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post #61 of 77

I get the impression that storage room is pretty modest on the Macan, but I rarely haul that much gear. Mostly I'd like to be able to haul ass in the mountains then be able to get up some of the fire roads that are plentiful here in the Cascades. My S4 has such low clearance that I'm limited to trailheads just off the highway.

 

Adjustable height suspension with PASM! Amazing.

post #62 of 77
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It should be higher performance than the Cayenne, and I like the looks better. I've read it is a bit tighter in the backseat compared to the Q5 but my only rear seat passengers are my two kids. I think a roof box will be necessary.

 

I wonder if the S just has a detuned version of the Turbo's 400hp motor or if it's a different motor altogether?

 

Here's the configurator if you haven't seen it: http://www.porsche.com/usa/modelstart/all/default.ashx?modelrange=macan

 

 Yeah, I ended up at $75k on the S and $93k on the Turbo.  A bit spendy for a Q5 base vehicle!!     Nice that they are using the PDK/DSG instead of the 8 speed but at that money it was not much different from a similar spec Cayenne S.  The Cayenne is also supposed to be getting these new engines soon, hopefully they do the PDK as well.    I think the S motor and the Turbo are different blocks.  3.0 and 3.6l 

post #63 of 77

I ran across this: 

 

The Macan S gets a great review by Georg Kacher in December's edition of Car magazine where he tests it around the Leipzig track and off road course.

"This much is clear after the first five laps of the track: the new Porsche Macan is the sports car among the trendy soft-roader set. It is faster than the brawny Audi SQ5, nimbler than the awesome BMW X5M, more chuckable than the fiery Mercedes ML63 AMG, even better handling than the mighty Cayenne Turbo S. To be taken seriously then."

 

I can't freaking wait!

post #64 of 77

Today is the (official) day... http://www.ford.com/cars/mustang/2015/

post #65 of 77

I use to race autocross quite extensively. I had many FTDs in 1990 civic with a CRV/GSR hybrid motor with ITBs, a short geared tranny with a LSD, custom spring rated coilovers with custom valving,  weigh reduction down to 1900 lb which is about 850 kilo grams (the 1100 KG mini is not light), I ran 225/45R13 for AX and time trail, and 225/45R15s for track days and some time trails.

 

car was fast an capable I had dozens of fastest time of the day and class win in it.

 

since I had access to some really cool stuff at Beaverun track day and the current owner has since got a GPS I have preformance number on it.

 

lateral skidpad is 1.57 g this much higher than any production car sold to this day

 

0-60 is 5.8 second which for FWD car is pretty respectable

1/14 is 13.5 at 105 mph

60-0 happen in about 70-75 feet no abs so up to drivers self anti lock features to keep it from skidding

power to weight is 9.5 lb per HP

 

 

 

car was a blast to drive. I miss it but I was barely using it as I got into skiing.


Edited by Josh Matta - 12/5/13 at 5:34am
post #66 of 77
Came here for ski advice and you have a car section? Hello time sink. I live and breathe cars. Daily driver is a '12 wrx. I've done karting, autox, track days, but nothing compares to actual racing. I've been fielding a car in the 24 hours of lemons for 3 years now, and I'm about to build my second car. I've driven lotus, Porsches, bmw, an R8, just to name a few.

And to address the transmission talk, I'll never buy a can that isn't manual. Don't care how much faster a dual clutch is, it's far more fun to get a heel toe shift right than pull a Lever.
post #67 of 77
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Came here for ski advice and you have a car section? Hello time sink. I live and breathe cars. Daily driver is a '12 wrx. I've done karting, autox, track days, but nothing compares to actual racing. I've been fielding a car in the 24 hours of lemons for 3 years now, and I'm about to build my second car. I've driven lotus, Porsches, bmw, an R8, just to name a few.

And to address the transmission talk, I'll never buy a can that isn't manual. Don't care how much faster a dual clutch is, it's far more fun to get a heel toe shift right than pull a Lever.
Hahaha, 24 hours of Lemons looks like a laugh. I'm moving to Canada from Ireland in the next year or so, family has bought a farm over there... Trying to get a used manual box E92 M3 to drive is nigh on impossible! When I asked the guy in the dealership, he said ' I don't think we've sold any, were they available in manual transmission in North America?' Oh please, heaven save me...
post #68 of 77
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Hahaha, 24 hours of Lemons looks like a laugh. I'm moving to Canada from Ireland in the next year or so, family has bought a farm over there... Trying to get a used manual box E92 M3 to drive is nigh on impossible! When I asked the guy in the dealership, he said ' I don't think we've sold any, were they available in manual transmission in North America?' Oh please, heaven save me...


Where did you buy this farm?  Cuz depending on where you're going, I can assure you, an M3 may not be the car you want..  :-p

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Where did you buy this farm?  Cuz depending on where you're going, I can assure you, an M3 may not be the car you want..  :-p
Salmon Arm, expanding the existing family chicken business...weather is a bit snowy, but winter tyres I can live with and just use the pickup in really bad weather! Where you from?
post #70 of 77
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Salmon Arm, expanding the existing family chicken business...weather is a bit snowy, but winter tyres I can live with and just use the pickup in really bad weather! Where you from?


Oh that's not bad.  The roads turn there.  :-)  You know the old joke..in Saskatchewan you can watch your dog run away for 3 days.. 

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Oh that's not bad.  The roads turn there.  :-)  You know the old joke..in Saskatchewan you can watch your dog run away for 3 days.. 
Or the jokes about how did a guy from the prairie ever learn to ski? Haha Salmon Arm is pretty boring in terms of roads, it's nothing compared to our fun roads in Ireland, and the speed limits are completely retarded... But I get mountains everywhere, places to ride dirtbikes all summer and a large supply of whitetail and red deer to go hunt!
post #72 of 77
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Oh that's not bad.  The roads turn there.  :-)  You know the old joke..in Saskatchewan you can watch your dog run away for 3 days.. 
Not sure how I'll keep up my kart racing hobby though without some serious travelling...
post #73 of 77

had a 62 which was stripped down to to just a steering wheel, drivers seat, shell and engine in the early 70's. A number of them competed on the old Westwood track near Vancouver. Loved watching the looks from the drivers of the v8 Mustangs and Camero's as they got passed on the curves.  

post #74 of 77

was responding to who has driven an old school mini  = didn't see there would be 2 more pages of this since.

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was responding to who has driven an old school mini  = didn't see there would be 2 more pages of this since.
Old school minis really are a go kart in curves...just so light! The only thing worries me slightly is their tendency to fold like a paper bag when coming into contact with a solid object, eg. Tree.
post #76 of 77

And if they broke loose they kept rolling for a while as I once found out. Although a fist into the roof or door was all it took to pop that tin back into place,

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And if they broke loose they kept rolling for a while as I once found out. Although a fist into the roof or door was all it took to pop that tin back into place,
Over here we joke about how you can watch a mini rust away in front of your eyes, and there is a great deal of truth in that...even the finest, dry stored, cherish ones all rust, no matter how hard to try and stop it!
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