As announced to media, including the Porsche Club of America, the Atlanta Porsche Experience Center track expansion will be opened April 1st. In addition, a number of pictures and details about the new course design were released and provided. We certainly cannot wait until we get to take advantage of the expanded foot print. The PEC experience is one of the gems of the Atlanta car scene, and we think with this expansion it will only get better.
This is expansion to the existing headquarters building, which includes the PEC experience check-in, a Porsche Design store, 365 rooftop restaurant, Carrera cafe, Porsche Museum. It also includes the Kimpton Overland Hotel, which made our list of car themed hotels every enthusiast needs to visit and stay in.
The expansion of has been underway for a number of years, and includes a near doubling in size of the track, as well as new service and restoration centers.
PEC Expansion Track Features Detailed
Some excited features of the track expansion include a “Dragons Tail” section, which is intended to mimic the rapid switch back turns of the Tail of the Dragon. In addition sections were inspired by a number of iconic race tracks, including Nurburgring, Dayton and Laguna Seca.
It’s been a fulfilling journey to bring this track to life, with inspiration drawn from several iconic race tracks, such as the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, Daytona, and Laguna SecaKjell Gruner, President and CEO of PCNA
Another element we are excited about is the Laguna Seca inspired corkscrew with elevation change. Atlanta area tracks such as Road Atlanta and Atlanta Motorsports Park famously feature dramatic elevation changes, this will be a substantial first for the PEC track experience.
PEC Track Specs
The Porsche Experience Centers expanded track adds 1.3 miles to the existing 1.6 miles, bringing a total of 2.9 miles of surface available. The “main” design circuit now totals 2.3 miles. This makes the PEC track more typical in length with other road courses.