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The American v. the German — which one is the real 911?

Posted in Uncategorized by Ulf on May 5, 2009

One 911 against another 911, sounds like a fair match, right?

bild8402 911_carrera

And they both are very similar. When we visited the Porsche development center in Weissach, the engineers refused to give details about the car. The top speed of the Porsche would be “a bit higher than the top speed of whatever it is compared to”, and the fuel consumption would be “even higher than that”.
Well, the cops here in the US are just like the German engineers. They also refused to tell me about the top speed of their car.

So, Wikipedia has to decide. The cop car was a Ford Crown Victory, probably electronically limited to 120mph because I assume that car is less than four years old. If it was older, then it might be able to get 150mph out of its 250hp V8 engine. Anyway, the slowest Porsche 911 has a top speed of 177 mph and a 345hp H6. So guess which one is the real 911 ;-).

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