Month: September, 2012

Porsche Series: 911 Carrera 4S Performance, Agility & Safety

September 20, 2012 lacarguy Porsche Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

In these final two videos, the drive peaks up to the top of the mountain and Patrick shares with us his concluding thoughts on the new 911 Carrera 4S. The entire drive in the Carrera 4S demonstrates how Porsche brings together a number of technologies to create a vehicle that has the performance a driver looks for in a sports car along with a sense of refinement while keeping safety in mind. He sums it up with one word, “brilliance.”

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Porsche Series: 911 Carrera 4S Porsche Traction Management

September 19, 2012 lacarguy Porsche Tags: , , , , , , , 0 Comments

As the series continues, the 911 Carrera 4S continues to climb and gain altitude and the temperature also starts to drop. Which also means the terrain becomes a little sketchier on the surface. In this video, we get a real feel of Porsche‘s stability and traction management technologies that come in to play when navigating such forces.

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Porsche Series: 911 Carrera 4S Vehicle Technologies

September 17, 2012 lacarguy Porsche Tags: , , , 0 Comments

The new 911 Carrera 4S series continues as we see the weather turn a little wetter as Porsche factory driver, Patrick Long, continues his journey up the mountain. Wet roads are not a challenge for the new 911 Carrera 4S. Actually, the car seems right at home. Watch the video as Patrick describes technologies that make the car not only safe, but more agile and fun to drive.

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Porsche Series: Introducing the All-New 911 Carrera 4S

September 13, 2012 lacarguy Porsche Tags: , , , 0 Comments

This week we bring you a series of videos as Porsche factory driver, Patrick Long puts the new 911 Carrera 4S through the paces. We are introduced to the car’s bold new design as the journey begins in sun and serenity at the base of the mountain. As the series progresses, we travel through different terrain as the weather progressively turns colder and slicker. The power, agility and strengths in traction, safety and dynamic performance of the 911 Carrera 4S become obvious as the vehicle is put to the test.

The first video is merely a teaser to whet your palate. In the second video, Patrick highlights various design features of the vehicle and describes what it feels like to be behind the wheel.

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Porsche Winter Driving School at Camp4 and Camp4S

September 4, 2012 lacarguy Porsche Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Porsche, 911, Canada, Snow, Camp4, Camp4S

Twenty Porsches, two handling courses, two driving circuits, one large skid pad, and a whole lot of snow will all come together this coming January and February as Porsche enthusiasts throughout the world make their way to Porsche’s Camp4 Canada winter driving academy.

Beginning January 31 and ending February 8, Porsche will offer three back-to-back Camp4 classes. Experienced customers can opt to attend Camp4S from February 8-12.

Like a jaunt to the ski resort, Camp4 provides the thrill and adrenaline of high-speed winter driving with the comforts and luxury of a high-end resort. Located almost an hour from Montreal, Estérel Suites, Spa & Lake in Québec will provide shelter for the four-day Camp4 driving school that contains two full driving days. While at Camp4 you will learn how to drive in treacherous winter driving conditions and will specifically be taught how to effectively change direction, brake, and perform a hill-start on low traction snow and ice surfaces.

If Camp4 is the winter driving equivalents of green and blue ski runs, than Camp4S provides drivers with black runs. With the addition of another driving day, Camp4S gives participants the chance to tackle an even more challenging driving course. Unfortunately for those new to Camp4, it is a perquisite to have had prior success at a Precision-level Porsche Sport Driving School Course, such as Camp4, to participate at Camp4S. There’s always next year.

Whether you’re looking for the thrill of driving a Porsche in the snow, the beauty of Québec in winter, or a thrilling family vacation that also teaches you and your loved ones how to safely control a vehicle in snow and ice, Camp4 and Camp4S will satisfy your driving desires as you push the latest Porsche models to their limits within the safe confines of a designated winter driving school.

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Photo and Video Credit: Porsche