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Walter Röhrl spins a Porsche 904 – Click above to watch video

We're currently bombing around Mallorca, Spain on the launch of the Porsche Cayman R, and to make up for the massive monsoon that's coated the roads and nearly made a glorified go-kart track undrivable, our gracious hosts from Stuttgart brought out a legend. Actually, two of them.

None other than Walter Röhrl was flown in to show us "professionals" how a proper racing driver does it, and in between laps in the hotter, lightweight Cayman, the German racing legend took us for spin in something far more exotic.

According to Porsche, if there's a vintage, racing equivalent of the Cayman R, it's the historic Porsche 904, and this 911-powered 1965 example is one of only 20 ever made and came right from the personal garage of one of Ferdinand Porsche's progeny. This particularly immaculate 904 is probably worth over $1 million, but that didn't matter to Röhrl, who flung the featherweight (and seatbelt-less) coupe around the track with the kind of sideways fervor we'd expect from a World Rally Champion. Oh, and when we said "spin" we meant it. Follow the jump for the in-car footage, and excuse our incessant cackling – we're still trying to pry the grin off our face.



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      • 3 Years Ago
      Crappy video footage..and the spin was all but lost in the video...save for a steering wheel shot.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'm sure next time Autoblog will set up more cameras for you and train the in-car cam forwards before the unintentional spin!
        • 3 Years Ago
        okay camera work was rubbish but it was Walter in his all time favourite Porsche,
        so still epic!
        • 3 Years Ago
        You do not think he planned to spin do you?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Some of the worst driving i have seen. Poor throttle control. Sliding the wheel thru his hands, arms wrapped like a pretzel. Where did this guy take his DE training??
      • 3 Years Ago
      1.) Why would you drive a million dollar Porsche on a wet track.
      2.) If you're in a million dollar Porsche, why would you have a GoPro on a suction mount AT LEAST to record the glorious experience.
        • 3 Years Ago
        *why wouldn't you have at least a GoPro
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm sure next time Autoblog will set up more cameras for you and train the in-car cam forwards before the unintentional spin!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Okay the video is not the best, but you can still see some power sliding.

      I think this is the game console point of view most of the commenters are accustom and demand. I am sure most have Walter Rohrl in a GT2 RS. Yes he can still outdrive 99% us.



      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVn7tummvQA&feature=player_embedded#at=12

      • 3 Years Ago
      Hack.

      =)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Color me silver with jealousy... I think I saw one of these at the Monterey Historics a few years back. Visual grace that is completely absent in today's automotive world.
      • 3 Years Ago
      that has to be the most boring video ever posted.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Look away from the screen and turn the volume up. Do you not hear it tell you it wants to eat your children's children for lunch?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wish I had sound at work :( He's such a good driver. How close was he to that tyre wall on the corner before the spin! I can watch this man drive all day! And good old Ari Vatanen!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Interior video kinda sucked because they probably couldn't afford to have cameramen on the track to shoot the exterior views of this million $ car. lol. The engine sounds going through the gears were the only enjoyable part of this vid. A split-screen version would have been awesome. I've personally loved Porsche cars for over 50 years.
      • 3 Years Ago
      904s are worth a million? seriously? I'll add that to the list of million dollar cars i've sat in. they're just so minuscule and unassuming in person. that's crazy.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Exactly what I was thinking. If that thing is worth a million, I can't even imagine what the 908's are worth...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Buy a nice camera. Learn how to use it. Point it at things that are interesting.
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