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A Driver’s Prayer Answered: The 2014 #Porsche #Cayman

Very smitten with these cars so they might show up on AutoBeast rather a lot…

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I promised myself that I wouldn’t get all misty-eyed and congested with superlatives when I drove the new Porsche Cayman, but I just can’t help it. It’s the best all-around daily driver sports car on the market. Period.

From my first drive of a mid-engine 914 sometime in the late 1970s, I knew Porsche was something special. It wasn’t just the James Dean “rebel” fantasy of a Porsche 550 Spyder on a wide-open California desert highway without a speed limit or a cop in sight, it was a brand – and the engineering behind it – that made you fall in love with driving each and every time you slipped behind the wheel.

To be sure, there are more expensive and exotic sports cars — ones that easily out-perform the humble Cayman. But none combine the depth of engineering, sports car performance, telepathic steering, style, quality and comfort into a…

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Car Of The Week – Porsche 911 Targa

Targa 5

The design of the new Porsche 911 Targa, returns to the traditional Targa layout of 911s of bygone days. In truth, the new roof design is very similar to the original 911 Targa from the 1960’s. The new Targa roof sees a removable section above the cabin with a large B-pillar and fixed rear window then installed. OK so it doesn’t give you the full outdoor experience of a convertible,  but nonetheless the new Targa will certainly prove very popular.

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Car Of The Week – Petrolicious and the MR2s

My Mum was one of the first people in the UK to get the mk11 Baby Ferrari style MR2 on a “G” plate and back in the day it was like something off another planet. I nicked it every chance I got and toured Europe frequently in it. I remember driving past cafes in Ste Maxime, between a Porsche and a Ferrari. They were two a penny – everyone was staring at me in the white MR2, with its big fat wheels on the back and thinner front tyres to balance with the lack of power steering. The mid engined set up put the engine just behind your ear and that car was fun, you didn’t go out driving in that car – you went dancing, it was fun and racy, pretty and chic. So I had to share this beautiful video from Petrolicious while I walked back down memory lane and remembered the MR2 that I loved to play with.

I guess it is because of the car that the GT86 excites me so much.