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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    my Turbo PDK + chip has 550/560hps and it´s very very cool car!!!!

    0-300km/h of my Turbo PDK is 30/32s, see the videos!!!

     

    me vs GT-R P750 2º gear to 5/6º gear

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyBDVvp8KOw

     

    me vs 997TT MK1 550hps 2 gear to 5/6º gear

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo4-U9PRdU8

     

    and me vs GT-R stock  2 gear to 5/6º gear

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y03jqIl3FUM

     

     

     


    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

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    AUTOCAR NOV/2010



    0 - 60mph (97km/h):

    Porsche 911 Turbo S: 3.01s
    Ferrari 458 Italia: 3.27s
    Noble M600: 3.43s
    Ariel Atom: 3.43s
    Lexus LFA: 3.69s
    Audi R8 V10 Spyder: 4.06s
    Mercedes SLS AMG: 4.08s
    Nissan GTR: 4.19s
    Audi RS6 Avant: 4.24s


    1/4 Mile:

    Porsche 911 Turbo S: 11.04@208.17km/h
    Ferrari 458 Italia: 11.29@207.07km/h
    Noble M600: 11.41@210.28km/h
    Ariel Atom 245: 11.96@181.58km/h
    Nissan GTR: 11.98@193.68km/h
    Mercedes SLS AMG: 12.04@202.56km/h
    Lexus LFA: 12.14@199.72km/h
    Audi R8 V10 Spyder: 12.28@189.74km/h
    Audi RS6 Avant: 12.59@185.75km/h


    0 - 1000m:

    Noble M600: 20s @ 279.7km/h
    Porsche 911 Turbo S: 20.05s @ 262.6km/h
    Ferrari 458 Italia: 20.33s @ 263.8km/h
    Mercedes SLS AMG: 21.22s @ 259.3km/h
    Lexus LFA: 21.55s @ 254.1km/h
    Nissan GTR: 21.65s @ 247.7km/h
    Audi R8 V10 Spyder: 22.05s @ 244.8km/h
    Audi RS6 Avant: 22.50s @ 240.8km/h
    Ariel Atom 245: 22.84s @ 206km/h

     

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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    First reaction, what happened to Nissan's special press GT-R.

    Second reaction, boy was the Porsche fast!

    Third reaction, did that Lexus have the 'unintended acceleration' gas pedal and the 'unstoppable' brake pedal and killed the test driver.


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    Yep, the 997 Turbo S is amazingly fast from 0-100 kph and 0-200 kph.

    I almost got tempted to get one but in the end, my brain (and my financial advisor) won.  


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    Well RC, makes me glad I don't have a financial advisor.
    :)


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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    RC:

    Yep, the 997 Turbo S is amazingly fast from 0-100 kph and 0-200 kph.

    I almost got tempted to get one but in the end, my brain (and my financial advisor) won.  


    I know how that continues, I got a crystal ball. Smiley

    When you will get your brand new 991 Carrera, you will be glad that you made that decision because the new car will bring along so many new technical goodies and will be a marvellous sportscar - no doubt about it.

    BUT...
    ... after a while you will desperately miss that extra Turbo-punch and we will see you rushing head over heels in direction 991 Turbo. Smiley
     


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    I think your prediction is spot-on Rossi - I expect RC will do the same as he did when the 997 was launched: 997.1 C2S then 997.1 TT


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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

     Though my wife has "only" a regular turbo, the occasions when I do drive it, I shake my head and ask "Who could ask for more?". The car is that good.

    My only compliant is the muted exhaust. That may be related to my years driving a Ferrari but I do miss the aggressive exhaust. That said, I know my wife does not.


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    Nick, the regular 997.2 TT PDK is still one of the fastest road cars in the real world of driving with roads that may be wet or less than perfect in other ways etc ...

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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    nberry:

    My only compliant is the muted exhaust. That may be related to my years driving a Ferrari but I do miss the aggressive exhaust. That said, I know my wife does not.


    Nick, face it, truth is you are deaf from your countless Ferrari years. Smiley
     


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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    Why do men over sixty go deaf?  Because they want to...

    Don't know Nick's age, but sadly I know mine..


    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    Wonderbar:

    Why do men over sixty go deaf?  Because they want to...

    That could be my wife speaking...! Smiley

     


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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    But you're not over 60 yet John are you?  


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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    Yes...but I'm told I don't look it...or, in fact, act it! 

    Anyway Don (Dasein) is 65 and has just bought a Turbo S - just to bring us back on topic..

     

     


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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    John, he is and he did!!
    BUT luckily he didn't have a financial adviser to dissuade him, as mentioned earlier.  No offense intended RC.  My beautiful wife's (Beth) last Porsche was a 944 turbo, dark blue.  I don't seem to have a (scanned) pic so here's a pic of her red 944 before the blue turbo.  I think she'd be pleased I also have a turbo now.

