Thrashing someone else's Exotics, Supercars and Racecars
It's not a dream, it's Dream Racing in Las Vegas.
If you havn't day-dreamed of driving your favourite exotic, supercar or a bonafide, real-deal race car, then you have stumbled onto the wrong part of the internet. While in Las Vegas for the world's largest car show, SEMA, the guys form Dream Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway invited us, along with the guys from Motive DVD, to attend their facility and pick out some cars on our bucket list to drive. Who were we to say no?
Dream Racing has over 60 cars to choose from, so it can actually be quite difficult to decide. Their team can help though, and the best advice is to start with something on the cheaper end of the scale and easy to drive, so you can use that car to learn the track before jumping into something a little more mental. Mark form StreetFX wasn't quite that smart though, and jumped straight into a Lamborghini Aventador SV. A car that most people would never get a change to drive at all, let alone around a race track! Meanwhile, Andrew from Motive DVD chose the Ferrari 488 as his first ride, as he has attended Dream Racing before. Both of the guys then chose the Porsche GT3RS next, as they are also a car that is almost impossible to get behind the wheel of anywhere else.
Andrew then decided a Porsche Carrera Cup car, yes a real-deal one, was next on the list. This is truly an experience that needs to be done to be believed. So good, in-fact, that Andrew from MotiveDVD dragged Mark back there two days later to have more laps in the Porsche. Listen and watch the video below and you will understand why.
The best thing about Dream Racing is that they aren't just there to let you have a little taste and conserve the cars, they are there to push you to your limit. Obviously, a beginner will receive instruction to help them drive to their limits, but if you have some experience, the instructors take note quickly and push you harder. Andrew was out to set a decent lap-time, so lead instructor Jeremy made sure he helped him achieve that.
Mark and Andrew were both invited to drive the Huracan GT car. Yes, a genuine GT3 race car that is used in competition when not being driven at Dream Racing. Slicks, caged, aero, sequential transmission, the works. This isn't an "experience" car, this is the real-deal. Driving this is usually reserved for the super-rich "gentleman racer" or pro driver. Mark and Andrew both got 5 laps, and being competitive, wanted to see how they would go compared to an instructor. How did they go? Very well, but the lap times are for bragging between friends, not public debate.
Andrew from Motive DVD with lead instructor, Jeremy.
Dream Racing is the only racing experience that lets you drive real race cars on a real racetrack. Combined with almost every supercar or exotic you can think of, it truly is a place that makes dreams come true for automotive enthusiasts.