Atlanta Motor Speedway isn't the only place to immerse yourself in a thrilling racecar experience. The most elaborate Porsche Headquarters in the U.S. actually offers an adrenaline-pumping joyride at the Porsche Experience Atlanta. This intense, NASCAR-esque ride of a lifetime will make you feel like Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Daytona 500.
The Porsche Headquarters in Atlanta, which opened in spring 2015, is actually the biggest investment for the brand outside of the original HQ in Germany. The 27-acre complex lets guests journey through rare Porsche memorabilia dating back to its establishment in 1931.
You can even get behind the wheel of some of the displays or take a drive on the arcade-style simulator to channel the lifestyle of the rich and the famous. However, the $100 million Porsche Experience Center lives up to its name, offering more than just a tour of the luxury sports cars.
Although what meets the eye may seem cool, the fully immersive speed track is where the real fun is. This may not be your first time in a Porsche, but it can potentially be your first ride that truly showcases all its unique capabilities.
For the demo experience (starting at $65), you'll buckle up in the passenger seat as a professional driver takes the wheel around the 1.6-mile circuit.
The six-fold thrill ride takes you through a journey of windy "country roads," impulsive maneuvers, kick plate spins, wet road drifts, off-roading and more.
Prepare yourself because you may start off slow, but you'll quickly be swept away in a whirlwind of heightened dopamine levels in the blink of an eye.
At times, you may catch yourself tightening your grip as you approach obstacles and take high speed turns. Although it might seem like you're going to crash or the car is about to flip, you can place your full trust in the highly-trained pros.
If you want to turn it up a notch take the exhilaration into your own hands, you can zip through the same course in the driver's seat with the instructor-led classes.
Porsche Experience Center
Address: One Porsche Dr., Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: Who needs skydiving? Get your adrenaline fix in a flashy sports car with this super intense race of a lifetime.