After watching the US Formula One Grand Prix on NBC Sports, you can now feel like a Grand Prix Driver and experience the rush of riding in a modified Jordan F1® race car at the Circuit of the Americas on December 6, 2013. Seating is limited.
Our exclusive program puts you next to a professional GP driver and or Sport Car professional driver in our modified Jordan F1 race car with 2-side seats, testing all of your preconceptions in the 1.8 seconds it takes to get from zero to 60 mph. It's not the top speed 225 that make these cars so impressive but the acceleration in which it gets you there.
Our GPX3 3-seater program offers 2 packages especially designed for each track that we are visiting:
1. Discovery @ $1199
2. GP Experience @ $1,699
Riding Shotgun at 200+ MPH: How the experience works
You will be fitted with authentic racing equipment: Racing suit, helmet, gloves, etc. You can bring your own helmet if you want if homologated. Slide down into the seat while the crew straps you in. Make yourself comfortable in the safety cockpit cell (6'5"/250 lbs. max). Engine starts - by the time you can comprehend that inaudible noise, a few thumbs-up appear in your peripheral vision and you're OFF... Enjoy the acceleration, braking cornering, G-force and top speed only an F1 car can provide.
Every GPX3 program starts with a welcome briefing for all participants by Eric Bachelart, Conquest team owner. He will personally welcome you along with our drivers. Didier Theys and Martin Plowman are our regular professional drivers team. They both have experience in open wheels racing and prototype as well a unique winning pedigree.
"A lot is published in Formula GP Experience’s promotional materials about the staggering speed and acceleration, with good reason. But what I remember most vividly is the deceleration. The forces under braking are incomparable. And that’s despite the fact that I had the distinct impression that Didier was being kind to his passengers." Doug B.
1. Discovery Package: $1199
You will experience 2-laps at full speed including video, photos and a podium ceremony. Celebrate your own win on our GP Podium, have your picture taken with the Pirelli grid girls, and bring home unbelievable video and pictures! This program is also available at other tracks
2. GP Experience Package: Drive and Ride Program: $1,699
In addition to the Discovery Package you will experience GP engineering transferred technology. Our Super Car Experience is a superb opportunity to test your skills behind the wheel of the Ferrari 458 Italia or the McLaren MP4-12C, both born from GP technologies.
Our technology transfer program lets you drive them the way they were meant to be driven: A fast-paced autocross event that tests your skills behind the wheel of two of the world’s greatest super cars (3-laps with one car). Our specially and exclusively designed autocross courses guarantee’s fun and enough twists and turns to keep you focused and enough open pavement to keep your heart racing to feel the performance.
Our Professional instructors will guide you through the course, after which you’ll take the wheel for the experience of a lifetime! This program includes a gift bag, video of each drive, pictures and podium ceremony. Hospitality buffet, snacks and drinks provided. Minimum age for driver is 25.
3. Platinum Package: A State of the Art Experience: $2,999
This Unique Adrenaline Program includes:
Ferrari 458 Italia:
Ferrari brought out the 458 Italia as the successor to the F430. It is powered by a 4,499 cc V8 engine that delivers a total of 570 HP at 9,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a GP dual-clutch gearbox and sprints the sports car from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.4 seconds while top speed goes up to an impressive 201 mph.
The McLaren MP4-12C is designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It is the first production car wholly designed and built by McLaren since the 1998. The MP4-12C features a carbon fibre composite chassis, and is powered by a mid-mounted 3.8-litre V8 Twin Turboengine developing approximately 616 bhp The car makes use of GP sourced technologies such as "brake steer",where the inside rear wheel is braked during fast cornering to reduce understeer. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a seven-speed Seamless Shift dual clutch gearbox.
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