OCTOBER 2000 (ISSUE 79)
Seminal Porsche moments? Well, the arrival of the 996 Turbo is surely one of them. True, the 911 Turbo was hardly a new concept in itself, but the 996 Turbo took it to a whole new level when launched 17years ago. After spending a week with the four-wheel drive projectile we were in no doubt as to its staggering abilities, and had you told us then that the current 911 Turbo would have an extra 100+bhp over the 996’s 420bhp, we would probably have needed to go for a lie-down!
Elswhere, Editor Horton saw fit to comment on the recent fuel depot blockades that had brought the UK to a standstill, largely thanks to hauliers protesting about sky high fuel prices. Good on ’em we all thought, although whether we would have been feeling quite the same if the dispute had rumbled on for longer than it did, I’m not quite so sure. Can’t remember whether the prices came down much, either.
In the ever popular ‘Tried and tested’ slot, we slipped behind the wheel of a genuine 2.7 RS Touring for sale at £37,000 at Autofarm. We’ll leave you to mull over that one...