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2010 997 Turbo 0-60 in 3 seconds!

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  1. Ferrarista3

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  3. Asian1118

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    That is seriously quick, they kinda faked my out with the speedo in KM/h and the reading in MPH.
     
  4. kosmo

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    ...and all w/o any fanfare. The PDK is quick.
     
  5. Carsleuth

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    That's amazingly quick, thanks for posting!
     
  6. Pcar928fan

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    That PDK transmission is absolutely seamless and smooth in regular mode too!! I drove my first PDK cars yesterday (a Cayman and a Panamera S)...VERY NICE! I can only imagine how AWESOME my 928's would be had they continued to evolve and progress...with today's technology the 928 would be a 599 fighter (if Porsche wanted it to be anyway)...
     
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  8. ryankjb

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    Wow....that is impressive.
     
  9. Bullfighter

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    Stunning -- can't wait to drive a PDK-equipped car. Sounds like the 997 Turbo is already a 599 fighter, if not a bit quicker.

    Porsche took their time moving to a dual-clutch system, but apparently they knew what they were doing...
     
  10. GG

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    No matter how good PDK is, I think a Porsche with anything but a true 6MT is sacrilegious.
     
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    Co-sign on this.
     
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  13. CMartin348

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    +1
     
  14. Italian Lover

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    Impressive, yes. However, those two did not appear too excited ? It is somewhat removed. w/ smiles Jimmy
     
  15. Ferrarista3

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    I completely agree.

    Dual clutch transmissions are very good and VERY unenvolving (boring). I actually find F1 transmissions *much* more fun to operate.
     
  16. Bullfighter

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    Maybe, but now that the technology genie is out of the bottle it's hard to argue with a flat six that hits 60 in Enzo time.

    There are plenty of older Porsches around for those who want tradition, and frankly all the newer cars are so tech-laden that a manual gearbox is starting to look like a deliberate anachronism.
     
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    Thank you. I often equate such modern tech cars (fascinating, yes) to the so called bullet train in Japan (TGV in France ?) which is amazingly fast, smooth and everything else, except uninvolved ...versus ...steam (coal) locomotives, which are noisy, dirty, nowhere near lightning fast, but viscerally invloving and so entertaining. w/ smiles Jimmy
     
  19. geno berns

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    Jimmy,

    I like the way you put that!

    Geno.

     
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    Thanx, Geno. With your excellent taste in all forms of exotic cars, glad you can understand the point I was conveying. Nothing against the improving technologies and pursuit of excellence and speed, but that is not for me. I believe there is such thing as "excitement and enjoyment" even if you are simply cruising at say, 60kph. w/ smiles Jimmy
     
  21. SSNISTR

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    I gotta agree. I wanna row my own gears. I'd take a RWD GT3 over this.
     
  22. geno berns

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    Thanks for the compliment. I, like you, enjoy those cars that pull you in and engage your sences. Your every move, the car's "physical" feedback from it's every move and off course the sounds that come with the experiance is what gets me. The stats to me are secondary. Your Dino for example will always win out over any of the modern Fcars, but yet it's not as powerful with it's 6 cyl powerplant.

    Geno.



     
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    That is fast

    6-spd is the way to go.
     
  24. Scuderia980

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    I agree with your point about wanting something 'engaging'...However, when i want to get somewhere fast, but absolutely do not want to arrive tired, deaf, and suffering from smoke inhilation, i will take that 'uninvolved' ride 100% of the time.
     
  25. Ferrarista3

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    #22 Ferrarista3, Dec 25, 2009
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    The Italian magazine "Auto" just tested the Lamborghini Murcielago LP-670 and it recorded a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 3.01 seconds.

    What makes this even more impressive, is that Lambo doesn't even have the double-clutch gearbox. It has a slower (but much more fun and involving IMO) F1-type transmission.
     
  26. Italian Lover

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    Concur. Like it or not, the most recent (last couple of years) Lambos are impressive, awesome cars. w/ smiles Jimmy
     
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    Why is an F1-type gearbox more fun than a dual clutch? I thought they were both paddle shift, no clutch pedal, etc.
     
  28. laswyguy

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    trapping at 122 in the 1/4 mile for 500 hp seems kinda weak no?
     

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