Five Porsche 911s I want to drive in 2016 – Josh’s picks
2015 has been a fantastic year for Total 911; we’ve driven some truly awesome Porsche 911s. But, for 2016 we’re looking at bigger and better things, so here are the five cars I want to drive next year:
Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS
Incredibly, I haven’t even sat in the seat of this icon among icons. I have driven a 1974 911 Carrera, so I know what the excellent 911/83 flat six is like but I need to experience that in the original Rennsport, preferably in Lightweight spec to get the 2.7 RS’s full flavour.
Porsche 991.2 Carrera
Turbocharging may not be my bag but I’m intrigued by the latest Porsche 911 Carrera, after all, it’s always exciting when there’s a new concept to trial. The initial reports have been generally favourable however, I want to make my own mind up.
Porsche 991 R
Okay, so this one hasn’t been officially confirmed but we all know it’s coming. This should be the car that proves Porsche still builds hugely exciting naturally aspirated 911s. With the GT3’s engine, a manual gearbox, and a lightweight build spec, this could be the perfect modern 911.
With Porsche set to revive the ‘R’ badge in 2016, it would seem rude not to try and get behind the wheel of the original 911R. I’m a huge fan of the early, short wheelbase cars and the R is the ultimate embodiment of Porsche’s lightweight philosophy.
Porsche 991 GT3 R
Yes, this one is a bit of a pipe dream but the latest FIA GT3-spec racer from Weissach looks phenomenal. I’ve already seen a few out testing ready for Daytona and it’s only whetted my appetite further. Dr. Walliser, if you’re reading this…