Porsche 918 Spyder and Porsche Carrera GT in Mayfair, London

The two most iconic  Porsche cars of the century are the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Carrera GT. They are of the same place and of the same time. They are both second-hand and can be found at the Mayfair Porsche dealer. You might think – what is special about this? It is extremely rare to spot a Carrera GT nowadays and even if you do spot one, it is extremely rare to spot 918 Spyder next to it.

However, things are a bit different in Mayfair, London and you see these two iconic cars side by side in the same place.

The limited run of the Carrera GT was introduced in 2002. At the same time, Mercedes-McLaren introduced the SLR, Ferrari introduced the Enzo, and Ford introduced the Ford GT. Years have passed and these cars have become a memory of the past. As they were produced in very limited quantities, it is literally very hard to spot them. However, the Carrera GT has something extra-special. When they were introduced, Ferrari and Mercedes-McLaren ignored the use of manual gearboxes, and Porsche decided to turn the manual gearbox experience into a horror movie. The ceramic clutch was designed to cope with the engine’s massive torque. Therefore, it is extremely hard to get started in the case of the Carrera GT. When you try to drive as you would with a normal manual, you stall the engine. The ceramic clutch was coupled with an auto-throttle system. So you should not apply the throttle until the car starts to roll. Therefore, the Carrera GT will be unique forever.

What about the 918 Spyder? Just one word. Emissions! The Porsche 918 Spyder only emits 70 co2/km. How is this possible? It is not the #dieselgate. It is the electric motor that does the trick. This time Porsche decided to improve the driving experience and introduced an all-wheel drive hyper car with a hybrid system. The result is the 918 Spyder, with a super low co2 emission level, and the only all-wheel drive hyper car. The rear wheels are connected to the V8 engine with an electric motor, and the front wheels are connected to a second electric motor. When the car doesn’t need the the front electric motor, it is de-clutched by the computer. Basically, Porsche has turned a hyper car into a daily car.

So, each of these cars has very unique characteristics that differentiate them from their competitors. They might be not the fastest cars, but they are certainly the most innovative.


The New Porsche 718 Boxster in Mayfair, London

The brand new Porsche 718 Boxster is here. I was at the London Mayfair showroom and saw it in real life. The new Boxster doesn’t look that different from the previous version. However, the new four cylinder engines are changing the game and, of course, they are turbo charged. The 2-lt engine will be the hero for most the markets with a higher tariff for the larger engines. Porsche will make lots of money with the 2-lt family.

One of the best features of the Boxster is the boot space. Unlike the Porsche 911, the Boxster offers two boots spaces thanks to the lack of rear seats.

If you are looking for a rear mid-engined car with a reasonable boot space and an economical powerful engine, the Boxster is the best. Anyway, even if you don’t care about such things, it is still amazing!

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Second Hand Porsche Carrera GT

Second hand Porsche Carrera GT, I wasn’t planning to start with this, but last week I saw a Porsche Carrera GT up close for the first time. However, it wasn’t brand new. It was second hand at a dealership in Mayfair, London.

Twelve years ago the Carrera GT was an outstanding car along with the Ferrari Enzo and Mercedes McLaren SLR. However, due to the GT’s driving character, they are one of the lesser-spotted super cars. The Carrera GT was only available with a manual gearbox and the clutch was quite hard to control as it was ceramic. Therefore, I’ve never come across one to take some photos. On the other hand it’s really easy spot a SLR or an Enzo. They are more driver-friendly, relatively. Driver friendliness is an important issue for many super car buyers; they don’t want to deal with a heavy clutch or steering wheel while heading to a night club.

Even though the Carrera GT is more than twelve years old (production year 2004), it is still extremely powerful! The GT was powered by a 5-lt V10 petrol engine with 612 HP and 590 Nm of torque. It needs only 3.7 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) with a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph).

These figures were mind-blowing twelve years ago, and in 2015 are still mind-blowing! Though you won’t be able to connect your iPhone or charge or your iPad, I’ll bet these factors wouldn’t bother anyone the least inside a Carrera GT.



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Porsche 911 Targa 4S from Mayfair, London | Canon 50 mm f 1.8

Porsche 911 Targa 4S from Mayfair, London Porsche dealer. When you first hear the Targa and if you were born in early 1980s, you just have flashbacks. I don’t know why but Porscge 911 Targa always reminds me the 1980s. However, the latest Porche 911 Targa looks a bit old school with the exposed metal anti-roll bar.

Honestly, I am not a fan of the soft-top Porsche  911s. I prefer the coupe all the time. However, the unique style of the metal anti-roll bar and the roof mechanism changed my perception.

You might be thinking, soft-top Porsche 911 will suffer from the lack of leg room at the rear seats! Yes, the leg room at the rear seats are near to nothing. But you won’t have a first class airliner comfort with the Porsche 911 Coupe.

In my opinion, Porsche 911 is a two-seater car, don’t force people seat at the rear! How 911 Targa drives? I have no idea, but it sounds amazing. Also, it should give a great driving experience for long journeys. The lack of room may reduce the rolling resistance of the body but I don’t think 911 Targa customers are looking forward to push their cars to those limits!

Does Porsche 911 Targa worth to buy? Yes! And as usual, the photos were taken by Canon 50 mm f 1.8 lens!


Emotional Review of Porsche 911 Turbo S

Porsche 911 Turbo S. The most powerful Porsche 911 and don’t ask me why you should buy 911 Turbo S instead of 911 Turbo. No one knows the reason but everyone will go forever the Turbo S.

Turbo S is powered by a 3.8-lt turbo petrol engine with 560 HP and 750 Nm of torque (with Sport Plus). Only needs 3.1 seconds to reach 100 km/h and the top speed is not limited to 250 km/h, you can accelerate up to 318 km/h. But you won’t find a straight road long enough to stretch to top speed.

As usually, 911 Turbo S is built with precision like a Swiss watch and looks a bit boring. However, when you get used to the detailed craftsmanship of Porsche 911, you won’t wish to drive another car. And the new electric steering wheel? Don’t stuck on this, life is too short to argue for an electric steering wheel. I am definitely sure Porsche developed an electric steering wheel that is the best on its class.

Porsche 911 Turbo S is a great car to be cruising, great for track days and don’t rev up the engine inside the city, people live inside the building and try to rest :)




















Cars of the Day #2 Porsche Panamera Turbo

This week’s photo is a Porsche Panamera Turbo. The reason for placing this photo is the Panamera’s state of the art rear wing. I did not have chance to show how it raise from body but it is amazing. This wing is not one peace, it is three pieces!!