Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 280SE 280CE 560SEL
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RE: for you porsche lovers...
Mea culpa, I'm guilty of slipping into the air cooled/water cooled Porsche nose-thumbing trap. It's common on Porsche forums, as is the polarised purist .v. absolute performance discussion typified by the above exchanges.
The 928, particularly the S4, is a great GT, by all accounts. I've driven (but not owned) only a S2, and that was smooth and powerful on the open road, but felt w - i - d - e in town, an a little cumbersome in corners. Might have been my unfamiliarity with the car - not much of a judgement given a few days experience.
I lusted after a S4 a few years back (the manual - GTS was it?) when I was doing a lot of motorway driving, but luckily survived the fever, given my bloated collection of older cars. Another recurring wet dream involves a 993 C4 - should I, shouldn't I - I can't help looking at ads. Now I have space to store dozens of vehicles, I suspect I'm at risk again, but the old ball&chain would brain me if she found yet another car had materialised in the steading (barn) - six and counting, it's getting a bit daft.
I remember a particulary enjoyable journey down from Glasgow to Leeds a few years back. A silver S4 kept me company in the 911 turbo, and we spent a couple of hours together, swapping the lead every so often at over 100 mph. I had the better acceleration, but not by much, and as you say DR, he could probably actually hear his stereo.