Porsche really wanted to make a splash with the new 992-generation of its iconic 911. The company invited several automotive journalists, including friend of the site Matt Farah, to Germany to drive the new 911 around for a couple of days. So far, that’s pretty standard for how this industry works. Then came the unorthodox bit. Porsche instructed Matt to point his GPS to the airport where the car was loaded onto a pallet and into a cargo plane. He then boarded the plane with the car, and transited across the globe to Ohio of all places (it’s a DHL hub). Then Porsche sent these folks with some of the first 992s in America down the spine of the Appalachians to the wonderful Tail of the Dragon, US 129 in Deals Gap, North Carolina. Sounds like an epic road trip, right?
After spending more time with the 992 than anyone else outside of Porsche employees, Farah got a pretty good sense for what the car was capable of. Check out his impressions in this most recent one take video below. It’s definitely worth your time to watch. And surprisingly the 992 sounds better than I remember the 3-liter Turbo sounding when I drove that engine in the 991.2 a couple of years ago.