Drive 3 Supercars With Waldorf Astoria’s Driving Experience

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Have you always wanted to drive a supercar? Here’s your chance. Waldorf Astoria has an offer for guests staying a minimum of 1 night at participating properties, and you’ll get to drive not one but three supercars.

The supercars you’ll drive are:

Ferrari’s 458 Italia
McLaren’s MP4-12C
Porsche’s GT3 or Lamborghini Gallardo

Not sure which cars those are?

Here’s the Ferrari Spider –

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The McLaren 12C –

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and the Porsche –

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You’ll get your choice between three driving sessions during the day and will take your supercar on a pre-determined route that includes at least four stops where you can use the restroom, stretch your legs and switch cars if you like. You’ll also get to ride with the session lead driver to learn a little about the cars.

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Note that reservations need to be made a minimum of 3 days in advance.

Here are the participating properties, available dates by location and the promotional codes to use when booking –

United States

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – P8
October 30 – November 1, 2015
November 6 – 8, 2015
November 20 – 22, 2015
December 11 – 13, 2015

Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – P8
July 11 – 13, 2015
August 6 – 8, 2015
December 18 – 20, 2015

La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – NP
October 16 – 18, 2015
October 23 – 25, 2015
November 13 – 15, 2015
December 4 – 6, 2015

The Roosevelt, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel – WAD
June 12 – 14, 2015
September 11 – 13, 2015
October 9 – 11, 2015

Waldorf Astoria Chicago – P8
June 4 – 6, 2015
September 4 – 6, 2015

Waldorf Astoria Park City – P1
July 17 – 19, 2015

Europe

Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel – PR10DE
June 12 – 14, 2015
July 10 – 12, 2015
September 4 – 6, 2015

Trianon Palace, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel – PR10DE
May 15 – 17, 2015
June 26 – 28, 2015
July 17 – 19, 2015
September 25 – 27, 2015

Waldorf Astoria Berlin – PR10DE
May 22 – 24, 2015
July 23 – 25, 2015
August 21 – 23, 2015
September 18 – 20, 2015

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – PR20DE
May 29 – 31, 2015
June 5 – 7, 2015

UAE

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah – DXBPD
November 6 – 8, 2015
November 20 – 22, 2015
December 4 – 6, 2015

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah – RKTWA
October 30 – November 1, 2015
November 13 – 15, 2015
November 27 – 29, 2015

How much does it cost?

United States & UAE $999.00 per driver/session
Europe (Continental) €999.00 per driver/session
Europe (UK) £899.00 per driver/session

Whoa, that’s a lot of money. But if you’ve always wanted to drive a Supercar and have the budget, I’m sure this is an amazing experience.

Here are some shots from last year’s driving experience, taken as screengrabs from Waldorf Astoria’s website –

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Click here to get more info on the program.

Terms & Conditions:

A driver must be between 21 and 80 years of age and hold a current automobile insurance policy and a valid driver license from your country of origin or main residence. Drivers must bring copies of these documents to their driving session. Drivers must sign a participation waiver prior to the experience.
Every driver must sign a disclaimer (a copy is available upon request).
No specific weight or height restriction for participation in a DXL event. (Drivers over 280 lbs or 6’7″ or taller may experience discomfort inside the cars).
Briefing is mandatory: The operation, controls and special features of each car will be presented during the briefing. All cars utilize paddle shift transmissions.
Road selection: Every program incorporates a combination of sweeping turns, twists and straights. We try to select roads that are not congested, however, some freeway and highway routes may be included in congested areas. We schedule restroom stops during your drive.
The drive duration is estimated to take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes up to 3 hours max.
Sport casual clothing and shoes are highly recommended as the pedals on some of the cars are close together. Any clothing or accessories that contain metal decorations are strictly prohibited and, if identified by any member of the WA Driving Team, will have to be removed.
No safety equipment is required for the event.
Drivers/passengers should avoid bringing unnecessary items, as there will be limited space available in each car.
You are allowed a maximum of one (1) guest passenger (per driver) for the event. Here are the specific rules for guest passengers:
If your guest opts NOT to drive, then you (the main driver) will drive all cars as outlined in the program description above.
If your guest opts to “share” the drive with you (the main driver), please note that each driver will not be able to drive all cars as outlined in the program description above. Instead, one driver will end up driving only 1 of the cars, and the other driver will end up driving the other 2 cars. Only 1 program fee will be paid for this option.
If your guest would like to drive all cars on their own, then they will have to book their own slot and pay the appropriate program fee.
Non-driving passengers must be at least 12 years old.
Drivers and passengers may be asked to sign appropriate media release forms for any photographs taken and/or interviews conducted by journalists and/or hotel or driving experience staff.
Cancellations: Each room booking is cancellable within each participating hotel and resort’s standard rules and regulations for stays. Each drive session is cancellable up to 72 hours prior to the scheduled drive date. Booked drive sessions can be transferred or postponed in case of force majeure or medical reason.
Program Costs

The cost for room nights will be the respective hotel or resort’s Best Available Rate for the night(s) booked.

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  1. Lrs Formula
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    They are beautiful ! I have always wanted to drive a car like this ! I will see to do thatin Europe.

    Thank for sharing the information.

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