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Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Avis dropped off a 991 Carrera S PDK to my hotel in London this morning and I've driven the wheels off it already. I started up the M1 but decided to head west into South Wales and work my way up.  I've run out of energy in North Wales.  It was getting too dark to tackle the EVO triangle but I'm only about 20km away so I'll try that in the morning.  I've been on the road for nearly 10 hours and not a drop of rain.

Basically it is motorway to Wales, over the Severn Bridge and then A and B roads after that.  The fast lane seems to sit on about 90-100mph so it is fairly painless to put away big miles.  The roads in Wales are superb - in places, today's route reminded me of northern Tassie but with perfectly smooth bitumen.  A lot of the driving is through hedgerow - which means concentrating hard because you don't know what's around the corner. I haven't had time to take many pics but here is a couple.   

The 991 is excellent.  It feels much lighter and a bit softer than my Turbo S but it makes a great noise.  The handling is much better than the 997 Carrera.  The new steering is very good by normal car standards but not as good as the 997 although it isn't really an issue because it handles and rides so much better. 

The PDK (stupid buttons, not paddles) is sensationally good with faster changes, always in the right gear and delicious blipping on downshifts.  Best double clutch gearbox I've driven.  You couldn't buy a manual after trying this. 



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
One toll booth so far - to cross the Severn Bridge into Wales.



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
I stopped for some fancy tucker in Betws-y-Coed and got talking to the locals.  They've invited me back tomorrow to the county fair. Crazy town names around these parts.



Offline futurism


  • Joined: Jan 2009

  • Drives: Regretfully sold my GT3
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Name: David
Im envious
interesting dash on the porsche, lots of vents in the top

the menu was terrifying

you should get porsche australia to pay for the car rental and call it a test drive



Offline 986986


  • Joined: Oct 2008

  • Drives: 997.2 S PDK; '12 Cayenne Diesel (family bus)
  • Location: Sydney, Coolum
Im envious
interesting dash on the porsche, lots of vents in the top

the menu was terrifying

you should get porsche australia to pay for the car rental and call it a test drive

Chips anyone?



Offline AshSimmonds

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  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: GF's shitbox :(
  • Location: Adelayed
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Offline mhh

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  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
I went with bangers, mash, peas and gravy. Delicious!  :yummy:



Offline amgsl55

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  • Joined: Feb 2011

  • Location: Adelaide
I went with bangers, mash, peas and gravy. Delicious!  :yummy:

no chips????

 :doh:



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
After breakfast, I'm going to drive this road. Notice the lack of double lines. Instead, they trust you to use your brain.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=lm7NhfWK8H4&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dlm7NhfWK8H4



Offline scud

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I'd assume hiring a Porsche in England would be costly?



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