Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Apr 2012 21:56 UTC
In the News "Ferdinand A. Porsche, who designed the original Porsche 911, the snazzy, powerful sports car that became the lasting signature of the German automobile company founded by his grandfather and later run by his father, died on Thursday in Salzburg, Austria. He was 76." I believe only Italians can design beautiful cars (I mean, game over, kids), but there's no denying that the 911 is a true icon. Cars technically don't have a place on OSNews, but Ferdinand Porsche's passing cannot go by unmentioned.
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RE: Really not interested
by Flatland_Spider on Sun 8th Apr 2012 22:29 UTC in reply to "Really not interested"
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It depends. If you want to drive up and down the blocking looking pretty, yeah, poser. If you want to tune the thing and run it at the limit without winding up in a body cast, or worse, not a poser what so ever.

It takes a lot of skill and knowledge to tune a car correctly; they're incredibly complicated machines. I'm not talking just about the engine. I'm talking about the suspension, the chassis, the aerodynamics, the tires, everything.

Then there is the art of cars. They are beautiful pieces of industrial design. 911's are beautiful in their simplicity and compactness. Lamborghini's are beautiful because they're just over the top. Honda's were beautiful for their mechanical efficiency.

Then there is actually being able to drive and control cars at the limit.

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