Thursday, August 13, 2009

The new Porsche Turbo - excellent or too much?

The new Porsche Turbo seems to be a new landmark. It's not only very fast (500 HP, 0-100 km/h in 3.4 s), it's also fairly efficient for a car of its kind (11.4 liters per 100 km, approx. 268 gr CO2 per km). And it looks ... well, just like any other 911. Which is good, at least for all the traditional Porsche friends. It's certainly a quite well engineered compromise between every day practicality and race car like talent. Would I want one? For the money asked for? Probably not. I'd rather have a "regular" 997 and an Audi A4 station wagon (or something similar from this category) at the side. This would cover most/all of my transportation needs, I wouldn't be too much slower and for Volkswagen it doesn't make too much of a difference neither, as they now own all these brands anyway.

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