It's fantastic enough to get to drive a Lamborghini - any Lamborghini. Be it a Gallardo, Murcielago, Diablo, Countach, whatever... you won't have to ask us twice if we want to get behind the wheel. Gotham Dream Cars, an exotic car rental company based in New York, is making driving some of Italy's finest supercars even more enticing. They have announced the Legends Dream Car Tour, in which a handful of of people willing to part with $1495.00 get to pilot five different Lamborghinis during a half-day of driving. But wait, there's more! As a bonus, each participant will also get to experience riding shotgun with Valentino Balboni, Lamborghini's legendary test driver. The tour is only scheduled for two days in June, so those who are interested better sign up before the slots are filled. More details in the press release after the jump, where we've also stuck the classic Top Gear clip of Valentino taking Clarkson for a spin in the Diablo VT.
[Source: Gotham Dream Cars, photo courtesy Daniel Coyle Photography]
MANHATTAN, New York – Gotham Dream Cars (GDC), New York and Miami's premier "ultra-exotic" car rental company and membership car club, will hold their first-ever Legends Dream Car Tour™ on June 9 and 10, 2009. This intimate event will give car lovers and Lamborghini enthusiasts the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive the latest Lamborghinis alongside famed Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni on more than 150 miles of scenic, open roads in the New York area.
"The Dream Car Tour allows people to escape for a day while driving the cars of their dreams, whether they're Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, or Aston Martins," said Noah Lehmann-Haupt, Founder/CEO of Gotham Dream Cars. "We created the Legends Dream Car Tour to offer enthusiasts the chance to blow off some steam and at the same time have an up-close and personal experience with automotive legends. We are excited to announce Valentino Balboni will be our inaugural Grand Marshal, and are pleased to invite enthusiasts to meet, drive with, and commemorate Lamborghini's most legendary driver in an adrenaline packed, four hour drive."
The Legends Dream Car Tour will consist of a morning session (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.) and afternoon session (2 p.m. - 7 p.m.) on both June 9 and 10. The Tour will allow participants the chance to spend time with Balboni and pilot several of the newest Lamborghini models including the successor to the best-selling Lamborghini of all time, the Gallardo LP 560-4, along with the Gallardo Spyder, the Murciélago and the ultra-powerful Murciélago LP 640.
Each tour will include breakfast or lunch (depending on which session participants select) at GDC's clubhouse in Northern New Jersey, a full vehicle overview and safety presentation, and a meet and greet with Balboni. The Tour will then put participants behind the wheel of each of the five cars, including time riding shotgun to Balboni as he leads the tour as the Grand Marshal. Seats for the tour must be reserved in advance, and can be purchased for $1495 per driver. Non-driving passengers can attend free of charge. There will be four tours offered for a total of two days, with space limited to a total of only 40 spots. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.gothamdreamcars.com or call 877.2.GOTHAM.
Gotham Dream Cars is the leading source for "ultra-exotic" vehicle rentals and driving experiences in New York, the Northeast, Miami and South Florida. With the country's largest dedicated and company-owned fleet of exotic cars, GDC's 20 plus vehicles are valued at well over $4 million and are available to its clients by the day, weekend, week or more. The company offers traditional rentals, group driving events (The Dream Car Tour™), and an exclusive fractional-style membership club (DreamShare™) that gives car lovers the joy of exotic car ownership without the hassles of maintaining, insuring, or purchasing the often finicky and always expensive high-end vehicles. Please contact Gotham Dream Cars at 877.2.GOTHAM and visit its website at www.gothamdreamcars.com for more information on what sets it apart from the ordinary.