@ramuman sorry for your loss my friend. Hopefully good memories of him will get you and your family through this difficult time.
On car related matters, we were invited to drive the new 718 Boxster and Boxster S on an auto cross course, and we to drive the new turbocharged 991.2 S (911S) and Macan GTS, Macan S, a Cayenne, and a new base Macan, on a race track. I didn't have much time behind the wheel of the new 718 Boxsters...so I didn't form much of an impression (other than at idle they sound like my neighbor's WRX, but when someone is really on it, they do sound better). But I'm also not really in love auto cross courses so maybe it wasn't the best way for me to experience a 718.
Although, I am a big fan of Porsches, I've never really had that much interest in the newer 911s (other than the 911R and the 997 GT3RS 4.0). However, the latest 911s were pretty impressive on the track. It was definitely the hardest I've ever pushed any 911 in corners. Would have liked see what I could do with one of their mid engine cars on the track, but still I had an absolute blast. The Macan GTS and S were both fun to play with on the track...the Cayenne didn't do much for me (too big and too much body roll), but I'm not an SUV person. Then they sent us out for a "Hot lap" as a passenger in the 911s with a professional driver at the wheel and it was awesome! I had a great time, but just looking at the cosmetic condition of these relatively new 911s that were being tracked, helped reinforce the idea that I'd never track a car I really cared about and intended to keep for a long time.
Below are a few pix from the Porsche event.
We also started researching and looking at new cars for the Mrs (not Porsches). It will be interesting to see if she makes the switch from a 4 door sedan to a coupe.
The Fleet of 911s
The SUVS on the track