Lucky Passenger Rides in 911 GT3 RS at Goodwood
Driven by Le Mans champion Nick Tandy, 911 GT3 RS wears livery in tribute to 24 Hours of Nurburgring-winning GT3 R.
For 70 years, Porsche has collected tons of memories, from the first car to leave the factory in June 1948, to its recent win at the 2018 24 Hours of Nurburgring with Le Mans champion Nick Tandy behind the wheel of a green-and-yellow 911 GT3 R under the heavy rain.
Porsche has also inspired tons of memories for their fans, including one who won the experience of a lifetime. During the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England, the winner got a chance to ride shotgun next to Tandy during the famed hill climb at Goodwood.
For Alice (no last name given), this memory began when she was on Instagram. Happening upon a post “askin’ a question: ‘What’s [your] favorite memory of Porsche in the last 70 years?’,” she answered the question, and was chosen to take the ride in a 911 GT3 RS.
The 911 GT3 RS is described as being “brand new” by Tandy, who adds that the livery “is based on the car that [his team] won the 24 Hours of Nurburgring,” one that brings back “good memories” of his very wet victory. As for his run up the hill with Alice, Tandy says that “it’s just great that Porsche engages with their fans and give people a chance to do something” like take a high-speed ride through the Goodwood Estate.
Whether it was doing a few burnouts and donuts in front of the many Porsche fans in the house, or charging through the hay bale-lined bends and straights of the hill climb, we get the feeling Alice has a new favorite memory of Porsche, one wrapped in green and yellow.