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Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles Visit

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We visited the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles this past weekend to check out the periodically changing racing car exhibition and take part in a 90-minute driving programme led by an instructor on the test track. The eight training modules cover two circuits, an off-road course, a dynamic area, a start control and acceleration straight as well as a low-friction circuit and a skid pan. 

The new Experience Center in Los Angeles is conveniently located on Interstate 405 and is easily accessible from three airports. Los Angeles is the second location of this kind in the USA. The Experience Center in Atlanta was opened in May 2015 together with the new US company headquarters. In addition to Los Angeles and Atlanta, there are also experience centres in Le Mans, Silverstone and Leipzig

Inside, our favorite car on display was this 1977 Porsche "Baby" 935/2.0. To comply with 2 liter regulations of the class, the "Baby" 935 with the legendary Martini livery has a tiny single turbo 1425 cc engine producing 370hp.

Inside, our favorite car on display was this 1977 Porsche "Baby" 935/2.0. To comply with 2 liter regulations of the class, the "Baby" 935 with the legendary Martini livery has a tiny single turbo 1425 cc engine producing 370hp.

Porsche 918 

Porsche 918 

A glass wall in the entrance hall of the Porsche Experience Center gives visitors a glimpse into the workshop, where historical racing cars are repaired and track vehicles are maintained.

A glass wall in the entrance hall of the Porsche Experience Center gives visitors a glimpse into the workshop, where historical racing cars are repaired and track vehicles are maintained.

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#8 Quaker State March 88P-Porsche Indy V8

#8 Quaker State March 88P-Porsche Indy V8

Champion Racing Porsche 911 GT1 EVO

Champion Racing Porsche 911 GT1 EVO

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Driven by Mark Donohue, this Porsche 917/30 was the most powerful sports car racer ever built and raced as it was capable of producing 1,580 bhp with it's 5.374 litre 12 cylinder engine.

Driven by Mark Donohue, this Porsche 917/30 was the most powerful sports car racer ever built and raced as it was capable of producing 1,580 bhp with it's 5.374 litre 12 cylinder engine.

Sally Carrera from PIxar animated film Cars.

Sally Carrera from PIxar animated film Cars.