Traveling in Porsche | 1100km weekend trip by Porsche 911 (964 type) (Part 2)

Porsche 911

My husband said the other day,I went touring to Shikoku and Chugoku region with air-cooled Porsche 911 (964C2)However, he wrote the second part of the article. Please take a look if you like.

Riding an air-cooled Porsche 911 (964)

The morning when I woke up in Fukuyama was unfortunate weather. The overcast sky is spreading. The forecast says it will be heavy rain, but so far it has not rained.

As soon as I finished eating the hotel buffet, I got dressed and started before it started to rain.

Today, we will head toward Oyama via R182.This R182 is quite a famous road. The traffic is light, the pavement and road width are good, and the ups and downs are moderate, making it very easy to drive.

On the way, the rain legs became quite strong, and a large amount of rain came toward the screen.Here, Tiptronic is fixed at 3rd speed without considering fuel efficiency.Go north on the finest country road in heavy rain at your own pace.

From the vicinity of Tojo IC, it runs along the Chugoku Expressway, but this area is also a freeway. On the way, if you turn left to K8, there will be almost no traffic, and it is in a chartered state.

This road is also a wonderful winding.

As if it were a manual car, I ran through while operating Tiptronic frequently. But,Tiptronic is well done.It's an amazingly durable AT for an AT of this era,And there is little shift shock.

The shifting speed is defeated by modern ATs, but I hardly feel any power loss. I have also driven a 964 MT car, but I don't feel any difference like the time of 0-100km / h in the catalog value.

that isThe owner of the MT car was also told that there was almost no difference in the feeling of power.So there is no doubt.

From K8, turn right this time to K210.This is also a great road. I would like to run with Boxster on a sunny day on a freeway that seems to be in Gifu or Nagano. On the way, take a break in a place like a large parking area.The rain is getting heavier and the parking lot is like a puddleIt has become.

Of course, there is no one around because of such heavy rain.

Wet performance of air-cooled Porsche 911 (964)

At this point, a question arises. So far, 964 has been running stably in heavy rain, but "How long does 964 slip in the first place?"When.

In a place where no one isFix Tiptronic to 1st gear and step on the accelerator to turn lightlyI will try. I've done it several times with Boxster and 992,First in 964 with no PSM or traction controlIt is.

In Boxster and 992, if you turn off PSM and open the accelerator, over will come out and the car will spin at some point, but I expected that 964 would spin at an earlier stage.

But 964 was different.

Rather, it is more sticky than Boxster and 992.I was wondering if the rear would come out earlier and it would be difficult to control due to oversteer if it started to slide, but that is not the case. The rear is slippery, but it doesn't turn sideways and is very easy to control.

I was surprised at this.

Porsche 911

the first,As you gradually increase the speed, the front starts to slip and becomes understeer.I understand that. Then, when the accelerator is pulled out lightly, a load is applied to the front and it begins to bend like a sharp cut. From there, the heavy rear is likely to swing out on this heavy wet road, but it's not that easy.

I tried various things, but in the end, it was extremely difficult to turn to the side.Stable if you step on the accelerator even if you start slippingAnd as it isEven if left unattended, it does not spin easily.

Even though there is no PSM or traction control, this sense of stability and ease of control is astonishing.That's right. Indeed, I felt like I understood the reason why he ran without any anxiety even in such a heavy rain.

By the way, the tires are 16-inch Michelin Pilot Exalto2 (Porsche approved tires) with about 5 to 6 parts. The undercarriage has been almost completely replaced, and it is in a state that is quite close to a new car. Without lowdown,Since the specifications are as instructed by Porsche's Weissach Institute, it behaves in the genuine state.I refuse to say that.

Air-cooled Porsche 911 (964), to Hiruzen

Next, enter R180, which runs along the Hino River, and continue to run fast with the Hakubi Line sideways. However, there are too many free-running roads around here. Every road is really easy to drive and wonderful. Impressed, I went north as it was, and finally came to the Oyama Loop Road.

Porsche 911

Porsche 911

On usual holidays, there are many tourist cars and it is a road that can not be run properly, but it seems that there is no one who likes to run in such heavy rain. So don't hesitate to run in a chartered state.

Always "It would be a fun road if there were a few more cars.I thought, but that became a reality. I didn't throw away the heavy rain drive.

First, run clockwise on Oyama. The air-cooled flat-six engine, where the finest winding of the main climb continues endlessly, runs around the mountains of Oyama while barking. I tried to go around Oyama as it was, while turning to a side road on the way.Unfortunately, the road is closed in winter on the way.I had no choice but to turn back and start running counterclockwise on the road I came from.

nextDrive Porsche toward Hiruzen Plateau and head south on the Hiruzen Oyama Skyline.Sky Run with nobody feels superb. Even rain is fun in such a chartered state.

Even in such a heavy rainMichelin's Pilot Exalto 2 has a very high wet grip performance.With a power of about 964, the tires are completely superior, and you can run with great peace of mind even with strong traction or fast cornering.

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 that I used to wear on the Boxster GTS also had a great wet grip, but it is as good as it is.

After a break at the Hiruzen Kogen Center, head south on K58 toward Okukibi Kaido. K58 has a large difference between the newly paved and widened section and the narrow road. The new section is the best runway,Please note that there are many oncoming vehicles in the mountains, etc., with 1 to 1.5 lanes.Those who are not accustomed to narrow roads should stop.

By the way, I am at the end of the yearRun through Kyushu's scariest road (R265)Since then, I have a strong mental power, probably because of my training, and I haven't moved at all on narrow roads and rough roads (laughs).

