Porsche 718 Boxster Drifts Wildly with Porsche Instructor Hooning at Silverstone

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Now that the Porsche 718 Boxster is almost ready to meet us in Geneva, Zuffenahusen has decided to baptize its latest sportscar effort.
Since the term used above may be a little vague, we'll explain. By baptizing, we're referring to a delicious drifting session that involved both dry and wet tarmac.

And there's more - while some of the sideways episodes we're talking about were induced by the driver, others came with the help of a machine. No, thankfully, Porsche hasn't turned to autonomous drifting like other carmakers out there.

Instead, we're dealing with a so-called kick plate, a hydraulically actuated metallic element that pushes the car from the side, while the vehicle is on the move on a wet surface.

That is just one of the special features hosted by the Porsche Experience Center in Silverstone, which is where the sideways action was caught on camera.

The turbocharged Boxster was manhandled by a man who knows a thing or two about Porsches. Behind the wheel, we see Gordon Roberston, Porsche Chief Driving Consultant. Now that's quite a title to wear on your badge, isn't it?

As those of you following the industry closely have noticed, Porsche only used to be about precision and handling balance. However, things have changed, as over the last few years, drifting, as a trend, has exploded.

The German automaker has paid close attention to the popularization of sliding. As a result, from promotional clips, such as the one we have here, to the driving courses offered to customers, Porsche's efforts are now loaded with drifting.

Speaking of which, you might want to see how the Cayman GT4 performs when asked to roast its rear tires. Or maybe a drifting comparison, one that involves the PDK-fitted GT3 RS and GT3, will manage to cater to your hooning needs.

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