Inspired by Iconic Race Tracks: Nurburgring and More.
Enthusiasts of Porsche have certainly been sent into a state of exaltation as the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta (PEC) has now inaugurated its 2nd driver progress circuit. Involving famous and bygone Porsche competitors, area tycoons, and national policemen, the grand ceremony celebration proudly saw the launching of the West Track, practically duplicating the already existing South Track in length.
The freshly designed West Track, working largely on its own from the South Track, was conceived by Tilke, a renowned designer of racing courses all across the globe, incorporating sections that have their origins from iconic US and European circuits like Daytona, Nurburgring-Nordschleife, and Laguna Seca.
“This is a momentous occasion for all of us. I had the opportunity to take the new West Track for a spin and it was incredible! It brings a whole new level of exhilaration to our sports car experience,” exclaimed Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America.
Porsche has exclaimed that the Porsche Experience Center (PEC) has welcomed approximately 400,000 individuals since its debut in 2015. This is the result of the recently-completed West Track, a venture that cost over $50 million, which was invested into advancing the PCNA main headquarters site. Without a doubt, this new and improved terrain is projected to draw in even more spectators.
At just over 1.6 miles in length, the West Track offers an array of driving tests meant to test both motorists and their vehicles. Taking inspiration from some of the most renowned racetracks across the world, the Handling Circuit has bends and elevation variation to push capabilities. In addition, the Low-Friction Circle, Ice Hill and Autocross all provide further scope for practice and skill refinement. The Autocross encompasses a sizable asphalt area where different configurations can be used, furnishing endless possibilities to upgrade competence while navigating the track.
Porsche promotes the PEC as an all-encompassing brand centre that furnishes a continuously evolving showcase of automobiles, a simulator for driving, expeditions, and also a retail outlet.
Furthermore, the Porsche Experience Centre (PEC) is making great strides in sustainability by housing a broad choice of modern, luxurious eateries such as Restaurant 356 and Carrera Café. Also, to bestow further illumination to the centre’s charging vehicles, which all consist of Porsche Taycan electric versions, a new solar array is being commissioned as part of the facility’s magnitude expansion, thus forming a mini-electric grid to provide energy to the headquarters compound.