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... b/c at 2000 pounds and 750 HP , all others are pretenders . With the truly great sports cars available these days (McLaren , Gumpert et al.) , thought I'd post pics of The Ultimate (at least in my mind .) Not practical or comfortable , but as a nihilistic world is my witness , I will own one ! The Dauer 962 :
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Badass numbers but that body/style just reminds me of people who used to buy fiberglass kits to make their Fiero look like a Ferrari. The body just looks cheesy to me but if you're all about it, I hope you get one soon.

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A Fiero ?!! How dare you ; the proportions are nothing like those horrible kits . The color doesn't help the impression though . I have a pic of a clear-coated carbon model but it's too large to post here . The numbers I posted are probably conservative b/c it has been a while since I reviewed the specs , so the weight could be near 1850 , and remember the flat 6 can be boosted to 1000+HP if reliability isn't a concern . Oh , just wait , I'll own one ! They were only ~$700,000 15 years ago and now go for $1M .

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It starts as a Porsche 962, right?




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Yup , that's why all others are pretenders . Dauer wasn't the only company that converted the 962 for road use but it's considered the best of the bunch .


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I love that car but there is no way that it started life as a real 962 but I am sure they are probably using similar jigs. BTW, the 962 was such a badass race car, I remember I was working as a mechanic for a Formula Atlantic team and was at Watkins Glen. Bernd Schnider was hitting 232 mph at the end of the straight in a 962C during the IMSA GTP event. I also remember watching them at RA and was just in absolute awe. The first paddle shift transmission was developed for that car. I wish they would bring, GTP and Group C back!!!

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Well , it depends what you mean by " real 962 ." From the info I've found , the car was the result of a collaboration between Dauer and Porsche , so I think this is as real as it gets . A few other road versions exist and some claim to be "better" than Dauer b/c they make fewer concessions to street duty , being closer to a racer . But I think the Dauer is more realistically engineered to be , dare I say , practical . Yeah , the 962's performance and record are astounding , even by today's standards ; the Dauer's top speed is listed at 253 mph . Oh , the curb weight isn't 2000 lbs. as I initially posted , but closer to 2200 (at least with leather and a/c) , so I don't want one anymore , too heavy . Yes , the 962C was one of the first applications of the PDK , Porsche's Doppelkupplungsgetriebe twin-clutch gearbox .


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Cool car but the same money there are modern cars that will walk away from it, still give as much curb appeal and are actually comfortable. FWIW I would take a Zonda anyday but imo the USA got it right with the Ford GT. IMO the best looking supercar out there bar none.

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I'm the first to acknowledge that technology moves on but " walk away from it ? " Not quite :

0-100kph 2.6sec
0-200kph 7.3sec
Top Speed 405 kph
1/4 Mile 9.9 sec (IIRC)
Lateral g's 1.2+

Numbers aside , what makes this beast so special is how closely based it is on a legendary racer . And I agree about the Ford (ahem , LOLA , at least for the original ) GT .


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I'm the first to acknowledge that technology moves on but " walk away from it ? " Not quite :

0-100kph 2.6sec
0-200kph 7.3sec
Top Speed 405 kph
1/4 Mile 9.9 sec (IIRC)
Lateral g's 1.2+

Numbers aside , what makes this beast so special is how closely based it is on a legendary racer . And I agree about the Ford (ahem , LOLA , at least for the original ) GT .
Walk away in the relative sense of the word. The Enzo, the MCL F1, the new MCL perhaps... for the money and the performance differential yes they would walk away.

Still a cool car, but my point is there are better cars, in all aspects, than this car. Still if given the chance I would likely own one because I like oddball cars like this.

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Not sure what you mean . When comparing performance , what other sense is there but "relative ?" The Dauer out-accelerates and is faster around a track than the cars you mentioned . The only car that is comparable is the Veyron but I still think the Dauer would beat it on a course . Yet the Bugatti doesn't appeal to me b/c it's ugly , heavy , and just not elemental like the Porsche . Either way , it's my favourite b/c I like raw machines with a race pedigree .


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