Model 911T Targa Year 1972 Acquired 2013 Model 911E Year 1972 Acquired 2014 Model 930 Turbo 3.0 Year 1977 Acquired 2014 Model 930 Turbo 3.0 Year 1977 Acquired 2015 Model Carrera 3.0 Year 1977 Acquired 2016 Model 911 SC Year 1981 Acquired 2015 Model 3.2 Ca
A few issues ago I introduced you to my green-haired stepchild of the P911R clan… the Viper Green 991
I’ve now had a good amount of time to use the RS in many different circumstances and have gotten to know it better.
Disclaimer: I may not have the typical driver profile of modern cars. I have a higher tolerance for discomfort and missing creature comforts as long as
I’m compensated with the wonderful analogue driving experience of an aircooled Porsche.
My initial feelings are that it is a surprisingly practical vehicle for driving around Houston, Texas. I’m not trying to be flippant, but the combination of PDK, front axle lift, extra chilly air conditioning, Bluetooth and a working stereo are a winning combination for dealing with big-city traffic in the summer.
The ride is firm but not bone shaking, the noise is civilised in comparison to some of my other cars, the bucket
seats are exceptionally comfortable, but ingress/egress requires a bit more effort than standard seats. I’ve brushed over my thoughts regarding performance as it’s been well documented – this thing is a wonderful beast with all the performance you need/want.
One major surprise was that my wife totally adores driving it. To give you some context, she is a bit of a stickler about air bags and other modern safety features, so I got her a 997.1 GT3 which she really loved, but I think it’s the Viper
green that really makes the car for her. Colour is such an emotive thing and it’s definitely one of Porsche’s signature vintage 911 colours.
Personally, I have a massive soft spot for Signal yellow and would love to do a PTS 991.2 RS to my exact spec. The green RS is awesome, but I think I would do different options if I had a choice.
So the verdict is… it’s a winner and I will be keeping the Viper green RS as a placeholder until I can secure a PTS 991.2 in Signal yellow, to my exact spec.