Porsche Breaks Ground on New North American Headquarters in Georgia
Porsche has enjoyed a busy and successful year in 2012. Earlier this year, sister publication Motor Trend named the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S as its Best Driver's Car (as seen below). A new, smaller SUV known as the Macan is also in the works and will debut sometime late next year too. Today, the German automaker broke ground on its new North American headquarters in Hapeville, Ga., just outside of Atlanta. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, and Porsche executives broke ground on the new facility earlier today. The new building will be built on the old Ford plant grounds just north of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Porsche estimates that once its new North American headquarters is completed, it will give about 400 people a job. With nine months of sales accounted for in 2012, Porsche has sold more than 103,245 units worldwide. About a quarter of all of Porsche's sales originate in North America.The Porsche Cayenne is far and away the best-selling vehicle for the German automaker in North America followed by the Panamera.Check out the video below of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S being taken around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during Motor Trend's 2012 Best Driver's Car competition. Source: Detroit Free Press, YouTube
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