Saw an R8 today...

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at
Mon Jun 12 19:24:35 EDT 2006

How could there be a '63 911 in competition? The car wasn't even out in
1963, it was introduced in 1963
at one of the European auto shows.

Personally, I wouldn't call an R8 loud. A current or nearly-current
Winston/Nextel Cup car is much louder.

The Mazda 787 that Larry mentions had to have mufflers installed due to the
extreme noise generated
by that 4-rotor engine, that's pretty weird for a competition car.


On 6/11/06, Mark J. Besso <mbspeed at> wrote:
> > The first competition Porsche 911 would've been the late '63,
> short-geared
> > version for hillclimbs.  I don't think they had a dedicated road-race
> > version 'til '65.  Those early ones still used six individual Solex
> carbs
> > and made a glorious noise!  It is one of the best sounding six-cylinder
> > engines ever.
> >

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