A new company in far north Fort Worth called Fittipaldi Exotic Driving gives ordinary drivers the chance to drive extraordinary cars — and to go very, very fast. “It’s an opportunity we’re trying to do for people who want to drive pretty much the car of their dreams, an exotic car, on a real racetrack where the environment is definitely going to be fun, safe and fast,” says pro racer Christian Fittipaldi, who started the business after a long career mainly in Formula One and Championship Auto Racing Teams. He finished second in the 1995 Indianapolis 500. The company uses a fleet of vehicles — think Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche or a Nissan GT-R Black Edition — that will operate year-round at Texas Motor Speedway, but typically only one weekend per month. The next chance the public will get to drive one of the exotic cars will be March 4-5.
The cost ranges from $199 to $419 for a morning training session and six laps around a road course in the Texas Motor Speedway infield; discounts are available for holiday gift certificates and corporate events. Or, for those who want to leave the driving to someone else, a couple of laps in a Porsche, riding shotgun with a professional driver, can be had for as little as $99 ($69 during certain holidays and other promotional periods). For more information and to book a test drive, call 281-584-6618 or visit www.drivefittipaldi.com.