06 Apr Audi’s new driving experience at Circuit of the Americas
Towards the end of last year, Audi launched an all-new driving experience in collaboration with The Circuit of the Americas. It gave Audi fans the chance to practice and improve their driving skills on the very same circuit used to race R8 GT3 competitions. Today we take a look at the experience in more detail.
What is the new experience about?
The new experience that was launched together with one of the world’s most exclusive tracks, Circuit of the Americas, offers fans and customers of Audi the opportunity to experience new Audi sport models and to practice their performance driving skills.
The experience is open year round and is available to everyone, regardless of your performance driving experience. Hands-on coaching is offered for novices to get them up to speed and there is also dynamic car control exercises, proper cornering techniques, and high speed lead and follow exercises.
What vehicles can you drive?
You can drive a range of different Audis at the experience, including the Audi Q7, the RS3, the TT RS, and the R8 V10 plus. New cars will be added to the lineup as Audi brings out new performance cars. The experience is a great way of test driving the latest Audis before you commit to purchase.
The four Audi driving experiences
Audi Sport driving offers four unique racing programs. They range in length from half day to one day and two-day experiences and each program includes a classroom session followed by a hands-on interactive experience. They are as follows:
- Audi Sport Dynamic Experience. This is the entry level program and gives drivers an introduction to the key principles of performance driving. The classroom portion will cover the basics while the dynamic exercises will place the driver behind the wheel of the Audi RS 3 and the Audi TT RS as they practice what they have learnt.
- Audi Sport Track Initiation Experience. This is a half-day program where drivers will master control and handling of performance cars such as the Audi TT RS, RS 3 and R8 V10 plus. You will use both exercise paddocks and the circuit to practice dynamic exercises that require high levels of coordination.
- Audi Sport R8 Track Initiation Experience. This is a one-day program that lets drivers experience and explore the full potential of the Audi R8 V10 Plus. The program will teach you about the F1 circuit in detail and nvolve sector testing before allowing drivers to tackle the entire circuit.
- Audi Sport R8 Pro Track Experience. After completion of the previous program, drivers will be able to complete this two-day experience that involves thorough training from racing experts to build on the skills learnt in the previous program.
Don’t think you just turn up and drive either, when you purchase an Audi driving experience. Drivers are treated to dedicated suites and garages as part of the experience, as well as catered meals.