With the help of a professional racecar driver.
Modern cars are becoming incredibly fast - so much so that many require a race track to reach their full potential. Lexus has even named its latest special edition car the 'Track Edition,' proof the brand is committed to building more performance-oriented vehicles. Although the company's cars are becoming faster and more fun to drive, Lexus' clientele may not be prepared for such a transition without a little help.
That is why Lexus has announced dates for the fourth year of its Performance Driving School. Like the program recently introduced by Aston Martin, the Lexus Performance Driving School is "designed to elevate each student’s driving skills with personalized coaching across a variety of driving conditions."
The program has a new home at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in California and will be available on the following days in 2019: May 24, 25, and 26; August 2, 3, 4; and November 16, 17, and 18.
Participants will have the opportunity to drive one of three Lexus performance vehicles including the GS F sedan, RC F coupe, and LC 500 coupe. Behind the wheel, students of the program will improve their vision, braking, cornering, and throttle techniques under the tutelage of Lexus Brand Ambassador and professional racecar driver, Scott Pruett. This is a unique opportunity to learn car control from a professional driver in a safe environment.
The Performance Driving School events include a welcome presentation, braking and cornering lessons, an autocross, a skidpad session, tech talk with Pruett, a lead-follow session, and hot laps. Pricing for the school is listed at $995 and lasts from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with breakfast served from 7:00 to 8:00. Lexus says the program is designed "to get as much time in the vehicle as possible" but guests can extend their stay at a partner hotel if they would also like to relax and turn the driving school into a vacation.