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Porsche 911 – Double driving fun even in snow and ice

Porsche Driving Experience in Finland


Porsche Driving Experience in Finland

Press Release 15/02/2013

911 Carrera is the ideal vehicle in all weather conditions

Double driving fun with the Porsche 911 – even in snow and ice

 

Porsche Driving Experience in Finland


Porsche Driving Experience in Finland

Stuttgart. Like no other vehicle, the 911 unites such seeming contradictions as sportiness and everyday usability, having stood for sheer driving pleasure for 50 years now – and not just when the sky is blue and the sun is shining but also in winter driving conditions. Against this backdrop, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that there are numerous Porsche customers in regions in which winter is the rule during most of the year.

The northernmost Porsche Centre in the world, for instance, is located in Tromso, Norway: there are loyal 911 drivers even at the Arctic Circle. In fact, in Norway alone, there are four more Porsche Centres; in Sweden are six and in Finland are three Porsche Centres available to customers.

Porsche Driving Experience in Finland


Porsche Driving Experience in Finland

Many 911 customers enjoy driving in snow and ice also in Alpine countries like Switzerland: vehicle sales have been growing there year after year. Alongside the Cayenne, the sports car icon is the most successful model in Switzerland. Last year alone, 656 vehicles were delivered to customers there. And the 911 is popular in Switzerland not only as a coupé. Cabriolets accounted for 42% of the 911 sports cars delivered in 2012.

911 Carrera 4


911 Carrera 4

No wonder: Even in cold temperatures, the driver of a 911 Carrera Cabriolet enjoys a climate comfort coming closer to that of a coupé than ever before. Thus, for instance, the external material is lined in its entirety by an insulating mat. The lateral parts are also completely covered with material so no technical components are visible any more when the top is closed.

911 Carrera 4


911 Carrera 4

The 911 with all-wheel drive, in particular, is ideal for driving in winter. The Porsche Traction Management (PTM) translates the great driving-performance potential optimally in all weather conditions. Within a split second, the optimum power distribution between front and rear axle can be controlled via a multi-plate clutch. Depending on the driving situation, this means more driving stability, a more agile handling and outstanding traction even on slippery road surfaces.

In short: Even more driving fun with more safety, especially on snow and icy roads. Because that’s where the premium on traction really shows its stuff.

911 Carrera 4


911 Carrera 4

This makes the 911 the ideal vehicle for all seasons:

“For me, the Carrera with all-wheel drive is the perfect everyday car. Thanks to its technology, it is safe for active driving on ice and snow; on the other hand, it always offers the self-assurance of a thoroughbred sports car.

Owing to its excellent all-round visibility and the storage space behind the front seats, the car is very suitable for the city and for shopping as well,” says Walter Röhrl, twice holder of the rally world championship.

Porsche enthusiasts can also satisfy their curiosity about the advantages of the 911 Carrera by selecting from the various courses and sessions of Porsche Driving Experience: At two training sites in Finland’s far north 1,350 drivers will have the opportunity to test the Porsche 911 at first hand in extreme weather conditions this winter. Beginners and advanced drivers will have the chance to expand their driving skills under the guidance of Porsche instructors and learn to control their car even better in three training steps that build on one another.

Porsche Driving Experience in Finland


Porsche Driving Experience in Finland

On snowbound tracks and ice lakes at temperatures up to minus 30° Celsius. The rear-focused design of the all-wheel drive, typical for Porsche, offers optimal support. You will find the dates and other information on all winter offers of Porsche Driving Experience on the Internet at: http://www.porsche.de/driving-experience-winter/.

SOURCE: Porsche AG Medai Database

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VIDEO: Porsche Camp 4S Finland – Porsche Driving Experience Center

Porsche will take you to the limits of the Arctic Circle.
So you can explore yours.

Minus 30 degrees in the snow. In a Porsche?
Porsche can warmly recommend it – the winter driving activities from the Porsche Driving Experience.

The Porsche Driving Experience offers you a number of different opportunities to enjoy handling a Porsche in winter conditions. You’ll also have the unique opportunity of learning all about the future of the sportscar: with the new 911 – as part of a special training session at Camp4, Camp4S and Ice-Force.

As the graphic shows, you can complete each level which builds on knowledge from the previous level (Precision, Performance and Master) as part of specially developed winter driving programmes on snow and ice. First-time participants start with the Precision training. They subsequently go on to improve their vehicle control further with the next level up, Performance. Only then are they ready for the Master course. You can complete the individual training levels on ice in the winter or on the track in the summer.

Porsche instructors will show you how to improve your safety – and your driving skills. On snow and ice. Pushing the limits. For unlimited driving pleasure.

This winter at the Porsche Driving Experience, they have a number of challenges for enthusiasts on snow and ice. Camp4S for example.

Once you have mastered their Precision training, you’re ready for this challenge.

The Porsche Driving Experience Center Finland on Lake Pasasjärvi near Ivalo provides the ideal setting for a further improvement of your driving skills.

With 1.5-mm spikes on each tyre, you’ll learn how to control a Porsche on black ice and in some of the most demanding situations.

‘Wedeling’. ‘Schussing’. ‘Snowplough’.
We prefer the drift.

Here is what your schedule would look like:

Day 1

Individual travel to Ivalo airport where you will be greeted by the Porsche team and taken to the hotel by shuttle bus. After checkin, relax over a welcome dinner in preparation for the exhilarating days ahead.

Day 2

After breakfast and a theoretical driver briefing, it’s time for your first trip to Lake Pasasjärvi. But don’t worry – in temperatures that can frequently drop as low as minus 30 degrees, there’s no chance of you finding yourself on thin ice. Porsche instructors are also on hand at all times to offer you expert guidance and advice. After mastering various sections of the course, stop for lunch on the shores of the lake and, later, enjoy dinner in a cosy restaurant.

Day 3

Developing your vehicle control on snow and ice requires a considerable amount of practice. That is why you spend as much time as possible at the wheel. But not just in a Porsche.

At the ‘Winter Olympics’ in the evening, you’ll also get to experience the driving dynamics of other vehicles such as snowmobiles and ice karts.

Day 4

The schedule for the fourth day includes some new training units. And, once again, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to put the skills you have learned thus far into practice. After many hours of driving pleasure, it’s then time to say farewell to the group over dinner.

Day 5

Individual departure with a range of new skills under your belt – and a wealth of memories to treasure.

The best protection against icy temperatures?
A good covering of snow, of course.

Some things in life are a challenge.

More information on extraordinary winter driving activities:

Source: Porsche AG Database: Information  HERE
Contact number:
+49 (0) 711 911-23360
or e-mail  at info@porschetravelclub.de.

 

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