Learning car control in a 911 GT3 at the Porsche Experience Centre - Learning car control in a Porsche 911 GT3 - page 4
evo spends a day at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone
As an exercise in demonstrating what Porsche’s latest road cars are capable of from a technological perspective, the Precision course has been exhaustive. Colin has systematically explained and demonstrated his way through the GT3’s four-wheel steering, torque vectoring, brake distribution, the myriad chassis settings and how they influence the mechanical package, and the car’s various modes in such a way that any fool could understand. At a time when Stuttgart’s acronym obsession is running rampant, this is a remarkable feat.
Perhaps a little time spent on controlling the chassis past the limit of grip at higher speeds would be welcomed by those undertaking the course in a GT-division car (especially if it’s their own), but beyond that you’d have a hard time picking holes in the driving activities. In addition educating drivers of the importance and subtly of the relationship between steering angle and throttle input, what the ‘experience’ really succeeds in is getting you comfortable with bouts of oversteer in a car with a ferocious power-to-weight ratio.
And while that’s not to say that you’ll be replicating Climb Dance on the drive home, it’s experience that could one day see the cost of the course pay dividends.