Porsche celebrates over 75-years of history in Zuffenhausen. The company will soon be producing all two-door sports cars at its headquarters with the production launch of the third generation of the 718 Cayman mid-engine sport coupé that will be produced at this Stuttgart plant that is steeped in tradition.
Manufacturing of all two-door sports cars at the Porsche headquarters will ramp up production there to around 240 vehicles per day by August. Currently, more than 220 units come off the assembly line each day in Zuffenhausen. In 2015, Porsche delivered 22,663 vehicles of the Boxster & Cayman models.
The current generation of the mid-engine sports cars is characterized by more power output combined with better fuel economy thanks to the newly developed four-cylinder flat engines with turbocharging. For the first time, the Coupé and Roadster will have the same engine power levels. The entry-level version starts at 220 kW (300 hp) from two liters of engine displacement. The sportier S-models develop 257 kW (350 hp) from 2.5 liters of displacement. That is 18 kW (25 hp) more power than in the previous models, and their NEDC fuel consumption figures range from 8.1 to 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers.
The 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S can be ordered now; their market launch begins at the end of September 2016 in Europe.
Tamiya 1/350 USS Enterprise CVN-65 - done and done. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into when I bought this kit, but after five months of work, many dollars spent and hours of pushing myself to the absolute limit of my abilities, I can finally say it’s finished. I’ve never built a model of this size or complexity before, and I know it’s not perfect or 100% accurate, but I’m mostly happy with the result. Hope you like it too!
Straight B’s… I’m surprised… I guess I kinda feel ‘ok’ about this. Fo shizzo. Also I just saw zootopia… fucking amazing movie… Reaffirmed my furfag nature.
So right now I’m saving up for a new tablet, it’s nice having this one as a back up but my giant hands can’t get it right. Turns out my model dropped to about 350 from 500. It shouldn’t too long.. Might do a doodle stream tomorrow with the little tablet so you all can point and laugh and call me a nerd. Do some sketchy lessy stuff. Fun times for the whole family.
Tamiya USS Enterprise CVN-65 1/350 scale - just for fun, comparing the two 1/350 USS Enterprises. As you can see the nuclear powered version is much longer at
342m (1.005m at this scale), which is still the record for longest naval vessel ever made.