German Engineering at Its Finest

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, for some reason, this video of the Porsche Ferdinand GT3 RS makes the Manolo laugh.


11 Responses to “German Engineering at Its Finest”

  1. Phyllis Says:

    Made me laugh too! ….I LOVED the sound (or lack thereof) of the doors closing. Kind of the Porsche version of a duct tape prom dress.

  2. Aimiliona Says:

    This is the car that Fred Flintstone couldn’t afford.

  3. max Says:

    pft, it’s a sports car so put a baseball card or 4 in the spokes so it sounds like a sports car. while it seems to handle the inside curve fine, it was all over the road on the outside curve of that S-turn (although that might be the driver).

  4. Ferd Says:

    The way the Austrian approaches this with dead earnestness is awesome. I like the part about the large air entries for sweaty drivers.

  5. Shelby Says:

    My kingdom for an English translation. Or I’ll work with French.

  6. plum Says:

    max Says:

    June 18th, 2010 at 12:01 am
    . . . while it seems to handle the inside curve fine, it was all over the road on the outside curve of that S-turn (although that might be the driver).

    Quite so, we need to see The Stig’s lap for a proper evaluation. ;-)

  7. Fred2 Says:

    Don’t worry about translation, basically announcer guy guy is playing it 100% straight faced as if it were a real porsche, light, fast, simple stripped down mechanics…

  8. skink Says:

    Q: What’s the difference between a porcupine and a Porsche?

    A: The pricks are on the outside of a porcupine.

  9. Patrick S Lasswell Says:

    I love the way there is NO body roll. The Ferdinand stays dead flat through the corners! This thing is tighter than the Lotus Exige!

  10. Craig Says:

    The oil crisis and obesity crisis solved in on fell swoop!

  11. Blue Falcon in Boston Says:

    For a ‘sports luxury’ gig, this thing is painfully slow. The top speed of a recumbent bicycle is 132.47 km/h (82.33 mph) with a sustained speed of 87.12 km/h (54.13 mph). The guy in the video should have been at least able to at least beat a lawn mower in a time trial.

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