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Lotus provided 2 Evora S cars for the local Lotus club to enjoy at Driveway Austin. Of course I took advantage of this and also took my Evora around the track. There were about twelve of us and we also had a stint in the go karts that culminated in a race, great fun. The best part of the day was a three lap ride in the three seater F1 Jordan driven by Didier Theys. Absolutely amazing experience. Can't wait for the weekend and F1
 

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That looks like it would be a blast. I wonder how F1 compares to Indi - I have driven the Indi car aorund Texas Motor Speedway solo but only turning left and no braking is very different...
 

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That looks like it would be a blast. I wonder how F1 compares to Indi - I have driven the Indi car aorund Texas Motor Speedway solo but only turning left and no braking is very different...
The acceleration and sheer speed entering corners with associated G force is amazing. Also watching the tires change shape as you take the corners is weird
One of the best experiences in a car that I have had....to date!

Also forgot to mention that I had Didier Theys as my instructor in the Evora S showing me the circuit line and giving me tips. That was quite something too, being able to really push (someone else 's car) and not worry about tires and stuff.
 

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Oh my God, I'm so jealous that you got a ride in that F1 car. How'd you do that? I looked into it and they were charging about a grand for three laps. Screw that! Did you guys get a deal or what?
 

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Oh my God, I'm so jealous that you got a ride in that F1 car. How'd you do that? I looked into it and they were charging about a grand for three laps. Screw that! Did you guys get a deal or what?

Yup, combined with the "free" Lotus track day our sponsor negotiated with them and they cut us a 20% off deal. We got to track our own cars, track the new Evora S including some personal one on one tuition, go karting and the F1. Overall a good deal and great day. Still fairly expensive but, hey one of those " once in a life time" things!
 

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Yup, combined with the "free" Lotus track day our sponsor negotiated with them and they cut us a 20% off deal. We got to track our own cars, track the new Evora S including some personal one on one tuition, go karting and the F1. Overall a good deal and great day. Still fairly expensive but, hey one of those " once in a life time" things!
Bravo! Good for you guys. Mind if I ask how much that whole package ran and whether or not they'll offer it next year?
 
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