But the schedule wouldn’t allow a visit to Africa; Porsche lent me the new 911 Turbo for the day to drive around southern Spain and it was overdue back at the hotel in Benalup, a small town about 30 miles inland. Not that we would have visited Morocco anyway. The U.S. Department of State recommends that Americans visiting Morocco keep a low profile and cruising around a poor country in a $122,900 sports car is hardly traveling incognito. Besides, I’ve seen Casablanca, and you can’t be guaranteed that when you enter Morocco you’ll be able to leave Morocco.
So, I left the beach and turned inland, resuming my joyride on the winding roads of Andalusia, pressing the 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo hard, reveling in the song of its 480-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.6-liter flat-six, and taking full advantage of the tenacious grip provided by the new Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system. It’s a ride I’ll never forget.