Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Pushing Personal Driving Performance to the Limits with AMG Driving Academy - Web Exclusive
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Pushing Personal Driving Performance to the Limits with AMG Driving Academy - Web Exclusive

Les Bidrawn
Feb 21, 2012
Epcp 1202 01 o+personal driving performance+AMG driving academy Photo 1/1   |   Pushing Personal Driving Performance to the Limits with AMG Driving Academy - Web Exclusive

MONTVALE, NJ - Driving enthusiasts and AMG fans get a chance to enhance their driving abilities and push the most exclusive and highest performance Mercedes-Benz luxury cars to the limit at the AMG Driving Academy. For 2012, the AMG Driving Academy has expanded to five tracks, beginning at Palm Beach International Raceway in April.

Originally founded by the Mercedes-Benz high performance subsidiary AMG in Affalterbach, Germany in 2007, the 2012 AMG Driving Academy offers an opportunity to get behind the wheel of several AMG models including the E63 AMG, SL63 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, SLK55 AMG and the SLS AMG. The program offers Basic, Advanced, and Pro levels of training. Under the guidance of top professional instructors, driving enthusiasts experience the excitement of motorsports and the track capabilities of Mercedes-AMG vehicles.

The program features custom-designed exercises that showcase the dynamic driving capabilitlies of Mercedes-AMG models across five premier tracks:

  • Palm Beach International Raceway (Jupiter, FL) - April 12-17
    • A favored testing venue for championship teams offering both high speeds and twisting corners, Palm Beach International Raceway is a track that will constantly challenge even the most experienced drivers.
  • Lime Rock Park (Lime Rock, CT) - May 8-17
    • Few tracks are as well known and loved. This classic 1.53-mile, 7-turn course, nestled in the Berkshire Mountains of northwest Connecticut continues to excite some of the world's best drivers since 1957.
  • Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, TX) - September 6-9
    • The infield road course has hosted of some of the most exotic machinery in the world, providing drivers a chance to explore the limits of the vehicle....and themselves.
  • Laguna Seca Raceway (Monterey, CA) - September 23-27 & November 8-12
    • Located in one of North America's best destination locations -- the Monterey Peninsula, Laguna Seca features tremendous elevation changes, the famous Corkscrew complex and 2.24 sinewy miles.
  • Auto Club Speedway (Fonatana, CA) - October 23-30
    • The fastest track on the west coast, Auto Club Speedway offers a challenge to drivers of all levels.

The AMG Driving Academy offers three levels:

Basic Training ($1,595): A one day program designed to teach the fundamentals of performance driving dynamics and car control maneuvers using customized exercises that emphasize the power and handling capabilities of AMG vehicles. Drivers will also test their skills on the track at high speeds and during performance course competition.

  • PBIR - April 12-15
  • Lime Rock - May 8, 11-12 & 14
  • Texas - September 6-9
  • Laguna Seca - September 23-24 & Nov. 8-10
  • Auto Club Speedway - October 23-28

Advanced Training ($2,995): A two-day program that provides a deep level of technical driver training both on and off the track. The program picks up where Basic leaves off, offering more track driving to extract a driver's maximum potential in a performance driving setting.

  • PBIR - April 16-17
  • Lime Rock - May 9-10
  • Auto Club Speedway - October 29-30
  • Laguna Seca - Nov. 11-12

Pro Training ($3,695): The pinnacle of the AMG Driving Academy experience in the US. Comprised of three days of intensely focused instruction and technical skills reserved for the highest level of driving, Pro Training allows for maximum speed, challenges and thrills.

  • Lime Rock - May 15-17
  • Laguna Seca - September 25-27

Additional information and registration for the AMG Driving Academy is available at www.AMGacademy.com or by phone at 1-877-646-6762.

By Les Bidrawn
242 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Emory Motorsports builds the ultimate Outlaw: the 1964 Porsche 356 C4S, an AWD classic Porsche that features the running gear of a 1990 911 Carrera 4.
Rory JurneckaFeb 22, 2019
Two images that purport to show the all-new 992-generation 911 Turbo have shown up on the internet, and they seem to be the real deal
Ed TahaneyFeb 21, 2019
Aston Martin isn't expected to deliver its third hypercar until late 2021, but it's already teasing the mid-engine coupe codenamed Project 003
Kelly PleskotFeb 20, 2019
Carbon Signal Automotive (CS) might not be a familiar name to most, but it's quickly mastered what neither the best in California or Japan can do yet, which is what's helped put its name onto the map.
Jonathan WongFeb 20, 2019
Speedworks Motorsport opts for the new Toyota Corolla hatchback to take racing in the 2019 British Touring Car Championship
Bob HernandezFeb 20, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP