Porsche Cayman GT4

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Look at this amazing Cayman. This is Porsche Cayman GT4. 3.8 liter Boxer mid-engine pushing 385hp to rear wheels going all the way to 183MPH!!!

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If you were into PDK, sorry, this beast only comes in manual.

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Looks from the press release, they have shown blue & yellow. Which one do you like? I’m leaning towards yellow, but blue looks nice too.

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Corvette C7 vs Porsche 991 Carrera S

Chris Harris from /Drive did comparison between Corvette C7 and Porsche 991 Carrera S.

Of course, a lot of you will say “It’s Apple to Orange.” and you’re right, 991 Carrera S is roughly $100k! If you add all the goodies and other options, it’ll be almost double of C7.

But take out the price, which one do you want?

Power To Dollar

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Quick thought for tonight.

While watching /DRIVE, Matt Farrah made an interesting statement.

“Cayman has a worse hp to dollar”

That go me thinking & searching about this. Cayman spec is 275hp/213tq with curb weight of 2,888~2,954 lbs which is amazing hp to weight ratio… but base Cayman is $52,600 and Cayman S is extra $10,200 for 50hp/60tq more than the base.

Now, take those numbers into the equation, what do we get? We get $191.33 to 1hp… that sound pretty expensive! BUT (there’s always BUT), we know from Scion/Toyota/Subaru FR-S/86/BRZ that, number doesn’t mean anything when you have a FUN time driving the car… but for how much is too much/expensive?

The Ten Worst Replica Cars Ever Built

I think, this list isn’t fully all of it… but I think, it have most of em.

Reference: Jaloptnik

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10.) Lamborghini Gallardo Dodge Stratus

We first saw this thing on The Smoking Tire and we couldn’t believe someone had attempted to make a midengined Lambo out of a front-engined 1996 Dodge. Then we saw that it’s on eBay in Florida with 37 bids at $8,181. People actually bid on this thing.

Suggested By: Somethingwittyer, Photo Credit: eBay

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9.) Porsche 356 Speedster 959 Beetle

Is it a 356? Is it a 959? Patrick Frawley explains.

Take one VW Beetle. Add one batch of plastic that can’t decide if it wants to be a 356 Speedster or a 959 (two cars that have little more than a badge and engine location in common). Include one profoundly poorly-written ad. Offer at the price of a good 911SC. Revel in the angst and indigestion created across the entire Porsche-Volkswagen community.

This is why people fear for the future of civilization.

Suggested By: Patrick Frawley, Photo Credit: ClassicCars.com

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8.) BMW E46 Civic

This thing was on sale a while back with a buy-it-now of $16,500. You could have bought a real M3 with that money.

Suggested By: Bonhomme7h, Photo Credit: eBay via CarScoops

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7.) Pagani Zonda Corvette C5

This thing apparently tooled around Ankara, Turkey for a few years. It gives us chills.

Suggested By: HuserOz, Photo Credit: Hdaraba.com

6.) ’49 Ford Thunderbird

Just as bad as amateur replicas are the ones made by professional companies. This bolt-on kit to a ’90s Thunderbird was supposed to look like a classic Shoebox Ford, but ends up looking like a parrot fish with a gland problem.

Suggested By: CobraJoe, Photo Credit: Haler Concepts

 

5.) Chinese Reventon

We kind of praise the ambition of thinking you can make a $1.6 million Reventon out of some scrap metal in rural China. The 28-year-old who made this reportedly uses it to haul fertilizer around his parents’ farm.

Suggested By: subbzz, Photo Credit:

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4.) The Belaro

If you pay the company EasyRods $6,000, they beat your F-body Camaro with an ugly stick until it looks like a beached whale. Er, until it sort-of resembles a 1957 Chevy.

Suggested By: Deal Killer the Overworked, Photo Credit: EasyRods

3.) Lamborghini Reventon Camaro

There’s just…there’s just no way anyone could be fooled by this ’94 Camaro, right? Right?

Suggested By: 6cyl, Photo Credit: eBay via GM Authority

2.) Chevrolet Camaro Beetle

Amazingly, the Camaro is not the lowest car on the replica-making totem pole. There was a company that tried to make Beetles look like Chevy’s pony car, as The Scrambler explains.

It’s the 1970’s and I want a Camaro, but all I can afford is this Beetle. If only someone could make a Beetle look like a Camaro…

Aww yeah…

Manufactured by Kar Manufacturing Co. out of Massachusetts, this gives a new meaning to the word “Masshole”.

Suggested By: The Scrambler, Photo Credit: The Samba

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1.) Enzo Fiero

We first reported on the legendary Enzno back in 2008 and it remains as psychologically troubling as ever. You know you’ve done something terrible when you manage to make a Pontiac Fiero worse in your replica conversion.

Suggested By: keenan9, Photo Credit: eBay via Jalopnik

Have you seen worse than these?

The Ten Most Unintuitive Car Features

I totally agree w #10 Backward Manual-AT Shift Control. Sadly, FR-S/BRZ have this problem.

Reference: Jalopnik

10.) Backwards Manumatic Shift Controls

It’s supposed to be pull back to go up a gear and push forward to go down, because that’s what it is in racecars! Do you need another reason? Everything else is wrong, particularly Porsche’s early wheel-mounted paddles.

