the Hooverboard

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This thing looks like crazy fun. We have to admit….we haven’t tried it and the whole functioning is not totally clear but it seems as  to operate the hooverboard you need something with an engine that follows to power the thing….mmmmh…not sure if that’s good….anyways, check out the video, looks like fun to us!

Porsche 911 Targa

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If you take a look at the new Porsche Targa it looks really good. They did a great job and they combined all the vintage features that we like so much perfectly with the new 911 design. A real head turner!

If you open the door and take a seat in the leather sport seats everything looks and feels as it should. The engine sounds like a Porsche and the only thing you want to do is hit the road.

When you push the button for the Targa roof a lot of things happen. The rear window lifts up, the roll bar splits open and the Targa roof moves backwards to place itself in the back. Then the roll bar closes again and the back window swings in place. And the whole in perfect german craftsmanship. A nice work of engineering.

And then the driving. It’s smooth, it’s all the power you might want, the steering is perfect and traction could not be better. You can open the roof at-10°, power up the heat and burn mountain roads…..so much fun. As you would expect from a Porsche.

The Targa always comes with four wheel drive and is powered by the fabulous 3.4l six cylinder boxer that puts out 350 HP.  Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 10.51.20This will push the Targa 0-100 in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 282 km/h ( the S-Version has 3.8l with 400HP and a top speed of 296 km/h ). All this is pretty spectacular and breathtaking. As usual the Porsche 911 Targa combines great design, great finish and amazing everything else great as well.

But then, when you really think about it…..it is a little bit an old men’s car….not young, not fresh, all automatic….and it’s gott
en big and a little fat over the years. Park it next to a 1970″ model. You would be surprised how big it has gotten over the years.

If we had the choice we’d prefer the original version. Something less perfect, something to work on when you are driving, but still reliable We would not want to miss this german feeling that you get in every Porsche, the quality and the love they put into every detail since they build them. The 2014 Porsche Targa is a great car, but we would not want one. We seriously prefer a Targa from last century.

 

check out the Porsche website here

 

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