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Old 01-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default 3 laps in lambo or ferrari - done it?

$99 for 3 laps autocross in a Gallardo or F430. Very tempting for a discounted price. Jump at the chance? amazon local deal with http://www.dreamcarsprint.com/
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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Cars like those, with autocross (aka cones in a parking lot)? Yeah, no.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #3
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There's a place near my work with something similar. $149 for one lap, plus two "discovery laps" to learn the course. They also have a police car you can do a lap in. Which sounds exciting until you realize you can actually buy a used, well maintained, and unmodified police interceptor for under $6000.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:25 PM   #4
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There's a place near my work with something similar. $149 for one lap, plus two "discovery laps" to learn the course. They also have a police car you can do a lap in. Which sounds exciting until you realize you can actually buy a used, well maintained, and unmodified police interceptor for under $6000.

Autocross, or something actually at speed?
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Autocross, or something actually at speed?
They do it at the Bridgestone Racing Academy at Mosport, out in Clarington Ontario. The site says they use the full 2.4km long track. It's pretty windy though so you likely won't hit top speed.
http://www.mosport.com/tracks/mospor...lopment-centre
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:42 PM   #6
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They do it at the Bridgestone Racing Academy at Mosport, out in Clarington Ontario. The site says they use the full 2.4km long track. It's pretty windy though so you likely won't hit top speed.
http://www.mosport.com/tracks/mospor...lopment-centre
Yeah, but that's like 100x better than autocross.
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Doing it next month at Fontana Speedway.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:32 PM   #8
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Yeah, but that's like 100x better than autocross.
Indeed. The place that does it is GTA Exotics, located in Oakville if anyone's interested. They're at South Service Road east of Eighth Line. I've never been but I always seen their big sign when driving up the QEW. I wish I could have worked there instead of the crappy vanilla rental company I spent three years at.

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I have not done it, but I know some people who have done a similar exotic car drive around a small local racetrack. They said it was awesome, and if they have an option for more laps you should take it. Because 3 is really just a warmup.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:27 AM   #10
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A hundred bucks for that? F yes.

It is no track but on a track without training half the cara would get wrecked if people like me were given them. A month or two from now a hundred bucks is nothing to you. You will remember this memory fondly for years. It's like sky diving. Absolutely every damn person MUST sky dive at least once. You will never get such a thrill out of that little money unless you stick it in your arm.
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A hundred bucks for that? F yes.

It is no track but on a track without training half the cara would get wrecked if people like me were given them. A month or two from now a hundred bucks is nothing to you. You will remember this memory fondly for years. It's like sky diving. Absolutely every damn person MUST sky dive at least once. You will never get such a thrill out of that little money unless you stick it in your arm.

But what if doing autocross with it is just enough to be annoyed that he never gets out of first gear? That's the danger. Autocross and high performance cars don't mix in my mind.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:57 AM   #13
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Yup, did it for 4 laps in an F430 at Summit Raceway. I really should have done more laps. The first lap I was concentrating on my lines and learning the track, the next few laps I opened her up a bit more and my lines got pretty sloppy. Hard to concentrate on getting a feel for the car and driving/shifting smoothly, getting a feel for the track and apexing every corner at the right speed, AND enjoying the visceral sensations of the experience all at the same time.

It was kind of sad to see how many other people were too afraid to really drive the car, though. They just kind of puttered around as if they were going on a grocery run. My guy told me that he wouldn't have let me drive it any more aggressively.
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