Put your car through its paces at the new Porsche Experience Center.

The State of California accounts for 23 percent of all U.S. Porsche sales, so it should come as little surprise that the West Coast region was picked as the location for the second Porsche Experience Center in the country. The facility, located in Carson, California, has a race track with driver-training opportunities, as well as a small museum, a restaurant, and event space.

The California location follows in the footsteps of the Porsche Experience Center that opened in Atlanta in 2015, which welcomed 36,000 guests in its first year. Porsche expects the California location to bring in about 50,000 people annually.

Key attractions at the center in California include 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 take 90-minute courses with trained instructors in Porsche cars.

In addition, there’s a dining establishment named Restaurant 917, in deference to the company’s famous racing car, and a 6,000-square-foot event space.

The facility is also home to Porsche Motorsport North America, the only factory-certified location in the U.S. and Canada that caters to the sale, service, and parts distribution of race-only models like the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, 911 GT3 R, and GT3 Cup.

“Our new west coast destination provides a unique product and brand experience for our customers and fans in a region where the automobile is so passionately celebrated,” Porsche Cars North America president and CEO Klaus Zellmer said in a statement.

Click here for more information or to book a trip to the Porsche Experience Center.

Source: Porsche

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