Last week Thursday was a rather auspicious day in France, as the first brick of the coming Porsche Experience Center at Le Mans was laid.
Motorsport.com reports that General Manager of Porsche France Marc Ouayoun, and President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) Pierre Fillon, performed the symbolic gesture. (The ACO is the sanctioning body that oversees the 24 Hours of Le Mans.) This Porsche Experience Center is being constructed within the Le Mans circuit, and is on-schedule to open during the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Porsche Driving School is already based at the Le Mans track within the country; the Porsche Experience Center will serve as the program’s new headquarters. It will also house a restaurant and reception area, which will allow for private and corporate events to be hosted there, and it’s being constructed near the Maison Blanche track. That track is also receiving some interesting additions for vehicle testing, such as a skidpad, obstacles simulator, offroad area, etc.
Porsche France General Manager Marc Ouyaun is quoted, saying: “The implantation of the Porsche Experience Center in the heart of the Le Mans circuit that’s been so closely linked to Porsche’s history and its sporting DNA since 1951, is a very powerful symbol. Our clients and fans can enjoy an authentic experience of the make thanks to this new showcase, which is an important step in Porsche’s expansion in France.”