A friend and I went to Buffalo on July 27th for the supercar autocross event. We arrived at 9:30am for check-in and the cars were ready to go, and gorgeous. Like many others said, the paperwork was terrifying, spelling out all the costs of damage, but the legalese is mainly there to scare off the psychotics (although if you're an idiot and ignore the sherpas, and then damage the cars, you'll no doubt be selling your organs to pay, waivers or not).
Check-in was a breeze, the instructors were great guys who made it very fun and did a great job passing on advice, and out speeds increased and handling improved with every lap. They were very down to earth and helped make the event even more memorable.
And the cars. Holy crap. I've owned, driven, and been in a lot of fast cars, but the Ferrari Modena and Lamborghini Gallardo we drove (3 laps in each) were in another league. No detuned engines here. The Ferrari was very lively, lots of dive and roll, but held on really well, although we didn't push it as hard as the Lambo due to the higher potential of spinning out and causing damage in a rear-drive car. It was very fast with a lightning-quick throttle response, and did show great ability.
The Gallardo was a monster. I've never driven anything that could carry so much speed through the corners. It drives like a video game - no matter how hard you throw it into a turn, even flat-out, it never put a wheel wrong. It feels like it's welded to the earth - fierce acceleration, brakes that feel like if they were any stronger, you'd blow the airbags in a full stop, and grip for days. And with such an incredible chassis setup and its AWD, your blue-haired grandmother could turn a respectable lap in it. Hell, the sounds of the cars alone were worth the price of admission.
I would, and will, eagerly return for another event next summer. No, it isn't cheap, but these aren't Mustangs or Lancer Evos. You don't see them often, and it's an experience that is completely worth the cost. Where else are you going to be given the keys to cars like these, and then ordered (with instruction on how) to drive them as they're meant to be driven?
Do yourself a favor - hand over the money and do the event. You will not regret it. And get a six-lap package in at least two of the cars. If you're gonna do it, do it for real. I would've left somewhat disappointed had I only done three laps in one of these cars. Buying laps in two is definitely worth it.
The whole thing went off without a hitch - neither of us could be any happier short of them letting us take the cars home. Our instructor, Drew, was great, and if he's there next year I'll request him again.
Side note - MSport 540i now for sale. It doesn't do anything for me anymore. This has ruined me to it, and I'm ok with that:)
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