It’s a special magic that Porsche has been delivering since the first vehicle produced in 1948. The vehicles ability to corner, brake and accelerate is not only an engineering fete, but it’s an experience that can only be delivered by Porsche. The authentic spirit of the brand is captured into every model produced and when you get behind the wheel, it’s only natural that the corners of your mouth turn up. Our cars may output horsepower, but our drive experience outputs smiles.
The Porsche Driving Experience (PDE) launched in the United States in 1999 with the advent of the Porsche Sport Driving School. It was and remains today as the premier driving program in the industry. The Porsche Sport Driving School is located in Birmingham, Alabama just 15 minutes from the airport at Barber Motorsports Park. Here we have a team of professional drive instructors that can lead you around the 16 turn, 2.38 mile FIA-certified race track and work with you to progress through our curriculum programs to secure your race license if desired.
In 2015, Porsche opened the Experience Center; a first of its kind in the United States, with locations in Atlanta and Los Angeles. At the heart of each Porsche Experience Center is the purpose-built driver development track. Designed for the enthusiast in all of us to witness the capabilities of a Porsche first-hand while developing you as a driver. The drive experiences here are all designed to be one-to-one with a Porsche drive coach in the model you select. The curriculums are focused around what you want to get out of your experience; whether it’s learning vehicle control or just to have some fun!
German Engineering. California Lifestyle.
This quote gets to the heart of everything that makes Porsche what it is. As a brand, as a company and as an automotive manufacturer. It has been our guiding star – for more than 65 years. And it covers all the values that characterize our work and our vehicles. It’s no wonder, therefore, that no-one can describe this better than the person who created the very first sports car to bear the Porsche name: Ferdinand Anton Ernst - or Ferry Porsche, for short.
"In the beginning, I looked around and could not find the car I'd been dreaming of: a small, lightweight sports car that uses energy efficiently. So I decided to build it myself." Ferry Porsche
His dream of the perfect sports car has always driven us – throughout our history. And we get closer to achieving it every day. With every concept, every development and every model. Along the way, we follow a plan, an ideal that unites us all. We refer to it simply as the Porsche Principle. The underlying principle is to always get the most out of everything. From day one, we have strived to translate performance into speed – and success – in the most intelligent way possible. It's no longer all about horsepower, but more ideas per horsepower. This principle originates on the race track and is embodied in every single one of our cars. We call it "Intelligent Performance".
PEC LA - A Playground For Adults
Feel the exhilaration that comes from driving some of the world’s most thrilling sports cars during one of the most dynamic driving experiences. At the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles, guests can navigate through our electrifying circuit, off-road courses, Ice Hill and other performance modules: all of which are completely dedicated to the Porsche philosophy of Intelligent Performance. The new Porsche Experience Center located in Carson California is also the new home of Porsche Motorsport North America. Within our 50,000 sq. ft. building shared with Porsche Motorsport North America, guests will get an insider’s look of our historic race cars and workshop team.
Conveniently situated just minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, the Porsche Experience Center is near the intersection of two major Los Angeles-area traffic arteries. In a region famous for its beaches and car events, Porsche has created a destination whose singular focus is to bring to life the Porsche philosophy of Intelligent Performance. This 53 acre venue in Carson, California, is also the new home of Porsche Motorsport North America. Within our 50,000 sq. ft. building shared with PMNA, guests can get an insider’s look of our historic race cars and workshop team.
Drivers can pilot the latest Porsche models through driving modules meant to demonstrate the power, responsiveness, and safety at the core of Porsche engineering. The Experience Center also offers event spaces and dining options, state-of-the-art driving simulators and a retail store with exclusive PEC branded merchandise that all live up to the Porsche standard.
There's More To Porsche Than Driving
Drivers will be able to pilot the latest Porsche models through driving modules meant to demonstrate the power, responsiveness, and safety at the core of Porsche engineering. The Experience Center also offers event spaces, state-of-the-art driving simulators and a retail store with exclusive PEC branded merchandise that all live up to the Porsche standard.
The PEC LA also offers a fine dining experience in the 917 Restaurant with uninterrupted views of the track. For a quick option, we also offer small bites at the Speedster Café.
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