What a fantastic experience! Loved every moment of my time at the track! Professionally run, freindly staff and great instructors. I would recommend this to everyone as MUST do when visiting Las Vegas or LA! My only regret was not purchasing more laps....5 just isn't enough! Thanks Exotics Racing!
The most awesome car experience I have ever had! I was able to drive some cars that are out of reach to us mere mortals and others- Nissan GT-R- that now I know I will like to buy in the near future. Thanks.
FOR ANYONE WHO HASN'T ALREADY BOOKED THEIR DRIVE::: A quick outline of my day:::
I showed up 45 minutes early. Walked into a giant garage on the side of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Checked in with the registration crew and was told they'd call my name when my class was ready. I paid for the DVD of my drive so I was given a CF card to hold the data. Then I was told to go hang out with the cars... take pictures, open them up, sit in them! I quickly made my way over to the car I'd be driving, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP-560, and my jaw dropped. Just seeing these cars in person will make your man parts tingle. (Or lady parts) I sat in the Gallardo and was in awe of the craftsmanship. I took in every detail before photographing every detail. Then I moved on to the Audi R8, same experience. Then the Ferrari 548... etc...
A while later I was called to my briefing. A 'host' introduced the class to the track and spoke about the cars and the overall experience we'd be having, then told us about some exciting, upcoming news! Then he handed us off to a driving instructor who walked us through car control and how to handle the corners on the track. He spoke about safety and everything we should expect out on the track. For me, everything was made clear, and I was ready to drive!
Next, groups of 2 or 3 of us were placed in a Porsche Cayenne SUV with an instructor who drove us around 2 laps of the track. He gave us more detailed instruction about the corners and how to handle ourselves while we're driving. This part was very illuminating for me. I tried to imagine I was driving, and tried to predict his movements in the turns.
Then back at the garage we got more time to hang out with the cars. On a day with a big group of drivers, there will be more than a few people driving the same car as you, so you might be waiting while they are driving. This was perfectly ok with me, as I was more than happy to spend time with these amazing cars! As people finished their laps, new cars would pop in behind me, and I got to really get a sense of each car, and made a more informed shopping list for next time!
Finally, my turn came up to drive. I got in my helmet, met my instructor, and climbed into my green Gallardo. I am 6 foot 1, and just barely fit in the Gallardo. Well, I would cram myself in there even if I was 6 foot 7, but it was tight. My helmet was pressing into the roof of the car, and the seat was all the way back. But I was able to find a comfortable driving position, and I made my way on to the track. Let me tell you right now... you haven't felt power like this before. Your friends pimped out Honda CRX, or even your dad's new Camaro will not touch the feeling of these cars. The acceleration is wonderfully brutal! The control in the corners is amazing. And the sound… the SOUND!!! Godlike. I really got a sense of what a car CAN feel like in the Gallardo. I drove 7 laps, and with the help of my instructor Richie, I was able to pass a lot of people during my drive. He really pushed me into driving as fast and hard as I could. And on my last lap, we ran into a lot of 'traffic', so he even gave me a free lap to make up for it. The entire driving experience was just amazing.
Back in the garage for more time with the cars! Roughly 20 minutes later I was called to do my ride-along in the Porsche GT3-RS with pro-driver Rudy Ibanez. This was so much fun! The instructors say Rudy's job is to make you scream. He tore serious ass around the track! On our second lap he was power-sliding around corners and really pushing the car to its limits. It was a great adrenaline rush! Unless you're a famous movie star, this is the closest you'll get to driving on a track with The Stig. And at $99 for 2 laps, it's a great value!
Back at the garage, I turned in my CF card to have a DVD of my experience printed, and while I waited... more time with the cars of course! I spoke to other drivers and we swapped stories as we wiped the drool off each other’s mouths. By the end of it all, I spent about 4 hours there. Time amazingly well spent. I highly recommend it to any petrolheads! In fact, I already have! My videos and photos are on Facebook! What an amazing time. I can’t wait to find out what cars they’ll get next!
This was one of the coolest experiences I've ever had. I used to race motocross, and currently ride a Yamaha R1 superbike for fun, and this beats anything I've driven/ridden hands down. The staff was very skilled, and provided a safe and fun experience. One of the best parts was that I did the first session of the day, and they let us sit in and take pictures of every car there, despite me only renting a Lamborghini. It was incredible. I can't wait to come back!
This was a great experience. If you love cars you'll love Exotics Racing!
Just amazing, im going to come back
fantastic experience - great staff - you don't just get to drive exotic cars - you get to drive them the way they were meant to be driven - the only limitation is you
Had the ride of a lifetime. Instructor was great at building my confidence as I changed my approach from normal highway driving in a regular vehicle to driving on a racetrack in a true supercar. I am hearing impaired and worried about not being able to follow the instructions, but my fears were soon alleviated. The staff was excellent at accommodating my needs. Recommend to do it more than once on seperate occasions, once for familiarization and then more times for skill development, in any case I recommended for all drivers to do at least once to get it off the bucket list. Thank you Exotic Racing for this experience - it is on the top of the list of adrenaline rushes I have had. Also get the video of yourself driving the car - I relive the rush everytime I watch it and I watch it often.
Awesome experience. Advice, do more laps
This was my dream life become true, too many years waitung for something similar and I´m 61, I think I´ll repeat it ASAP, Thanks to all of you for all.
An incredible experience, well worth the money!Thanks!
The drive in the Ferrari F430 Scuderia was awesome. Extra laps next time but great value for money.
I booked last minute and drove the Superleggera (5 laps) an absolutely amazing experience. I can't wait to come back.
My experience was incredible as in instructive as in intensive, congratulations very nice group of people and of course the bests cars ever and be sure that I`ll come back to try the new McLaren MP4.
Had a great time! Just a suggestion to future clients: Buy as many laps as you can because the time will be up before you know it!
The frendliness and expertice of the staff made for an experience that
I will never forget, and I can't wait to do it again.
Everyone was very friendly and we had a great time!
A MUST DO - place exotics racing on your 'Bucket List' now, the memories will last a lifetime.
My ridealong with Rudy was a pure adrenaline rush!He had my stomach in my throat the whole time and I wouldn't have it any other way. Perfect!
Thanks Rudy, you ROCK! Donna L.
The funnest vacation ever - wish we could have stayed all day & driven every car! Cant't wait 'till we do it again!
Great day out, enjoyed every second of my experience, had 6 laps in the lamborghini murcielago lp640, would also recommend the additional laps with rudi the "PRO" driver to show you how quick you should be driving around the track...
I increased my confidence for competetive track driving, since I have prior track experience at Hallet Raceway. Great cars and instructors. I would highly recommend. Thanks. BMW M3 cars would be a nice, more affordable initial experience for some.
What a fantastic experience. Ive been a GT race fan for a while now and never thought I'd get that "on the track" experience until I drove with Exotics Racing. The whole day was a car fan ultimate experience, the anticipation just from listening to the sounds of the track was enough to get my heart pounding. Driving my dream car was the best, and to top it off, passing Ferrari's and Lambos in my Porsche 911S was the ultimate experience.
The entire experience was excellent and far exceeded my expectations! Will return next time in Vegas!
Amazing experience...will come back for sure! And tell my montrealers friends that they must do this!