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rabbitstew
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From a bikers perspective, I had a look through the full video with sound on earlier and I wouldnt say its smoke & mirrors but due to the race exhaust on the R1 it does sound a lot quicker than it really is. Over the first half of the video the R1 rider is showing remarkable restraint. The rev counter needle barely goes above 12 o clock most of the time and he`s shifting up very early. Its as if he`s basically running the bike in he`s going so slow. Sometimes it sounds like its going fast but then you look at the speedo and its only doing 50mph. I really dont know how he managed to keep it so slow as anyone whose ridden a sportsbike like an R1 will know that you barely even have to touch the throttle and your in 3 figure speeds. As mentioned earlier this R1 can hit 115 in 2nd gear.

The R1 guy does start opening it up a little bit more half way through, but even then he seldom hits the red line. There were endless opportunities when he could have just wacked the throttle open and blown the porsche away, but he kept backing off - im guessing because he was just the camera bike and needed to keep behind the porsche as his job was just to film it. At one point another R1 over takes and tries to encourage the camera bike to get moving!

Towards the end of the video its like another bloke is riding the R1 as he does start to give it some stick. Maybe because at that point he`s in front of the porsche and can see the road is clear.

Whilst riding like that in traffic is never a good idea, what did really scare me the most though was how close to the porsche the R1 bloke was riding. Had the porsche stacked it or slammed his brakes on, the R1 would have had nowhere to go.

So all in all, rather than be a Porsche vs R1 video, to me it looks like its just a Porsche driving like a looney with the R1 being just a camera bike following and filming it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has been tutted-over many times over the years.

I wouldn't want to comment on the driving on a public road, but anyone who thinks the Porsche was in any way damaged or devalued by driving it 'hard' or 'properly' seems to have missed the point of a 911 Floor
 
  
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RobIpswichUK
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the comments on the video (from about 1 month ago) implies that the car is still around, and owned by the commenters friends dad.

Love to know whether he has seen the video!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RobIpswichUK wrote:
One of the comments on the video (from about 1 month ago) implies that the car is still around, and owned by the commenters friends dad.

Love to know whether he has seen the video!


Like I mentioned earlier in the thread, the reg no. & car are insured (on Motor Insurance Database) which would imply still around and in use.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:52 am    Post subject: YouTube of an idiot in a 993 M777MJH Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IPCHD-GjAQ

and discussed here.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=230&t=1403722
 
  
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madalaa
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that is a old video as I have seen it yonks who, it is some of the worse driving that I have seen, the guy needs to be locked up big time 🤬
 
  
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alex yates
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll have a job on......isn't he dead now? I read he died a few years ago. Used to be a racing driver.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised the first major issue hasn't been addressed here....

That's no Turbo by my reckoning! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of Marty Wild wrote:
Surprised the first major issue hasn't been addressed here....

That's no Turbo by my reckoning! Laughing


Await the beards comments, it did seem a bit too quick though for a 276bhp standard 993, the bike speedo was up to 165 at one point and its not as though it was run up on a long motorway. Ive tried maxing cars and it seems to take miles to get there.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit, I figured the 993 to be pretty spritely at points! Did the roundabouts nice and flat too!

That said, forcing yourself a third lane is criminally insane. Would like more details on the driver.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of Marty Wild wrote:
Surprised the first major issue hasn't been addressed here....

That's no Turbo by my reckoning! Laughing


Correct! Thumb

I had a 993 cab with a Turbo conversion.

550BHP was crazy!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Criminal display of driving ..

Well that 993 is still going (don't know about the driver) .. last October it passed an MOT showing 103,283 miles, I wonder where it lives now ?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

donkeys years old video, all filmed on the Worksop bypass not a million miles from us.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey, 1.49 was a bit marginal, among other things.

Must be a very, very old vid judging by the 'normal' cars.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=116962&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Some discussion here from a couple of years back.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very old video and Zingari has already held his hand up as being the culprit Thumb
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