• What are the hours of operations for the PEC-Atlanta?

    Please note, reservations are REQUIRED for entry to Porsche Experience Center Atlanta. To make a reservation, call 888-204-7474 or visit PorscheDriving.com.

    Driving Operations:

    • Sunday & Monday: Closed
    • Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Office/Phone Hours:

    • Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Saturday & Sunday: Closed (please leave a voicemail)

    356 Hours of Operation:

    • Sunday & Monday: Closed
    • Tuesday: Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Dinner: Closed
    • Wednesday: Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Dinner: Closed
    • Thursday: Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Dinner: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Friday: Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Dinner: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Saturday: Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Dinner: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Can I bring a guest?

    Participants are welcome to bring non-driving guests at no additional charge. All guests must be pre-registered.

    If you would like to book a drive experience and split your session, you may split it with one other individual that is at least 21years old and holds a current, valid driver's license. If you are scheduling online, you only need to book ONE session and in the notes section state that you are splitting the session along with that individuals name.

    If you have already booked a drive experience and look to split your session with your guest, you can register your guest by calling the Porsche Experience Center Customer Experience Team at 888-204-7474.

  • Do I need a reservation to attend?

    Yes, reservations are REQUIRED to enter the property.

    Note, all driving guests must be at least 21 years of age with a current, valid driver's license. If you have children under the age of 16, they must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times during your visit to the Porsche Experience Center.

    We have a gated security entrance, and all guests must have a reservation or appointment to be allowed entry. While we will try to accommodate requests at the door, they cannot always be guaranteed.

    Visit www.PorscheDriving or call 888-204-7474 to make a reservation.

  • How can I make reservations at the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta?

    You can make a reservation online or by contacting our Customer Experience Team at 888-204-7474.

  • Is there an age requirement for the Drive Experiences?

    90 minute Porsche Driving Experience
    Participants must be at least 21-years old and possess a current, valid driver's license to participate.

    Driving Simulators
    There is not an age limit, however there is a minimum height requirement of 5:0" (152.4cm)

    Demonstration Laps
    Participants must be at least 12 years of age, weigh at least 80 pounds (36 kg), and can ride in the front seat of a vehicle without a booster seat.

  • Where is the Porsche Experience Center located?

    The PEC Atlanta is located next to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, right off of I-75 (exit 239) in Atlanta, GA.

    Porsche Experience Center
    One Porsche Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30354

  • Which airport is most convenient to the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta?

    The Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (KATL) is only 8 minutes from the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta.
    Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (KATL)
    6000 N Terminal Pkwy
    Atlanta, GA 30320
    404-530-7300
    www.atlanta-airport.com

    For private or personal planes,
    Dekalb Peachtree Airport (PDK)
    2000 Airport Road
    Chamblee, GA 30341
    770-936-5440
    https://www.pdkairport.com/

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    Each participant is allowed one complimentary reschedule up to seven days prior to the customer’s experience date. There will be a penalty fee of $100 for each additional reschedule.

    Experiences may be cancelled up to three weeks prior to the customer’s experience date.

    Experiences cancelled within three weeks of the experience date will result in a $100 cancellation fee.

    All experiences cancelled within the two weeks prior to the scheduled date will result in forfeiting half the cost of the experience.

    Cancellations made within seven days of the scheduled experience will result in a full forfeiture of the experience cost.

  • Will my Driving Experience be cancelled due to weather?

    Our facility will proceed with our scheduled drive experiences rain or shine. (Restrictions may apply.) In the event of inclement weather, our Acceleration Straight and/or Handling Circuit may close until it has been determined safe by Drive Team management. All other drive modules will remain open, in addition to a special program in our Dynamics Area.

    Should our Drive Team management deem conditions unsafe, we will reschedule your experience at no cost. Please note, guests must arrive the day of their scheduled experience in order to waive our rescheduling fee. A “no show” will result in a full forfeiture of the cost of your experience and cannot be retroactively refunded or rescheduled.

  • What is my damage liability?

    Each participant has a liability of $10,000/per occurrence for damage to property and/or vehicles. We offer an opportunity to reduce your deductible from $10,000 to $2000 by purchasing the damage waiver for $50/per driving experience.

  • What kind of modules do you have, can you explain them?

