Don't tailgate the new Porsche 991 Turbo

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  1. sundog964

    sundog964 Supporting Member

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    There is an amazing pic of the new 991 Turbo with the rear bumper removed.

    They have amazing brakes, and will stop much faster than you can. And as you can see, it is a 60K hit to the engine if you hit at more than 5 mph.

    I'm amazed they can pack all that stuff in that space. Changing the plugs would be interesting.

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  2. Sean413

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    Wow that's crazy
     
  3. JMC

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    Oil change $1,000?
     
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    All that fancy-pants engineering and yet the rear bumper is outclassed by the Ford Pinto.
     
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    Changing the plugs on a 993 is only a hard job because intake #6 is behind the power steering pump. It's about an hour to do the first 11 and 3-4 more hours to do the last one.
     
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    Looks like it would be hard to install a fart can into one of those. Shame...
    Makes me wonder how much faster these cars would be if they didn't require so much packaging trickery.
     
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    That engine is moving some air around!
     
  8. sundog964

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    Well, they do amazing things. They just announced that they put the Carrera S 3.8 liter engine into a Cayman GT4. They had to change the intake system for packaging and lost about 25 HP because of that and the exhaust routing. That car will be a rocket ship on the track. Could be the Carrera killer that people have been worried about.
     
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    Doesn't look like my 356 C
     
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    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    Boy can the Germans engineer some auto art....nice pic.
     
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    ripple To keep fresh, keep capped & cold. Silver Supporting Member

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    "Well Sir, you had a bad intake hose clamp. Should only cost around $1100 and we'll have you fixed right up."
     
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    What a cool picture. I love it.
     
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    That just looks plain ole nasty !!!! i love it
     
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    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    Tailgate that? In my Accord? Maybe in the parking lot.
     
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    Probably more than that... I could probably afford a used Porsche if I put my mind to it (and I'd love to have a Cayman!), but I think I'd have a problem with the maintenance and service.
     
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    I had a 1969 911S that was so easy to work on and I wonder if these modern cars would be more enjoyable to own.
    I know it's apple and oranges but you have to wonder when things have simply gone too far.
     
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    i can forsee an owner with serious engine probs ($$$) setting up a rear-ender.

    wow! that baby could take you back to the future.
     
  20. Rick Lee

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    I haven't touched a 991, but I did get to wrench on a 997 when they just came out. They're not really that difficult. And the nice thing about the newer cars is that the parts aren't old, rusted or brittle. My 993 has two hard-to-reach oil filters and one of the two drain plugs requires pulling a rocker panel down. I've never paid anyone to do it for me, but that has to be a real expensive oil change at a dealer, plus the 13 qts. of Mobil 1 you get to pay dealer prices on.
     

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