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Old 06-22-2017, 07:06 PM
 
Location: MN
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This is awesome, DD in Canada. Tops the 600k 2002 911 Turbo in my town (original motor, tranny, etc..)

Meet the Man Who Daily-Drives a 725,000-Mile 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Very cool
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
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That is impressive. Very impressive. The car is older than me. Very much a beautiful car.
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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"Porsche is past building it's 1 millionth 911, with demand stronger than ever." What does that tell you, the design totally works though it's a bit strange.

Those were the all-or-nothing days on 911 Turbos: they spooled, all right, just in time to light up the rear end. A design that has always been about tremendous oversteer with a rocket on the back wheels. Traction control, ABS, attempts to balance out the weight mis-tribution F/R: those were years in the future, about the time the GT1 came out when they actually got it right (race car). You can daily drive just about anything; I daily-drove a monster GT bike for many years that more than a few said "that thing will kill you, son!" No, it didn't: I just chose not to go 190mph on the freeway on a daily basis (*taps noggin'*)

Same thing on the much later GT2: no traction control, full-tilt-boogie 500+ hp engine, rwd. Cars that will hold maniacal speed and lateral g's on the track...right up until they won't, and off into the wall/bushes you go then.

That a 996 Turbo has 600K miles doesn't surprise me, my '01 was real solid and only sold because I was tired of looking at it (for a '15 C4 GTS).

On the skid pad the other day at Bremerton Raceway (track school), trying to break loose my GTS was work with traction control on. Turn it off, somewhat easier, but modern 911s still resist doing what they naturally want as rear engine cars. Once you unload them hard enough, though, you're going 180 degrees to previous and have a nice friggin' day! (chuckle).
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