I used to live next to a guy who restored cars for a living. He kept one toy car for himself and it was a beauty. Guess what it was?Those must be addictive. We have a neighbor that owns 5 corvettes. 5 car garage for them.
Don't worry about the elitists, 'The Shark' is a real Porsche.I've almost purchased a Porsche 928 on a few occasions and I always talk myself out of it for practical reasons. I know there is a schism in the Porsche community and people who are not fans of the front engine "GT" Porsche and don't consider it a "real" Porsche. It was probably just the time period that I grew up, but the 928 is etched into my brain. I love how it looks and sounds and drives, but I doubt I'll ever actually pull the trigger.
While I've owned 7 Corvettes over the past 45 years I've one Porsche, an '84 911 Targa. Loved everything about it except for the (IMO) POS 915 transmission. Shifted like a John Deere, garbage synchros (1-2nd) and even with a short throw it was like rowing a boat. It wasn't until '87 and the G50 tranny that I would ever consider another PorscheDitto- plan on keeping the 1995 911 Cabriolet. Learned my lesson from selling a 1973 911 Targa many years ago....
Yep, just like 'Coffee & Cars', we all like to talk about the 'numbers' ! Truth is my 20 year old ZO6 has far more capability than I !!You are spot on regarding the F1/SUV comparison. Years ago I attended 2 PCA Drivers Ed events and came away with the same feeling. What's the point of having an incredible car that one utilizes 25% of its capabilities 90% of the time? Although Steve McQueen never drove no SUV! Enjoy!
I'm pretty sure the Macan is the number 1 selling Porsche, as for saving Porsche, thank VW while you're at it !The 928 was phenomenal. I would love to have one but the potential mechanical issues make me think twice.
My wife had a Cayenne for awhile and when I would make fun of it she would remind me that it saved the Porsche Co. (True)
Next frontier is how the whole line moves to electrification.