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