After the inauguration of Porsche Studio in Beirut, the first of its kind in the region and the third in the world, last month. We had to make a stop there and experience the Porsche Owners’ lifestyle from start to finish.
We started our day at the “Drivers Club Area” where we were able to sit with German car fanatics and discuss the characteristics of Porsche Cars and how to live the Porsche Lifestyle. Afterwards, our journey continues in the world of Porsche visiting and admiring the dedicated Porsche history corner with stories to tell about the main Porsche winning milestones through time, but the journey is yet to come.
First, we have to choose the right Porsche vehicle for the ultimate test drive. However, this time the choice was not a random selection rather than a unique shopping experience in Porsche Lifestyle. As of now, those wishing to own a Porsche can choose the details and prepare their car according to their personality and taste. This is where the Porsche shopping experience begins.
Personally, and following the test drive of the Porsche Cayenne we did a while ago, I have long been enthusiastic about driving one of Porsche sports car and decided to go for the Carrera 911 S Cabrio.
From this point, our journey was set to begin. Similar to shopping for our fashion items while touring the commercial malls and reflecting our personal taste in clothing, now we can roam inside the Porsche Studio and choose the customized features of our Porsche from the Exclusive sets of Porsche Exclusive manufacturers. We chose from the wide range of colors the “Graphite Blue Metallic” as an exterior color of our car since it highlights the fine details of the exterior design of the Carrera with the adoption of three-dimensional taillights emphasizing the new identity of the Porsche Carrera. After choosing the exterior color, we moved to the interior and chose the black leather from a huge collection of interior materials and designs. Afterward and now that the main highlights of the car are selected, we started customizing our 911 Carrera S Cabrio according to our personality and unique taste just like any Porsche owner can now customize the details of his car and see it live in front of him prior to buying it. The variety of options on so many levels left us wondering what will be the best choice to create the ultimate unique car. Porsche owners can customize their cars starting with the steering wheel design, hand-rest materials and logo designs, alloys colors and sizes and so much more even they can select the color of their Porsche keys to match their personality and preferred taste.
Our car is now ready and it was time to move from the virtual world to the real world and enjoy our Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabrio specifically designed to accommodate our personal taste.
When Porsche sports car are mentioned, the first thing that comes to our mind is performance; the power of the engine and the mechanical ability of the car. In order to conduct the ultimate test drive for the mechanical abilities of the Porsche 911 Carrera S, the test drive had to be carried out in a private and secured location away from cars and bystanders so we went to an abandoned airport in Lebanon and unleashed the German beast.
The Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabrio comes with a 3.0-liter flat six-cylinder Twin turbocharged engine with a 7-speed PDK gearbox that delivers 420 hp with a top speed of 304 km/h and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in about 4.3 seconds. We took advantage of the deserted airport and pushed the car to its limits while accelerating from 0-100 Km/h using the automatic “Launch Control”, the car drove madly on the runway and gave us an unprecedented feeling of adrenalin rush. And if you think the power of the Porsche Carrera is over at this stage, this is where you are wrong. Porsche equipped most of its sports cars with the “Sport Chorno Package” containing the dream button “Sport Response Button”. Just switch to Sport + mode and press the button and you will be automatically transformed to the world of Electronic racing games and Action Race movies for 20 seconds, where Porsche will drive like crazy pushing all its powers at once, the feeling was incredible.
Moreover, the impressive capabilities of the Porsche Carrera are not only with its engine and gearbox, the chassis, suspension system, brake system and safety features are superbly extraordinary as well.
The Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabrio is complemented by a wide range of electronic systems for more stability and comfort during driving modes. The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) system, the Rear Axle Steering system, Porsche Active Suspension Management, Roll Over protection system, Porsche Connect entertainment system, Adaptive Rear Spoiler, PCM management system, LED headlights, Side Impact Protection system, Porsche Torque Vectoring, Power Steering plus and more come into play at every moment providing the Porsche Driver an unprecedented driving feeling of speed, control, comfort, connectivity, and safety.
In the end, we can only say what an experience. Our journey began with a warm visit to the Porsche Studio in Beirut and continued with a storm of adrenaline rush onboard the Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabrio. The Porsche shopping and driving experience is unrivaled and gives every person wishing to own any Porsche vehicle a sense of well-being and full comfort living Porsche Lifestyle.