Video: Chad McQueen Takes a 911 For a Joyride

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Unsurprisingly, Chad McQueen is a diehard Porschephile just like his father, and has clearly spent a good amount of time practicing his heel-toeing. McQueen and “Agent Orange,” his ’71 911 ST, might be the quicker combination on these twisties, but pursuing them in a lively ’68 911T, Nicolas Hunziker keeps in touch.

Hunziker’s a vintage racer of some experience, and that shows in his ability to make the rear end of his Porsche dance as he pursues McQueen. It might be the narrow 6″ tires Hunziker’s running at the rear, but he looks as if he’s putting in a good deal of work—hacking and sawing at the wheel—just to keep up with the smooth-as-butter McQueen, whose coordination might lead you to believe he’s just cruising. Perhaps he is, but perhaps his 9″ Fuchs wheels are better suited for administering power—some 246 horsepower in McQueen’s case.

McQueen’s classic 911 ST, coated in Signal Orange, is just outrageously cool—as you’d expect.

Their styles are different but the speeds are similar, and the effect is the same: these two, with their joie de vivre and willingess to dice on beautiful roads will make any automotive aficionado start saving their schillings for a nice 911 after watching this romp.

The blaring exhaust notes are sonorous, the scenery picturesque, the cars stunning, and the driving technique enviable. Who wouldn’t want to take a trip down a foggy, coastal Californian two-lane, drink a cup of joe, and test the limit of grip? Especially with the Prince of Cool?

About the author

Tommy Parry

Tommy Parry has been racing and writing about racing cars for the past seven years. As an automotive enthusiast from a young age, he worked jobs revolving around cars throughout high school, and tried his hand on the race track on his 20th birthday. After winning his first outdoor kart race, Tommy began working as an apprentice mechanic to amateur racers in the Bay Area to sharpen his mechanical understanding. He has worked as a track day instructor and automotive writer since 2012, and continues to race karts, formula cars, sedans, and rally cars in the San Francisco region.
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