240 vs 996 Turbo

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240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by NISFAN » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:53 pm

...with JB+.

Not much in it, surprised me as the 996 Turbo was considered pretty mega in 2002.

.....that is all!!!


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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by Ezzra » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:14 pm

NISFAN wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:53 pm
...with JB+.

Not much in it, surprised me as the 996 Turbo was considered pretty mega in 2002.

.....that is all!!!Image


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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by NISFAN » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:52 pm

Just shows how ‘performance’ has moved on in a relatively short time.


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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by Kerr » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:01 pm

NISFAN wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Just shows how ‘performance’ has moved on in a relatively short time.


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Nearly 20 years isn't so short. :lol:

I can't see hot hatches being current 911 turbo S fast in the next 20 years.

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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by MrMarty » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:11 pm

Kerr wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:01 pm
NISFAN wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Just shows how ‘performance’ has moved on in a relatively short time.


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Nearly 20 years isn't so short. :lol:

I can't see hot hatches being current 911 turbo S fast in the next 20 years.
With electric cars on the horizon don't be so sure!

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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by Kerr » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:14 pm

MrMarty wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Kerr wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:01 pm
NISFAN wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Just shows how ‘performance’ has moved on in a relatively short time.


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Nearly 20 years isn't so short. :lol:

I can't see hot hatches being current 911 turbo S fast in the next 20 years.
With electric cars on the horizon don't be so sure!
We've enough people landing cars in ditches as it is. Setting inexpericed drivers loose in affordable hot hatches doing 0-100mph in 6 seconds would be like destruction derby. :lol:

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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by Beancounter_74 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:40 pm

Very true. As a child of the 70’s I remember ‘super’ cars being the only ones reaching 60 in under 6 seconds.
Now the market is flooded with them.

I noticed the other day that a new 911 Turbo S will do it in 2.5 seconds.... that’s insane. :o

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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by garysan » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:42 pm

You only have to go to Santa Pod on a BMW day: M135i's, M140's and 335d's monstering 2 generation old M3's, M5's etc. Last year there wasn't much there (at all) faster than the current gen 335d X-drive saloon/estates.

No doubt the M5's and M3's make the better noise but unless they're modified - they get smoked all day long.
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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by Pubbie » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:37 pm

MrMarty wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Kerr wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:01 pm
NISFAN wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Just shows how ‘performance’ has moved on in a relatively short time.


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Nearly 20 years isn't so short. :lol:

I can't see hot hatches being current 911 turbo S fast in the next 20 years.
With electric cars on the horizon don't be so sure!
I can absolutely see Teslas and the like with 0-60-in-2-sec performance in the hands of distracted numpties, before autonomous vehicles take over. What's funny is that the more savage the accelerative capability, the slower and more sclerotic the traffic has become. Average traffic speed in most big cities is now 8-10 mph, and the maximum is about 50. Even open roads are remotely policed heavily - no actual policemen, of course, just spy cameras. So you go from 0-40 mph in 1 second, that's 1 second of fun. 1 second. I know that new generations have shorter attention spans than the older ones, but is that really worth it?

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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by Spoof » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:22 am

Yup. There probably isn't much at all in a straight line between my 996 GT2 and my M140i with map.

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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by Beancounter_74 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:04 am

@Nisfan how do you find the JB+?

Just been looking at them and they seem very reasonable for the gains and we’ll within the engine/mechanical capabilities.

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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by NISFAN » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:02 am

Spoof wrote:Yup. There probably isn't much at all in a straight line between my 996 GT2 and my M140i with map.
Really? GT2 even? Wow that’s just insane.

Please post pics on the GT2, lovely looking car.


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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by NISFAN » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:05 am

Beancounter_74 wrote:@Nisfan how do you find the JB+?

Just been looking at them and they seem very reasonable for the gains and we’ll within the engine/mechanical capabilities.
No complaints here. Gives a healthy bit of extra shove and feels pretty natural too. Well recommended.


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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by Np01 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:38 am

Pubbie wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:37 pm
MrMarty wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Kerr wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:01 pm


Nearly 20 years isn't so short. :lol:

I can't see hot hatches being current 911 turbo S fast in the next 20 years.
With electric cars on the horizon don't be so sure!
I can absolutely see Teslas and the like with 0-60-in-2-sec performance in the hands of distracted numpties, before autonomous vehicles take over. What's funny is that the more savage the accelerative capability, the slower and more sclerotic the traffic has become. Average traffic speed in most big cities is now 8-10 mph, and the maximum is about 50. Even open roads are remotely policed heavily - no actual policemen, of course, just spy cameras. So you go from 0-40 mph in 1 second, that's 1 second of fun. 1 second. I know that new generations have shorter attention spans than the older ones, but is that really worth it?
It always amazes me how long it takes people to pull away and even get up to 30mph, what else hasn’t helped is all the DashCams people have installed in cars for insurance reasons nowadays, all poodling around to earn safe driving points on useless fling apps
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Re: 240 vs 996 Turbo

Post by Spoof » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:09 am

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