While the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 sits on the sidelines awaiting more information about its ability to spontaneously combust, we're still learning more cool things about the product.
This is one of the most controversial 911s in sometime because of several reasons:
- Electric power assisted steering
- No true manual option with a third pedal — PDK is standard
- Rear-wheel steering
The GT3 is supposed to embody purity but with these new additions the guys who think a Porsche should be as it were in the 1970s are up in arms. That said, let's take a bit of time to better understand how rear-wheel steering works. Though it's not exactly an innovation as Japanese cars featured this in the 1980s and 1990s, it's interesting to see Porsche turn to this in the vehicle that's supposed to represent the latest and greatest track-focused tech.
That said, scope out the clip below.
Demonstration of the 2014 991 GT3 active rear steering feature. The rear wheel counter steer up to 50 kph to create an effective wheelbase that is shorter, and making the car more maneuverable. Above 80 kph the wheel steer in the same direction for improved stability. For related products and information visit www.elephantracing.com