Slipping into the dark side has this one gone.
Yup. Bought red. Man I hate red. But kinda starting to appreciate Guards Red now that I’ve hand polished it for three hours. And yup, I bought an automatic. Wait, wait! Before you go clicking somewhere else in disgust of my turn-coat-lack-of-unidirectional-Porsche-enthusiast-compass, lemme splain. You know I love 928s. Just look at the Groosh Design navi on top of this page. See? I love ’em. Well this is one of the better ones. An S4.
Larry Webster, Editor-in-Chief of Road & Track Magazine, parked this car out back of their Ann Arbor headquarters with intentions of making it good before falling victim to the rigors of running a magazine (good job by the way.) He wrote about the project 928 in the April issue. In turn, I’ve known about the car for about 3/4s of its eight month flat-lining, just happy to know someone else shared my passion for a brushed aside classic.
I drove past the car again and again attending Car and Driver events or visiting the office. Each time the tires beer gutted further into the pavement and the paint reflected milkier versions of the sky it betrothed. But to a grown up teenage boy from the poster worthy S4 80’s, this car had potential. They all do. So I asked my friend Aaron, friend of Larry, if it was for sale.
One week to the Monday, the car was on my trailer. I’m now tearing into the ultimate A to B without giving a F. F stands for finger. Finger is what I was going for there. You know with the automatic transmission, it’s easier to drive then actually lifting a finger. The S4 with 316hp was finally a car “worthy” of the automatic transmission 80% of the people purchased with this car. Let’s remember folks it’s a GT, not a 911, but still a Porsche. It’s meant to cruise on the autobahn at high speeds without fanfare. And as such, I’d like to find out how fair of a fan I’ll be behind the wheel of a red automatic.