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Old 04-07-2019, 04:57 PM
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Having both a pretty track prepared S2k and a 997 and having owned a stock 06 S2k for a good bit. Cost aside and for everyday fun driving it would be the 911 all day. While the S2k is special there is just something about the 911 that is that much more special. From the way it drives, looks, the sound, the comfort, the owners group, and how it gets just the right amount of attention, it is hard to beat the ownership experience IMO.

Now if I had to sell either my track car or my 911, that would be a much more difficult choice. The S2k makes a great track car, that is very easy/cheap to maintain and I could afford to fix about anything that breaks at a moments notice, including a motor, the 911 that is not the case. Plus I built the S2k myself and have had it for a bit, so I am quite attached.

If you are factoring in cost, again the S2k hands down. I could buy 2 very nice S2ks for what I have in the 911.
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I like singers, dont like targas. I love the air cooled porsches and they're cool to drive from time to time, but it's mostly novelty. A modern gt4 is a lot better in every way. Want it to feel more raw? Take out all the sound deadening and creature comforts, drill a couple holes in the fire wall, and drip a couple drops of oil inside your car.
I love those cars but 200k for one? Take one over a 911R? I'd rather build a 72 celica with an f20c, or a 240z with a rb26de with ITBs, etc etc. Superior cars in every way except one, ownership experience. The Porsche community is second to none.
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Euro_Ricer View Post
hell a spoon crate engine is only 10K!
And you could get a motec exhaust and a t66 turbo too.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:02 PM
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The Singer is not a rational purchase. No Singer owner used performance/$ as a metric to guide the buying decision. It’s about style, craftsmanship, and the visceral experience. I find the Singer 911 more special than any new supercar in its price range.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:20 PM
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I thought the S2000 owner's group was as good as it gets, good to hear the Porsche group is also great.

I do love the sound of the Porsche, no S2000 could ever sound that good no matter what you do to it.
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by zeroptzero View Post
I do love the sound of the Porsche, no S2000 could ever sound that good no matter what you do to it.
Meh, depends on which Porsche. Id argue to say most of them dont, they are generally too mechanical sounding. I do enjoy the sound of a modern GT4 with exhaust or GT2/3 however. But there is also some pretty annoying sounding S2k's out there too, depends on whats been done to it. For a 4 banger the S2000 cant be matched. Inline 4 do have the same firing order as a flat plane crank v8/aka Ferrari, but with half the cylinders, thus about half the tone is there but character is very much the same, and the other part comes from exhaust, flywheel weight and where in the rev band the audio is measured which can make the difference between a good sounding F20/22 or a not as good a one. Oh and of course if you ever here a 400/500hp supercharged F20/22 shrieking near redline you might have a stronger affinity for audio produced. Sounds a lot like a crotch rocket with exhaust.

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Guys, unmuffled V-12 is king of the exhaust note.


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Old 04-10-2019, 04:25 PM
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my favourite sound is from Ferrari's higher pitch high revving v8 motors, for some reason I don't care for the deeper v12 sounds as much.
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I'd get rid of the S2000 for:

550/575 Maranello with 6MT, red/black
360 Modena with 6MT, red/black or dark green
TVR Sagaris
Lotus Espirit

Nothing else, well other than just not owning a car at all
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