Simple test reveals the 911 R's technology.
The Porsche 911 R may be the most enthusiast-oriented sports car from the automaker, but don’t for one second be fooled into thinking that its completely devoid of any technology. In Lesson Two, of “Driving lessons with the 911 R,” two extremely lucky enthusiasts, with some assistance from Porsche works driver Patrick Long, get to experience understeer and oversteer in the sports car. While the 911 R is more than happy to oversteer and when pushed in a circle, even understeers. Porsche has found a way around this with some technology.
The 911 R comes with Porsche’s Stability Management system that improves traction by using the automatic brake differential (ABD) and anti-slip regulation (ASR). While it sounds confusing, the end result is a sports car that behaves like a well-trained race car in anyone’s hands.