Porsche in Los Angeles? Well, technically that’s a lie. The Porsche Experience Center on the West Coast is located in the city of Carson. Don’t mix it up with Carson City, that town is located in Nevada. That’s why even the German car manufacturer calls it Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles (PECLA). Pretty much everyone in the world knows where L.A. is or has heard the name before.
Since November 2016 Porsche fans and car enthusiasts can come here to experience the Porsche brand. The 53-acre playground is built on a former nine-hole golf course and is now the home of the legendary Porsche 911 and other Porsche models.
The Experience Center is also the new headquarter of Porsche Motorsports in North America.
The highlight is definitely one of the many available tracks. Here you can push a Porsche 911 to its limits or pilot a Cayenne over an off-road track. That’s a rare opportunity for locals except you count jumping the curb as an off-road track.
The prices range from 90 minutes in a 718 Cayman for $385 all the way up to $1300 for two hours in multiple two-door Porsche sports cars. Get on the track and get a feeling of the German Autobahn and the adrenalin rush.
Can’t afford one of the classes or you want to start it slowly? Then try one of the state-of-the-art driving simulators. You can choose between a 30 minute and 60-minute experience in this simulators.
Besides driving one of the many cars, you can see old and historic Porsche and the latest models inside the museum. The museum has a ceiling to floor glass wall opening the view inside the motorsports garage.
Still can’t get enough check out one of the two dining options here. The Speedster Café downstairs or make a reservation at the 917 Restaurant upstairs with uninterrupted views of the track.
And to keep your memories sharp about your visit. Buy exclusive Porsche merchandise in the retail store. There is all kind of Porsche branded stuff, from clothing to tech gadgets and luggage, pictures and model cars.
No admission is required to enter the museum or retail store. The Speedster Café always has an open spot for you but it’s recommended to make a reservation for the 917 Restaurant. Be sure to check the website before you arrive here. Sometimes the Center gets closed for private and corporate events.
Besides the location in Los Angeles, there is another Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta and a Driving School in Leeds, Alabama.
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