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    Wow, this car is fast!

    Forgive me but I have nobody else to tell this to.

    Did a little more serious driving yesterday.

    Two lane rural highway with lots of slowpokes, brain-dead, and 48to53to50to49to55to51mph drivers.

    Throw it into third, punch the gas and... it's _done_.

    The car doesn't just go fast. The car goes fast fast. The "instant" acceleration from 50-100mph (?) and massive brakes are just incredible (goes back to "55" in a second).

    Stability and feelings of controlled power are all present (thank god for zero deer encounters).

    Sounds obvious now but at the time my mind is pumping endorphins by repeating over and over, "Porsche really got THIS right!!"

    Got home and just sat in the driveway admiring the car for ten minutes; I didn't even notice how dirty it was.

    My name is MMD and I'm a Turboholic.


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    Hi MMD!

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    We are here for you.

    In particular, I have fallen in love with the "rude" shove in the back from just *burrying* the pedal and NOT let go. The fireworks ensued is an experience that brings a huge grin times and again. Now that I've tasted 500 lb ft torque, it's difficult to give up the addiction.

    My name is Can and I too am a Turboholic.

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    MMD said:
    Forgive me but I have nobody else to tell this to.

    Did a little more serious driving yesterday.

    Two lane rural highway with lots of slowpokes, brain-dead, and 48to53to50to49to55to51mph drivers.

    Throw it into third, punch the gas and... it's _done_.

    The car doesn't just go fast. The car goes fast fast. The "instant" acceleration from 50-100mph (?) and massive brakes are just incredible (goes back to "55" in a second).

    Stability and feelings of controlled power are all present (thank god for zero deer encounters).

    Sounds obvious now but at the time my mind is pumping endorphins by repeating over and over, "Porsche really got THIS right!!"

    Got home and just sat in the driveway admiring the car for ten minutes; I didn't even notice how dirty it was.

    My name is MMD and I'm a Turboholic.




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    Just wait until you actually try punching it on a wide open desolete road in the middle of nowhere! You'll be amazed! I know I was...and yes,

    My name is Jason, I'm a Turboholic!

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    I must have something wrong with me as for every Turbo I have driven, only 2nd gear with over-boost really generates a "wow" from my lips.

    Don't get me wrong, 3rd-6th are very impressive, but in 2nd you can do 30-60mph (50-100kph) in under 3 seconds...



    Note, the stock Turbo in the Milbrook test above did 100-200kph in 8.0 secs.

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    Most usuable supercar ever made.

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    Time to sign up for a DE, MMD!

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    Hi Spyderidol

    can: can you imagine the "rude shove" given by a 1200lb/900hp F1? Ha! Oh..., and the two second 0-140mph in a Navy F16. Yeooooow!

    a80: Yup! That's a staple in my diet of familiar road travel. (verrry bad!)

    Alex: Interesting observations. I gotta experiment with second gear more.

    Moogle: + million

    Nugget: making me sick everytime someone suggests that and I realize I haven't done it yet.

    Gonna leave early and go for another drive.

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    MMD, I don't think any F-16 has seen a 2-second 0-140 mph run . A Rhino (F/A-18), on the other hand... .

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    F16 will go 0 to 175mph in about 2 seconds but it is being catapulted off the deck to do this, not on a regular takeoff roll. Thanks

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    turbodickie said:
    F16 will go 0 to 175mph in about 2 seconds but it is being catapulted off the deck to do this, not on a regular takeoff roll. Thanks



    The US Navy doesn't use F-16s, nor does any other navy for that matter. It would be humorous to see an Air Farce jock trying to trap on a carrier, only to repeatedly bolter .

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    Oops..., my mistake(s)..., I had the catapult of Navy jets off of a carrier in mind; as seen on TV

    THAT must ruin those pilots for Porsches.

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    Oh man, I can't wait!!!!

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    MsGreta said:
    Oh man, I can't wait!!!!



    Hehe! Make sure you have an empty stomach when you crush the gas pedal for the first time.


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    NMD I can relate to you and the rest of Turbo team here. When I punch this thing it does not want to slow down it just pulls and pulls, what a feeling Let me rub it in, the CG exhaust makes it even better and IPD plenum better yet

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    Awesome car guys, glad you're having fun. The 997 has the looks, quality build, and interior to match the performance.

    Imagine how cool it would be if Porsche was more into Cars instead of takeovers and were producing a new 928. The numbers posted above and the supercharged 928 would mirror the numbers as they were back in the 80's.

    The turbo quickest off the line and the 928 on the high end.

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    Nice looking car that 928. Gotta say it's got a nice rear too.

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    MMD, imagine walking into a Porsche showroom today with both of those above, a little bit of the turbo's LED lighting effects on the front of the 928 and the carrera GT as another continuing model.

    Off to the side Cayennes and Panamera's (not the mule). Doesn't cost anything to dream.

    And can't forget 350 hp caymans!

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    Is that the porsche in the movie scarface?

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    PandaMan said:
    Is that the porsche in the movie scarface?


    Yup, that's it!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7v1aSYczgk

    All you turbo fans, listen to the sound at the 3 min. mark!

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    Alex,

    Thanks. Those acceleration numbers make me smile.

    Your hunger for speed & power is insatiable! Personally I find 3rd gear acceleration to be downright scary as is, and fourth to be an absolute "scream." As in hold-on-to-the-steering-wheel "SWEET JESUS, I'M COMING HOME" scream!!

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    Alex_ said:
    I must have something wrong with me as for every Turbo I have driven, only 2nd gear with over-boost really generates a "wow" from my lips.

    Don't get me wrong, 3rd-6th are very impressive, but in 2nd you can do 30-60mph (50-100kph) in under 3 seconds...



    Note, the stock Turbo in the Milbrook test above did 100-200kph in 8.0 secs.


     
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