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    my ride with Walter Rohrl

    i found this video on my computer last night and realized i don't think i ever posted it. its from way back in 2005, during the launch of the 997 C4S, in Monte Carlo.

    the video does not do WR any justice. we were going very fast, and what was eye opening to me was how quickly and aggressively the 997 could be driven on such a BAD surface! the road was broken in so many places, with lots of loose gravel, yet the chassis sucked it all up like it was nothing. even more impressive were the brakes on such a surface! it revealed a dimension of the 911 i didn't know existed (performance on such a bad surface).

    Walter was, of course, driving at only around 6/10ths, as he gave at least 40-50 of these drives to all the journos present on the day.

    i had several opportunities to chat with the man during this, and another Porsche event, and he is a real class act. a gentleman and a genius behind the wheel.

    anyway, not a great video, but for what its worth...

    click HERE

    Re: my ride with Walter Rohrl

    Very cool Video. Thanks for sharing. Must have been indeed a great experience to drive with the big tall man!

    Re: my ride with Walter Rohrl

    many thanks for sharing. On the same page I saw this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyVHj3sHVHQ&feature=related
    Walter's step dance on the padels. Unbelievable!

    Re: my ride with Walter Rohrl

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    Tom said:
    many thanks for sharing. On the same page I saw this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyVHj3sHVHQ&feature=related
    Walter's step dance on the padels. Unbelievable!



    Very impressive, nice footwork ..
    But the crowd jumping away as WR comes is so dangerous,
    very stupid people in 1985

    Re: my ride with Walter Rohrl

    thanks for sharing...

    Re: my ride with Walter Rohrl

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    Flyer.. said:
    Very impressive, nice footwork ..
    But the crowd jumping away as WR comes is so dangerous,
    very stupid people in 1985



    That's what Röhrl himself said in retrospect as well...

    What impresses me most, apart from his sheer speed and versatility, is the controlled manner of driving.

    Re: my ride with Walter Rohrl

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    hesperus said:
    i found this video on my computer last night and realized i don't think i ever posted it. its from way back in 2005, during the launch of the 997 C4S, in Monte Carlo....



    What sort of max speed was WR hitting on that run?

    Re: my ride with Walter Rohrl

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    ADias said:
    Quote:
    hesperus said:
    i found this video on my computer last night and realized i don't think i ever posted it. its from way back in 2005, during the launch of the 997 C4S, in Monte Carlo....



    What sort of max speed was WR hitting on that run?



    measered in G ?

    Re: my ride with Walter Rohrl

    Nice, thanks.
    The grip is impressive

    Re: my ride with Walter Rohrl

    oh thanks for sharing! Very memorable moment for you!

    Re: my ride with Walter Rohrl

    Quote:
    Flyer.. said:
    But the crowd jumping away as WR comes is so dangerous,
    very stupid people in 1985




    Re: my ride with Walter Rohrl

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    ADias said:
    What sort of max speed was WR hitting on that run?



    He says 160 km/h (100 Miles per hour)

    Re: my ride with Walter Rohrl

    Guy's a legend!!!

     
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