    The Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta has a purpose built 1.6 mile driver development track and features:

    • Dynamics Area: Test the speed, agility and lane-change performance on a large asphalt pad designed to simulate unique maneuvers you may encounter during your daily driving
    • Handling Circuit: A one-mile handling course designed to mimic winding country roads with a number of corners and undulations. Here, a driver will learn the finer points of choosing the correct paths when negotiating the curves and proper application of braking technique
    • Low-Friction Circle: Experience the over-steer capabilities of a Porsche at the low-friction circle with its uniform inward slope and polished concrete surface
    • Low-Friction Handling Circuit: This polished concrete surface is similar to the Low-Friction Circle, except we introduce a series of unique, tight curves, with a mixture of various types of on and off camber corners.
    • Kick Plate: We test your vehicle's control skills when encountering a skid or spin. The kick-plate is a flush-mounted, hydraulically actuated plate placed before a wet epoxy surface. As a vehicle travels over the plate at a safe speed, sensors move the plate randomly left or right to mimic sliding that might occur during inclement weather conditions
    • Off Road Circuit: Featuring a 1:1 slope, creek bed, and a 45-degree vertical descent challenge to demonstrate the expansive capabilities of a Cayenne SUV’s off-road engineering and safety technology.
  • How long is the track?

    The Atlanta track is 1.6 miles (3.1 kilometers) of connectable track modules.

  • What non-driving activities do you offer?

    We have many attractions onsite in addition to driving:

    • Simulator Lab: Six virtual simulators for your entertainment, all ages are welcome (height restrictions: guests must be at least 5’ tall to fit into the racing pods).
    • Retail Store: Selection of merchandise from Driver's Selection, Porsche Design and the Porsche Museum.
    • Heritage Center: Destination to explore the brand's iconic vehicles and history.
    • Dining: Restaurant 356, our contemporary fine-dining location and Carrera Cafe, offer quick bites and drinks to fuel your body.
    • Classic Car Workshop: Servicing and restoring classic Porsche vehicles.
    • Exclusive Lounge: By appointment, build the car of your dreams.
    • Demonstration Laps:Ride along with one of our Porsche Driving Coaches around the track when the track is closed to the public.
  • Do you provide helmets and racing suits?

    Neither helmets nor racing suits are required for the Porsche Experience Center. Please wear comfortable/seasonal attire and closed toed shoes.

  • What should I wear?

    Comfortable, seasonal attire is recommended. Shorts are allowed. We also recommend you wear soft-soled shoes, such as driving or tennis shoes.

  • How much time is spent in the classroom vs track time?

    Our driving experiences are generally 90 minutes in length; you will spend a few minutes with your Porsche Drive Coach at the Carrera Café to learn a little bit about you, the vehicle you are about to drive and discussing what you are looking to accomplish during your session. The remaining time of your session will be spent behind the wheel.

  • Do you offer gift certificates?

    Yes. We offer monetary gift vouchers, which can be applied towards any driving experience. All gift certificates are payable in full and are non-refundable. To order a gift certificate, click here or contact the PEC Customer Experience Team at 888-204-7474.

    Please note, purchasing a gift voucher does NOT confirm your registration for an event. All gift certificates are non-refundable, transferable and do not expire. Gift certificates purchased after 11:00AM EST or over the weekend will be processed the following business day.

    All Porsche Driving activities require each participant to be at least 21 years old with a current, valid driver's license.

    Note: Our gift vouchers no longer expire. If your voucher was purchased in 2017 or earlier, simply disregard the expiration date printed on your voucher.

  • Are pets allowed in the Porsche Experience Center?

    Pets are NOT allowed into the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta, unless registered as an official service animal.

  • Do you have to be a Porsche Owner to come to the PEC to do a Driving Experience?

    No, anyone who is at least 21 with a current, valid Driver's License can register for a Driving Experience. Not 21? We offer 30 and 60 minute sessions in our Driving Simulators for all ages.

  • Are there opportunities for Catering?

    Yes, our in house catering service, Porsche 356, can customize food and beverage offerings to fit your needs. Please contact our events team for more information at PECATLEvents@porsche.us.

  • Can I rent space at the Porsche Experience Center for corporate events?

    At our Business Center in the PEC, you can rent state-of-the-art meeting rooms which include audio/ visual support and WIFI internet access, that can accommodate anywhere from 6 to 150 people. Pricing for these rooms is customized based on the needs of your event.

    We also have the ability to host large events up to 800 people in our main atrium, please contact us for more information.

    To request more information for meetings or events, please submit an inquiry here or by contacting us at 1-888-204-7474.

  • How much will it cost to rent the track?

    Regular retail drive experiences range from $350 - $1,000 per person for a 90 minute driving session, one-on-one with a Porsche Drive Coach. Prices are based upon the selected vehicle or model experience.

    Pricing for the driving experiences can be viewed here.

    Pricing for meeting or event driving experiences are based on driving programs custom built to your event needs. For event requests, please click here.

  • Can we have Porsche Club events at the Porsche Experience Center?

