Begin your driving experience by heading to the Auto Club Speedway, 45 minutes east of Los Angeles in Fontana, California. Pick from among a range of start times to fit your schedule. This unique 1.2-mile (1.9-kilometer) raceway offers the perfect site for your experience, with eight turns and 1,600-foot (549-meter) straightaway to help push your driving skills to the max.
Before getting behind the wheel of your chosen dream car, listen to a detailed technical and safety briefing from your instructor. You’ll learn about proper driving position, plus braking, steering and accelerating techniques for high-end sports cars like the Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche. The instructor will also share tips to help locate the best racing lines, something you’ll learn while driving two test laps in a Porsche Cayenne GTS.
Then start your engine, because its time for your drive! Rest easy if you don’t know how to drive a manual transmission, as your high-performance car comes with a paddle shifter. You’ll zoom around the course for five to eight laps inside an elite sports car like Porsche 991 GT3, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 or Ferrari 458 Italia (see Itinerary for a full list of current choices).
Follow the lead of your instructor as you push your car through its paces, reaching top speeds of 110 to 130 mph (177 to 209 kph). Your max speed depends on your specific car choice, experience and comfort level. Your friends can celebrate your stellar driving skills from the on-site spectator area. At the end of your 2.5-hour driving experience step out of your car with some serious bragging rights and another item you can check off your bucket list.