If you are one of those drivers who doesn’t really ‘get’ the whole Porsche thing, then you must watch these three videos. People who are addicted to the Porsche 911 feel will know exactly what Richard Meaden is talking about. For those who are unconverted, we’ve written elsewhere about how it takes time to get to know a Porsche 911, so perhaps you simply haven’t spent enough time behind the wheel of them.
There’s no doubt that Porsche 911’s aren’t for everyone. And I wouldn’t like it if they were, as then they simply wouldn’t be as addictive to those who really enjoy driving them. They take time to become accustomed to and are certainly not a car for everyone’s tastes.
Richard Meaden does a very good job, at last, of explaining the whole Porsche driving technique and the vibe while at the same time dispels a lot of the 911 handling myths. In just six short minutes, he explains how in fact, Porsche 911s are actually quite simple cars to drive, once you have got your head around how to use the engine position to advantage and above all, how to make the front end work properly.
The second video lets one of the longest serving exponents of Porsche driving in the UK tell us more about driving. Josh Sadler has probably forgotten more about the Porsche 911 than many of us will learn. A genuinely nice guy, here he talks about his history with Autofarm and his association with the 2.7RS. These films are part of a new series by Motorsport Magazine and we wish them well with the project.
This third video by Porsche themselves hammers the point home. 1967 world rally champion Vic Elford talks about balance. “The 911 is the car for which the word Balance was invented.”
If you’re still undecided, then perhaps you just need a little more seat time.