Vic Elford, 1967 European Rally Champion and former F1 driver discusses the importance of balance while driving the “Around the World 911” on the PCH at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Vic Elford on the Balance of the 911
In the early days people said you couldn’t drive a 911 quickly because there’s all the weight at the back where you got into a corner if you lift your foot you will spin and crash. I discovered that all of that was a myth for a start. That it was a car that just needed to be understood and then gently coaxed and persuaded and seduced into doing the right thing instead of bullying. If you try and bully it, it will bite you!
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