Ask me what are some of my favourite moments in life and one of my answers would be when Porsche delivers a car to my home. Each time the cars arrive with a perfect shiny gloss finish, fresh from the car wash, with a driver who asks for my signature on a press vehicle contract before handing me over the keys.
The first thing I usually do is brew myself a cup of coffee and sit down to look at the car. Then I walk around it, inspect it from different angles, picture it parked in different places for future reference – we all know my kind of garden is not complete before a yellow Porsche takes over a parking space for good. I save a picture in my head and later use it as work motivation.
After I have had enough of staring I start planning where the first drive will take me. This time I already knew where I was heading. The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (model specifications) that Porsche delivered to me, requested by me in the world’s best colour racing yellow – of course – was a car I had booked for two special occasions.
The first one was Top Marques Monaco, because after two years of driving around Monaco in a yellow Porsche any other plan would have felt like cheating. With hundreds of gorgeous supercars it is becoming more difficult to stand out in a convoy of exotics (the GT3 for obvious reasons has turned most heads so far from the cars I have driven during Top Marques). Some year I might need to move to supercar territory to try something new. However, this year I again decided to bring Zuffenhausen sunshine to the streets of Monaco. I feel it is my yearly responsibility to at least contribute with yellow.
My second reason was a road trip in the calendar – to Croatia. Many years of road tripping around Europe and I had never been inside the borders of Croatia before. Now after my road trip that took place late April I can not understand why it took me so long to get to Croatia, because this road trip must have been one of the greatest road trips of my life, and the roads some of the best I have ever driven. A Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet was absolutely perfect for exploring a new country, and roads I did not know the condition of. By exploring I mean the sort of exploring where you might end up on roads that make you feel relieved that you are not in a 250k supercar with carbon front splitters. If you need to replace a cheap plastic front lip when you get home that is one thing, but lets be honest and say you would maybe avoid testing the back roads if seated in a Ferrari. Luckily Croatia mostly had fantastic roads so my worries were unfounded – wait for the photos, and you will see what I mean…