    BethPorsche.jpg


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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    Easy, that is why I put quotation mark around 'only'.Smiley

    Stefan, how would you describe your S exhaust?

    BTW, for years I have felt Porsche evolution design was static and uninspiring. The mule shots of the 991 appear to show more of a sexy look and I find it refreshing and attractive. VW had stated they wanted to make changes to the 991 design after viewing the proposed finals of the 991. If their input has changed the look, I take my hat off to them. Smiley 


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    hmmmm 944 my favorite car. Lovely picture


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    Dasein:

    John, he is and he did!!
    BUT luckily he didn't have a financial adviser to dissuade him, as mentioned earlier.  My beautiful wife's (Beth) last Porsche was a 944 turbo, blue.  I don't seem to have a (scanned) pic so here's a pic of her red 944 before the blue turbo.  I think she'd be pleased I also have a turbo now.

    BethPorsche.jpg

     

    Don, I just read your website and was deeply touched by "Beth's Page."

    I very nearly lost my wife to cancer 5 years ago and can only imagine what you went through with your loss at such an early age.  You have my utmost respect for the manner in which you are coping with life's ultimate set-back...


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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    Thanks John.  2nd marriage for each of us so we were both wary but found the love of our lives.  We "met" in a personals ad in MENSA magazine.  Beth lived in NC and I in NY.  We fell in love over the telephone (pre-dated the internet).  We flew back & forth for a couple of years, together every other weekend if not more often.  Took trips to Alaska, Bermuda, New Orleans, etc.  Beth was lovely and very smart.  I'm pretty smart but she had me beat!  I left a good job and friends to be with this great woman.  We were married in 1990 and she died from a "minor" heart attack in 1995 at the young age of 44!  I was devastated but life goes on.  I think one can be sad or grateful for what happens, I chose to be grateful for what I had while I had it.  I don't date because once you've had a "Porsche", nothing is as exciting.  I'll be fine as long as Woodford Reserve keeps making excellent bourbon.  Just kidding.  I'm very happy to hear your wife survived her battle!  Men joke (me too) about their women, lovers, whatever, but the truth is, I now sleep with a cat!
    :)
     


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     Don, I tip my hat to you. you have my utmost respect. 


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     - and btw we have 2 cats sleeping with us too and I would not want to miss that for the rest of my life ! My wife tells all our visitors being shocked that we let our cats sleep on the bed that "he" rather trade his wife than the cats - and I always nod to it - but as you said men joke a lot


    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    nberry:

    Stefan, how would you describe your S exhaust?


     Very pleased with it Nick, honestly. Smiley

    I don't know why exactly, but it seems I got a bit tired of the screaming Italian engines lately. For example the sound of the (terrific) 599 GTO gives me nothing, although everybody seems to like it. Regarding the exhaust note of the V8 models I absolutely loved the 355 in standard trim. Didn't like the 360, but the 430 was nice again, though not as nice as the 355. Now 458 is the first car, that can easily be driven quietly, if you want it. But then you have to choose a manettino setting you would never choose otherwise. In normal setting the 458 is really loud, sometimes just too much for my taste. As I said, my personal preference may have changed.
    The Turbo S OTOH is just about right. Very pleasant most of the time and just about the right noise when in sports mode and pushed hard. Smiley


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    Don, I'm moved by your story - wishing you well for the future.


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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    easy_rider911:

    Don, I'm moved by your story - wishing you well for the future.


    +1
     


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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    easy_rider911:

    I think your prediction is spot-on Rossi - I expect RC will do the same as he did when the 997 was launched: 997.1 C2S then 997.1 TT

     

    I actually planned a slightly different approach...surprise, surprise.  Smiley


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    Rossi:
    easy_rider911:

    Don, I'm moved by your story - wishing you well for the future.


    +1
     

     

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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    The other day I saw and heard a 458 and honestly felt the sound was intrusive...hey, look at me. You're right, we may be getting older and after years of exhaust bellowing we may have had our fill. Nevertheless, I would hope the 991 Turbo expresses itself more aggressively. 


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    Dasein:

    We were married in 1990 and she died from a "minor" heart attack in 1995 at the young age of 44!  I was devastated but life goes on.  I think one can be sad or grateful for what happens, I chose to be grateful for what I had while I had it.  I don't date because once you've had a "Porsche", nothing is as exciting.  

     Dasein, I feel you man. Thanks for sharing this.

     


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    Re: New 997 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet (2010)

    Thanks everyone.  Hey, have you read the January issue of "Road and Track?  They compare (sort of) the 2011 Porsche 911 turbo S, the 2011 Corvette Z06, the 2010 Audi R8, and the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage.  Here are the URLs to the article: 
    http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/car/2011-porsche-911-turbo-s-to-the-power-of-12 

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/car/to-the-power-of-12-our-choices-are 

    Enjoy,
    Don
    p.s. New sweatshirt came today!

     

    Photo on 2011-02-05 at 14.31.jpg


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