Effects of computer assist on sporty driving?

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Just got my new red Alltrack S a few days ago, only driven it 30 miles or so on windy back roads.

I haven't tried this but somebody must know: What are the real-time differences in handling (if any) when you drive on curvy roads at brisk speed (nothing too fast) WITH and WITHOUT the computer handling features turned on? I forget the acronyms but there are at least two features that involve minor automatic braking and torque control (I think).

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Are you referring ESP (Electronic Stabilization Program)?

There's no real difference in handling when you disable/enable ESP, the system only kicks in and apply the brakes whenever is senses wheel slippage.

This is an older video but still the same system.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTe3s1tQA4w
 
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Well well, thank you, hadn't seen that, now I can hardly wait not to try it!! That is I hope I don't do anything to need it.

I thought there also was something that worked in regular non-slip cornering but maybe it is the same thing.
 

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Well well, thank you, hadn't seen that, now I can hardly wait not to try it!! That is I hope I don't do anything to need it.

I thought there also was something that worked in regular non-slip cornering but maybe it is the same thing.
Yeah it's probably the same thing. I don't see any good reason you would want to disable it other than perhaps going offroad.
 
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Yeah it's probably the same thing. I don't see any good reason you would want to disable it other than perhaps going offroad.
Oh I just noticed your name AlltrackMike!! Pretty good! Although you see I just chose the generic good for everything RandomMike!
 

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Oh I just noticed your name AlltrackMike!! Pretty good! Although you see I just chose the generic good for everything RandomMike!
lol Randommike is good for any site. AlltrackMike was the first username that came to mind for me. I intend on keeping this car for awhile lol.
 


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