Now my mood is back on top again! Visiting PPI was awesome!
Me and Oskar drove over in the morning from Innsbruck, I did not really check and thought it was like 250km, turns out its more like 430km and on top of that it snowed so it took us a bit longer then expected. Arrived at around 11 at PPI and was met by a very professional team. Turns out I met the owner during Gumball two years ago so we had a million fun memories to discuss. Then we started looking at some cars for a while and before I knew it we had spend 9 hours looking at 1000 different carbon details. I was impressed by this company before, but after seeing all this stuff I was stunned! Such amazing attention to detail!
So now I guess the question is, what do I do when I have seen this alternative? I have come to the following conclusions.
- I love having the Gallardo as its in a price range where I can drive it every single day.
- Jumping back and forth from a Gallardo and the Razor R8 made it clear that Audi had taken advantage of its older brother and fine tuned a lot of things, what struck me the most what how much better the steering wheel, pedals and seat was placed, The R8 made a Gallardo 560 feel old.
- As much as I love the Aventador, it would be a car that would be taken out a few times a year.
- I would love to find a car one step up from the Gallardo as I would still feel okey driving that every day.
- Its been a while since I had a chance to do something to a car that I did not develop myself. Going with PPI would give me what I want without taking time from skiing.
- I love re buildning cars!
- Right now I want the Razor and look at its carbon fiber body all day long. (not to mention feeling that 250kg weight saving it would give a R8 V10)
- I change my mind every day.
Have had some discussions with Audi to be a a part of a project like this and there looks like there could be a possibility so now I don´t know what to do… I do know that last time I looked at a car I like this much was at the K Egg factory…
Not getting any smarter from thinking of this! haha
Time for me to get out of Hans apartment and hit the gym! But before I do that I feel like I need to explain two things that has been pointed out in the comments.
- Why dont I stay with the Swedish team and train? They are all over in Flachau racing SL, so no training to be had there. Finding good slopes in the area is at the moment very hard after the new snow. My plan now is to head down a day early for the Rockfest in Paganellan and see if I can find some hard snow there. Feels good though to have a few days off here in Innsbruck, even if I did suck in Alta, we had a fantastic training block before the race.
- Why would I tune my own skis? Over the past few years I have had help with ski tuning, but as I dont have a tech its been by different people= different evey time. When i do it myself I have to learn and understand what does what. That is something I think is super key for me in order to understand how I like it. Now I feel that I have the edges under full control and I know what does what. With the machine its easy enough for me to do it without performance loss compared to a real tech. Looking back at Alta I think I might have gone a little to aggressive. Either way I think its key to be able to do things yourself to really understand the details… Plus where would I put the tech when traveliing? In the ski box?