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What are you doing for your winter vacation this year? We’ve got a great idea – test drive the new Porsche 911 first-hand through extreme conditions in some of the most exotic locales from across the world.
The Porsche Driving Experienceâ€™s new winter training courses will take beginners and expert drivers through their paces on South African coastal roads all the way to the snow fields of northern Finland. Just like the Camp4 Canada courses in Quebec, participants, with the guidance of skilled instructors, can ramp up their driving skills in the Porsche 911 while working on their driving style.
For the Finland route, youâ€™ll take on icy but controlled conditions through three progressive proficiency levels â€“ Precision, Performance and Master. On the South African Porsche tour, youâ€™ll drive from Cape Town and make your way through the Garden Route and the inland game reserves â€“ this is truly a unique experience with an amazing car, and itâ€™s sure to be a winter vacation you wonâ€™t soon forget.
Head over to the Porsche Driving Experience website to learn more and check out all of the courses available.
Porsche‘s Camp4 Canada will return to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec for another season starting January 31st until February 6th. A new course, dubbed “Camp4S” wil continue from February 7th to February 10th.
Camp4S will expand on the skills taught at Camp4, but will only be offered for one wave. Otherwise, participants can expect a similar experience to ours when we attended Camp4 in February 2011. Of note is the addition of a fleet of new 991-chassis Porsche 911 Carrera S models, and a new off-track base at theÂ Esterel Suites Spa & Lake hotel.
Pricing for Camp4 will be $4,995, with Camp4S pricing to be announced later. The standard course lasts two days, but one day programs will be available for corporate functions. Participants can register at porsche.ca/camp4 or by calling 1-800-Porsche.
A little snow on the ground shouldnâ€™t mean that you pack your sports car away until the spring. And in Canada, Porsche is encouraging drivers to â€śNever Hibernate.â€ť
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 â€śracetracksâ€ť at Mecaglisse, a dedicated snow- and ice-driving facility outside of Montreal. These multi-turn road courses will allow drivers to explore the Porschesâ€™ limits in safe and controlled situations.
â€śWe are very excited to be hosting a Camp4 driving event for the first time in Canada,â€ť added Joe Lawrence, President and CEO of Porsche Canada. â€śPorsche 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 participantsâ€™ 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.â€ť
You can learn more about the program at www.porsche.ca/neverhibernate.