There is something infectious about hopping into a Porsche, new or old. The sumptuous cabin, the rumble and response of the motor, and that delicious steering feel goads anyone into seeing what the car’s capable of. Even those who find the subject of automobiles as dull as I find sewing can’t help but crack a smile. Hopping in a Porsche is always an event, and it prompts people to do some silly things.
However, there’s a difference between breaking the speed limit and jumping on a street course set up for the Australian Grand Prix. As Albert Park, the course used for the Australian Grand Prix, is largely a public road most of the year, a 37-year-old Australian man couldn’t help himself onto one of those dual-purpose roads—Aughtie Drive, in this case—and test the capabilities of his 2013 Cayenne, which he’d only picked up ten minutes prior. It seems like scene from a Hollywood film, but this man had the gall to test his Porsche’s mettle in real life.
Filming himself only added to his problems as police found him traveling at 100 km/h in a 40 km/h zone and impounded his new purchase. According to the story we read, his Cayenne was impounded for a month and he is expected to be charged on summons for speeding and using a mobile phone while driving.
As absurd as this is, you can’t help but admire the man’s gusto. That’s a Ferris Bueller level of arrogance; it’s not like most adults to act like adolescents high on adrenaline. Yet, that’s the Porsche effect.