Porsche 911 GT3--Chicago Cars Direct HD
2007 Porsche 911 GT3 (997) test drive and walk around from Chicago Cars
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
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
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
2004 Saleen Mustang #357
A 2004 Saleen Mustang....#357...I shot this Car at
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2000 Plymouth Prowler Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
One of my favorite vehicles I've found for this channel. I've always
thought these things were awesome, departing from the mainstream
automobile. Basically a concept car that made it's way into production with
little change. Today they still fetch a high dollar even in rough shape and
are highly sought after by collectors since the demise of plymouth. In this
video I give a full in depth tour of the 2000 Plymouth Prowler. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Saleen 620 Supercharged Black Label
Join Ron Ward as he walks us around this brand new 2014 Saleen Camaro SS!
Speed Lab Yellow Custom Paint, Black Leather/Alcantara Saleen Sport
Buckets, 6.2L V8 Supercharged 575hp, 6spd Trans, Navigation, 3:90 gears,
Black Label Saleen Equipment, Full Suspension
Ford Mustang, Saleen Extreme Supercharged - Cool Cars, Hot Cars, Fast Cars
The Extreme Mustang by
Saleen Performance is known as the world`s fastest production Mustang.
This 281 ci SOHC, twin-screw supercharged beast makes 550 horsepower, 500 lb-ft torque
@ 4000 rpm, and is set up with Saleen`s Racecraft suspension.
The Extreme rivals all competitors in the high performance pedigree
including Corvette Z06, Ferrari 430, Porsche Carrera 911 and Dodge Viper
The basic idea behind the Saleen Mustang S281 that debuted in 1996 is
that it doesn't look at all like a typical Mustang. The designation of the
hyped-out Stang was simply...The Saleen Mustang. Changing the call sign to
be identified by it's 281 cubic inches is a really cool idea. But calling
it "The Saleen 281 CID" is a long name. So the model became S281, S for
Saleen. The option package letter or number ordered is added to the right
of the 281 completing the call sign.
2002 the most powerful production Mustang is introduced, S281 Extreme
with 445 horsepower.
There are only 62 Saleen Mustang S281s for 2002.
2003 Saleen S281-E there were only 14 street legal version of the GT
road-racing series SCCA Extremes made this year. Rated at 445 horsepower 450 ft-lbs.
2004 produces a mindboggling 445 horsepower at 6,000 rpm with
maximum torque of 450 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm.
2005 was the pinnacle of the Saleen Mustang S281 Extreme line up to that
year with an asphalt smashing 500 horsepower, 480 ft-lbs. of
The only thing the 2005 has in common with the earlier models is the S281
Saleen Extreme name and the 4.6L 90-degree V8 engine. But, this year the
Extreme receives an all aluminum block.
The 281 becomes Extreme by tearing down the engine, reassembling into the
Saleen high revving 4.6-liter powerplant..
The wheelbase is longer by 6 inches and the wheels are closer to the
corners too improve overall handling and balance. The nose of the car is
lighter for better weight distribution at 3,549 lbs overall. Same size
brakes used on the 200mph Ford GT. It's pretty damn fast too...4.5 seconds
from 0 to 60 and quarter mile numbers of about 12.1 seconds at 117 mph.
The 2006 Saleen Extreme is the fastest production S281 built by the company
up till that year.
A face belting 550 horsepower at a rocket
blasting 500 ft-Lbs. 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds with quarter mile numbers of
about 12.5 seconds. Top speed of 165 mph. Overall weight at 3606 lbs.
The 2006 Saleen Extreme isn't too much different form the 2005 except for
power upgrades, some ornamentation and creature comforts.
The 2006 Saleen Extreme is indeed a rare site on the street or anywhere
else really. But not to worry. You can see it by checking out the video and
hanging out with the owner for a bit
Ford Mustang, Saleen
Extreme Supercharged - Cool Cars, Hot Cars, Fast Cars
Cool Cars Video offers a feast for the eyes as well as insight from car
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Of course, everyone has different ideas about what makes a car particularly
For some it may simply be lots of cup holders or comfortable seats. But
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Bob's is the only remaining original Big Boy restaurant.
Built in 1949, Bob's Big Boy offers a lively dining experience with turn of
the century styling and a cool car cruise-in every Friday.
World famous for great food, as well as this weekly automotive gathering,
people from far and wide cruise their fantastic machines to Bob's for a
late afternoon meal and a good time with fellow car enthusiasts.
Located just outside Hollywood, Bob's Big Boy restaurant is a mecca for new
car unveilings, movie promotions, and amazing one of a kind cars!
2001 Saleen Mustang Supercharged S281 - startups, exhaust sound, overview
Jamboolio records a 2001 Saleen S-281, the performance version of the Ford
Mustang coupe, tuned and
supercharged by the American manufacturer Saleen, Inc.
This stunning muscle car is packing a 4.6L SOHC V8 engine, full-on body kit
and chrome rims, Brembo brakes, a Supercharger and custom Exhaust.
Here's an overview of the car, multiple startups and Exhaust sound, enjoy.
Location: Kotka, Finland 2013
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Steve Saleen and his 2008 SMS Mustang
Lance Lambert of The Vintage Vehicle Show talks to Steve Saleen about his
2008 SMS Mustang, the 25th
anniversary edition. This interview took place at the Mustang Roundup in Bellevue,