Sometimes a photo can stir the imagination. If it’s a picture of a car, the setting and subject can transport the viewer to another place and a life beyond their workaday reality.
One particular photo has done that for me for years. It was shot in the early 1960s and features a Porsche 904 parked at an Alpine resort complete with skis mounted on the roof.
Driving through the snow to a ski resort in your supercar is a heady mix of the grandest of grand touring and living your best life. The photo may have been staged, but it looks real. If it was, I can only picture that car’s owner as some combination of James Bond, Sterling Archer, and Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World.”
The 2020 McLaren GT aims to be the Porsche 904 in that photo. It’s a supercar underneath, complete with the carbon-fiber tub to prove it, but it also has space to keep those skis…