In the summer of 2013 Tamir Moscovici was shooting the C7 at the El Mirage lake bed for his upcoming Sony Playstation feature documentary, 'KAZ'. While filming the team had a surprise visit from their favorite Outlaw.
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Welcome to Little Car in the Big City, where I highlight fascinating cars I found walking around a town that is known for being bigger than everything else, but where every car is fighting to stand out: New York, New York.
Benchmarking European performance
Porsche made a big mistake in the late 1990s with the 996. Let's ignore the mechanical woes of Porsche's experimentations with watercooling the 911 for a second and just look at 'em. The front of 'em. Melty. Egg. Headlamps. THE HORROR.
There's no beating around the bush on this one. It's a slick Porsche race car, surrounded by gritty containers. It's a perfect combination, and it's awesome.
Porsche has just debuted its two latest decapitated rocket sleds today at the LA Auto Show, the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet and Turbo S Cabriolet, which share their coupe counterparts' 520-horsepower and 560-hp 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engines. That kind of power ought separate a lot of hats (and toupees!) from heads.
The rear-engined Porsches put their power down through all four wheels, which allows them to launch from 0-60 in 3.3 seconds or less (the Turbo S Cab takes just 3.1 seconds), and both of them top out at 195 mph.
The 911 Turbo Cabriolet starts at $160,700, while the Turbo S Cabriolet can be had for a grand total of $193,900 (plus $950 for destination). Is the S model's 40 extra horsepower worth $33,200? We're not so sure, but we imagine Porsche won't have any trouble selling it.
Check out our previous post for more info on the new force-fed Carrera dropheads, or scroll down for the press release. Feel free to visit the photo gallery live from the show floor, as well.Permalink | Email this | Comments