At the RM Sotheby’s Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction, the “Project Gold” sold for over $3.4 million USD. The prestigious auction was held at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Including the buyer’s premium, the overall price for the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold” equates to $3,415,000. That is quite a bit of bank for a 993 Turbo. But, with only 1 unit from production, this car is quite collectible. Fortunately for RM Sotheby’s, the bidder’s determination led to a high sales price.
The 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold” is a beautiful masterpiece. From interior to exterior, this car is the original, maybe even better. The original 993 Turbo was able to reach up to $200,000 in price, so $3.4 million is quite a bit more. Under the rear hood, this car sports a 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine with 450 horsepower. This motor is straight from the 993 Turbo S, rather than the base Turbo. The original manual transmission and AWD make this car a beast on the street. Imagine cruising down the road in this golden yellow metallic 993 rebuild, ah… life goals.
Porsche Classic Strikes Gold!
Project Gold – One and only. – Porsche – YouTube
With the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold”, the Porsche Classic team hit the jackpot. Being from the past made this car stunningly unique as well as shows that older vehicles are still amazing. Thankfully, the Porsche parts were waiting to be built for quite some time. But, at $3.4 million USD, it may be smarter to simply buy a Turbo S and paint it gold. It may even be cheaper to include flakes of gold in the paint. But, it wouldn’t be as unique as this car. Overall, the “Project Gold” is an amazing automobile.
In 2018, Porsche is celebrating its 70th anniversary as a sports car manufacturer. For this special occasion, the Porsche Classic division went ahead with a unique project. This venture goes by the name of Project Gold. Basically, Porsche is creating a brand-new classic vehicle. The project, a Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold, will only have one unit available for market. Fortunately, people who’d like to buy the car can attempt to do so at auction. During the RM Sotheby’s auction in Atlanta on October 27, 2018, this car will be sold for a great cause. All funds from the vehicle will go to the Ferry Porsche Foundation. This charity focuses on youth development, education, and social activities.
The brand-new Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold will be the official last air-cooled model by the manufacturer. Cut off two decades ago in 1998, this car continues the chassis number chain while being unique to itself. First, this build features a 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine with 450 horsepower. This motor is from the original 993 Turbo S, rather than the 993 Turbo. Obviously, this engine will feature air-cooling technology from the 90s period rather than modern coolant systems. The engine works in combo with an original manual transmission and AWD system. Yes, the transmission and AWD system were pulled from a classic parts bin at the facility. Finally, the car wears a beautiful golden yellow metallic paint to signify its presence.
Going Once! Going Twice! Sold!
Porsche Gold – One and only. – Porsche – YouTube
At the end of October 2018, one lucky wealthy man will obtain this beautiful Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold. As a Porsche enthusiast since youth, this car is a dream and would be amazing to have in possession. Who can say that they obtained a brand-new 993 in 2018? Well, not many… considering the limit is one in production. The original 993 Turbo can fetch up to $200,000, so this car will most likely surpass this value. Considering its uniqueness and cause, this car may fetch up to $400,000 or $500,000, or maybe even more. Honestly, it depends how much someone wants this beautiful car. Overall, the 993 rebuild is stunning and will forever be a rare collectible piece for one lucky owner.
For the 2019 Rolex 24 of Daytona, Porsche set a decision to go retro. This retro Porsche wears a white Brumos livery paint job. Furthermore, this paint design includes red and blue stripes. These stripes were worn by Porsche racing vehicles during the second half of the 20th century. This is a commemorative design towards their historic racing career. The retro Porsches are both 911 RSR models, with numbers “911” and “912”. Both vehicles also sport #59, the long-term number of Porsche in racing history. By using this setup, Porsche is appreciating the past with an attempt to win the Rolex 24.
Who’s Driving for Porsche?
Retro Porsche with Brumos Racing Team Livery – Front – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
The retro Porsche 911 RSR “911” and “912” already hit the track at Daytona. The question is, who was driving? Well, let’s take a look. Firstly, the “911” Porsche retro includes Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet, and Fred Mackowiecki. Secondly, the “912” Porsche also has three drivers: Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor, and Mathieu Jaminet. With these drivers, Porsche was aiming to claim a 23rd victory at Daytona. And, correct, Porsche has 22 current wins at Daytona since beginning their racing career. That is quite a number of victories at one track!
Intense 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona
#911 Porsche 911 RSR – Onboard – 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona – Swagger Racing – YouTube
The retro Porsche “911” and “912” 911 RSR models were ready to go. During the event, Porsche did their best in an attempt to win. And, furthermore, this time it was with stunning classic style. Unfortunately, a BMW takes the lead and obtains the victory. Regardless, it was a good attempt by all manufacturers. We’ll see what happens next year!
