Your Porsche has been designed to deliver exceptional performance even under the most challenging road conditions. And what could be more challenging than winter driving in Saskatchewan? With winter tire and wheel sets, you can enjoy year-round performance of your Porsche right here at home.
No tire on the market performs well through all four seasons, especially when the temperature drops. When temperatures begin to hover around the seven degrees Celsius mark, consider making the switch to winter tires. Porsche is one of the few carmakers to undertake extensive tire testing and publish regular manufacturer approvals for summer and winter tires and at Porsche Centre Kelowna, we offer only the best, “N-rated” tires.
So what does it take for a tire design to be awarded a Porsche N-rating? Testing, testing and more testing. Porsche engineers work with tire company designers throughout the development process to ensure they can support the weight and power of a Porsche under all conditions.
To receive N spec approved status the tire must excel in four areas:
The tire must be capable of safe handling while also allowing it to reach its top speed on a track.
As tires continue to grow in size and width, noise suppression becomes more and more important. Generally speaking, Porsche’s performance tires are low profile and very soft. This makes it even more difficult to manage road noise. You can rest assured that those tires with a Porsche N spec approval will be as quiet as possible.
The focus in Porsche tire development is on optimum handling on dry surfaces and the safest possible behavior on wet surfaces.
Your tires provide the grip that keeps your Porsche “stuck” to the road. Poor tire construction and tires that are too soft or too firm can all lead to reduced handling and possible safety concerns all avoided by choosing a Porsche N spec tire.
PORSCHE ICE EXPERIENCE
Putting your Porsche in storage for the winter is an option but definitely not a necessity. Owning a lightweight motor sport vehicle in Saskatchewan doesn’t mean that you need to stop driving it once winter blows in. With winter tires, anti-slip systems and four-wheel drive options available, they are supremely manageable in cold weather conditions.
To demonstrate their aptitude in snowy conditions, Porsche hosts the annual Porsche Ice Experience at the Mecaglisse track in the beautiful rolling hills of northern Quebec. This experience includes world-class meals, memorable accommodations, and the opportunity to master the art of driving on snow and ice thanks to the expert advice of Porsche instructors. This experience promises to make you a more confident and competent winter driver and above all else, give drivers the freedom to enjoy winter driving in a safe comfortable setting.
Winter is here in a big way, but four-season driving pleasure has always been our top priority. From behind the wheel of a Porsche, you’ll be able to turn the corner alongside the seasons with grace and power. More than anything, a Porsche instills confidence on the road, giving the driver freedom to adapt to ever-changing road conditions. If you have questions about which variety of winter tires best suit your vehicle or need help finding the perfect Porsche for you to take on winter visit Porsche Centre Kelowna today.
Date Posted: December 1, 2020