Porsche Launches Three New Driving Courses

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Porsche is celebrating the 40th birthday of its RennSport (RS) line by launching three new driving courses at its Experience Centre located at Silverstone Circuit in the U.K.

Looking back four decades, the 1972 911 2.7 Carrera was the first Porsche to wear the RS moniker. Only 1,500 of these cars were built, but it was a pace-setter for the company’s on-track achievements, the impact of which is still felt today.

Keeping that passion alive, Porschephiles can enroll in a GT driving course to really experience the dynamics of the company’s modern RS products – including both the naturally aspirated 911 GTS and the bi-turbo GT2. But make sure you’re ready to spend because the entry price is 400 pounds sterling, roughly $645.

Stepping up from there, serious Porsche fans can shell out even more cash – £500 to be precise – to participate in the Evolution RS course, which includes seat time in some of the company’s legendary 911 GT3 RS cars. What does that $807 investment get you? Well, an hour and a half behind the wheel the 3.6-liter 911 GT3 RS from 2006, the 3.8 911 GT3 RS from 2009 and the seriously fast 911 GT3 RS 4.0 from last year.

The final tier in Porsche’s 40th anniversary portfolio is the £550 ($890) Ultimate GT course. Participants get seat time in the GT2 and the 620 horsepower 911 GT2 RS. Buckle up and hold on tight.

Other than money in the bank participants must hold a valid driver’s license and be at least 25 years old. Unfortunately octogenarians need not apply. Porsche’s cut-off age is 80. Sorry grandpa.

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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