UPDATE: Be sure to check out this video of a Porsche driven by Modesto Martin performing Gymkhana through the streets, ports and malls (yes malls) of Spain. If you’re a Porsche owner and a member of the PCA, or any type of Driving enthusiast, then you’re probably familiar with the autocross as a driving event. Gymkhana (pronounced Jim-Kah_Nah) is basically AutoCrossing on steroids. Watch this video below and you’ll see what I mean. Words really can’t do justice to this type of driving.
The best definition for Gymkhana comes from the video you just watched and reads as follows:
An automotive sport that takes place on an open field or parking lot and requires driver to skillfully maneuver their cars around a series of cones, slalom, 180 degree turns, 360 degree turns, figure eight turns or other obstacles using extreme acceleration, braking and drifting.
Similar to “autocross”, Gymkhana course are often very complex and memorizing the course is a significant part of achieving a fast line
Is anyone doing this type of event with their Porsche? I think we should add it to the events roster in the PCA!! Anyone have any video of this type of “on the edge of control” driving? I would love to see it. Post up your links.