How the Porsche 911's ZF Rear Axle Steering Behaves During Drifting

Porsche 911 GT3 Drifting 1 photo
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Upon witnessing the roof dance of the new 911 Targa at Porsche's Detroit booth, we were still curious about something that wasn't linked to this incarnation of the 911. We'll be playing with the 911 Turbo/S soon and we wanted to know how that rear axle steering behaves when you're drifting.
Porsche itself showed the 911 oversteering happily in the GT3's presentation video (the GT3 also features the Rear Axle Steering), fueling our curiosity.

The answer was found away from Porsche's stand, being hidden in ZF's NAIAS display. There stood a pretty little electromechanical actuator, of which Porsche's Rear Axle Steering features two pieces.

As for our question, the answer is rather simple: when the car senses you're drifting, the steering returns to its neutral position. By the way, you can check out the press release cut below for the full details on how Porsche's all-wheel steering works.
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