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07-15-2000, 12:12 AM
IMHO: Porsche 959 mmmm
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07-16-2000, 10:31 PM
I prefer the 993GT.
07-17-2000, 06:05 AM
That's very nice but you can't deny these stats for the '87 959: a F6, 2.85 liter 450-horsepower, 370 ft-lb engine that tops out at 198 mph and is designed to handle WRC track conditions. 0-60 @ 3.6 seconds, and quarter mile in 11.8 seconds. And best of yet, hehe, its not legal in the states since Porsche did not allow to have four models for crash testing :O. All of this from a car manufactured 13 years ago.
[This message has been edited by spigidygak (edited 07-17-2000).]
07-18-2000, 08:41 AM
Yes, but wasn't the 959 water cooled? I think so. And there were only 201 made, were there not? I dunno, I think if you're talking about the quintessential Porsche, it has to have a coupla things:
Air cooled (bye bye, 996)
Rear engined (See ya, everything except 911's)
Not rust (1988-present)
Not suffer from terminal understeer (i.e., 1992 Carrera 4)
So I'm thinking like a 993 C4 or a 993 Turbo, although the old Turbo 3.6 was a pretty wild machine too...re:handful to drive. I guess a RUF could count, but I haven't heard of them making anything since the old Yellow Bird models...does RUF still modify 993's and 996's?
if you're talkling about the best porsche EVER, the it has to be one of their gt1 leman cars. you can even purchase them from the factory ready to race.
07-18-2000, 11:38 AM
OK, yeah, you're right, the GT1 was so bad-ass. Aesthetically, though, did it remind anyone of a whale from the rear 3/4 view? That thing looked HUGE!
07-18-2000, 02:23 PM
True true, pennypinch. But its all in your opinion is what I meant. But the Le Mans winner would be a nice car to have http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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