Turn Down Your Volume And Watch This Porsche Off-Roading Video
August 30th, 2012 3:58 PM Share
Lost in all the hysteria which surrounds the VW Type 1 and its descendants is the fact that Dr. Porsche chose a rear-engined car at least partly for reasons of traction and mobility. The roads of post-Great War Europe weren’t all butter-smooth Autobahnen, you see.
Porsche’s marketing machine would have you believe that you need to buy a Cayenne to drive over a speedbump, but as you can see in this video, a 1983 911SC with some chunky tires can do the business. Check it out… but turn down the volume on your computer, the soundtrack is by “DISTURBD” or “STAIND” or some other group of no-talent djent-whackers.
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Published August 30th, 2012 3:58 PM
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Did Disturbed or Staind offend you in some way in the past Baruth?
This video was pretty cool and I had no issue with the music, loud, yes, compressed to within an inch of its life, definitely yes, but it's dynamic compression for the sake of loudness and nothing more, much like techno, though this isn't quite that. As for less than good driving conditions, the very early automobiles had no paved roads to drive on, and the very earliest coast to coast car road trip took place in 1903 in a red Windsor Touring, I think it was, and took 63 days to complete, and it was a 2WD car with tall, uber skinny tires and lots of mud, ruts and block and tackles to get to their destination. Car travel with largely paved roads didn't become common until the late teens and into the 20's.
The video was astonishing, as was the accomplishment of that Porsche. And the Porsche can be an on-road champ as well. I began to feel sorry for all the Jeep Wrangler fans (having been one)..... But this has shown me two things: 1) 4WD/AWD may be overrated. A decent rear-biased weight-balance with good suspension and fat /aggressive rear tires can do 90% of what 4WD can do. For example, in winter conditions, Mike Miller, writing for Roundel Magazine, has always maintained that a 2WD BMW with Blizzak winter tires on all 4 wheels can perform equally as well as (or better than) the "x" version of the same car that uses all-season tires. 2) Experienced, skillful driving in ANY vehicle can go a long way toward not getting stuck. In fact some results are surprising. In 1972, my cousin and I took an off-road trip up a boulder-filled creek bed with a Ford Bronco in Colorado to reach a special little waterfall. What did we find at our destination hours later? A bloody Cadillac! Don't even ask. But the occupants were certainly smiling at our incredulity! (No, there was no other way to get in there, except by helicopter...) -------------
I didn't know that rednecks were into German cars.....