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Porsche 964 vs Cayman R – full video

Last year, I spent a couple of weeks with a television production company helping with a show comparing a modified Porsche 964 Carrera 4 with a modern Cayman R. At long last, the finished show is available, and contains stunning footage shot on the Isle of Skye and London’s Docklands. Dressed in black with black sunglasses, my job was to be the anonymous ‘other’ driver in the car not being used by the presenter. Whizzing around closed roads on the Isle of Skye was a lot of fun and it’s amazing that so many days’ filming has been condensed into […]

Why the Porsche 996 has the best 911 interior

Some say that the Porsche 996 interior is dull and poorly made. I disagree. For the first time in the 911’s long life, when the 996 came along it had an interior design that matched the car’s curvaceous body shape. Where previous 911s had angular sharp lines in the cockpit, because of historic manufacturing demands, the 996 has beautiful flowing curves which modern materials and construction allow. There is a nod to 911s of old – the five dials with a tachometer at their centre remain, and there’s a hint of the old crease across the full width of the dashboard […]

Driver X – Porsche 964 Carrera 4 vs Porsche Cayman R

In the summer of 2013, I spent a great couple of weeks with a television production company driving a 964 Carrera 4 and a Cayman R, on the Isle of Skye and London’s Docklands. Here’s a trailer of the finished show, called Driver X. More will be revealed soon!  

GT Porsche magazine, August 2014

The August 2014 issue of GT Porsche has just landed with a thud through the letterbox and I am delighted to see that that a Porsche 964 that I sold is on the front cover. Oddly, the car was bright red when I sold it but it’s now silver – and looks all the better for it. The car was photographed to accompany a story I wrote to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Porsche 964 – a car whose fortunes have changed over the years more than those of any other 911. The launch of the 964 also heralded […]