Ever wondered what it’d be like to jump behind the wheel of a Ferrari 480 Spyder, push it all the way into the red and then slam on the brakes to take a tight corner? Well, what if we told you that you’re not alone in that race car dream of yours. Thanks to a handful of cool people, you can now turn that need for speed into a reality.
In Gauteng, there are a handful of super car club guys who allow the public to take one of their cars around the track. The tracks they operate at are Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand and Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria. With the Supercar Track Driving Experience, you will be in good hands – once checked in you’ll receive a full safety briefing and track tuition before the drive of your life. After choosing which super car you’d like to drive, you’ll get to jump in and put the car through its paces down straights and corners. Lap by lap you’ll experience the capabilities of these cars all under the guidance of a professional driver who’ll help you get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime driving experience.
But what does it cost? Well, it’s not that cheap. At the time of writing, a couple of laps around Zwartkops Raceway can fetch up to R2 500. This is where you’d need to flip a coin and figure out if the experience outweighs the cost. Sure, you get to push a machine engineered to go 300 km/h to around 200 km/h in the time it takes your sedan to reach second gear, but is it worth a month’s groceries from Woolies? Yes, we just implied that Woolworths is expensive… but they have nice things. And that is what this experience is – a nice thing.
All of this and more can be organised through Gift Experience South Africa. So check them out and book your old man the ride of a lifetime. Besides, it’s every boy’s dream to drive a fire-hot Italian sports car at least once in their life. In closing, this would make for the perfect Father’s Day gift, even if your dad’s always driven a Datsun 1400.
By Shawn Greyling
Have you been around the track in one of these beautiful beasts? Let us know all about it in the comments section below. Drop a hint and show this to your kids before Father’s Day.
This article was written by a journalist who loves what he does and is not in any way, shape or form a paid-for piece.