Porsche Experience Centre

Porsche Experience Centre, Towcester: Hours, Address, Porsche Experience Centre Reviews: 5/5

Porsche Experience Centre
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
The Porsche Experience Centre is situated at Silverstone Circuit, the home of British motorsport, in the heart of England. Located next to Hangar Straight, we are on the site of the WRC Rally of Great Britain Special Stage used in the late 1990s. The specially designed track incorporates six elements; Handling Circuit, The Straights, Kick Plate, Ice Hill, Low Friction and Off-Road circuits. This environment enables visitors to be guided through a variety of different situations in wet and dry conditions, as well as simulating ice and snow driving with the use of specially constructed surfaces. The driving experiences are designed to focus on a particular type of driving, model of Porsche or driving environment. Whether you are hoping to attain new skills, polish up some old ones or just have a great time driving, we can help find the right experience for you.
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North Yorkshire, UK661 contributions
Great way to spend an afternoon
Nov 2021
Got a free experience as part of the package when I bought my Car from an Official Porsche Centre. They give you a copy of the car you bought to drive so you can get to grips with your own car and what you might experience with it. Not really intended to turn you into a race driver, more to teach you how to handle the car and its performance. The circuits are relatively slow, I didn't get past 3rd gear, but the corners are laid out in such a way as to give you a good understanding of how to pick lines and drive quickly without going crazy.

There are a couple of skid pan areas, one that actively throws the car into a sideways slide, one where you go up a hill and get the car to snake and a low grip circuit where you can attempt to do the Top Gear style drifting. I had an instructor with me for the whole experience, he wasn't as sycophantic as I expected (we all bought an expensive car so you expect them to be really nice to you) but he was of particular help in the circuit driving. His idea of a compliment was 'better than most' with regard to my circuit driving. He didn't say anything at all about my pathetic attempts to drift the car, some thing Ive never really managed to achieve for some reason.

Food in the restaurant, complimentary, was excellent as was the service. Overall a great afternoon with around 2 hours in the car. I would definitely recommend it, I will likely do one of the paid experiences in the future where you get to drive a GT3 round the GP circuit.
Written November 30, 2021
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Brampton, UK100 contributions
Didn't stop smiling all day!
Oct 2021
My husband and I went on the Porsche experience half day (he'd been before). I had a 911 and hubby drove the Taycan Turbo. Day started with a delicious breakfast in the Porsche centre, followed by a safety briefing. We then joined our instructors in our cars - my instructor was Mark and hubby's was Ryan - both were absolutely brilliant. I am not a confident driver and started off the day by going round the track at 30 mph with lots of other cars passing me before the end of the first lap - by the end of the session, I understood why people want to be racing drivers! Mark was very patient and gave me so much confidence. I had the biggest smile on my face when we did the launch control - never experienced anything like it. The day was finished off with a lovely lunch back in the centre. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough - whether you think you're a great driver or if, like me, you lack confidence, you will go away feeling like your driving has improved. Can't wait to go back again :)
Written November 2, 2021
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Nick T
1 contribution
Incredible Carrera Experience
Sep 2021
The staff in the centre were all genuinely welcoming and friendly. I had a fantastic afternoon driving the Carerra S on the Porsche track. Ryan the instructor made the whole driving experience tremendous fun, challenging at times and highly educational – just the right balance, with plenty of humour too. It all felt very dynamic and exciting – and also safe. The 90 minutes went by all too quickly and I came away in awe of the grip and agility of the 911. I'm looking forward to going back again when I can. Very highly recommended.
Written September 22, 2021
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Cwmbran, UK10 contributions
Heaven on earth
Aug 2021 • Couples
Quite simply heaven on earth 👌
A car lovers dream , each and every driving consultant make your experience the best possible , though there are restrictions within the building for obvious reasons . Then you have the restaurant upstairs that serves amazing lunch or afternoon tea , its a shame when the time comes to drag yourself away 👍
Written August 25, 2021
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Burton upon Trent, UK17 contributions
An absolute Blast
Aug 2021
What a brilliant day going around the track with Kat who is a great instructor, she gives you all the knowledge you need to go faster but safely within your own limits. As soon as you see another driver in front of you on the track the adrenaline cuts in and you must go past them, safely obviously and the feeling of going faster than someone else is a real buzz.

