A shot of the beautiful Porsche 993 Carrera S I recently wrapped with matte black accents. Photo Credit: Hannah Shelby
Art in motion. The Lamborghini LP560-4 at Xtreme Xperience. Drive one on a racetrack near you. Seriously!
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This is video of me giving a ride-along experience to a customer at the Supercar Track Xperience at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix last week. This is by far the best reaction I’ve ever had from a customer. His maniacal laugher is awesome. This guy’s a firefighter in Phoenix who brought his wife out to drive 3 cars as a ‘thank you’ for being such an awesome mom. He made the day all about her and didn’t even want to drive a car so I took him out in the McLaren. Watch in full-screen and check out the speeds on the dash as we go though the turns.
This car is UNREAL. As you can see in the video above, it handles and accelerates like nothing else. I’ve driven the MP4-12C’s closest competition, the Ferrari 458 Italia, and while that’s an amazing car, it didn’t have the slam-your-head-back acceleration and ride-on-rails cornering of the McLaren.
We recently got back from a trip to Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, AZ. The beautiful Arizona 70-80 degree weather was a welcomed relief from the mild yet relatively cool Fall we’re experiencing in Chicago.
My thoughts on the track: Firebird East was a pretty straight forward track. Not too technical, not too boring. The track is 1.25 miles long with 10 turns (depending on how you count turns) and a 1/4-mile straightway. The surface is sealed, so it’s very slippery in the morning before the dust is blown off of the racing line. I actually went off-track 3 times in the Ferrari F430 while trying to learn the racing line; I just carried too much speed into the turns. After getting the line down, I was even able hang with a group of professionals who called Firebird their home track!
The best part of the 4-day Supercar Track Xperience was my experience driving the McLaren MP4-12C. As you can see in the video above, this car handles and accelerates like nothing else. I’ve driven the MP4-12C’s closest competition, the Ferrari 458 Italia, and while that’s an amazing car, it didn’t have the slam-your-head-back acceleration and ride-on-rails cornering of the McLaren.
Cars Driven at Firebird: McLaren MP4-12C, Lamborghini LP560 Spyder, Porsche 911 Turbo, Ferrari F430
Top Speed Reached: 127 in the McLaren MP4-12C. Fastest Lap: 1:08
Highlights: Perfect driving weather, long straightaway, nothing to run into, relatively easy on tires
Negatives: Brutally bumpy curbing, curbing drop-offs that could ruin a supercar, very dusty track, no amenities or buildings
0-230 mph in 19.96 seconds. Venom GT Acceleration Testing. Unreal.
This is the first time I’ve accidentally taken a supercar off-track. That’s me in the black Ferrari F430. I came into the turn with too much speed and immediately felt the car stepping out. I knew there was a 6 inch drop-off which could have damaged the underside, so I let it step out just far enough to ride my right tires along the rumble strip and avoid bottoming the car out. A quick adjustment that basically saved the car. +10 points for the cone!
Bugatti Head of Design’s Personal 911 Project. Simple. Perfect.