WHEN Those Nice People at Porsche Invited Me to Thrash Their Latest Mi[.]

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WHEN Those Nice People at Porsche Invited Me to Thrash Their Latest Mi[.]


- WHEN those nice people at Porsche invited me to thrash their latest mid-engined flyer around a track it seemed rude to refuse.

So above see your somewhat wind-blown M.E.N Motors man at Silverstone with the beast in question, the 336bhp Cayman GTS.

I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours yesterday morning at the Porsche Experience Centre in the grounds of the iconic Northamptonshire racetrack.

And the GTS was in its element as the near Pounds 70k two-seater is a road car designed to be just as at home on the track.

With 0-62 coming up in an eye-watering 4.6 seconds and top speed in excess of 160mph it was a real hoot with pro-driver Ian Halton in the passenger seat passing on tips.

But the Experience Centre is not just about driving at speed.

It also boasts two skid pans complete with water fountains and extra slippery surfaces... one is even on a hill!

To show the difference driver aids like electronic brake distribution and traction control make Ian got me to go through the waterworks, first with all the electronics switched on, and, despite some violent manoeuvres, I managed to get through with my pride pretty much intact. …

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