Back in December I was in Las Vegas and I enjoyed the experience of driving a Ferrari 430 Scuderia and a Lamborghini Gallardo LP-560 on the infield road course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I took the Ferrari for 10 laps, and the Lambo for 5 laps. (BTW, the Scuderia made that Lamborghini feel like driving a truck in comparison)
Some people thought I lost my mind paying so much money for such an experience. Mind you, I didn’t drive for a full hour but maybe only 10 minutes. So my total cost was about $900, but it works out to about $5,400 per hour.
Now, you could rent such cars for over $1,000 for 24 hours to use in and around the city. But what fun is driving an exotic at 60 km/h or perhaps 120 km/h on the highway? In a straight line. Probably no fun if you ask me. But taking an exotic to redline in four gears, threshold braking and getting the car sideways while trailbraking into a corner… now THAT’S fun. And legal on a racetrack. You can’t come anywhere near a car’s limit on the street without being an idiot.
Also, keep in mind that I’m a gearhead. I like cars and it’s a passion. Like I always say, if you have your budget in order, the infrequent expensive indulgence is nothing to be worried about. So there! :)