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Performance on par with a Porsche 911 Turbo was a well publicized benchmark for Nissan engineers when designing the new GT-R. Nissan even flaunted its achievement of a faster lap time for the Nürburgring circuit as proof positive. While the information coming out of the manufacturer's camp was impressive, it also came with a grain of salt. Nissan's own marketing fluff was biased, of course. What then would be the result of the same comparison without the obviously one-sided view? Being the

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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Autoblog_com_drives_the_2008_Porsche_GT2'; It's just before noon on a Thursday morning as I saunter down pit row at Daytona International Speedway and slide into the supportive sport bucket seat of a 2008 Porsche 911 GT2. I fiddle a bit with the seat and steering column adjustments until I'm comfortable, then double-check that my seatbelt is secured. It's hot and humid, but that's not why I'm perspiring - this cold sweat is a sign that my body's su

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When Tim Brady punched the accelerator in the Porsche 911 Turbo he was piloting down a rural road in Oxfordshire earlier this year, he could never have imagined that the action would become a moment of infamy. After all, he had to feel pretty confident that no police were on speed patrol where he was, else he wouldn't have wound the car out to 172 MPH. Unfortunately for him, the fuzz was there, and yesterday, Mr. Brady officially became the fastest speeder ever caught in Great Britain when he pl

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