    Any club, company, or individual can rent space in the Business Center for meetings and conference activities and many purchase driving programs for fun-filled leadership and team building activities. To request more information for events, please contact us.

  • Are travel and accommodations included?

    Travel accommodations are not currently included. However, located on the Porsche campus adjacent to the Porsche Experience Center, the Kimpton Overland Hotel, is more than an elegant room and luxury amenities; it's an inspiring experience. With a dedicated focus on personalized hospitality and impeccable service standards to fulfill each guest's unique needs, it's the location for Porsche guests to stay.

    The Kimpton Overland Hotel offers a mix of both guestrooms and suites designed to meet the needs of the discerning traveler.

    When making a reservation at the hotel, please let them know you booked a Porsche Experience Center program.

    For more information, please visit www.kimptonoverlandhotel.com

    Phone: 470.466.3300

  • Can driving time during an Experience be shared?

    Yes. Experiences using ONE vehicle can be shared, MAXIMUM, between two people.

    Versus Experiences (using TWO vehicles) can be shared, MAXIMUM, between two people. However, each participant will only be able to drive ONE of the two vehicles in any given Versus Experience.

    If booking online, simply book ONE driving session and in notes section state that you will be splitting the session along with the individual's name.

    All drivers must be at least 21 with a current valid driver's license.

  • Are mounted cameras allowed inside or outside the vehicles?

    Porsche does not allow any type of customer owned recording device to be used inside of our vehicles during driving experiences. This includes, but is not limited to, cameras, GoPros®, etc.

  • Do you have to know how to drive manual to participate in a Porsche Experience? Do you have manual transmission vehicles?

    All Porsche vehicles will have a PDK (automatic) option available. We do have Experiences devoted to manual transmissions. Outside of those specific programs, manual transmissions will not be offered.

    *Programs utilizing vehicles with manual transmissions are subject to change based upon availability.

  • Should I be worried about motion sickness?

    You will be experiencing G-Forces during your Driving Experience, and some of our modules do induce spin on your vehicle. If you are prone to motion sickness we recommend taking medication one hour prior to your Experience. Refunds will not be issued if you are unable to finish your Experience due to sickness.

  • Can I work at the Porsche Experience Center?

    Please visit Porsche.com to view available career opportunities.

  • Whom do I contact for media inquires?

    Please direct any media inquiries to media@porsche.us

  • How many modules do you have?

    The PEC LA has 8 thrilling modules that test your driving capabilities.

  • What is the rescheduling and cancellation policy?

    Rescheduling:
    Should you request to reschedule thirty (30) days or more from the date of your experience, one complimentary reschedule will be granted. Any additional rescheduling requests within thirty (30) days of your experience will result in a $100.00 change fee. Please note, we are unable to accommodate any rescheduling requests within seven (7) days of your experience.

    Cancellation:
    If you wish to cancel thirty (30) days or more from the date of your experience, you will be issued a full refund. Any cancellation within thirty (30) days of your experience will result in a forfeiture of half the cost of your experience. Please note, we are unable to accommodate any cancellation requests within seven (7) days of your experience.

    No-shows:
    A "no-show" will result in a full forfeiture of the cost of your experience and cannot be retroactively refunded or rescheduled.

  • Will my driving experience be cancelled due to inclement weather?

    Our facility will proceed with our scheduled drive experiences rain or shine. (Restrictions may apply.) In the event of inclement weather, our Acceleration Straight and/or Handling Circuit may close until it has been determined safe by Drive Team management. All other drive modules will remain open, in addition to a special program in our Dynamics Area.

    Should our Drive Team management deem conditions unsafe, we will reschedule your experience at no cost. Please note, guests must arrive the day of their scheduled experience in order to waive our rescheduling fee. A “no show” will result in a full forfeiture of the cost of your experience and cannot be retroactively refunded or rescheduled.

  • Do you have to be a Porsche owner or Porsche Club member to visit the facility?

    No, the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles is open to the public. All are welcome!

    Please note, anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times during their visit.

  • Porsche Driving Coach Instruction / Communication While on Course

    The Porsche Experience Center requires each of our driving guests to be able to effectively communicate in the English language. Should there be a concern about a possible language barrier, please contact a member of our Customer Experience Team for more information at 888.204.7474.

  • Is the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles considered a racetrack?

    The Porsche Experience Center is a driver development course, consisting of eight (8) different driving modules designed to simulate everyday driving conditions and more challenging environments to experience the thrill of driving Porsche sports cars.

    Our dedicated team of Porsche Drive Coaches work one-to-one with you to provide personalized attention. No specialized equipment is needed to participate in a drive experience.

