SuperCar Sunday Revisited

SuperCar Sunday Revisited

by Khiem Dinh

Khiem Dinh is an engineer for Honeywell Turbo Technologies at the time of this writing.  All statements and opinions expressed by Khiem Dinh are solely those of Khiem Dinh and not reflective of Honeywell Turbo Technologies.

The original Cars & Coffee is no more. A number of replacements have popped up to fill the void, but there’s no replacing the one which started a global phenomenon. However, within the Los Angeles area, an alternative with an alter ego has happily co-existed north of the Malibu hills. We revisit SuperCar Sunday to see it if it still holds true to its unique personality.

As the saying goes, location, location, location. SuperCar Sunday happens to be located next to some of the best twisty roads and most popular road courses in North America. The drive along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu ain’t bad either. As such, the cars are built to reflect those roads.

Convertibles are common in SoCal to take advantage of the year around open top cruising weather, but the wheels, tires, massive rear fenders, and rear wing should hint at the performance capabilities of this Porsche.
Fixed buckets with racing harnesses indicate this 911 RS 3.8 is serious about the corners. Look down at the bottom of the passenger side door and you can see the cage structure to help protect the occupants from a side impact.
Me likey “turbo”. Me also likey the ‘alky’ for those times more power is required. When it comes to automotive electronics, sometimes it’s just better to go Japanese over German, so a Greddy Profec boost controller regulates the turbo’s speed.
Serious about turning fast? Yes, rollbars.
Under those openings is a massive intercooler. The rear wing has adjustable angle of attack to alter the downforce level as necessary.

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