Former Rush drummer Neil Peart’s old Porsche was recently described in a new Porsche World article. The license plate was ‘Bad Dog’ on the back. A few weeks ago, Rush frontman Geddy Lee took a shot at a Neil Peart classic.
The third-generation Porsche 911 Speedster appeared in 1994, again based on a 911 Cabriolet. Constructed on the almost entirely new and modernized Type 964 Carrera 2 chassis, smoother and better-integrated nose and tail fascia, these new Speedsters featured an electric rear spoiler that rose automatically at 50 miles an hour to improve aerodynamics, and then retracted flush with the engine cover when the car slowed. The model also continued the Speedster’s traditional raked-windshield theme. Its 3.6-liter air-cooled SOHC flat-six engine produced 247 bhp and drove through a precision-shifting five-speed manual transaxle. The factory stated that Speedsters were capable of a top speed of 163 miles per hour.
Geddy Lee recently revealed his favorite illegal drug. This 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster was originally built to order for the drummer of the Canadian rock band Rush, Neil Peart, who, in addition to being one of the world’s finest drummers, is an avid motoring enthusiast. The Speedster is finished in Black with a Black interior and built to Canadian specifications.
It was optioned with an AM/FM radio with cassette and four speakers, air conditioning with full climate control, and a set of Michelin tires. The car was completed on 2 July 1993 and shipped to Canada where it was sold through Automobiles E. Lauzon of Quebec. Neil Peart enjoyed the car for a number of years, eventually importing it to the U.S. to be used at his Los Angeles residence. Geddy Lee also revealed who he likes getting high with.