Once the cold waves march through New England, USA and the dropping temperatures reach even to icing 22 degrees below zero Fahrenheit in the evening, lots of Porsche 911 owners lock up their beauties in the garage till spring comes again.
“I would never take my 911 out in winter, you kidding me?” exclaimed a dentist from upstate New York, named Benjamin, during Porsche’s Winter Driving Experience. “There’s just no way. Once winter hits, my baby gets locked up in the garage and doesn’t see daylight till the NFL draft.” Benjamin dismissed the entire idea of running his 2010 Porsche 911 in the snow and doubted its rough weather acumen. To him, there was just no way his beautiful Carrera was going to see snowfall, underscoring the potential metal-gnawing damage the salt-drenched Albany streets could cause its underbelly.
“I take my Boxster S out all the time,” a retired professor from Massachusetts added.
This is exactly the goal of the Winter Driving Experience gathering. Porsche Regional Manager Joyce Jordan picked up a handful of Porsche 911 C4s and C4S’s and transferred them to the Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont, a ski outpost positioned in the Green Mountains.
Allegedly, the 911 4’s and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) really show off their technological plumage the most in exactly this season. Somethig which is further great is this vehicle`s all-wheel drive feature.
Moreover, the PTM works in accordance with brake-based torque vectoring, a system that activates the car’s inside wheels in of mid-corner understeer situation.
However, we must admit that this whole situation is not ideal. When it comes to corner handling, things can get a bit hard.
Practice is the most important obligation. And this event offers that. “It’s a great sampler to get people interested in pursuing their training, as well as buying Porsches,” states former SCCA race driver Rich Hull. “As I like to say, it’s the difference between going to the grocery store and getting a little cookie in a cup or going to a bakery and getting a full-on birthday cake.” But just like a sample cookie, the Winter Driving Experience will leave you wanting more. I’d recommend trying a real school and eating the whole damn cake yourself.