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    Porsche world roadshow gave ride in carrera GT

    Hi, just back from Porsche world roadshow in Norway, where we tested all the current products from the factory on and off road. What an amazing experience !! What wowed me the most was taking 7 Cayennes through an offroadcourse in pouring rain. It would have been impossible to walk the course and I could hardly believe the capabilities of the car. Then on the track the Cayenne Turbo had the same speed (in pouring rain) as a 996 4S and a 997 S. How they manage to put theese skills into the same package is unbelievaable. Then we had a go in the Carrera GT with Porsches factory driver Mr. Bergmeister, and I can promise you the GT performs like no other thing in the wet. To the people having doubts about the handling of the GT, forget it !! the car was so balanced and easy to catch on the edge it was pure joy. : ) And after the other customers had left I went over to Mr. Bergmeister and asked if he would take me for a spin in my own 04`GT3 RS, and I got 4 crazy laps in the rain and I`m still in heaven. Then two days later I went to the Porshe driving school with my new Hoosier DOT marked slicks. The guys from Porsche had never seen such a tire before an was sure I came to the track on slicks The performance on dry with theese tires was awesome !!! the car was transformed and everything else on the track (turbos and gt3`s) were like parked.

    Just had to let you know.

    Regards

    Jo

    Re: Porsche world roadshow gave ride in carrera GT

    Sounds like an amazing experience!

    The Cayenne is suprisingly stable in the rain. It would not have kept up with those 911's on dry pavement, of course.

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.

    Re: Porsche world roadshow gave ride in carrera GT

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    GM Austin said:
    Sounds like an amazing experience!

    The Cayenne is suprisingly stable in the rain. It would not have kept up with those 911's on dry pavement, of course.

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.



    The other day I was in my S and there is a 1 1/2 mile of road which has twisties that can be done at some speed. As I entered the road a MB Sl 500 was on my tail hoping I would move over for him to take the lead. I then gave it full throttle and went into the curves at speeds over 80mph and the MB kept drifting behind not able to stay with me. At the end of the road there is a traffic light and he(a gentleman in his twenties) pulled alongside and gave me a thumbs up. Clearly based on the look on his face he could not believe what he had experienced.

    I would like to take credit but in all honesty the S played a major part in it. Now if only I did not have the hesistation problem and all the other gremlins I am experiencing with the car/truck.

    Re: Porsche world roadshow gave ride in carrera GT

    I've had similar experiences with my S. Handling is just great, far better than you have any reason to expect in an SUV.

    Re: Porsche world roadshow gave ride in carrera GT

    Jo,

    great experience! If this show is poerformed again in the near future and you might not be able to take your spot, I will happy to represent you! Just have to drive up to Norway...
    By the way, is this a certain incentive for special Porsche owners?

    I suppose it was Jörg Bergmeister? What did he say about your RS? What was the most impressive thing about his skill, even driving your own car?

    Greetings!

    Re: Porsche world roadshow gave ride in carrera GT

    Hi,

    he said he had only driven the car once, in the dry, at the factory, and that he would be glad to take it for some laps in the wet. He did not want to take the passenger seat though, as he was lousy at beeing a passenger he said What was the most suprising to me was the fierce attitude he had on the track, both in the Carrera GT and in my RS. The gearshifts, braking, turn in etc. was performed in almost a violent way. All these actions were also performed much later than what I normally do myself, proving the fact that the car can be pushed way beyond the limits I have as a driver

     
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