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Evo on the BRZ.

The Subaru BRZ has been a ‘mental debate’ in my mind for the past few months—–on one hand I respect the simplicity, directness, smallness, and the proposed agility and old-school sensibilities of it.  On the other hand, I am skeptical of the hype, ‘the scene’ which will accompany it, the average-to-poor styling details, and the sense of cheapness surrounding it.

That being said, my overall feelings about it are positive.  I have, however, been slightly annoyed by the gushing praise being heaped upon it by the automotive media—-who tend to flock like vultures all over the next-big-thing when it comes out.  Last year we saw the cool-but-overrated BMW 1M and this year the BRZ is the latest to reach that ranking.

This is why it is quite refreshing to see an EVO review where he doesn’t gush….he praises, but also seems a bit cynical even after driving it.  Nice to finally see a fair review!  Nice music and cinematography as well.

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video of the day. 918.

Supercar nut Harry Metcalfe from Evo Magazine is taking a tour around the working prototype of the Porsche 918.

I am loving the idea of this….2 electric motors and a V8…look at where the exhaust pipes exit!  PDK double clutch gearbox…..and just a bang up to date technological masterpiece under development.   I was never a fan of the Carrera GT, but this i’m properly excited about.

src:  evo

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Countach road trip.

Harry Metcalfe (Evo Mag) & his Lamborghini Countach embark in this video on a 900+ road trip from Monte Carlo to the UK after an Evo Magazine feature about all the various ‘versions’ of the Countach released over the years.  Harry Metcalfe, the gentleman in the video—is one of the founding editors of Evo Magazine from the UK—–amongst other things, he owns the red Countach in the video.

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Evo/Chris Harris; reviewing the BMW 1M & Porsche Cayman R

I 100% agree with Chris about the 911R and the ‘R’ badge on Porsches—-it is a bit of novelty, but offensive to put an “R” badge on this Cayman.  Either way—-both cars are great, however i’m not really someone who cares about drifting, per se…..so much of the video where Chris is drifting isn’t my cup of tea.  I am however a fan of both of these cars; although I lust like a barbiturate loaded idiot after the 1M.  Holy grail stuff, for me at least.

either way…cool video.

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Chris Harris on the Noble M600, Porsche GT2 RS, and others…

The Noble M600 is by far and away my favourite ‘supercar’ around at the moment—-it looks amazing, and it is just epic cool from its engineering to its raw turbo madness.   Oh and there’s a F40 and an XJ220 in the video too…

Great video again, by probably the best in the business—Chris Harris.

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nurburgring.

Chris Harris is one of IEDEI’s favourite motoring journalists….here is a video of his experience racing a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car on the Nurburgring…

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obsessions. gt3.

These days, i  am utterly obsessed with the 997 GT3.  To me, it is the perfect Porsche.  Of course i love ‘older’ 911s….as the simple mechanics of vintage cars appeals to me greatly; but i also live a modern lifestyle, i drive to work in NYC all the time, i drive in the winter, i drive around aimlessly for a laugh, i like technology but not too much.  I absolutely love the GT3.

i also love the line that Chris says in this video that says “I love it when people say these don’t sound as good as the air-cooled cars, cos that is utter shit! this sounds wonderful”……BRAVO Chris…..down with the air-cooled snobs!

they’re coming down in price quickly…i see 2nd hand ones in the $80k-90k range…..996s are down in the $40-60k range.  Audi R8s are floating down to the $80k range as well……i tell you, a couple years from now….and a 997 GT3 in the $60k range, assuming all continues in my life according to plans——-WILL definitely be a frontrunner for my garage spot.

 

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Chris Harris on the Porsche 959 and Ferrari 288 GTO

Chris Harris is cool.  I generally enjoy his reviews.  This is a cool review of 2 cars which were ‘poster’ cars of the 80s…..the 959 interesting me much more….as the poster in my wall as a kid would testify…

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