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
So why the hell are we driving this route? Because it's an astonishing road that won't exist for much longer. The two-lane Highway 40 - for a century, the only route from Durango to the coast - is soon to be bypassed by a new motorway, a monster feat of engineering that bores through mountains and soars high over valleys (see right). Highway 40 won't be destroyed, but, relegated to a minor road serving a handful of mountain settlements, it'll inevitably fall into disrepair. This is the last chance to drive the Camino de Tres Mil Curvas in all its glory. And what better to do it in than the Cayman S: a coupe with supercar performance but a compact footprint that means it won't be nerfed off the road by trucks?
At 4am on a sleepless night, my phone beeps. It is TG's Associate Editor. "Don't get beheaded," it reads. "I'm not dealing with the mountain of HR paperwork..."