By Sacha pRost
THE PORSCHE 3.2L SPEEDSTER (NARROW BODY)
IT’S NOT YET ANOTHER PORSCHE... IN FACT, WE SHOULDN’T EVEN REGARD THE SPEEDSTER AS A CAR, LET’S CALL IT FOR WHAT IT IS; A PIECE OF ART.
For this Test Drive issue, I wanted to do something a little different. Let us for one second not focus on this beautiful object for its drive, but for what it represents. The aura and sex appeal of this car is something the Tesla driver (though I love tech) just wouldn’t grasp. Why? Because at this point, as I mentioned, it’s not even about the drive anymore.
Close your eyes: picture a hot summer day in Palm Springs in the early 90’s. Now, from a distance, just as the steaming concrete from the horizon meets your eye-level, you see Black Betty rolling over towards you. This fully black, almost Beetle-shaped Porsche only has room for the driver, and his or her favorite person riding shotgun. This car is for choosers.
The curvy, robust shape moving from the front-end all the way to its muscular shoulders and somewhat bulky Speedster back, is simply perfect.
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KEEPING UP WITH VINCE PERRAUD
Light can sublimate stuff and I really like that! I used to shoot BMX bikers and skaters in sketchy streets back in the day, but for me that’s also beautiful! I think with cars I love those with patina, as if they have a story to tell…
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