2008 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S--D&M Motorsports Test Drive and Video Walk Around with Chris Moran
A unique 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (997) from D&M Motorsports. Presented
by Chris Moran.
If you were to analyze the world's finest modern-day sports cars, you would
find that they all have a front or midengine design that balances weight
distribution and centralizes mass between the wheels. Yet the 2008 Porsche
911, with its engine hanging out behind the rear axle, thrusts a middle
finger into the air toward conventional automotive engineering wisdom. That
it simultaneously achieves truly legendary performance is all the more
Someone once wrote that the Porsche 911 is a "terrible design, brilliantly
executed." And that pretty much explains why no other automaker is
currently offering a rear-engine car. But more than four decades of
research and development have morphed the 911 from a mostly entertaining
but bedeviling-at-the-limit beast to a very capable and forgiving sports
car. It simultaneously provides supercar performance and handling, along
with daily driver comfort and livability. And with the ever-expanding 911
family, picking the perfect Porsche for your needs has never been easier.
Provided, of course, you have the means.
For 2008, a turbo Cabriolet joins the
coupe, while the ultimate 911 -- the even more potent, lighter, rear-drive
GT2 -- comes back into the fold. Other changes this year include optional
carbon-fiber racing-style seats, a more effective sunshade for Targa
versions and increased oil change intervals for most models (12,000 miles
or one year).
As always, performance is paramount. According to Porsche, even the base
911 can run to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds and stretch its legs out to a
top speed of 177 mph. Should that be inadequate and you've got pockets so
deep that nearly 200K for a car doesn't make you blink, consider the 911
GT2. This ultimate 911 will rocket you to 60 mph and hit 205 mph flat out,
making it the fastest 911 ever made. Between these bookends are other
enticing selections -- the tweaked "S"; the foul-weather-friendly,
all-wheel-drive "4"; the track-ready GT3 and the blindingly fast, yet
docile and comfortable turbo.
One of the reasons the 911 has become almost larger than life is its
combination of ferocious performance and daily-driver livability. The car's
basic design, with its large glass area, slim roof pillars and no-nonsense
interior, has hardly changed since its debut in 1964. This provides a
comfortable and stress-free environment for the driver, unlike some other
sports cars where one sinks down low and has to contend with a view to the
rear quarters that's tantamount to a Brink's truck. With its glass roof,
the Targa model accentuates this feeling even more. Underway, the 911 is
just as welcoming, with smooth power delivery, easily modulated strong
brakes, and ultra-responsive but never nervous steering.
With such a wide range of offerings, the 2008 Porsche 911's various guises
compete with many different sports cars, but it manages to stand up to them
all. Savvy consumers will know that a strong argument can be made for
choosing a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 over a 911, as it provides a tad more
performance for considerably less money. The same goes for the Nissan GT-R,
which also benefits from being all-new and this year's media darling. But
the Corvette doesn't have the 911's build quality, nor its high level of
driver interaction, while the GT-R lacks the 911's prestige and
customization aspect. Perhaps the toughest, most direct rivals for the 911
are the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and the Audi R8. Both are fantastic sports
cars with moves to match their looks. But the Aston and R8 have a long time
to go before they can match the history and legendary status of the Porsche
911.The 2008 Porsche 911 comes in five basic trim levels: Carrera, Carrera
S, GT3, turbo and GT2. The Carrera and
Carrera S can be had in three body styles. The coupe and convertible
("Cabriolet") body styles are offered in either rear-wheel or
all-wheel-drive ("4") versions. Equipped like a regular Carrera coupe, the
911 Targa 4 comes with a large power-sliding glass roof, a flip-up rear
glass hatch and only all-wheel drive. The S version of the Targa 4 adds the
same upgrades as the Carrera S.
The base 911 Carrera comes with 18-inch wheels, full power accessories, a
trip computer, leather seating, a nine-speaker audio system with a CD/MP3
player, vestigial rear seats and automatic climate control. The S adds a
more powerful engine, 19-inch wheels, active suspension management
technology, bigger brakes, bi-HID xenon headlights, a sport steering wheel
and unique exterior and interior trim. Most of these items are optional on
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Porsche Power & Snow 2010 - Walter Röhrl takeoff2.MTS
This is one part of the Porsche Power & Snow Winterdrift training WITH
Rallyelegend Walter Röhrl. All cars were from Porsche Austria. You can
attend this event also from any other part of the world. If you haven't had
the chance to take a seat next to Walter Röhrl, then THIS is your chance!
If you think you're a fast and confident driver, then take a ride with
Walter, LOL ;-))) My life changed positively and now I know WHAT the
Porsche 911's are able to do. Enjoy this and all my other videos, which
were taken from a basic Panasonic Lumix picture camera. Walter returns with
one of his passengers, look at the face when they get out of the car, LOL.
1972 Porsche 911 72STR 002 - Jay Leno's Garage
Porsche wizard and urban outlaw extraordinaire Magnus Walker returns to the
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