Mind The Understeer! Porsche 911 Turbo Slams Curb While Leaving Car Meet

If you’ve got it, you’ll probably flaunt it. When it comes to supercars, you’d better know what you’re doing, as you risk embarrassing yourself and, maybe, damage your ride, too.

A Porsche 911 Turbo driver leaving a car meet obviously wanted to show off for the cameras.

Now, the 911 Turbo has all-wheel drive and overall great handling characteristics. However, just like in any 911, its engine layout means that, inherently, it is probe to understeer, as many 911 owners have found over the years.

This particular right-hander wasn’t tricky. You can see a blue Audi RS3 going about its business with absolute ease right before the 911 clips the curb. And no, the German supercar was nowhere near the apex.

Of course, things could have been a lot worse, where instead of understeering into the curb and damaging the rims, or a wishbone at worst, the driver could have wrapped his car around that small pole that was lurking there.

Anyhow, the driver chose to just drive off like nothing happened, probably to save face after such an amateur mistake with the cameras still recording. Guess he learned his lessons: when it comes to 911s, the “slow in, fast out” practice is mandatory if you don’t want to put yourself in trouble.

 

  • fgclolz

    SMH

    • Dr Bjorn K. Von Strangefingger

      Im sure that mark on the rims will buff out, no problem.

      • pcurve

        pretty sure we just saw $5k worth of damage, rim, bent arm, alignment, and tire bubble.

  • eb110americana

    Aren’t 911s prone to oversteer due to the rear pendulum effect? At any rate, this was a case of too much speed at corner entry, followed by too much late braking.

    • pureworx

      Nah.. You missed the point.. This 911 has a special probe fitted for understeer detection..

      And then there’s the problem of all these poles lurking around.. Maybe they should be arrested for loitering and reported back to Poland.

      • eb110americana

        LOL. A Ford Probe, perhaps? (Not enough Mustang to take down bystanders, but enough Ford to make a mess.)

    • Six_Tymes

      Spot on. this is a car site, you would think they would know that. BUT, they don’t even know what Tuning is in regards to cars.

    • Miknik

      Yes, if you lift of suddenly, or hammer it in a tight corner; But in this situation (going in too fast into a 90° bend), everything will understeer, especially when breaking;

    • DMax

      Yep, I’ve done the same so I know =( Too much speed and late braking exacerbated by the slightly wet road, front wheels just slide you can see that in the vid.

    • SteersUright

      They are a lot like go karts actually and very fun once you master. They are initially prone to a ton of understeer followed by dramatic oversteer. The key is to tap the brakes, load the front, turn-in, and then use all that grip to power out. If you don’t tap the brakes and load the front tires first, you simply will not turn as demonstrated by this 911 in the video.

  • Bo Hanan

    Everybody watches the crash videos, nobody thinks it will happen to them.

  • izzey04

    great scoop carscoops…now everybody will click to read this story

  • DMJ

    Wet road. And the Audi driver goes a lot slower

  • ace_9

    That’s not understeer. That’s just not enough steer…

  • Blade t

    Haha , love it ….

  • Wandering_Spirit

    If he switches electronic controls on again it will drive very well. I suggest he does.

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