Entering its sixth season this year, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Driving Academy is ready to accept participants for the 2012/2013 program in Europe.
There are various available packages with all sorts of events ranging from the pleasure-oriented ‘Emotion’ trips to special winter training courses in Sweden’s Lapland region and even tours to race circuits such as the Nürburgring Nordschleife and the Hockenheim ring.
The driving program covers five levels: Emotion, Basic, Advanced, Pro and Masters. It starts with the lifestyle-orientated ‘Emotion’ and advances to intensive race circuit training with the Masters level.
The vehicles that participants can drive this year include the SLS AMG, the SLK 55 AMG and the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series, while there is also a thoroughbred racing car on hand for those that make it to the Master’s level, in the form of the SLS AMG GT3. The team of instructors includes prominent racing drivers such as Bernd Schneider, Karl Wendlinger and Susie Wolff.
Mercedes says that a major difference to last year’s AMG Driving Academy is the reduced size of groups for selected events, while the brand now also offers individual taxi trips with the SLS AMG GT3 that can now be booked at a price of €350 (US$457).
If you’re interested, you can find more detailed information on the dates and the program at www.mercedes-amg.com/driving-academy or by calling the AMG Driving Academy hotline on +49 7144 302-575.