Porsche World Roadshow 2013
The Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was alive with the roar of German engineering on May 30, 2013, as the Porsche World Roadshow rolled onto the scene. This exclusive event, which only comes to Canada every two years, gave VIPs the opportunity to experience the full capabilities of Porsche’s lineup. Downtown Fine Cars Auto Group hosted the day at the Bowmanville, Ont., racetrack, putting current Porsche owners and auto aficionados behind the wheel of the German brand’s range of performance vehicles. For many, this was a rare opportunity to push these vehicles to their limit in a controlled track setting.
Over 20 imported Porsches — Euro plates and all — made up the roster of cars. From finely tuned performance machines like the flagship rear-engine 911, which also celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and the Boxster-derived Cayman, to the large, utilitarian Cayenne and luxurious four-door Panamera, there were plenty of iterations to test. Guests were teamed with Porsche factory drivers to assist with performance trials and to provide handling tips. After a day of on- and off-road racing, VIPs rode shotgun while their instructors demonstrated how, when in the hands of a real pro, these stallions can dance. Much rubber went up in smoke throughout this display of power and agility, followed by many smiles and new found elation for the celebrated German company.