The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has brought back the super car ultimate driving experience – with even more high-gear excitement for 2015-2016.
”The Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience puts guests behind the wheel of some of the world’s most exclusive super cars on a thrilling Arizona driving tour, and for the second season the program has been expanded with more tour dates – including, for the first time, tours in January, when the spotlight of the car world is on Phoenix. Leading collectors and devotees descend on the city for the quintessential annual car auctions and the glamorous Arizona Concours d’Elegance at the Arizona Biltmore.
“Aficionados of iconic, ultra-performance vehicles will be immersed in an adrenaline-rush experience that includes driving three different super cars,” said Arizona Biltmore General Manager Sheila Foley. “We’ve charted a breathtaking, bespoke itinerary that plies stunning desert and mountain roads guided again by Belgian racing champion Didier Theys.”
The Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience will be offered at the Arizona Biltmore on:
- October 30 – November 1, 2015
- November 06 – 8, 2015
- November 20 – 22, 2015
- January 15 – 17, 2016
On every date there will be morning, afternoon and evening sessions, with each tour lasting two-and-a-half hours. The vehicles will be a Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren MP4-12C and Porsche GT3. On some dates, one of the cars may be substituted with a Lamborghini Gallardo. All participants will have a turn at the wheel of each of the super cars. Prior to setting off, participants will receive an introduction to the cars and a presentation on the driving itinerary.
Theys, who will be at the helm of the lead car when Arizona Biltmore guests put the rubber to the road on the scenic driving tour of Arizona, has won the checkered flag on multiple occasions including the 24 Hours of Daytona twice, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Sports Racing Prototype driver championship of the Grand-American Road Racing Association. He has also been a three-time podium finisher at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience is $999.00 per couple, excluding accommodations.