First Drive - 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Porsche has always been the savior of sports car fans living in northern climates where the need for foul-weather traction typically eliminates many standard go-fast options from the panoply of pricy performance vehicles available to the well-heeled shopper. With a strong history of offering all-wheel drive in some of its quickest models, it was with bated breath the Porsche fans have been awaiting the debut of the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S after having been teased with the rear-wheel drive Carrera going on sale earlier this year.
I was recently given the chance to put the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S through its paces on a test track composed almost entirely of solid ice - an appropriate proving ground for the all-wheel drive terror. I came away suitable impressed with just how competent Porsche's 911 formula remains when facing down the slickest possible road surfaces.