Oh yes, he’s not just making up the numbers as a novelty guest. No, he’s driving this absolutely brutal 993 Porsche 911 GT2 up the hill. That engine you can hear rip-snorting its way up Italian and Croatian hillsides is a twin-turbo 3.5-litre air-cooled flat-six producing 679PS (499kW) and 850Nm (629lb ft) to the rear wheels.
That’s a bit of a handful for anyone, but Rupert is showing up the younger generation of hillclimbers by finishing in the top-10 in each of these four events shown in the video.
We’re not sure where we will be at 71-years-old, but we can only hope to have a small fraction of the energy and driving talent that Rupert Schwaiger has. We salute you sir.
Welcome to Goodwood Elevenses, a mid-morning helping of motoring-related amusement to help break up your day. Watch the last video: WRC onboards side‑by‑side