Want some (relatively) cheap thrills in some (unquestionably) amazing vehicles?
Step right up to the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience.
Jonathon Ramsey did just that recently for Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine when he whiled away the afternoon behind the wheel of the$200,000 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster on the winding canyon roads to his destination: the lavish La Quinta Resort near Palm Springs.
“Offered at Hilton properties around the world, the Driving Experience (a relative steal at $999, and I mean it) puts you in various exotic cars for a three-hour, apex-clipping tour of winding mountain roads led by a professional driver. The exotic hardware varies by location, but in addition to my Aston Martin, at La Quinta you can get into a Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren MP4-12C and Porsche 911 GT3. (See LaQuintaResort.com for more information.)
The acclaimed automotive writer offers Incisal Edge readers a glimpse of “the 45-acre grounds are overrun with orange and tangelo trees, cypresses, cacti and palms that camouflage the 620 whitewashed casitas and 98 villas” at one of Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. More importantly he describes in detail the accommodations inside his “Madagascar Orange” ride.
“There’s something about an English interior that no other country’s automotive artisans can mimic. This one does much for the eye with just a little — a few bold lines balanced by gentle curves, all encased in thick stitched leather and accented with aluminum, carbon fiber and sports seats as comely as they are comfy.”
Find out which former pro racer leads the experience, and prepare for your personal adventure : http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/054b0ba3#/054b0ba3/84