The 911 Turbo comes with an optional auto transmission, looks like this is what he used for the speed runs. Otherwise there's the paddle shifters (flaps at 3 & 9 o'clock on the back of the steering wheel used to shift up/down, no clutch).kraley said:How are you changing gears?
I had a clear run in my old Nissan and backed off at 180 because it felt too loose. I can't imagine what 270 would feel like. Pantshittingly fast.Gatesy said:yep it was an auto run. have to admit once we got past 200 i was way more focused on not parking in a ditch then i was about what mates would think of me wearing pink shoes while doing it.
Ah bargearseindiedog said:The name "Gatesy" has such a '70's quality to it I could only imagine a mustache. Combine that with my memory of the Czech Republic which was still firmly entrenched in the '70's when I was there in the mid '90's. Add a classic car and there could be only one likeness.......Gatesy said:
So I'm sorry, but the reality can never live up to the legend. I should have known.
You were lucky Dave, and so was I. I had an unbelievable experience long time ago (all old people say that). I walked into a car yard at Buranda, not dressed flashy, not pretending to be rich bastard, and was drooling over a Porsche 911 S, when the salesman came out and asked, "Would you like to take it for a test drive?"sbd said:My only ever run in a 911 Turbo was about 25 years ago, as a passenger. My mate's brother had one, and somehow my mate managed to borrow it late one night. We were young, foolish and notionally indestructible. He got it up to 200 km/h on Epping Road (before M2 when Epping Rd was still pretty much a clear run and before speed cameras). We survived.
Years later (only about 6 years ago I think), my (then) boss took me for a ride in his Maserati to see a client. He took the freeway ramp from Cammeray from a standstill at the top and was doing 170 by the bottom of the ramp. All clenchable parts of me were clenched, I never allowed him to drive me anywhere again.