German Engineering. California Lifestyle.
This quote gets to the heart of everything that makes Porsche what it is. As a brand, as a company and as an automotive manufacturer. It has been our guiding star – for more than 65 years. And it covers all the values that characterise our work and our vehicles. It’s no wonder, therefore, that no-one can describe this better than the person who created the very first sports car to bear the Porsche name: Ferdinand Anton Ernst - or Ferry Porsche, for short.
"In the beginning, I looked around and could not find the car I'd been dreaming of: a small, lightweight sports car that uses energy efficiently. So I decided to build it myself."
His dream of the perfect sports car has always driven us – throughout our history. And we get closer to achieving it every day. With every concept, every development and every model. Along the way, we follow a plan, an ideal that unites us all. We refer to it simply as the Porsche Principle. The underlying principle is to always get the most out of everything. From day one, we have strived to translate performance into speed – and success – in the most intelligent way possible. It's no longer all about horsepower, but more ideas per horsepower. This principle originates on the race track and is embodied in every single one of our cars. We call it "Intelligent Performance".
PEC LA - A Playground For Adults
Feel the exhilaration that comes from driving some of the world’s most thrilling sports cars during one of the most dynamic driving experiences. At the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles, guests can navigate through our electrifying circuit, off-road courses, Ice Hill and other performance modules: all of which are completely dedicated to the Porsche philosophy of Intelligent Performance. The new Porsche Experience Center located in Carson California is also the new home of Porsche Motorsport North America. Within our 50,000 sq. ft. building shared with Porsche Motorsport North America, guests will get an insider’s look of our historic race cars and workshop team.
There's More To Porsche Than Driving
Drivers will be able to pilot the latest Porsche models through driving modules meant to demonstrate the power, responsiveness, and safety at the core of Porsche engineering. The Experience Center also offers event spaces, state-of-the-art driving simulators and a retail store with exclusive PEC branded merchandise that all live up to the Porsche standard.
The PEC LA also offers a fine dining experience in the 917 Restaurant with uninterrupted views of the track. For a quick option, we also offer small bites at the Speedster Café.
Not Business As Usual
Make the Porsche Experience part of your hospitality offering to clients, employees and friends. Available for small brainstorming meetings away from office distractions, to full company conference presentations, the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles is an ideal venue in which to make an unparalleled impression. The modern style of the building with state-of-the-art facilities houses a total of eight enclosed meeting spaces, including a boardroom overlooking our driver development tracks and a 100+ seat conference room, all complimented by our exquisite fine-dining restaurant and specialty catering. An ideal venue for an unforgettable day!
Fine Dining With A Touch Of Adrenaline
Porsche 917 Restaurant
Located on the second level of the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles, with stunning views of the driver development track, Restaurant 917’s sleek and modern setting echoes Porsche’s world-class design aesthetic. The name and decor were inspired by the legendary 917 racecar, which gave Porsche its first overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971. Restaurant 917’s refined yet approachable seasonal menu is composed of ingredient-driven dishes that merge diverse flavors, inventive techniques, and playful compositions. A unique fine-dining experience worthy of a special trip or serving as the perfect finish to an adrenalin-packed day, it is also an unforgettable venue for special celebrations and meetings.
Just a few feet from the track, Speedster Café offers grab-and-go breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, and soups. All are freshly made from scratch. Slow down and enjoy your lunch at one of the two dozen inside or outside tables while watching the action, or hit the road with them. Need to refuel? Speedster offers espresso and coffee drinks.
Our 53 Acre Playground
The handling course designed to mimic a country road with a number of corners and undulations.
The Handling Circuit has been designed not as a race track but as a challenging country road. Using the contours of the land we have created a flowing series of corners and undulations that all offer very different challenges for both car and driver.
The Kick Plate is a computer-controlled hydraulic plate set flush to the road surface is designed to induce loss of rear wheel traction, putting the car into a skid or spin.
Ice Hill has a 7% slope, computer-controlled water jets and a low friction surface. A combination which provides a unique and challenging scenario to test even the most experienced of drivers.
The Low Friction Circle consists of highly polished concrete on a wet surface that in turn creates an ideal environment to provoke, correct and hold oversteer all at speeds which enable you to build an understanding of car dynamics.
The Low friction handling course consists of a polished concrete surface with many curves to provide a situation where a vehicle can be placed in a oversteer condition.
The Off Road course is designed to show how the technical systems on how the Porsche Cayenne works in off-road conditions. Offering 40 degree declines and ascents, rough terrain and unfeasible side slopes name just a few obstacles.
The Acceleration Straight provides a safe and controlled environment to fully explore how a Porsche accelerates using launch control with an added twist. Near the end of the nearly 3/4 mile straight, a replica of the Karussell (Carousel), the famous banked curve on the Nordschleife (North Loop) of the Nürburgring, is awaiting for your enthralling g-force experience.
The PEC LA. Not Your Typical Spin Class
The Porsche Experience Center can provide an iconic backdrop for your next special event. Whether you’re hosting an event for 50 guests or 500, our event team can help you transform the space to create an event that is sure to wow your guests. The Porsche Experience Center is a truly unique backdrop for any type of event from corporate events and holiday parties to private events and weddings our team will go above and beyond to make your vision come to life.
Porsche Experience Center - Los Angeles
19800 South Main Street
Carson, CA 90745