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    5th Gear 997 video!!

    Hey all...

    Today's 5th Gear 997 test is online allready.
    I'm still downloading it, but here's the link:
    http://www.sleepy-fish.com/sleepy/5thGear_Porsche_911_hi.wmv

    Cheers

    Re: 5th Gear 997 video!!

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    Porsche Maniac said:
    Hey all...

    Today's 5th Gear 997 test is online allready.
    I'm still downloading it, but here's the link:
    http://www.sleepy-fish.com/sleepy/5thGear_Porsche_911_hi.wmv

    Cheers



    You are going to enjoy the film lots...Tiff loves the car

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    Many thanks for posting the link..a real treat!

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    I LOVE sleepy-fish for hosting this. And thank you so much for posting the link to it Porsche Maniac. I'm downloading it too, as I type. Can't wait to watch it.

    Re: 5th Gear 997 video!!

    He reallys loves that car - Drifts it nice too-
    He mentions that all the body panels are new except the
    roof .... Now im confused again to who i should
    believe.

    Re: 5th Gear 997 video!!

    Thanks for the link and snaps to sleepy-fish for its continual hosting of vids. Three notes:

    Pressing sport on PASM does not lower the car 10mm as implied to allow 'increased aerodynamic thrust through the air.' The car comes 10mm lower than standard with PASM, the sport button does nothing for ride height, which would require even fancier hardware or air springs.

    The 997 does not have 'variable power steering rate' allowing easier parking but same sensitivity at speed. The 997 has variable rate steering, not variable power steering, which is the stuff that manufacturers love to put in luxo cars.

    Mentioned is the Aston Vantage. Fifth gear has already previewed this car, and loved it. Based on the closing comments, my bet is that the AMV8 will be crowned to be superior than the 997 by some press, particularly the UK press (despite AM being owned by ford), partly b/c Aston has already claimed and has touted the Vantage to be superior to the 997S. I have my doubts that an ultra premium luxo car maker can, with its first effort, dethrone the 911. I suppose we shall see soon enough.

    Cheers.

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    Great catches Jeff! Seems like Tiff has been engaging in some sloppy reporting.

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    GOD I love that video!!

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    Thanx

    Tiff is da man, and I can't wait to see his test of the new M5.
    His (Top Gear) test of the E39 M5 is the best test on tv ever IMO!

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    Dowloading no, but reading your comments, it is a lot better/ serious than that jerkemy clarkson...
    -Joost-

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    Joost said:
    [...] but reading your comments, it is a lot better/ serious than that jerkemy clarkson...
    -Joost-



    Why? Just because Tiff seems to like the car?...

    Greetings,
    --Pierre

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    pierre said:
    Quote:
    Joost said:
    [...] but reading your comments, it is a lot better/ serious than that jerkemy clarkson...
    -Joost-



    Why? Just because Tiff seems to like the car?...

    Greetings,
    --Pierre


    nop just because its more serious than clarkson ,and argument based ,at least he dont waste half the time making stupid jokes on pointless subjects , and by the way ,jeremy liked the car.

    Re: 5th Gear 997 video!!

    Thanks. it is a very entertaining show.

    Re: 5th Gear 997 video!!

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    pierre said:
    Quote:
    Joost said:
    [...] but reading your comments, it is a lot better/ serious than that jerkemy clarkson...
    -Joost-



    Why? Just because Tiff seems to like the car?...

    Greetings,
    --Pierre


    Hey Pierre, now you underestimate me! It is not for nothing that the international high court is in Holland, we can be unbiased! No, of course I am biased, I love porsche, and I don't like ferrari's. But you have to admit that Clarkson's "review" was not a car review at all, but a more of an opportunity to show the world how funny he can be... something I like when he does it to cars that don't need a review because everybody can buy them, but with cars that are special, he should try to add some seriousness to it. And I really found it strange that there was time for mr Clarkeson to have a spin on an ideal track, but when it came to comparing it to his beloved "scaled down versions of God" (read; let the stig do a real attempt to race the 911) then suddenly the tarmac was wettern than what noah saw! That struck me, and I did NOT like that. plus; why don't let hammond drive the car, he loves it, and he can be funny too an be serious about the car at the same time. If you can't recall; watch the GT3 mk2 review done by him. And then back to subject: Clarkson seemed to like the car as well... But Tiffy did not spend all the time about being funny, but really told us some things about the new 911.
    -Joost-

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    Ah but the Real question remains unanswered - how many bouncy castles could you jump in a 997?

    Re: 5th Gear 997 video!!

    So was it Arctic or GT Silver? - I've ordered Arctic, but I've a feeling that was GT Silver and I do have to say it looks great.

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    dreamcar said:
    Ah but the Real question remains unanswered - how many bouncy castles could you jump in a 997?




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    dreamcar said:
    Ah but the Real question remains unanswered - how many bouncy castles could you jump in a 997?



    I bet Tiff would clear more bouncy castles than JC. (Jeremy Clarkson, not the Other Guy).

    Not a question of skill, purely a question of weight-to-drag ratio.

    And if Clarkson opened his mouth in mid-flight, he'd drop like a stone! More drag!

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    Gaz said:
    So was it Arctic or GT Silver? - I've ordered Arctic, but I've a feeling that was GT Silver and I do have to say it looks great.



    I'm almost certain that it was arctic, if it's this hard to decide then it can't matter too much!!

     
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