Last Updated on March 21, 2022
When in Las Vegas, you may be looking for an adrenaline rush. It’s not uncommon, as there are plenty of activities in Las Vegas to get your adrenaline pumping. From skydiving to ziplining, no matter your preferred activity, you can find it in Las Vegas. However, one that many people don’t think of is exotic car racing and driving experiences.
Whether you didn’t know it existed or didn’t know where to start, there is nothing that quite matches the rush that a supercar driving experience gives you. If this is something you want to do on your next trip to Las Vegas, here are some options to give you an exotics racing experience you won’t forget.
Exotics Racing is one of the original supercar driving experiences. They have 50 exotic cars to choose from, including the Porsche 911 GT3, the Corvette C8 Z5, Lamborghini, Acura, Audi, Ferrari, and more. Next year, Exotics Racing is introducing Teslas.
Exotics Racing also offers a multi-car package where you can choose up to 19 different cars to drive. Choose to ride along or drive yourself with most cars, an experience that includes five laps around the track. It is known as one of the safest racetracks in Las Vegas. Additionally, Exotics Racing is also where you can drive some of the fastest cars in the world at the speeds they were designed for. This is because the track is specifically designed for it.
Drive exotic cars like a celebrity with one of their VIP packages that provide exclusive coaching, lounge access, and more. If exotic cars are too much for you, drive their super fast go-karts that are 270cc!
Dream Racing is located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, only 15 minutes away from the Strip. It includes a wide range of exotic supercars like a Porsche GT Race Car, various Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and more. Choose your car and then choose the number of laps you want to do- 5,7,10, or 15 and have the most amazing driving experience of your life.
There are other packages like half-day programs, ride alongs, and the ultimate package, which includes training in a simulator and lap analytics. Additionally, there are two tracks – the infield and the outside road course. Dream Racing will even provide complimentary roundtrip transportation to and from the track with pickup at The Shops at Crystal for certain time slots.
Bring guests with you who want to watch from above the Pit Lane so they can get a bird’s eye view of your experience.
Speed Vegas is the longest and fastest track in Las Vegas. Their selection of supercars includes a Corvette C8 Z51, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Lamborghini Huracan, and more. Choose your package, which will include everything you need to have a safe and thrilling experience. Even kids can participate in the ride-along packages, and they have handicap-accessible experiences!
If you are looking for other thrilling experiences, Speed Vegas also offers offroad and drifting packages that operate the same way as their supercar ones. Take your exotic car experience to the next level with packages that pair the racing with a helicopter tour or a round of golf at Bali Hai Golf Club.
Richard Petty Driving Experience
The Richard Petty Nascar Racing Experience is also located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where you get to drive a Nascar race car for timed sessions. The track is 1.5 miles long with 12-20 degrees of banking in a tri-oval setup.
Unlike most car racing experiences, the Nascar racing experience puts you in the car by yourself with no instructor or lead car. You have free range of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway racetrack in Las Vegas. However, you’ll have a spotter that talks to you through the in-car radio to guide you and answer any questions, just like they do in real Nascar races.
The driving experience pauses every eight minutes for a pit stop, but you get to head back to the track for however many minutes you have bought up to 48 minutes. Need a ride to the racetrack in Las Vegas? The Nascar driving experience offers a free roundtrip shuttle service from the Westgate Hotel.
What to Look For in Exotic Car Racing Experiences
There are a few exotic racing driving experiences to choose from in Las Vegas, but it is important to choose the best for you. Here are some factors to consider and things to look for in exotic car racing experiences.
In an exotics racing experience, one of the main reasons you choose to do it is to drive one of your dream cars. Every driving experience has a different selection of supercars. Always look at their inventory before selecting which experience you do. If you really want to drive a GT3 RS, you wouldn’t want to do the Richard Petty Nascar Racing Experience. Someplace like Exotics Racing would be more your speed. But, if you want to drive a racecar, the Richard Petty Experience would be perfect.
The track matters. Depending on the track, you can go different speeds, have room to pass slower cars, and learn to navigate corners. Some race tracks even have multiple courses and setups, like at Las Vegas Motor Speedway which hosts Dream Racing, and Richard Petty Nascar Racing Experience, each of which takes place on different tracks providing a different experience. Select your exotics racing facility based on which track sounds the most fun for you and what kind of driving experience you want.
Some facilities require an instructor to be in the passenger seat. This can be a good or a bad thing, depending on how you see it. Some people want an instructor in the passenger seat to help with pointers and for safety reasons, but others want to be alone in the car to really soak in the movement. Each of the facilities on our list does require instructors to ride along except for the Richard Petty Driving Experience, which only has a spotter over an in-car radio but no one in the car with you.
Driving an exotic supercar is exhilarating. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, there are several things you can do in Las Vegas. However, exotics racing is an adrenaline rush that you can’t quite replicate. Next time you’re looking for a thrill in Las Vegas, try one of these exotic supercar driving experiences.