Porsche North American headquarters construction revs up

A rendering provided by Porsche of their new headquarters once completed. / Porsche

Construction for the new headquarters of Porsche Cars North America has hit high gear with a ground breaking Tuesday morning.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Porsche President and CEO Detlev von Platen, along with others broke ground at Aerotropilis Atlanta for the project announced in May 2011.

"Porsche's new headquarters is a terrific asset to Georgia's economy and moves us closer to becoming the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business," said Deal in the release. "I'm confident One Porsche Drive will become a renowned address that stands for vision, innovation and success â" as well as one of the greatest driving experiences in the world for the millions of travelers who arrive in our great state each year."

Porsche officials say that not only will the site contain the company's U.S. headquarters, but a technical training center along a customer and driving experience center featuring a 1.6 mile test track and handling circuit.

State officials say that the 26.4-acre complex will employ 400 worker and create 100 jobs with operations set to begin in the first quarter of 2014.