Porsche - The Uncommon Cold

  • 6 years ago
The fast and narrow A66 traverses northern England’s Pennine mountains. At almost 1,400ft above sea level it’s a regular target for sudden and intense snow storms in winter, and tonight is no exception. Minus on the mercury, middle of the night, and a solitary car is inching on regardless, steady and determined, towards the most northerly point on the British mainland. For a spot of midwinter surfing. The headlights of the Panamera Turbo illuminate a dense blizzard, windscreen wipers frenetic, 20-inch rear wheels shod with mighty 315/35 ZR 20 rubber tracing the fringe of frozen snow that lines the verges and gradually spreads across the road. When Porsche unveiled the Sport Turismo at the Geneva Motor Show last March, the possibilities were limitless. Executive levels of luxury, super car performance in Turbo trim and unprecedented levels of practicality. What sort of an adventure could do it justice?