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You are moments away from crawling into and then blasting away behind the wheel of a tuned Ferrari 458 – and told to “let her out.”

Jeesh, when was the last time you really experienced your lungs breathing???

Every once in awhile you see one of your foremost dream cars go sailing past you on an expressway.  Or better draws up to you at a suburban stoplight.  You can’t take your eyes of them.  What’s it like to be driving that car right now.

Just as there were go-karts as adolescents, there are really grown up opportunities for really adult car nuts to get out on a closed race track and really see what a McLaren is really like.  When you’re racing it on a closed but serpentine course.  These guys were thrilled…

Total Awesome! Loved it! Bucket List! How often do you get to drive supercars around the race-track and the instructor pushing you to drive it harder? I will definitely do it again. Worth every penny!

Driving a Lamborghini on a racetrack was LIFE-CHANGING!  Insanely Fun.

A really interesting and candid exchange about experiential racing took place in 2013 on the Lambo Power Forum.

That discussion focused on  the operator Xtreme Xperience, one among several operators we will mention.  XTREME XPERIENCE lets you drive your selection of exotic supercars on one of 15 racetracks spread across the US.  Except for their permanent racetrack location in New Orleans, operations on the other tracks are scheduled over the course of the year.

Racetracks are in Chicago, Tulsa, Atlanta, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Boston, and a couple in New Jersey and more.

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Your choice of car currently includes: McLaren 570s, Lamborghini Huracán, Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini LP 560-4, Ferrari F430, Porsche 911 GT3, Nissan GT-R.  To get an idea of pricing, the Racetrack Experience at NOLA Motorsports [New Orleans] start at $269.  For the money, you choose a supercar and go 4 laps on a 1.8 mile racetrack with a nerve-racking 12 turns and a 3200 ft. straightway.  Click on more choices including a half-day extravaganza.

Have a reason to go to Las Vegas?  SPEEDVEGAS is just 10 minutes from the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.  You get to drive an exotic supercar over a 1.5 mile track, with a full half mile straight.  You also get to dive into corners with 20 degree banks.  There are 12 turns and chicanes total to master.  Plenty of elevation change they promise to leave you “giggling”.  I like to giggle.

There’s a range of pricing from $632 for the Raging Bull.  That option gives you 4 laps each of the Lamborghini Huracán and Lamborghini Gallardo.  Cough up $2000 for the Super Seven.  For your investment, you get a total of 21 laps, which are distributed over muscle packages, power packages, full throttle package, and 1 ultimate package.  Here is explained what those COMPONENT PACKAGES mean.

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A Muscle Package costs less than $200.  If you go with the Italian Faceoff at under $800, you can hammer down on a Ferrari 458 Italia.

CLASSIC CAR HIRE WORLD keeps track of where to lease the hottest sports cars, classic, exotic or performance cars in locations around the world.  Countries include US and Canada, European capitals, South Africa and more.  With 1600 cars, they claim you can rent anything from an AC Cobra to a Volkswagen, a 1916 Crossley or 1929 Studebaker right through to the latest 2010 model Bentley, Ferrari or Lamborghini.

1959 Cadillac for Lease

1959 Cadillac Coupe deVille available to lease through Classic Car Hire World

Cadillac Convertible 1957 for rent! Cadillac 1957 Cabriolet

Cadillac Convertible 1957 for rent in Switzerland through Classic Car Hire World

SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) offers a reasonably priced track program called Track Night in America.  If you bring your own car, you get three (3) 20 minute sessions of racing for only $150.  Below you can see how someone performs in the Novice Class.

If you want to get as close to the feeling of racing without the bother of driving to a racetrack and leasing your thrills, I recommend you take a look at Thierry Thompson’s artwork.  Put one of his startling powerful prints up in your den and your emotions will fling themselves around the racetrack in your head!

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