The automotive world is full of companies with different personalities and ideas of what should be built and how it should be done. When you think of Ford the F-150 comes to mind or the Mustang, when thinking of Toyota the Camry and the Highlander may be the first you think of. For luxury automakers their cars are full of great features for us to enjoy and exotics are meant to be over the top impressive and make us wonder why all automakers haven’t done the same. What is unusual is when we see an automaker try something that seems to be completely against their personality, here are some great examples for you to admire and wonder about.
This opportunity comes along in only a rare moment. Most of the time we compare cars from different brands rather than two from the same one which allows us to be able to enjoy the direct matching of cars that are in the same class of vehicle. Because Porsche makes so many different sports cars the comparison of two of the best sports cars on the menu make for a wonderful testing and side by side look. Of course with this type of pairing you can expect to take the cars out to the track for the best way to see if there really are any differences and learn what they may be.
The Porsche 911 has been the signature of sports car glory for many generations and several decades. This model has undertaken simple upgrades over the years to continue to impress and delight fans everywhere with the style, grace and speed that can come from one of these amazing small sports cars. The 911 has also always been known to be one of the very best handling cars on the road or at the track. the only real drawback, as with many other sports cars, especially those in roadster versions, has been the small size and lack of more than two seats. Continue reading
As one of the world’s greatest performance cars, especially with the long run of success the 911 has enjoyed, the GT3 RS variant of the 911 comes in as a sports car that has it all and will keep you easily rolling as fast as you want (as long as that speed is not above 188 mph) and gives you back everything you put into this amazing car.
Even without the RS kit the GT3 makes 475 horsepower and will make a better top speed, but this car is really about going to the racetrack where there’s a pack of talented drivers waiting to take the lead away from you and actually reaching this top speed is a rarity even on straightaways. The need on a track is to have awesome downforce, airflow, aerodynamics and handling. Continue reading
Taking a drive in either the Alfa Romeo 4C or Porsche Cayman offers a precisely controlled driving feeling that allows you to traverse the various road and elevation changes offered throughout the beautiful continent of Europe. The only thing missing from this drive comparison is a couple test drivers to run the cars, I would love to volunteer for this one and think you would too, but too bad for us the test drivers at Car and Driver have already taken care of business and found these two exciting luxury sports cars to be a lot of fun on the road and amazing to look at when done driving for the day.
The Alfa Romeo 4C and Porsche Cayman are the middle of the road models from these highly regarded automakers, making it so you don’t have to have upwards of six zeros in your bank account to be able to afford one of these beauties. In a test that lasted over 650 miles the goal of finding which one of these two was the all-around better car seems like more of an excuse to drive them longer than anything else, but here is what was found. Continue reading
When imagination meets reality something really special can be the result. This is absolutely the case with the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder. As one of the most expensive and highly refined sports cars on the market, only a few will be built, but those few who are able to own this awesome high-end performance laden speedster will find themselves in constant amazement and awe at the vehicle the Porsche engineers and designers have dreamt up for them to drive. In addition to being an amazing car to drive, the 918 Spyder is equipped with its own unique hybrid powertrain that offers 19 miles of electric driving as well as keeping the massive amount of awesome track capabilities that allow this high-priced and exciting car to be very enjoyable for any owner who can afford to buy one of the only 250 that will be offered in the U.S.
Most sports cars are built with comfort forgotten, but not the 918 Spyder. This car is built to show off when behind the wheel and is comfortable enough to do so on a daily basis. As a brand new offering for 2015, the 918 Spyder is a two-seater supercar that offers everything for the high end sports car driver to fully enjoy and take advantage of. This car offers drivers four different driving settings to enjoy, Normal, Sport, Race, and Hot Lap. All of these modes are high performing and offer the driver the opportunity to be able to enjoy the most capable drive of each mode.