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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:36 pm    Post subject: Why You Don’t Drive Your Porsche Into Wet Cement Reply with quote

An auto journalist on a drive through San Francisco (USA) yesterday morning happened to come across the above Porsche 911 right after it plowed into a patch of fresh, wet cement. Here's what he had to say:

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Saw this while in San Francisco Thursday morning on car business — too bad I couldn't have gotten a better shot, but I was test-driving a new model (can't say which) in traffic with no place to pull over.

Apparently a Porsche 911 driver with more money than brains plowed into a pit of fresh cement where they were repaving the road along the coast. Just before this the workers were frantically trying to shovel out the cement before it set any further. No obvious sighting of the owner, however.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me guess was the driver on the phone?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know, was she?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be Top Gear's new episode..'one of the tasks- How a 997 handles in cement' Question
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure that is the standard suspension?

Looks too low to me.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slayer wrote:
It could be Top Gear's new episode..'one of the tasks- How a 991handles in cement' Question


Or maybe a comparison test summer tyres today, winter tyres tomorrow or maybe the day after. It depends on how quickly the cement drys Question
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reckon he was trying to cover up the over-riders on the rear bumper Yuk
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are those additions, I have only seen on American cars?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sticky business somewhat...... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smtc4s wrote:
What are those additions, I have only seen on American cars?


"Bumperettes"
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they thought they were on Hollywood boulevard.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

smtc4s wrote:
What are those additions, I have only seen on American cars?

Used to limit low-speed impact damage in a specific test thought up by US insurance companies.
It looks as if these bumperettes are no longer needed on US versions of the 991.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jealous/scorned wife.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

video of event


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Need to get a jet wash on those wheel liners and exhaust ASAP. Great camera skills. Camera feeling a bit queasy Yuk
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow,
Looks like the aggregate, sand cement mix has been a 1/1/9 mix. Must have been a lot of fairy liquid used on that lot keep it from drying. Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

may be sleeping......felt little cool at that place!!

or if he is active might be testing various driving modes!! Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red993C4 wrote:
smtc4s wrote:
What are those additions, I have only seen on American cars?

Used to limit low-speed impact damage in a specific test thought up by US insurance companies.
It looks as if these bumperettes are no longer needed on US versions of the 991.


errrrrrrghhhh those things are horrific!!!!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:00 am    Post subject: Why You Don’t Drive Your Porsche Into Wet Cement Reply with quote

i fully understand where your coming from,as a retired pc tech I hate how people say innernet,it's internet with a T.cement is just the binder.it was really nice.

thanks...


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