Barely anyone gets this right. Read…

Suggested By: Victorious Secret and magman007, Photo Credit: Daniel Boswald

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9.) Saab C900 Heater Controls

Saab C900 Heater Controls. Ok, so dial on the left makes sense. Center dial is OK, very swedish … Read…

Reader James Mackintosh explains what’s wrong with these old Swedish controls.

Saab C900 Heater Controls. Ok, so dial on the left makes sense. Center dial is OK, very swedish in that 10% is cold and 90% is varying shades of hot (this is how it worked, too.) Dial on the right – oh, what? An 0. Some BIG right/left arrows. Small right-left arrows. A BIG down arrow. Oh hey, a SMALL down arrow. An up down arrow? And windshield?

Thanks Saab! Makes sense now!

Saab C900 Heater Controls. Ok, so dial on the left makes sense. Center dial is OK, very swedish … Read…

Suggested By: James Mackintosh, Photo Credit: Saab

8.) BMW Window Circuit Breaker

At least Saab labeled their controls, on the ’80s BMW 6 series, the window circuit breaker button (why?) was unlabeled. Plenty of owners think their windows are broken, but it’s just that they unknowingly pressed this blank button.

BMW window circuit breaker. I used to regularly browse the e24 section of bimmerforums, and every… Read…

Suggested By: lunchtray, Photo Credit: bimmerforums

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7.) Electronic Parking Brakes

What was wrong with a simple lever?

Subaru’s electronic parking brake. Kind of assbackwards. Read…

Suggested By: McPherson, Photo Credit: Subaru

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6.) Silent, Non-Locking Turn Signals

silent non-locking turn signals in 2012 Edge (and probably others). Read…

There’s a reason why turn signals should feel strong, and make a loud clicking noise, as owen-magnetic explains.

I was test driving an Edge just before Christmas on 28th st in grand rapids (busiest MI road outside metro Detroit) in a snow storm, at night. And I’m trying to turn right and I hit the turn signal to change lanes and nothing happens. So I have to look at the stalk and I’m wiggling it up and down muttering and trying to figure out how to use the turn signal. At night, in a snowstorm, on a busy road, just before Xmas. Finally I realize it’s been blinking the whole time and I change lanes, but it doesn’t stop blinking. The stalk is in the center position but the blinker is still on. So I give the stalk a flick and it starts blinking in the other direction. Now I’m enraged. On a busy street. In a snow storm. Just before Christmas. All because of somebody decided to fix something that wasn’t broken to begin with.

silent non-locking turn signals in 2012 Edge (and probably others). Read…

Suggested By: owen-magnetic, Photo Credit: Ford

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5.) Every Other Stalk-Operated Function

The stalks behind the steering wheel make sense for the windshield wipers, the turn signals, and possibly the high beams or the gear lever if you’re an OG. Carmakers love shoving the cruise control switches at the end of these for some reason. Others put the horn there, and Chevy even put infotainment controls on a stalk.

Every automotive companies decision on where to place cruise control. Read…

Suggested By: JayBe_III, EssExTee, Maxzillian, and The Scrambler, Photo Credit: Smart-Stuff

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4.) Navigation Menus That Only Work When Stopped

Want to re-route your destination while on the move? Plenty of car simply won’t let you. It’s supposed to keep you safe, but you end up just pulling out your phone to pull up Google Maps instead.

Navigation menu’s that require you to be fully stopped and in Park so you can change you… Read…

Suggested By: Viperfan1, Photo Credit: Jaguar

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3.) TVR Door Opening Button

Looking for the door handle on a TVR? No, it’s not on the edge of the door. No it’s not really anywhere near the edge of the door at all, it’s hidden under the wing mirror.

The TVR door opening button on the bottom of the wing mirror. Read…

Suggested By: Ian17, Photo Credit: Joe Szilvagyi

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2.) Porsche 911 HVAC

Over the years, the early Porsche 911 (1964-1989) developed into what is (perhaps) the most HVAC … Read…

If the above graphic doesn’t explain the heating and ventilation system of a late ’80s Porsche, reader ejp is here to explain.

Over the years, the early Porsche 911 (1964-1989) developed into what is (perhaps) the most bizarre HVAC system ever devised. The earliest cars were simple – a heat exchanger box over the exhaust headers driven by the alternator fan provided heat into the cabin. As buyers demanded a heating system that provided consistent heat and didn’t blow air faster as engine revs raised, the system was “refined” and thus became more and more complicated over the years. Additional blower fans were added. Different vents were added, each with their own function (heat/fresh air/AC). An “autoheat” system was developed. Different versions of air conditioning were added (none of them ever actually worked).

It all culminated into a ridiculous Rube Goldberg machine that never quite works right (unless I want to make my car very hot; that always seems to work). Every time I want to change where the heat is blowing, I have to think about which mostly unmarked lever to push (hint, it’s the bottom red one).

Over the years, the early Porsche 911 (1964-1989) developed into what is (perhaps) the most HVAC … Read…

Suggested By: ejp and burglar, Photo Credit: imcarthur/Rennlist

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1.) Citroen’s Button Brake

See that little mushroom next to the gas in this old Citroen? Yeah, that’s the brake pedal. How hard you press it determines how much it slows the car down. Sounds natural, right?