Cayman S versus the road of 3,000 curves
It's one of TG mag's greatest adventures: we headed to the badlands of Mexico in a Porsche...
Posted: 04 Oct 2013
"The only safe way from Durango to Mazatlán," says Roberto, "is by helicopter."
It's half-midnight. Roberto is a taxi driver, taking photographer Daniel Byrne and me from Durango airport to our hotel. We've just told him we're driving the Camino de Tres Mil Curvas - Mexico's ‘Road of Three Thousand Curves' running from Durango, high on the country's north-western plateau, to Mazatlán on the Pacific coast - the next morning. After cheerily regaling us with tales of hijackings, shootings and beheadings, he pauses and sucks air in through his teeth.
"Maybe you'll be OK. You don't look rich. The narcotráficos - the drug traffickers - will only shoot you if your car is expensive. What car do you have?"
"Ni madres! It's worth how much?"
"A hundred thousand US dollars."
"Watch out for the bad men."