Car Lovers Pay $5K for a Spin

140-mph ride is too much for one: 'I tossed my cookies,' he said
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2008 5:50 PM CDT
Car Lovers Pay $5K for a Spin
The Supercar Life fleet includes Porsches, Ferrari F430s, Lamborghini Gallardos, Mercedes CLK AMG63 Blacks and Aston Martin DB9s.   (Supercar Life)

Car nuts are flying to Los Angeles and coughing up nearly $5,000 to drive a Porsche 997 Turbo. Why the numbing bill? Because Supercar Life, a fantasy camp, lets motorists spend all day driving a host of pricey cars at outrageous speeds. For many, the 140-mph thrill ride is too much. “I tossed my cookies,” one driver said. “But what an amazing car.”

Recent advances make the rides possible, Supercar Life says. High-performance transmissions can now be fitted with stability controls to make high speeds safer; they also run without stick shifts, reducing the risk of a spinout. “This simply wouldn't have been possible, technologically, just a few years ago,” a Supercar Life founder said. (More Porsche stories.)

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