It’s not unusual to hear people say the Porsche 911 is the ideal sports car. For over 50 years, the butt-engined two-door has helped define what exactly makes a sports car and it’s showing no signs of stopping any time soon. But did you also that for 30 years Porsche has been building all-wheel drive 911s as well? What started as experimental technology on the also iconic 959 supercar has become an extremely popular feature for many 911 buyers, and for very good reason. Not everyone lives in year-round snow-free environments.
Nor should you have to in order to have a 911, hence available AWD. It also just so happens to be standard on the 911 Turbo S. Combined with 580 hp, the 911 Turbo S is, perhaps, the perfect everyday high-performance machine that balances the fine line between sports and supercar.
To show just how capable the AWD 911 Turbo S can be, Porsche brought one to a Scottish ski slope and instructed its driver to drive up the snow-covered mountainside. Speed was not the goal but rather the capabilities of the AWD system. The professional driver probably makes things look easier than they really are, but the fact of the matter is that the 911 Turbo S is your year-round high-performance/supercar. Try not to have too much fun.