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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

RMZ City 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S




The current generation of Porsche 911 is not one of my favorites: it lacks the fun-to-drive nature of the past versions with its move toward high-tech approaches, favoring the auto over the manual transmission, engine area not visible anymore from the top, and styling that looks not much different from the previous-generation.  I did finally get this one from RMZ City in 1:43 pull-back because I like the style and the color would go great with the Maisto Power Racer 1995 911 Carrera that I have...if I still did.  Apparently I sold that Maisto 911 years ago, which is a shame since it would go great with this new 911.  Anyways, let's take a look at the new 911.



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The 991 continues to brand the 911 model since its incarnation in 1964 as a sporty four-seat coupe with a powerful flat-six at the rear to replace the round 356 with its flat-4 motor.  Since then it's enjoyed success and near-failure as the Porsche brand needed more than just the 911 to keep the company alive.  Despite the threat of the Cayenne and the smaller Cayman the 911 still continues on into enthusiat's hearts.  The power is still the flat-six boxer motor, but in recent years has been water-cooled from air-cooled, and the newest motor is a 3.8L DOHC with direct fuel injection to produce 400 hp. through a 7-speed manual or a 7-speed semi-automatic manual that Porsche calls PDK.  The rear engine cover opens to reveal a small slot for the cooling fans to cool off the engine and a few resovoir access points; to see the engine you have to look underneath the car where RMZ does a great job with the engine detailing and the chrome muffler and exhaust tips.  I added silver detailing to the engine components to really make them stand out.  Everywhere else is nothing much as typical for new-age cars with underbody shielding.





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The exterior really shines in chrome yellow with the front featuring projector headlights that are detailed, Porsche badge, and LED signal and running lights just above the front bumper vents.  Note the center grille: on the stock RMZ it is not detailed, I added it not only for the benefit of a doubt but also to cover up a few chips on the lower chin spoiler, giving the 911 a Cayman GT4-like bumper.  The sides are clean with window trim and multi-spoke wheels and rear fenders that are not prominently flared like in earlier 911's during the Turbo-era.  I also added black around the mirror stalks to add more detail.  At the rear the engine vents, small-slit LED taillights gives the 911 an edgy look from the rear, with the Porsche lettering given lots of room to spare and an RMZ City plate in white.  I also added the red to the rear reflectors: it was a bit sloppy and difficult but eventually I got it to work.






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The interior has the same rising center console that was first seen on the Panamera, with buttons for the radio and HVAC controls surrounding the shifter.  The central touch screen lies just above, as does the air vents and the lap clock on the top of the dash.  The screen and gauges are clear and the gauges have the detailed needles and numbers.  The front seats and door panels are detailed, with the seats in front looking very supportive.  The rear seats are useless so let the pullback motor take over this spot; speaking of which the pullback motor actually sits at a 45 degree angle instead of being parallel with the base as on other typical pullback vehicles.  It looks bland in all-black, so I added silver trim to the dashboard, steering wheel, door panels, pedals, and center console to spice things up.  Much better now!


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Now even after reviewing this car I still don't like this generation of 911's, but I do admit RMZ City did a nice job with this car and I would recommend it over any scale larger than this because, well, you really won't get much out of the front trunk or the rear engine bay so why spend more for a car that offers the same at a smaller scale.

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