The complex includes a four-mile track, which is broken down into two circuits with a total of eight different training modules, a racecar exhibit, and a high-end restaurant. As far as driving is concerned, Porsche pilots can test the cars’ acceleration on a straightaway, practice driving in slippery conditions on a low-friction course, and even take the cars off the beaten path on an off-road course. While honing our rally skills with a 911 sounds like a dream come true, we expect Porsche to limit the off-road course to the Macan and Cayenne.
The new Experience Center isn’t for existing customers only. Visitors are invited to take part in a 90-minute driving session. The sessions are led by a Porsche instructor on the track and, as one would guess, aren’t exactly cheap. As the Los Angeles Times reports, a session behind the wheel of a Porsche 718 Boxster costs $384, while prices rise to $950 to drive a 911 Turbo or a 911 GT3.
Porsche’s West Coast Experience Center was announced at the 2011 LA Auto Show. The complex is the second Experience Center of its kind in the US. The first US center in Atlanta, GA opened last year, while the automaker has other locations in Le Mans, France, in Leipzig, Germany, and on the Silverstone Circuit in England. The next Experience Center is currently underway in Shanghai, China.