You Wish You Owned Rapper Young Dolph’s Porsche 911 Targa
Memphis rap artist Young Dolph, real name Adolph Thorton Jr., has burst onto the music scene in recent years thanks to hit songs such as “Preach” and “Cut It,” but unlike other rappers who splurge on supercars from the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, Dolph has a strong loyalty towards the Porsche performance brand, which you’ll learn more about when you listen to his mixtapes.
Dolph actually released a song titled “911” back in 2014, in which he basically just describes a day in his life as he cruises around the neighborhood in a Porsche 911. Originally from Chicago, Dolph moved to Memphis as a youth and calls the large Tennessee city his hometown.
Dolph’s Porsche 911 is powered by a flat-6 engine that’s good for at least 350 horsepower, which allows the German sports car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds and reach a top speed of approximately 174 mph. Dolph also had the choice between a seven-speed manual and seven-speed PDK transmission.
The difference between Dolph’s Targa and a traditional convertible is that a Targa only allows a limited portion of the top to open, while the roof beams remain in the same position. Dolph didn’t reveal exactly how much he paid for his Porsche in any of his Instagram posts, but the 2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4 carries a starting MSRP of $108,600.
When you combine Dolph’s 911 with the Cadillac CTS and Lamborghini Aventador he was seen driving in the video for “Down South Hustlers,” it’s obvious the rap star has a taste for luxury cars, which is a stark contrast to actor Samuel L. Jackson, who still can be seen riding in a Toyota Camry.
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Samuel Huist is easily the tallest member (6-feet 5-inches) of the The News Wheel team. He enjoys listening to hip-hop music and loves watching NBA basketball. Sam is also a Dayton, Ohio native and doesn’t seem to mind that distinction as much anymore. His first car was a 1996 Ford Taurus he could barely fit in. Like many young folks, he seemed more concerned about the radio in his first car than actually doing the work to maintain an automobile, so sadly it’s no longer with us. See more articles by Samuel.