718. These are magic numbers for Porsche. They are linked to its great Motorsports heritage and its modern, mid-engine expertise. But what does that mean to you, the enthusiast, today? Let's take the 718 for a drive and find out.
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A line of Porsche 911 GT3 RS cars, spanning several generations, splays out along the narrow two-lane road. The Isle of Man is damp, rain sputters against the grassy hills, and as we climb Snaefell mountain road, each car in succession is obliterated by fog. Suddenly, I'm alone in the oldest and most precious of the lot, an original 2.7 RS, feeling my way up the mountain at a snail's pace, peering ahead at the massive RS wings swimming in and out of the mist. There'd be breaks in the weather in
While the advances on the previous generation are discernible, they are not revolutionary. Worth noting are overall tweaks to the already brilliant suspension, with higher spring rates and metal ball joints on all bearings on the chassis. The previous model had rubber joints up front. These small changes are alchemy, but as proved by the Ring record, they yield results.
We all love fast wagons. Their combination of practicality and performance scratches an itch for most of us here at Autoblog. What other vehicle on the market can carry a family of four along with all their luggage and still hit 60 mph in fewer than four seconds and a top speed close to 200 mph? These are supercars wrapped in a family-friendly package.
This is meant to be the ultimate air-cooled Porsche, not just a retro-mod classic.
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And then your entire world hits you in the back of the head as the PDK's clutches slam together with a bang and the Panamera's four enormous Michelin's claw at the asphalt.
The 718 GTS twins are more than quick enough to keep you entertained and to impress your friends.
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It's also a turbocharged car that is intended to feel turbocharged. That means lag, and turbo whoosh.
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