Never mind the releases at the Los Angeles Auto Show – there’s one location you need to pay a visit when in town – the new Porsche Experience Center.
This is a $60 million facility that has a 53-acre automotive playground – even if you don’t own a Porsche it’s worth getting there and convincing them to have your money in exchange for some R&R on their tracks. This is the second facility of such in America because California is home to 23 percent of Porsche’s annual sales. The complex is in Carson, California, and has a race track with driver-training courses, as well as a museum, a restaurant, and event space.
More importantly, there’s a 4.1-mile reconfigurable race track with various tools like an ice hill, low-friction handling circuits, and a launch-control demo area, as well as an off-road course. Customers can full blast there for 90 minutes with trained instructors in Porsche cars. It’s also home to the Porsche Motorsport North America, the only factory-certified location on the continent handling the sale, service, and parts distribution of race-only models like the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, 911 GT3 R, and GT3 Cup.