AMG Driving Academy, 2010-2011 Edition

German manufacturer Mercedes Benz announced yesterday the start of the 2010-2011 edition of the now three year old AMG Driving Academy, a program consisting of five courses and meant to bring drivers to the edge by allowing to experience the true nature of an AMG car.

As usual, the new program will comprise five separate courses, Emotion, Basic, Advanced, Pro and Masters. The courses take place of famous race tracks, including the Nurburgring and Spa-Francorchamps in Europe and Laguna Seca and Road Atlanta in the US.

The Emotion course, to be attended by 32 participants, will take the drivers and AMG-supplied cars on several public routes, will see them tour the AMG plant in Affalterbach and be part of a DTM racing weekend or the Bregenz Festival. For this program, the prices start from EUR290 ($370).

The Basic course is aimed at “ensuring safe and confident reactions behind the wheel.“ It features training session hosted by instructors. The driving lessons will take place on the Hockenheimring, the Nurburgring Grand Prix at the LuK Driving Center in Baden-Baden. Only ten lucky people will be accepted, but only after they pay EUR990 or more ($1,260).

The third program, Advanced, is intended to help bring to the surface the racing driver in all of us, by developing driving skills and sporty driving. The courses will take place training courses take place at race circuits like Spa-Francorchamps, Imola, Hockenheimring, Le Castellet and Brno. The price is EUR2,590 ($3,296) and only five groups of eight people will get to take this course.

The Pro course, requires the completion of the Advanced one and will focus on allowing the drivers to experience the track behind the wheel on an AMG car on their own. Eight groups of eight people will be brought to Nurburgring or in Le Castellet. The price for this course is EUR2,240 ($3,105).

The last of the courses, the Masters Sports Trophy, costs EUR3,890 ($4,950) and takes place at Le Castellet, and Brno and in Arjeplog (2011). Each of the participants will bring their own AGM cars.
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