No, the following 997 generation cars have the stability management but those cars are tricky as well, to a lesser extent though. The engine at the back requires a peculiar style of driving as you mentioned; it is a slow-in, fast out car. I had made a short video of handling traits by the wayDo you have the suspension stability management on your ride? I've never owned a Porsche although I did fill in on a rally with one when the owner failed a breathalyzer test. I was told to NOT go into a curve hot and then let up but sort of forgot. The car reminded me really quick. Nothing like stirring the gears on a curvy road. Alas, my knees aren't up to it anymore. Have fun!