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New Petrolicious Vid

Discussion in 'Video Clips' started by atomman, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. atomman

    atomman Forum User

    I know its about a Porsche 912, ( I had one before my first 240) but there are some Z's in the video and its so well shoot and edited, I thought i share it with you all

    https://youtu.be/A8ly2hwGFNM
     
  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    mmm nice car but he rambles on a bit. I suppose it's a car you would compare with a 2ltr Fairlady.
     
  3. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    In what sense?
     
  4. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    I'm thinking it's the smaller capacity, lower powered version of the range. Yes I know it's 4 cylinders and a shorter wheelbase but....

    In other words it's the lithe version.
     
  5. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_912

    "Concerned that the considerable price increase of a Type 911 with "flat" six-cylinder powerplant over the Type 356 would cost the company sales and narrow brand appeal, in 1963 Porsche executives decided to introduce a new four-cylinder entry-level model........After a six-year absence, the 912 was re-introduced to North America as the 1976 model year 912E (internal factory designation 923) which shared the "G-Series" bodywork with the 911S."

    How does THAT compare with Nissan's introduction and evolution of the SP (L) front-engine, rwd convertibles please ?:driving:
     
  6. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    I wasn't talking about the convertible, but the S30 Fairlady.
     
  7. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Which had 2x more cylinders and was only sold within the JDM whereas the Porsche was a world-market car ostensibly sold during the production and marketing of the SR (L) 311.;)
     
  8. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    It's an interesting comparison, but there are other ways of looking at it too. Personally I'd point more specifically at the 'Z-Std' no frills, base model S30-S Fairlady Z as a good comparison for the 912, but the somewhat dumbed-down and softened-up north American market HLS30-U Datsun 240Z with could be in with a good shout too.

    Don't forget the fact that there were 2 litre 911s too, and that the unicorn-in-the-room fastest, most powerful, best-equipped and arguably most sporting S30-series Z from launch in 1969 through 1973 also had a 2 litre (but twin cam) engine....

    I've been a 911 (and 912) fan since I was a boy, and I'm happy that Nissan took such inspiration from them when they were working on the S30. My favourite Z, the Fairlady Z432-R, was wholly inspired by the 911-R.
     
  9. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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  10. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    Another fantastic video from Petrolicious.

    I've been following the story of the rally prepared 240z on facebook. Its a father son team that finished the rally with a time of 274 hours just 14 hours off the class winning car, which also happened to be a Datsun 240z. Cool place with a great philosophy and interesting cars.

    Never get bored of their video's... :bow:
     
  11. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    My favourite Z, the Fairlady Z432-R, was wholly inspired by the 911-R.

    How's that?
     
  12. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  13. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    911R was what, 1966/7? How was that "so late in the S30s development"...?

    Which has little or no relevance to the point. Nissan had a job in mind for the PZR and created a car to fit the brief laid out by the rules. Job done.
     
  14. zNathan

    zNathan New Forum User

    Was out in a '72 911T couple months back - was quite fun! Considering the Porsche was 2.4L, the 240Z when the engine was stock felt livelier. Would be interested to have a ride in one of the sportier 911 variants to see the difference
     
  15. chrisvega

    chrisvega
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    Hmmm, maybe a tired old 911 you were driving ;)

    When new in 72 even a 911T bottom of the range Porsche would still outperform a standard 240Z from same year. 0-60 half a second quicker, standing quarter - a second quicker.
     
  16. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Although I now own 2 911's I've yet to drive either. I'm in the process of building a '73 2.8RSR tribute car from the 73/74 coupe. I'm told that nothing comes close to 911 steering so I cant wait to get it on the road.

    The first 2 pictures are inspiration of how the car will look and the last is how it is now.
     

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  17. samuri-240

    samuri-240 New Forum User

    Hope it looks closer to your 1st pic there not keen on the 2nd one. I am a huge fan of the earlier 911's.
     
  18. chrisvega

    chrisvega
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    I've owned quite a few early 911 and 912s over the years and a nicely set up early 912 (not 76 reissue model) with pair of Webers/Dellortos and minor engine tweaks gives it similar power to the 911T and is great fun to drive. 2 less cylinders means less weight in the back and better handling. Have much more confidence to push hard when road gets twisty. With those early 911s you always have that little doubt in your mind when pushing hard into corners.
     
  19. zNathan

    zNathan New Forum User

    Was in really good condition to be honest but I wasn't driving lol just didn't seem as nice an experience as the Z and I'm not being biased in any way. Based on your comment I think I need to experience some more old 911's :p
     
  20. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Every car needs tweaking IMO and I wont be running the standard 2.7 either. Mine will probably end up as a 3.4 with ITB's
     

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