To promote its all-new Boxster, Porsche is sponsoring an event it calls The Spirited Escape. Starring NFL-linebacker-turned-travel-host Dhani Jones, The Spirited Escape is a documented road trip from New York City to Porsche's Sport Driving School at Barber Motorsport Park in Leeds, Alabama.
To kick off the event, Porsche displayed its new Boxster alongside the iconic Porsche 550 Spyder and the still-lustworthy Porsche Carrera GT at New York City’s famed Grand Central Station.
If you’ve never been, Grand Central Station (or, correctly, Grand Central Terminal) is the largest train station in the world if you count the number of platforms contained. Its interior is almost incomprehensibly big, which is a good thing for a building that sees nearly 22 million visitors annually.
It’s also an iconic landmark for New York City, which means that displaying new and classic Porsche models isn’t as simple as just driving them into the building. In fact, the process of getting them from street to velvet-roped display took some five hours and involved dozens of workers.
Never once did a car’s tire touch the station’s polished floors during move-in, and a security guard was stationed in the exhibit during the show. We’re sure the gas tanks were mostly drained and the cars’ batteries disconnected, too.