I don't recall the bass line or the drum beat, but I remember the melody...
Back in the dark ages, an actual print magazine (remember those?) - probably 'Car&Driver' - asked readers to send in suggestions for music to listen to while driving. I don't remember any response but one, where some genius wrote in to say:
"Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' while driving at night between cities, very fast."
I have a little money saved for my first Porsche. For every day short drives and monthly longer 6 hour drives. Which is the most fun 2.5 (normally aspirated) early or late, S or S2? Or maybe a 220hp Turbo? In the UK the S seems quite good value, but is an S2 more fun? What about 924 S?
Do you prefer the peaky delivery of the S to the S2? Are the S2 brakes much better, because they seem a bit more expensive to repair?
I quite like the looks of the S compared to the S2, but some days I prefer the S2. Are the 16 valves more fun than the turbos on a winding road?
Can the S brakes be upgraded, or are they good enough as standard. The S seems a bit underrated. I think one of the reviews said that the press car hadn't had enough miles to bed in, so the early reviews were bad.
I like cars that you can rev until they scream, to as high an rpm as possible, so I guess the S might be the one?
It all began with the usual chat.
"Porsches are the strongest."
"No, you don’t know what you’re talking about; Ferraris are the strongest.
Porsches might be strong on the track and in rallies, but Ferrari's 0-100km/h times, Ferrari 's max speed..." On and on it goes.
Then comes the idea; a challenge on track.
behind the scenes was a genius. Porsche's design Chief Tony Lapine had a secret weapon on his hands. aside from 928 designer Wolfgang Möbius and 924 stylist Harm Legaaij, one man helped make the icons sing both physically and visually — Dick Söderberg.
“luuk, luuk, luuk — luuk a tha!”
“yep, I know; I see it Lou…that’s an ’89 or ‘90.” I said.
“wha da fok e yoo toking bout, 89-90!?!”
Lou, a friend from Andalucia, is an intense guy that’s easily agitated when you miss his point.
“wassa matta with yoo? I not toking bout de foking Porch, hombre, I’n luuking at de pooosy!”
“oh her? shit…her ass is flat, man. I’m more interested in that S2 that drove by.”
“you know, a gurl with a flat aass yooshooally have a nice Veenus…”
here we go… I laughed and shook my head knowing this motherfucker was about to wax on about pussy like I do about Porsches. he’s a passionate fellow, and I love that about him, so I let him philosophize on women with flat asses — I’d have my turn about S2s and their rear spoilers.