Originally Posted by dkottum
It was a manual transmission and had one fault on snow packed roads. If you were approaching a curve with a little too much speed and lifted your foot off the gas, the wheels would quite suddenly be turning at a lower speed than the car was moving, a four wheel braking effect.
This is called lift-off oversteer and yes, it can be worse with manual transmissions. It can occur with 4WD, AWD, RWD. Some Porsches are famous for deadly lift-off oversteer.