Beautiful. The classic Porsche 911 is coming back – but only 250 will be made. So save your pennies.
Now that Wiedeking has finally gotten the boot from Porsche, perhaps focus can shift to building real good-looking cars again instead of this obsession of late with watering down the brand with ugly SUV’s and saloons. With the Panamera, Porsche had the rare opportunity to start with tabula rasa and make something iconic. Instead they stretched a 911 to proportions of ridiculousness, making it so ugly even a mother couldn’t love it. Top Gear made a nice point of Wiedeking’s moustache being the culprit behind the flawed design, comparing his appearance with that of Luca di Montezemolo of Ferrari and Stephan Winkelmann of Lamborghini, both stylish and immaculately coiffed, while Wiedeking tried his best to make a nice walrus impersonation. – From James List
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.