  • What are the hours of operation for the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles?

    Porsche Experience Center Hours:

    • Sunday and Monday: Closed
    • Tuesday - Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00PM
    • Please note that reservations are highly recommended for entry to the Porsche Experience Center. Please call 888-204-7474 to make a reservation.

    917 Restaurant Hours of Operation:

    • Tuesday - Saturday - Lunch - 11:30 - 3:00pm
    • Thursday - Saturday - Dinner - 5:30 - 8:30 (last reservation will be 8:30pm)
  • Do you need a reservation to attend?

    No, but we highly encourage you to make a reservation. While we will try to accommodate requests at the door, it cannot always be guaranteed.

    Appointments can be made online or by calling 888-204-7474.

  • Can I bring a guest?

    Participants are welcome to bring non-driving guests at no additional charge.

    Guests might also enjoy booking some time in our Simulator Lab or booking a demo lap with one of our skilled drivers. Guests do not need to be 21 to participate in these activities. *Some restrictions apply.

    Please be aware that children under the age of 16 must be supervised at all times during your visit to the Porsche Experience Center.

  • Is there an age requirement for the Driving Experience?

    Participants must be at least 21-years old and possess a current, valid driver's license.

  • Zero tolerance alcohol policy

    PEC LA has a "zero tolerance” alcohol policy regarding drive experiences. Any driver who consumes alcohol prior to their experience will not be allowed to drive. No exceptions.

  • Are animals allowed at the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles?

    The Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles is fully ADA compliant and allows service animals only.

  • What should I wear?

    Comfortable attire is recommended. We recommend that you wear soft sole shoes such as driving shoes or tennis shoes.

  • Do you offer gift certificates?

    Yes. We offer three (3) types of monetary gift certificates: Drive Experience, Restaurant 917, and the Porsche Retail Store. All gift certificates are payable in full and are non-refundable.

    Drive Experience gift certificates are redeemable for 90-minute drive experiences, 30-minute or 60-minute simulator lab sessions, and demonstration laps. Gift certificates can be purchased online, by calling 1.888.204.7474, or in person at our main reception desk. Drive experience gift certificates are transferable and valid for one-year from the date of purchase. All Porsche driving experiences require the participant to be at least 21 years old with a valid driver's license.

    Restaurant 917 gift certificates are redeemable for lunch (Tuesday-Saturday) and dinner (Thursday-Saturday) at the restaurant located on the 2nd floor of the PEC LA. To purchase, please call 310.527.0917 or visit the hostess desk to assist you.

    Porsche Retail Store gift certificates are available at the Porsche Retail Store and redeemable only at the Porsche Experience Center Retail Store.

  • What is my damage liability?

    Each participant has a liability of $10,000/per occurrence for damage to property and/or vehicles. We offer an opportunity to reduce your deductible from $10,000 to $2000 by purchasing the damage waiver for $50/per driving experience.

  • Can we have catering/food?

    Yes, we offer in house catering service, Restaurant 917 and the Speedster Cafe. To inquiry about catering please reach out to PECLAevents@porsche.us and our Catering Manager will send information as soon as the inquiry is received.

  • Where is the Porsche Track Experience located?

    The Porsche Track Experience is located at the Barber Motorsports Park (6075-B Barber Motorsports Parkway, Leeds, Alabama, 35094).

    From Birmingham Int. Airport – Birmingham, AL to Barber Motorsports Park Exit Airport Merge onto I-20 East / I-59 North Take Exit 130 1-20 East, Take Exit #140, US-78 East Continue on US-78 East Turn right on Rex Lake Rd, Turn right onto Barber Motorsports Parkway At the stop sign, take Left and follow signs to the Porsche Track Experience Approximate driving time – 20 minutes

    From Hartsfield Int. Airport – Atlanta, GA to Barber Motorsports Park Exit Airport Merge onto I-285 North, Exit onto 1-20 West Take Exit #140, US-78 East, Continue on US-78 East Turn right on Rex Lake Rd, Turn right onto Barber Motorsports Parkway, At the stop sign, take Left and follow signs to the Porsche Track Experience Approximate driving time – 2 hours 15 minutes

  • What cars will I drive at PTX?

    PTX utilizes current model vehicles. Cars are listed on each course page and are subject to change as each year we experience a model changeover.

  • Is there an age requirement to take a course?

    Participants must be at least 21-years-old and possess a current, valid driver's license.

  • How many participants per class?

    Classes at PTX hold up to 30 participants in our Precision, Performance, and Masters programs, up to 24 participants in our Masters R, Masters RS and Masters RSR programs.

  • How much time is spent in the classroom vs track time?

