The last finance payment has delivered precisely zero miles, because since late December the car has been living in the spotless surroundings of Porsche Centre Bristol.
Most of you will have watched and read about this car several times already, so I didn't see any point in delivering another road test. Instead, I thought I'd just document the last drive I had in 2011 before plonking the car into hibernation.
The crazy thing about these RS models is just how usable they are (on normal tyres). The fixed bucket is fine for long distances, the upgraded hi-fi makes itself heard above the road roar, the sat-nav is the same as any other 911's and I've even got a Bluetooth phone in mine. It's like a 7-Series with crap stickers and a special engine. For the avoidance of doubt, that last sentence was not to be taken seriously.
This engine is just amazing though. A nick under 500hp from a normally aspirated four-litre flat-six makes it about as involving and characterful as any road car motor I can think of.
Could you improve it? Anything can be improved. I'd like to stick some Exe-tc dampers and springs on it and remove the PASM (which has failed a few times on account of the front axle lift being left on, but is now fixed) but can't afford to risk losing the warranty.
How long will I keep the car? As long as I can afford to. Which probably isn't that much longer, so I'm going to get it back out next week and enjoy it while I can.
Anyway, here's the vid.