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Starting MSRP of $102,100
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
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.
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!
PDK is the Winner!
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.
1960s German Engineering
In the mid-1960s, Porsche manufactured a model initially called the 904. Unfortunately, the number 904 wasn’t usable for the official name, hence the change to Carrera GTS. The 1964-1965 Porsche Carrera GTS was produced in Germany during those 2 years. The design of the mid-60s GTS is by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who’s most known for the 911. The layout includes a rear mid-engine and RWD. The predecessor for the 904 is the 718. On the other hand, the 906 is the successor.
2.0-Liter Flat Four Engine
The 1964-1965 Porsche Carrera GTS, also known as the 904, has a 2.0-liter flat four engine. This motor produces 198 horsepower. Furthermore, the engine works in combo with a 5-speed manual transmission. From 0 to 60 mph, the 904 takes less than 6 seconds. If top speed is a concern, this Porsche can reach 160 mph. On the other hand, the drag coefficient is a pretty decent 0.34 Cd. This isn’t too shabby considering most modern cars are between 0.25 and 0.30. For instance, the modern GT3 RS is only slightly higher at 0.36 Cd.
Debut at Sebring 1964
Overall, the 1964-1965 Porsche Carrera GTS is quite a cool car. It may not sport the modern Porsche six-cylinder engine, but it does have the spirit of one. Being designed by Ferdinand Porsche makes this car quite unique. Even furthermore due to its limited production time. The car made its initial debut at Sebring 1964 where it ran into some issues. But it came in 1st place overall at Targa Florio. Today, replicas can be built by Martin & Walker in the U.K. or Chuck Beck in the U.S. For an original model, it’ll run anyone between $1 and $2 million USD.
Note: The featured image is by Terabass on Wikimedia.
A Track Performance Car by Porsche
The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a car truly built for the track. First, and foremost, this car is not street legal. This is due to the heavy emphasis on race track specs. Sticking to tradition, this car runs a RWD system with a flat six engine. From there, the list only extends down to the floor with amazing race tech. To not surprise, this car wears components of the Cayman GT4 as well as the 911 GT3 Cup. Lastly, and recently, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport was used by Porsche for a one-make challenge at Pikes Peak. Basically, it was a competition with one car between 8 drivers, amateur and pro.
3.8-Liter Mid-Mounted Flat 6 Engine
The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport sports a 3.8-liter aluminum DOHC mid-mounted flat six engine. This motor produces 385 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, the engine works in combo with a 6-speed PDK transmission that has an optimized shift application. And, even furthermore, the motor and PDK have a water-cooling system with thermal management. These components work together to hit 60 mph in only 3.8 seconds! Lastly, the GT4 Clubsport can reach a top speed of 183 mph!
Racing Technology Highlights
Inside out, the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a basically a thoroughbred. With this emphasis on racing, this car wears the crème of the crop. Firstly, the GT4 Clubsport has a race series retaining frame with no differential lock and no sound insulation. This leads to a mean engine with a roar. Secondly, this car sports fade resistant brakes in front and rear. On the front, there are 6-piston aluminum fixed brake calipers. At the rear, there are 4-piston aluminum fixed brake calipers.
Thirdly, the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport has a 911 GT3 Cup front axle. Fourthly, the suspension contains a Pure Motor Racing lightweight spring strut. Furthermore, there is a modified wishbone from the 911 GT3 Cup. Fifthly, this car has an amazing safety level meeting FIA certification. Between the welded roll-over bar, fire extinguisher, racing bucket seats, and 6-point harnesses, this car is ready for a track experience. Sixthly, there is an electromechanical power steering system. And, seventhly, and finally, there is a 90 I series tank with 70 and 100 FT3 safety tanks optional.
MSRP of Only $165,000 USD
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport – (Track) One Take – TheSmokingTire – YouTube
The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport starts with a MSRP of only $165,000. Not being street legal, this price is reasonable for a track car. Just remember, it is not wise to attract the police in a car like this. Not only will the GT4 visit the impound, but the fines will surmount to an unsatisfying level. Either way, this car is an amazing track toy ready to hit the Nürburgring Nordschleife. First, getting there is the tough part… driving about the track is equivalent to taking joy in We Happy Few. In conclusion, the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a phenomenal track-only race car.
Below, feel free to check out the two PDFs offered by the Porsche website on the GT4 Clubsport!
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the new king of the Nurburgring Nordschleife, then you may have an opportunity to do so… or somewhat. A 911 GT2 RS inspired limited edition Xbox One controller is planned to hit market on October 7, 2017. While the real car starts at around $293,200 MSRP, the controller will have a price tag of $299.95. At this price, you could purchase a high quality Thrustmaster steering wheel or even a console itself. But at this price, compared to the car, this is the closest way to get a tiny bit of the experience at a margin of the price.
Lap Time Record on Nurburgring Nordschleife
Recently, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS broke the lap time record on Nordschleife leading it to legendary status. This isn’t surprising as GT2 has 700 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows the car to hit 60 mph in only 2.7 seconds and a top tested track speed of 211 mph. With RWD and a 3.8-liter six cylinder twin-turbo engine, this car is a beast on the track. On top of this, the car has a few other special accessories.
