Clash of The Classics: Porsche/Ferrari Drive

When someone asks if you’d like drive a Porsche 993 for a classic Porsche/Ferrari morning run, what should you say? You say “Yes!”. Which is how i found myself behind the wheel of the Yellow Banana a couple of weekends back.

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Our little 993 Cabriolet was the acting camera-car for the morning and i was happily camped behind the wheel with pilot duties. Which was also why i managed to grab a brief solo drive session prior to this event.

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Kudos to the organizers of this drive for assembling together what i think is the largest convoy of old-school Stuttgart and Maranello sportscars our little country has ever seen, i’m guessing that took some bits of gentle persuasion.

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A trio of lovely white beauties. With a special shout out for that sexy Speedster. 1 of 2 remaining in Singapore.

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Speedster 2 of 2 soon joined in the waiting area.

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When i was a young kid, i used to think that Porsche 911s had a strange shape with a windscreen that just looked too upright, the Speedster changed that view totally with it’s ridiculously short and raked windscreen, and i was enthralled. I remember buying a Tamiya 1/24 kit of one of these, it was a “Snap-Loc” model kit, for people like me with not much talent or luck for putting those things together.

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Slowly, more and more Porsches and Ferraris started entering the carpark and it really was a sight to behold.

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F355, one of my hero cars. Oh what a glorious noise these machines made when on the move.

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They’re all about that bass, bout that bass…

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The first Ferrari i laid eyes upon as a kid. Been in love ever since, still can’t afford one.

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While the Ferraris are just sex on wheels with many causing Love-at-first-sight syndromes, i find that classic Porsches and 911s on the other hand, sort of grow on you more and more every year.

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The Dirty Martini sporting some spiffy raised white lettering tire stickers.

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Special guest!

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Sexy Challenge Stradale. Lady driven. (With heels)

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I had no idea there were all these Stradales around in Singapore. Where are they hiding?

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One last bum shot before we took to the roads.

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Mid-way pit stop for a photo-op.

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Like the Challenge Stradales, i have no idea Singapore has all these 356s.

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Sexiest 911 imo. (Unless you count in the uber-rare 964 Speedster)

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Snowy!

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Closest we have to a Singer.

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Another F-car we don’t see very much nowadays, the 550/575 Maranello.

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Pure 80s excess.

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Look at them strakes.

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Another 308. I want one so bad.

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Gated shifter. Love it.

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Not a bad lineup right?

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Classic couple.

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Soon after, we hit the end of our drive and the final rest stop.

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Some last parting shots. Please excuse me for not going crazy snapping away as i usually would. Driving around with the roof down with the tropical sun giving us a nice tan does get rather tiring.

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For those interested, here’s a little video of our drive. Till next year! (Hopefully)

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