Our thoughts and prayers are for those in the firing line of Tropical Storm Barry. Because we are located on Tampa Bay, storms are not to be taken lightly. Thankfully we have a massive generator and a fiber optic internet connection: duPont REGISTRY is prepared! Flooding is still an issue, and it took the life of my 1985 Corvette last year. If you need a car that can act as a submarine, the Porsche 911 wet mode is ready for Hurricane Season.
In the south of France, a road was built to connect the island of Noirmoutier to the mainland. For reasons unknown, the builders didn’t measure the tides, so the road is covered by the Atlantic Ocean twice a day. Fear, not French islanders, Porsche has a solution for you. In the latest clip from 9:11 magazine, a local laments this inconvenience. The YouTube video was accompanied by a press release explaining how Wet Mode is automatically enabled.
Acoustic sensors in the front suspension are tuned to the unique sounds of water hitting the inner fenders. Once it detects a critical level, a warning appears on the tachometer. Once activated, the engine power is limited by a delayed throttle response and a lame ignition timing map. AWD cars move torque to the front wheels, and the rear differential is opened. Active aero flaps are configured for maximum front downforce. Traction control, stability management, and the ABS system thresholds are lowered, allowing for more intervention to keep you pointed straight. This system is standard equipment on the new 992 Series Porsche 911, which includes the Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera 4S and their Cabriolet models. Click the link below to find one near you, and stay with us for all your Porshe news.