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Jessica Lynn WalkerCar and Driver

The Porsche Owner Experience is a new school set up for owners to BYOPorsche to the test track at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles. The school is held weekly and offers one-on-one instruction over a number of car-control modules. The 90-minute instruction and play time costs $395 plus a $50 damage waiver.

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Track laps on the road course are lead-follow as in the student follows the teacher who sets the pace according to the driver’s skill and willingness to go fast.

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The school is open to Porsches with airbags and anti-lock brakes, which means every Porsche since 1990 and a few from the late ’80s.

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A mix of tight and high-speed corners, the road course at the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles (PECLA) has short straights, which reduces the stress on brakes.

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Instructors drive new Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S models, while students can run their own cars like this 1995 911.

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Like the modern 911, the 1995 911 features a spoiler that retracts on its own.

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The low-grip modules are run on wet and polished concrete that allows students to learn car control at low speeds.

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One-on-one instruction is done after each module.

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A tight autocross course helps instructors get a handle on their student’s skill level.

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The autocross course is a roughly 30-second course.

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Old Porsches have more body roll than the new ones.

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This is actually a braking zone. I swear it is.

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On the low-grip surface, it’s easy to experience and learn to catch the 911’s rear end.

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A wet skidpad teaches the basics of drifting without stressing the car or the tires.

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Even after 25 years, the 911’s roofline is unmistakeable.

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