Porsche’s North American Camp4 experience gives California drivers a rare opportunity to drive a Porsche on snow. If you want to get away from endless sunshine for a winter vacation, consider taking your talents to Mécaglisse, north of Montreal in Quebec, Canada.
Plenty of people can say they’ve gone skiing. How many can say they’ve gone drifting in a Porsche, no less?
Venture North for the Ultimate Winter Porsche Experience
Camp4 is as rich as any Porsche tradition, having begun in the Finnish Lapland back in the 90s. This Porsche Driving Experience is the ultimate test of precision and is meant for skilled drivers who want to master the harshest elements.
Also, drifting on snow is the kind of fun that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
The event lasts for four or five days, depending on the package you choose, and enthusiasts get to take the wheel of three winterized Porsche models:
- 911 Carrera S
- 911 Carrera 4S
- 718 Cayman S
What sort of winter gear do these cars sport? Just a set of Nokian Hakkapeliitta tires, the best winter tires available anywhere.
There are three programs to choose from. If you’ve already graduated from Camp4, you can move up to Camp4S, and from there to Camp4RS. Each program will add to the driving skills you gained from the previous one, while also increasing the speed at which you execute maneuvers.
Who is the Porsche Camp4 Experience Meant For?
At Mécaglisse, there are two courses and an enormous skidpad, all of which are perfect for putting your Porsche sideways and living through each curve. The steady nerves of your instructor will be riding passenger beside you, so sign up if you’re willing to learn from a professional.
At Camp4, you’ll learn how to handle a Porsche in extreme conditions, lessons that you can apply beyond the snowy plains of Canada. For Californians and other customers of The Auto Gallery Porsche in Woodland Hills, it’s the experience that will be the biggest takeaway. This is the kind of driving that you won’t find out in the wild, so if you have the means to get there, we recommend it.
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