Michael Mel­drum

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

Total 911 - - Living The Legend – 911 Owner Reports - Hous­ton, Texas @p911r

A few is­sues ago I in­tro­duced you to my green-haired stepchild of the P911R clan… the Viper Green 991

GT3 Rennsport.

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.

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