Race a Porsche
Autobahn Country Club - Joliet, IL
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- Begin your day with an approximately 30-minute classroom session to review racing techniques, safety and track dynamics
- Get behind the wheel of the superior Porsche 911 GT3, the culmination of over 50 years of design innovations
- Drive 3 heart-pumping laps around the track and find out how why the GT3 is being billed as the best 911 yet!
The Porsche 911 GT3 is the culmination of over 50 years of design innovations. Long regarded as one of the most iconic sports cars on the market, the 911 GT3 is the pinnacle of German engineering and design. Capable of hitting 60 MPH in just 3.3 seconds, this supercar packs a powerful punch but where it really shines is its handling. This Race a Porsche experience will give you the opportunity to experience the precision of 4-wheel steering as you navigate the curves of a world-class race course!
Your day at the track will start with an approximately 20-30 minute classroom session where your professional instructor will go over racing tips, proper driving position, steering techniques, braking and acceleration with powerful vehicles like the Porsche, and how to find the optimum racing lines on the course. Once complete, you'll be sent down to the pit to be fitted for your helmet and prepare yourself for the thrill of a lifetime!
Finally, you will take the driver's seat and have the opportunity to unleash on the course for 3, heart-pumping laps. Your instructor will be in the passenger seat the entire time, giving you real-time feedback and pointers on how to get the most out of the course!
Autobahn Country Club: With a course designed by famed track architect, Alan Wilson, this 1.46 mile circuit is a drivers dream! The North Track has 9 turns and a 1,237 foot straightaway, giving you the perfect opportunity to put your supercar of choice to the test. Theres also some great elevation changes, just for a bit of fun!
Want a little extra fun? Add on an EVO Mitsubishi Thrill Ride and have a professional driver whip you around the track 3 times! He'll also share a little insider info to help you when it's your turn to drive!
Prepare yourself for the ultimate racing experience!
- Helmets will be provided
- Participants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license
- Porsche 911 GT3 not recommended for participants exceeding 6'5"
- Participants cannot exceed 350 pounds
- Included in the cost of this experience is a $39 Track Insurance Policy. Participants will have the option to upgrade the insurance for an additional fee at the time of booking.
- Photos and video of your experience are available for purchase at the track on the day of your experience
Experience lasts approximately 2 hours
1 driver per car
We encourage you to bring family and friends to share the experience! Spectators will be able to watch from a few designated viewing areas outside the event. Pit passes are available on the day of the event for additional $15 per person (anyone under 12 years old is free) for any spectators who want to be close to the action!
This experience is weather dependent and may be postponed or rescheduled based on conditions. Please contact the experience provider directly with any questions or concerns regarding the weather.
What to Wear:
Comfortable clothing, socks, long pants and closed toed shoes.
For this experience, we recommend booking at least 60 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final, no refunds or exchanges for alternative Cloud 9 Living experiences are allowed. Rescheduling or switching vehicles (if available) within the same track location prior to your scheduled date is allowed for no additional fee. If done so on your scheduled date a $100 fee will incur. You may reschedule or transfer to a different track location for a $25 transfer fee if it is more than 14 business days prior to your booked date. Any rescheduling and/or transferring to a different track within 14 business days of your booked date is subject to a $50 transfer fee.
What are the requirements to drive?
Drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.
*The Porsche 911 GT3 is not recommended for drivers exceeding 6'5"due to limited cabin space.
Do I need to know how to drive manual transmission?
No! All vehicles are equipped with a no-clutch, paddle shift on the wheel which you will be taught to use.
Are there any height or weight restrictions?
In general, all participants must not exceed 6'8" and weigh more than 350 pounds. However, the Porsche 911 GT3 is not recommended for drivers over 6'5" due to limited cabin space. Please contact the experience provider directly with any concerns about fitting. They may recommend you reserve a different vehicle.
Are photos/video available?
There are multiple photo/video options available for purchase on the day of your experience. Photo packages start at $29 and are available in a printed sleeve or digitally. Video packages start at $49 and are provided on a USB flash drive.
What track insurance policy is included?
The minimum $39 insurance policy is included. The policy includes $50,000 coverage with a $5,000 deductible. You are welcome to upgrade your insurance policy on the day of your experience to one of the below packages.
-$59 policy includes $89,000 coverage with a $3,000 deductible
-$129 policy includes $200,000 coverage with a $1,000 deductible
Do I need any previous racing experience?
Nope - This experience is meant to give the average car-lover an opportunity to race their dream car! You will have a 25-30 minute classroom session prior to driving during which your professional instructors will go over safety information, details about your car and the track, and any other questions you might have!
How fast will I go?
The maximum speeds reached on the track are determined by your comfort and skill level as well as the track length and configuration. Trust us, you'll not only get your need for speed, but you'll also get to experience the finesse of this renowned supercar!
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