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Yeah, got my invites today. One for 911 and one for Taycan. Kids can’t come so I’m just going to wait. Enjoy!
No invite for me yet even though the car is a week away. I want to wait anyway to make it more than a solo event...
 

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Silverstone Porsche Centre are open.

They are taking bookings for Taycan test drives (they have a Turbo) from Monday 6th July. Only the "Driver" is allowed, no friends, due to COVID.

I am booked in for my test drive on Wednesday 8th July :like:
Had a fabulous day yesterday, highly recommended, if you haven't already done so, ring up the Porsche experience centre and book your free slot. When I made my booking, at no extra cost, I added a friend as a "Shared Driver" to my slot, so he could have a drive and experience this amazing car too. My eyes are now back in their sockets having done plenty of launch controls, but the smile is still there 24 hours on.

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Had a fabulous day yesterday, highly recommended, if you haven't already done so, ring up the Porsche experience centre and book your free slot. When I made my booking, at no extra cost, I added a friend as a "Shared Driver" to my slot, so he could have a drive and experience this amazing car too. My eyes are now back in their sockets having done plenty of launch controls, but the smile is still there 24 hours on.

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Looks great! Do they have a charger there for the car, whilst your driving?
 

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Looks great! Do they have a charger there for the car, whilst your driving?
Yes they have 4 super chargers at the back of the complex for the Demo cars The driving consultant took me though the basic of charging the car. When we stopped for a coffee break, we plugged my demo car in. It took around 1% of new new charge minute.

They have some other chargers at the front of the experience centre, which I hear are free for Porsche EV owners. But not every Joe Bloggs can use them as you need to get past security on the main gate. Who request to see your booking reservation before allowing you into the Silverstone complex.
 
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Yes they have 4 super chargers at the back of the complex for the Demo cars and some at the front, which I hear are free for Porsche EV owners. Not every Joe Bloggs can use them as you need to get past security on the main gate. Who request to see your booking reservation before allowing you into the Silverstone complex.
Good to know. Thanks. I’m thinking of doing a road trip in the Taycan from Aberdeen to Silverstone later this year. Looking at charging I’ll use the IONITY chargers in Perth Or Gretna Green then the one at Silverstone. Thanks for the info.
 

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I did the GT3RS day a few years back it was a lot of fun
 
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Had a fabulous day yesterday, highly recommended, if you haven't already done so, ring up the Porsche experience centre and book your free slot. When I made my booking, at no extra cost, I added a friend as a "Shared Driver" to my slot, so he could have a drive and experience this amazing car too. My eyes are now back in their sockets having done plenty of launch controls, but the smile is still there 24 hours on.
I'm back there on Monday morning, can't wait! Did the instructor accompany you in the car? When I booked several weeks back they said the instructors weren't going in the cars? So I presume they give out radios and maybe monitor your driving remotely via in car cam.
 

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Good to know. Thanks. I’m thinking of doing a road trip in the Taycan from Aberdeen to Silverstone later this year. Looking at charging I’ll use the IONITY chargers in Perth Or Gretna Green then the one at Silverstone. Thanks for the info.
Is there Ionity at Perth now? Wow, just checked, it says it’s open, I didn’t even know they were building there.....
 
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Is there Ionity at Perth now? Wow, just checked, it says it’s open, I didn’t even know they were building there.....
Next one opens in Glasgow soon. Got a trip to Loch Lomond next week. Might hit the Perth charger for some free Porsche electrons!
 

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Yes they have 4 super chargers at the back of the complex for the Demo cars and some at the front, which I hear are free for Porsche EV owners. Not every Joe Bloggs can use them as you need to get past security on the main gate. Who request to see your booking reservation before allowing you into the Silverstone complex.
I'm back there on Monday morning, can't wait! Did the instructor accompany you in the car? When I booked several weeks back they said the instructors weren't going in the cars? So I presume they give out radios and maybe monitor your driving remotely via in car cam.
The driving instructor was in another Taycan in front of me leading the way. He communicated to me via Motorola radio, I did not have to operate the radio, his instructions were clear and easy to responded too. "Switch to Sport Plus"........ "When you are ready, do another Launch control, this time taking your hands of the steering wheel, to let the car show you how well it controls itself during an emergency stop"

No car cam. personal phones need to be off. If you have a GoPro or something similar, I would recommend taking it..... I did't and regret not saving the moment !
 
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Had a fantastic day at PEC yesterday. There were few cars on track (2 x cayman, 1 x macan, 1 x 992 turbo & 2 x Taycan's) and this time it allowed me to fully explore everything PEC offers (expect figure of 8, wasn't interested in that). Queuing was non-existent to the ice-wall, kick plate, brake testing, low friction track etc which allowed me to have multiple (10+) goes on each. Both tracks were clear too, so when we went on them, we didn't come across any traffic.

I highly recommend going now because it was so quiet. TBH, it was the best PEC yet, regardless how amazing the Taycan was.

Also, there was a small family (parents + 7 yr old) that arrived for the afternoon session. So, it looks like they are allowing guests.
 

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