On a historical note, the first time Brumos Racing Team partook in an event is also the first time Porsche raced outside of Europe. Now, Porsche races worldwide on any continent without hesitation. Although many top manufacturers did well at the Rolex 24, let’s tip a hat to Porsche. Porsche is an amazing company with top quality engineering. Good luck to Porsche at the 2020 Rolex 24 of Daytona!
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
For the 2019 model year, Porsche is offering a pure version of the 911. The 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T is just that, a pure sports car. Starting at a base MSRP of $102,100, this car isn’t cheap. For the PDK option, expect a MSRP of $105,830. But, it is probably worth it, if optimal performance is a decisionmaker. Although the manual and PDK versions perform similarly, both have pros and cons. Below, let’s take a deeper dive into these specs.
Specifications: Manual vs. PDK
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
The 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T is available with manual or PDK. Firstly, Porsche PDK, or Porsche Doppelkupplung, is a 7-speed double-clutch transmission. This way, there’s no confusion throughout the discussion. Regardless of transmission, the engine boasts a max of 370 horsepower. This allows the manual version to reach 60 mph in only 4.3 seconds. Not surprisingly, the PDK does so in only 4.0 seconds. That’s 0.3 seconds difference over a transmission.
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T – Fender Zoom – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
Both models sport RWD with the rear engine layout. The top speed for manual is 182 mph while PDK only allows 180 mph. Furthermore, the manual only obtains 19 mpg vs the PDK’s 22 mpg. Overall, it comes down to PDK or manual. PDK offers 0.3 seconds faster 0-60 time and 3 mpg more. On the other hand, the manual offers 2 extra top speed mph. Truth be told, how often will that extra 2 mph make a difference? But, even more truthfully, everyone knows that 0.3 seconds to 60 mph will be daily…. Shhhhhhhh!
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
PDK is the Winner!
The new 911 Carrera T. Revival of a puristic driving concept. – Porsche – YouTube
When it comes to the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T, the PDK option is the winner. Although a bit pricier, and 2 mph slower, it’s a better deal. Obviously, there’s nothing wrong with the traditional manual. Old-school manual allows a driver to interact with a car in ways that modern drivers do not, for the most part. It builds a real connection between human and vehicle interaction. But, the paddle shifters can do the same, if used regularly. But, keep in mind, PDK can relax in auto mode in rush hour, saving the constant hassle of clutching. Overall, the Carrera T is a pure sports car for the entry sports buyer.
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T – Rear Corner with Classic – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
In October of 2017, Fabspeed held an open house and exotic car meet event in eastern PA. The Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 was quite the success. Starting in the morning, vehicles of all types rolled into the event, ranging from BMWs to even a 2017 Ford GT. Fabspeed is an exotic car performance specialist company in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Here, Fabspeed offers aftermarket parts for high-end exotic cars, including Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, and more. While the car meet took place outside, Fabspeed held an open house at the same time, allowing enthusiasts to venture through the 26,000 square foot facility. In this building, Fabspeed contains a manufacturing facility as well as a showroom. Portions of the yearly event include food, live dyno runs, and tech talks.
Breakdown of Exotic Vehicles in Attendance
Porsche 911 Classics – Front Corners – Row of 3 – Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift
At the Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017, Porsche enthusiasts were in full force. With a large amount of the parking lot full of Porsche sports cars, many other manufacturers still made a presence. The car with the most attention was a 2017 Ford GT. Although this car is not a European vehicle, it is quite the spectacle. Inside out, the Ford GT shines “bright like a diamond”. Furthermore, a McLaren 650S Liberty Walk welcomed guests at the front, being the only one in existence. At first, the car threw us off as it reminded us of the P1. So, we initially thought we were looking at one… that was until we were informed it was a modded 650S. Regardless, this car provides quite the welcome. Finally, EuroPrestige Motors was kind enough to bring out an Alfa Romeo 4C. This car is rarely seen stateside, mostly due to Alfa’s lack of marketing the 4C in the United States.
McLaren 650S – Liberty Walk – Front Corner – Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift
On the Porsche side, the vehicles ranged from a custom Cayman S to 911 classics to GT3 models. Many Porsche 911 GT3s graced the parking lot, including the additional one on the dyno. Furthermore, in support of McLaren, a MP4-12C Spider made an appearance as well. Guests were event fortunate enough to witness a Lotus Seven, not a typical vehicle at most car meets. There are a few other vehicles to mention, but that will be in the next section.
McLaren MP4-12C Spider – Front with Doors Open – Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift
Dealership Appearances at Event
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Rear – Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift
To no surprise, two dealers brought a few beautiful vehicles to the Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017. First, Mercedes-Benz of Fort Washington was kind enough to bring over a SLS AMG. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a beautiful car that was quite stunning at the meet. Second, West German BMW was kind enough to provide a M4 GTS and E30 M3. The BMW M4 GTS can be seen in the video by EuroDrift below. This car has quite a few exhaust options, ranging from quiet to roaring loud.
