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Old 07-28-2013, 08:52 PM
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Today's Top Gear has a brief track test done by James May.

Get the torrent at www.finalgear.com, or wait for next Monday's (8-5) BBC America broadcast.
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I understand that the Stig beats his time in a 997 GT3 with the Singer.
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Thanks for the tip, Ken

Can anyone confirm what James says at 7:10 about the rev counter going up to 11 as a tribute to Spinal Tap? Interesting.

For those who don't want to download the torrent or wait for the US broadcast next week, here's the streaming video:http://www.streetfire.net/video/top-gear-season-20-episode-5-20x05_2433024.htm
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Originally Posted by vincer77 View Post
I understand that the Stig beats his time in a 997 GT3 with the Singer.
Got a link or something? Nothing in the broadcast about actual time around the track. (You only have to go back to some of Van Overbeck's head-to-heads with various lastest, greatest against Spec 911s to get a good grasp on the pecking order.)

Anyway, other things to look for re: track testing in this episode are that carbon fiber Lambo, and how you CAN haul *** while towing.
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Thanks for the video link clout.
Race911,,,, if I was in your tax bracket. . . . put me down for a fully optioned Singer 911 in its signature color scheme.
Take notice of the detail surrounding the CDR220 radio/CD unit. Looks old sckool as no customization effort was spared; In various other Singer 911 video's its shown how the CDR220 is customized.

Great car.
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Jager - Thanks for the link, your resources for info and pics continues to impress!
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Thanks for the link... OT, sort of... Are the retro cars such as a Singer based on an older 911 Chassis or I've heard that many are on a 964 Chassis and then fitted w/ panels resembling the older 70-60's based cars?

I suppose I am a fan boy as well and like many today I'm interested in doing a build similar which is why I ask.
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Originally Posted by M. Schneider View Post
Thanks for the video link clout.
Race911,,,, if I was in your tax bracket. . . . put me down for a fully optioned Singer 911 in its signature color scheme.
Take notice of the detail surrounding the CDR220 radio/CD unit. Looks old sckool as no customization effort was spared; In various other Singer 911 video's its shown how the CDR220 is customized.

Great car.
Uh, I wouldn't wish my current tax bracket on anyone who's the least bit industrious. Pays in the long run to live well below your means.

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Thanks for the link... OT, sort of... Are the retro cars such as a Singer based on an older 911 Chassis or I've heard that many are on a 964 Chassis and then fitted w/ panels resembling the older 70-60's based cars?

I suppose I am a fan boy as well and like many today I'm interested in doing a build similar which is why I ask.
First couple were torsion bar cars, rest are 964s. Anyone can do it, and have been doing so since the first '73RS hit but wasn't available here. I did my first "update" car in '81. Just what Dickinson is doing goes into the Fine Art detail level on both execution and frills.

But mechanically, just get a 964 and throw down another ~$100K to get the mechanicals and decent cosmetics done.
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Watched the Top Gear caravan test just now.... As Hammond say's "A proper grownup test"...
Hilarious ...!
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You gotta love the brits...

“The monks of this monastery of the 911 have prostrated themselves before their icon and anointed it with exquisite gifts.”
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Here you go. This'll keep you all busy for 27 mins. Let me know if you need me to translate any bits

'http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fJQ4hQSusjE&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DfJQ4hQSusjE'
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Thanks for the heads'up Ken, great 911 segments...

And I love knowing that Steven Tyler not only looks like a little old lady, he drives like one too.
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I really dig the latest one. The color combo is awesome. The only thing I'm not sold on is the red brakes. I would have gone with a complementary color to the exterior or the interior. Also, what are those boxes in the front of the frunk?

http://m.autoblog.com/2013/08/15/sin..._river_article




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Looks nice! I'll take the L39 too while we are at it.
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Originally Posted by gonzilla View Post
Also, what are those boxes in the front of the frunk?
Fitted luggage, right?

Funny how they try to exorcise every bit of 964ness out of the car, but can't completely.
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