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Porsche 911 Carrera S: An all-season thrill

Porsche 911 Carrera S
Nice driving report here with the Porsche 911 Carrera S.

At the Miller Motorsports complex I was assigned to a Porsche race driver who rode shotgun. My instructor was David Donohue, son of late, legendary Trans-Am great Mark Donohue. The invited auto journalists were to cycle through all four new 911 Carrera models. I started in the quickest and most powerful model, the Carrera S Coupe, equipped with the PDK transmission and Sport Chrono Package Plus.

We were last in line and Dave told me to wait before taking the track, because he said that we would overtake the others quickly. I informed him that I tended to be on the conservative side and probably wouldn’t catch up. He smiled and told me to trust him. He hit the Sport mode button, and before the second lap was over, I was passing the other cars in what seemed effortless fashion.

Handling is superior with the variable-ratio steering, and the ride quality is surprisingly supple thanks to the electronically controlled suspension adaptability.

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Source: Washington Post