Traveling with Porsche | 1100km weekend trip with Porsche 911 (964 type) (Part 1)
Release date: 2021.04.11
My husband said the other day,I went touring to Shikoku with an air-cooled Porsche 911 (964).After the maintenance, 964 seems to be in very good condition, and he wrote a touring note because he was able to do good touring. Please take a look.
Touring with air-cooled Porsche 911 (964)
It's been two and a half years since I bought it.The distance from the purchase is 15000kmAfter refreshing the suspension, I ran about 3000km. The more the engine ran, the more it turned, the better it became, and the suspension became more supple, perhaps because the new astringency had been removed.
It ’s getting really good, andPorsche is the best maintenance to runI feel that I can understand the words of the ancestors.
This time, I went touring on the weekend. I thought about going by 992 or 981 Boxster GTS, butI was dispatched in the last touringBecause,This time I decided to go out with this 964 type air-cooled Porsche 911.
Tilt the rear seat of the 911 and pack the genuine Porsche suitcase made by RIMOWA into the 911. I fastened my suitcase with a seatbelt, put photography equipment in the front trunk, and lit the air-cooled flat 6 while praying for the safety of the trip.
This time we will depart from the evening, so book the hotel in Tokushima city. First, I aimed at Awaji Island. This is the first time I've been on a full-fledged highway after refreshing the undercarriage.
Porsche 911, to Awaji Island
The flow of Awaji Naruto cars is fast.The 964 moves in lanes in all directions like a whirligig beetle, overtaking slow cars.This move cannot be imitated by the latest 992 or GT3. The feeling of straddling the lane is very pleasant, as if moving in parallel to the side.
I wrote on my blog several times, but the words of Mr. Aritsune Tokudaiji
"Let's say you want to interrupt there. Porsche is in the car, at that moment. When you notice, you are already there. It's such a car. 』
It's exactly what it says. This is my favorite place in 964.
After all the effect of refreshing the suspension is great. It's very stable and the ride is improved. And above allThe sense of stability against crosswinds is different than before.However, since the car is originally very vulnerable to crosswinds, it is necessary to hold the steering wheel firmly on a windy highway.
Go south on Awaji Island at once and get off at Naruto Kita IC. Run Porsche to the usual Naruto skyline. Running up the skyline while making full use of 2nd and 3rd gear, and taking a break at the Shikatami Observatory, a very beautiful Audi A3 sedan is parked under the cherry tree.
Is it Brilliant Red? Looks like the same color as the TT I was riding before. And if you imagine from the feeling of seeing how to park the car, the height of the car, the wheels, etc., it must be a considerable car enthusiast owner.
However, I can't find anyone who seems to be the owner nearby. The car was so beautiful that I held the camera and took a picture.
And when I look back, a tall woman in her twenties is holding a camera and shooting A3. "Oh, I'm sorry to take it without permission!I said, "No, it's okay." Yes, this woman was the owner of A3.
"Maybe that Porsche?When I answered "yes", he kindly gave me the best shooting position under the cherry tree. After that, we held each other's cameras and shot 964 for a while.
"So be careful!So leaving each other behind, I advanced the car to R11 along the coast. This road feels very good. The road is wide and the traffic is light.
Moreover, the Seto Inland Sea can be seen on the right, which is the best situation. There are many beautiful roads along the sea, but when it comes to a road where you can run at your own pace, it's hard to find, but this was a wonderful road.
For the time being, I entered K1 to find a suitable way. I thought it was probably a narrow road, but as expected, it was narrow (laughs). However, it is not a rough road. The narrow winding of 1 to 1.5 lanes continues, but the traffic is zero so you can drive as much as you want.
Given the width of the 964, you can fully enjoy it even on such a narrow road.
Let's go to the Osaka Pass Observatory near the top of the mountain. It was a quiet observatory with no sign of people, but the scenery was very beautiful. Every time, the scenery of the Seto Inland Sea feels nostalgic for some reason.
From here, hurry to a hotel in Tokushima city. I went down the mountain at once and arrived at a hotel in the city. I checked tomorrow's route and went to sleep.
