I’ve been thinking about this for a while and Deanna’s little “experience” in the Giveaway Porsche yesterday got me to thinking about it again. I’m wondering how fast a person could go during a Porsche test drive? It’s kind of a spin off of Kramer’s experiment with the Saab salesman on Seinfeld. I can hear Kramer now, talking to that salesman when he tries to walk away at a stop for some snacks…
Listen to me. When that car rolls into that dealership, and that tank is bone dry, I want you to be there with me when everyone says, “Kramer and that other guy, oh, they went further to the left of the slash than anyone ever dreamed!”
First of all, how many could actually get a Porsche dealership to let them test drive a Porsche? This has gotta be a feat in and of itself. Heck, I can barely get them to acknowledge me when I pull up IN a Porsche, much less a more average car. They seem more interested in giving me the cold shoulder than actually talking to me about the fine machines on their showroom floor.
Second, how fast do you think you could actually get a Porsche on a test drive up to? These days you’re lucky if you can get any freeway time in a new car test drive much less an open spot that lets you really hit it. Think they have some kind of unwritten limit about how fast people can go in them on test drives? My daughter got a pretty wild ride in a new Lamborghini that she claims reached 100 mph at one point.
I’m curious if any of our PorschePerfect.com readers has ever test driven a new Porsche and, for those who have, how fast you went? AND how fast could you have gone?!
RICK: (Seeing the turn-off up ahead) There’s the dealer!
RICK: We did it! We pulled it off! I can’t believe it! Where’s the needle?
KRAMER: Oh, it broke off, baby! Woo, hoo, hoo!
RICK: Oh, Mr. Kramer, I gotta thank you. I – I learned a lot. Things are gonna be different for me now.
KRAMER: Well, that’s a weird thing to say..
RICK: I wonder how much longer we could have lasted.
KRAMER: Yeah, yeah. I wonder.. hmm.
(They both eye each other, then Kramer slams on the gas, attempting to go even longer. They both cheer and scream out)
Be a great video and/or story if someone actually pulled this little experiment off.