This weekend I participated in some lapping at a local track and as part of the “learning process”, I jumped in with an instructor in his 911. A 996 or 997 I don’t remember but it was a Carrera S and man, was that awesome. It was a 6 speed manual and he was on it hard, up to 200 km/h on the back straight. One of the most exciting, fastest rides I’ve been on and it was interesting to see the difference between a RWD, rear engined sports car and a FWD hatchback (which was still fantastic fun).

Ultimately it kind of made me sad, because the vast majority of these machines will never see speeds higher than the highway limit and Gs beyond whatever it takes to get that last parking spot at the outlet mall.

I hope someday I can have a car like it and give it the exercise it needs!