Lamborghini has just announced dates for its 2009 Lamborghini Academy driving schools – sort of. The actual dates have not been made public (presumably to avoid flocks of car-horny young men from descending on the tracks).
The Lamborghini Academy is an on-track driving school, which teaches Lamborghini owners, as well as anyone with the funds and the testosterone, how to really drive a raging bull. The Track Academy course is an entry level experience aimed at improving driving skill while “exploring the full potential” of a Lamborghini. This course uses Lambo’s new LP560-4 and includes a ride-along instructor.
An Advanced Academy is also offered which pushes the driver and the car further, focusing on vehicle control and race track driving. This course also includes a professional in-vehicle telemetry system. The Advanced school makes use of the LP560 as well as its big brother, the LP640.
Both courses include classes on vehicle dynamics and track safety, as well as handling and performance exercises. Participants will learn to manage understeer and oversteer, practice maneuvers with and without ABS and stability control, and master “controlled drifting.” Special attention will also be paid to finding the correct racing line on a track.
All participants will receive an in-car video of the experience as well as a photo CD of the day.
The events will take place starting in the Spring and while we might normally bemoan the fact that the Academy is only held in Europe, we’re sure those able to afford it won’t mind the extra expense of getting over there. As for the cost, it is 3,900 Euro, or roughly $4,900 and includes accommodation.
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Official release after the jump:
Lamborghini has announced its new Lamborghini Academy dates for 2009. With courses open to all sports car enthusiasts as well as Lamborghini owners, the track driving schools provide an extraordinary opportunity to experience the full potential of Lamborghini cars, alongside the Italian super sports car manufacturer’s professional instructors.
The Track Academy course provides an entry into the Lamborghini Academy world. Held at various European race tracks from Spring 2009 onwards, participants’ driving skills are improved alongside a professional driver instructor, while exploring the full potential of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4.
The Advanced Academy is the top level programme, and concentrates on optimum control and performance on the race track, fully supported by a professional in-vehicle telemetry system. Driving is undertaken in the Gallardo LP 560-4 and the Murciélago LP 640: the fastest and most extreme super sports car in its class.
All classes include technical and safety briefings, followed by handling and performance exercises, with instruction on how to get the ‘ultimate kick’ from race track driving! Participants improve their handling and feel of Lamborghini’s permanent four-wheel drive cars, learn to manage understeer and oversteer; practice manoeuvres with and without ABS and ESP; master ‘controlled drifting’ and, of course, find the ideal ‘racing line’ on track.
As a reminiscence of this experience each individual participant gets his own in-car-video with footage of the whole driving day as well as a photo CD of all the action of the day on the race track.
Lamborghini Academy courses start from 3,900.00 euro, including accommodation, cars at the race track and all driving instruction, but excluding travel. For full details, go to www.lamborghiniacademy.com, or contact your local Lamborghini dealer.