• New US Porsche Experience Center opens in fall 2013

The long-rumored Porsche Experience Center, located in Carson, California, has finally been approved. This will be the second Experience Center in the U.S. and will span a total of 53 acres. According to the first details we have on the project, it will include "a museum displaying historical vehicles, a business center, driving simulators, a high-end parts and service area, a restaurant, and a ’human performance center’ designed to train people like race car drivers."

The work on this project will begin at the end of the year and Porsche hopes to have it ready by fall of 2013. However, There is still a lot of work to do, considering they will need to clean up the former landfill site, raze the now-closed Dominguez Hills Golf Course, and demolish the vacant Don Dominguez Apartments.

It looks like this hard work will worth in the end, as the new Porsche Experience Center will also include two tracks — one measuring 2,500 feet and the second one about 5,000 feet. It will include areas where special surfaces replicate rain, ice, and snowy conditions. One of the driver-training sections is a 350-foot-long "Ice Hill," where a steep slope, computer-controlled water jets, and a low-friction surface will challenge even the most experienced drivers and help them improve their real-world skills.

The new Experience Center will also offer lots of activities for kids, track access, dining and conference spaces for car clubs, corporate clients, and other special groups.


Source: LA Curbed

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  (305) posted on 11.11.2012

seeing such big centers built justifies the lots of money we pay for the cars.

  (302) posted on 11.11.2012

this facility will allow porsche owners or future porsche owners to test the cars to their limit and see weather they can or cannot handle these beasts.

  (312) posted on 11.11.2012

the complex unites two very important things from my point of view: the track and the specialized service!

  (305) posted on 11.11.2012

i love the fact that they will have multiple surfaces to test the cars. that is great!

  (422) posted on 11.11.2012

this complex seems just right for a porsche fan! it has everything, from museum to a race track!

  (475) posted on 11.11.2012

smiley get ferrari and lambo in the same track? GM and ford? i guess they’d rather spend double the money and have their own track then build a common one!

  (452) posted on 11.11.2012

midocar, what you say is true! all the car companies in each state could unite and have a common race track!

  (475) posted on 11.11.2012

you sure are right about that. but that would mean to have at least a race track in every state! and there is not only one car company!

  (516) posted on 11.11.2012

what i meant was that each one should be able to test such a car on a race track before deciding to buy one! and you know i am right about that.

  (509) posted on 11.11.2012

snow has a point, but he does not realize how big the world really is!

  (542) posted on 11.11.2012

they do! but back at their factory, not in each state!

  (516) posted on 11.11.2012

all the respectable sport cars companies should have their race track!

  (397) posted on 11.11.2012

jenny, we do not have such courses. but if you are interested, we should keep in touch!

  (341) posted on 11.11.2012

i think you are right marry. they should be able and go fast around a track, not around the block.

  (346) posted on 11.11.2012

i think it will be great. all those tracks and special places can be put to good use, especially for the ones that need to learn.

  (377) posted on 11.11.2012

i was interested in some defensive driving techniques. i think we should all be prepared if something bad happens while we drive.

  (349) posted on 11.11.2012

i think this will be a good center for porsche lovers and owners. i’d sure appreciate it if i had a porsche.

  (397) posted on 11.11.2012

yes jenny, we are race car enthusiasts. are you interested in something?

  (377) posted on 11.11.2012

wow gabe, that is awesome. i think you are mostly race cars enthusiasts, right?

  (397) posted on 11.11.2012

i am looking forward to the opening of this center. i am the co-founder of a californian women’s car club, and i think this center will be good for us.

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