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DDDD DDDD is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
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At least Nissan, Corvette, Audi, and Ferrari (amoung others) can claim that they are not holding back and compromising their products in order to make excess profits. Porsche is the most profitable car company on earth because of a reputation that they earned 30 years ago, but have done NOTHING to maintain in the last decade.

I can dig up youtube footage of lots of cars going fast. What once seperated Porsche from the rest is that they went FASTER. That was what justified all the outrageous expenses that goes along with owning a Porsche. It wasn't luxury interiors, quite the opposite. It wasn't heavy AWD, it wasn't computer navagation or PASM suspensions which interfere with tuning the chassis. It wasn't complicated black box EFI. IT WAS LESS WEIGHT, BETTER HANDLING AND MORE ACCELERATION. The only way to achieve that today is to build a mid-engine car aimed at kicking Ferrari out of GT racing and staying ahead of Japanese gadget cars.

Gee, I can't wait for the next generation of Porsches. A hybrid volkswagon minivan, a re-hashed 928 sedan, but with four doors this time, a heavier, fatter, more costly 998TT, and a brilliant mid-engine Cayman with 297 horsepower instead of 295.

And in the meantime, we get to watch Porsche lose tons of races. Swell.
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