2016 BMW M4 GTS: Revving Exhaust Sound – Different Sound Modes – EuroDrift – YouTube
A Porsche 911 GT3 Roars on the Dyno
Porsche 911 GT3 – Front Corner on Dyno – Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift
During the Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017, Fabspeed was kind enough to put a Porsche 911 GT3 on the dyno. This car had a Fabspeed long tube competition race header package… and phew, it was loud! Roaring on the dyno, the epic sound echoed through the facility, bothering ear drums throughout. The best way to see this was with ear plugs, as without, it actually kind of hurt. Driving a car this loud down the road would attract a lot of attention, and possibly the bad kind. Whether this car’s sound is road legal, doesn’t mean it was bad. The car sounds fantastic, like the GT3 beast it is.
Porsche 911 GT3: Dyno Testing at Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift – YouTube
Farewell to a Fantastic Day at Fabspeed
2017 Ford GT – Side in Motion – Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift
Although the Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 is almost a year past, that means there may be an upcoming event in one month (October 2018). So, there’s no reason to be upset. Considering the outcome of the previous event, the next one can only be better. With a large amount of auto enthusiasts in southeastern PA, the cars don’t disappoint. And, absolutely, EuroDrift would love to attend another Fabspeed event. Fabspeed offers high quality engineering for high-end exotic vehicles, making the meets quite unique. Witnessing these cars in person is well worth the venture here from areas around the mid-state area.
2017 Ford GT – Rear – Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift
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On October 3, 2017, Forza Motorsport 7 will hit store shelves worldwide. The seventh overall Forza Motorsport game will surpass the previous games in multiple levels. The game was developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Studios on the Microsoft Xbox One and Windows. If you pre-ordered the game, you will have early access pickup on September 29, 2017. Arriving in 4K ultra HD and 60 FPS, Forza Motorsport 7 should pass all expectations from the series.
700+ Forzavista Vehicles
Forza Motorsport 7 is a competitive racing game that will contain over 700 cars. With Forzavista view, an in-depth viewing system, gamers will be able to walk around the car as well as hop inside to look around. Forza Motorsport 7 is supposed to sport the largest collection of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Porsche ever. This is a great announcement as who doesn’t want to hit the track in a classic Ferrari or new Porsche? With over 700 cars, finding a car to drive on the track shouldn’t be a problem. Not to mention, Forza Motorsport 7 has a premier partnership with Porsche on this game.
Dynamic Racing Weather
On the other side, weather will play an important role in Forza Motorsport 7. Dynamic race weather will vary during gameplay including puddles, rain, and limited visibility. When it is raining, puddles will gather on the track leading to hydroplaning, similar to Forza Motorsport 6. It can be guessed that these features have been slightly altered, hopefully for the better, as hitting puddles in Motorsport 6 usually had disastrous consequences. As per limited visibility, that feature should alter the overall perception while driving leading to a higher chance of an accident.
New Leagues, Spectating Mode, & Mixer Integration
Turn 10 Studios added a ton of new features including leagues, spectating mode, Mixer integration, and more! The leagues were already seen in Forza Motorsport 6 but the new version will have new variations of this feature. The spectating mode will allow gamers to spectate friends or online matches while racing. Another addition is Mixer integration which will allow for easier streaming from the Xbox One and Windows. Otherwise, Forza is sure to offer a variety of racing modes from Career to Free Play.
Another major enhancement for the game is the right to personalize your driver. Yes, you will be able to customize your driver! With over 100 items to customize your driver, Forza covers decades of race history and pop culture. These features include helmets, clothing, and more. Customizing your own driver will be a fun and new feature to hit the Forza realm.
Editions of Game for Sale
Forza Motorsport 7 will be sold in three different variations: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, and Ultimate Edition. A breakdown for the editions is as follows:
1. Standard Edition ($59.99)
The standard edition includes the game and two custom driver gear items. If it is the digital edition, it includes the Hoonigan car pack for Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 7.
2. Deluxe Edition ($79.99)
The deluxe edition includes a bit more than the standard edition for an additional $20. The deluxe edition includes the day one car pack, VIP membership, and two custom driver gear items. This version also includes the Hoonigan car park for Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 7 in the digital form.
3. Ultimate Edition ($99.99)
The ultimate edition includes even more than the deluxe edition. This edition includes the Forza Motorsport 7 car pass, day one car pack, VIP membership, and two custom driver gear items. Again, the digital version of the game includes the Hoonigan car pack for Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 7.
New Age of Racing Games
Overall, Forza Motorsport 7 will bring a new age of racing games. From 4K UHD to 700+ vehicles, this game is sure to impress. The only problem is, you need a 4K TV to display 4K content. Otherwise, you’ll be satisfied anyway with 1080p. In the end, Forza Motorsport 7 will be the next major racing seller and push the racing game world a bit further towards the real thing.