Although there's no question that it's pretty cool a buff book put together an old-school Porsche 959 with the all-new 918 Spyder, it's kind of the same old story.
The old car is for purists and isn't as fast and the all-new ride is just pure insanity and the "wave of the future."
We haven't heard that before [eye roll].
So, I did a bit of thinking and was wondering what you, the tastemakers, would have to say about this: IF money were NO object and you could have whatever you wanted, would you go NEW or ANALOG?
Analog is the new buzzword in the auto business for cars that don't feature dual-clutch gearboxes, don't have various forms of techno wizardry like ABS, traction control, etc.
There's really two ways to look at this. If you have a weekend ride that you simply want to enjoy and use as a method of therapy, it's a no brainer you go analog. If you're looking to pound your chest, and brag over zero to 60 and quarter mile times, you should probably go to the dark side and select the latest and greatest wares.
What say you, Spies? NEW or OLD? Make YOUR move.
On this week's Ignition, Carlos Lago has a second go at Porsche's 918 hypercar. The goal: to run the 918 through the full gauntlet of MT's instrumented testing, including 0-60, quarter mile, braking, figure 8, and a blistering real-time hot lap around Big Willow race track with pro driver Randy Pobst. Carlos also gets a rare chance to experience the 918's ancestor, the Porsche 959. The 959 was a remarkable piece of automobile history that was decades ahead of its time with much of it's technology only appearing in common vehicles within the last ten years or so. The 918 attempts something very similar, featuring very advanced technology, including a naturally aspirated V8 that works with a seamlessly integrated electric motor to provide extra boost. Can Porsche's new hypercar achieve the same effect that its predecessor did? Only time will tell, but stay tuned for the record-breaking review.