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Hearing the term "Porkers" used for Porsches and it does not sound as though it is a positive comment. Anyone know why the word is used to refrence Porsche?

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Porsches are not drag cars. Many cars will beat Porsches off the line. However, top end speed, manueverability and cornering are their forte. I recall a TV show where they took a Corvette Z06 and at GT3 in a l mile drag race. The Z06 was much faster off the line, but the Porsche just blew by the ZO6 after the 1/4 mile and ended up beating the Corvette by at least 50 yards at the 1 mile marker. And that was in a straight line. Imagine what the Porsche would do on a mountain road. The problem is that around town you rarely go 120mph thru corners, however almost every stoplight you can jump on it until about 60mph and then slow down. At that time the Porsche is just warming up and would wipe out most cars in that 60+MPH zone. Would you want to go 120+mph in a Mitsubishi Lancer? Not me. Give me my Porsche at those speeds, anytime.

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Porsches are not drag cars. Many cars will beat Porsches off the line. However, top end speed, manueverability and cornering are their forte. I recall a TV show where they took a Corvette Z06 and at GT3 in a l mile drag race. The Z06 was much faster off the line, but the Porsche just blew by the ZO6 after the 1/4 mile and ended up beating the Corvette by at least 50 yards at the 1 mile marker. And that was in a straight line. Imagine what the Porsche would do on a mountain road. The problem is that around town you rarely go 120mph thru corners, however almost every stoplight you can jump on it until about 60mph and then slow down. At that time the Porsche is just warming up and would wipe out most cars in that 60+MPH zone. Would you want to go 120+mph in a Mitsubishi Lancer? Not me. Give me my Porsche at those speeds, anytime.

That would have to be a very mild corner to take it at 120 mph. Additionally, no GT3 will come close to beating a C6 Z06, even after a 1/4 mile. You must have been dreaming about that TV show, or watching The Twighlightezone. :P

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Hearing the term "Porkers" used for Porsches and it does not sound as though it is a positive comment. Anyone know why the word is used to refrence Porsche?

I have heard that term used for the Porsche 928s because they weighed upwards of 3500 lbs by the time production ceased. They were by no means slow, with 5.4 litres and 345 hp at the end.

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Hearing the term "Porkers" used for Porsches and it does not sound as though it is a positive comment. Anyone know why the word is used to refrence Porsche?

I always thought it was British slang for Porsche, like they refer to Mercedes as Mercs. They have such a colorful way with words on the other side of the pond, which is obvious if you ever watch Top Gear

Urban Dictionary has the definition "Any Porsche vehicle or Porsche driver"

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Additionally, no GT3 will come close to beating a C6 Z06, even after a 1/4 mile. You must have been dreaming about that TV show, or watching The Twighlightezone. :P

A 997 GT3 will beat the Z06 and the BMW M3, M5 and M6 and the Audi R8 (V8 version.) They raced all these cars at an Airport (I think in Finland.) the races were not from a standing start. You can look for them on You Tube. "Top Gear" raced the first gen 997 GT3 against the V8 BMW M3 and the Audi R8 (v8) from a standing start. The GT3 won handily in a straight line (both cars) and ever more dramatically on the track. No he wasn't dreaming :rolleyes:

:cheers:

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A 997 GT3 will beat the Z06 and the BMW M3, M5 and M6 and the Audi R8 (V8 version.) They raced all these cars at an Airport (I think in Finland.) the races were not from a standing start. You can look for them on You Tube. "Top Gear" raced the first gen 997 GT3 against the V8 BMW M3 and the Audi R8 (v8) from a standing start. The GT3 won handily in a straight line (both cars) and ever more dramatically on the track. No he wasn't dreaming :rolleyes:

:cheers:

Of course if you take an older generation Z06 against the newer Porsche, the Vette has a harder time. Try comparing the same year and not the C5. All smoke and mirrors done to sway people.

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I always thought it was British slang for Porsche, like they refer to Mercedes as Mercs. They have such a colorful way with words on the other side of the pond, which is obvious if you ever watch Top Gear

Urban Dictionary has the definition "Any Porsche vehicle or Porsche driver"

It is definitely a British thing to give "affectionate" names to cars. Porker is very common and probably comes from "Porsh-a", the German way of pronouncing it, rather than the British way of "Por-sh".

Mercedes are Mercs, BMW's are Beemers, Rolls Royces are Rollers, Subarus are Scoobies - you get the picture.

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Hearing the term "Porkers" used for Porsches and it does not sound as though it is a positive comment. Anyone know why the word is used to refrence Porsche?

It's to a joke about how the Germans pronouce Porsche - i.e. Porsch-A sounds like Porker

(from a brit!)

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Porsches are not drag cars. Many cars will beat Porsches off the line. However, top end speed, manueverability and cornering are their forte. I recall a TV show where they took a Corvette Z06 and at GT3 in a l mile drag race. The Z06 was much faster off the line, but the Porsche just blew by the ZO6 after the 1/4 mile and ended up beating the Corvette by at least 50 yards at the 1 mile marker. And that was in a straight line. Imagine what the Porsche would do on a mountain road. The problem is that around town you rarely go 120mph thru corners, however almost every stoplight you can jump on it until about 60mph and then slow down. At that time the Porsche is just warming up and would wipe out most cars in that 60+MPH zone. Would you want to go 120+mph in a Mitsubishi Lancer? Not me. Give me my Porsche at those speeds, anytime.

i would have to see that to believe it, theres NO WAY the porsche beat the z06 50 yards in a straight mile race, unless it had nitrous or something else!

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