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New versions of old classics

Posted in Classic, Modern, Porsche, Retro with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

There has been an influx of new versions of some of the classic cars coming onto the market in the past few years, I believe this to be because cars are all starting to look the same as they seem to be designed on ergonomics dictated by the number of seats, task the vehicle is to carry out, safety and the wind tunnel and less on aesthetics alone then bolting all the needed items to it. This look into the past and bringing the old bang up to date is something i think should be done more and more but they don’t always get it right, even though they don’t always hit their mark i give them all 10 out of 10 for effort.

In my search I also came across many cars that have evolved over the years, making some real leaps in the right direction with many a turn in the wrong but nearly always ending up with something that either looks or has the ethos of that original idea, the flame becoming a roaring fire with followers in each and every generation it spawned.

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Porsche/RUF 911 CTR “Yellowbird”

Posted in Drifting, Nurburgring, Porsche, Supercar, Video with tags , , , , on April 25, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

After reading an article in this months copy of Retro Cars Magazine (the very best car magazine on the planet in my opinion) on the RUF 911 CTR I came across a couple of mentions of a film called “Fazination”. So after reading the article I just had to find out more about the car and said film so I went hunting on You Tube to find it and boy was it worth it: –

Well what more do I need to say really, you’ve watched the film yourself!!! A-M-A-ZING

I don’t claim to be an all knowing Porsche fan and I wouldn’t say they’re my favourite cars but there’s something about that Flat Four sound and the proper manly styling. This car is what supercars should still be like, massive power, minimal interiors that still have everything that you really need and a sleeper look that could fool most normal people into thinking you’ve just bought a standard Porsche with a few body extras.

This is a car that reminds us of the days when to build a supercar you didn’t need to have any NASA grade scientists nor did you have to have a couple of super computers inside along with a million gadgets and looks straight from Lady Ga-Ga’s personal stylist.

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