Pushing the pedal to the metal in a spanking new Mercedes-AMG E63 S down Mount Panorama’s Conrod Straight with the speedo counter nudging 250km/h might seem like a silly thing to do on a Monday morning, but to any car enthusiast worth their salt, it’s quite literally the Holy Grail. After all, for all but a handful of occasions each year, this hallowed stretch of tarmac is a public road heavily signposted with a 60km/h speed limit. Even at that speed, and on your very first lap, you can’t quite grasp just how steep a climb it is up the Mountain, or how perilously narrow The Dipper is until you’ve actually pedalled around it. Truth is, most of the premium performance carmakers offer their cashed-up customers a few well-organised track day events throughout the year at any number of circuits around the country, be it the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Sydney Motorsport Park, and even Bathurst if you happen to be an AMG owner. Generally, it’s a full-day commitment and can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to more than a few thousand, depending on the level of instruction, types of cars provided, and the track location itself…. Read full this story
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