Disclosure: The Porsche Drive Experience Center of Atlanta invited me, along with my colleagues attending the Girls Guide to Cars Fall Media Drive and Conference to spend the afternoon at the center. All opinions and experiences are my own.
Porsche Drive Experience Center of Atlanta
Have you ever wanted to drive a Porsche? Porsche Drive Experience Center of Atlanta has you covered. Drivers can drive a selection of Porsche vehicles on the 1.6-mile track designed specifically for the unique capabilities of Porsche vehicles.
Thanks to A Girls Guide to Cars, I got a chance to visit the Porsche Drive Experience Center of Atlanta and test drive the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Porsche 718 Cayman.
Portions of the movie “Captain America, Civil War” was filmed at the Porsche Drive Experience Center of Atlanta giving it the unofficial nickname of “The Avengers Headquarters.”
The Porsche “Playground”
In order to truly appreciate what a Porsche is engineered to do—Porsche designed a 1.6-mile circuit featuring six different driving experiences that showcase the incredible performance levels of Porsche vehicles.
When I got behind the wheel of the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS I couldn't wait to test out my “need for speed.” The Porsche 718 Cayman GTS is a mid-engine sports car with 305 horsepower and a max track speed of 175 mph.
The professional driving coach that I was paired with to direct me through the course gave me permission to speed and I hit 98 MPH in a matter of seconds in the “Dynamics” area on my fourth try. It was so exciting and thrilling at the same time! It is important to note, that the circuit is not a “racetrack.” It is a performance track built to test the abilities of the cars.
Out of all six sections of the driving circuit, the “Wet, Low-Friction Circle” section was my favorite. We were able to test out the glorious drift of the Porsche in the low-friction circle and experience the over-steer capabilities using a combination of throttle and steering input on an inward slope of wet polished concrete.
Porsche Cayenne Off-Roading
The Cayenne is Porsche's mid-size luxury crossover sport utility vehicle. For the Off-Roading experience, a professional driving coach is at the wheel of the Cayenne and drives you through a separate track designed for testing the engineering and safety technology behind the Cayenne’s capabilities.
Drivers of all ages can experience the thrill of driving at some of the world’s greatest race tracks Porsche Drive Experience Center of Atlanta's Simulator Lab. There is a selection of Porsche driving options to choose from all with highly authentic physics and performance characteristics. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to try out the Simulator Lab during my visit as my time was limited.
Porsche fans will love taking a self-guided tour of the Heritage Gallery within the PorschePorsche Drive. The gallery features an ever-changing collection of historic Porsche vehicles from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart and a variety of Porsche vehicles from private owners in the United States.
Restaurant 356 at Porsche Drive Experience Center of Atlanta
Restaurant 356 is a contemporary restaurant, with a relaxed yet elegant feel. Their classically trained chefs use fresh, local, organic and sustainably produced ingredients to create seasonal menus with a modern flare. They are open for lunch, dinner, and private events.
The food and atmosphere are amazing! The restaurant is open to the public and reservations can be made on Open Table.
About Porsche Drive Experience Center of Atlanta!
The epitome of driving freedom, the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta provides a thrilling experience you can only get from an iconic sports car manufacturer.
This purpose-built destination is designed to help guests fully explore the abilities of the world’s most thrilling sports cars. A 1.6-mile driver development track consisting of 6 modules combine to create a challenging and exhilarating environment filled with hands-on and fast-paced learning.
Beyond the track, you can compete on iconic tracks around the world in our Simulator Lab, or view one-of-a-kind vehicles in the Heritage Gallery. For a more formal meal, Restaurant 356 offers a thoughtfully curated menu combined with stunning views of the track.
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A Girls Guide to Cars
A Girls Guide to Cars brings together the insights and views of writers and reviewers who share their unbiased, honest and personal narratives about cars and their lives in cars. Their mission is to empower women to be smarter, happier car owners. Thank you A Girls Guide to Cars for a wonderful and informational conference! I can't wait to attend next year!
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