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See Two Porsche Drivers Teach Us How To Drift In A Warehouse

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Good thing the 718 GTS is so maneuverable.

Anyone can drive most any car without getting themselves into trouble, given enough space, of course. You could put a toddler behind the wheel of a Lambo and set them loose on a wide-open lot, and there's not much to go wrong, really. But driving in tighter confines – say, within a building – takes a bit more skill and a maneuverable car.

Something like a Porsche 718 GTS, for example. Or two of them, which is exactly what the German automaker has let a pair of its driving instructors unleash inside the company's new warehouse.

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With the new Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder still to come, the GTS is currently the top version of Porsche's mid-engined sports-car family. It's available in both Cayman coupe and Boxster convertible body-styles and packs the same 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-four as the S model, but is upgraded to deliver 361 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque.

Regardless of the engine spec, the 718 is a uniquely agile driving tool – low in weight, well balanced, and small enough to position it just where you want it to go... whether on the road, on the track, or inside a warehouse.

The facility, in case you were wondering, is slated to serve as Porsche's first parts-distribution center in Canada. It has over 140,000 square feet of floor space and is scheduled to open in October. But since it's still empty, it makes the perfect playground for a pair of Porsche Experience Center driving instructors to tear up while behind the wheel of one of the most lithe, precise, and maneuverable pieces of machinery on the market. Sadly, driving a Porsche 718 indoors is not something that most of us will experience ourselves, but you can get a feel for it in the video above.

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