Model 997 Cup Year 2014 Ac­quired De­cem­ber 2016 Model 991.2 GT3 RS Year 2018 Ac­quired May 2018

Total 911 - - Living The Legend – 911 Owner Reports - David Grover Lon­don, UK @prop­er­type­trol­heads

My Rock­ing­ham trip to the The Su­per­car Event didn’t dis­ap­point. We raised loads of money for The Chil­dren’s Trust and as drivers we got to take a whole host of pay­ing pas­sen­gers, from small chil­dren to adults, driv­ing them around the cir­cuit and giv­ing them an experience. Also, we all got to try out our lovely road cars on a great track on a beau­ti­ful, dry sunny day. What could be bet­ter?

The RS is as­ton­ish­ingly good, even at mod­er­ate pace. We were only do­ing

fast rides, not ex­ploit­ing the car on a full track day event, but you can sense how sta­ble the car is and how well it han­dles on a race cir­cuit. There was other faster or more pow­er­ful ma­chin­ery on the track that day, but it seemed to me that the RS was con­stantly in the mir­rors of ev­ery­thing around it want­ing to go just that lit­tle bit quicker around the cor­ners.

We haven’t yet fit­ted the race belts and ex­tin­guisher still, so wear­ing a

HANS de­vice wasn’t pos­si­ble with nor­mal road belts, al­though hel­mets were of course com­pul­sory.

I need to get some more miles on the clock. It is stuck in the low 500s await­ing the next proper out­ing to get over the rec­om­mended mileage to change the oil for the first time. I know we will get that re­solved on my an­nual pilgrimage to north­ern France in a few weeks where we will dig out some fast D roads and back routes en route to the Cham­pagne area.

I love the roads in north­ern France. The mo­tor­ways al­low big dis­tances to be achieved very ef­fi­ciently with­out speed­ing too much, and the back roads are great as they are gen­er­ally good qual­ity, quiet, sweep­ing and of­ten very smooth. Sim­ply ideal for a 911 to get the pedal to the metal and re­alise the true

driv­ing po­ten­tial of th­ese lovely cars. I can’t wait, es­pe­cially as we will be with a few other spe­cial-model Porsche.

I am not wor­ried about putting so few miles on this very spe­cial car so far, al­though it doesn’t mean I don’t want to. It’s cer­tainly not in­tended to be a garage queen. There will be time to use it more ex­ten­sively later in the year and hope­fully into 2019. It’s been sim­ply a mat­ter of avail­able time since it ar­rived.

The im­me­di­ate chal­lenge is to get the car back to Topaz for its post-in­stall check of the clear wrap re­cently fit­ted. It then needs a full re-valet which I will try and do dur­ing Au­gust when there is no school traf­fic block­ing the streets. Hope­fully we can also get to some other Porsche events be­fore the sum­mer fin­ishes and al­low oth­ers to see in the flesh what an amaz­ing car this is.

What has turned up dur­ing the month is a full set of man­u­als and pa­per­work for the car. I have now started to read that through ahead of the of­fer by Porsche to send out a spe­cial­ist to make sure I know ev­ery­thing the car can do via a tech­ni­cal clinic. I have had a few 911s now – this is my 6th – and other Porsche mod­els and it’s a first. I will let you know whether that is use­ful or not in a later ar­ti­cle.

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