Crib Sheet – A Super(car) Adventure

Ferrari 458 Italia

So, you’re shopping for a new high performance sports car, but you’re not sure where to begin?  Well, first and foremost, if you’re reading this, you know that is the perfect first stop.  But then, after discussing some of the many vehicular choices available to you, we very well might direct you to Adventure Supercars.  So what exactly is Adventure Supercars?

Adventure Supercars is an experience that allows you to drive an exotic supercar of your choice; and not just for a leisurely cruise around town.  The entire experience takes place where many exotic supercars are designed to be driven – on a racetrack.

The process is simple.  On Adventure Supercar’s website (, you choose a participating race track near you and reserve the car or cars of your choice – including the Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren MP4-12C, Lamborghini LP550 Mercedes SLS AMGBalboni, Audi R8, Nissan GTR and many more.  Finally choose your date and time and you’re ready to go!  While most reservations are completed online, if you are feeling lucky, arrive early enough to an event and you just might be able to register on-site without too much of a wait.  It’s as simple as that.

Now, we at AutoAcademics are not new to exciting and fun experiences like this.  So when we received our invitation to spend a morning with Adventure Supercars, it didn’t take long to decide if a representative was going.  The hardest part was rescheduling prior commitments in the name of “research” for our clients.  Our local event was being held at the fairly technical Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, GA.  (You may remember our first experience at the then new AMP for the 2013 Cadillac ATS launch.)

After registering, I had the opportunity to talk with Tom Charvat and Aleks Djuric, two of the owners.  Upon asking what makes Adventure Supercars different from some of the other exotic car experiences, Charvat, a racecar driver and Czech Republic native who has lived in the States for the better part of a decade, emphatically stated, “We all love cars!”  That was a fair enough answer for me.  He then proceeded to inform me that whereas others in the business are all about the bottom line, Charvat first and foremost wants customers to have a fun and safe experience.

To elaborate on the latter, after every weekend, full service maintenance is conducted on each of the vehicles usMcLaren MP4-12Ced, including the changing of tires, fluids, and brakes, as opposed to only performing maintenance when required.  Charvat wants the cars in his fleet to perform at their best for every customer, not just those who drive after a recently completed service.  And of course, when these high-powered supercars are performing at their best, they should arguably be at their safest, too.

Now addressing the former is rather obvious, at least for car nuts like us.  If seeing and listening in person to 500+ horsepower cars is not fun enough, let’s not forget that Adventure Supercars allows you to drive them on a racetrack, as well.  And for those attendees who are a little more reserved, a ride along in their race prepped BMW M3 is also an option.  Pictures and video are available, as well, and will help to make your stories of piloting a McLaren down the straightaway at almost 300 mph more believable.  Yeah, right!

So maybe you’d like to test out that supercar prior to buying it or have an item that you’ve been dying to scratch off your bucket list.  Maybe you’ve seen supercars in magazines or discussed them at the water cooler and would love to experience the thrill and performance on a real race track.  Well, before you spend upwards of $1,000 to rent an exotic car for a day, only to drive it at 55 or 65 mph on public roads, you have another option to consider.  Adventure Supercars can give you an automotive experience that you’ll remember for years.  And if you happen to run into Tom or Aleks while they’re checking to make sure everyone is having a good time, be sure to tell them Chris from AutoAcademics said “hi.”

Adventure Supercars Transport

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