High performance exotic race car driving in the heart of Southern California

Something about performance automobiles stirs the blood—the sleek lines of a Ferrari 458 Italia, the low-slung grace of a Lamborghini Huracan, an Audi R8 V10’s aggressive stance on the asphalt, a Porsche 991 Turbo’s seductive purr. Or how about the McLaren 570S, velocity personified with two turbos in its 3.7L V8 for a top speed of 204 mph?  Each holds the promise of extraordinary power, speed, and freedom—if you could just get behind the wheel.

You can make the fantasy a reality with Exotics Racing in picturesque Southern California. Less than an hour from Los Angeles, you can take command of world-class horsepower and pilot gorgeous machines on the Los Angeles Auto Club Speedway, an exceptional private track. Pick your dream car, or several cars, and throw caution to the wind.

Travel to the Track in Luxury

Exotics Racing offers free transportation vans from downtown Los Angeles to the Speedway in Fontana, but book a limo from your hotel for the ultimate experience. Try Crown Limousine, a top-notch car service with an excellent reputation for prompt, professional service. Crown also offers plenty of extras, like refreshments and music on the go. It has several luxury options in its fleet, from a 1951 Bentley Mark VI to a Lincoln MKT Stretch Limo.

Pick Your Performance Poison

Mae West said the definition of luxury is getting to choose. You can pick your own dream wheels at Exotics Racing, or try several high-performance vehicles if you want to contrast the power and handling of the machines. Options include Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Audi R8, Mercedes-AMG GT S, Corvette Z06, and the Nissan GT-R.  Choose how many exciting turns you’ll take around the Speedway after you’ve selected your ride.

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The adrenaline surges when you slip behind the wheel yourself, but you’ll also appreciate the racing lessons offered during the technical training session, as well as a demo of those tips in a ride-along in a Porsche SUV driven by Exotics’ lead instructor.

When the big moment arrives, your place is the driver’s seat of the high-powered super-vehicle of your choosing. Climb in and feel the rush as the engine hums into action. Your own personal driving instructor will ride shotgun to help you take full advantage of everything your car has to offer. Push that pedal to the metal on the 1,600-foot straightaway, smoothly maneuvering the glorious curves on either end. Expect to be at the track for about two unforgettable hours.

Refuel and Toast to a Day on the Track

Top off your fantasy day with an exquisite meal at one of the finest and trendiest restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area.

Try Otium, the new project by Timothy Hollingsworth—the renowned French Laundry’s chef de cuisine. It’s a contemporary eatery perfectly situated next to LA’s newest contemporary art museum, The Broad. Called “the most ambitious new restaurant in years” by the LA Times, Otium focuses on rustic, wood-fire cooking and sustainable ingredients. Don’t miss the foie gras funnel cake, a crisply delicious fried cake topped with strawberries, shaved fennel and red sorrel, and the real treasure, clouds of foie gras mousse.

Or head to Norah, the new hot spot for dining in West Hollywood. This beautifully designed, stunningly stylish space offers polished small plates of New American fare and excellent cocktails.  The fireplace and low lights make the vast, modern WeHo space feel intimate and cozy.  What to try?  Start with cauliflower popcorn, deep-fried in tahini sauce, then indulge in pork belly and octopus, sweetened with apple soubise.

If business or pleasure takes you to the Los Angeles area, tweak your schedule to fit in an exotic-car racing day you’ll long remember.  Fast cars, private limos, fine food, and all that sunshine—isn’t that what luxury is all about?