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My Beetle is a 2000 and at that time the "turbo" sign was not put on the back like on the newer models. Still, I always wanted it back there and for a mere , I was vain and bought my own to stick on! :) And yes, it really does have a turbo engine…
When it comes to automobiles, there’s a Porsche®, and then there’s everything else. As each vehicle is a work of advanced engineering and inventive design, no detail is overlooked in crafting a racing vehicle that is efficient, stylish, and most importantly, fast. Performance-wise, each Porsche®, old or new, has been perfectly tuned to fuse speed, power, and driving enjoyment for the ultimate experience that other sports cars have yet to match.
In terms of its capabilities off the line, there’s little else a person can do to a Porsche® that will offer any sort of performance improvement, save for a few minor tweaks. However, this is not to say that all Porsche® models are exempt from customization. Whether restoring one of the classic Porsche® vehicles, or adding your own, personal flair to a newer one, there are a number of modifications one can make to customize for that racing look and feel.
Sitting inside a Porsche® should be nothing less than an enjoyable experience, and any Porsche® enthusiast would like to keep it that way for as long as is possible. For either replacing the wearing components of your interior, or preemptively protecting it from sun, spills, or anything else that can taint the look and comfort of your ride, there are a number of options available to ensure that the more accommodating pieces equipment in your Porsche® will provide nothing less than the utmost comfort and appearance.
Seats and Seat Covers: Slip on an additional level of comfort and protection with Porsche® seat covers ranging from neoprene to sheepskin, or replace your seats altogether with some genuine Porsche® bucket seats, designed to simulate that racing feeling when dumping the clutch off the line. Seats and seat covers are typically easy-to-install or slip on, and with both factory and aftermarket seating options available, dumping the clutch and getting slammed into your seat has never been so enjoyable.
Floor Mats and Liners: Aftermarket or factory Porsche® floor mats replace any existing sullied ones to help restore that trademark Porsche® appeal. Or better yet, a set of impermeable all-weather floor mats save you the hassle of constantly shampooing, vacuuming and cleaning carpeted ones. In terms of floor liners, a number of replacement options are available in different colors, styles, and materials, including popular heavy duty molded liners for that tough appearance perfect for any racer.
Miscellaneous Accessories: Everyone knows that a Porsche® isn’t just another car, and as a result, there’s a particular panache that comes with being a Porsche® enthusiast. And what better way to get swept up in the distinction and dynamic flair of driving a Porsche® than with accessories for applying your own, unique flavor to your interior.
Try a custom steering wheel replacement and matching shift knob for a more refined look. Or for the racer in you, aluminum pedal covers, carbon fiber interior trim and custom short shifter are perfect for spicing up your ride. Choose from gauge kits, soundproof door lining, aluminum dash kits, armrests, consoles, mirrors, and so much more for tailoring a Porsche® to your tastes.
Aside from what’s under the hood, the unmistakable style of a Porsche® also helps to set it apart from other sports cars. For the most part, a Porsche® comes amply equipped, and every component is custom designed to provide optimum performance and luxury. However, there are a few exterior part options available that can supplement and accentuate the existing appearance so as to add a personal, distinctive appeal according to your preferences.
Wheels: The fastest and most immediately noticeable way to upgrade the appearance of your ride is to add a set of custom wheels. With such a vast selection of chromes and alloys in a wide variety of slick designs, you’re sure to find a set that appropriately reflects your personality. From a set of eye-catching, sparkling chromes, to polished black alloys for a sportier feel, upgrading to custom wheels is a surefire way to get heads turning at the sight of your ride.
Racing Paraphernalia: With so much attention to the style of the Porsche®, it’s easy to forget their primary purpose–racing. So why not combine the two concepts with must-have racing paraphernalia that touts the distinguished image of Porsche® enthusiasts. From magnetic race numbers and hood emblems, to roll cages and custom air intakes, a wide variety of products are available to appease any race-oriented driver.
Everything Else: Spoiler replacements, wiper blades, engine compartment soundproofing, exterior trimmings, bumper guards, replacement door handles, and so many more products to dress up or restore your Porsche® are readily available in either factory or aftermarket configurations. You can find everything you need to fix up that classic ride, or just add a little extra spark to that brand new one, with some aftermarket parts available for a fraction of the cost of factory parts.
Car Care and Upkeep:
Particularly with summer right around the corner, consistent car care and upkeep is an important factor in maintaining a Porsche®’s sumptuous appearance and lasting comfort. While a summertime wash is what immediately comes to mind when the sun begins the season of its prime, a simple wash could always be taken a step further to help extend the life of your vehicle’s appearance in the long run, or restore its former flash. Part and material-specific products are available that will both clean and protect the appearance of your vehicle, including tires, wheels, leather upholstery, windows, the engine compartment, and much more.
Billy Han currently resides in La Palma, CA, and works as a Copywriter for Performance Products.
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Roger Donnan racing his Hawk HF3000 as Number 1 in the Le Mans Accessories series
Indy Pace Car 1998
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1998 marked the fourth time the Chevrolet Corvette had been selected as the Indy 500 Pace Car. Other than mandatory safety features, the Corvette needed no modifications to meet pace car specifications.
Golfing great Greg Norman was scheduled to drive the 1998 pace car, but was forced to withdraw due to recent shoulder surgery. 1963 Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones was selected to fill in for Norman.
The 1998 Corvette’s color-shifting « radar blue » paint and bright yellow wheels presented some of the most extreme looks for an Indy pace car. The car is powered by the stock 5.7 litre LS1 V-8 engine and features an Active Handling chassis control system.
Posting for the Monday Photo Challenges and Thursday Retreads Group-Make a photo of some interesting or beautiful curves.
QLD Ginger Factory at Yandina
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This vintage racing car is part of the garage display at the Ginger Factory in Yandina on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.
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SRT Motorsports unveiled the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dodge Charger on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Photo credit: Chris Williams, Icon Sports Media)
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Fra Ingwar Cronhammers racerbilsudstilling på ARoS. Auto Union D-type havde motoren placeret bag føreren og foran bagakslen. En konstruktion, der først vandt almindelig udbredelse i motorsport 20 år senere. D-typen har en V12 centermotor, der leverer næsten 500 hk. Fra Ingwar Cronhammers racerbilsudstilling på ARoS. Ferrari 500 vandt VM i formel 2 i 1952 og 1953 og var meget overlegen. Bilen har en 2 liters 4 cylindret motor og vandt 14 ud af 15 løb i de to sæsoner. Vandt to Grand Prix sejre umiddelbart før 2. Verdenskrig, den sidste på den dag, krigen brød ud.
La saison de compétition automobiles 2012 débute, et vous pourriez vouloirr ajoutez du caractère ou de la puissance à votre automobile
Automotion a toute les pièces de performance nécessaire à la réparation de votre véhicule de compétition soit l’exhaust, la transmission, les turbos, les injecteurs, la suspension, les jantes, les pneus enfin toutes des pièces de haute performance conçues pour la compétitions