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Here on this page you'll find our most timely, recent posts about the world of exotic cars. Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini — we love, and cover, them all. For previous, but still interesting and relevant material, visit our article archive page.


The Porsche 911 or the Ferrari F430 - Which Is Your Dream Car?

Here's a question for you. Are cars art? Here at Imagine Art After, we think so. How so? Many people are obsessed with cars (us included). A lot of people think of a car as simply a means to get from Point A to Point B. But many people (again, us included), think of cars as much more than simply a transportation device. A great car, such as a Ferrari or Lamborghini, is truly a piece of art.

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Porsche 911

If you could possibly pick between the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S o the Ferrari F430, which one would it be? Both are excellent types of German and Italian perceptions of the ideal sports car. Who owns each company, was developed in racing, beyond 50 years ago, and with integrity in both style and engineering. The two companies have been positioned in head-to-head battles and comparisons have been made, whether on the roadways or racing at Le Mans. These two companies have always been about style and efficiency.

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Ferrari F430

Neither the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S or the Ferrari F430, pretend to be anything but a sports car. The Porsche is more systematic, whilst the Ferrari is passionate, but both try to maintain a reasonable amount of practicality, at the same time astonishing with their performance. While you probably can't afford to buy such a vehicle (who can?), you can rent one for a few hours or for a day or two. Those fortunate enough to live in a big city such as Houston, Texas can find an exotic car dealer to do just that.

The present day sports car should have the ability to drive around town effortlessly and should have excellent reliability. It should be a force on the racetrack though still be very safe to drive. The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S as well as the Ferrari F430 are unquestionably excellent examples of the modern sports car but exactly how do they differ? Having a magnified look, we can see how they differ.

Because of the exciting exhaust tone, the Ferrari can jump from 0-100 km/h in just 4 seconds. The 4.3-litre V8 new generation engine, drives out 368 kilowatts, whilst it pins you and your rider to your seats. You can easily expect to have comparable acceleration from the Porsche but it comes in at a slightly slower 4.8 seconds. It is only usual for both the cars to excel in braking, with such good performance in acceleration. These cars feature, as an option, ceramic discs which allow for swift but safe stopping. Typically the Porsche's fuel economy of 11.8 liters for 100 km is better than the Ferrari which has a fuel economy of 18.3 liters for 100 km. Each of them offer top class handling performance, coupled with power through 6-speed gearboxes.

The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S as well as the Ferrari F430 are small, they're able to maximize the interior space so that passengers won't feel cramped. The styling belonging to the Ferrari is fairly impressive with suede, aluminum and carbon fiber but cannot compare to the fit and finish of the Porsche.

Almost any super car has the key elements of speed and silence, but the biggest draw is its look and appearance. While the Carrera 4S is an excellent looking car, like any Porsche, it doesn't create the same reaction that the Ferrari gets. Regardless of what you claim about the looks of the Porsche, the fact remains the eye is drawn by the Ferrari F430. Above we mentioned renting a luxury car. A great city to do just that is Los Angeles.

No matter the better appearance, the Ferrari doesn't have the complete package like the Porsche Carrera 4S thus the Porsche is the better choice.

Only a Select Few Will Ever Own a Porsche - But Anyone Can Rent One

Although the Porsche 911 Turbo is an unbelievably beautiful and formidable sports car, it is well worth getting if you have a lot of money to spare. You are going to shell out $132,00 for the Turbo coupe and even $143,000 for the Cabrio.

For all of that investment, you will get deluxe accommodations while you are sitting behind the wheel. The Turbo has got the most comfortable car seats for a sports car and the inner surface is covered in leather. Porsche's indicator panels are actually regarded as legendary and the car is packed with many modern comforts and conveniences.

The precision in everything makes something straightforward as getting in and out an effortless endeavor. Doing seat and steering wheel manipulations are also unbelievably easy to do. It really is fascinating how mundanely many other drivers on the road view the Porsche Turbo.

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Inside the Porsche

Even though it could get some respect in many circles, most people don't even notice. Folks don't realize that this is one of the most powerful road cars in the world. With a weight of a little over 3,500 pounds, and packing a 3.8-liter twin turbo engine with 530 horsepower, it is the fastest Porsche with all-wheel drive in history. It boasts a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.25 seconds and a top level velocity of 197 mph, which is as good as a Lamborghini or Ferrari. Typically the Porsche 911 Turbo not only can achieve awesome speed and acceleration but it can perform cornering like no other. This rear engine car offers you cornering that is quite good.

So much so, that you will hardly be aware of just where the engine is. You've got a sound feel with the steering even though it is an all-wheel drive. The brakes react with precise precision, since they're easily modulated. Although transmission is very precise, you may want to leave the car in automatic instead of manual. If you'd like to encounter a thrilling drive, enter into full race mode by pressing the sport plus button. 7000 rpm is what the engine is wonderful for, which is probably more than you are ready for.

An elite group of men and women would easily grab hold of what the Porsche 911 Turbo brings to the table. It is more potent than most people can control, but most people don't need to be concerned with that, because they will never be able to afford it. When you have a chance, you should take it for a turn, even though you may never own one.