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Porsche 911To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its RennSport models – more widely known as RS, of course - three new driving courses have been launched at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone. In 1972, the 911 2.7 Carrera RS became the first Porsche to bear the ‘RennSport’ designation. Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show that year, the 2.7 RS was developed from the 911 S and was imbued with raw track ability. Built in a limited series of just over 1,500, the original RS formed the blueprint for much of the on-track success Porsche continues to enjoy to this day. The opportunity is now available for keen drivers to appreciate the true nature of the latest Porsche 911 RS models using the bespoke facilities at the Porsche Experience Centre. By enrolling on a GT Course (£400) a driver can explore the focussed track-derived dynamics of both the naturally-aspirated 911 GT3 and the bi-turbo 911 GT2. The original 2.7 Carrera RS has inspired many generations of 911 RS models in the years since its launch, including the 1992 ‘Type 964’ RS, the 1995 ‘Type 993’ RS and the ‘Type 996’ RS of 2003. The Evolution RS (£500) course concentrates on the latest incarnations of the 911 GT3 RS. The GT3 RS encompasses the huge dynamic ability of the 2.7 Carrera RS and is testament to the Porsche belief that its cars should perform to the highest level both on road and on track. Included in the Evolution RS experience is 90 minutes driving the legendary first generation ‘Type 997’ 3.6-litre 911 GT3 RS from 2006, the second generation ‘Type 997’ 3.8 911 GT3 RS from 2009, and the ultimate edition of the genre, the 2011 911 GT3 RS 4.0. The 911 GT2 and GT2 RS are the most extreme road-going derivatives of the 911 yet produced and the Ultimate GT (£550) course demonstrates the devastatingly impressive performance of these machines. This 90-minute driving experience and one-to-one tuition begins with the GT2 before moving on to the most jaw-dropping evolution of the RS series: the 620 hp Porsche 911 GT2 RS. All courses are available to book now by calling 08443 575 911 or online at:,