Lamborghini has released the 2016 schedule for its advanced driving courses, exclusively visiting tracks on four continents.
It all gets under way in late February with the Winter Accademia on the ice at Livigno in the Italian Alps, and shortly thereafter crosses the Atlantic for a similar event in Aspen, Colorado.
The road show then abandons the ice and snow and crosses the Pacific to the circuit at Phillip Island, on the southern tip of Australia (the first time the Accademia course visits the island continent), before completing its ’round the world tour back in Italy at Imola.
It also follows the Blancpain Super Trofeo racing series through Nurburgring and Valencia in Europe, and North America with stops at Laguna Seca and Las Vegas. The racing series connection allows Lamborghini to showcase the newest offering, and the top rung of the Accademia track-experience ladder, is the Pilota Lamborghini course that prepares participants for competitive racing. It was first offered at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in November 2015.
The other module in the Lamborghini Squadra Corse program is Esperienza, which is meant to expose participants to the Lamborghini brand through factory and museum visits in the company’s hometown in Sant’Agata Bolognese, and track driving at various racetracks in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.
The Squadra Corse program starts with Esperienza, allowing participants to get closer to the culture of Lamborghini and its super sportscars, and then step up to the Lamborghini Accademia that allows them to drive on tracks and on ice. Whether it’s Track Accademia or Winter Accademia, drivers will gain performance driving experience either in intensive or advanced behind-the-wheel instruction.
Held in multiple training sessions, the course puts a maximum of 44 drivers (24 in the Intensivo stream and 20 in Avanzato) through exercises in acceleration, braking, oversteering and slalom runs, with small groups allowing one-on-one training from experienced instructors (from the ranks of the Young Drivers and GT3 Junior Program).
The top step in the Accademia course is Pilota Lamborghini, which is designed specifically for those who want to step up to competition driving. The course simulates actual racing through a series of tests that mimics an actual race weekend.
The company is expecting over 2,000 participants to stream through the program in 2016, with instruction in the Aventador LP 700-4, and Huracán Coupés and Spyders.
Depending on the type of instruction and location, courses are priced between $6,000 and $20,000, with non-participants allowed to attend at reduced prices. Further details, dates and registration is available at squadracorse.lamborghini.com.