Air-cooled Porsche 911, 2nd day of touring
At 6:30 AM, the hotel stays without meals, so I left the hotel as soon as I woke up without eating breakfast.
From here is the actual touring.Run Porsche to R195 that I was looking forward to.It is a superb country road that runs over 100km from Tokushima to Kochi. I came here at the same time last year at 964, but this road is fun no matter how many times I run. It is a famous road packed with various situations, and it is very easy to drive with little traffic.
On the way, the weather changes suddenly in the mountainous areas, causing heavy rain. The 964, which runs in the rain while desperately wiping the rain with a short wiper, is very attached to me while driving.
The harmony between the air-cooled engine sound and the sound of rain hitting the screen and ceiling feels good.Operate the heavy steering in the compact cockpit and run through the winding.
This is not driving. It is "maneuvering".
This is the fun of air-cooled Porsche.
As you go down the mountain, the rain stops and you can see the blue sky. The beautifully polished body became dirty with rain before I knew it, and a nice "travel feeling" came out.
Pass through Kochi city to R194.This is also my favorite free-running road, and it's a road I often go through when I come to Shikoku. This time, do not go to Saijo City, the end point, but turn left onto R439 on the way.
R439 is also famous as a rough road, and this area is a very comfortable freeway with clean pavement and wide enough road.
Run up the mountain at full throttle in 2nd speed,Lightly pull out the accelerator to apply the front load and turn the steering wheel.As soon as the car turns, I open the accelerator and apply strong traction to run through the corners. The feeling of turning around and turning around the rear is unique to 911.
If the timing of the accelerator or steering is a little out of order, mistakes will appear in driving as they are. On the other hand, when the timing is perfectly decided, the car will bend with the utmost comfort.
The higher your driving skills, the more 911 will respond.It is.
When I entered R33, it started to rain heavily. The closer you are to Matsuyama, the more traffic there will be, but until then, the free-running road will continue. On the way, I ran through the heavy rain at my own pace with the signboard of Shikoku Karst on the side.Air-cooled Porsche may have an image of instability in the rain, but when it comes to 964, that's not the case at all.
You can run safely enough.
The city of Matsuyama is approaching, but to escape the city and head for R317, head north on the north-south road near Hiraimachi. Probably a loophole, although there is a certain amount of traffic, it is a straight road that can run fast.
When you come to Imabari, you will enter the Shimanami Kaido. Drive Porsche to the next main destination, Omishima.There are many islands on the Shimanami Kaido, but Omishima is highly recommended.If you ever come to Shimanami Kaido, it's an island you definitely want to stop by. Especially in the evening and early morning, there are few tourists and it feels good.
Get off at the Omishima IC and run clockwise on the island. The roads on the island are well paved, have a reasonable width, and have moderate curves. And after all, it feels good that the sea is near.It's not a road that you can run hard, but it's a drive course that is suitable for cruising at your own pace.I think that.
It's good to run alone, and even if you come with her or your wife, you can enjoy the scenery here, so you will be pleased.
Before,Also came in GT3 "Hometown Rest House』While stopping byExplore the island slowly. The cherry blossoms on Omishima are still blooming beautifully, probably because they bloom a little late. On the way, I found a stream with a beautiful contrast between cherry blossoms and rape blossoms, and took a short break there. As I was taking pictures, the sun began to set.
It's good during the day, but the road along the sea at dusk has a more beautiful contrast between the sea and the sky.
I want to run more slowly on the island, but as the sun goes down, I ran Porsche to Fukuyama city where the hotel is tonight.
By the time I approached the hotel, it was already 7 o'clock in the evening. CertainlyI've been running since 6:30 in the morning on this day, so I've been running for more than 12 hours.It is rare to run so far, and although my shoulders are a little stiff, I still want to taste the comfort of this Porsche running feeling.
It moves like a limb, and the quality of driving directly appears in the behavior of the car.There is the fun of air-cooled Porsche. Wrapped in an analog engine sound, sometimes thinking and slowly flowing straight country roads, sometimes seriously running up the mountain winding.
There is a luxurious time and space for only one person in the Porsche cockpit.
I went to bed early on this day while preparing for tomorrow's course. Tomorrow will continue to the second part of the trip to Oyama and the Ascension Highway.
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