7-Speed Porsche Doppelkuppling (PDK) Transmission
The 911 GT2 RS’s engine is coupled with a performance based 7-speed Porsche Doppelkuppling (PDK) transmission with short gear shifts and different modes. PDK Sport, a dynamic mode, is included with this transmission. For the brakes, Porsche uses ceramic composite brakes (PCCB). On the front, lightweight bi-xenon headlights brighten up the roadway ahead. Lastly, the car is sold with the Porsche Track Precision application.
Forza Motorsport 7
Back to the Porsche 911 GT2 RS controller. Porsche collaborated with SCUF Gaming and Turn 10 Studios to develop this controller. The initial plan was to release it alongside Forza Motorsport 7 but the actual release date is quite a few days past that. Regardless, this controller will be the shining prize of a handful of gamer’s collections. If you love the quality of a Porsche, this controller brings you the experience at a fraction of the cost.
Alcantara on an Elite Xbox One Controller
As expected, the controller sports the elite controller’s body with modifications. The silver meshed with black and red highlights resemble the interior of the real car. To increase this thought, the controller has hand-stitched Alcantara on the back. We can only imagine that it adds a nice feel to the gaming experience. But, also an expensive enhancement.
Beautiful, but Pricey GT2 RS Limited Edition Controller
Who Doesn’t Enjoy Fireworks & Cars?
Happy New Year 2019! With the arrival of the New Year, the thoughts of cars and fireworks are on the minds of many. Some people simply set goals for their own car, or car purchases. Other people celebrate with firework displays or setting them off safely at home. And, furthermore, some people even celebrate with cars and fireworks. Daily Driven Exotics did just so for July 4th, 2018. With the DDE Lamborghini Huracán and a Porsche driving about, fireworks were shot into the sky around them. The purpose of this was to celebrate the “4th of July Canadian style”. Although it looks absolutely awesome, it unfortunately destroys the Lamborghini’s tires.
DDE Lamborghini Huracán
The DDE Lamborghini Huracán is quite a spectacular vehicle. The base Huracán itself is an amazing beast. Prior to any modifications, the Huracán sports a 5.2-liter V10 engine. This works in combo with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The RWD version rocks 572 horsepower while the track-ready, AWD Performante has 631 horsepower. Just as the Gallardo and Murciélago before, the Aventador and Huracán will be moving out of the lineup soon. This doesn’t make them less phenomenal, but more so collectible. The Gallardo can still fetch around $100,000 or more, while the Murcielago is at least double that.
Use Precautions with Fireworks!
Overall, the DDE Lamborghini Huracán is a beastly machine. Celebrating New Years 2019 with a car like this and fireworks would be absolutely awesome… until the tires melt. Unfortunately, the Huracán didn’t survive the celebration. The tires didn’t handle the fire and heat well, leading to requiring replacement. On top of that, driving the way that is shown in the video is a sure way to destroy tires as well. So, first off, be sure not to drive illegally, irresponsibly, or recklessly. Secondly, always use fireworks with caution, care, and adult supervision, where needed. In conclusion, the Huracán is an awesome car and this video showcases how to NOT celebrate with fireworks and a Lamborghini … lol.
Note: All pictures are taken from the YouTube video which is property of Daily Driven Exotics.
The C1 Audi 100 Coupé S
From 1969 to 1976, Audi produced the 100 Coupé S which is part of the C1 generation. The designer for the 100 Coupé S is Ruprecht Neuner. Basically, the Audi 100 Coupé S is a sports fastback grand tourer. It was initially presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1969. During production, units were limited to only 30,687 vehicles.
1.9-Liter In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine
The 1969-1976 Audi 100 Coupé S (C1) sports a 1.9-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine with 115 horsepower. This motor functions with two carburetors and a 4-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission. In 1972, the motor dropped one carburetor and lost 3 horsepower. So, the 1972-1976 version has only 112 horsepower. As with older generations, this car has a FWD system. Nowadays, Audi mostly uses AWD on their vehicles.
The Audi 100 Coupé S V3/V4: 928 V8
The Audi 100 Coupé S V3 and V4 are models developed by Audi and Porsche, together. Firstly, the Audi 100 Coupé V3 has a Porsche 928 V8 with 350 horsepower. Furthermore, the V3 sports flared fenders and RWD. As for the V4, the body of the car was expanded to 4.3” wider. This is for accommodating the 928’s running gear and wider track. The V8 and RWD were a perfect match for this car, basically making it comparable to a muscle car. Overall, it would’ve been amazing if the V4 were for sale.
A Test for Audi in the 2-Door Coupe Market
Audi 100 Coupé S: 70er-Jahre-Sportler mit Kopfnick-Automatik – focusonline – YouTube
In conclusion, the 1969-1976 Audi 100 Coupé S (C1) was a test for Audi in the 2-door market. The 100 Coupé S is basically Audi’s version of a muscle car. The base C1 falls short of a muscle car due to it’s 4-cylinder engine. Although, the V3/V4 versions are basically muscle cars with the V8 and RWD. The Audi 100 Coupé S is a great project car if you’re an Audi enthusiast. Especially, if you squeeze in the 928 V8. Now, that’d be one fun venture.