There are two things we need immediate comment on these spy shots of the 2012 Porsche 911. The first is that, despite this car literally fall into my lap (it was tested directly in front of my house), I am the worst spy photographer in the world. The second thing is that prototype engineers – despite the use of public roads and car parks in a very public Burger King – not like when you try to take pictures of their project. (And no, I did not blur his face = -. Public place no reasonable right to privacy Plus, journalist .– it was dark and he danced around the camera.)
The next thing to remember is that the 911 prototype, which should not have production exhaust / emissions equipment, sounded like a Porsche I have ever heard. It was deeper, less hectic and had a bit of a murmur rather than the Porsche grater (EDIT:. If I just heard without seeing a Porsche, I would have guessed small displacement V8 For what it’s worth .)… .. It also had a pronounced flutter off-gas. No wine or blow-off sound, but when traffic fell by our max of 27 to a stop, there it was. No surprise that a new 911 would be a new 911 Turbo race and it certainly has the attitude for.
I heard before I saw it. Like most of us, I can usually identify things by sound, not this. I heard him behind me and had to look. I saw the camo, saw the frog-like shape and rear slots. The Porsche did what I had screwed up a side street – FAST – it sounded great and was much faster than I could go. At that point I gave up and returned home. Fortunately, LA traffic saved me and the Porsche was a block ahead and turn right beneath it. Another half block and the 911 prototype into the BK parking lot where the engineers (you can tell by the dorky sneakers) were ready.
The second they saw the camera was all over – they were not going to shy away from. I’ll save the pictures where they take pictures of me and I’ll save the story of where the call me a stalker and the lawyer was riding shotgun I laugh out loud.