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SpeedVegas: High Speed Luxury Auto Thrills Come To Las Vegas

By Larry Olmsted, Forbes.com. 

SpeedVegas is a brand new, $30 million, 100-acre motorsports complex where visitors to one of the world’s most vibrant tourism cities can drive some of the most coveted exotics, muscle cars and supercars.

The facility includes a Formula One-style 1.5 mile racetrack inspired by the top circuits in the world, with12 sweeping turns, 20-degree banked turns, and a half-mile straightaway. The 20,000-square-foot clubhouse features indoor and outdoor observation decks where groups can watch their members participate, with a full service café, plus meeting and event space. Very easy for tourists to get to, the complex sits right on Las Vegas Boulevard South, just 10 minutes from the bottom of “The Strip” and the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign.

SpeedVegas
SpeedVegas has a 1.5 mile Formula One-inspired track and full-service clubhouse with restaurant on 100-acres just off Las Vegas Boulevard.

Fitting its Las Vegas home, the opening ceremonies include a National Anthem rendition by a Lady Gaga impersonator from the local show Legends in Concert, but the cars are very much the real deal. There are 11 models from Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, Corvette, Shelby, and Nissan to choose from. Rates start at $49 a lap for the Corvette ZO6 or Shelby GT, and go up to $89 for a Ferrari 458 Italia or Lamborghini Huracan. In between are numerous choices such as the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Lamborghini Gallardo LP-550 2, a couple of Porsches, the Mercedes AMG GT-S, Audi R8, and Japan’s contribution to the muscle car canon, the Nissan GTR. There is also a ride-along “Drifting Experience,” offered, and several theme packages combining laps in multiple cars.

In addition to its main programs, SpeedVegas has partnered with local dealership Gaudin Porsche, the first Porsche dealership in the nation classified as a Porsche Classic Partner, a specialist in restorations, parts and repairs for vintage models. As a result of the deal, would-be Porsche buyers choosing Gaudin will be able test-drive vehicles on the racetrack. Gaudin also offers visitors the opportunity to rent a Porsche for the day to visit the track, allowing them to return it at several major Las Vegas hotels. And future events at SpeedVegas will showcase Gaudin’s collection of more than 150 rare and vintage cars.

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