words by andy mcculley photos by felix stobinski
Over the years, Felix has tastefully modified his car to better suit his racing hobby. His 944 proudly sports the Martini Racing livery in black, Bilstein running gear, a Heigo clubsport brace, carbon fiber interior trim, a TechArt sport steering wheel, TechArt Formula rims, and clear indicators on the front and side. With these performance mods, Felix has managed to create a car that’s equally versatile on the Nürburgring as it is on autobahn.
"the ‘ring is perhaps the most significant representation of Germany’s deep automobile history."
Thanks to the modifications, Felix says that the track days bring him optimal joy. In addition to regularly participating in track days at the Nürburgring, Felix enjoys the distinctive opportunity to legally push his car to the max on Germany’s legendary public road system, the autobahn. According to Felix, the autobahn is synonymous with freedom. He says that the experience of legally testing the performance of his 944 is indescribable.
This change in public opinion has increased demand for 944’s. People are finally recognizing that the 944 is indeed a brilliantly engineered piece of machinery and with this recognition comes a pool of enthusiasts who are fascinated with them. Felix says that the transaxle Porsche enthusiast groups are becoming more popular, and members regularly meet and stay in touch via online forums. What this does is creates a social aspect to ownership that serves as a wealth of technical knowledge and a tight camaraderie that crosses borders and oceans.