When I saw the blurb on the front page, I thought it said, "Undistinguished 2012 Porsche." And I nodded.
I think I'm to the point where I'll only consider buying a Porsche if they got rid of the 911 altogether. It's become the gangrenous limb on the Body Porsche.
Trade in a 2008 Honda Fit and you might just get a set of 911 wheel nuts!
It will look exactly the fucking same but will have gills on the rear wheel arches.
Once again there are some who just refuses to get the point; If it ain't broke, don't fix it...
When you have one of the most successful sports car designs ever, you don't change it too much. You also try to apply said design to other cars in the range, which is exactly what Porsche have done (with considerable success) since the 968 and 928 were discontinued.
The benchmark sports coup? is broken?
Well it's simple. You are wrong. A car that is as successful as the 911 has been and still is (both as a road car and race car) and sells in such great numbers clearly isn't broken. The design is simply just an immortal classic that still continues to win races as well as it sells. It's simply a living legend...And for those of us who feel that it is broke, and that it was born broken, and that it's a mistake to apply something that is broken to an entire range of cars?
It's not beyond criticism, but said criticism should make sense. Characterizing it as a "gangrenous limb" doesn't. Repeating the same old Clarkson-drivel about "Beetle on steroids" etc. doesn't either.Miles per gallon is a benchmark measurement, but it's broken (as you Euros keep reminding us). Just because something is a benchmark doesn't mean that it's beyond criticism.
Nonsense... The same argument can be made against the Corvette, any Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini, or in fact any expensive sports car wearing a premium badge. Newsflash: Idiots like to show themselves off in expensive cars.And, remember, I'm American. To a great many of us, a 911 is some piece of foreign exotica driven by fat, balding businessmen, a benchmark only of someone who didn't save money by getting prescribed erectile dysfunction drugs.
I'll let Clarkson speak for me: