We’ve seen (and driven) our share of sports cars in cold weather, but we still wince every time we see something like a Lamborghini buried in the snow because its owner spent everything on the car and forgot the garage part.
That brings us to this all-weather Porsche Cayman in Quebec, a province that (thankfully) mandates winter tires between Dec. 15 and March 15. The winter-tire requirement does not change the fact the rear-wheel-drive Cayman is a little light in the front, which makes it prone to understeer in the white stuff. (Now that we think about it, an all-wheel-drive Lamborghini Huracan Spyder seems like a logical winter vehicle compared to a Cayman).
It’s difficult to judge a given winter sports-car owner’s situation: He or she might not have access to a garage, or there’s only budget for one car for all seasons. If we lived in an even colder climate, we might want to pretend that it’s practically spring year-round as a coping mechanism and run nothing but gently used Miatas, obtaining invaluable winter-rally skills in the process.
Do you park your daily driver in the winter, or do you use it year-round? Let us know in the comments below.