Drive the world's most daunting corners in a single race track.
Porsche Experience Centers let you live out your Porsche driving fantasies in a safe and controlled environment. These Experience Centers are open around the globe in locations including Leipzig, Silverstone, Atlanta, Le Mans, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Hockenheim, and Franciacorta, Italy. Now, Porsche's ninth Experience Center has just opened in the city of Kisarazu just outside of Tokyo, Japan. What sets this latest Porsche Experience Center apart from the rest is its 1.3-mile handling track that recreates famous corners such as the banked Carousel at the Nurburgring in Germany and the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca. This works particularly well at the Tokyo center as the countryside naturally has flowing undulations and the track is surrounded by forest, much like the famous Green Hell.
Utilizing a polished concrete surface, a "low friction handling track" will teach drivers how to control oversteer and understeer at low speeds.
Drivers can also experience the Cayenne and Macan on an off-road course with steep banks of nearly 40 degrees. Additional training sessions for practicing slalom driving, full braking, and launch control are also available with one-on-one tuition from instructors. A "drift circle" also lets you hone your drifting skills on a skid pan. If mastering these advanced driving techniques are too much for you to handle, a Simulation Lab lets you drive famous Porsche cars on virtual race tracks around the world.
Overlooking the track is a showroom displaying the latest and classic Porsche models. Featuring an Edo Kiriko cut glass design motif, the design of the building is inspired by traditional Japanese craft. This theme continues inside the interior, which features traditional Japanese plastering and elements inspired by a Japanese garden.
"Especially at times of digitization, real experiences and connecting with others is more important than ever and our Porsche Experience Centers are perfect places to do this," said Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche.
"Our concept, which already has nine locations worldwide, cannot be compared with any other in the automotive industry, and we will expand this unique selling point even further. In the new Porsche Experience Center Tokyo, Porsche enthusiasts from Japan and from all around the world can connect with each other and enjoy emotional driving experiences in a very beautiful environment."