Porsche Cars North America, Inc. have opened its second Porsche Experience Center (PEC LA) in the United States. The $60 million facility, that will serve as the company’s premier West Coast destination for the public, features driver development track, race car exhibit and fine-dining restaurant. The 53-acre complex, located on the 405 Freeway in Carson, California, is also the new home of Porsche Motorsport North America. The company opened its first $100 million Experience Center and North American headquarters in May 2015 in Atlanta.
While visiting the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles, automotive enthusiasts and Porsche customers can enjoy instructor-led, 90-minute experiences on the driver development track in Porsche sports cars. The eight training modules include two handling circuits, an ice hill, an off-road course, a dynamics area, a launch control and acceleration straight, as well as a low friction handling circuit, low friction circle, and hydraulic kick-plate.
Guests can reserve meeting space, view historic Porsche race cars or dine at Restaurant 917, aptly named after the iconic race car that gave Porsche its first win at the famed French endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The state-of-the-art business center features 6,000 square feet of main event space.
The new complex is also home to Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA), the only authorized sales, parts, and service provider in the United States and Canada for all purpose-built Porsche race cars such as the 911 GT3 Cup, 911 GT3 R, and the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. PMNA also provides engine and transmission servicing, on-site race support at multiple international racing series, and certain restoration services. A glass wall inside the atrium of the new Porsche Experience Center provides visitors with a clear view into the Porsche Motorsport North America workshop, where historic race cars are repaired, track vehicles are maintained, and race cars from owners and collectors are exhibited.