Drifting a Porsche 911 GT3 on ice
Warren Luff and Shane Smollen have spent a week in Levi, Finland drift a range of Porsche cars, including the 911 GT3 and Turbo models.
The 2014 PORSCHE CARRERA Cup runner-up Warren Luff (pictured), Elite Class runner-up Shane Smollen and GT3 Cup Challenge champion Fraser Ross have just returned from Finland where they took part in the top-level Porsche Driving Experience programme, Ice Force S. Joining the champion Australian Porsche drivers were a bunch of Australian and international Porsche enthusiasts.
The four-day experience saw the Porsche racers drift a range of Porsche, including the 911 GT3 and Turbo models, on Finnish frozen lakes. The drivers then graduated to the 911 GT3 Cup car, more commonly found on the Carrera Cup grid, for several laps of the ice circuit.
Porsche racer and V8 Supercars driver, Warren Luff said, “I absolutely loved it; it’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime things to do and something I would recommend to anyone. Just to drive such amazing cars in an environment like that was just amazing,” said Luff.
“Knowing the 991 GT3 Cup car so well, to experience it on snow and ice was so much fun and, with the studded tyres, it had so much more grip than I ever could have imagined. It hooked up and drove out of the corners really well. It was a real eye-opener to drive that car in that environment.
“For me, the whole experience rates up there as one of the best things I’ve ever been able to do in terms of driving experiences. To be able to get that as a prize was incredible. It certainly beats a trophy and a pat on the back.”
The 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia season kicks off at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide on February 26-March 01, 2015.