by Celestia Ward
Is getting behind the wheel of a shiny new Lamborghini on your bucket list? Everyone loves a gleaming, fast muscle car—but how many actually get to push their limits in one? Visitors seeking a unique and memorable Las Vegas experience are able to taste life in the fast lane at SpeedVegas, a $30 million private racing complex just ten minutes south of the Strip. Why rent a performance vehicle only to waste its potential on the stop-and-go crawl of the congested Las Vegas Strip? Here you can choose a Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari or other exotic car from the pit area and open up the throttle free from the confines of speed limits and traffic. Even those with a fear of manual transmissions need not worry, as each car comes equipped with new “E-Gear technology,” which allows a computer to take over the gear selection for those preferring automatic.
All experiences include insurance and range from a full day sampling five different dream vehicles over 50 white-knuckle laps to simply choosing a vehicle and paying by the lap. In the ride-along drifting experience, riders don their helmets and strap into a muscle car with a professional driver in what’s billed as Las Vegas’ fastest thrill ride. You and your fearless driver will drift sideways through all 12 turns of the SpeedVegas racetrack as you make your way around two laps of pure adrenaline.
Though it’s only a short shuttle or limo ride from major resorts, the complex seems a world away, perfect for creating an event atmosphere. SpeedVegas boasts more than 20,000 square feet of hospitality space as well as indoor and outdoor viewing terraces and a first-floor “Party Pit.” Private meeting rooms can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, and management services such as WiFi, projector and table rental, and a wide variety of catering options are available. A team of four seasoned hospitality professionals are on hand to help shape a company event or executive getaway to suit your needs. The M Hotel & Casino, sitting at the southernmost edge of Las Vegas Boulevard, is only two miles away, offering luxury rooms and more than a dozen fine dining, casual dining and bar options. SpeedVegas prides itself on adding horsepower to teambuilding retreats, executive adventures and bachelor parties.
Check out the flood of tweets and social media posts tagged with #SpeedVegas to see the latest round of racers gushing about their life-changing adventure at 130 mph!
This story originally appeared in the September/October issue of Exhibit City News, p. 78. For more pictures and original layout, visit http://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/ecnflipbook_septemberoctober_2018_o?e=16962537/64174552