Porsche Built An Electric Cayman Concept That's Surprisingly Quick

Zuffenhausen, GERMANY – Cars today are better than they’ve ever been. They’re safer, faster, and more reliable; their tires are better and engines are far more efficient.

But there is magic in old cars — all rough and mechanical, just fuel and air and spark. And I piloted one of the most magical of all, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, the car that catapulted the 911 to cult status, through the sweeps and corners of Germany’s wine region.

My day’s drive, which also included a 1992 Carrera RS Coupe, a 2018 Carrera T, and the 700-horsepower 2018 GT2 RS — I put throttle to floor, and the only thing missing was stars turning to streaks in Star Wars hyperdrive — coincided with Porsche’s 70th anniversary celebrations. The company counts its history back to June 8, 1948, the day Ferdinand Porsche’s original 356 roadster was officially certified for production.