Top Gear drives Singer's mighty Porsche 911
Another classic trip from 20 years of TG mag: the Porschest 911 ever in California
Posted: 25 Oct 2013
It isn't. The immediate story is familiar. Aim between the headlight turrets, view framed by the slim pillars of an upright windscreen. The unbagged Momo wheel is close; the driving position, offset. So far, so old 911. But some things are instantly different. There is an intimate absence of squeaks. The steering isn't the incessant gibber of a racecar, or the weighty insistence of an unassisted rack-and-pinion classic. Instead, the information slides up through your fingertips, diffuses through your arms and eases into your brain in a gentle chorus with the intelligence being passed up through the seat of your trousers. It's the same, but different.