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Higher administration normally means larger pay checks, larger choices, shifting up just a few flooring to a nook workplace with a view, and stocking the wardrobe with rows of natty fits.

However if you’re vice chairman of the Mid Night time Racing Crew, fits and nook workplaces have little to no that means. What actually issues is what, and the way you drive.


As a junior Mid Night time membership member developing by way of the ranks, Nanaumi-san drove an A80 Toyota Supra able to 330km/h. After 20 years of dedication to the staff and lots of, many racing victories underneath his belt, he earned Mid Night time’s vice chairman title.


Having pushed the bounds of high velocity racing, taken on an necessary function throughout the membership, and with just a few extra candles sitting atop his birthday cake, Nanaumi-san determined it was time to search out one thing somewhat extra elegant to drive. A automotive extra suited to a gentleman in higher administration.


The respectable automotive Nanaumi-san selected as a substitute for his spine-bending Supra? The Porsche 911 Turbo you see right here. It will not be as wild as Nanaumi-san was himself again within the day, however the 964 is a really succesful automotive. Even when it’s going to solely do 290km/h.


Nanaumi-san’s Porsche is making north of 400hp with loads of torque from its turbocharged 3.3L flat six. The transaxle comes from a 964 Carrera Cup. Then there’s the sound. Whether or not it’s burbling down a metropolis again avenue or operating flat-out on the expressway, the customized exhaust system makes the boosted boxer sound like a mix of NASCAR V8 and Aston Martin Vantage. ‘Aggressively refined’ is an efficient approach to describe it.


Contemplating the Mid Night time membership’s notoriety for prime velocity racing, aero kits are a giant a part of any automotive carrying the enduring angled, silver ‘Mid Night time Automotive Speciall’ sticker.


The bits you’ll be able to see embody an Auto Storage TBK entrance bumper and an RS 3.8 rear wing with a modified blade.


It’s what you’ll be able to’t see although that makes extra of a distinction to a automotive constructed for prime velocity. The 964’s underside has a full downforce aero improve, completely flat from entrance to again, which helps suck the Porsche onto the highway. Overkill for an higher administration govt cruiser? Effectively, it is dependent upon how aggressive you might be with the remainder of the staff.


With the Mid Night time membership’s focus now solely on circuit racing, do the elder members nonetheless race on the highway? No. However do they nonetheless head out into the evening and drive collectively? In fact. Simply because they’re not hitting 300km/h on public roads, doesn’t imply they’ll’t nonetheless get pleasure from some spirited driving by way of the megatropolis of Tokyo, similar to anybody else.


As we wove our manner by way of Daikoku PA and onto the Bayshore Route, the automotive appeared to tackle a complete new character. Choosing up velocity, it hunkered down on its haunches and gave us a glimpse of its true character. The reminiscences which should come flooding again to Nanaumi-san at any time when he takes this route by way of Tokyo into Yokohama should be poignant to say the least.


There might have been a time if you thought your boss was the fattest cat on the block of their S-Class or 5 Sequence, however I feel we are able to all agree, there’s nothing extra boss than the vice chairman of Mid Night time and his black 964.

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