Clash of the Teutons: BMW M3 Sport Evolution vs. Audi Coupe S2 vs. Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo II

Road & Track published an extremely thorough comparison of the BMW M3 Sport Evolution, the Audi Coupe S2 and Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo II from October 1991. An absolute gem of automotive journalism if you ask me.

Each is significant as it represents the forefront of its maker’s technological abilities, from computerized engine-management systems to aerodynamics. Each is also a limited-production car that may or may not ever see American roads deserving of its talent. And so it was that we traveled to Germany and assembled three of the best and brightest ” something-extra” cars that the country has to offer. We poked, prodded, tested and pushed them on a race track, experienced them flat-out on the last public frontier of high-speed driving—the German Autobahn—and enjoyed them on the lovely secondary and tertiary roads in the southern province of Baden-Wiirttemberg.

Source: Road & Track

Gorgeous BMW E9 3.0 CSi with 17″ BBS RS wheels

 

Christian’s E9 was far from run-of-the-mill. Instead, my jaw hung in bewilderment, as it was perhaps the one of the most enjoyable cars I’ve seen all year. Christian Heine’s BMW E9 3.0 CSi goes to show that the H&R family has a knack all facets of the automotive world.

Absolute gorgeous modification of a timelessly beautiful BWM 3.0 CSi. Do check it out.

One of the men who changed the Porsche community was Rod Emory

V3llum posted an interesting back-story about one of the men who changed the Porsche community; Rod Emory. It’s a very interesting read if not solely for the fact it talks about a 356 restomod with a 964 floorpan and 4WD. I mean, how cool is that!?

Believe it or not, there was a time not that long ago when modifying a Porsche for any reason was considered a travesty. Keep in mind that this is at a time when most Porsches, 911s and 356s alike, were worth a fraction of what they are today. One of the men who changed the Porsche community’s perception of the modified car, or “Outlaw” as it became known, was a young man named Rod Emory.

Source: These Porsches Run On Midnight Oil

Interview with the Porsche Prince of Denmark

From Smørrebrød with Peter Iversen, the Porsche prince of Denmark on Classic Driver Magazine:

Based in a sleepy Danish town, Peter Iversen is one of the go-to specialists if you own a Porsche 356, in particular a Carrera-engined model. We spent a day looking around his modest premises, and asked him why he still finds Porsche’s progenitors so fascinating after three decades restoring them

Classic Driver Magazine just published an interesting article with Peter Iversen, the Carrera King of Denmark about his love for Porsche 356‘s. Well worth a read!