Porsche Driver Training Options

Everyone wants to be a better driver. Actually, every Porsche enthusiast wants to be a better driver. That’s probably more accurate. I think it comes with the territory when you love Porsche cars. Largely because driver training often comes with the opportunity to go fast in a controlled environment (or at least that’s how it plays out in my head). And who doesn’t want to go fast?!

Mix in some crazy conditions like a training course designed on snow/ice and all of a sudden the kid in us comes out. Just watching videos of Porsche’s winter training schools makes me want to jump in an old 911 with no traction control and start doing cookies in a snow covered parking lot.

Fortunately, Porsche has a lot more in mind with their 2010 Sport Driving Schools than boring old parking lot shenanigans. They have some really serious and seriously cool training options that are enough to challenge any driver at any level. Here’s a quick list from Porsche’s site:

  • Onroad Training Level – Return to school. You start off with the basics in active and passive safety. From there on, we’ll take you step-by-step all the way to a motor racing license. And even beyond that, if you want. The Warm-up or Precision training is your entry to the Porsche Sport Driving School. The Performance training helps you to optimise your control over the vehicle. The Master training prepares you for your introduction into motor racing. Our special training g-Force allows you to perfect the art of drifting. In our Telemetric Session you will optimise your ideal driving line supported by telemetric data.
  • Offroad Training Level – Make sure you are prepared for all eventualities by completing one of our off-road training courses in a Cayenne. Set amidst an unspoilt natural haven, eighteen training modules simulate scenarios you are likely to encounter when negotiating off-road terrain. Here, you’ll find tree trunks to drive over, walls and bunker crossings, as well as an extreme ramp with a 60% gradient. You can test your nerves on a slanting section with a 35-degree incline. And if that’s not enough, you can look forward to tackling a wading trough, a corduroy road, a pothole track, sand and gravel tracks and a 50-metre water ditch.
  • Ice Training Level – So far, you have avoided particular streets in winter for reasons of safety? In controlled conditions, the Porsche instructors will confront you with critical situations likely to occur in road traffic. You will be prepared for wintry conditions in a targeted manner. One thing will certainly not be lacking: driving pleasure. In a Porsche.
  • Circuits – The most demanding circuits, the most renowned corners, the most beautiful combinations. You’ll have the opportunity to drive where some of the best have raced like Nürburgring, Hockenheim and Salzburgring.

Any of those options would be worth time in your Porsche. My two favorites have to be the ice training and the circuit training opportunities. Driving on ice is supposed to do wonders for helping you learn to better drive not only under similar conditions, but ideal conditions as well. Understanding how your car will respond, where the limits are, etc. The circuit training would be amazing just to drive where lots of famous people have raced. Kind of like playing Pebble Beach or a similar experience.

Check out the link below to see all of the options. Each one has a cool little promo video as well, so it provides for some great Friday day dreaming.

[Source & Image: Porsche Sport Driving Schools]


  1. The more I think about it and the more information I read on these driving schools, the more I am interested to participate in one of them. It would be fun and a great experience.