string of ground-pounding, twelve-cylinder prototypes. Motor racing is so deeply rooted in the company's heritage that the 911 Carrera-the quintessential version of the quintessential Porsche-takes its name from the Spanish word for "race." The GT3 is the spiritual descendant of the iconic 911 Carrera RS, the pared-down, pumped-up version of the 911 that served as the homologation basis for the Carrera RSR racing car. By the same token, the modern GT3 is the street version of the GT3 Cup car, which competes in international Supercup races and numerous national series. This fall, Porsche will launch an upgraded road car called the GT3 RS, and this, in turn, will be the homologation model for next year's GT3 RSR. To further confuse matters, the GT3 RSR will compete at Le Mans in the GT2 class. Don't mind the alphabet soup. Just think of the four models of GT3 as great, greater, greatest, and way out of your league. Here in the States, most Cup cars race in Porsche club events and the IMSA-sanctioned GT3 Cup Challenge. This year's first IMSA event, a support race held before the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, drew forty entries. (The enduro had only thirty-five.) Although the rules require all drivers to be amateurs, most cars are prepped to a professional standard, complete with gaudy graphics and trackside support. Arrive-and-drive weekends run about $25,000. If car ownership is your thing, the MSRP is $131,000, plus a $9000 spares package. Believe it or not, that's a sweetheart deal. "I couldn't build a car for that much. There's no way," says Dennis Aase, who prepared four of the cars that raced at Sebring. "Even if I started with a wrecked car, it would cost at least $175,000." Porsche Motorsport North America president Uwe Brettel, the mastermind behind the series, sees it not as a moneymaker but as a marketing tool. "For sure, we could have made $20,000 more per car. But what for?" he says. "We are not out to make the maximum profit. We race because it's the best way to promote the road car. The link between the road car and the racing car is integral." The first roadgoing version of the GT3 was built in 1998, but it wasn't exported to the United States. We weren't deemed worthy until 2003. At the time, the GT3 was based on the 996 platform. This, the first of the water-cooled 911s, sold well by Porsche standards. But with plenty of styling cues and mechanical components shared with the d,class, Boxster, it never got the love from Porschephiles. The more highly regarded 997 debuted for the 2005 model year, and the new GT3 is the first GT3 to be derived from it. The GT3 starts life as a Carrera 4 body-in-white on the production-car assembly line in Zuffenhausen. The space devoted to the front axle in the four-wheel-drive model is used to hold a 23.7-gallon fuel tank, and some structural modifications are made to accommodate the new engine, transmission, and oil reservoir. Thanks to the aluminum trunk lid and doors, not to mention a host of other weight-saving measures, the GT3 weighs in at 3076 pounds





Mercedes-Benz SL600 Twin-Turbo V12--Chicago Cars Direct HD
Test drive and walk around of a 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Twin-turbo V12 Roadster from Chicago Cars Direct.





HUMMER H2--Chicago Cars Direct HD
Detailed 2006 Hummer H2 Test Drive and Evaluation from Chicago Cars Direct.





Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG--Chicago Cars Direct HD
Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Test Drive and Evaluation from Chicago Cars Direct.





Monsters' Brawl! Corvette ZR1 vs Porsche 911 Turbo
It's the King of the Hill vs the Autobahn Kaiser. The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the Porsche 911 turbo do battle in a comparison of epic proportions at the track with professional hot shoe Justin Bell, on the drag strip and through a standing mile... Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1011_2011_chevrolet_corvette_zr1 _2010_porsche_911_turbo_comparison/index.html Shot by: Mike Suggett, Gordon Green & Duane Sempson Edited by: Mike Suggett





Porsche 911 Turbo Review - Top Gear - BBC
With their engines mounted at the back, the Porsche 911 has always been a scary car. But things have just got scarier as Jeremy steps into the Porsche 911 turbo. Spare a thought too for the Stig as he wrestles the turbo around a seriously wet track on a power lap. Subscribe for more awesome Top Gear videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Topgear Top Gear YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/topgear TopGear.com website: http://www.topgear.com Top Gear Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/topgear Top Gear Twitter: http://twitter.com/BBC_topgear This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.





