We come across a lot of dash-cam videos, and while we may have become desensitized to the highway altercations or raceday crashes, this video left us speechless. Simply titled, "well that was 2012," it is a stunning video, chronicling the journey of a handful of Porsche 911s throughout Europe.

The poster of this video explains on his website that he and seven other 911 owners took to an amazing week-long, 2,000-mile journey through seven European countries. The video was shot from the dash of his modified Porsche 993. The tandem movements of the Porsches through traffic has the feeling of a group of friends skiing or snowboarding together, flying past the novices. Oh yeah, and they get pulled over, more than once.

In describing the impression that the trip left, he confesses, "Within a few days of getting home I found it very hard to get back to normal life." Umm... yeah, we can understand that.

Sometimes becoming too wrapped up in the automotive news cycle, we risk losing sight of the big picture. This video serves as a reminder of why we obsessively cover this industry. It stems from a love of the open road, complemented by car worthy of carving it up. We may not all be able to cross Europe in a Porsche 911, but thankfully for videos like this, we can at least get a taste.


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      OopsISuck
      • 2 Years Ago
      Going back to normal life after just WATCHING the video is hard. I can't imagine how hard it must have been for the drivers. Looks like the whole trip was pure Porsche paradise.
      pinoy_cayman
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just added this to my 'things to do before I die'
      callum
      • 2 Years Ago
      Recognised a lot of the roads in the west of Scotland - one of my favourites from the video is the great wee road from the Cowal peninsula to Arrochar - jumped my WRX about 4ft in the air, never was quite the same after that! Also great scenes from Glencoe that sharp viewers will recognise from the movie Sky fall.
      Dvanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      Definitely the vacation of a lifetime.
      Brian Lara
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hate my life now.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      "The video was shot from the dash of his modified Porsche 993." No it wasn't. The 993 never had speakers on the dashboard. It had a very somewhat-flat dashboard design with very little ontop of it. What you're seeing in the video is a 996.
        Andre Neves
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        993: http://londonmotorcars.com/wp-content/gallery/1996-porsche-993-c4s-coupe-midnight-blue/1996-porsche-993-c4s-midnight-blue-dash.jpg 996: http://www.automotivespecialist.net/03porsche996ttx50_interior_thumbnail.jpg
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      This does not suck.
      Pdexter
      • 2 Years Ago
      That brought tear to my eye. Amazing scenery and actually liked the music a lot as well. Well done.
      mark
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is going in my bucket list for sure... Awesome!
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      Porsche... one of the few vehicles that is fast IN SPITE of its inherent design! ;)
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's like Need For Speed Porsche Unleashed in real life :D
      waetherman
      • 2 Years Ago
      The feeling of envy I have makes it almost too painful to watch this video. I'm going to have to look in to that "European delivery" option and start scraping my pennies together...
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