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"944 Turbo er på mange måder en bedre bil end den legendariske 911 - og så til den halve pris"

"944 Turbo is in many ways a better car than the legendary 911 - and at half the price" is what this Danish enthusiast declares. this sort of sentiment might very well have been what Dr. Fuhrmann was thinking. in fact, things were dangerously close in fulfilling that prophecy. you needn't understand Danish to enjoy the sounds and footage of this video.
 
 

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James Hunt and Niki Lauda play a game of cat and mouse.
 
 

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enthusiast Stefan Langhammer pointed me into the direction of Interessengemeinschaft Stuttgart/Ulm und Aschaffenburg's website where I was greeted by this superb video on the 924's history...abbreviated of course.
 
 

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1000 thanks to flüssig enthusiast Jeff Murphy for sharing this find...so much fun and awe to watch a retro test when these old Porsches were new. the announcer made it a point to suggest the 951's performance figure falling into Ferrari Testarossa territory; not surprising!
 
 

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videos like this are indispensable if you're curious about the 928, looking to buy one, or just enjoy any film with a 928 in it. enjoy. 
 
 

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German Cars for Sale Blog editor Paul Henriques passed this clip of The Price is Right where a contestant plays to win a 944 which incidentally is the last year for the 8-valve motor; the displacement is 2,7 and used for this year only. guessing the car' price is the name of the game, and adjusted to today's money, it's an astounding USD$66,534.
 
 

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how 928s came into this world...videos like this one will become highly sought after when the 928 comes into its own.
 
 

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this number 23 red and white Porsche Salzburg liveried 917 driven in the pouring rain by Hans Hermann and Richard Attwood came in first overall at Le Mans, 1970.

although a handful to pilot, the Kurzheck (short tail) design was found to give more aerodynamic stability maintaining down force with less drag at higher top speeds; a complete departure from the nearly uncontrollable Langheck (long tail). just watching this beast fire up leaves one in awe...imagine watching it being driven-
 
 

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our own Captain Clean will probably go into a fit of involuntary full body orgasmic spasms when he sees this video. when the front fascia comes off, you begin to understand just how serous these guys take their craft. amazing.
 
 
quite possibly the most phenomenal video ever shot involving a driver, the dubbed sounds of a Ferrari 275GTB, and the streets of Paris at dawn, August 1976.

never mind that the car Lelouch, creator and director of "Un Homme e une Femme"  actually drives was his Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6,9 rigged with bumper mounted 35mm Eclair CM3, the point like any other movie is to transport you into a fantasy. once the opening scene embraces you, any validities, doubts, or questions regarding authenticity, are wiped clean from your brain preparing it to be thrust into the role of the driver calculating each turn, shift, rev, apex, and distance of what lies directly ahead.

if, after blurring past the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra Garnier, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées and pigeons to reach the steps in Montmartre and watch her appear in the headlights, you come away from the film feeling at once virile and romantic, Lelouch succeeded.

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editor's note: below is an interview of Lelouch regarding the filming of un C'était rendez-vous with a retrace of the film's location in the Merc 6,9 (in French). 
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source: www.automobilesdeluxe.tv/tag/cetait-un-rendezvous/
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the map from wikimedia showing the trajectory of the drive with time markers. larger map available here.
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