It’s hard to imagine a time before smartphones and social media. It seems like a lifetime ago. However, jumping into a 2006 Porsche 911, it really doesn’t feel long ago at all. Such is the mystique of a 911, they just don’t seem to age at the same pace as time.
This beautiful Speed Yellow example, a Carrera S Cabriolet variant, illustrates this point to perfection. You won’t get the PDK transmission that was introduced in the 2009 model year, or the smartphone integration that you’ll find on just about any vehicle in any showroom today, but what you will get is the soundtrack of a naturally aspirated flat-six engine that really negates the need for your Spotify playlist.
A little burst of throttle between some of Richmond’s key landmarks is a simple reminder that the Porsche experience transcends vintage and variant. From the driver’s seat, you won’t soon forget the Speed Yellow exterior colour, as the rare and often sought colour among Porsche enthusiasts is apparent in several places.
The drive from Steveston Village to the Richmond Olympic Oval punctuates the timelessness of the Porsche 911 so unbelievably well. From historical landmarks to modern, it never looks out of place. By no means brand new, but the thought of it being outdated just won’t come to mind.