AMG Driving Academy Comes to America

June 24, 2009

Mercedes says the high-performance AMG Driving Academy is making its way across the Atlantic, so U.S. owners of the top-speed Benzes can learn how to use them on the track.

The driving academy's been offered in Germany at AMG's home in Affalterbach since 2007. Now, the automaker is importing the school to three tracks Stateside, including Lime Rock in Connecticut, Palm Beach in Florida, and Laguna Seca in Monterey.

The school, Benz says, lets owners learn to skillfully pilot their AMG vehicles with the tutelage of pro instructors, on pro-driven tracks. Two levels of training give a one-day deep dive into braking, power transfer and car control, or a two-day course in those skills plus a computer evaluation to show drivers how their skills stack up against pros.

The one-day program is $2,295; the two-day course, $3,495. Tuition includes meals, a gift bag and track time, but students pay for their own airfare and hotel.

Mercedes sells a wide range of AMG models, from the brutish Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, to the upcoming 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG supercar. More on the cars can be found over at our Mercedes-Benz pages; for more on the AMG Driving Academy, head over to their site or call 800-217-6916.

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