Jim Goodlett's Porsche Race Car
Jim Goodlett’s passion for cars, and in particular vintage Porsches has led him to acquire during the last year not only a beautiful grey market 1984 930 Turbo, but also an impressive 1973 911 built to RSR specs for racing. We had the opportunity to catch up with Jim at Roebling Road where he was testing his RSR-spec 911.
Q: Tell us about your car.
Q: What is it you love about the 911?
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Click the arrow below to hear how the driving experience compares between a 930 911 and an RSR-spec 911.
Q: What is it like to own a street and track pair of 911's?
As to the RSR, it is not just a thing of beauty looking like it has been suction-cupped to the ground with proper aerodynamics and wheel arches big enough to use as a dinner table, but I must say that the lines which whisk back to the elongated whale tail can have me sitting out in the garage staring at the bloody thing all day.
On the racetrack with the RSR, one needs to have their wits about them even more so, for as my friend Jeff Beck said, "it's quite the visceral ride at speed".
Q: How does the driving experience compare between the two?
The RSR has more rubber to it and is so light, so slinging it deep into brake zones and tossing it into corners is easier, but the 930 has this rather disgustingly fun turbo thwack that gives you unending grins when you keep it on boost and apply foot into floorboards. In total, you bloody well better be pointed in the right direct with both cars, because you are going to get there in one helluva hurry.
Q: Why did you go for vintage Porsche rather than modern versions?
Q: What are your hopes for the car and your adventures with it?
Click the arrow below to see more photos of the RSR-spec 911.