It’s official: I am soft.

It’s official: I am soft.

Last night I drove a 1975 Porsche 911S. I’m reviewing it for the next Classic Car. When I got out of the Porsche and back into the Subaru Forester, driving the Forester was like having a warm milk bath while being caressed by nubile young Egyptian women. The Porsche required a right thigh like a sprinter and forearms like a wrestler. Not only that, but the 911S was left-hand drive, so it’s the first time I’ve had to change gears with my right hand since racing Formula V about 8 years ago. The Forester is relaxing to the extreme in comparison (imagine what it would have been like if I’d had the Mercedes C220!)

So driving a classic Porsche is like a badge of honour saying that you’re hard enough. Well, I’m afraid that, while I see its fun appeal, I’m probably a bit soft.

Last night I drove a 1975 Porsche 911S. I’m reviewing it for the next Classic Car. When I got out of the Porsche and back into the Subaru Forester, driving the Forester was like having a warm milk bath while being caressed by nubile young Egyptian women. The Porsche required a right thigh like a sprinter and forearms like a wrestler. Not only that, but the 911S was left-hand drive, so it’s the first time I’ve had to change gears with my right hand since racing Formula V about 8 years ago. The Forester is relaxing to the extreme in comparison (imagine what it would have been like if I’d had the Mercedes C220!)

So driving a classic Porsche is like a badge of honour saying that you’re hard enough. Well, I’m afraid that, while I see its fun appeal, I’m probably a bit soft.

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