    For one hour each morning you will attend the classroom session, with the remainder of the day spent rotating through on track sessions and off-track exercises.

  • Do you offer gift certificates?

    Porsche Track Experience course gift certificates are available for purchase on the website or by calling 770-290-7000. All gift certificates are shipped via FedEx to a physical shipping address and includes gift box, key chain, and wallet size gift certificate card. Processing typically takes 24 hours and certificates purchased after 11:00AM CST or over the weekend will be processed the following business day. Both standard and expedited shipping options are available.

    *NOTE: Purchasing a gift certificate does NOT confirm a registration for a scheduled course. All Porsche Driving gift certificates can be used at any of the three U.S. Porsche Driving venues. Gift certificates are transferable however they are non-refundable. All Porsche Track Experience driving activities require that participants are at least 21 years old with a current, valid driver’s license. 

  • I have never been on a racetrack before, is this this too advanced for me?

    Not at all! We have an excellent team of instructors that are adept at working with all skill levels. We start with the basics and go from there. Our classes are designed so that participants can go at their own pace. No one has to do anything they feel uncomfortable with.

  • Are travel and accommodations included?

    Although our tuition does not include lodging accommodations, the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook is the preferred hotel of The Porsche Track Experience and offers special rates and packages for our participants. Please call 205-203-4716 to make arrangements at the Grand Bohemian, and ask for the special Porsche Track Experience rate. For transportation, or other questions, transportation, contact the Porsche Group Coordinator at the Grand Bohemian at 205-203-4750 or porsche.gbmb@kesslercollection.com.

  • Can I bring a guest?

    Participants are welcome to bring a pre-registered Guest for an additional $125/day. The Guest can join us for all classroom and training sessions, as well as all meals. Guests will not be permitted to drive or ride with participants; however they may ride with a PTX instructor during certain segments. Guests will be required to sign all PTX forms and track waivers and return them immediately after registration. The minimum age for a guest is 16 years of age and must be accompanied by his or her legal guardian. Guests will not incur an additional fee for transportation to and from the track.

    However, the Hotel front desk does need to be notified upon arrival to reserve an additional seat on the shuttle to and from the event.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    If there is a request to cancel or change your reservation with the Porsche Track Experience more than thirty (30) days prior to the course start date, a $250.00 fee will be charged. If the cancellation or change is requested between seven (7) and thirty (30) days prior to the course start date, the participant forfeits half the cost of the class. There are no refunds on changes or cancellations less than seven (7) days prior to the course start date. A "no-show" forfeits the full tuition. Refunds will not be issued for "no-shows" resulting from weather or airline connection problems.

  • Are there interpreters required/ available for non-English speaking participants at PTX?

    In an effort to provide the safest driving programs possible and clear communication with all our driving participants, we require all non-English speaking participants to have a translator/interpreter. The translator/ interpreter must be scheduled in advance. Please email TrackExperience@porsche.us or call the PTX office at 770-290-7000 for a price quote.

  • Which airport is most convenient to PTX?

    The Birmingham International Airport (BHM) is only 20 minutes from the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL where PTX is located. The Hartsville Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is approximately a two hour drive from the track.

  • What is my damage liability?

    Each participant has a liability of $10,000/per occurrence for damage to property and/or vehicles. We offer an opportunity to reduce your deductible from $10,000 to $2000 by purchasing the damage waiver for $100/per day.

  • How many people choose to purchase the Damage Limitation?

    About 95% of our participants do.

  • Do you have to be a Porsche owner to attend a class?

    No, anyone who is at least 21 with a current, valid Driver's License may register for a class at PTX.

  • Have you had any accidents?

    Safety is our number one priority. Accidents are rare but do occur from time to time, and most are minor. That said, even a small scratch on a Porsche can be expensive to repair.

  • Do you provide helmets and racing suits?

    We do provide helmets for the course but participants are welcome to bring their own if it is rated Snell 2010 or better. We do not require racing suits therefore we do not provide them.

  • When does class start and end each day?

    Registration is at 7:30 AM. Class starts at 8:00 AM and finishes at approximately 4:45 PM each day.

  • Are video cameras allowed inside or mounted on the cars?

    Porsche does not allow any type of recording device to be used inside of or attached to the exterior of our cars. This includes, but is not limited to, cameras, phones, GoPros, etc.

  • Can I bring my own car?

    We provide the vehicles for the driving experiences. You are welcome to bring your own, but it will have to stay in the parking lot.

  • What should I wear?

    We recommend that you wear comfortable, seasonal attire. Shorts are allowed. We also recommend you wear soft-soled shoes, such as driving or tennis shoes. No open- toed or high heeled shoes are allowed.