Las Vegas is well known for its over-the-top approach to almost everything it does. Premier Sportscar Service has taken exotic and competition car repair and maintenance in the city to a new level of customer support in true Vegas style.
Premier president Kent Moore, an internationally recognized race and street car technician, announced the move of the leading high-end auto preparer he started 10-years ago, from its longtime facility to a brilliant new state-of-the-art "shop" on South Polaris. Premier's reputation for both road and track cars has drawn regular clients from across North America to the specialty facility which spawned the 2004 24 Hours of Le Mans GT class-winning entry. The new shop greatly increases Premier's availability to service and tune more of the city's top exotics and racecars. The new facility officially opened its doors earlier this week.
"This a very exciting and satisfying time for all of us at Premier Sportscar Service," said Moore. "We've worked really hard to offer our clients the highest level of service since we started Premier. Now we have a shop that matches those high standards. The new shop on South Polaris will give us a chance to maintain that "no compromises" attention to detail while expanding what we do. We've designed the facility based on ten years of experience with road cars and victories in major races like Le Mans and the Daytona 24 to be not only the best in Vegas but I think the best anywhere. We draw clients from all over North America for their road and race cars because of our experience and knowledge. I think every one of them, as well as the new clients we are now able to invite through the door, will be thrilled with what we have built here. The South Polaris location is going to provide something truly unique."
Specializing in Porsche road cars, upgrades and both club and professional road racing competition cars, Premier has outgrown its old shop. Under the demand of existing and new clientele looking to have their cars readied by the segment leader, Premier undertook an exhaustive search for the right location with easy access to "The Strip" and the airport as well as provide room to grow. Moore, who oversees the details of each automobile that rolls into his shop, was the crew chief of the Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing Porsche 911s that dominated professional sportscar racing for a decade. Premier has prepared race-winning machines at Le Mans, in the American Le Mans Series, GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and World Challenge. Since, Premier has set the benchmark, through its P1Racing program, at Club and amateur events around the country.
Premier's new, 12,000 square-foot location will have four distinct departments including the main shop floor, a customer car storage area - for arrive-and-drive programs - and two high-end showrooms. One showroom will be dedicated to a top-level driving simulator, driver lounge and merchandise display while the second will act as a small Premier museum with several specialty collector cars on the floor including one of the race-winning Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing Porsches. The new facility will provide far greater shop space allowing Premier to accept new clients who are currently on a waiting list to join the client roster.
Premier Sportscar Service specializes in the highest-level of Porsche service, tuning and race preparation. Through its P1 Service, the shop provides tuner parts and performance upgrades for late model Porsche and Ferrari road and race cars. With its string of international professional sportscar victories, Premier's P1Racing is the only Nevada facility that can draw from Le Mans and Daytona endurance victories to prepare the finest cars for both road and track.
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