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ekam 07-06-2010 07:07 PM

Boxster Spyder on Top Gear
 
Did anyone watch the episode that was aired this past Sunday? Man that Spyder was putting all the power down on the ground with the factory LSD... makes me want one on mine too. :dance:

http://www.fvd.de/us/en/Porsche-0/Boxster_986-13-41/-/-/item/item_details/VID_14878580-VCD_92820622-gid_327-sort_4-display_50-item_FVD332996QU/TRANSMISSION-SpareParts-Differential-FVD332996QU-Differential-996-986--%2820-80%25-%29.html

Stroked & Blown 07-07-2010 06:53 AM

Yeah - that was pretty good. Beat the M3's time, too.

Clarkson is funny - but he hates Porsche

blue2000s 07-07-2010 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stroked & Blown
Clarkson is funny - but he hates Porsche

And Boxsters more than other Porsches. He explained why in an early test, it's the detuned engine that ticks him off.

Stroked & Blown 07-07-2010 08:15 AM

His GT2 road test was the best review he's done on a Porsche :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUGYbvOQoWQ

ekam 07-07-2010 08:40 AM

I just find it funny that the Spyder outran the Cayman S by almost 2 seconds... so now Porsche will make a Cayman Clubsport version.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Laps_%28Top_Gear%29#Power_Laps

I'm still on the fence with that top... Porsche really went backwards on that one.

Perfectlap 07-07-2010 09:04 AM

just wait until the Spyder gets PDK.
Now Boxsters will not only have detuned engines they'll have detuned trannies.
Although we've already seen that with inexplicably tall gears on the Cayman so as not to best the Carrera sheets.

p.s.
Clarkson doesn't understand the whole concept of a roadster.
It doesn't need a giant engine. If you have to ask you don't get it.

jmatta 07-07-2010 02:03 PM

I'll have to look out for that episode, though they have them all online for viewing. Hammond is the only one on the show that appreciates Porsche for what it is. I recall Clarkson choosing the M "Zed 4" over a Boxster S on a prior episode...all engine with an inferior chassis.

ekam 07-07-2010 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmatta
I'll have to look out for that episode, though they have them all online for viewing. Hammond is the only one on the show that appreciates Porsche for what it is. I recall Clarkson choosing the M "Zed 4" over a Boxster S on a prior episode...all engine with an inferior chassis.

Not true. Captain slow said he has a Boxster S for 4 years (mentioned in the same episode when he reviewed the Spyder) and he also has an aircooled 911 (video on top gear website).

ekam 07-07-2010 06:17 PM

Here's the video of the power lap.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pE0Mi3gO5g

Here's the episode...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajNUfxktKSQ

Cont...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzxtpFDBTSM

jmatta 07-08-2010 07:16 AM

Good videos...glad to see James is one of us!


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