How well do Porsches handle on the road?

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  • How well do Porsches handle on the road?


Answer #1 | 02/12 2013 13:08
Meant to be great handling cars BUT all cars are crashable for various reasons
Answer #2 | 02/12 2013 13:15
Depends on your skill, the age of the car, and whether there are any electronic gizmos to protect your keister when you mess up. If you have, for instance, an early 911 Turbo (type 930), you lift once during a turn and you're pushing up the daisies. Contemporary Porsches have various stability schemes to keep you on the road, but they can be switched off. If you've been saving up for a Boxster, I'd say don't worry about it.
Answer #3 | 02/12 2013 13:34
Having the weight of the engine behind the rear axle has gives the Porsche tendency to over steer, this is somewhat desirable on the racetrack and in sporting use. It allows the car to change direction quickly. Modern stability control systems minimize any excessive over steer. But there is a limit to what electronic aids can do. (they can be turned off as well if the driver wishes). The old 911's were called widow makers. (before stability control systems were available). They had the tendency to spin if the driver went into a corner too fast and lifted off the gas mid corner. One other thing, engine in the rear means the fuel tank is placed in a relatively unprotected place in the front of the car. On the road any Porsche is an excellent car with very high limits, its just that exceeding those limits can have tragic consequences. Other cars with more conventional front or mid engine design can be slightly more forgiving of driver mistakes - perhaps.
Answer #4 | 02/12 2013 22:27
Any car is "scary" in the hands of idiot driving recklessly on public roads.
Answer #5 | 03/12 2013 08:27
If you have to ask, it's probably best you stick to driving your dreary Camry, Accord, or Sentra. But stay in the right lane and let the 911's by you.

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