Porsche will soon open its second Experience center in America – fourth in the world, including facilities at Silverstone and Leipzig – in Los Angeles. The other Porsche Experience Center in America is located in Atlanta. A fifth one will soon be added, as the construction is underway in Beijing, China.
Porsche Los Angeles Experience Center offers a modular race track that can be changed for various events, including more than 30 courses as part of Porsche driving instruction. The track has a 0.4-mile straightaway, and can be configured between a half mile and two miles of low-friction track. The latter provide an excellent condition to learn car control and master the art of controlled skidding.
Los Angeles sounds like the ideal place for a Porsche Experience Center, as the state accounts for 25 percent of Porsche North American sales, which is around 10,000 vehicles a year.
The Center will not only provide the customers with a place to have some fun with their cars and hone their driving skills, it will also serve as the headquarters for Porsche Motorsport North America. It also offers a Porsche Café and gift shop along with plenty of track side viewing areas. Additional fine dining facilities will be available for business meetings and events.
“It will be a high-performance training center where enthusiasts can experience and drive the car in all the conditions you normally couldn’t get in the real world,” said Detlev von Platen, CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “There will be a variety of tracks and conditions. It may not have big speeds, but it will be as much fun as 200 miles an hour on the highway.”