Porsche vs.Dodge Viper
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Porsche Turbo Exclusive First Drive by Inside Line
2010 Porsche 911 turbo First Drive Video http://www.insideline.com/porsche/911/2010/2010-porsche-911-turbo-first-drive-and-video.html 2010 Porsche turbo @ 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLNclO3Jwjo 2007 Porsche turbo First Drive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK8n05qmhAM "No! You did it again. Never let the car roll." That's what Mike den Tandt, my 20-something German instrukteur, said as we caught the tail of the 2010 Porsche 911 turbo with much more than a dab of opposite lock.





2010 Porsche 911 Turbo - Performance
http://www.oneighturbo.com/2009/08/07/new-porsche-911-turbo-making-its-debut-at-the-frankfurt-motor-show / The new Porsche 911 turbo combines far-reaching innovations in technology with fine tuning and supreme refinement in design. All key features of this high-performance sports car have been significantly improved, the new 911 turbo combining a substantial improvement in fuel efficiency and lower weight with more power, even higher speed, and enhanced driving dynamics.





2011 911 TURBO S 0 to 100 launch control!!! 3sec 3!
Hi , just bought the new 911 turbo S amazing!





Lamborghini Murcielago--Chicago Cars Direct HD
Lamborghini Murcielago walkaround and test drive from Chicago Cars Direct.





2007 Porsche 911 Turbo on the track
Porsche's 6th generation 911 turbo comes dressed in the new 997 chassis and body, and is the fastest and best looking turbo yet. Its 3.6l twin-turbo boxer engine produces 480 horsepower and reaches 60 miles an hour from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds. Pro-driver Dan Aspesi takes a few laps around the track at Willow Springs and gives us his thoughts.





1991 Porsche 911, Reimagined by Singer - Jay Leno's Garage
1991 Porsche 911, Reimagined by Singer. Feast your eyes on Singer Vehicle Design's meticulously restored and optimized air-cooled Porsche icon. » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/JLGSubscribe » Visit the Official Site: http://bit.ly/JLGOfficialSite THE BEST OF JAY LENO'S GARAGE » Exclusive First Looks: http://bit.ly/JLGExclusives » Ultra Rare Supercars: http://bit.ly/JLGSupercars » Jay's Book Club: http://bit.ly/JLGBookClub JAY LENO'S GARAGE ON SOCIAL Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage ABOUT JAY LENO'S GARAGE A new video every Sunday! Visit Jay Leno's Garage, the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews, motorcycle reviews, compares cars, and shares his passion and expertise on anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise. Classic cars, restomods, super cars like the McLaren P1, sports cars like Porsche 918 Spyder and Camaro Z28, cafe racers, vintage cars, and much, much more. Subscribe for more: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 NBC ON SOCIAL: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts 1991 Porsche 911, Reimagined by Singer - Jay Leno's Garage http://youtu.be/PemPidqObJ4 Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





Range Rover Sport Supercharged--Chicago Cars Direct HD
Range Rover Sport Supercharged test drive and walkaround from Chicago Cars Direct.





Nissan GT-R Black Edition vs Porsche 911 Turbo S! - Head 2 Head Episode 6
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman pits the new 2013 Nissan GT-R Black Edition against its twin-turbo, all-wheel-drive rival, the 2012 Porsche 911 turbo S. With 500+ horsepower planted firmly to the ground, both supercars annihilate California's canyon roads, then square off for an epic quarter-mile drag race. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1206_nissan_gt_r_black_edition_v s_porsche_911_turbo_s_comparison/ Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com




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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo: 10.760 @ 135.440
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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera: 11.460 @ 118.000
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2005 Porsche 911 997 Carrera S VF-E Supercharged: 11.680 @ 116.170
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2007 Porsche 911 GT3: 12.010 @ 118.020
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2013 Porsche 911 S: 12.010 @ 116.790
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2012 Porsche 911 991 Carrera S: 12.012 @ 116.790
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2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S: 12.030 @ 115.070
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2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe: 12.310 @ 114.810
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1999 Porsche 911 996 C2: 12.360 @ 116.450
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2000 Porsche 911 : 12.388 @ 114.050
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2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: 12.410 @ 116.020
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2009 Porsche 911 Carrera: 12.510 @ 113.030
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2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S: 12.510 @ 113.020
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2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S: 12.610 @ 112.210
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1990 Porsche 911 964 cabriolet: 12.669 @ 112.670
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