el jefe

I'm not sure how many enthusiasts have heard what an early 928 sounds like, but this video gives one a pretty good idea of what this beast is all about. just listening to the V8 screaming as the driver turns the landscape of Brasil into a blur is proof positive of this beast's potential.


if this sent the hairs on the back of your neck straight-up, then maybe it's nature's gentle way of telling you to go out and get one of your own.
 
 

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porsche history is in my blood. videos like these evoke such powerful and passionate emotions in me to the point where I can confidently say nothing else, other than my wife Diane and our dogs, captures my utter devotion.

porsche passion... 
 
 

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I sorta figured that the average age of flüssig enthusiasts and owners of early water cooled Porsches is around 40-50. this age bracket falls neatly into place when video games, namely Atari, were just coming of age.

so I had to think about that sentiment for a moment when Christian mentioned that he played these video games. my first thought was, "man, he's young!" for a moment there, I forgot that we're close in age, and that I to can claim to have been a kid then too.

suddenly, I feel my years.
 
 

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TV ad for the 944 Turbo.*
*Video provided by the 944 Turbo Resource by Jon Milani.
 
 

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Escala Clasica, an Argentine automotive TV show, was invited into the bowels of Zuffenhausen's manufacturing facility in the Reutter  building to observe the building of the 991. you needn't know how to speak German or Spanish to be utterly amazed by the process that goes into building the 911. what I find comforting is the level of hand finishing that still goes on albeit with the help of robotics. enjoy the three part series (the other two parts are below this one).
 
 

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I've never seen the level of detail in the 991's engine building process, what amazed me even more is the interaction between man and machine in the building of individual components...truly an industrial ballet. the insertion of the pistons in the cylinders is worth a double take.
 
 

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the last of this episode, but the host invites us back for the second part of this tour...stay tuned.
 
 

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nice celebration of an underdog.
 
 

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I've never seen this footage, so it was a real treat to sit beside the pilot and hear that M44/51 engine wail.
 
 
great way to brush up on your German, this video sets out to educate a buyer looking to add a stablemate to his VW bus. Heinz Emmerling, he of 911 restoration/tuning fame (built the yellow racing 911 in the showroom behind the 928 for Walter Röhrl), is our professor.