Home / Auto News / News article: Porsche Offers Camp4 Canada "Never Hibernate" Winter Driving Program - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Oct 07 2010, 9:05 PM

A little snow on the ground shouldn’t mean that you pack your sports car away until the spring. And in Canada, Porsche is encouraging drivers to “Never Hibernate.”

Starting this February, a fleet of 20 Porsche Caymans and 911 Carrera models can be found thumbing their noses at the snow on Canadian roads, putting to rest the old tradition of putting high-performance sports cars in the garage for the winter.

Camp4 Canada is a new three-day driving experience offered by Porsche Cars Canada this winter. Participants enrolled in Camp4 Canada will get behind the wheel of these 300-plus-horsepower rear- and all-wheel drive sports cars so they can learn valuable winter driving skills. They will hone their skills on the specialized snow-bound “racetracks” at Mecaglisse, a dedicated snow- and ice-driving facility outside of Montreal. These multi-turn road courses will allow drivers to explore the Porsches’ limits in safe and controlled situations.

“We are very excited to be hosting a Camp4 driving event for the first time in Canada,” added Joe Lawrence, President and CEO of Porsche Canada. “Porsche has long provided drivers the skills to drive with precision, performance and mastery in all kinds of adverse conditions. Our focus with the three-day Camp4 Canada program will be to train participants’ muscle memory for emergency situations and teaching them how to drive with precision in treacherous Canadian conditions, including special techniques for driving on snow and ice.”

You can learn more about the program at www.porsche.ca/neverhibernate.