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As most of you will know, if you buy a new Porsche you get a complimentary half day at the PEC, Silverstone in the model of car you've ordered.

Having a deposit down on a Taycan Turbo S, I had my session on Saturday last weekend.

I have a Taycan 4S at the moment (with the performance battery and surface coated brakes), and I thought this was a quick car, the launch control on the Turbo S is in another world. And the power of the ceramic brakes to slow the car to a stop was breathtaking (literally).

Another useful factor is that there were a number of Taycans there in different colours. I've ordered my Turbo S in Mamba Green which was the colour of my instructor's car. I liked it from the pictures I have seen, but it is a seriously nice colour in the flesh.

I live in Norfolk and the drive to Silverstone is about 140 miles, so I can't do the return trip on one charge. I was delighted to find two fast chargers and six or so other chargers available in the car park. I used a fast charger, and went from 42% to 100% in about 50 minutes (whilst I was enjoying a very nice breakfast).

They have an Ice Hill (ceramic tiles with fountains) you drive up and down and a kickplate (ceramic tiles and fountains again, but with a plate that kicks the rear of the car when you drive over it to induce a spin). I was concerned that the weight of the car would make it difficult to control on both areas, but it handled very well. When it did let go, it was fairly easy to catch.

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Can't wait for my turn to go to Silverstone in the next month or so.
Thank you for the information above.
 

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Great to see the chargers blocked by ICE cars.
 
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I meant to say, the Turbo S I drove had 857 miles on the clock, and had just had all four tyres replaced!
 

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Sadly, the experience is anything but complimentary here in the States. Cost is between $500 and $750, depending upon the model Taycan.
 


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Sadly, the experience is anything but complimentary here in the States. Cost is between $500 and $750, depending upon the model Taycan.
That's not so good. I hope you get better food!
 

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We're lucky if the dealer remembers to inform the customer of this 'freebie'. This is my 2nd time of not being informed but have done it several times before - it is a great experience and day out. Still, I have whinged previously on this forum about the poor communication skills of my local dealership and just accept it now.

I tend to gift mine to the kids / partners and they generally choose the most powerful car on offer!
 

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Mamba Green is the best colour! Never has taking such a small risk, given such a great reward. And it doesn’t show the dirt nearly as badly as the white, blue, black, and grey.
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As most of you will know, if you buy a new Porsche you get a complimentary half day at the PEC, Silverstone in the model of car you've ordered.

Having a deposit down on a Taycan Turbo S, I had my session on Saturday last weekend.

I have a Taycan 4S at the moment (with the performance battery and surface coated brakes), and I thought this was a quick car, the launch control on the Turbo S is in another world. And the power of the ceramic brakes to slow the car to a stop was breathtaking (literally).

Another useful factor is that there were a number of Taycans there in different colours. I've ordered my Turbo S in Mamba Green which was the colour of my instructor's car. I liked it from the pictures I have seen, but it is a seriously nice colour in the flesh.

I live in Norfolk and the drive to Silverstone is about 140 miles, so I can't do the return trip on one charge. I was delighted to find two fast chargers and six or so other chargers available in the car park. I used a fast charger, and went from 42% to 100% in about 50 minutes (whilst I was enjoying a very nice breakfast).

They have an Ice Hill (ceramic tiles with fountains) you drive up and down and a kickplate (ceramic tiles and fountains again, but with a plate that kicks the rear of the car when you drive over it to induce a spin). I was concerned that the weight of the car would make it difficult to control on both areas, but it handled very well. When it did let go, it was fairly easy to catch.

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This sounds amazing. I assume you ordered yours from Silverstone? Also how long til it arrives?
 
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This sounds amazing. I assume you ordered yours from Silverstone? Also how long til it arrives?
Hi Caroline. I ordered from OPC Norwich. I've been told 'end of the year' for delivery. I hope you are still enjoying yours.
 

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Hi Caroline. I ordered from OPC Norwich. I've been told 'end of the year' for delivery. I hope you are still enjoying yours.
Yep, still love to get in and drive. Planning a long UK trip this summer. How did you get a silverstone experience?
 
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Yep, still love to get in and drive. Planning a long UK trip this summer. How did you get a silverstone experience?
Anyone buying a new Porsche car in the UK should be offered a session at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone. Quite often, the OPC forget to process this, so I’d call your salesman and explain that you have not received your invitation. He should contact Silverstone and you should receive a letter from them offering available dates after that.
 

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Anyone buying a new Porsche car in the UK should be offered a session at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone. Quite often, the OPC forget to process this, so I’d call your salesman and explain that you have not received your invitation. He should contact Silverstone and you should receive a letter from them offering available dates after that.
Thanks, I will do this now.
 

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Anyone buying a new Porsche car in the UK should be offered a session at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone. Quite often, the OPC forget to process this, so I’d call your salesman and explain that you have not received your invitation. He should contact Silverstone and you should receive a letter from them offering available dates after that.
What is the chance of getting this if leasing a car from brand new in the uk ?
 

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What is the chance of getting this if leasing a car from brand new in the uk ?
Thanks to this thread I asked my dealer and he said... Oh yeah! Call this number.

So here you go 01327 855911 and they will search for you and your car and book you in.

And yes you do , mine is a company purchase (lease). I suspect most taycans are company purchases.
 

 
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