Contributed in collaboration with Michele Madole
Exotics Racing delivers an incredible thrill-inducing experience to those adrenaline junkies with a passion for all things supercars. Set amongst the Las Vegas background, the luxury track offers the opportunity to drive superbly exotic cars including Lamborghini Aventadors and Ferraris on a privately owned course designed by 5 time French Champion Romain Thievin and his elite team. While Romain is a legend on the racetrack, he is also a professional stunt driver who has appeared in more than 150 films, most notably, in Ronin (as Robert De Niro’s double) and in Bourne Identity (Matt Damon’s double).
Thievin is such a legendary driver, he even won a prestigious award for his Bourne Identity stunt driving - a Taurus World Stunt Award in 2003. Romain and his business partner, fellow racer David Perisset currently live the good life in dynamic Las Vegas and the duo opened Exotics Racing in 2009.
To date, the company boasts the world’s largest fleet of exotic cars, and the course is entirely customizable, as the driver can choose how many laps he wants to drive and what sort of course.
The company says this about the experience, "Exotics Racing makes the dream of driving an exotic supercar on a real racetrack a reality. With the world’s largest fleet of the most desirable exotic cars available to drive on a private track, fantasies are fulfilled. Exotics owns an unmatched inventory of over 30 exotic cars, including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Corvettes, as well as a McLaren MP4-12C, an Audi R8, a Mercedes SLS, a Nissan GT-R and an Aston Martin V8 Vantage S. Guests visit the track from around the world to drive today’s most exciting supercars with professional racing instruction on a real 1.4 mile race track providing endless thrills with 11 turns and an 1,800 foot straight-away. The experience integrates classroom education, familiarization laps and real-time right seat instruction into one comprehensive, safe and exciting driving experience. Since its opening in November 2009, Exotics Racing has hosted over 60,000 satisfied customers.
Exotics Racing’s private track and adjacent reception facility is located approximately twenty minutes from the Las Vegas Strip in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway complex. The track was designed by award-winning French stunt driver and racecar driver Romain Thievin and his team. Known for his work as Matt Damon’s stunt double in The Bourne Identity, for which he won a Taurus World Stunt Award, Thievin launched Exotics Racing in Las Vegas in 2009. Thievin has worked on more than 150 movies and is a five-time racing champion, as well as the co-host of television show “Fast Club”, which airs in France and Belgium. Thievin co-owns Exotics Racing with David Perisset, a former Lehman Brothers’ investment banker.
The track is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, and is available for group and private events, including a Stunt Driving Experience in specially-equipped Mini Coopers. Corporate events are also available for groups of 15 - 400 guests per day.