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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets Production Car Record at Road Atlanta

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets Production Car Record at Road Atlanta

“…Winning is Winning.”

“Ask any racer, and real racer, it doesn’t matter how much you win by, winning is winning.” – Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel’s Character in The Fast and the Furious series)

Recently, Porsche set the production car record at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. To accomplish this, the manufacturer brought a stock Porsche 911 GT2 RS with driver Randy Pobst. Behind the wheel, this driver stole the record by multiple seconds. The initial record, 1:26.45, was set by a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. This shows that the Corvette is no match for the high tier Porsche models. If price is a concern, the Vette is definitely cheaper than a GT2 or GT3 models… by a lot. But, the quality of a Porsche is very worth it.

Furthermore, the Porsche GT3 RS was also brought to the track. It also beat the record. The GT3 RS is a bit faster than the Vette at a time of 1:26.29. But that still is a victory by 0.16 seconds! So, the GT2 RS and GT3 RS are the top two production cars of Road Atlanta. Congratulations to Porsche!

Porsche Road Atlanta Record of 1:24.88

Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets production car lap record at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a beastly feat of engineering. Starting at a MSRP of $293,200 USD, this car boasts 700 horsepower. This is possible via a 3.8-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine. From 0 to 60 mph, it takes only 2.7 seconds. Furthermore, with a top speed of 211 mph, this car is built for the track. Hence, beating the record at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta wasn’t too difficult. Especially with Randy Pobst behind the wheel ready to tear up the track.

This car sports the optional Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R wheels. Furthermore, the car was fit with a Racelogic VBOX Data Recorder to capture the race. So, this is one heck of a 911 GT2 RS. This car is a track driver’s dream. From the stunning exterior to the roaring motor, this car is phenomenal. Porsche knows what they’re doing, and this shows in the GT2 RS!

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold”: $3.4 Million

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold”: $3.4 Million

“Project Gold” Sells for $3.4 Million

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.

Specifications for the Classic “Project Gold”

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold - In-Progress - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold – In-Progress – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

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.

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Top Five Advanced Radar Detectors for 2016

Drivers use radar detectors as a means of detecting radar signals from police to be aware of speed trap zones. Some radar detectors function on the most basic level, while others sport many bells and whistles. GPS enabled radar detectors are very popular on the market today and allow for additional information.

How much time you spend on the road will probably determine which radar detector is right for you. Below is a list of higher-end radar detectors and what you can expect from each.

  1. Escort Max360
  2. Escort Passport 9500IX
  3. Whistler CR90
  4. Cobra SPX 7800BT
  5. Beltronics Stir Plus

 Escort Max360

Escort Max360 is a superior radar detector that comes with an interactive Smartphone app, security, and simple setup features. This advanced protection device boasts all the features that one would expect from a high-end detector.

The lightning-fast focal point of DSP (Digital Signal Processing) allows the device to find radar signals faster and more accurately than other models.  With five levels of filtering options, this radar detector allows you to customize the sensitivity of your device. Three driving modes and speed-based sensitivity keep it functioning properly, no matter the conditions. Results show on a high-resolution graphic display with directional arrows. Also, it includes a smart cord mated with a mute button and built-in alert lamp.

 Escort Passport 9500IX

Escort is one of the most popular brands in the industry. The Escort Passport 9500IX radar detector boasts smart technology and superior features that pinpoint the radar signal in a quick manner. This radar detector comes with both a windshield and dash mount. Also, it is compatible with the award-winning and exclusive app, ESCORT Live. With radar frequency filtering options, this device eliminates false alerts permanently by using frequency and location.

The radar detector provides coverage options with K, X, SWS (Safety Warning System) radar capability, International Ku, combined with rear and front laser detection. Additionally, it introduces an Auto Sensitivity option which raises the range based on increasing speed.

 Whistler CR90

If you have been looking for a laser radar detecting device at a pocket-friendly price, then this is it. The Whistler CR90 is a radar detecting device that comes with unique features and advanced technologies. It then detects laser signals using the Laser Ally, Atlanta Stealth Mode, and LTI TruSpeed S laser brands.

This radar detector includes the ability to monitor driver alertness and also offers warnings if drowsiness is suspected. The Traffic Flow Signal Rejection and other filter modes help minimize false positives.

Finally, this new radar detector comes with additional functionality, including the ability to detect different types of laser guns. It can even detect red light cameras and fixed speed cameras.

 Cobra SPX 7800BT

Cobra is a leading brand that offers an extraordinary radar detector, also known as Cobra SPX 7800BT. It is one of the most efficient police radar devices on the market. This sensor comes with an OLED mini screen as well as monitoring features for the newest radar guns.

The Cobra’s iRadar app also provides a rotating map along with zoom functions. The map allows you to see the road, possible radar locations, and live traffic data features.

 Beltronics Stir Plus

The Beltronics Stir Plus sports a laser and also a full band searching option. Along with this, it then alerts you to approaching red light cameras and fixed photo radar. Filters prevent known false signals in certain areas.

With the auto scan feature, the device eliminates the need to shift between highway and city modes. Moreover, the Beltronics Stir supports the detection of pop mode radar.

All of these devices boast advanced features. In addition to notifying you of impending speed traps, they also expose the presence of fixed cameras. Maps that show live traffic conditions make the commute much easier. Any of these devices is sure to impress you with what an advanced radar detector can do. Also, a radar detector may be the difference between a smooth commute or a speed trap ticket.




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