From the Editor…
UP FRONT… When it comes to building the perfect Porsche, surely it’s Porsche that knows best? Not when you’ve been bitten by the modifying bug…
A definite theme to this issue of 911&PW, that being the art of modifying. Is there a more perilous pursuit, than to take matters into your own hands and start fiddling with your Porsche? After all, what are we saying here? That Porsche, with its years of model development, world class engineers, test drivers, test tracks and vast millions can get it wrong in some way? Well, no, not exactly. It’s just human nature, really, and the desire to improve and personalise. It’s also something of a drug, too. Modifiying gets under your skin. It starts small – an uprated set of dampers here, bigger brakes there and before you know it your local Porsche tuning emporium is on speed dial and you’re discussing just how much power the standard gearbox can take, and whether a limited-slip diff is going to be the panacea to all your track day woes.
It’s just human nature and the desire to improve and personalise
For this modified themed issue, each 911&PW operative was tasked with finding their ultimate modified Porsche and to gather at our usual Surrey based test track. A fun day was had driving and comparing and arguing the toss. But perhaps even more fun was meeting the diverse bunch of owners whose cars these were. They all had two things in common: they loved Porsches and they were tuning junkies locked in a never ending journey of Porsche improvement. Perfection was just another mod away, to be supplied by those evil pushers in the Porsche tuning industry and perhaps financed from that bank account the wife doesn’t know about! And, to be honest, a happier bunch of Porsche enthusiasts I have yet to meet!
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