Brand new Porsche vehicles were in Yellowknife last week and as of yesterday. This isn’t first time that Porsche has come to Yellowknife with new cars. It seems that cold weather testing in Yellowknife is a favourite of theirs.
If you happen be wandering around town and see a convoy of at least 5 cars and a SUV tailing them, then those would be the Porsches. Although they are clearly Porsches the cars have no make logo or model labeled on them.
This year it seem that they have been testing the Porsche Panamera, a four door Porsche, for those families that want to drive in style. In past years these cold weather tests have not been done while the weather was all that cold, luckily Yellowknife’s weather has cooperated for them. Going from -39ºC last week, to -15ºC on Sunday back to -30ºC today.
It really does say something about what we all put our vehicles through if Porsche chooses Yellowknife for its testing. I, for one, know my Jeep’s suspension occasionally has a rough ride – pun intended – at -40ºC but it still moves on.
Did you see the Porsches in town this week? Do you think they are right to come to Yellowknife for cold weather testing?