How blissfully complacent one can become with our beloved 928s, until you are reminded
(from the passenger seat) how awesome these cars are..
Picture the beautiful Adelaide hills, underneath a canopy of Autumn coloured trees sit
two sculptured works of art. A shining red 928 4.5 uncluttered with
spoilers, outrageous wheels, a seemingly solid piece of aluminium that had been carved,
and a 4.7 'S' bedecked with resplendent 'Executive Grey' paint and discreet
spoilers. The wonderful throb of two V8s awaiting, tanks full. A pair of road and
'mile-eaters' patiently burbling in the morning stillness.
Cruising slowly through the leaf lined lanes,
shackled by speed limits, these glorious cars are tame, docile and incredibly
pleasurable but the freeways call ... the hunting ground of the
Effortlessly cruising side by side at 110 two beautiful blondes smile and wave from the sleek grey
ghost. Seconds after it speeds away as if someone had lit a fuse in its
tail. I think I hear laughter amidst the growl of the exhaust.
Some kilometres later again we are travelling side by
side, my cheeks are sore from smiling and I feel like I want to drive to the end of the world.
The girls are still waving, taunting and humouring me in my little 4.5 before again testing the stealth mode of their shimmering
Could it be better than this ? I think not but little did I know what the following day would
bring. A late night call set the tune for my next day. "..What are ya
doin' buddy lets go for a
'GTS Mike' of the infamous 'Kelly gang' calls by in the morning.
Mid morning a glorious day was in full swing so we head out
to return 'Virgil' Mike's 928S and a plan to do some miles.
After deciding that 'Virg' can be the ladies car, Mike offers me the drive of the
'Great White'. Resisting temptation I decline and we head off towards open
A GTS and an S are a beautiful sight together. Suggested corner speeds
no concern. A couple of cars in the way dispatched with the press of the
throttle. The fact that my girl was behind us driving the S and needed reprimanding for having
left me for dead the previous day might have had a little to do with our next few
kilometres of road.
Have you ever had to stop talking because you just couldn't
speak? I now have! Not from fear or surprise but just from the fact ... I could
just not speak...! 100 kph to ... God only knows ....all I saw was an
executive grey 928 disappearing backwards in the horizon and the horizon in the other direction appearing at warp factor
A Supercar being driven like a SUPERCAR and YES I was
impressed and amazed. I am a believer in our fabulous beasts but now I have run with
God and nothing else will satisfy me now.
Beauty, grace, style and ground crushing pace in an Armani suit!
For me it doesn't come any better ... To quote my girl
" .. you guys just disappeared.." Yep! Beam me up .. I canna take no more Scotty!
Craig (Hillbilly Skinny) Hughes. - (mere
PS: have we got some roads for you guys! =)