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October 2020

Inspiring lust and envy wherever they go, the homologation RS Porsches are among the rarest and most exclusive 911s. We took seven to the track to explore how they have evolved over the years in “Rennsports Illustrated." Continuing our theme of desirable high-performance 911 variants is the story of Ray Shaffer’s 1992 964 Turbo. After first seeing the car when he worked at Brumos, Shaffer acquired it and has kept it maintained to factory spec. More than the owner of the car, he sees himself more as “The Caretaker.” We next turn our attention to Jeff Gamroth, who in the late ’90s fitted a 3.8-liter engine into a pre-1974 911. We call him “The Pioneer.” The 2021 Cayenne GTS Coupe has room for five adults, weighs more than two tons, and gets to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. We take it for a first drive in “Flying the Coupe.”

All this plus nominations for PCA’s upcoming elections, the penultimate chapter of “The Spy Collector,” and a cooking tutorial with Hurley Haywood.

Rennsports Illustrated
The evolution of driving purity
From the 1973 RS 2.7 to the 2018 GT3 RS, we sample seven RS Porsches in one day.
2021 Cayenne GTS Coupe
First drive
Flying the coupe in a driver-focused SUV.
The Pioneer
Battle of the Builds
An early 911 with a 3.8-liter transplant gets a new life.
The Caretaker
A Turbo with roots
Ray Shaffer's 964 Turbo conjures the ghost of Brumos past.
Soufflé à la Hurley
A dish not to be rushed
Whether he's on the banks of Daytona or in the kitchen, Hurley Haywood is a winner.
Spy Collector
Chapter 11
The penultimate chapter of our graphic series.