Grand-Am and ALMS sports car champion Leh Keen faces adversity while racing a rare Porsche 934.5 turbo at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, and once a quick fix is made by the Alex Job Racing team, the Georgia native sets off on a memorable passing spree.
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On this episode of Ignition presented by Tire Rack, Jason Cammisa tests the 2016 Cayman GT4 to find out whether Porsche’s mid-engine baby is finally permitted to beat his older brother, the 911. For the first time in its history, the Cayman gets a 911 engine – and the front suspension from the GT3. With 385 hp and a mandatory manual transmission, the GT4 is a Porsche purist’s dream. Or could the adjustable suspension prove to be difficult to make perfect? We hit the track to find out.
The one comparison everyone wanted to see. The three top offerings from Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren finally on the same track, driven hard by their owners. And instead of a drag race or an airfield, the proving ground is the legendary F1 track, Spa-Francorchamps.
These are real production cars as you buy them from the showroom floor, not special one-off versions of the cars custom tuned to perform a record run while supported by a full team of engineers. While of course this isn’t the ultimate pace these cars can achieve, never think that the above on-boards are slow laps parading around the track.
Putting all these together wouldn’t be possible without the help of these great private owners. Mark driving the wheels off his brand new 918, Florian passing the keys of his LaFerrari to Adrian Sutil that is just taking the LaFerrari for a drive to get a taste of the Italian beast and Gerard jumping out of his Lamborghini racecar to do a quick exhibition lap in his… road car, the P1. All three cars are unique in their own special way (Since as you’ll see; while similar in performance, they achieve it with a completely different approach) and anything that can easily lap in the 2 m 30-40s range at Spa-Francorchamps on street tires deserve serious respect.
Petrol. When you’ve used one, you’ve used them all, right? Not necessarily. We recently spent some time at Shell’s Trackside Laboratory at the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix to discover what goes into an F1 fuel, how it affects a team’s performance, and how it compares to the stuff you put in your road car.
Is F1 fuel the same as road fuel? … More