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      12-04-2011, 10:31 PM   #160
GoingTooFast
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Originally Posted by Year's_End View Post
Off the top of my head, and only including cars on sale today: the DB9, TT-RS, XK-R, GT-R, and a host of two-door AMGs. All of them are compromised cars with sporting pretenses and mediocre ride comfort, and all possess the torture chair seats (cough, shelves) in the back. Take away the 2+2 requirement and that list blows up even more when you think of all the compromised sports cars on the market.
DB9, XK-R and AMGs are all GT cars therefore much more comfortables than the 911 which is much more track-focused (at least was until the 991).

As for the TT-RS and the GT-R even kids can drive them fast. Don't see old guys driving them anyway.

The 2+2 requirement is only there to highlight the fact that in a 911 the engine is behind the rear axle (though not so much so nowadays) and from an engineering point of view the only valid reason I can see for that would be to make room for back seats where, ironically, it even fails to accomplish and all at the loss of dynamics - more difficult to drive fast than its rivals.
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