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“Brilliant fun”

Porsche Experience Centre
Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Towcester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Experience the thrills, the history, the technology and even the food of Porsche at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone. The ultimate Porsche experience.
Wales
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Brilliant fun”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Myself and my partner did the 911 evolution experience and had great fun getting 3 different 911's 'out of shape'! Each was great for it's own reasons, and I'd highly recommend it (loved the kick plate, ice hill and going full beans in the new Carrera S to a hard stop!).
We had lunch afterwards which was of a high standard (although felt a little bit like we were on a production line; but then they only had an hour to get all the guests fed and watered).
If you have a passion for Porsche's, or just driving, it's a great opportunity to have some fun in a controlled environment.
If you're lucky, there might even be some F1 testing going on on the circuit while you're there.

Visited May 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Tremendous fun with a serious side”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

I've been here on courses a couple of times now & this time my wife also took a course at the same time. Fabulous facilities located to the side of the Silverstone race track hanger straight. The complex includes a simulated ice hill, low adhesion circuit, road track, a kick plate again located on a simulated ice surface, an off road section for 4 wheel drive test area, human performance centre as well as a small showroom, restaurant (serving delicious food I might add) & briefing/meeting rooms . With the kick plate you drive along the simulated ice surface & suddenly the kick plate which is set in the surface violently kicks the rear wheels of the car you are driving in one direction or another to induce an involuntary skid, the object obviously being that you bring the car back under control. A number of courses can be carried out here from novice to highly advanced, either with your own car (it doesn't necessarily have to be a Porsche, dependant on the particular course) or you may hire a car. Tuition is available on a one to one basis & whilst what you will do is tremendous fun it does obviously have a serious side. You can learn more here about car control than you could possibly learn even with years of experience on the roads & all in a safe controlled environment. My wife was more than a little nervous before the course despite my telling her multiple times that she needn't be, the instructors are truly excellent & are both patient & reassuring. After the course she was just so excited about what she had done she just couldn't stop grinning & now she just can't stop talking about it. A truly fantastic place to both learn & have enormous fun at the same time & most strongly recommended. Visit Porsche.co.uk/experience or email drivingexperience@porsche.co.uk alternatively telephone 08443 575 911 for more information.

Visited April 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“Spin go skid stop”
Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

I have been here several times with Porsche and the Porsche Club and its awesome the features are fantastic the kick plate the low friction circuit the ice hill the small handling track the off road track is just amazing
The small showroom the staff the food in the restaurant are all top class
The knowledge of the staff and the exhibition standards are all ace

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