1980 - Porsche 911 on 2040-cars
Wilson, North Carolina, United States
1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe. This is a really nicely set up sport street/track toy. As you would expect, it's everything great that an aircooled 911 is, just lighter and more focused. I've put about 800 street miles on this car and can certify that it's a blast. It's tighter, faster and a bit louder than a stock car, but not to the extent that you feel beat up after a drive. Cosmetically, the car shows very well. The paint is not perfect, but is very nice with only a few minor blemishes. Both the front and rear bumpers along with the rear deck are lightweight fiberglass units. The interior has also been given a sport treatment with adjustable sport seats, RS carpet kit, RS door panels, and a roll/harness bar. I think it's an ideal set up, you can fling it around corners on the weekend and drive to work on Monday. Mechanically, The motor and gearbox were rebuilt by the prior owner in the middle 2000s, and the car has only been driven about 10k miles since that time. Along with a rebuilt 915 gearbox, motor highlights include: JE 10.5/1 pistons EBS rebuilt oil pump Link+ Engine management system ARP Head Studs Lightweight aluminum clutch Elgin C2 Cup cams New Rod/main bearings Carrera intake manifold M&W CD ignition SSI Heat exchangers and sports exhaust Carrera Chain tensioners. Dyno proven 225 RWHP In addition to the drive train improvements, a sport suspension and 964 breaks have been fitted to round out the package. If you are looking for or contemplating building a sports purpose 911, you could spend 25k+ on a good coupe and sink countless hours and another 25k into getting the car to this point.
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Auto blogTue, 04 Mar 2014
After months of teasing with camouflaged testers, Porsche has finally unveiled its prototype entry for the 2014 World Endurance Championship, the 919 Hybrid. Porsche, you may recall, hasn't had campaigned a factory team at Le Mans in years, so the 919 is nothing less than their recommitment to endurance racing.
Combining a 2.0-liter V4 (yes, a V4) that revs to 9,000 rpm, the 919 produces around 500 horsepower with a pair of energy recovery systems. The first system recovers the heat energy from exhaust gasses as they pass through an electrical generator, while the second system is a bit more familiar. Using a setup similar to what is found on the production 918 Spyder, a generator on the front axle recovers kinetic energy from the brakes, which is subsequently stored in a battery system. That power can then be sent to the front wheels at the driver's command, effectively turning the 919 into an all-wheel-drive racecar.
Despite these various forms of motivation, Porsche doesn't claim to be seeking outright power supremacy, with Chairman Matthias Müller saying, "In 2014, it will not be the fastest car that wins the World Endurance Championship series and the 24 hours of Le Mans, rather it will be the car that goes the furthest with a defined amount of energy. And it is precisely this challenge that carmakers must overcome. The 919 Hybrid is our fastest mobile research laboratory and the most complex race car that Porsche has ever built."
While driving around in a convertible might seem glamorous, ask anyone with long hair and they'll likely tell you how it really is: the wind buffets, your hair goes everywhere and it's anything but glamorous. That's why you see so many convertibles driving with their tops up, their windows up or wind deflectors in place. But Porsche is apparently preparing to kick it up to the next level.
These patent drawings have leaked out, demonstrating what appears to be some new kind of wind-deflecting device being developed by Porsche. The mechanism is apparently fitted to the headrest itself and designed to keep the wind buffeting specifically around the head down to a minimum while allowing the car's occupants to enjoy the top-down driving experience.
No word on when it might hit the market, but we won't be surprised to see this kind of device appear on a future version of the Boxster or 911 Cabriolet. But nowhere else: despite the apparent leak, the patent drawings suggest that Porsche will be keeping this technology proprietary. Whether sister brands like Volkswagen, Bentley or Lamborghini will get their hands on it remains to be seen.
Even with great strides made towards increasing the safety of motor racing, fundamentally it's still a dangerous sport. And now it has claimed another life.
That life belonged to one Sean Edwards, an accomplished GT racing driver. Edwards was killed at Queensland Raceway in Australia, riding shotgun in a Porsche 996 GT3 while acting as instructor. The driver was airlifted to hospital with critical injuries. Sean Edwards was 26.
The son of former F1 driver Guy Edwards (whose car he drove in the filming of Rush), Sean won the European GT3 Championship in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and drove a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 to repeat victories at the 24 Hours of Dubai as well as this year's Nürburgring 24 Hours. Edwards had been competing in the Porsche Supercup, whose standings he currently leads with just two rounds to go, and could be crowned champion posthumously.