14- and 10-year-old brothers test drive Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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An example of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS that Schorschi Wörle, 14, and Steppi Wörle, 10, had the chance to drive

Porsche 911 GT3 RS, aka the Schorschi and Steppi Wörle-mobile. (Photo: Flickr)

When you asked dad if you could borrow the keys to the car as a teenager, was that car a Porsche 911 GT3 RS? For most of us, the sad answer would be a resounding “no.” But for 14-year-old Schorschi Wörle and 10-year-old brother Steppi Wörle, dad happens to own a Porsche dealership in Germany. Autoblog reports that the senior Wörle has such confidence in his young sons that he not only allows them to help out with the family business, but he lets each of them slide behind the wheel of 911 GT3 RS tester vehicles and compete in local auto club competitions. Only in das Vaterland

American kids, you won’t be driving Porsche 911 GT3 RS any time soon

That isn’t because the Porsche 911 GT3 RS isn’t available in America (it isn’t, unless you import it). It’s because, honestly, how many dads in America can give kids what they want like Mr. Wörle and not see it all end in twisted metal, smoke and manifold flames? Most fathers aren’t Porsche dealers like him, and they don’t own their own tester race track. Take a look at the video below to see just what young Schorschi and Steppi Wörle get to do when they get home from school. Sure it’s narrated mostly in German, but you don’t have to be multi-lingual to understand the true meaning of fahrvergnügen. These kids can really drive, too, which is more than can be said for most people.

Know your Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche has a history of putting out elegant, powerful sports cars, and the 911 GT3 RS is no exception. Per the vehicle’s Wikipedia entry, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a high-performance sports vehicle that has been in production since 2003. The RS stands for RennSport in German (“racing sport” in English). It is lighter than previous 911 GT3 models thanks to polycarbonate and carbon fiber window and body parts, while optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) resist heat and fading much more readily than standard iron units. Updated cylinder heads with reshaped intake and exhaust ports enable the 911 GT3 RS to get up to nearly 400 hp. Various sources indicate that the car can go from 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds and top out at around 190 mph.

It’s a good thing Schorschi and Steppi Wörle know what they’re doing.

(Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alandesitter/CC BY-ND 2.0)

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