There are many wonderful wide-area farm roads in Okayama. Among them"Beautiful work Yamanami Kaido", "Okukibi Kaido", "Kagura Kaido"Etc. are the representative, because it is too fast routewata's blogThen, "Ascension HighwayIt is said.

The level as a free-running road is tremendous,West Japan, no, definitely ranked high in the whole country.In Kansai, the atmosphere is similar to Nara Nur, but it's bad, but the level is a little too different. That's a good road.

Okukibi Kaido runs from point H to point I on the map below. During this time, there is almost no traffic. Even if there is, it is easy to overtake, so you can run at your own pace without disturbing your pace. The pavement is excellent, with ups and downs and medium speed corners at the center.

Moreover, running, "Is it still going on?The distance is so long that I think. The 964 is almost fixed at 3rd speed, and sometimes it feels like 2nd speed, and runs through the mountains.

Needless to say,Driving a Porsche is really fun.Especially on such a superb freeway, the goodness of Porsche stands out even more. The best brakes in the universe that are easy to control, the wonderful engine sound, and the driving characteristics that show your driving skills as they are are irresistibly fun.

After enjoying Okukibi Kaido, go to "R484"Mimasaka Yamanami Kaido』Proceed to Porsche. This is also the best way, as I introduced in the previous Boxster touring article. This is a slightly more straight-lined free-running road, and it is very easy to drive.

Here, cruising to check Porsche's behavior carefully without increasing the pace too much. I slowly turned the steering wheel, tried to run smoothly and fast, and enjoyed the last famous road of touring to my heart's content.

Take the return trip from Tsuyama IC. After passing the Kasai IC, the sun came out between the clouds.The 964, which is about to be 30 years old, ran about 1100km without any trouble.

I think Porsche is a car that is very suitable for traveling. Although it is super high performance, it also ensures ride comfort and comfort, and packs a lot of luggage. It's just like a GT car, and once you hit the corner, it will show you first-class cornering, and of course you can leave it to the car for cruising. It moves faithfully like a limb, and each movementIt feels good.

Porsche 911

And before I knew it while running a long distanceThe driver realizes that he is not traveling in Porsche, but is "traveling with Porsche."I think that's what it means to travel in Porsche.

The total mileage this time was 1110.9km, the average speed was 58km / h, and the fuel consumption was 11.5L / 100km (about 8.7km / L).


I am Mina's husband. Cars do not ride with fashion or status symbols. It is fun to drive, superior as an industrial product, and prefers a car that the intention of the maker is felt ...


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  1. wata

    Thank you for your support!
    I also ran in Chugoku and Shikoku at the end of last month, so I read it while feeling the outstanding reality.
    I do not know Porsche in detail, but I guess that there are many individuals that remain at the level of "dynamic preservation" when it comes to the 30-year-old air-cooled model.
    So, the fact that you can take it out for long touring without hesitation like the modern model is that it is well maintained, and above all, the owner driver said "Run the car and Nambo". I think it means that you are thinking.
    No, I think it's really wonderful.

    Please tell your husband (laughs).

    • MinaMina

      Thank you very much!
      My husband was delighted to say to wata's touring record (Osaka edition, which is prohibited from being attached twice) the other day, "I got the article and commented first!" (Laughs)
      And it seems that he checks his blog every day, saying, "Video isn't it yet? Video isn't it yet? Wata-san is busy."

      Not only is he saying, "Run the car, Nambo", but my husband is really running, so
      I'm sure the car will be happy too.
      And, "I'm still a little more apprentice to Wata-san, and I'm wondering if it's going to be a long touring for a month!" (Laughs)
      Thank you for your continued support!

  2. Yamazaki

    I will always be happy to see you.
    I would like to buy a Porsche certified used car, but what should I do for maintenance?
    The dealers are far away, so it's okay to buy them, but it's not a casual stop-off distance.
    Since it is a countryside, there is no place that can be treated as a foreign car situation even if it is called a maintenance shop.
    When I visited the Porsche Center, I heard that if it breaks down, I can go get it.
    I hesitate because it takes 2 hours one way from my house to the Porsche Center.
    It will be helpful if you can write down the frequency of Porsche failures and countermeasures.
    We apologize for the inconvenience.

    • MinaMina

      Mr. Yamazaki
      Thank you for always seeing the blog!

      > I'm thinking of buying a Porsche certified used car, what should I do for maintenance?
      Thank you for your question!
      I'm a little worried that the dealer is far away ...
      Regarding my Porsche, there is no particular problem (I think), but when I asked my husband again,
      I will write it in the article!
      Thank you!

  3. Yamazaki

    thank you for your politeness.

    Then there is a used car shop called Liberara nearby.
    It's cheaper than a Porsche Center certified used car, so
    It's cheaper if it's close, so I'm considering Liberara.

    However, I'm worried about breakdowns, so with certified used cars and general used car shops,
    I'm wondering which one is better, so
    We would appreciate it if you could give us your reference opinions.

    We apologize for the trouble.

    • MinaMina

      Mr. Yamazaki
      Thank you!

      When I asked my husband,
      "If I were, I wouldn't look for a certified used car. After all, when something went wrong,
      If you do a certified used car, you will feel at ease and will come to your house to pick it up.
      First, look for a certified used car, without thinking that the store is near or far from your home.
      It would be even better if the new car warranty was still attached. "
      I was saying.

      After all, certified used cars are expensive, but they are safe when something happens later.
      Do you have an answer ... Thank you!

  4. Yamazaki

    Thank you for your help.

    Thank you for letting me know.
    I am looking forward to updating my blog in the future.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Thank you very much.