It’s been said, time and again, that meeting your heroes will only lead to disappointment.
Although I certainly don’t have a “favorite car” per se(How could a car guy really ever pick one?), when it comes to cars made in the last 15 years, one of my all-time greats has always been the Porsche Carrera GT. As an industrial designer, I have always appreciated its understated beauty, with it’s really well resolved organic surfacing and art deco inspired details. As a car guy, it’s all about that V10 sound, manual transmission with 917-style shift knob pushrod suspension and carbon construction.
I have been lucky enough to have a best friend who is a true car guy but also has the means to own some phenomenal sports and supercars. On top of that, he has been generous enough to let me get a bunch of time behind the wheel of some truly amazing cars (P1, Countach, 488 etc), and by extension, get rides in some more crazy stuff (veyron,f40,288gto) So when he decided to purchase a CGT, to say I was excited would be quite the understatement.
When he asked me to come with him to pick it up a couple hours away where it was getting its after purchase service, of course I jumped at the chance. I drove his Cayman GT4 down and back(my 10 year goal car..love it), and got a ride in the CGT. Maybe one day I will get some time behind the wheel of it, but even to ride in it was truly special.
Here’s a few pics from the day out with it:
And my ride for the day 😁 :