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Isn't the 918 just a hybrid Carrera GT?
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:45 AM
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Back home. Car is washed and dried off ready for wax. Not a Brazilian, no hair to remove. Just Zymol. And leather treatment and interior cleanup.
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Everone I know that goes to The Palooza really enjoys it.

There was a girl that lived two houses down that was my girlfriend when I was 4. Her family moved to Springdale, AR before I turned 5. We were pen pals exchanging letters two or three times a year until we graduated HS and her family moved again. Only really dated when we were 4. My family vacationed at a cabin and dock resort on White River every summer for 2 weeks trout fishing. Stopped to visit Nancy and her family in Springdale either going or coming. Her dad made donuts and owned a donut shop. Eureka Springs was between the two, Springdale and Rim Shoals where we went fishing.
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:34 AM
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CGT...918...don't all Porsches look alike?

Thanks for straightening me out, Glen.

I'm a bit under the weather. Even if the weather is nice, I feel like hammered crap.
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Both the CGT and the 918 are Spyders with the exhaust exiting the top of the car above the mid-engine. Makes them look a bit more similar than the front clips like the other models.
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The biggest difference (beside the hybrid part) is that the CGT has no electronic nannys for traction control and just ABS. The 918 has something over 50 computers between the driver and the tires and they all help prevent crashes.

Both are fantastic cars, and I will never own either of them.
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I won't say never, but will say it is statistically every unlikely that I would ever be in a fiscal position to own either.

Have to say that because I thought I would never own a car valued at over $80K.
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Just buying one is the first hurdle. Getting it serviced and paying that service bill out of warranty would be a big chunk of money.
Chatting with the owner of the 918 he said the gear oil has to be changed after a short time. It takes 8 liters and it only is available from Porsche and it is only $400 per liter.
Imagine what replacing one of the 50+ computers will cost when only 918 were made.
I will not have to worry about it.
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Yep, that is why I say fiscal position to own, not just buy.

With the Veyron you are to supposed replace the tires every 2500 miles and both wheels and tires every 5000 miles. And neither is cheap. Don't remember the tires, but the wheels were $2500 each. Didn't spend half that one wheel cost on a whole set of 4 wheels with new tires for the 928GTS.
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Almost 8am local. Time to make the Good Morning Post on the Stijn thread to keep it on page 1.

Good Morning!

Felt like Friday was Thursday all day, so today is Sunday. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

And no, that is NOT the trash trucks I hear, it must be noisy mechanical extraterrestrials attacking. They seem to want our trash! Maybe they are using Mr. Fusions to power their ships like in "Back to the Future!"
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Morning all.

Back to regular Monday. The commute was boring no dogs for traffic, Just a straight shot down the hall with a slight turn to get into my office. Fortunately no leaves to see and even more important no road kill. There was a lot of road kill on the trip home. The deer are in rut, so they lose their minds and the interstate had a lot of dead deer, or just the goo left from a deer hit. I avoided any biological road kill. I did have a (expletive deleted) SUV change lanes right in front of me and manage to flip an entire tire tread from some truck right into my lane. I hit it in milliseconds. It went right under the car. From what I can see from the ground there is no damage. I will get it on the lift this week for the wax job and do a undercarriage inspection.

I guess the crash bar for the AC did its job and the fog lights were not hit. It was a very loud ker-thump when it when under. It impacted something under there. Hopefully just a glancing blow on the floor pan.
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Ouch. You are more patient than I. Would already have it in the air doing an inspection if I had a lift. No fluids visibly leaking is a good sign though.
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morning all. worked all weekend getting dads house ready to sell and now back to work here at the nut farm.
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Ouch. You are more patient than I. Would already have it in the air doing an inspection if I had a lift. No fluids visibly leaking is a good sign though.
Remember the engine is properly placed, at the back. There is no silly radiator or antifreeze to worry about. The radiator and water pump is absolute 100% invulnerable, much like the power steering pump and the ABS pump.

The oil cooler is up inside the fender behind the headlight. The only thing I was concerned about at all was the clutch cable and the shift levers. It is all working perfect so unlikely any damage to those systems.

I expected to see damage to the front valence but I did not see anything except one new small rock chip that can only be seen if you lay down in front of of the bumper.

There is one new rock chip on the rear fender, just above the black rock chip protectors.
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Great
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I just tried to book a room for next year's Palooza. The hotel is already full, and I am on the waiting list. She did not say how far down the list I am. The main hotel that has the convention center is the one booked up for the dates. There are hotels, B&B and every sort of room to rent there, just not at that one.
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Afternoon all. It must be Monday.

Glen, looked like an interesting trip. When we frequented the EAA Fly-in at Oshkosh the hotels in the area were all already booked for the next year before the current one was finished.

In regards to the Veyron, even if I had the financial means to own one I can think of so many other cars I would rather have than a 4200# two seater.

Hawk Lancia Stratos replica. Lotus Elise. Viper ACR. Noble M400. JBL Cobra.

I guess the ACR is by far the heaviest car in that list.
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There was a top notch replica 550 Spyder at the Palooza. It was next to a 74 911 RS. Both were very well done and something that could be driven and not locked in a museum.

I assume they were replicas. I just can't imagine they were real.
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There is a guy not far from where we live that had his original Cobra 427 S/C at the Jefferson WI swap meet and car show several years back. He also has/had a LM002, RS200 and a few other oddball stuff. Plus the usual current gen Lambo or Ferrari of the time.
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Yeah there was this guy that came to our PCA autocorsses with a Supra twin turbo that made 1000 rwhp. He tried and tried to get a faster time than my 88 944 TurboS. He had two very big problems. It just couldn't put the hp down to the ground, AND don't know what it weighed, but is was heavy.

I thought weight made a lot of difference autocrossing until the day I gave a 300+ pound guy a ride around the course at speed after the autocross. They had accidentally left the timer on. With the 300+lb passenger I matched my FTD. I noticed that by myself my top speed on the long straight was 105mph right when I had to brake. With passenger it was only 95 but could go a little deeper. Was driving the car at the limit cornering in 4 wheel drifts. The car was accelerating and braking slower but making up for it by carrying more speed through the corners. Ended up a tie.

That's when I quit taking all the stuff out of my car like the spare tire to lighten it up and only removed the loose stuff that might get slung around in the car.

Did the opposite with my BoxsterS. Had set a really fast time and between runs took 120lbs out of it, the passenger seat, engine cover/rear speakes, spare. Everything I could unbolt easily. It wasn't .01 of a second faster. I did at one point switch to some heavier wheels that were wider and looked way cooler. It was .5 seconds slower. I looked so much better I just couldn't bring myself to put the lighter wheels on it.




It might make a difference on the track where the speeds and corner speeds are much higher and there are usually less corners. But autocrossing 200 to 300 lbs either way just didn't make that much difference when truely driving the car at the limits.

Note: The Sheriff's Deputy in the top picture was one of the Judges at the local PCA car show. The gut sticking into the frame on the right is another deputy judge but he wasn't in uniform. Also I always thought the boxster needed a big ol wing on the back like Porsche added to the 928.
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