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VIDEOS: PORSCHE CAMP4 Ice Drifting in a Brand New Porsches 2012

 Hot cars on ice!

Drivers flex winter driving muscles in redesigned 2012 Porsche 911

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

“Driving on ice requires very little input from the steering wheel and a lot of input from the accelerator pedal

Drifting sideways in the all-new Porsche 911 Carrera S is a great feeling.

It’s Porsche Camp4.  30 Pfaff Porsche enthusiasts about to learn all about oversteer and understeer on ice–in brand new Porsches.

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

For the uninitiated, Kai, the German Porsche Factory driver, explains the differences between oversteer and understeer.

“Ven you understeer, you zee vot you hit. Ven you oversteer, you hear vot you hit.”

Kai,the German Porsche Factory driver explains that a car handles on ice just as it does on tarmac.

The difference is that you reach the limits of adhesion on tarmac at speeds in excess of 150 km/hr. On ice you reach those same limits at 30 km/hr.

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

Professional driving instructors coach you the entire day. Drive around racecourses carved from ice, swinging cars through slaloms, learning how to drift in large circles on a skid pan.

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

Driving on ice requires very little input from the steering wheel and a lot of input from the accelerator pedal. When you get it right, you are effectively swinging the car sideways from corner to corner, like the pendulum on an old grandfather clock, in a constant state of oversteer.

The drivers spin out of control more times than one would care to admit, as the instructors stand at the corner exits laughing and doing pirouettes like clumsy ballerinas as drivers slide around the course.

What a blissful day for everyone left smiling. A great way to make fast friends who share a unique understanding of how Porsche cars behaved when driven to the limit.

 

SOURCE: Andrew Taylor @ pfaffleasing.com.

 

 
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VIDEO: Romanian Police track drivers with Porsche 911 Turbo once Used by Drug Dealers

ATTENTION! DRIVERS, SPEEDERS! TRAFFIC POLICE IN PRAHOVA FEATURES A PORSCHE 911 TURBO

Romanian Police Hunting for drivers on DN1, in Gauteng

Porsche with 420 horsepower will be used to track drivers that press the accelerator too hard.

This supercar from a decade ago has one heck of a story behind it.

Back in 2002, a 996 generation of Porsche 911 Turbo was stopped by Romania police.Two turkish drug dealers were trying to use it to smuggle 60 kilograms of heroine into Germany.


The car was confiscated by the police and was subsequently used by the Romanian Finance Ministry.

Turn the clock forward and in 2007, 60 more kilos of drugs were found in the car when it was taken in for a routine service and checkup as the Turbo was going to be used for undercover work.


This car has become quite famous in the Romanian media, and now it’s being shoehorned into another role.

It’s been livered with Police stickers and will soon become their tool to hunt down speed freaks.

These photos provided by Adevarul.ro show the car being tested on DN1 highway, at the hand of a specially trained policeman.

When you see a Porsche Police car in your rear view mirror with the warning lights turned on at a speed worthy of a supersonic plane, you can not help to comply and pull over. Unless you drive a F1 car, to avoid meeting with the police.

Photos by: Alex Policală

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