Automotive: Porsche Experience Center celebrates grand opening of a 2nd track
The Porsche Experience Center Atlanta (PEC) officially opened its second driver development track on Thursday at an invite-only grand opening celebration. The milestone event at the headquarters of Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) was celebrated by current and former Porsche racers, Porsche executives, local business leaders and officials from the cities of Atlanta and Hapeville. The track will open to the public on April 1.
- The Handling Circuit: A 1.3 mile lap around the outer ring of the track. It’s designed as a continuous loop with turns and elevation change to challenge both the car and the driver. The circuit includes elements that were inspired by some of the greatest tracks around the world; including the Carousel from the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, the Bus Stop from Daytona and the Corkscrew from Laguna-Seca, with a rise of 30 feet and a drop of 25 feet through approaching and descending turns.
- The Low-Friction Circle: A circle measuring over 196 feet in diameter with various levels of grip and polish that is than wetted to test the driver’s capability to remain in control while inducing both understeer and oversteer.
- The Ice Hill: A highly polished concrete surface with an 8% slope and computer-controlled water jets to challenge even the most experienced of drivers.
- The Autocross: An expansive area of asphalt that allows for flexibility to continue to improve driving skill and technique. The area can be set up to navigate through slaloms, create acceleration and braking zones or for a host of other driving and non-driving options.
Charging for the PEC’s fleet of all-electric Taycans will benefit from a new solar array that is being installed as part of the overall expansion project, creating a microgrid that will help power the headquarters campus.
The PEC is a fully immersive brand destination. On the track, there are thrilling experiences, both for drivers and passengers, an ever-changing display of curated vehicles, simulator driving, tours and a retail store offering something for enthusiasts of all ages, and a memorable one-of-a-kind meeting and special events venue. Combined with a variety of modern luxury dining outlets such as Restaurant 356 and Carrera Café along with close proximity to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, it’s no wonder the PEC is one of the most popular destinations in Atlanta.
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