The best part of a winter morning is being able to walk around in it, especially when I discover a Porsche 911 Turbo S hiding under the white stuff. This isn’t exactly a winter driver with it’s low profile tires and soft-top however it stood out as something worth documenting. And with my new Panasonic Lumix camera in hand I had to shoot fast before frostbite sets in.
A typical 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo came with 500hp, which is plenty of engine for most Porsche aficionados. However when Porsche introduced the 2011 Turbo S it came with 530hp – like we needed more power! This car is amazingly fast. And very luxurious. However the six speed manual transmission that was standard on the Turbo is not available here, instead they put PDK paddle shifters for the purists to get upset.
From what I could tell the condition of this Porsche is stellar and has been well looked after – minus the fact that it’s sitting under a blanket of snow it certainly still carries that showroom sheen. With it’s Porsche custom alloy rims and deep channel fins on either side of the car for air flow, this Turbo S takes flight on the highway and can overtake most sports cars with the tap of the pedal.
I have a feeling her owner owns the building in the background. If it is the guy, he’s an artist who lives in NYC and just sold his business. He should just sell five or six paintings and trade it in for a 2013 Turbo S with a hardtop and some all season tires. I’m not a huge fan of soft-tops, however this one is certainly special. I eventually put the camera away once my fingers got numb. I just love what you can find on winter strolls.