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Porsche 911 nimble on snow and ice

Stuttgart. Like no other vehicle, the 911 unites such seeming contradictions as sportiness and everyday usability, having stood for sheer driving pleasure for 50 years now – and not just when the sky is blue and the sun is shining but also in winter driving conditions. Against this backdrop, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that there are numerous Porsche customers in regions in which winter is the rule during most of the year. The northernmost Porsche Centre in the world, for instance, is located in Tromso, Norway: there are loyal 911 drivers even at the Arctic Circle. In fact, in Norway alone, there are four more Porsche Centres; in Sweden are six and in Finland are three Porsche Centres available to customers.

A Porsche 911 for northern climes

February 20, 2013

That the Porsche 911, now 50 years old, is a treat when the sky is blue and the sun shining strains no one's imagination. But the sports car--in particular, its all-wheel-drive version--is surprisingly nimble through ice, sleet, and snow.