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Motor Trend takes a spin in the new Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive

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This BMW Isetta 300 gave my day some hot pink style at the Lane Motor Museum

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Hot pink and yellow, now there’s some style for your Monday. This BMW Isetta 300 immediately caught my eye when I walked into the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. Who wouldn’t want to take this thing for a ride?

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1957 Porsche 356A Cabriolet at the Misselwood Concours

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Check out the color combo on this 1957 Porsche 356A Cabriolet. Forest green over tan leather with a magnificent white steering wheel.

I see a lot of Porsche 356s at these events, and I often don’t pay them much mind unless they are a unique color combo. This one was a fine example.

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Mercedes SLS AMG Spotted at dinner the other night

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When we rolled up to meet my parents at dinner this weekend, we saw this clean SLS AMG parked out front of the restaurant. It’s been a while since I’ve seen one in a random situation, and really is a handsome machine in a real world setting. With its thundering 6.2L naturally aspirated V8, the SLS remains one of the best sounding cars out there.

-Nick

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Doug Demuro says what needs to be said about the Porsche 996… it’s great, forget the haters.

I’ve been saying 996 hate is largely unfounded for years. My dad bought a 1999 Carrera back in 2007, and here we are 10 years later, over 100,000 miles on it, and it’s still great. He did the IMS bearing when he did the clutch within a year of buying the car, and he hasn’t had to do anything but basic maintenance since.

It’s a phenomenal car to drive as well, a real pure 911 experience. 300hp, 2,900lbs, a crisp six speed manual, sharp steering, and rear wheel drive with a limited slip differential, what’s not to love about that? If you’re a hater you either haven’t driven a 996, or you’re a car snob with far more access to fine cars than the average person could ever hope for. Sure, if you’re accustomed to driving a 997 GT3 RS all the time, then a 996 Carrera is a few steps backward. But for most drivers the basic 996s are a phenomenal sports car experience, and I think they should be recognized as such.

-Nick

 

The new BMW 8 Series Concept looks incredible

The old BMW 8 Series was many things, good and not so good, but it was most definitely sexy as hell. This is BMW’s concept for a new 8 Series, and I think they’ve managed to capture the sexy very well so far. We’ll see how much makes it to production.

This car is supposedly set to replace the current BMW 6 Series, which I had said was already basically filling the shoes of the old 8 Series. I’m all for this, and I hold out some hope that we may also get a genuine 6 Series again, you know, one that isn’t based on the 7 Series platform. One step at a time, though.

I love what I see here so far.

-Nick

Porsche 911s beautifully reimagined by Singer at Amelia Island

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Singer 911s are truly works of art on 4 wheels. Based on the the classic recipe of the greatest sports car on Earth, Singer Vehicle Design brings an incredible level of bespoke craftsmanship to the classic 911 package. Driving wise, their cars are built to be the greatest hits album of the air-cooled 911, with modern bits where it really counts, like in the suspension or the carbon fiber bodywork.

These 911s are as special as cars come, with Pagani levels of detail, but the classic 911 experience. They are the ultimate version of a classic driver’s car, made brand new for those with a few hundred grand to burn for the pleasure.

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