On my long list of epic automobiles you can find the last generation of Porsche GT3 RS pretty much near the top. When given the opportunity to shoot one for an upcoming project I was, of course over the moon. And the fact that I would shoot it amongst many other Stuttgart icons in the Porsche Classic Centre only added to it’s awesome-factor. A good day for the eight-year-old in me.
When you look at the image above you might understand why I hard time focussing at the start because I didn’t know where to look first. The shop was filled with 911’s en 356’s. On rare 911 was follow by an even rare’s 356 and then they added the GT3 RS. Now I most admit I’m a Porsche fanboy. However I wasn’t always one. I used to be more into BMW M cars and Subaru STI’s or Jaguar XKR’s a few years a go all 911’s looked pretty much the same to me. But then I drove one. That one was the ridiculously fast 911 Turbo S with over 560bhp The next one, that same day was a 911 turbo that was 35 years older. Just four gears and and massive boost delay. Read all about it here
That day was the day I was abruptly converted to Porschism and it kind of stuck with me. of course I love other brand like Maserati, AMG or Lamborghini and my Favourite car tends to change every few hours. But you can’t go wrong with a 911.
The GT3 RS with its massive wing provided a nice contrast amongst all the classic icons.
But a GT3 RS is al wel and good. I just couldn’t ignore a the beautiful vintage metal around me. So I hopped in the winged youngling and parked it outside so now All I could see where the classics. The most important of all being a Porsche 356 Roadster, not made in Germany but here in Belgium at the D’ieteren Factory. I’ve always had a week spot for a real 356 and especially a roadster.
One other car that caught my eye was this eighties 911 Carrera Clubsport in the classic white with orange livery. I grew up seeing late eighties 911 driving around so a special Club Sport edition gained my interest.
[Tech] All images shot with either the Leica Q or the Leica M-P with 18mm Elmar, 21mm Elmar or 50mm 0,95 Noctilux!