Porsche Unveils the All Wheel Drive 911 in the UK
|   Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Porsche has just offered a four wheel drive 911 for the British buyers. This is the first all wheel driven Porsche to be unveiled in the United Kingdom post 1989, when Porsche had unveiled the 964. Some of the latest additions that Porsche has made on the Carrera 4 and the 4S are bugbears, fatter rear wheels and a wider body frame. This has however just increased the total body weight of the vehicle by just 50 kg.

Due to the additional weight issue, the 911 faces a time penalty of just a tenth of a second and this is pardonable considering the facilities that the vehicle now enjoys.
The top speed has also suffered by 2 MPH and as Porsche claims, the CO2 emission has also been increased. Due to this, the 911 suffers from a £6500 tax penalty and this is the only cost that the buyers will have to be concerned about.

The 911 is the perfect vehicle to be used every day and if your 911 will be used that frequently, it is better to pay the tax premium than suffer later. There are people who are not really confident of the rear wheel driven Porsche 911's traction and this is an honest cause to be worried about.

However, with the new all wheel driven 911, that constant fear is absent.
However, with slippery road conditions, the Carrera does seem to slip at times. However, this problem can be fixed with changing the standard tires on the 911 with aftermarket parts. This however is a costly alternative and all those people who want to shell out the extra buck will benefit vastly.

Although the standard grip level of the 911 is quite high, on high speed or slippery conditions, the traction level slips and the chances of the vehicle going out of control increases. On improper braking, the rear wheel drive train of the vehicle seems to be quite apparent and chances of wheel spin increases. Over steer has always been a problem with the 911 and this is part and parcel of the 911's ergonomics.

Porsche has however managed to get rid of all its drive train issues with the launch of the all wheel driven 911. Porsche has installed the all new Porsche Traction Management System in the 911 and this distributes the power throughout all its wheels. The steering is however quite basic and that has not been altered in the new vehicle. This car is quite good for general everyday use and can also be used for general track purposes on warm sunny days.

The braking has been enhanced as well and the ceramic brakes are quite well and practical. The Porsche Torque Vectoring System Plus would be a better installation on the 911 as it would increase performance of this vehicle. That is necessary for a four wheel driven Porsche and customers have already stated their desires. Porsche is yet to respond to their requests and the final results are yet to be attained.
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