Taking on Winter with Infiniti

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Figure 8
The figure 8 course showcased how well an AWD Infiniti can enter a tight corner, navigate the corner’s apex and accelerate back onto a straight road in slick conditions. Although the Blizzak tires offered exceptional traction in most situations, entering a corner at too high a speed on slippery snowpack pushed the tire’s limits, and the Infiniti tended to go wide. However, as soon as we reduced the speed, the front tires bit into the snow and led the vehicle through the turn. As we exited turns and arrived back onto the straights, we could apply power as soon as the front wheels pointed in the direction we wanted to go, and the QX60 immediately straightened out, heading happily for the next turn.

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