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Old 09-05-2014, 02:07 PM
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Check out the WSJ today(9/5/14) page A7 regarding the upcoming weekend edition "Dan Neil takes a spin in the latest 911 from the Italian icon...." LOL
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It's a nice write up, by my favorite auto journalist.
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:11 PM
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Meh,

For me, he's certainly knowledgeable, but a bit self-absorbed. It must be that I'm envious of his job.
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Italian icon...that's a hoot.
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He is a great writer.
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Great article, though I really wish all the auto journalists out there would drop the 0-60 publishing for some other metric; it just feeds the manufacturers quest for a number not a driving experience.

Here is what I wonder, in a 0-60, or more likely 5-60 face off of PDK vs manual... which is faster with NO launch control?
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Originally Posted by FFSstavros View Post
Great article, though I really wish all the auto journalists out there would drop the 0-60 publishing for some other metric; it just feeds the manufacturers quest for a number not a driving experience. Here is what I wonder, in a 0-60, or more likely 5-60 face off of PDK vs manual... which is faster with NO launch control?
PDK will be faster... Because you need to do a 1-2 up shift ... Now in perhaps the more likely/common pulls from say 40 - 60 on a curvy street, I don't think the manual is going to be at much disadvantage... If the person is already in second haha...

Heck, I am almost certainly quicker in my 2/3 shift than my 1/2 shift, simply because I do that shift aggressively much more often. I won't be anywhere near PDK speed in 1/2 shifts so I have no doubt my manual c4s is couple tenths or bit more behind PDK car. And personally I'm fine with that!
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