Newport’s Porsche 911 Charity Rally (Video)

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We caught up with 40 Porsches at Second Beach. This is what it looked like.

Porsche 911s aren’t a rare site in Newport, but they are a pleasant one for car enthusiasts. They’re the “real deal” compared to all the more common Boxsters. Coming across forty at the same time is just a little overwhelming, especially when they’re only sticking around for 10 minutes. It’s sort of like coming across a Victoria’s Secret photoshoot. They’re all hot, but some are that much hotter than the others.

Porsche 911

Photo Credit: Francisco Amaral

There are, one could argue, too many models of 911. Porsche currently has sixteen on offer and that doesn’t take into account the models of years’ past.

Porsche 911 Turbo 930

It had to have been quite a unique experience for some of these drivers to been in the company of so many similar cars. One can debate whether the 911 is an exotic (or whether certain models are), but the argument that it’s common is a hard one to make, especially with three sitting on display at the Audrain Auto Museum in the same space as a Bugatti Veyron.

It’s fascinating, especially with a few older models around, to see how the 911 has evolved. If you go back far enough, they really start looking more closely related to their Beetle forefathers that the current batch of muscular brutes. That said, many of the older models, especially the air-cooled, sound as good, if not better than the newer, more sophisticated engines. Regardless of the year, the flat-6 has a very distinguished roar, as you’ll notice if you watch the video above.

Anyhow, this fleet of forty Porsche 911s met up at the Audrain Auto Museum, had lunch at Oceancliff, toured the island before stopping at Second Beach (where we caught up with them) before whipping out Cars & Coffee style (though fortunately, not Mustang Cars & Coffee-style) to head over for some relaxation at the Chanler.

The event was organized by Stephen Ramponi and raised $4000 for the Newport Boys & Girls Club.

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Automotive Correspondent

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