Watch Porsche Drift the Cayman GTS around a Go-Kart Track

You know drift has truly become popular when a brand like Porsche, which is actually obsessed with driving accuracy, sends the electronics away and starts officially dancing its cars. This is precisely what happens in the Germans’ latest commercial.
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The ad sees the devilish Cayman GTS go all PSM Off (Porsche Stability Management) and for things to be even more intense, the shenanigan takes place on an in-door go-kart track.

The Cayman GTS lets its rear end slide rather wide on more than one corner, with the slip angles being rather impressive - the sportscar basically goes as much sideways as its road-going nature allows it to.

Then again, the Cayman GTS has all the right tools for this. Its mid-engine configuration allows the driver to recover the car from a slide, while the specifically tailored PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), which lower the ride height by 10mm is not to be neglected.

Actually, the drive is doing quite a lot of work here, since the Cayman GTS is a car that just wants to come back onto the grip once you send the rear sliding. Oh yes, the standard 20-inch wheels just can’t wait to be put to blistering-fast laptime use.

Porsche’s embracing of the tail-happiness phenomenon can also be seen in its customer driving courses, which now include stages dedicated solely to drifting.

While your imagination chews on that, you can immerse yourself in the sports exhaust soundtrack of the clip below. Be warned, the flat six sounds like a swarm of killer bees. Oh and by the way, the Cayman GTS is driven like a go-kart here, since the latter requires its rear to be slid around more serious corners by definition.

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