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Old 07-30-2007, 12:44 PM   #43
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Why didn't Porsche simply get an exemption? Lotus didn't have to meet safety standards for a few years for its Elise because they received an exemption, up until recently.
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Old 07-30-2007, 12:58 PM   #44
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Lotus only received that exemption because of the volume (or lack of it) of the vehicles they were selling.

Porsche sells way more cars than that.

Tag, what car was that? I'm a little bit of a Porsche fan, and I don't remember hearing about that....like I said, just a little bit of a fan....I worked at the Porsche dealer here in town about 10 years ago, so they kind of became a "regular" car for me, but recently, I've started liking them more (probably has something to do with my father-in-law getting his about 8 months ago....)
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Old 07-30-2007, 02:49 PM   #45
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I would rather not think about them crashing Camaros already...
Yeah it's sad, but that 5-star rating helps us in the end!
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:02 PM   #46
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hmmm. maybe we could get the triple-5's going?

5th Generation Camaro
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Just a joke people.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:12 PM   #47
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At the L.A. autoshow in November of last year I asked one of the Porsche reps at their exhibition why the 997 GT3 had a sunroof, since it's a track car? The rep said that Porsche could only import the GT3 w/ a sunroof because that's the only specification in which the 997 was crash tested. Otherwise they'd have to crash test the car all over again, which would costs them more. Sounds weird to me, but that's what I was told.

The more these cars are crash tested the more confidence we have behind the wheel. At least that's how I feel, not that that's incentive to drive recklessly in any way.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:13 PM   #48
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The more these cars are crash tested the more confidence we have behind the wheel. At least that's how I feel, not that that's incentive to drive recklessly in any way.
Well said. Lets just try not to think of that beautiful nose being slammed into a wall. And we're good.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:06 PM   #49
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Lotus only received that exemption because of the volume (or lack of it) of the vehicles they were selling.

Porsche sells way more cars than that
Makes sense. I read it that the Porsche model suggested was a low volume special production car, a la 959.
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Crashed camaros make me sad... wonder if i could get an engine from a rear or side impacted one .
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Tag, what car was that? I'm a little bit of a Porsche fan, and I don't remember hearing about that....like I said, just a little bit of a fan....I worked at the Porsche dealer here in town about 10 years ago, so they kind of became a "regular" car for me, but recently, I've started liking them more (probably has something to do with my father-in-law getting his about 8 months ago....)
I'm racking my brain and googling right now. It was a racing version that was street legal in Europe but not in the states. You could not import one unless it was retrofitted w/ all the parts required to meet safety specs in the states. Porsche refused to crash them just so they could sell them here. I'm looking...I'm looking....I remember it looked like a 911. It was only last year I saw it on tv....I think.
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