The manual transmission’s days look like they may be numbered. Even Porsche, that for a long time stood by the manual transmission as the transmission of choice for their driver’s cars, decided to only use their PDK transmission for the new Porsche 911 (991) GT3. While the reworked transmission looks like it will provide great performance, it just doesn’t give the driver the same kind of connection with the car.… Read more
The above is part of a video series that we are starting. The idea is an unscripted, unedited video giving our thoughts on sports car questions and concerns. In this first video in the series I give my take on what you should buy, a new Porsche Boxster S, a new Porsche Cayman S or a New Porsche 911 Carrera.
These three cars have some very close performance figures and will make it hard to choose.… Read more
For many of us mere mortals owning a top-end sports car is a far-flung dream. A lucky few will work their way up to the likes of Porsches and Audi R8s, but for most such vehicles are always just that little too far out of reach and confined to the realms of fantasy.
But there are other options for getting that high-speed thrill, without the extortionate petrol costs.… Read more
Last week I posted a video of Jay’s Garage featuring Jay Leno taking a look at a Porsche 911 GT2 (if you haven’t seen the video yet you can see it here). One line from the video stood out to me and that is that the air coming out of the exhaust is cleaner than the air going into the engine.… Read more
In recent years driving experiences have become an incredibly popular (and, awesome!) gift for any motor-head, but with the good come the bad and ugly. If you’re thinking of booking an experience for yourself or a loved one, check out our top 5 tips to make sure you get the most from your day.
Location, location, LOCATION!
Our first and biggest tip would be to check and confirm the location that the experience will take place.… Read more
I don’t often cry when watching TV or movies, but last night was one of those times. I was watching the latest episode of US Top Gear and cried because of what was done to what appeared to be a pretty nice Porsche 928. While the car wasn’t 100% original (it had a racing seat and some aftermarket pieces) it still looked like a pretty nice car (at least on TV) that could have been returned to stock fairly easily (again from what was actually visible on TV) if one wanted.… Read more
Some vehicles just shouldn’t be tuned and tried to make into performance cars. One such type of vehicle is the minivan. Let’s all face it minivans are very practice cars, but they just aren’t cool car. With a minivan, no matter what you do to it, it is still a minivan and won’t be very cool.
Today, I saw an example of what not to do to a minivan when I saw the Toyota Previa in these images.… Read more
Performance vehicle enthusiasts often consider the Chevrolet Corvette to be America’s only legitimate sports car. This vehicle is one of the most renowned nameplates in the world. In addition to this, the nameplate is also one of the longest running in the performance vehicle category. The Corvette had relatively humble beginnings as a six cylinder vehicle back in 1953. Today the ZR1 boasts a 638 hp capacity.
This weekend is going to be a huge one for car enthusiasts. It starts off with the Rolex 24 at Daytona and ends with the season premier of U.K. Top Gear. Well, that last one is only for people who live in the U.K. and because of it I wish I lived in the England this weekend.
For those of you who don’t know I am blessed enough to live on the Californian Coast, just a little ways away from Highway 1.… Read more