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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:46 am    Post subject: Walter Rohrl and Georg Kacher take a Carrera S for a spin. Reply with quote





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Rohrl admits the new electro-mechancial power steering caused problems in development. 'Early on, we had problems on low-friction surfaces,' he tells CAR Magazine during our exclusive first ride. 'The phenomenon was called snap-over, and it only showed at the limit whern ultra-fast corrections were required. But engineering quickly fixed it.

'Although the new steering may face the odd acceptance problem among purists, it is in my view superior to a conventional rack because it can support the driver in critical situations, for example, by enhancing the self-centering motion or the directional stability on split-friction surfaces.'

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Rohrl struggled to provoke the Carrera S into oversteer too - the engineers admit that sideways mode is no longer part of the car's character.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wake me up when the 992 comes out.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agreed....set my alarm for 2016 I'll keep the 997 C4S as a SWB Panamera is of no use Laughing

I bet WR is of course having to tow the party line but deep down having a little chuckle about that steering system...the one that has plagued most Audi's since 2005, with regards to driver feedback. Thankfully Herr Rohrl agrees with my(lol) comments from last month, re how this VAG electro-mechanical steering system behaves when pushed hard on current VAG cars. It's somewhat difficult not to see why it won't affect the 991 also(but hopefully they have improved it before fitting to the 991).

So......we have a weedy BHP 3.4, base 911 with potentially sterile steering.......not much more to say really, until it's tested on UK roads.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the image links are broken. I hope it is a server issue on the source's end, and that it may be resolved soon.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet they wish they had taken the one out with Navigation so they didn't have to stop to get the map out.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe they were reminiscing/drooling over the old 997 design spec and wondering what went wrong Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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maybe they were reminiscing/drooling over the old 993 blue-prints and wondering what went wrong Laughing


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