• Five Minutes With Derek Bell And The Porsche 718 RS 60: Video

Petrolicious gives us an uncut look at Derek Bell’s drive around the Targa Florio

Remember that Petrolicious episode that featured legendary British racer Derek Bell driving the 1960 Targa Florio-winning Porsche 718 RS 60 around the famous Italian circuit? Well, it appears Petrolicious hasn’t forgotten that memorable episode because it has just released a video of one of Bell’s drive runs around Targa Florio.

The video is completely uncut and there’s no narration either. It’s just one camera, positioned from the rear of the 718 RS 60 facing Bell’s back as he drives the car around the circuit with the expertise of someone who has three Daytona titles and a couple of World Sportscar Championships in his sparkling resume.

Even though Petrolicious says that no speed records were attempted during this run, it’s clear by the way Bell is driving the 718 RS 60 that he was pushing it to its limits. The throaty roar of the car’s engine is clearly audible and just as it’s exhilarating to listen to that sound, watching Bell’s drive from this specific angle makes it fell like you’re actually in the car and having your hair your blown up by the wind.

As far as weekend videos are concerned, this one is as good as any video you’ll watch. Who knows, you might even be inspired to go on a joyride or two after watching it.


Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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