Porsche driving experiences
Porsche is celebrating 40 years since the launch of the legendary Carrera 2.7 RS with three new driving days.
Porsche is celebrating 40 years since the launch of its first RS model – the legendary Carrera 2.7 RS – with three new driving experience days.
They all take place at the company's Experience Centre, next to the Silverstone race track in Northamptonshire. Kicking off the new experiences is the GT course, at £400. This puts you behind the wheel of a normally aspirated 997 GT3 and its bigger brother, the turbocharged GT2. And after 90 minutes of driving, you’ll be treated to a hot lap as a passenger in the GT2.
Next up is the £500 Evolution RS course, which allows you to drive a selection of RS models to see how the car has progressed over the years. You get to try the 2006 3.6-litre GT3 RS, the 3.8-litre from 2009 and last year's 4.0-litre model, and again this involves 90 minutes of driving in total.
Finally, there's the £550 Ultimate GT course. This is a back-to-back experience where you drive the 911 GT2 and then the hardcore 911 GT2 RS, so you can compare the two.
All three courses come with expert tuition from a Porsche driving consultant, who will sit in the passenger seat and give helpful guidance so you get the most from your day. The experiences are open to people aged between 25 and 80 with a full driving licence.
Anyone who prefers a little more history can still go for the Evolution 911 experience, and drive the Carrera 3.2 from the eighties, the last air-cooled 993 from the nineties and the new 2012 Carrera S. This £325 course is open to drivers as young as 21.