- Dec 19, 2007
- 1988 Ford Laser Ghia
Was fixed a long time ago. The DFI engines that were introduced with the mid life update of the 997 back in 2008 were brand new designs from scratch. The design took elements from the 962/GT1-engine found in the GT-cars, and the Turbo, rather than the old one which stemmed from the original Boxster. I'm positive that the IMS-issue was fixed way before then as well... Besides, the 996 engine issues only happens with around 5 % of the cars, Carrera models only though, as GT- and Turbo-models uses the "Mezger" Motorsport unit.Have they fixed/got rid of the IMS bearing yet? If not, no care.
Thanks for the answer and I do agree as about Porsche's designers having a difficult choice as well. Your point about getting a computer to make the most the most aerodynamically efficient shape possible brought me to an idea. Do car designers actually design a car from scratch these days or do you think they punch a blob into the computer with some parameters for the height of the car, length, angle of windscreen etc. and then alter the design which is produced by the computer?
Have you been to a Corvette meet? It's nothing but middle-aged to older couples talking about how they got 40mpg on the highway just the other day by not taking the car out of 6th, or how many groceries the trunk will actually hold, that is if they don't take the Lexus.
I mean, here's some local guys who definitely don't fall into your description. All under 30 BTW.
How excatly do show-offs, with personalised number plates, who listen to crappy rap music and race their pimped college diploma gifts (read: dad's money), improve someone's perception of Corvette owners? :lol:
There's nothing wrong with owning a Corvette, it's definately a great car, I just think you chose the wrong example here.
I think it sounds promising, much rawer than a standard 997 Carrera S, more like a GT3 in fact. Though, it get's much better up the rev range, as you can hear a bit of in this video: (from about 0:59)I think it sounds like poop, the color make it looks like poop, but the design is fine. Besides, that isn't the model I'm interested in seeing I would definitely agree that it is harder to work with predetermined parameters rather than a blank sheet.
:lol: One own's his own shop, the other is an engineer, can't remember on what the C5 guy does, but not daddy's money on any. Agree with you on the music in Scorch's video though, but it's the only decent one of his car not in a race. Don't be mad because people can afford nice cars and to spend money on their nice cars with their own money.
I think those are perfect examples of Corvette owners that don't fit his supposed stereotype, and doing what they were built to do, go fast (though maybe only half since they can do it in a corner too). He said they were all old and talked about gas mileage...they weren't shooting for gas mileage in a 418ci, 441ci, or a TT 427ci? :lol: (Though it isn't that terrible.)
Let me guess, you're fine with Eurotrash "hellaflush" or stupid cambered setups, but a big HP with a plate to let you know you're going to lose (you probably have no problem with TG referenced plates or the like) or another having a little fun blowing some tires off are junk? Something along those lines?
I think it sounds promising, much rawer than a standard 997 Carrera S, more like a GT3 in fact. Though, it get's much better up the rev range, as you can hear a bit of in this video: (from about 0:59)
At first, let me say I'm glad we agree on the choice of music! Secondly I would never be mad or jealous at anyone because they can afford something I can't. The fact that there are a lot of people here in Germany who are notoriously jealous, is one of the things I don't like about my country. Here the thinking seems to be "Why can HE afford that and I can't! So unfair hurrdurr!!!" whereas in other countries, especially the US is more like "Good job on earning yourself that!". In my perception at least.
You did just fine proving a stereotype wrong that is non existant anyways,
Actually I don't like any of the stuff you mentioned. The more HP the merrier, but why shout about it. Enjoy the fact your faster, show it at the track, but going all "in your face" with number plates or stickers or stuff like that isn't what I find cool. In fact I think it's childish. Destroy perfectly fine tires? Hell yeah, on any trackday or drag strip!