Porsche is looking at Cayenne spin-offs including a long-wheelbase seven-seater and even a US-style pick-up. A Cayenne targa, with a retractable rear window and three-section glass roof, is also being mulled. Most likely a lightweight 600bhp 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 Club Sport.
It's not about power, but control- sharpening responses and reducing reaction times....The slight slack you instinctively expect in road cars, even fast ones, just isn't there.
The opening shot is a full page CSL drifting with the text "Turned up to 11"Right, the CSL. This is a car that's definitely about engineering. The M division's white coat wearers must have reacted with glee when asked to take the standard M3 and, in Spinal Tap fashion, turn it up to 11.
nate328Ci said:TD would appreciate this quote
The opening shot is a full page CSL drifting with the text "Turned up to 11"
and, the Pilot Sport Cup tires will be on ALL production CSLs. A street car that comes standard with competion tires :bigpimp:
nate328Ci said:I don't see why the car would be excluded from the US. I thought each transmission and engine had to be federalized, this car uses the same engine (a bit tweaked) and tranny as the standard M3 :dunno: Even if those tweaks require re-federalization, it could just be imported with the regular S54 :dunno:
no! I've been wanting to. My Father-in-Law stayed/played there a coupla months ago and really enjoyed it. He's nearly a scratch golfer still, at 68 or so. Have you ever played at Barton Creek here in Austin?
Agree, CAR is incredibly well written.blackdawg said:saw that CSL article and that's why i bought that issue of CAR yesterday.
first off: what a well-written magazine.
second: the CSL article was awesome because it also had an inset article about the nurburgring and the batmobile (original CSL) picture airborne was spectacular.
third: the e46 CSL is truly an awesome car. the question at the end of the day for most people is: is it worth the additional moneys over the standard M3? at that cost level, which is 911-esque, also: is it worth it? many will answer that for themselves for sure. it speaks highly of the standard 911 (2002 and newer) that it still holds it own against a carbon fibre-d one-off race car.
again: this is not in any way to detract from the normal M3, it's got limits most of us will never exploit; but the CSL is kinda what naive me expected in the first place. in the end, i say to heck with that, i buckled and bought an aircooled 993 because the pull was too great. knowing full well that the 996 is a far better car and that the m3 probably outdoes everything my car can.
You're right. Fine with a roll bar. Are they removable?blackdawg said:figure to get another used 911 in my future....so a 993 cab with a rollbar isn't too shabby for the track.
but yeah, the practical person would just rather have gotten a 993 coupe or an e46m3.