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Old 04-24-2014, 05:56 AM   #1
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Breaking news! Boxster s smoked by subaru impreza!!!

And with two big guys in it. Took off from a light in a wide open industrial area. Just is two. Shifted into second and by 6k they passed me like I was changing a flat tire. Shut down by 3rd gear because they were turning left at next light.

Small, quick car. Didn't notice what letters were after the word Impreza.

Thought to myself, yes, I'm Imprezed.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:06 AM   #2
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Nothing braking about it.
Wrx with 1000$ in mods or stock sti will do it to You
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:11 AM   #3
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My 30yr old 951 will blow the doors off my S (and probably that imprezza too
And make that left without shutting her down :-)

However I like my S in the twisties, a nice cool evening top down drive, or doing a 4 wheel drift on track :-)

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Old 04-24-2014, 06:12 AM   #4
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Some special Edition STI or WRX or ...what ever, who cares?
Next time turn down your window and ask: Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?

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Old 04-24-2014, 06:33 AM   #5
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straight line - fast car
curved line - fast driver
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:59 AM   #6
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Impreza Wrx STIs with the turbos is ok.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:10 AM   #7
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You don't need a sports car to go fast in a straight line. Any pick-up truck will do.

In such situations the the round thing in front of the driver acts more like a handle than steering wheel.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:19 AM   #8
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Just my VW Passat 1.8 TSI 'w/ automatic gear box' is making any Boxster 986 look like he is changing a flat tire. 2.5, 2.7, 3,2 doesn't matter... they are all too slow. The Passat doesn't work as well in twisty road tho :/

But that is not the reason why we like the Porsche Boxster so much isn't it

Good weather coming here over the weekend. I plan on taking off that rag roof down for the first time of the year
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:23 AM   #9
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Here's a demonstration of the power of modifications

Drag Racing - Top Gear - Series 19 Episode 2 - BBC Two - YouTube

You can see a Lexus LFA, an SRT Viper and an Aston Martin Vanquish being trounced by a pickup truck and other assorted vehicles.

But can those other vehicles actually turn?
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:41 AM   #10
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Yaa, a Imprezza WRX sti has 305hp so in a straight line your 250hp isn't going to catch him. Plenty of grunt.
And if its one of those 4 wheel drive subbies then watch out!
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But a Porsche is not a dragster right, and they don't race in Ovals much either.

Its all about the curvy fun stuff where the Porsche is most fun.

But, you will soon be able to buy a 718 and get your own 300+ hp 4 banger with the Porsche Moniker if you want so you can be just like those others
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:28 PM   #11
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Simple answer, AWD, even if the car weighed more than the boxster and had the same HP, AWD will have you beat.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:57 PM   #12
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We have a Subi who drives with us regularly that has been well developed for the track. He is approaching Cup Car lap times but has over $100k in motor and suspension mods.
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they can have their STI s , not a whole lot of fun to drive , every kid has one boosted up and wants to race. A DI 987 S will have a good run with them .
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My Viggen destroys my Boxster in a straight line. The fun ends with the understeer in the first corner.
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My Viggen destroys my Boxster in a straight line. The fun ends with the understeer in the first corner.
dude you have a Viggen, how cool. Awesome cars!
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:21 AM   #16
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Turbo to 'twister' is like a quickie to a 3 hour 'tantric journey'. If you have to ask....
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:40 AM   #17
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It's not a drag car.
And there will always be faster cars than the Boxster
Don't worry about it, that's not why we drive them
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:07 PM   #18
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straight line - fast car
curved line - fast driver
This is sublime!
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they can have their STI s , not a whole lot of fun to drive , every kid has one boosted up and wants to race. A DI 987 S will have a good run with them .
I enjoyed driving the original 2002 WRX with either 16" or 17" wheel option.
I also enjoy out running stock STI s.
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:02 PM   #20
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If you got a Boxster to "smoke" other cars, you chose the wrong car.
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