Thanks for a great hour and a half in the Porsche Cayman and I will be back very soon and thanks to Kat.

Written August 18, 2021
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Chesterfield, UK9 contributions
Superb Porsche driving day
Aug 2021 • Friends
Superb morning driving a Cayenne E hybrid coupe both on the road and at it’s limits on the track and skid pan followed by an excellent lunch. Top quality calm and expert instruction from retired Police advanced high speed instructor Mark. Would highly recommend
Written August 3, 2021
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Peterborough, UK52 contributions
Porsche 911 Carrerra .What an animal!
Sep 2020
I have always regarded a 911 as iconic and a must have if the lottery came my way.I was given an experience day treat from my wife and yesterday went along to experience the event.
In my mid sixties I regard myself as a steady Eddy on the road whilst my existing MX5 tries to hold a bit of lost youth.I have to admit as to be nervous as the thought of driving someone elses property with so much power initially filled me with dread.I was introduced to my driving coach Geoff who immediately calmed my mood and helped me garner a smile of anticipation for the 90minutes of driving time to come.I appreciated Geoffs empathy.
I cannot really describe my Carrera 911 adequately suffice to say I have not had an experience to match it in my life time.The sound,the touch and the feel all made for something never to be forgotten.
When it was all over and I found my wife waiting in the restaurant,I found the emotion of the experience hard to portray.
This place has Porsche models every where you look either being driven or static to take a look at.If this your car of desire then for goodness sake go and experiance the day for yourself.If just a forlorn dream then make the effort even more so.
My thanks to all the staff my wife and I met who were all great ambassadors for Porsche GB and to you Geoff.
Written September 29, 2020
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Ainley Top, UK88 contributions
Brilliant experience
Sep 2020 • Couples
Wife and myself both experienced an exceptionally good day out at the Porsche experience centre. Porsche centre Leeds treated us as having bought a couple of new cars recently. Thank you OPC Leeds.

The experience.

COVID safe. Food exceptional. Very well fed.

The driving. For me, ( having a 911), actually following the driving consultant as opposed to having them in the car worked.

The consultant eyes in the back of their head do understand the ability of the trainee and up the speed etc to suit the needs and capabilities of the driver.

So, in COVID times, the experience I believe was even better.

My wife, whilst starting a little timid ended up absolutely blasting around the circuit. From being a little apprehensive, she ended up loving it.

She is now wanting her own 992.

Fantastic experience. Not cheap, but top quality. Exactly what we expect from the Porsche brand

Thank you Porsche Cars GB
Written September 9, 2020
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Warrington, UK63 contributions
Fantastic experience
Sep 2020
This was a birthday gift and was fantastic from beginning to end. Learnt so much about the car from different set ups and how they affect the handling. Had the car to myself following the instuctor in a lead car. The ice hill and kick plate were great for learning how to handle the car when traction is lost and the instuctor guides you via a walkie talkie. Just the riight level of instruction and encouragement. Thoroughly enjoyed the session and would love to do it again.

The cars are sanitised after each driver and there is a one way system inside the building.
Written September 8, 2020
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Markham, Canada1 contribution
Terrible experience with Porsche Drive
Aug 2020
I haven't had a good experience here in Canada. I am in the top tier plan and got a great 992 Chalk CS color to drive. The speaker was blown the first day I had it and was requested that they bring it in for repair and I'd get the car back the following week. While it's in repair, they gave me a Taycan to drive....great....but then they wanted it back (as it was only a trial car) - but was promised the 992 chalk back.

Well, once again - failed commitment - I got a message in the morning that it's not available and they would give me another 992 instead.

Not really trustworthy and failed on commitments. Feel like a bate and switch at this point and time; especially for the amount of $$ I am paying.
Written August 26, 2020
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