- Construction of the 53-acre Porsche Experience Center in Carson, California has begun.
- It is expected to take at least one year to complete.
- A sister facility, which will serve at Porsche's U.S. headquarters, is also under construction in Atlanta.
CARSON, California — The bulldozers are rolling. Construction of the state-of-the-art, 53-acre Porsche Experience Center in Carson, California has officially begun.
As these photos reveal, the site has been cleared and the basic layout of the finished product is being created, including the test track, which is expected to offer many different configurations. Construction is expected to take at least a year.
It has been a year and half since Porsche announced that it had purchased the 18-hole, three-par Dominguez Hills Golf Course just south of Los Angeles International Airport with the intention of converting the property into a playground for its customers and Southern California sports car enthusiasts.
Renderings of the facility, which is located just off the San Diego (405) Freeway, promise a test track, museum, motorsports shop, gift shop and café, as well as meeting rooms and a fitness facility. It will be one of five such Experience Centers Porsche has planned around the globe. Facilities in Germany and Silverstone, England have already proven successful; the Carson, California site and another in Atlanta are under construction, and a fifth is being planned in China.
Germany's Tilke Engineering has designed the facilities, which should give enthusiasts high expectations. The firm has also designed several Formula One tracks around the world, including the Bahrain International Circuit and the newly finished Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Edmunds says: Porsche builds some of the world's best sports cars, SUVs and sedans. The company just doesn't do anything halfway. We have little doubt the Porsche Experience Center in Carson, California will be world class in every way.