words by frank nicosia shots by pablo deferrari

My interest in front-engine Porsches started while driving behind a particularly nice example of the breed in a funeral procession; an unlikely place to start this journey. It was a black 968 Club Sport with black wheels and a low-frequency exhaust note reminiscent of an American V8. 

I had minimal knowledge of front engine Porsches other than a few magazine articles that I have read over the years. The car intrigued me and looked like a relic from some bygone era; an era of “Members Only” jackets, Pierre Cardin, and general excess.  I realize that the car came a few years after the 80’s but some of the styling inherited from its predecessor was clearly evident.