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      07-15-2011, 11:27 PM   #23
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Yea I think that's the guy who is always in the shopping center off of Sonora. He had a yellow 996 Turbo before this one! I see him occasionally in the mornings, and that thing is ridiculously fast! I believe that it is modified.
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      07-16-2011, 07:46 AM   #24
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Two cars I've had some fun with while out driving the turbo that were impressive. GTR and a ZR1. Had nice runs with both, there was no blowing anyone away. The GTR launched HARD. Lots of fast cars on the road these days.
I wish that were the case in my area...

Plenty of rich soccer moms and teenagers driving daddy's car in my area, so there are a lot of NICE cars, but the only ones that think they're fast are driving Civics and older Mustangs. I have to go a good 45 miles to the other side of DFW to see the real fast cars (P,F,L,etc).
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      07-16-2011, 09:54 AM   #25
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Was the exhaust integrated into the rear bumper? If it was, then it was a 997TT
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      07-16-2011, 07:45 PM   #26
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The new 911 Turbo S hits 60mph in 2.9 sec. The new 2011 M3 hits 60mph in 4.7 sec. One is $70k, the other around $190k (turboS). I saw a 2007 turbo with 7k miles running for $93k at a dealership by me last summer, I was really considering it...
A turbo S isn't near $190K. Base was about $160k and there isn't really much to add to the S. Even $170K is a stretch.
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turbo ownage of the N/A engine
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Good point. The added base price includes many upgrades such as PCCB. The only real upgrades are if you want different leather, trim etc. But for 170K, I would like to see another stock car you can buy that can match its quality and performance. I mean 10.7@130 mph for a car with 'only' 530 hp is insane. On the street, there are maybe 1-2 cars that can keep up with it.
Where did you see a turbo s trap 130?
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      07-18-2011, 08:50 PM   #29
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yup thats the owner of the donut shop on sonora and glenoaks for all you local 818 people. Ive messed around with this car before....ya dont even bother its seriously fast. Hes a real cool guy and a big porsche guy.
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      07-18-2011, 10:05 PM   #30
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yup thats the owner of the donut shop on sonora and glenoaks for all you local 818 people. Ive messed around with this car before....ya dont even bother its seriously fast. Hes a real cool guy and a big porsche guy.
Lol I thought it was him! I see him tearing through gears occasionally in the mornings! Sooo fast! Do you know if he still has the yellow Turbo?
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      07-18-2011, 11:08 PM   #31
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A donut shop owner could afford this car? Must get into this business....
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      07-19-2011, 01:34 AM   #32
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Lol I thought it was him! I see him tearing through gears occasionally in the mornings! Sooo fast! Do you know if he still has the yellow Turbo?
Every morning Mon-Fri at 9:30am I hear him ripping 1st and 2nd gear from my office. Its a bullet out of hell...very fast! I believe he still does, that ones even faster lol.

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A donut shop owner could afford this car? Must get into this business....
Suprisingly, this is the second donut shop owner ive met with a nice collection of cars. Ya lets all open up a donut shop lol
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Where did you see a turbo s trap 130?
Many road tests got 128. I'm sure 129/130 has been done.
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      07-19-2011, 09:40 PM   #34
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yup thats the owner of the donut shop on sonora and glenoaks for all you local 818 people. Ive messed around with this car before....ya dont even bother its seriously fast. Hes a real cool guy and a big porsche guy.
Ha, yeah I found out just how fast it was!!! Dude, good to see so many 818'ers on here!!!!! I love doughnuts too.....
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      07-19-2011, 09:44 PM   #35
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The new 911 Turbo S hits 60mph in 2.9 sec. The new 2011 M3 hits 60mph in 4.7 sec. One is $70k, the other around $190k (turboS). I saw a 2007 turbo with 7k miles running for $93k at a dealership by me last summer, I was really considering it...
The M3 can hit 60 in 4.0 seconds flat. BMW is very conservative with their numbers. C&D got 3.9 with the Competition Package. It would have to be a really good day though.
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The M3 can hit 60 in 4.0 seconds flat. BMW is very conservative with their numbers. C&D got 3.9 with the Competition Package. It would have to be a really good day though.
What are the numbers with launch control?

PS the 911 Turbo...
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      07-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #37
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The M3 can hit 60 in 4.0 seconds flat. BMW is very conservative with their numbers. C&D got 3.9 with the Competition Package. It would have to be a really good day though.
Of course they (C&D) did. Typical car rag. The M is fast no doubt but I do doubt it is consistently pulling off 3.9s. Regardless 0-60 is so meaningless. 0-100, 120 even 150 tell the true story. This applies to the turbo as well. 2.9, 3.1 WTF does it really matter. 6.3 to 100 as Shift@red pointed out is something! The .2 turbo S's 0-150 is also crazy!!!
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Yes it is!

The fact that is it heavier than a 458 italia, and is down 132 hp to it and is still faster to 150 mph by 2 seconds tells you how fast the turbo S is.

Funny how the 458 italia is easily the best Ferrari made, yet every mag seems to pick the GT3/RS and Turbo S over it.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...turbo_s_page_6

Another 10.8@129 and is faster than the 458 by 2 full seconds to 150 mph.

http://mobilelink.caranddriver.com/v...1165617301.pdf

Evo certainly did not in their big MP12-4c vs. 458 shootout last month. It's a far better and balanced magazine than C&D.
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I drove a 2011 turbo s and although the car is insanely fast the turbo lag is horrendous. A 335 would feel like it's naturally aspirated compared to the 911 turbo. Very non linear power delivery and very hard to modulate acceleration. On the plus side it's very quiet and comfy compared to the gtx models, plus u can smoke any car that pulls up next to you.
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haha awesome, good for nodding and having some fun with the situation! Few weeks ago a Jaguar XKR flys by me just to get stuck at a light right next to me a few blocks up. He gives the nod, we let it rip, by 2nd gear in the z06 I was 5 cars ahead of him. Not sure if he botched his launch, but game over. There was no nod or tip of the hat in return
Some people out there are just bitter people. I would not worry about them. Just smile and enjoy your ride.
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I drove a 2011 turbo s and although the car is insanely fast the turbo lag is horrendous. A 335 would feel like it's naturally aspirated compared to the 911 turbo. Very non linear power delivery and very hard to modulate acceleration. On the plus side it's very quiet and comfy compared to the gtx models, plus u can smoke any car that pulls up next to you.
Umm I think you might have been driving the wrong car. There might be a little lag if you're in the wrong gear, but I would definitely not call the Turbo lag in the turbo s horrendous. The turbo lag is bad in my WRX, but in the Turbo S I found it almost unnoticeable.
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Umm I think you might have been driving the wrong car. There might be a little lag if you're in the wrong gear, but I would definitely not call the Turbo lag in the turbo s horrendous. The turbo lag is bad in my WRX, but in the Turbo S I found it almost unnoticeable.
Your dreaming. There's a huge delay from the time you step on the gas and the time the turbo kicks in, in any gear your in.
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Your dreaming. There's a huge delay from the time you step on the gas and the time the turbo kicks in, in any gear your in.
It really depends how you drive it (as with any car). Very much like the M3. If you shift and let the revs drop a lot, then yes, you have to get back into boost (or power band). I do that sometimes just to feel the big shove in the back. If you have any real familiarity with the car you would have a much better idea of how it really drives. Then there is the "Sport" button...
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Hope to own one, one day. The 911 Turbo S is simply stunning.
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