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The Ruf ctr "Yellowbird"
It was the fastest production roadcar of it's time, but is it cool?
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post Dec 4 2005, 08:36 AM
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post Dec 4 2005, 12:24 PM
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QUOTE(marcos_eirik @ Dec 4 2005, 03:25 AM) *
According to Porsches own numbers a standard '87 911 Carrera weighs in at 1210kg (2667lb). I seriously doubt that a lightweight stripped down version of that is any heavyer than the standard car... huh.gif The factory 'Club Sport' version weighs 1160kg (2557lb)...


A Carrera weighs significantly less than a turbo...a stock '87 Turbo weighed 1282 kg (or should I say "had a mass of 1282 kg")...add more weight for all the performance goodies (performance stuff is heavier in general) and then remove ~200 pounds with CF body panels, and you're right at the 1222 kg quoted above.
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post Dec 4 2005, 02:28 PM
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The old Porsches are cool but now I feel like they seem to want to compete in every market rather than focusing on what they are clearly best at.
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post Dec 4 2005, 02:30 PM
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QUOTE(The Nissan 350z rocks @ Dec 4 2005, 02:28 PM) *
The old Porsches are cool but now I feel like they seem to want to compete in every market rather than focusing on what they are clearly best at.


It's called "diversification" and it's a direct reaction to Porsche almost going bankrupt in the early '90s.
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post Dec 4 2005, 02:37 PM
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I know why they are doing it I just dont like it thats all, and I know my opinion doesn't matter to Porsche
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post Dec 4 2005, 02:42 PM
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Eh, I don't see how it makes much difference. The Cayenne may have a porsche badge on it, but everything else they make is a true sports car in the tradition of Porsche's best (at least until the Panamera comes along).
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post Dec 4 2005, 02:55 PM
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Yeah I guess your right, its just the way that they fit the cayman perfectly into the gap between the 911 and the Boxster that just makes me feel like their cars are being churned out to fill every market. I know that this probably doesn't happen but I like to think that a car is made to be as good as possible (within reason) I just look at the Cayman and think de-tuned 911. I have the utmost respect for Porsche and the way that they have climbed the supercar ladder to make probably the best cars around but when I see the new ones I feel like they have lost some of that passion that they once had.
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post Dec 4 2005, 03:01 PM
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Why buy a Cayman when you can just buy a Boxster with the detachable hardtop option? Eh? Eh?
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post Dec 4 2005, 04:17 PM
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Mandatory awesomeness.

Dry Ice cool.
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post Dec 4 2005, 05:24 PM
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QUOTE(The Nissan 350z rocks @ Dec 4 2005, 05:55 PM) *
Yeah I guess your right, its just the way that they fit the cayman perfectly into the gap between the 911 and the Boxster that just makes me feel like their cars are being churned out to fill every market. I know that this probably doesn't happen but I like to think that a car is made to be as good as possible (within reason) I just look at the Cayman and think de-tuned 911. I have the utmost respect for Porsche and the way that they have climbed the supercar ladder to make probably the best cars around but when I see the new ones I feel like they have lost some of that passion that they once had.

Now where did I hear almost those exact words before? Oh yeah Topgear!
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post Dec 4 2005, 05:26 PM
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Don't bother him PD, some people are too busy to form their own opinions.
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post Dec 4 2005, 06:27 PM
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tongue.gif just a little fun never hurts anyone clarkma laugh.gif
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post Dec 5 2005, 06:06 AM
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So just because I feel the same way as Clarkson on one topic (the cayman) I cant form my own opinions?
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post Dec 16 2005, 06:29 AM
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The Yellowbird is quality, I like cars that are defineably different.

Clarkma, some people share opinions.
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