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Old 01-31-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Turned 21... got to track a Ferrari 458 Italia.

Went to Las Vegas last weekend for my Bday, but mainly to drive with ExoticsRacing at LVMS. After paying respects to Sir Wheldon inside the big track, we headed just south of the track to the club circuit, a 1.3 mile roadcourse. They have all sorts of exotics to pick from, and the prices are scaled accordingly. Me and my pops both went with the Ferrari 458 Italia. Unfortunately I never got to put it in "race mode", so TCS and ASC hindered me all the while, put it was still a blast. Check it out.

Of course I wore my MT.net shirt.



Here is my dads video. He got the car with race headers and catless exhaust, so it sounded way better than my car. He also got to switch to "race mode" the last 2 laps.



So now I'm selling everything I own, including my body, in order to purchase one of these beasts.
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Lol @ thinking you'll get anything for your used-up body.
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NICE. Had to be a nice ego boost when he said it's nice to go out with someone who knows how to drive.

Happy bday!
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He also got to switch to "race mode" the last 2 laps.
They probably determine eligibility to engage "race mode" by running a credit check.
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My friend did that after basic as a reward for himself. He did the Ferrari and some Lamborghini. Said for the price and performance differences, he'd buy the C6 he rented to drive from LA to Vegas.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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They have pro-drifter guy named Ruben or something who goes out there with a passenger ($100 for 2 laps) in a C6 z06 and tears it up, goes through 3 sets of tires a day. Talk about the world's greatest job.

Scott, I c wut u did thur

First time I have ever ridden with an instructor in my car. I don't care for it much, and I really don't like when they grab the wheel, it is not a good feeling.
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I would love to drive something on track that needs an upshift every 2 seconds even at decent speeds. Sweet.
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Meh, it's no turbo Miata.
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I got to race the TDI cup car at NJMP for my 21st, it was the most fun I have had pretty much ever. I got within two seconds of the ex-tdi cup driver too =)
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Sweet what was the price ranges?
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:35 AM   #12
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Were you drunk again?
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That dude is annoying, "upshift, downshift, turn, brake, upshift, downshift, turn, brake." Thanks dude, I get it.
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http://exoticsracing.com/Racing-Scho...experience.htm

There are the prices.

No, I had a small buzz, nothing special.

The guy was a bit over the top, but when you put random civilians in 200k+ cars on a track, you have to be careful. Obviously I don't need an instructor, I am a racing driver, no one is faster than me.
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Omg so jelly. Supposedly the 458 is one of the most fun cars to drive out there. One of these days I'm gonna do this...
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there was a ferrari involved? I was distracted by your sexy smug face...

...but for srsns, im so jelly right now
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I would go absolutely nuts having someone telling me when to shift and brake..... I would just zone him out and do my own thing...
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awesome...besides the micro-managing co-pilot
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