Audi Asks: Do You Have the Right Stuff?

April 30, 2008
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Have you got the stuff? Sure, you know how to pose. You can slam the throttle when the light turns green. And you can quote torque and horsepower with the best. But can you hold your own where it really matters?

If you think the answer is yes, you might want to sign up for the 2008 Audi Sports Car Experience. Based at the grueling Infineon Raceway, in Sonoma, just north of San Francisco, the program has been designed by Audi and its partner, Emotive, to deliver a “hands-on driving experience…for the sports car enthusiast.” Serious ones only need apply, considering the high-speeds and sharp corners at the 2.5-mile track, with its 160-foot elevation changes..

The program offers track time in some of Audi’s most aggressive new S and RS models, including both the S4 sedan and S5 coupe, notes Scott Keogh, the automaker’s chief U.S. marketing officer. “The Audi Sportcar Experience allows participants to test and sharpen their driving skills and push our cars in a controlled environment. There is no better way to demonstrate the foundation of this company than behind the wheel and on the track.”

The program will operate year-round, and the adventurous can sign up for a variety of different packages, from a half-day introductory course, at $695, to the $3,495 two-day package that sits you behind the wheel of an R8 sports car.

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