Spectre 341 Challenge in a Porsche 911 Turbo

Ezra Dyer, a writer for Automobile Magazine, took a Porsche 911 Turbo to the Spectre 341 Challenge this year. Originally organized by Hans Turner during his stint as the president of the Ferrari Owners Club of Southern California in the 1970’s, the Spectre 341 is a 5.2 mile hill climb up Nevada Highway 341. The goal is to tackle 6,200 feet of elevation through 22 turns in a time of 3:41 or less. That requires an average speed of 85 mph.

I love the embedded screen showing alternate views during the run. He makes the entire thing look pretty dang simple. Great video overall.


  1. I know the 911 is noted as holding onto its styling for decades – it just evolves with each model. This car, at 16 years old, looks decades old compared to the current model. Stick a Whale Tail on it, and it could almost pass as a 1984 model..