Porsche Experience Day at Silverstone

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Col Lamb
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Post by Col Lamb » Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:17 pm

THHGTTG wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:46 pm
Skyway wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:24 pm
I did the PEC this morning and got to experience driving the Macan S in ways it is impossible to replicate on the road. Make sure you use your invites ;)
Then kick-plate is cool.
The Kick Plate is my own Fave.

It is best experienced in a Boxster or whatever damn number Porsche now calls it.

Do the wrong thing in a Boxster and it bites you.

Do the wrong thing in a Boxster with the Traction control off and it is beyond fun, the world looks great when you are spinning someone else’s car, it is addictive.

Not been invited back since :roll:
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Post by gasgas1 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:54 am

Looks like everybody has a good day thrashing all cars, question is would you wont to buy one of them? one of the cars i had was 300 miles from new.

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Post by Makanik » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:13 am

gasgas1 wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:54 am
Looks like everybody has a good day thrashing all cars, question is would you wont to buy one of them? one of the cars i had was 300 miles from new.

I trust you followed the Porsche running in guidelines in that 300 miler? 🤣🤣
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THHGTTG
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Post by THHGTTG » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:14 am

gasgas1 wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:54 am
Looks like everybody has a good day thrashing all cars, question is would you wont to buy one of them? one of the cars i had was 300 miles from new.
I mentioned that to the instructor and he said some of the cars at least are “education” cars, i.e. they are used by dealers for their mechanics to practice on, so they are used to take to pieces and put back together again. So they may never sell them.

That said, as long as they sold them with a warranty I’m sure they’d be fine. Probably wouldn’t buy one myself though…..

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Post by THHGTTG » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:16 am

Makanik wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:13 am
gasgas1 wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:54 am
Looks like everybody has a good day thrashing all cars, question is would you wont to buy one of them? one of the cars i had was 300 miles from new.

I trust you followed the Porsche running in guidelines in that 300 miler? 🤣🤣
I bought this up with the instructor, who used to run engineering teams at Aston Martin, and he said its complete rubbish and modern engines really don’t need running in ( I know a lot of posters on this forum disagree ). Its probably why the Macan I drove at the PEC felt so much more responsive than mine, because that one had been used properly.

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Post by gasgas1 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:08 am

take to pieces and put back together again at there prices?

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Post by THHGTTG » Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:39 am

gasgas1 wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:08 am
take to pieces and put back together again at there prices?
Mechanics at dealers take them to pieces and put them back together again for training. Rather that was done on their cars rather than mine.

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Post by bennachie » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:58 pm

In reality use at PEC does not exceed any of the recommendations. You certainly wont be labouring the engine and approaching the limiter is hard, plus they are all warm before you get your mitts on them
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Post by Nuclear Nick » Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:01 am

THHGTTG wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:16 am
Makanik wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:13 am
gasgas1 wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:54 am
Looks like everybody has a good day thrashing all cars, question is would you wont to buy one of them? one of the cars i had was 300 miles from new.

I trust you followed the Porsche running in guidelines in that 300 miler? 🤣🤣
I bought this up with the instructor, who used to run engineering teams at Aston Martin, and he said its complete rubbish and modern engines really don’t need running in ( I know a lot of posters on this forum disagree ). Its probably why the Macan I drove at the PEC felt so much more responsive than mine, because that one had been used properly.
This is from the Aston Martin DBX owner's manual:

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As you will know from reading your Macan manual Porsche advice is more specific and for 2000 miles. These engines are not 'fully hot tested', the first time they run is when they are driven off the assembly line after which the car runs on a test bed for a short period to check all systems are functioning prior to shipping.
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