I’ve been a very good boy this year (all 25 days of it) therefore I would like each of the cars photographed below.

Except I want one of the Ferraris in yellow.



Totally going to happen.

Any self respecting car enthusiast wants to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari and/or Lamborghini. Unfortunately however;
1. Of all the people that are going to read this a very small percentage would actually have the money to buy one of these astounding machines
2. With depreciation the way it is if you drove it out of the dealership and changed your mind, turned right back around and said you wanted a refund you’d be lucky to get 65% of what you paid for it.

Therefore, I took the liberty of doing some research (and by that I mean a quick google of “supercar driving experience, Australia”) and for those on a budget I found you can get yourself a driving package starting at around 1% of the cars worth and going up from there. And for that money you want something special, but let’s be real here for a second you’re paying good money and you’re hardly going to be able to push it to the limit.

Well hey America, welcome to the party.

The Richard Petty Driving Experience here in Orlando have recently acquired a impressive numberĀ of supercars to add to their offerings, and for less that $500 you can get behind the wheel of any of these.

Two Ferrari 458 Italias, an Audi R8 V10, a Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and a Porsche Carrera 997 Carrera S.

I shall take all of them.

The game controller you use to play the Ferrari 458.

The Boys.

From left to right: Damien, Hans and Richard.

Much discussion of engines was had on this day.

I actually had no idea where to start with this beast, truly, there are more lines and strange angles on this than Lindsay Lohan’s face right before being admitted into rehab.

After every day of racing, the cars are serviced and detailed.

From left to right: Richard, Zachary and Hans.

I had to get a picture of the instrument cluster on the Aventador, entirely digital.

Me Gusta.

Unfortunately yes, you do have somebody out with you while you are racing (to protect their investment I imagine) and yes, that is an iPod Touch, that is how they monitor the car and keep time.

Damien and the boys.


While this photo is nothing special the reason I took it was to bring attention to the speedometer which is covered up.

Reason being they don’t want you focusing on how fast you’re going while you’re out on track.

They have this obscene idea in their heads that all men are obsessed with speed and just want to push these cars to the limit and see how fast they can go without caring so much for cornering… how ridiculous.

The guys are really nice and they were more than happy to accomodate my requests, I didn’t push it as far as asking to get in any of them.

I did however end up talking to the guy moving the Aventador and as it turns out he is a huge fan of the Ford XR6 turbo.

Of all the cars….

I kid, he actually was really keen on dropping the engine from the XR6 turbo into his ’69 Mustang.