A few weeks ago, Porsche Purist received a cryptic invitation from our friends at Michelin. It came via telephone and asked questions like, "do you have a valid passport?". Well, turns out our fearless Motorsport Editor, Christian Maloof, has a passport, and (much like James Bond, but behind the wheel of a German car) was ready to hop on a plane on a yet-to-be determined mission to a secret track somewhere near Dubai.
Details of this adventure have only begun to emerge. We just learned that over the next week PorschePurist will get to experience Michelin's new high-performance tire, the Super Sport Cup. We know little about the surprises that await us in Dubai, but the folks at Michelin have promised us the experience will be one we won't soon forget. As we're already fans of the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Tire (affectionately called "Cups" by many of us who track our Porsches), we're looking forward to trying out the new rubber well in advance of the 2011 track season.
Most of all, we're looking forward to telling you about our driving adventure as it unfolds. We're leaving tomorrow and will be off on our adventure between Wednesday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 19. Be sure to check FlatSixes.com often for updates (remember if you receive our updates via email they are delayed by almost 24 hours), and be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news and pictures in real-time. We encourage you to submit your questions, and Christian will do his best to answer them (assuming we can get him out of the cars).